Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (March 27-April 2)

Besides several sold-out shows, music options this week include Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Huntertones, Mdou Moctar and Best of Cincinnati Reader Pick winner for "Best Local Musician" Jess Lamb with her "Best Local Band (Originals)," The Factory

click to enlarge Jess Lamb and her band The Factory play a free show Friday at Arnold's - PHOTO: ANNETTE NAVARRO
Photo: Annette Navarro
Jess Lamb and her band The Factory play a free show Friday at Arnold's

WEDNESDAY 27

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

BLIND LEMON - Jonathan Spaulding. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

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

* THE GREENWICH - Down Home Collective. 8 p.m. Jazz. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Pat Kelly Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

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

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

MADISON THEATER - Tyler Childers. 8 p.m. Folk/Country. Sold Out.

MOTR PUB - Speaking Suns. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Black Mountain Throwdown. 9:30 p.m. Folk/Rock/Roots/Various. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Ky Myle with Jamie Carr. 9 p.m. Roots. Free.

STANLEY’S PUB - Maritime Law & Friends. 9 p.m. Acoustic/Jam. Free.

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

THURSDAY 28

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

BLIND LEMON - Kyle English. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Angie Coyle Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

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

THE GREENWICH - Now Hear This. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $5.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - James E. Smith Quartet. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

* LUDLOW GARAGE - Jazz Phish. 8:30 p.m. Jazz/Jam. $15-$35.

MADISON THEATER - Tyler Childers. 8 p.m. Folk/Country. Sold Out.

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

MOTR PUB - Noah Smith's Crooner Circus. 10 p.m. Singer/Songwriter/Various. Free.

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

* STANLEY’S PUB - Flexadecibel with Extansion. 10 p.m. Funk. Cover.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Life Brother and Mynah Tones. 9 p.m. Rock. Free. 

FRIDAY 29

* ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Jess Lamb + The Factory. 8 p.m. Alt/Rock/Soul/Pop/Various. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Brad Lark. 6 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

* BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Greater Cincinnati Band Challenge with Closer To Clarity, David Franke, Lucid Wasteland, Michelle Robinson Band, Missing November, New Van Goghs, The Fine Line and The Magnums. 7 p.m. Rock/Various. $10.

BOGART'S - Mello Mood 3-Year Anniversary. 9 p.m. Dance/R&B. $20-$40.

* BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Hank Mautner and Bill Gemmer with The Steve Schmidt Trio: Tribute To Billy Strayhorn/Duke Ellington. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

click to enlarge Mad Anthony returns from hiatus to play Friday night's Phratry Records documentary premiere at Southgate House Revival - PHOTO: JESSE FOX
Photo: Jesse Fox
Mad Anthony returns from hiatus to play Friday night's Phratry Records documentary premiere at Southgate House Revival

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Josh Kline Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

* COMMON ROOTS - Moriah Haven. 8 p.m. Roots. $5.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Yacht Rock America. 8 p.m. Soft Rock. Free.

THE GREENWICH - Sonny Moorman's "Final Friday Blues". 8 p.m. Blues. $5.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Northside Jazz Ensemble. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Whammies. 9:30 p.m. ’80s Pop/Rock. $5.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Stagger Lee. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

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

KNOTTY PINE - The Amy Sailor Band. 10 p.m. Country. Cover.

LUDLOW GARAGE - Kenny Lattimore. 8:30 p.m. R&B. $40-$75.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Doug Hart Band. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY'S HOPS & VINES - Rockin' George LaVigne. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock. Free.

* MOTR PUB - This Pine Box with Josyln & the Sweet Compression. 10 p.m. AltRock. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Sweet Lil, Strobobean, Soften, Grotesque Brooms and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs. 9 p.m. Alt/Indie/Rock/Various. Free.

* NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Safe and Sound with Foreign Hands, Treason and Guts. 8 p.m. Hardcore. $8, $10 day of show.

PARKERS BLUE ASH TAVERN - Encore Duo. 6 p.m. Acoustic Classic Rock. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Ronnie Vaughn and Co. 7:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

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

* REVEL OTR URBAN WINERY - No Cool Kids Allowed featuring Joness, Bla’sze and more. 9 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Don't Tell Steve. 10 p.m. Pop/Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ'S POINT JAZZ & ACOUSTIC CLUB - Marcelo Silviera Trio. 8:30 p.m. Brazilian Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Ricky Nye & Rob Lumbard. 9 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Will Payne Harrison, Warrick & Lowell and The Rayo Brothers. 9 p.m. Roots/Americana. $8, $10 day of show.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Phratry Records Documentary Premiere and Showcase featuring Ampline, The Full Counts, Mad Anthony, Maple Stave, Nonagon and Sleepcrawler. 8 p.m. Indie Rock/Post Punk/Various. $5, $10 day of show.

* STANLEY’S PUB - See You in the Funnies with The Vims and The Midwestern. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

* THOMPSON HOUSE - Goatwhore. 8 p.m. Metal. $15.

TOP CATS - Smoke & Mirrors, Carian, Smoke Healer and Black Tractor. 9 p.m. Rock. Cover.

