Photos: Rockers Greta Van Fleet Bring the Magic to Louisville

Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet's "Starcatcher World Tour" stopped by Louisville's KFC Yum! Center on May 16. Geese and Mirador opened for…

By CityBeat Staff

Greta Van Fleet performing at the KFC Yum! Center on May 16, 2024
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Photos: Hot Water Music Kicks off North American Anniversary Tour in Cincinnati

Florida-based punk band Hot Water Music kicked off the North American leg of their 30th-anniversary tour at Bogart's in Cincinnati on May…

By CityBeat Staff

Hot Water Music performing at Bogart's on May 3, 2024
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Photos: Inside Gunna's 'Bittersweet' Show in Columbus

On Saturday, rapper and singer Gunna brought the energy to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus with "The Bittersweet Tour." Flo Milli opened…

By CityBeat Staff

Gunna performing at the Schottenstein Center on May 4, 2024.
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 14 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in May

May marks the two-year anniversary of CityBeat’s spotlight articles highlighting performances from local artists each month, and, because of that (and because…

By Brent Stroud

Leggy, Isabelle Helle and The Hell’s Bells and Sharp Toys at MOTR Pub
A night of female lead rock and roll with local alt-pop heroes Leggy (pictured), catchy female-fronted garage rock from Isabelle Helle and The Hell’s Bells and moody guitar/vocal/drums duo Sharp Toys. 9:30 p.m. May 18. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.
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Photos: Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Slow Pulp (and Jenny Lewis!!!) Take the Stage in Columbus

On April 30, Ben Gibbard performed with his two popular indie bands, Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, at the…

By CityBeat Staff

The Postal Service (including Jenny Lewis) performing at the Schottenstein Center on April 30
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Photos: Inside Judas Priest's Fun Show in Indianapolis

English heavy metal band Judas Priest visited Indianapolis as part of their "Invincible Shield Tour" on April 28. The band, along with…

By CityBeat Staff

Judas Priest performing at Everwise Amphitheater in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 28, 2024
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Photos: Godsmack Brings the 'Vibez' to Cincinnati

Grammy-nominated hard rock band Godsmack paid a visit to Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady Music Center as part of their "Vibez Tour." The…

By CityBeat Staff

Godsmack performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on April 23, 2024
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Bad Bunny Brings His 'Most Wanted Tour' to Louisville [PHOTOS]

Puerto Rican rapper and international phenom Bad Bunny brought his popular trap music to Louisville's KFC Yum! Center on Monday as part…

By CityBeat Staff

Bad Bunny at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on April 22, 2024
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Photos: Bruce Springsteen Was on Fire During Nationwide Arena Performance

Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen and his backing band, the E Street Band, brought the essence of Americana to Nationwide Arena in Columbus…

By CityBeat Staff

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing at Nationwide Arena on April 21, 2024
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Photos: Dethklok Brings Very Subtle and Serene 'Mutilation on a Spring Night' Show to Cincinnati

The fictional metal band, originally created for Adult Swim animated television series Metalocalypse, is officially on tour. Melodic metal band Dethklok's tour, subtly…

By CityBeat Staff

Dethklok performs at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on April 12, 2024
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 10 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in April

The April lineup of local music set to take place around the city this month is as vibrant as the new leaves…

By Brent Stroud

Sons of Silverton, Patterns of Chaos, Blueprint (Columbus) and Tino (Dayton) at Urban Artifact
Some local hip-hop heroes, Sons of Silverton and Patterns of Chaos, along with Dayton hip-hop gem, Tino, take over Urban Artifact to celebrate the release of Columbus MC and producer Blueprint’s new album, Falling Down. 6 p.m. April 28. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com.
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Photos: Olivia Rodrigo's Show in Columbus Combines Pop Music and Abortion Rights Advocacy

On Friday, pop star Olivia Rodrigo performed to a sold-out crowd at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Just as she did at…

By CityBeat Staff

Fans at Olivia Rodrigo's show at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on March 22, 2024
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Photos: Everything We Saw During KK's Priest's Explosive Show at MegaCorp Pavilion

Metal fans flocked to MegaCorp Pavilion in Newport to see KK's Priest, the band created by Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, on…

