Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (April 17-23)

This week's live music options include The Way Down Wanderers, Escher String Quartet, Chief Keef, Deerhoof, Jeff Tweedy, Pink Droyd, Desert Dwellers, Dale Watson, Breaking Wheel, SWMRS, Jarv, Eric Andersen and Yacht Rock Revue

click to enlarge Escher String Quartet plays Memorial Hall Tuesday - PHOTO: SARAH SKINNER
Photo: Sarah Skinner
Escher String Quartet plays Memorial Hall Tuesday

WEDNESDAY 17

*20TH CENTURY THEATER - SWMRS with Beach Goons and Destroy Boys. 8 p.m. Rock/Pop/Punk. $16, $18 day of show.

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

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

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

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

*MOTR PUB - Abby Vice and Laurel & The Love In. 10 p.m. Rock/Alt/Electronic/Various. Free.

*MUSIC HALL - Jeff Tweedy. 7:30 p.m. Indie Rock. $45-$85.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Shiny Old Soul. 9 p.m. Roots/Rock/Various. Free.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Angie Coyle Quartet. 6:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Molly Morris. 9 p.m. Roots. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - North By North, The Last Troubadour, Maggy and Upstairs. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $8.

STANLEY’S PUB - The Radio Buzzkills, The Debtors, Hot Diggity Daffodil, Actual Italians and Street Limes. 9 p.m. Rock/Punk. Cover.

TAFT THEATRE - Boney James. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. $27.50-$58.50.

*WOODWARD THEATER - Deerhoof with Hateflirt. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $16, $18 day of show.

THURSDAY 18

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

BLIND LEMON - Mark Macomber. 6 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*BOGART'S - Yacht Rock Revue. 8 p.m. Soft Rock. $12.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - On A Limb. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

click to enlarge The Yacht Rock Revue sails into Bogart's Thursday - PHOTO: PROVIDED
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The Yacht Rock Revue sails into Bogart's Thursday

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

*FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Carole Walker Duo. 6 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

THE GREENWICH – The Marsh Brothers Experience. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $5.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Pam Mallory Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

MCCAULY'S PUB - Kevin Cooper. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

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

MOTR PUB - Spooky Dreamland and Boa. 10 p.m. Indie Rock/Shoegaze. Free.

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

*THE REDMOOR - Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Meets Soul: Ray Charles + Earth, Wind & Fire. 7 p.m. Jazz/Soul/Funk. $20.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Brazilian Commusications with Thiago Camargo & Marcelo Silviera. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - JIMS, The Z.G.s, Hale Bopp Astronauts and Symptoms. 8 p.m. Rock/Punk/Various. $5.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Polyphia with I The Mighty and Tides of Man. 7:30 p.m. Progressive/Metal. $18, $22 day of show.

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

URBAN ARTIFACT - Peaceful Sorrow with Extansion. 9 p.m. Indie/Folk/Various

*YORK STREET CAFÉ - An Evening With Nellie McKay. 8 p.m. Jazz/Pop. $25, $30 day of show.

FRIDAY 19

*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - The Part-Time Gentlemen. 8 p.m. Americana. Free.

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

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Red Sun Rising. 7 p.m. Rock. $18.

BOGART'S - Trippin’ Billies. 9 p.m. Dave Matthews Band Tribute. $12.

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Cybele with The Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - Rusty Burge Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

THE COMET - TV Moms, Eunioa, Welp and Bi. 10 p.m. Noise/Experimental/Rock. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - China Catz. 8 p.m. Grateful Dead Tribute. Free.

THE GREENWICH – Radio Black. 9 p.m. R&B/Hip Hop/Neo Soul. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - John Zappa Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Airwave Band. 9:30 p.m. R&B/Pop/Dance. $5.

click to enlarge The Way Down Wanderers will perform at The Southgate House Revival on Friday - PHOTO: KEITH COTTON
Photo: Keith Cotton
The Way Down Wanderers will perform at The Southgate House Revival on Friday

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Over the Top. 9 p.m. ’80s. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Prizoner. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

*LUDLOW GARAGE - Albert Cummings. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $15-$35.

*MADISON LIVE - SlugWife with Kursa, Seppa, Broken Note, LoneDrum, ChuckDiesel and Organtica. 8 p.m. EDM. $22, $25 day of show.

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

*MOTR PUB - Static Falls and Slow Glows. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Jarv with Audley with WeirDose x Juan Cosby and FISO. 9 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Whitherward. 7:30 p.m. Indie Folk. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Stratus. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Eric Lechliter Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Weston Harris Hill and Frontier Folk Nebraska. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - The Way Down Wanderers and Henhouse Prowlers. 9 p.m. Americana. $12, $15 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Suede Jackets. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

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

TAFT THEATRE - Celtic Woman. 8 p.m. Celtic. $40-$60.

