Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (Nov. 20-26)

Full music calendar for the week ahead

click to enlarge New York Jazz guitarist Ben Monder plays Music Resource Center Cincinnati on Thursday, Nov. 21, as part of Xavier's Jazz series - Photo: John Rogers
Photo: John Rogers
New York Jazz guitarist Ben Monder plays Music Resource Center Cincinnati on Thursday, Nov. 21, as part of Xavier's Jazz series

WEDNESDAY 20

BLIND LEMON - Thom Stephenson. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Blue Wisp Big Band. 8 p.m. Big Band Jazz. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Marc Wolfley Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

THE LISTING LOON - Ricky Nye. 8 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

*LUDLOW GARAGE - Corey Smith. 8:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter. $20-$30.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Losing Lucky. 8 p.m. Roots. Free.

MOTR PUB - Shana Falana with Grun Wasser and Fairmount Girls. 9 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

REVEL OTR URBAN WINERY - "The High Note." 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - The Almost Infinite. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

*STANLEY’S PUB - Reggae Night with Fyakey. 9 p.m. Reggae. Cover.

VINKOLET WINERY AND RESTAURANT - Bluegrass Wednesdays with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

THURSDAY 21

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Philip Paul Trio. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Billy Otten. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - University of Dayton Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Jazz.

COMMON ROOTS - Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various. Free.

DELHI PUB - Rockne’s Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Dan Dorff Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Mitch Greve. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

*LUDLOW GARAGE - Birds of Chicago. 8:30 p.m. Americana. $20-$35.

*THE MAD FROG - Angelic Root with BRWN BEAR, Organtica and OKKtopus. 9 p.m. EDM. $5.

*MOTR PUB - Lo, The Loyal Conscripts, Sungaze and Quorian. 10 p.m. Alt/Rock. Free.

*MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER CINCINNATI - Xavier Jazz Series with Ben Monder. 8 p.m. Jazz guitar. $25.

*THE REDMOOR – Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra presents Saving Our Love for Them: Nancy Wilson and Doris Day, featuring Mandy Gaines. 7 p.m. Jazz. $20.

*SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Society Jazz Orchestra. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Transplant Productions Presents Sanguisugabogg, Scorched, Valdrin and Hate Icon. 9 p.m. Metal. $5, $10 day of show.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - William Elliott Whitmore with Samantha Crain. 8 p.m. Americana. $15, $18 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - The Qtet. 9 p.m. Rock/Jazz/Fusion/Funk. Free.

*TAFT THEATRE - The HU with Crown Lands. 8 p.m. Rock/World. Sold out.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Grassroots Ramble. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. $10 (food/drink minimum).

WOODWARD THEATER - Rock The Foundation with The Drysdales and more. 6:30 p.m. Various. $10.

FRIDAY 22

*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Moonshine Drive. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Donna Frost. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Bullet Boys. 7 p.m. Rock. $15-$20.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

*CAMP SPRINGS TAVERN - Adam Lee. 8:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter. Free.

*THE COMET - Fritz Pape. 10 p.m. Guitar/Loops/Experimental/Various. Free.

THE CROW'S NEST - Fate & Melanie. 10 p.m. Americana. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Brad Myers Trio with Many Gaines. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Sly Band. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Pop/Dance/Various. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Danny Frazier. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Bad Habit. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

LUDLOW GARAGE - Spyro Gyra. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $35-$70.

*MADISON LIVE - The Main Squeeze. 9 p.m. Funk. $12, $15 day of show.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Blue Ravens. 8 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MOTR PUB - Kid ESP with Sun Delay and Blue Chairs. 10 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Brother Hawk with Sarah Tolley, John Hays and Old Pictures/New Pictures. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $10, $12 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Russell Up Some Grub String Band. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Road Trip. 9:30 p.m. Classic Rock. Cover.

