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    New summer concert series in Covington:

    New Concert Series Coming to Covington's Roebling Point | The River City News

    Looking forward to seeing R&B guy "JSPH" who now has the attention of Pharrell Williams - He's Joseph Nevels a local guy who ended his UK football career early due to a concussion injury, and is starting to turn some big heads in the music industry.

    Schedule of Events:

    August 5
    8 p.m. Band of Helping Hands
    9 p.m. Marcus Alan Ward
    10 p.m. JSPH (Cincinnati)

    August 12
    8 p.m. Freedom Nicole Moore
    9 p.m. Joseph
    10 p.m. Chastity Belt (Seattle)

    August 19
    8 p.m. Lowell Ford w/ Hanna Rae Mathey
    9 p.m. Young Heirlooms
    10 p.m. Aubrie Sellers (Nashville)

    August 26
    8 p.m. Jettison
    9 p.m. Daisyhead (Nashville)
    10 p.m. Balance and Composure (Doylestown, Pa.)
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    Caught long blonde curly haired hippy dude Mod Sun's happy hippy hip-hop show on Fountain Square last night amidst a super wildly enthusiastic crowd of tye-dyed happy hip-hoppin' hippy stoner kids dancing, jumping, and tokin' to Mod Sun's beats and rhymes where there was nary a minute without a thick cloud and scent of skunk permeating the air with the theme of the night being "Be High - Be Happy - Live Free, and Do What You Want To."

    Under order of the city he kept his language G-Rated whereas his jams typically liberally are full of non-threatening party time F-Bombs.

    After about a good hour of good energy and saying "Don't think that before this night is thru I'm not gonna go jump in that wonderful fountain" he did just that where the crowd followed him over to it in a frenzy as he jumped off of the stage and jumped into the fountain with a handful of fans following his lead and doing the same.

    With that the plug was pulled and the party came to an abrupt end because he had broken the no-no law regarding such antics.

    He said his "Thank You's" and "Goodnight Cincy" from the stage without the benefit of amplification, and everyone left the Square satisfied and in good spirits.

    The warmup act of the evening was Newport, Ky native Trademark Aaron who did a fine job of getting the party started with his Eminem style beats and rhymes with a message to hang tough and be a winner in your hard luck challenging lives.

    Every Friday night on the Square brings different national and local bands from different genres and is typically a great time, but future acts will really have to bring it to top the energy that Mod Sun brought to the Square last night.

    Next Friday's headliner from Austin, TX is The Bright Light Social Hour who are a solid award winning psychedelic hippy rockin' band that embody the vibe of 70's hippy jammin' rock n' roll.
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    Here’s the music lineup for Northside’s Annual Rock n’ Roll Carnival in Hoffner Park - July 3rd & 4th

    2017 ARTISTS

    JULY 3

    Diane Coffee
    Tweens
    Stef Chura
    Kate Wakefield
    Swim Team
    Flesh Mother
    John Bender
    Brianna Kelly

    JULY 4

    Lung
    The Yugos
    Mr Phylzzz
    Leggy
    The Ophelias
    Deadly Vipers
    Mardou
    Eugenius
    Joseph

    Seriously awesome headliner for Monday night the 3rd with the amazing Diane Coffee!

    One of a kind, not necessarily your Grandpa’s 4th of July Parade starts at Noon on the 4th!

    Northside Rock 'n Roll Carnival

    Music – Northside Rock 'n Roll Carnival

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    Holy smokes was the Diane Coffee show at the Northside Rock n' Roll Circus an amazing dynamite explosive show.

    It's was just so powerful that I don't know that I could do it justice with words.

    This is my third time seeing them, and they have never disappointed, but wow did Shaun Flemming and the Boys ever bring it.

    This is saying a lot considering all the shows that I've ever been to, but I can say with no hesitation that this one is now firmly in my top 10 of all time.

    I took a friend who had never heard of them and he was blown away.

    I have both of their albums, and while the recordings are decent, there's just no comparison to the kind of show they bring to the stage. It was da bomb, and if you're ever at a Diane Coffee show and you don't feel it with every fiber of your being, then you're not even alive.

    The music is a stylish tasteful theatrical rockin' blend of glammy Bowiesque, Beatles, Mowtown, Rocky Horror with solid no holds barred intense in your face rock n' roll where lead singer/guitarist Shuan Flemming non-stop pours out every bit of his heart and soul expiring more energy than anyone could imagine.

    It really just has to be seen to believe, and if you ever get the chance don't miss them. I guarantee that you won't regret it. If you do, I promise to pay for your ticket.

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    Saw these guys tear it up tonight on Fountain Square...


