Music Tonight: The Vice media empire and riotous rockers The Black Lips (along with sponsor Vitamin Water) present “Uncapped Cincinnati” tonight at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. The Lips handpicked three excellent local bands — The Harlequins, Weakness and Sacred Spirits — to perform at the free, 8 p.m. event. Be sure to RSVP here if you plan on attending. Below check out the music video for the fantastic Harlequins tune, “Midwest Coast,” the title track from the band’s recent EP release. —-
Trumpeter and Ohio native Donald Malloy brings his unique twist on Jazz to the Blue Wisp Jazz Club tonight. The acclaimed composer/trumpeter — joined by his band Sight (pictured above with Malloy) — performs at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $10. Discover more about Malloy in Brian Baker’s preview here or below in the group’s EPK video.
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Momentous Happenings in Music History for July 14
On July 14, 1967, The Who kicked off their first full American tour in Portland. The tour was an opening slot for Herman’s Hermits. Which would be like Jay Z opening for Soulja Boy, in today’s terms. In honor of the anniversary (and the weather), dig some "Summertime Blues" from ’67.
Musical folks born on this day include music mogul/ex-Mr. Mariah Carey, Tommy Mottola (1949), singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly from Throwing Muses, The Breeders (early on) and Belly (1966), Verve guitarist (and guest on the most recent release by local-boy-done-good Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers) Nick McCabe (1971), American music icon Woody Guthrie (1912) and Taboo, one of the “other guys” in the Black Eyed Peas (1975).
Byrds guitarist Clarence White was killed on July 14, 1975, when a drunk driver hit him while he was loading out after a show in California.