Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (Dec. 18-24)

All you want for Christmas is live music? Here are dozens of options for the week ahead

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Chicago Noise Rock duo Djunah plays Friday, Dec. 20 at Northside Tavern


WEDNESDAY 18

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

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

THE COMET - The Steve Schmidt Christmas Schmidtacular. 7 p.m. Holiday Jazz. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Carlos Vargas Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Dallas Moore. 10 p.m. Country. Free.

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

SILVERTON CAFE - Bob Cushing. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Drop the Sun. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

*STANLEY’S PUB - Fyakey. 9 p.m. Reggae. $5.

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

*WOODWARD THEATER - Mannequin Pussy with Kississippi and The Ophelias. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $12, $14 day of show.

THURSDAY 19

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

BIG ASH BREWING - John Ford. 7:30 p.m. Blues/Roots. Free.

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

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Julia Higgins Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*THE COMET - The Steve Schmidt Christmas Schmidtacular. 7 p.m. Holiday Jazz. Free.

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

DELHI PUB - Bob Cushing. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Phil DeGreg Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

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

*LUDLOW GARAGE - 10,000 Maniacs. 8:30 p.m. Pop/Rock. $35-$65.

*THE MAD FROG - Holiday Silent Disco Party featuring DJ Odi, Untitled Funk, MossCo, Organtica, Primal, Krowd Khemistry, Rubiks, Janu, Lostcause, DJ Xanadu and more. 9 p.m. EDM. $5.

MOTR PUB - Ward Hayden & The Outliers with Maria Carrelli. 10 p.m. Country. Free.

*THE REDMOOR - Island Christmas Holiday featuring members of The SunBurners and Queen City Silver Stars. 7 p.m. Tropical/Reggae/Holiday. $10, 15 day of show.

*SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Society Jazz Orchestra Plays Ed Moss's Christmas Book. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $10.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Mt. Pleasant String Band. 8:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

STANLEY’S PUB - No Show Cadillac and Willow Tree Carolers. 9 p.m. Folk/Americana. $5. 

FRIDAY 20

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Philip Paul Trio. 8 p.m. Jazz. Free.

THE AVENUE EVENT CENTER - King Von. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. $40.

BIG ASH BREWING - Bam Powell and the Troublemakers. 8 p.m. Rock/Roots/Various. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Will & Olivia. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Yngwie Malmsteen. 7 p.m. Metal. $28-$65.

*BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - The Brandon Coleman Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Randy Villars Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

COLLEGE HILL COFFEE CO. - Ricky Nye. 7:30 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

*THE COMET - The Steve Schmidt Christmas Schmidtacular. 7 p.m. Holiday Jazz. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Marc Fields Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - 3 Piece Revival. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Cover.

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

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

*MADISON LIVE - Oolacile with Rvbbish, Stanktnk, Invader Grim, Obe-1 and Bownser. 8 p.m. EDM. $10, $15 day of show.

*MEMORIAL HALL - A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8 p.m. Folk/Pop. $40-$65.

*MOTR PUB - Empath with Tweens. 10 p.m. Noise Pop. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The AmpFibians and The Mimics. 9 p.m. Surf Rock. Free.

PEECOX ERLANGER - Saving Stimpy. 9:30 p.m. Rock. $5.

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

RADISSON CINCINNATI RIVERFRONT - Basic Truth. 8 p.m. R&B/Soul/Funk. Free (in the Fifth Lounge).

THE REDMOOR - Soul Pocket. 8 p.m. R&B/Pop/Dance. $10.

RICK'S TAVERN - Naked Karate Girls. 10 p.m. Rock/Pop/Dance. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Carlos Vargas Christmas Party featuring Ron Enyard and Lou Lausche. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Terry McBride. 9 p.m. Country. $15, $20 day of show.

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

TRINITY GASTRO PUB - Bob Cushing. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Go Go Buffalo, Zoo Trippin, Fuzzmuck and BANGS. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. $5.

THE WARSAW FEDERAL INCLINE THEATER - No Promises Vocal Band. 8 p.m. Christmas A Capella. $20.

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

SATURDAY 21

BIG ASH BREWING - Hickory Robot. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass/Americana. Free.

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

BOGART'S - Badflower with Bones UK and Silent Rival. 8 p.m. Rock. Sold out.

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

THE COMET - Old City, The Full Counts and Sharp Toys. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Dixie Karas Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - My Sister Sarah. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Cover.

JERZEES PUB & GRUB - Pandora Effect. 9 p.m. Rock.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Vinyl Countdown. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

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

LUDLOW GARAGE - Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: An Olde English Christmas. 8:30 p.m. Pop/Rock/Holiday. $35-$75.

MAURY’S TINY COVE - Ricky Nye. 7 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

*MEMORIAL HALL - A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8 p.m. Folk/Pop. $40-$65.

MOTR PUB - The Harlequins with The Ragcoats and Time Tombs. 10 p.m. Garage/Psych/Rock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Djunah, Lashes and Euonia. 10 p.m. Noise/Rock/Punk/Various. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Kentucky Myle. 7:30 p.m. Country. Free.

*THE REDMOOR - Sundae Drives, Lift The Medium and Harlot & The Hounds. 8 p.m. Alt/Pop/Rock/Various. $5.

RICK'S TAVERN - Black Bone Cat. 9 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Erwin Stuckey Christmas Party. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Whiskey Daredevils with Jake Logan & The Midnight Riders. 9:30 p.m. Roots/Rock. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Chris Knight with Justin Wells. 9 p.m. Americana. $20, $25 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Moselle and Extansion. 10 p.m. Funk/Jam. $5.

*THOMPSON HOUSE - "A Merry Spliff-mas" with Afroman. 8 p.m. Hip Hop. $10.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Largemouth Brass Band and Plazmatic. 9 p.m. Jazz/Various. Free.

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Thom Stevenson Trio. 7:30 p.m. Classic Rock. Free.

SUNDAY 22

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

THE COMET - Comet Bluegrass Allstars. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - 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.

*MEMORIAL HALL - A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 2 p.m. Folk/Pop. $40-$65.

*MOTR PUB - Chris Comer Trio Christmas Show. 7 p.m. Holiday Jazz. Free.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams. 6 p.m. Jazz/Blues

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

WESTSIDE VENUE - Open Rock and Blues Jam. 7 p.m. Rock/Blues. Free.

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Everything’s Jake. 5 p.m. Classic Rock/Various. Free.

MONDAY 23

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

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

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Rob Allgeyer Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

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

*MOTR PUB - Sarah Dupee with Matt Baumann and Jeremy Smart. 9:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter. Free.

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

TUESDAY 24

*HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Ricky Nye. 5 p.m. Jazz/Blues. Free.

*STANLEY’S PUB - The Traveling Jam. 9 p.m. Bluegrass. Cover.


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