Saturday night brings back the BRINK New Music Showcase, returning for its 10th year and spreading its wings. The showcase, a cousin event of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, first went down in 2001 as a way to highlight the next generation of great local musicians before the big CEA event honored the current crop.
For its 10th iteration, BRINK is moving to Northside and using five performance spaces in four venues. All shows are free, cuz that's the Northside way.
In its front room, Northside Tavern has High Heels, Sacred Spirits and Fake Hands; the back-room stage has Pop Empire, Soapland, The Skeetones and Acarya.
Following a 7 p.m. book signing by Michigan music critic Bill Brown, Shake It Records hosts Painwater, Andy Gabbard and The Cincy Brass.
The Comet has Leopard Messiah, Two Headed Dog, Monkeytonk and The Dukes, while Mayday’s lineup features The Guitars, The Kickaways, Shiny Old Soul and the Zachary Burns Band.
Get the full BRINK lineup and descriptions of each band here.
FYI, voting in the public categories for the 2010 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ends Monday. Check out the nominees and the ballot here.