Run and organized by the folks at local Powerhouse
Factories graphic design studio, MPMF’s Poster Expo 2012 was a necessary outlet for all of the rock poster
artists involved in the music festival’s promotion machine.
For the first time ever, in the historic Over-the-Rhine
district, Indie rockers and indie filmmakers are coming together for one
festival. The School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central
Parkway) will be the home of the MidPoint Film Festival (MPFF), which is
the official film component of the MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF).
One of Rock & Roll’s prime directives is
to raise the shock tolerance of the general population. Remember Elvis
Presley’s hip ban on The Ed Sullivan Show? Jim Morrison showing the Lizard Prince to a Miami audience? GWAR makes all of them combined seem like a kindergarten macaroni art project.
If we were to define Punk Rock acts in terms of food, Bad
Religion would be a complex salad, Black Flag a slab of lean steak,
Ramones a rich all-toppings-in sundae and The
Casualties a box of Twinkies with a side of barbecue-flavored Ruffles
When Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel began playing San
Francisco street corners and house parties a decade ago under the banner
of Two Gallants they were just 21 years old, but by then,
the Folk rockers were childhood friends that had already been playing
together for nearly 10 years.
Cincy Hip Hop invades Corryville as J-Skillz, Da 3rd Element and Junya Be celebrate new releases at The Mad Frog Saturday, while Indie Chamber Folk quartet The Happy Maladies drop new EP, New Again, with a release show at Rohs Street Cafe.
Freddie Mercury of Queen is "honored" with creation of Freddie Mercury Angry Bird character (for a great cause, at least), the Oscars make sure there won't only be two "Best Song" nominees anymore and a New Hampshire woman's love for "Highway to Hell" gets her arrested three times in just over 24 hours.
This year has already been a huge one for Halestorm. In
February, the song “Here’s to Us” was performed on Glee and the band’s
sophomore album, The Strange Case of... was released in April, hitting Billboard’s Top 20 in its first week.
Once upon a time in a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
Emily Haines and James Shaw made New Wave music together. They performed
around New York City calling themselves Metric and trying to scrape up
enough money to pay rent and buy food.
In musical parlance, "organic"
describes a process free from self-conscious overthinking and
blueprinted deliberation, resulting in a pure, unplanned outcome. That is exactly how Ampline/thistle
guitarist Mike Montgomery and Breeders
guitarist/vocalist Kelley Deal formed their powerful
acoustic-based duo R. Ring.