*RIVERFRONT LIVE - Shallow Side with New World Natives, DownOne, Secret Circle Society, Trials By Faith and Grieving Otis. 8 p.m. Rock. $10.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Carlos Vargas-Ortiz Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SILVERTON CAFÉ - Basic Truth. 9 p.m. Funk/Soul/R&B. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - The Hill Country Devil. 9:30 p.m. Folk. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Houndmouth. 8 p.m. AltPop. $25, $27 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Moselle with Zoofunkyou. 9 p.m. Funk. Cover.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Glassworld and Kyla Mainous. 8 p.m. Rock. Free.

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Crosstown. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Blues/R&B. Free.

SATURDAY 23

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Fickle Hellcat. 8 p.m. Alt/Rock/Various. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Jake Walz. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*BOGART'S - Ski Mask The Slump God with Pouya, DJ Scheme and Danny Towers. 8 p.m. Hip Hop. $38.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - Kim Pensyl Group. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*THE COMET - Closet Mix, The Safes and Van Echo. 9 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Jim Connerley-Gary Gorrell Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Brass Tracks. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Various. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - The Avenues. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Bad Habit. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

MADISON THEATER - Billy Strings. 7 p.m. Bluegrass/Roots. Sold out.

*MANSION HILL TAVERN - Stacy Mitchhart Band. 8:30 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY'S HOPS & VINES - Encore Duo. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock. Free.

*MOTR PUB - The Cordial Sins, Blossom Hall and Quotah. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

MVP BAR & GRILLE - Third Annual Helping Heroes Concert featuring Mickey Lamantia and Dallas Moore. 8 p.m. Country. $20-$50.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Daikaiju with Ball of Light, Time Tombs, Pickwick Commons, Apnea and more. 8 p.m. Surf/Rock/Various. $10, $12 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Tough Old Bird. 7:30 p.m. Folk. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - 3-Day Rule. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Mandy Gaines Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Houndmouth. 8 p.m. AltPop. $25, $27 day of show.

*STANLEY’S PUB - The Last Troubadour, The Fine Line and Extansion. 10 p.m. Rock/Jam. Cover.

THE SYMPHONY HOTEL - Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams. 8 p.m. Blues/Jazz. Free.

*TAFT THEATRE - Straight No Chaser. 4 and 8 p.m. Vocal/Pop. $39.50-$79.50.

*THOMPSON HOUSE - Dr. Fresch. 9 p.m. DJ/Hip Hop/Dance. $22.50.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Vermont, Arlen Gun Club, Jetpack Dracula and Cliffdiver. 8 p.m. Rock.

WESTSIDE VENUE - Warhammer with Filthy. 8 p.m. Rock. Cover.

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Ben Levin Trio. 7:30 p.m. Blues. Free.

SUNDAY 24

BLIND LEMON - Jeff Henry. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Mike Darrah. 10:30 a.m. Jazz. Free.

LATITUDES BAR & BISTRO - BlueBirds. 8 p.m. Rock/R&B. Free.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Golden Goldner & The Roots of Rhythm Band with Michael Barrett & Paul Gibby. 6 p.m. Jazz/Various.

WESTSIDE VENUE - Blues Jam with Jimmy D. Rodgers and Lil Al Thomas. 7 p.m. Blues. Free.

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Ricky Nye. 5 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

MONDAY 25

BLIND LEMON - Ben Armstrong. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Nick Fryer Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

MCCAULY'S PUB - Open Jam with Sonny Moorman. 7 p.m. Blues/Various. Free.

TUESDAY 26

BLIND LEMON - Nick Tuttle. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

BOGART'S - Jackyl. 8 p.m. Rock. Cover.

BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - The Twirlers. 7 p.m. R&B/Classic Pop/Standards. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Tough Friend. 7:30 p.m. Jazz.

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - Music [email protected] with The Bromwell Diehl Band. 12:10 p.m. Pop/Rock/Various. Free.

THE COMET - Perez, Leo Pastel and Nari. 10 p.m. Electronic/Pop/R&B/Various. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Pat Kelly Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*STANLEY’S PUB - RumpRyder featuring members of Rumpke Mountain Boys and Hyryder. 9 p.m. Jamgrass. $10.

*WOODWARD THEATER - Cloud Nothings. 8 p.m. Indie Pop. $15, $18 day of show.


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