Riverbend

TUNE IN SATURDAY FROM NOON TO 4PM AS THE REAL MARY PEALE AND JOHN PATRICK BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE OHIO RIVER THROWDOWN

The inaugural Ohio River Throwdown kicks off this Saturday at Noon at Riverbend Music Center with three stages of live music all day long. 

It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of Anders Osborne at the 20th Century and Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration. 

Rick McCarty has seen weeks like this before. He calls it coincidence, but more mystical types might call it this summer’s harmonic convergence.

Dar Williams invited more than 200 folks over Saturday night for a spirited evening of songs and stories.

In lieu of hosting at her house, which is in New York, Williams  turned the Redmoor in Mount Lookout into a suitable stand-in as she played eight of the 10 tunes from “In the Time of Gods,” and six others with the help of keyboard player Bryn Roberts and guitarist Josh Kaler. 

The music was certainly the centerpiece, but it was some unexpected moments that lent the night its homey feel. 

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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