By CityBeat Staff

Burning Witches performing at MegaCorp Pavilion on March 19, 2024
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Photos: GROUPLOVE Brings Fun, Energetic Show to Bogart's

On March 20, GROUPLOVE brought a high-energy show to Bogart's in Cincinnati. The band is touring in support of their latest album,…

By CityBeat Staff

GROUPLOVE performing at Bogart's on March 20, 2024
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Hail to the Kings: Avenged Sevenfold Brings Tour to Cincinnati [PHOTOS]

Modern rock legends Avenged Sevenfold paid a visit to Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center as part of their "Life is But a Dream..."…

By CityBeat Staff

Avenged Sevenfold at the Heritage Bank Center | March 13, 2024
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Photos: Midwest Princess Chappell Roan Pays a Visit to the Queen City

Our campy queen Chappell Roan paid a visit to Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady Music Center on March 10, and she did not…

By CityBeat Staff

Chappell Roan performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on March 10, 2024
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 10 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in March

These shows, residencies and benefits in Greater Cincinnati will be the soundtrack to things coming back to life as winter gives way…

By Brent Stroud

Maura Weaver at Shake It Records
Fresh off a March tour that includes a handful of appearances at this year’s SXSW music festival and dates supporting punk favorites Smoking Popes (including at Northside Tavern on March 22), Maura Weaver will do an intimate in-store performance at Shake It Records to celebrate a limited edition translucent red vinyl release of her record I Was Due for a Heartbreak on the Shake It label to benefit the animal shelter. This will be a chance to hear the core of the poignant and dynamic songs from the record with the sweeping pedal steel parts accompanying Weaver live for the first time as pedal steel player Travis Talbert joins her for the performance. Time yet to be announced, March 30. Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, instagram.com.
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Photos: Pantera, Lamb of God and Nest Take the Stage at Rupp Arena

Iconic heavy metal band Pantera took to the stage at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Wednesday to perform classic hits like "Walk"…

By CityBeat Staff

Lamb of God performing at Rupp Arena on Feb. 7, 2024
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 10 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in February

There’s something for every variety of music lover this month — performances across the city to take whoever you’re sweet on for…

By Brent Stroud

Spiderhand and Dummy Ups at MOTR Pub
Some of Cincinnati music’s finest join together for this celebration of local punk music. Spiderhand released one of the best records in the city last year and both bands should have a thing or two to teach concertgoers about rock and roll. 9 p.m. Feb. 2. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.
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Cincinnati Band Foxy Shazam Brings Electric New Year's Eve Show to the Brady Center [PHOTOS]

Cincinnati band Foxy Shazam gave concertgoers an truly electrifying New Year's Eve celebration during their performance at the Andrew J Brady Music…

By CityBeat Staff

Foxy Shazam performing at the Andrew J Brady 
Music Center on Dec. 31, 2023
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 11 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in January

January’s music lineup ensures that the year is starting off right with a varied and impressive list of events from local performers…

By Brent Stroud

Joe’s Truck Stop Residency at Southgate House Revival
Some groups and singers make country, roots and bluegrass music that seems to roll out of the past and into the world, anew.  Many of the artists in this residency, including local roots band Joe’s Truck Stop, are these sorts of country music innovators, helping to keep regional melodies alive. The varied lineup changes each week and includes pop-ups and an art show. The residency starts off with local country duo Bedel & Hibbard for a night labeled Truck Stop Story Hour. Week two features music and an art show with musician and artist John K. Victor followed by the Honky Tonk Truck Stop Ball for week three featuring Corn Johnson & CoRn, a two-step dance instruction and a vintage and western pop-up. The residency finishes off with Truck Stop Writers Round featuring Rae Fisher and Harlot, along with a potluck. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. 6th St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.
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The 20 Best Songs Released by Greater Cincinnati Musicians in 2023

This list is in no particular order — only what seemed to flow the best when (hopefully) listened to completely as one…

By Brent Stroud

“Eggshells” by Mol Sullivan
Mol Sullivan is one of the most written-about and, deservedly, praised artists in the city. She has put out a handful of vibrant and imaginative videos that do well to match her inventive and effortlessly pleasant songs over the last year. “Eggshells” is a contemplative baroque pop of the highest order and features Sullivan displaying her power of melody with lush vocals coloring the sound over top spare instrumentation. The track will be featured on her upcoming full-length album, GOOSE, out in January 2024.
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10 Greater Cincinnati Music Stories from 2023 that Struck a Tune

