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11:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

'Journey' brings Landreth to town

Sonny Landreth, who recently released "Elemental Journey," will play the 20th Century in Oakley Thursday. Provided photo

Sonny Landreth returns to his roots on his latest album, “Elemental Journey.” But it might surprise some people that before he became a guitar star, Landreth put in a lengthy stint as a trumpet player.

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12:17 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Grace Potter's new album, "The Lion the Beast the Beat," arrives in stores Tuesday. Provided photo

To see or not to see the Beach Boys, that is the question.

The band’s 50th anniversary tour plays Riverbend Tuesday amid some of the most conflicting publicity in years.

A recent spate of stories centers on the somewhat shaky rapprochement of Brian Wilson, the fragile creative genius behind the band’s legendary music, and his cousin, singer Mike Love, who has kept the flame alive while Wilson battled demons and band lost original members Dennis and Carl Wilson, Brian’s brothers.

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2:33 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Dawes awes Taft Ballroom crowd

Dawes – Wylie Gelber (left), Griffin Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith and Tay Strathairn – rocked the Taft Ballroom Wednesday night. Provided photo

Five songs into Wednesday night’s Dawes show, Taylor Goldsmith asked how many in the crowd of about 300 had seen the band before. Maybe a third or so whooped and hollered in response.

“This is for the first-timers,” the band’s frontman said before the Los Angeles  foursome tore into an incendiary version of “When My Time Comes” from its first album, “North Hills,” at the Taft Theatre Ballroom.

The time had come to dial up the intensity. 

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4:35 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Midpoint Music Festival Makes First Round of Artist Announcements

Best Coast

The good folks who put on Cincinnati's annual Midpoint Music Festival have released the first round of artists playing this year's festival.  The event takes place September 27 - 29 in downtown Cincinnati.

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12:34 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines WNKU Music Stage at this weekend's Paddlefest

WNKU has been a proud sponsor of Paddlefest and the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival for 8 years now, and each year we've managed to host a pretty impressive line up of local and regional musicians.  This year, we're very excited to announce that The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - the only band to ever play the Vans Warped Tour with a washboard - will be headlining the Friday night festival.

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11:33 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Doc Watson influenced generations of musicians. Provided photo

Hundreds of people gathered in Deep Gap, N.C., Sunday to say goodbye to Doc Watson, one of the true giants of American music who died May 29 at the age of 89. 

The best way to honor the kindly gentleman, who lost his sight as a baby, is to have a musician explain the impact that he had on generations of players.

WNKU’s Pam Temple, who plays with husband Spencer Funk in Wild Carrot, wrote this gracious tribute.

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12:44 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Monday morning notebook

The poster for the documentary "Louder Than Love," the story of Detroit's Grande Ballroom.

Who knew that San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967 had a counterpart in Detroit of all places?

Director Tony D’Annunzio’s documentary “Louder Than Love” tells the little known story of the Grande (Gran-dee) Ballroom, which was the home base of the MC5 and other Motown rockers such as the Stooges and Alice Cooper. But it is the fascinating footage of British bands such as Cream, the Who and Pink Floyd that give the project more than a regional appeal.

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9:38 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Carrie Newcomer Bringing Her Music to Loveland and Dayton, Ohio

 

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will be in Loveland, Ohio at Grailville Retreat Center leading a writing workshop sponsored by Grailville, Women’s Way of Ohio and Kentucky and Women Writing for a Change.Newcomer is also performing at Grailville, May 20th and at a fundraiser for the Dayton International Peace Museum at Shiloh Church UCC May 18th.

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10:05 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Midpoint Indie Summer Line Up Announced

The lineup for this year's Midpoint Indie Summer Music Series on Fountain Square is announced.  Head to the Square every Friday night for a preview of the acts you can expect to see at September's Midpoint Music Festival.  Music starts at 7pm.  It's free and open to all ages.  And be sure to stop by the WNKU tent to say hello and register for cool prizes!

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8:48 pm
Sun May 13, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe at Canal Street Tavern. Photo by Edward Mowinckel. doctormowinckel.com

Scott Miller did two things here for the first time Friday night. 

He played Molly Malone’s in Covington and he played with violinist Rayna Gellert. The evening went so well that chances are good there will be a repeat performance.

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