Cincinnati Indie Rock Greats Wussy Host Hometown Tour Kick-Off Concert This Week

After a string of "trio" dates, Wussy returns to full-band mode for a tour that will take them to Boston, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Baltimore and other cities. On March 6 they play The Woodward Theater

Mar 4, 2020 at 10:25 am
click to enlarge Wussy - Photo: John Erhardt
Photo: John Erhardt

It’s been a while since Cincinnati Indie Rock heroes Wussy have toured as a full five-piece. The group’s Chuck Cleaver, Lisa Walker and John Erhardt have done trio dates around the Midwest as part of a “living room” tour (playing small, intimate DIY gigs in places like St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis), while in December of last year they opened for The Hold Steady in Brooklyn.

This month, Wussy — which released its most recent album, the critically-acclaimed What Heaven Is Like, in 2018 — will return to the road in full force, with bassist Mark Messerly and drummer Joe Klug back in the saddle for shows in Cleveland, Boston, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Baltimore and Albany, New York.  Hometown fans can check the band out on Friday, March 6 at the tour kick-off at the Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Wussy will be joined at the 9 p.m. show by local rockers Vacation, who are closing out their own extensive winter U.S. tour. Tickets are $15 in advance through

Wussy is also playing Homecoming, the big outdoor music festival at Cincinnati’s Smale Riverfront Park that’s being hosted by The National. Cincy Hip Hop act Triiibe is the other hometown act playing the fest, which runs May 8-9. Visit for details.