CityBeat Does Taste of Cincinnati

May 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

CityBeat is hosting a stage at Taste of Cincinnati this Memorial Day weekend. The lineup for Sunday, May 30's  "CityBeat Stage presented by Riverbend Summer 2010" features a stellar collection of national up-and-comers and local heroes. Below is the schedule and some links so you can check 'em out before you check 'em out. —-

The Hood Internet 9:30-11 p.m.
This DJ duo from Chicago is sort of a two-headed version of Girl Talk with more of an interest in Indie Rock. The twosome blends Rap and Hip Hop hits with songs from the Indie Rock world, so, in Hood Internet world, Kanye West and Wilco do some jamming, Ludacris mingles with She & Him and Jay-Z and Xiu Xiu join forces.

You, You're Awesome 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Winners of Best New Artist at the 2009 CEAs, Cincinnati's You, You're Awesome have gone on to receive national accolades that include being listed in Spin's Top 25 Artists to Hear at the CMJ music festival. Their mix of big beats, squiggly synths, vocoder singing, choreographed video accompaniment and clever samples has made them a band to watch in the Indie world

All The Day Holiday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cincinnati's All The Day Holiday have been building a national following with constant touring and an epic, powerful Indie Rock sound. The band was named by Rolling Stone as one of six breakout bands to watch for at the 2009 Bamboozle Festival and just recently they returned to New Jersey for Bamboozle 2010. The band's music has been used in numerous TV shows and they've opened for the likes of Portugal. The Man, Ted Leo and OK Go.

Daughters and Sons 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cincinnati's Daughter and Sons' horn-laden sound is so authentic, listening to the groups recordings might lead you to believe someone slipped on some '70s Soul/Funk while you weren't paying attention. Frontman/guitarist William "Nitty" Morren's voice has the depth, flexibility and soul of some of that era's most expressive vocalists and the band is bulletproof. Daughters and Sons has been nominated for Cincinnati Entertainment Awards three years running.

Visqueen 1:30-2:30 p.m.
This Seattle Garage Pop/Rock group (pictured) has teamed up with some pretty impressive musicians over the past decade. The revolving bass-player role has been filled by Kim Warnick from The Fastbacks, Ronnie Barnett from The Muffs and super-producer Barrett Jones. Neko Case sings on the band's most recent effort, Message to Garcia, returning the favor after Visqueen singer/songwriter Rachel Flotard sang harmonies on some of Case's albums. Another top-notch Seattle musician — former Cincinnatian Barb Hunter (Roundhead, Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Pigface) — is currently playing cello with the group.