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    Strand of Oaks is gonna be at MOTR in Cincy on Thurs July 27 - Free Show

    This tune Rocks...Hang in there for the big guitar finish...

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    Apart of the Athens, GA - Elephant Six Collective Recording Company with other such acts as Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples in Stereo, and Of Montreal, 23 year vets Elf Power is appearing for free tonight, Monday, July 17 at MOTR on Main St. in OTR downtown Cincy.

    You could probably easily discuss them in the same conversation with The Flaming Lips.


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    Elf Power rolled into town last night at MOTR in OTR in support of their 16th full length release in 23 years "Twitching in Time" and delivered a pleasing assortment of their seasoned career-spanning brand of non-pretentious no-angst 3 minute melodic indie pop tunes to a Monday night enthusiastic crowd of 35 or so, 30-50 somethings.

    Some might recognize their sound as a bit of wimp rock, but to balance out shy nice guy vocalist/guitarist Andrew Rieger's steady yet passive singing that felt like a cross between Colon Meloy of the Decemberists, and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, were decent harmonies provided by their lead guitarist and bassist, along with solid tight time keeping from their awesome snappy drummer. The polished bright pop chang-a-lang duo-guitar sound brought to mind what one typically hears from Rickenbacker guitars, yet these weren't those such type of guitars that I know of, but them along with the power and tightness of the drums and bass you knew that you were seeing a band that has for years developed second nature instincts with each other.

    They played their free show for roughly over an hour to a very appreciative crowd of indie rock die-hards covering probably about 16-18 tunes in total, while being beckoned with cheers back to the stage to finish their set with a two more songs encore.

    With that, just like what you can expect at club shows, they hung around for a good while chatting it up over a few beers with fans in a very down-to-earth normal guys approachable way.

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    The day was sweltering hot, and then by 8:00 p.m. the rains briefly came to cool things off to create a pleasant evening perfect for summertime outdoor music on Fountain Square on Friday night in Downtown Cincy.

    "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" had to cancel their headlining gig for the Friday Indie Summer Series, so warmups, and local favorites Motherfolk stepped up to the plate and handled the spot like seasoned champs serving up their powerful energetic feel good brand of universal heartland folk rock popularized by the likes of England's Mumford and Sons, Iceland's Of Monsters and Men, west coast hippies Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Denver's The Lumineers and, The Avette Brothers from North Carolina to name a few.

    They took the stage at 9:30 after other locals and 5 piece "See You In The Funnies" got the crowd going with a 45 minute set of a loose and fun brand of indie rock. The evening began at 7:00 also with a 45 minute set from locals BUCKO.

    Motherfolk has a large local following which was made clear by the huge enthusiastic crowd on hand dancing, clapping, and singing along to their songs, along with a cross section of many other folks out to enjoy a breezy evening of casual fun with a beer, and the sounds of summer.

    Motherfolk is made up of a solid 6 piece duo-lead vocals w/ electric and acoustic guitars out front, rounded out with rhythm guitar, bass, drums, and a female keyboard player.

    The two guys up front kept the crowd engaged with fun banter and clowning around between songs creating a fun and lively atmosphere where the whole band feels like one big happy family of friends singing along with their tunes whether a mic was in each of their faces' or not.

    They showered the very appreciative and peaceful crowd with a lively and powerful 90 minute set that left smiles on everyone's faces, and then left the stage to greet their fans at the T-shirt booth, while the rest of the large cheerful crowd slowly dispersed to continue their fun Friday evening wherever they will.

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    Getting so pumped for the free "Strand of Oaks" show tomorrow night (Thurs) at MOTR on Main in OTR...

    The club will be packed, and they're gonna rock the roof off of the place.

    I need to get there early, or else I could be left outdoors.

    Not gonna happen...NO WAY NO HOW!

    This tune "JM" creeps and explodes...feels a lot like Neil Young's - Cortez the Killer.

    Love it!


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    Though it's a wet rainy morning, I woke today still basking in the glow of the wonderful slice of Rock n' Roll Heaven that I was drenched in last night at MOTR on Main in OTR compliments of happy hippie rocker Timothy Showalter, and brainchild of his Philadelphia based band Strand of Oaks.

    The night was kicked off by a short set provided by said band's phenomenal guitar player Jason Anderson warming the large crowd up by demonstrating his own personal low key brand of songwriting. His approach was easy going and affable, engaging and inviting the audience to participate at his prompting with light-hearted quickly learned sing-along phrases.

