• A handful of Greater Cincinnati Pop/Punk bands team up at The Mad Hatter in Covington. Don't Wait Up, Boxwine, Fractures, Hello! Jersey, SixYearsLater and The Idiots on Parade are set to perform at the 6 p.m. show.—-
• The free music on Fountain Square goes Jazz tonight. Regulars The Chris Comer Trio will be joined by special guest guitarist Dick Sorice for tonight’s 7-9 p.m. FSQ Lounge show on the Square.
Here’s Comer and Co. jammin’ at the old Havana Martini Club.
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Just Announced: Def Leppard’s July 7 concert at Riverbend was canceled “due to a family illness. The show has been rescheduled to July 27. Tickets from July 7 will be honored on the new date; those wanting a refund can get ‘em at the point of purchase.
Sade and John Legend will perform at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on Sept. 9. Tickets (which run between $39.50-$149.50, plus fees) go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. It's the sultry Soul singer's first tour in a decade. Get your tickets online at Ticketmaster or through Live Nation's site (which has a special pre-sale sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.).
If you were dying to see musical groundbreakers New York Dolls but didn’t want to have to hang out with Motley Crue and Poison fans at Riverbend on June 26 (or maybe you have a deep-seeded fear of pyro and rotating drum cages), the group (living members plus fill-ins) just announced a small club show at Radiodown (attached to the Mad Hatter building) on July 26. Tickets for the 8 p.m., all-ages show are just $20. Click here to nab yours now.
Momentous Happenings in Music History for July 11
In an attempt to capitalize on the craze over man landing on the moon for the first time, in 1969, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was released in the UK. Another downside to the end of the Space Shuttle program — NASA events create stellar marketing opportunities for artists with songs about outer space.
July 11 B-Days include rapper Lil’ Kim (1975), Indie Folk hero Andrew Bird (1973), Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Michael Rose of Reggae band Black Uhuru (1957)
On this day in 1937, great American composer George Gershwin died, probably from brain cancer