Music: BRINK New Music Showcase

Perhaps the only show you can attend Saturday and not be encouraged to wear a costume, the annual BRINK New Music Showcase returns to the Southgate House Halloween night with three floors' worth of local band freshness. This year's "rookie class" feature

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Perhaps the only show you can attend Saturday and not be encouraged to wear a costume, the annual BRINK New Music Showcase returns to the Southgate House Halloween night with three floors’ worth of local band freshness. An attempt to spotlight the next crop of local music wavemakers, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards-sponsored event has hosted scores of eventual big-shots in past years, including The Sundresses, The Seedy Seeds, The Tillers, Pomegranates, Kim Taylor, Buffalo Killers, The Lions Rampant and Eat Sugar.

This year’s “rookie class” features The Damn Things, Kry Kids, Darlene, Charlie Hustle, baby alpaca (pictured; see Locals Only profile here) and Come On Caboose, plus 2009 CEA “New Artist of the Year” nominees Shiny and The Spoon, Enlou and State Song. More artists are still being added. The ninth annual BRINK show is also a benefit for the Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation, which strives to spread the word about Cincinnati’s undernoticed but incredibly rich musical history.

Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. It's $5 for 21 and up, $8 for ages 18-20. Details are here.

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