    I arrived early enough to have the pleasure of meeting Tim to thank him for making a stop in Cincy, and discussing what music lovers do best, our love of music, and comparing our common interests in other artists, and how moved we are by them. He had toured for a month with label mates, and a folky favorite of mine from North Carolina - the little known Bowerbirds who I got to hang with on their multiple visits to the area, and it was cool to share notes with Tim of our love for them. He was a joy to meet, and has an infectious peaceful good positive energy vibe about him. He has no ridiculous ego, and was seen moving around excitedly chatting with anyone and everyone. His realness only aims to display that he's just one of us, and is excited about music just like we all are.

    Immediately following Anderson's short set, Strand of Oaks took the stage, and though Tim is understandably front and center, and the main draw, his entire band of 4 counting himself is so incredibly solid and talented.

    For starters his guitarist Jason, and recent addition to the band is no doubt the missing piece of puzzle for Strand of Oaks' sound to have gone from good to great.

    Song after song his dynamic prowess was on display where you knew that you were in the presence of not just a run of the mill picker. Dude stands out.

    The drums and bass were professionally and exceptionally tight and solid, and Tim was in great spirits, and also in great voice delivering his goose bumpy awesome rockin' songs with themes that often described growing up loving music, and never wanting to lose the feeling, along with growing in life, and moving along to a more positive place being kind to one another.

    A couple tunes in they grooved into what I'll describe as what I'd consider a Verve-like tune, or their "In-a-gadda-da-vida" with their psychedelic epic song "Taking Acid and Talking to my Brother" that moved and grooved in all it's trippy transcending way, drenched in groovy psychedelic guitar trippiness.

    With that they lead right into their crowd-pleaser "Radio Kids" that recalls the joy of a teen excited about being turned on to all kinds of great music, and wanting to get that feeling back.

    Midway through their set, Tim announced that he had made a new friend that day meeting a singer/songwriter in the crowd named Kevin Milner, a complete unknown, who next week will be having a tumor removed from his chest with a 50/50 chance of destroying his vocal chords. He invited him to the stage to play a couple of his originals where Kevin giddily described how incredible this feeling was to be able to share his tunes with a packed house when normally he plays to 3 people.

    What came next was something that I'm sure that no one could've anticipated with his beautiful acoustic guitar playing, and a voice of a pure angel singing a heart tugging poignant song that left the crowd in tears. As he plucked the last note to this song the audience erupted into massive applause and cheers knowing that they just heard something incredibly special. The joy on Kevin's face only made the tears and cheers run more wildly. The band improvised with Kevin on his next moving song that they had just learned, and brought the house down once more. If his tunes weren't incredible enough, the energy from the band, and them blowing it up to magnificent proportions on the fly also left the crowd in complete awe.

    Kevin left the stage with every member of the audience reaching to touch him and to pat him on the back for having given us such an incredible experience that none of us will ever forget.

    Tim returned to the mic with tears in his eyes saying that if he never played another show again for the rest of his life, what he had just witnessed he will never forget as being one of the most moving and amazing things that he has ever seen.

    I was thinking inside "Wow, now how do you top that?", and the band smartly went into their epic and moving song "JM" (one of my personal favorites) which is an ode to the late singer/songwriter Jason Molina, and a tune with a vibe much like Neil Young's - Cortez the Killer.

    They closed their set with 3 more tunes including the trippy "Everything" and ended the show with their first well known tune "Goshen '97' where again he discusses being a teen and discovering and listening to rock and roll in his bedroom where the crowd knew right on queue to loudly sing the repeated fist pumping lyrics "I was lonely but I was having fun".

    They jammed this last tune out in extended form to a big finish, and the crowd slowly drifted off knowing that they had just witnessed a legendary show which already would have been so, but the added magic of Kevin Milner's two song moving interlude only made it all that much sweeter. When it's clear to all from the vibe of the band that it wasn't just another night on stage in just another town, there's a consensus by all, band included of a mouth dropping WOW!...

    And so it was....a great night to be alive rocking and rolling in Cincinnati. The feeling brings to mind the 80's Triumph song where the line goes "I'm young now, I'm wild, and I'm free...got the magic power of the music in me".

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    Though it's a wet rainy morning, I woke today still basking in the glow of the wonderful slice of Rock n' Roll Heaven that I was drenched in last night at MOTR on Main in OTR compliments of happy hippie rocker Timothy Showalter, and brainchild of his Philadelphia based band Strand of Oaks.

    The night was kicked off by a short set provided by said band's phenomenal guitar player Jason Anderson warming the large crowd up by demonstrating his own personal low key brand of songwriting. His approach was easy going and affable, engaging and inviting the audience to participate at his prompting with light-hearted quickly learned sing-along phrases.

