The 13th annual MidPoint Music Festival kicks off this Thursday, offering festival goers three days of music, fun, food and drink, in various venues throughout Over the Rhine and downtown. While headliners at this year's MidPoint are The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo and OK Go, the festival continues to embrace emerging artists, the bands people will be talking about next year.
In preparation for this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival, I met up with John Crowell and Caitlin Behlefrom Each Note Secure to talk about what local bands are on their must-see lists and how to best prepare for the fest.
In a recent review, I compared Moonbow’s first album The End of Time to a roller coaster. If that metaphor stands true, then the album new again by The Happy Maladies is the merry-go-round – and this ride is missing a gear or two; and the ride, and its operator, have a few screws loose.