* URBAN ARTIFACT - The Bees Trees, Honey Monsoon, Resonator and Fycus. 9 p.m. Rock/Funk/Jazz/Soul/Various. $5.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Myers, Sharfe, Hoskins, Bratton. 9 p.m. Jzz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

WEST SIDE BREWING - The Pandora Project. 7 p.m. Rock

SATURDAY 30

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Moonshine Drive. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

THE AVENUE EVENT CENTER - Lil Zay Osama. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. $25.

BELTERRA CASINO RESORT - The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles. 10 p.m. Beatles tribute band. $15- $30

click to enlarge Jazz crew Huntertones play Ludlow Garage Saturday - PHOTO: HUNTERTONES.COM
Photo: huntertones.com
Jazz crew Huntertones play Ludlow Garage Saturday

BLIND LEMON - Mark Macomber (9 p.m.); Kiersten Wones (6 p.m.). 6 p.m. Acoustic

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Wrecking Crue, Defenders Of The Faith and Hands Of Doom. 7 p.m. Motley Crue/Judas Priest/Black Sabbath tributes. $10.

* BOGART'S - Black Stone Cherry and Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown. 7:30 p.m. Rock. $22.

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

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Mike Wade Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

COMMON ROOTS - Christine Schnetzer and Robin Trout. 8 p.m. Various. $5.

* FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Ernie Johnson From Detroit. 8 p.m. Funk/Afrobeat/Various. Free.

* THE GREENWICH - The Spear Shakers. 9 p.m. Blues/Rock. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - FrenchAxe. 9 p.m. World/Jazz/Canjun. Free.

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

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Rodney Alan Combs. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Naked Karate Girls. 10 p.m. Pop/Rock/Dance. Cover.

* LUDLOW GARAGE - Huntertones. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $12-$15.

MACADU'S - Basic Truth. 9 p.m. R&B/Soul/Funk. Free.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Black Jack. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY'S HOPS & VINES - The Aftertones. 9 p.m. Various. Free.

* MOTR PUB - Wine Lips with Stallone 'N Roses and The Hell's Bells. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

* NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Soraia, Build Us Fiction and Marr. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

PARKERS BLUE ASH TAVERN - Encore Duo. 6 p.m. Acoustic Classic Rock. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Fox N Hounds. 7:30 p.m. Roots. Free.

* THE REDMOOR - Jim Heil & The Doors of Retrovention with The Pink Doors. 8 p.m. Doors/Pink Floyd tribute. $7, $12 day of show.

REDWINE & CO. - Ricky Nye and Rob Lumbard. 8 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Wayward Son. 10 p.m. Rock. $5.

RISING STAR CASINO AND RESORT - Clint Black. 8 p.m. Country. Sold Out.

SCHWARTZ'S POINT JAZZ & ACOUSTIC CLUB - Pat Kelly Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Brian Dolzani, Matt Woods and Bonehart Flannigan. 9:30 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Taste of The Beard 2019 with Possessed by Paul James, Lost Dog Street Band, Willy Tea Taylor and Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady. 7 p.m. Americana. Sold Out.

STANLEY’S PUB - The Stolen Faces. 10 p.m. Grateful Dead tribute. Cover.

* TOP CATS - Rosewood Coast (album release show). 7 p.m. Pop Rock. Cover.

* URBAN ARTIFACT - Triiibe, Eugenius and IN2ITIV3. 10 p.m. Hip Hop/Soul. Free.

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

* WOODWARD THEATER - A Delicate Motor (EP release show) with Turtledoves and Brooklynn Rae. 9 p.m. Indie/Various. $8, $10 day of show.

SUNDAY 31

AMERICAN CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CLUB - The Casuals. 3 p.m. Polka. $14.

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

click to enlarge Innovative Saharan rocker Mdou Moctar plays Southgate House Revival Monday - PHOTO: JEROME FINO
Photo: Jerome Fino
Innovative Saharan rocker Mdou Moctar plays Southgate House Revival Monday

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

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 - Mission Man with Juice Lee. 8 p.m. Rap. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Dusty Bryant. 8 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Daikaiju. 9 p.m. Surf/Various

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Greg Short and Friends. noon Singer/Songwriter. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Joshua Ray Walker. 7 p.m. Country. $10, $12 day of show.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Kim Richey with Jordie Lane. 7 p.m. Country. $20, $22 day of show.

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

TAFT THEATRE - Bon Iver. 8 p.m. Indie/Folk/Various. Sold Out.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Dead Humor, Stratoscope and Blueprint. 8 p.m. Rock/Various

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

MONDAY 01

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

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Monday Night Big Band. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

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

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

click to enlarge Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn play Memorial Hall on Tuesday
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn play Memorial Hall on Tuesday

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 - The Qtet. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Funk/Jazz/Fusion. Free.

* SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Mdou Moctar with Guerilla Toss. 8 p.m. Electronic/World/Folk. $15.

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

TUESDAY 02

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - John Redell. 7 p.m. Blues. Free.

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 - Lynne Scott, Lee Stolar & Lou Lausche. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

* CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL - Music [email protected] with Todd Hepburn. 12:10 p.m. Jazz/Ragtime/Americana. Free.

CROW'S NEST - Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Various. 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 - Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn. 6:30 p.m. Progressive/Roots/Jazz/Various. $35-$65

* NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Sen Morimoto with FLOCKS and Kawa. 9:30 p.m. Progressive/Jazz/Pop/Hip Hop/Electronic. Free.

 * = CityBeat recommendation

 

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