*THOMPSON HOUSE - The 69 Eyes with MXMS and The Nocturnal Affair. 7:30 p.m. Goth Rock

*TOP CATS - Circle It (album release show) with Jane Decker and Beloved Youth. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $5.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Glassworld, Avanti and Kyla Mainous. 9 p.m. Rock/Hardcore/Metalcore

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Hal Melia & Phil DeGreg Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

*WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Flying Underground. 7:30 p.m. Rock/Pop.

SATURDAY 20

ARNOLD’S BAR AND GRILL - Modern Groove Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Jazz. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Jamonn Zeiler. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Greater Cincinnati Band Challenge with David Franke, Lucid Wasteland, Patient Zero, Saints Among Us, Sick Serenity, Social Chemist and The Kiwis. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. $12.

BOGART'S - Pink Droyd. 8 p.m. Pink Floyd Tribute. $12.

click to enlarge Desert Dwellers perform at Covington's Madison Live this Saturday - PHOTO: JOSEPH RUNGE/INFRASOUND
Photo: Joseph Runge/Infrasound
Desert Dwellers perform at Covington's Madison Live this Saturday

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Faux Frenchmen. 8:30 p.m. Gypsy Jazz. Cover.

COMMON ROOTS - Dreadful Wind and Rain. 8 p.m. Roots. $5.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Billy Rock Band. 8 p.m. Rock/Soul. Free.

THE GREENWICH – Push Play. 8:30 p.m. R&B/Dance/Various. $8.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Ricky Nye Inc. with Bekah Williams. 9 p.m. Blues/Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Good Hooks Band. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Dance/Various. $5.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Bad Habit. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

JOCKO'S PUB - Saving Stimpy. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Prizoner. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

LUDLOW GARAGE - Gerald Albright. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $40-$75.

*THE MAD FROG - Tynan with Gardella, Vice Versa, Stanktnk b2b Mandals and Ski Patrol. 9 p.m. Electronic. $20.

*MADISON LIVE - Desert Dwellers with Vusive and Mr. Scissors. 9 p.m. Electronic/World/Various. $22, $25 day of show.

MARTY'S HOPS & VINES - Jason Erickson. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

MCCAULY'S PUB - Templin Road. 8 p.m. Rock. Free.

*MOTR PUB - Saturn Batteries (album release show) with Lemon Sky. 10 p.m. AltRock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Heavy Hinges with Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts. 10 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Low Country Boil. 7:30 p.m. Roots. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Deuces Wild. 10 p.m. Country/Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Phil DeGreg Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - The Cousin Kissers. 9:30 p.m. Country. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Cincinnati Noir. 10 p.m. Dance/Goth/Classic Alternative/Various. $5.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Dale Watson & His Lonestars with Kyle Elderidge. 9 p.m. Honky Tonk. $17, $20 day of show.

*STANLEY’S PUB - 4:20 Celebration with Dead Centric and Highly Likely. 10 p.m. Grateful Dead Tribute/ Bluegrass. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Flaw, The Mendenhall Experiment and Black Water Rising. 7 p.m. Rock.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Marc Wolfly Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

*WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Ben Levin Trio. 7:30 a.m. Blues.

SUNDAY 21

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

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

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

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

click to enlarge Chief Keef and Riff Raff are performing Tuesday at Thompson House - PHOTO: CHIEFKEEF.COM
Photo: chiefkeef.com
Chief Keef and Riff Raff are performing Tuesday at Thompson House

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

MOTR PUB - Todd Albright. 9 p.m. Country Blues. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Breaking Wheel with Plague Years, Natural Selection, Subtype Zero and Keel Haul. 8 p.m. Metal. $10, $12 day of show.

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

*WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Traditional New Orleans Jazz Brunch with Buffalo Ridge Jazz Trio,. 11:30 a.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

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

MONDAY 22

BLIND LEMON - Ben Armstrong. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

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

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Peter Gemus Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

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

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.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Beasts of Joy. 9 p.m. Acoustic/Various. Free.

click to enlarge Singer/songwriter Eric Andersen plays Southgate House Revival on Monday - PHOTO: PAOLO BRILLO
Photo: Paolo Brillo
Singer/songwriter Eric Andersen plays Southgate House Revival on Monday

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Neighborhood Brats with Black Planet. 9 p.m. Punk Rock. $8, $10 day of show.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Eric Andersen featuring Scarlet Rivera with Cheryl Prashker. 8 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. $25, $30 day of show.

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

TUESDAY 23

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

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

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Pam Mallory & Wayne Yeager. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

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

THE GREENWICH – Greater Cincinnati Youth Jazz Collaborative. 7 p.m. Jazz. $5.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Patsy Meyer 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.

*MEMORIAL HALL - Escher String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Chamber. $30.

STANLEY’S PUB - Trashgrass Troubadours with Nectar Valley. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Cover.

*THOMPSON HOUSE - Chief Keef with Riff Raff and Glo Gang. 9 p.m. Hip Hop


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