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

Live music options this week include The Dollyrots, Kerchief, Lula Wiles, Bit Brigade, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Buckcherry, The Harlequins, FLOCKS, B2K, Vandalia, Kinky Friedman, Mojo Nixon and Automaton.

click to enlarge Folk trio Lula Wiles performs Sunday at the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, Kentucky. - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Folk trio Lula Wiles performs Sunday at the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, Kentucky.

WEDNESDAY 20

ARNOLD’S BAR AND GRILL - Todd Hepburn. 7 p.m. Piano/Various. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Tom Roll. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

* BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Buckcherry. 6 p.m. Rock. $28.

BOGART’S - Last In Line. 8 p.m. Metal. $20.

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

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Brad Myers Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Dallas Moore and Lucky Chucky. 10 p.m. Country. Free.

THE LISTING LOON - Ricky Nye. 8:30 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

THE MAD FROG - Hip Hop Open Mic. 9 p.m. Hip Hop

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

MARTY’S HOPS & VINES - Mike Biere and Rick Boyer. 7 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

* MEMORIAL HALL - Take 6. 8 p.m. Jazz/R&B/Pop/Gospel. $35-$48.

* MOTR PUB - Jerry Paper with Vireo. 10 p.m. Indie Pop. Free.

click to enlarge Pop Rock group The Dollyrots play Southgate House Revival Wednesday
Pop Rock group The Dollyrots play Southgate House Revival Wednesday
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Shiny Old Soul. 9 p.m. Roots/Jazz/Rock/Various. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Ky Myle with Harlan Strings, Ricky Sagraves and Andrew Jenson. 9 p.m. Roots/Various. Free.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - The Dollyrots with The Perfect Children. 8 p.m. Rock/Pop. $12, $15 day of show

STANLEY’S PUB - Freel. 9 p.m. Acoustic/Rock. Free.

* TORN LIGHT RECORDS - Elder Ones. 7:30 p.m. Experimental/Jazz/Various. $10.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Drop the Sun with VXCE and Hot Diggity Daffodil. 8 p.m. Rock/Alt/Various.

VINOKLET WINERY AND RESTAURANT - 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 - Mark Macomber. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Jordan Pollard Trio. 8 p.m. Jazz.

* THE COMET - Valley of the Sun with Casino Warrior. 10 p.m. Hard Rock. Free.

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

THE GREENWICH - Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $5.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Brian Cashwell Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Kenny Cowden. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

THE MAD FROG - Breaks March: Lady Bandit, Todd Alan, Craig V, D Menace and more. 9 a.m. Electronic/Dance. Cover.

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT - Missy Werner Band. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

MOTR PUB - Sun Delay. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Karaoke Fantastic. 9 p.m. Various. Free.

* NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Swingin’ Utters with Lost In Society, Newport Secret Six and The Tillers. 9 p.m. Celtic/Punk/Ska/Folk/Various. $13, $15 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Open Mic. 7 p.m. Various. Free.

* THE REDMOOR - “When Cannonball Adderley Met Oliver Nelson” featuring Charlie Young and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. Jazz. $20.

* RIVERFRONT LIVE - Bonerama. 8:30 p.m. Brass/Funk/Led Zeppelin tribute. $15, $20 day of show.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Emily Grace Jordan. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Mean Mary with Frank James and twig&leaf. 8 p.m. Folk/Roots. $10, $12 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Rookwood, The Traveling Jam and Mace Hathaway. 10 p.m. Blues/Bluegrass/Jam. Cover.

* THOMPSON HOUSE - Subtronics with Blunts & Blondes. 9 p.m. Dance/Electronic. $25-$65.

* URBAN ARTIFACT - Dayo Gold with Eb&Flow, Joness and Devin Burgess. 9 p.m. Hip Hop

* WOODWARD THEATER - Big Business with Lung. 9 p.m. Rock. $12, $15 day of show.

FRIDAY 22

* ARNOLD’S BAR AND GRILL - Maria Carrelli Band. 8 p.m. Americana. Free.

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

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Greater Cincinnati Band Challenge with Absent Soul, Chaos Ritual, Held In Place, Patient Zero, Poundsalt, Reid Telando, Sick Serenity and The Johnson Brothers. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. $10.

BOGART’S - Whiskey Myers with Bones Owens. 8 p.m. Country/Rock. $38-$40.

