Nice post-Thanksgiving concert news to report this morning from Ryan Adams. Ryan took to Facebook this morning to announce some tour dates that take place early in 2012 and they are quite Midwest heavy. Among the dates is a show at the Taft Theatre on January 28th.
Fans of vinyl records probably are already very familiar with Record Store Day, which happens once a year and is like Christmas for collectors. But some might not be as familiar with Record Store Day’s cousin, Black Friday. It’s not only an opportunity to get out and buy some vinyl exclusives but also to support local businesses while so many others are swarming the malls and other big box retailers at the same time.
Great news as we head into a season of cold from the warm front that is Austin, Texas. Cincinnati ex-pats Heartless Bastards have been hard at work on a new album for some time now, and they are finally ready to unveil the details.
The now four-piece Bastards got together …
Ready to feel old? Shonen Knife are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary as a band this year. Boom. Do you see what just happened? A band that your dad would shake his head at with bewilderment and call “weirdo young kid punk” if he heard one chorus of it is thirty.
The War on Drugs are from Philadelphia and make dreamy psychedelic Americana. Current indie sensation Kurt Vile was a member for a time. But more importantly, they’ve just released an awesome album (possibly one of the best of 2011), Slave Ambient, and are touring behind it.
In case you missed the announcement, Ohio’s own The Black Keys are preparing another new release El Camino on December 6th. Not only is it great to get new material from Akron’s finest, but to get it during a dead period for new releases is even better. Today, the boys unleashed the first single for the upcoming album, “Lonely Boy” in video form and you can watch and listen below.
A couple months ago, we helped let the cat outta the bag in regards to Sebadoh coming to Cincinnati. Let’s just say the response from Sebadoh fans was huge. You guys were really excited to hear the news of the legendary band coming to town so I have a feeling this news will be equally, or maybe more exciting.
This Saturday, one of the best psychedelic rock bands in recent memory are in the Cincinnati area and we want you to go, for free. On Saturday night, Austin’s The Black Angels return to the area for a show at the Southgate House in Newport.
Once again, it’s time to vote for the best music in Cincinnati. This year, the nominees are great, as usual, and I have to say, I’m really conflicted about the vote more than I usually am. For me, the toughest choices will be for Alt/ Indie, Folk and Best New Artist, so many deserving choices. City Beat listed all the nominees and we have them listed for you below as well. Voting is open now and the CEA’s will be handed out on November 20th at the Madison Theatre in Covington.
Have you fully recovered from Midpoint yet? Good. Dust off your ear plugs again because Clifton Heights Music Festival is back for round five. The festival returns with another solid lineup over two days across six venues in the Clifton Heights area – Rohs Street Cafe, Baba Budan’s, Mac’s Pizza Pub, Christy’s Biergarten, Murphy’s Pub and Roxx Electrocafe.