Recommended Greater Cincinnati Concerts for the Week of Dec. 5-11

This week's live music options include The Struts, Vic Mensa, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, City Girls, Sleep, Migos and much more

click to enlarge The Struts play Wednesday at Bogart's - Photo: Anna Lee
Photo: Anna Lee
The Struts play Wednesday at Bogart's

WEDNESDAY 05

BOGART’S–The Struts with The Blue Stones. 7 p.m. Rock. $22.

MADISON LIVE–The Japanese House with Fake Laugh. 8 p.m. Indie Pop. $16, $18 day of show.

MEMORIAL HALL–Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Nick Brown. 9 p.m. Acoustic/Alt/Pop/Rock. $28-$40

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY)–Good Old War with Beta Radio and Allman Brown. 7 p.m. Indie Folk. $17, $20 day of show.

THURSDAY 06

MADISON THEATER–B105 Toys for Tots Show with Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell and The Kenny Welch Band. 7:30 p.m. Country. $20, $25 day of show.

MOTR PUB–Van Echo with Static Falls. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY)–Richard Thompson Electric Trio with Joan Shelley. 8 p.m. Rock. $46-$125.

URBAN ARTIFACT–Beloved Youth, Colly and Saint Sterling. 9 p.m. AltRock. Free.

FRIDAY 07

THE AVENUE EVENT CENTER–City Girls. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. $40-$60.

BOGART’S–The Crystal Method. 8 p.m. Electronic/Alt/Dance. $18.

MADISON LIVE–Manic Focus with Michal Menert. 9 p.m. Electronic/Dance/Various. $12, $15 day of show.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB–The Last Troubadour, North by North and Room for Zero. 9 p.m. AltRock. Free.

URBAN ARTIFACT–Mara Moon (EP release) with Molly Sullivan and The Whiskey Shambles. 9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter/Various. Free.

SATURDAY 08

BB&T ARENA–Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina. 7:15 p.m. Country. $38-$63.

THE FITTON CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS–Nancy James and the River City Band. 7:30 p.m. Christmas. $35.

LIBERTY EXHIBITION HALL–The Bad Plus. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $25.

THE MAD FROG–Space Camp IV with Vice Versa, Mike Dow, Raiden Labs and more. 9 p.m. $7.

MADISON LIVE–Common Center (EP release) with Us, Today and Michael G. Ronstadt. 8 p.m. Alternative/Various. $10, $12 day of show.

MOTR PUB–Heavy Hinges with JIMS. 10 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN–Lost Coast, EG Vines and Resonator. 10 p.m. Roots/Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB–Settle Your Scores and Nominee with Knavery, The World I Knew, and Pilot Around The Stars. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Pop/Punk. $10, $12 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE–Ida Clare. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY)–Eleventh-Annual BJ’s Band Jam: A Winter Onesie-Land featuring 500 Miles to Memphis, Pheve, The Shirt & The Stiffs and Dirty Mike & the Six SPeeds. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. $10, $15 day of show.

TOP CATS–Taylor Shannon with Tommy Grit and The Pricks and Hellrocket. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. Cover.

URBAN ARTIFACT–WelcomeFest with Flor de Toloache, Baoku, FoxyBear and Kaitlyn Peace & the Electric Generals. 8 p.m. Latin/World/Rock/Pop/Various. $15, $20 day of show.

U.S. BANK ARENA–Jingle Jam 2018 featuring Migos with Tee Grizzley, BlocBoy JB, La4ss and Dash Gwopovelli. 7 p.m. Hip Hop. $59-$204.

SUNDAY 09

CAFFÈ VIVACE–Philippe Lejeune, Ricky Nye and Paul Ellis. 2:30 p.m. Boogie Woogie.

MOTR PUB–Palamara with Freedom Nicole Moore. 8 p.m. Acoustic/Indie/Various. Free.

MONDAY 10

TAFT THEATRE–Sleep with Weather Warlock. 8 p.m. Heavy/Progressive/Rock. $33-$40.

TUESDAY 11

MARTY’S HOPS & VINES–Soucek, Flynn and Reisenberg Jazz Trio. 7 p.m. Christmas Jazz. Free.

TOP CATS–Vic Mensa. 7 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

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