BROMWELL’S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Mike Darrah Trio featuring Eric Lechliter. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

click to enlarge Chattanooga, Tennessee Rock band Kerchief plays a free show Friday at Northside’s The Comet. - Photo: Liesa Cole
Photo: Liesa Cole
Chattanooga, Tennessee Rock band Kerchief plays a free show Friday at Northside’s The Comet.
CAFFÈ VIVACE - John Fedchock Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

* THE COMET - Kerchief. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

COMMON ROOTS - Bill Robinson & Rockne Riddlebarger. 8 p.m. Roots/Various. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Kevin McCoy Band. 8 p.m. Country.

* GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER THEATRE - Avishai Cohen Quartet. 8 p.m. Jazz

* THE GREENWICH - Charlie Young and the Phil DeGreg Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Palm Court Serenaders. 9 p.m. Jazz/Swing. Free.

JAG’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - 3 Piece Revival. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. $5.

JIM AND JACK’S ON THE RIVER - Nick Netherton. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - 13:30. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

THE MAD FROG - Moselle. 9 p.m. Rock. $5.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Jeff Bonta & the Tuckers. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY’S HOPS & VINES - Just Two Howlers. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

MOTR PUB - The Cliftones. 10 p.m. Reggae. Free.

* NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Oso Bear, The Perfect Children and Kid ESP. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Joe Rollin Porter. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

THE REDMOOR - 2nd Wind. 9 p.m. R&B/Jazz. $20.

RICK’S TAVERN - Road Trip. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Ron Enyard Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

* SHAKE IT RECORDS - Frontier Folk Nebraska. 7 p.m. Rock. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Ross Cooper with Austin Stambaugh. 9:30 p.m. Country. Free.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Parker Millsap. 8:30 p.m. Americana. $18, $20 day of show.

* STANLEY’S PUB - The Last Troubadour, Upright Man and Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

* TAFT THEATRE - Iron & Wine. 8 p.m. Indie Folk. $32-$58.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Black Coffee. 9 p.m. Rock. Cover.

TIN ROOF CINCINNATI - Hudson Moore. 7 p.m. Country. $10.

* TOP CATS - Doctor Ocular with Strange Mechanics and Subterranean. 9 p.m. Rock/Jam/Various. $10.

* URBAN ARTIFACT - Big Atomic and Spherical Agenda. 9 p.m. Funk/Jazz. $5.

U.S. BANK ARENA - B2K with Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Bobby V, Ying Yang Twins and Chingy. 8 p.m. Pop/R&B/Hip Hop. $42.50-$162.50.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - On A Limb. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

SATURDAY 23

ARNOLD’S BAR AND GRILL - Chelsea Ford and the Trouble. 8 p.m. Bluegrass/Americana. Free.

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

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Greater Cincinnati Band Challenge with Ghost Train, Pipeline Central, Reign Over Me, Saints Among Us, Social Chemist, Tastefull, The Kiwis and Whiskey River. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. $10.

BOGART’S - Live Dead ’69. 7 p.m. Grateful Dead tribute. $15.

BROMWELL’S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Dixie Karas with The Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Limehouse Ramblers. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $10.

THE COMET - Sandy Ewen, Blake Conley, Pete Fosco, Fitz Pape, Rachel Thode Trio and more. 10 p.m. Experimental. Free.

COMMON ROOTS - Well Seasoned. 8 p.m. Rock/Roots/R&B

FITTON CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS - Original Farm League Big Band. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. $35.

* FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Johnny Fink & Dudley Taft. 8 p.m. Blues/Rock.

THE GREENWICH - Alter Egoz. 8:30 p.m. R&B. $10.

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

JAG’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. 9 p.m. ’70s Pop/Rock/Dance. $5.

JIM AND JACK’S ON THE RIVER - Derek Alan Band. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Under the Sun. 10 a.m. Alt/Rock. Cover.

LUDLOW GARAGE - ABBARAMA. 8:30 p.m. ABBA tribute. $20-$35.

* MADISON THEATER - Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band. 9 p.m. Rock/Jam/Various. $22, $25 day of show.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Fred Gillespie & the Swamp Bees. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY’S HOPS & VINES - Kirk and Joe Duo. 9 p.m. Classic Rock/Pop. Free.

* MOTR PUB - FLOCKS with Curio Key Club. 10 p.m. Electronic/Experimental. Free.

* NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Harlequins with Mahwah and Wavelette. 10 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Deals Gone Slack featuring Glen Pine (The Slackers) and Todd Hembrock (Deals Gone Bad). 9 p.m. Rock/Various. $8, $10 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - My Brother’s Keeper. 7:30 p.m. Americana. Free.