    I arrived early enough to have the pleasure of meeting Tim to thank him for making a stop in Cincy, and discussing what music lovers do best, our love of music, and comparing our common interests in other artists, and how moved we are by them. He had toured for a month with label mates, and a folky favorite of mine from North Carolina - the little known Bowerbirds who I got to hang with on their multiple visits to the area, and it was cool to share notes with Tim of our love for them. He was a joy to meet, and has an infectious peaceful good positive energy vibe about him. He has no ridiculous ego, and was seen moving around excitedly chatting with anyone and everyone. His realness only aims to display that he's just one of us, and is excited about music just like we all are.

    Immediately following Anderson's short set, Strand of Oaks took the stage, and though Tim is understandably front and center, and the main draw, his entire band of 4 counting himself is so incredibly solid and talented.

    For starters his guitarist Jason, and recent addition to the band is no doubt the missing piece of puzzle for Strand of Oaks' sound to have gone from good to great.

    Song after song his dynamic prowess was on display where you knew that you were in the presence of not just a run of the mill picker. Dude stands out.

    The drums and bass were professionally and exceptionally tight and solid, and Tim was in great spirits, and also in great voice delivering his goose bumpy awesome rockin' songs with themes that often described growing up loving music, and never wanting to lose the feeling, along with growing in life, and moving along to a more positive place being kind to one another.

    A couple tunes in they grooved into what I'll describe as what I'd consider a Verve-like tune, or their "In-a-gadda-da-vida" with their psychedelic epic song "Taking Acid and Talking to my Brother" that moved and grooved in all it's trippy transcending way, drenched in groovy psychedelic guitar trippiness.

    With that they lead right into their crowd-pleaser "Radio Kids" that recalls the joy of a teen excited about being turned on to all kinds of great music, and wanting to get that feeling back.

    Midway through their set, Tim announced that he had made a new friend that day meeting a singer/songwriter in the crowd named Kevin Milner, a complete unknown, who next week will be having a tumor removed from his chest with a 50/50 chance of destroying his vocal chords. He invited him to the stage to play a couple of his originals where Kevin giddily described how incredible this feeling was to be able to share his tunes with a packed house when normally he plays to 3 people.

    What came next was something that I'm sure that no one could've anticipated with his beautiful acoustic guitar playing, and a voice of a pure angel singing a heart tugging poignant song that left the crowd in tears. As he plucked the last note to this song the audience erupted into massive applause and cheers knowing that they just heard something incredibly special. The joy on Kevin's face only made the tears and cheers run more wildly. The band improvised with Kevin on his next moving song that they had just learned, and brought the house down once more. If his tunes weren't incredible enough, the energy from the band, and them blowing it up to magnificent proportions on the fly also left the crowd in complete awe.

    Kevin left the stage with every member of the audience reaching to touch him and to pat him on the back for having given us such an incredible experience that none of us will ever forget.

    Tim returned to the mic with tears in his eyes saying that if he never played another show again for the rest of his life, what he had just witnessed he will never forget as being one of the most moving and amazing things that he has ever seen.

    I was thinking inside "Wow, now how do you top that?", and the band smartly went into their epic and moving song "JM" (one of my personal favorites) which is an ode to the late singer/songwriter Jason Molina, and a tune with a vibe much like Neil Young's - Cortez the Killer.

    They closed their set with 3 more tunes including the trippy "Everything" and ended the show with their first well known tune "Goshen '97' where again he discusses being a teen and discovering and listening to rock and roll in his bedroom where the crowd knew right on queue to loudly sing the repeated fist pumping lyrics "I was lonely but I was having fun".

    They jammed this last tune out in extended form to a big finish, and the crowd slowly drifted off knowing that they had just witnessed a legendary show which already would have been so, but the added magic of Kevin Milner's two song moving interlude only made it all that much sweeter. When it's clear to all from the vibe of the band that it wasn't just another night on stage in just another town, there's a consensus by all, band included of a mouth dropping WOW!...

    And so it was....a great night to be alive rocking and rolling in Cincinnati. The feeling brings to mind the 80's Triumph song where the line goes "I'm young now, I'm wild, and I'm free...got the magic power of the music in me".
    Dude...you really need to be writing reviews and happenings around town for a local newspaper or magazine. Well done Bb-fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Content1 View Post
    Dude...you really need to be writing reviews and happenings around town for a local newspaper or magazine. Well done Bb-fan!
    Thanks man, I really appreciate that.

    Though that would be something that I think that I could truly dig, my fear would be having to rather than reviewing what moved me to passionately want to.

    If I weren't moved, I don't know if I could find the words, and I wouldn't want that to show through to where my subjective viewpoint would possibly come off as a pan of an artist whose show deserved to be described as if from a fan, to a fan.

    Now if I could find a gig where they'd accept my entries whenever the mood hits, hell yeah, sign me up.

    Rolling Stone Magazine...can you hear me?

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