Cincinnati music fans enjoyed a monumental 2023, from the iconic visit from Taylor Swift to The National’s Homecoming Fest and more. Keep…

By Katie Griffith

The National Bring their Homecoming Festival to Cincinnati for a Second Time
By Ashley Moor
On the ICON Festival Stage in Smale Park, the National headlined both installments of the two-day festival. The indie rock band played albums High Violet on Sept. 15 and Trouble Will Find Me on Sept. 16 from start to finish. They also brought a star-studded roster of musical acts with them like Patti Smith, The Walkmen, Pavement and Weyes Blood, among others. The National shared stories with the audience about growing up in Cincinnati, moments that emphasized the importance of home and a “shared sense of place,” as Moor says in her review of the show.
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LANY Brings a Sizzling Show to MegaCorp Pavilion [PHOTOS]

Pop rock band LANY, consisting of Paul Klein and Jake Goss, stopped in Cincinnati for their "KISSMAS" show, featuring artist and songwriter Patrick…

By CityBeat Staff

LANY performing at MegaCorp Pavilion on Dec. 13, 2023
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Photos: Exmortus Brings Rowdy, Intimate Show to Ace of Cups in Columbus

Thrash metal band Exmortus brought a fun show to the intimate space at Ace of Cups in Columbus. The band was joined…

By CityBeat Staff

Exmortus performing at Ace of Cups on Dec. 7, 2023
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Swedish Metal Icons Meshuggah Take the Stage at Cincinnati's Brady Center [PHOTOS]

Meshuggah, one of the most iconic metal bands of the past few decades, brought their fall tour to Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady…

By CityBeat Staff

Whitechapel performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on Dec. 6, 2023
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Fans Moshed the Night Away During Exodus and Fit for an Autopsy Show at Bogart's [PHOTOS]

Fans moshed and crowd surfed the night away during the metal show at Bogart's on Dec. 5. Exodus, Fit for an Autopsy,…

By CityBeat Staff

Exodus performing at Bogart's on Dec. 5, 2023
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 12 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in December

December is one of the busiest and most celebratory times of the year, much like this month’s offerings from the city’s music…

By Brent Stroud

Santamania at The Mockbee
Founded by John Hays and still going strong in its tenth year, Santamania showcases some of the city’s finest punk, rock and roll and the like, this year featuring Vacation, Tweens, Leggy, Flesh Mother, Fruit LoOops, The Serfs, Beef, Mary Henry, Corker and tons more. Even out-of-town guests and friends like New York good-time punk duo Shellshag will be performing. This now two-day festival, back at the Mockbee this year, takes place across several stages all over the venue. There’s even a before and after celebration, “Nightmare Before Santamania,” on Dec. 14th and “Brunch With Santamania” on Dec. 17, both taking place at DSGN CLLCTV up the road in Northside. 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. $10 per night. The Mockbee, 2260 Central Parkway, Brighton, facebook.com/events.
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Photos: Cincinnati Fans Dance the Night Away During DVSN Show at Bogart's

Canadian R&B duo DVSN stopped by Bogart's in Cincinnati as part of their "Working On My Karma Tour" on Nov. 25, 2023.…

By CityBeat Staff

Fans dancing during DVSN's show at Bogart's on Nov. 25, 2023
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Direct Flight: Everything We Saw at the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas

The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, is labyrinth of punk rock history, its walls adorned with concert flyers, photographs of…

By CityBeat Staff

Ramones exhibit | The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Grace Potter Brings a Good Time to Cincinnati's Brady Center [PHOTOS]

Soulful rocker Grace Potter paid a visit to Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady Music Center on Nov. 10 to promote her latest album,…

By CityBeat Staff

Grace Potter performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on Nov. 10, 2023
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Photos: Ice Nine Kills and Friends Bring 'Kiss of Death' Tour to Cincinnati

Heavy metal band Ice Nine Kills was joined by In This Moment, Avatar and New Years Day for their "Kiss of Death"…

By CityBeat Staff

Ice Nine Kills performing at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on Nov. 8, 2023
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