THE REDMOOR - Smoooth. 8 p.m. R&B/Pop. $15.

click to enlarge Ohio Rap legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play Bogart's this Sunday.
Ohio Rap legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play Bogart's this Sunday.
RICK’S TAVERN - Prizoner. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Ryan Jones Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

* SHAKE IT RECORDS - SofaBurn Records Showcase with Jeremy Pinnell, R. Ring and Daniel Martin Moore. 7 p.m. Country/Folk/Indie/Various. Free.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - ‘For {You’re} Courage’ (book release) with Nick Barrows, Jack Burton Overdrive, Breaking Glass and more. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - FliT, Mister Mason, The Greada Treaty and Jockey Onassis. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Punk/Various

STANLEY’S PUB - Calabash with Scott Jackson. 10 p.m. Rock/Jam. Cover.

* TOP CATS - Vandalia (EP release party) with Cousin Simple, Horse Divorce and Creamboy. 8 p.m. Rock/Alt/Various. $5.

* URBAN ARTIFACT - Automaton, Verment, Go Go Buffalo and Scarangella. 9 p.m. Rock/Metal/Various.

U.S. BANK ARENA - Kelly Clarkson with Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli. 7 p.m. Pop. $39-$89.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Kris Keith. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

SUNDAY 24

20TH CENTURY THEATER - Benefit For Danny Brierly with IconX and SpearPoint. 1 p.m. Rock/Various. $10.

BLIND LEMON - Jeff Henry. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

* BOGART’S - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Triiibe. 9 p.m. Hip Hop. $30.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Ricky Nye & Chris Douglas. 7:30 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie.

THE COMET - The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

* FOLK SCHOOL COFFEE PARLOR - Lula Wiles. 6 p.m. Folk. $18.

THE GREENWICH - Radio Black. 7 p.m. R&B/Soul/Various. $10.

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

* THE IRISH HERITAGE CENTER OF CINCINNATI - Switchback. 6 p.m. Celtic/Americana. $20, $25 day of show

KNOTTY PINE - Randy Peak. 10 p.m. Acoustic/Various. Free.

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

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Open Jam with Deb Ohlinger. 6 p.m. Blues.

MOTR PUB - Shawnthony Calypso. 8 p.m. Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Flatfoot 56 with Tommy Grit and The Pricks and Undertipper. 9 p.m. Punk. $10, $12 day of show.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Bit Brigade performs Mega Man III with Double Ferrari and Mollusk. 9 p.m. Indie/Rock/Various. $10.

STANLEY’S PUB - Open Jam. 9 p.m. Improv/Various. Free.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Outcalls with Kaitlyn Peace. 9 p.m. Soul/Pop/Various. Free.

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

MONDAY 25

BLIND LEMON - Joe Rollin Porter. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

THE GREENWICH - The Flying Circus Big Band. 8 p.m. Jazz. $5 or two canned goods.

click to enlarge Kinky Friedman plays with Mojo Nixon on Tuesday at The Southgate House Revival - Photo: facebook.com/kinkyfriedmanofficial
Photo: facebook.com/kinkyfriedmanofficial
Kinky Friedman plays with Mojo Nixon on Tuesday at The Southgate House Revival
HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Peter Gemus Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Open Mic. 9 p.m. Various. Free.

* MADISON THEATER - Tyler Childers with Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound and Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle. 8 p.m. Country/Americana/Folk. Sold out.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Open Acoustic Jam with John Redell & Friends. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

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

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT - Open Bluegrass Jam. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

MOTR PUB - Ajoke Ferrell. 9 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Fort Defiance with Chalk Eye. 9 p.m. Americana. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Degrader with Born A New, Deadculture, Cold Case and The Obnoxious Boot. 8 p.m. Hardcore. $10, $12 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Jazz Jam. 9 p.m. Jazz/Improv. Free.

TUESDAY 26

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

THE COMET - Marc Governanti. 10 p.m. Experimental Pop. Free.

CROW’S NEST - Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Various. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Jim Anderson Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

LATITUDES BAR & BISTRO - Latitudes House Band and Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various (open mic at 11 p.m.). Free.

THE MAD FROG - House Music. 9 p.m. EDM. Free.

* NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Tha Alkaholiks with Mic Flont, Khingz, Massiah, BPos, Sons of Silverton, Doughty Family and more. 8 p.m. Hip Hop. $15, $20 day of show.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Joseph Huber. 7 p.m. Americana. Free.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Kinky Friedman and Mojo Nixon. 8 p.m. Country/Roots. $25, $30 day of show.


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