Wow, things have sure been busy the past couple weeks for me, but it has made the time leading up to Midpoint just fly by. This weekend right here in Cincinnati Ohio tons of great bands will be taking stages across the tri-state as a part of the Midpoint Music Festival. Midpoint has always been something great for Cincinnati, but this year, the whole she-bang is nothing short than what you know of MPMF, but on steroids.
Seriously, not only are the headliners gonna draw people out that might not care otherwise, but the quality of the so-called “undercard” is excellent. Here are my recommended picks for the first night of the festival, Thursday. Plan accordingly…..
Seabird – 6pm Kickoff Party on Fountain Square
The Chocolate Horse – Thursday 9pm @ WOXY.com stage – Aronoff Theatre
Daniel Martin Moore – Thursday 10pm @ WOXY.com stage – Aronoff Theatre
*Moore’s album is out October 7th, and this set is a must see preview of what to expect. More here.
Peter Adams – Thursday 9pm @ Blue Wisp Jazz Club
*Adams sophomore album, I Woke With Planets In My Face, could very well be the best local release of 2008, with layers of precisly arranged strings and well thought out lyrics this should be a great set.
Coltrane Motion – Thursday 10pm @ Inner Peace Center Stage
The Turnbull ACs – Thursday 11pm @ Inner Peace Center Stage
Junior Revolution – Thursday 10pm @ Know Theatre Main Stage
Ruckus Roboticus – Thursday 12am @ Lodge Bar
*Should be a high energy DJ set from this Dayton, OH based mixer. More here.
The Read – Thursday 10pm @ Subway Bar & Lounge
*Upstart punk rockers are ready to break out here in Cincinnati.
Stick around for a preview of Day 2 here tomorrow!