CINCINNATI - Here are four WCPO music connoisseurs—myself (MP), multimedia producer Brian Niesz (BN), digital content manager P. J. O'Keefe (PJO) and digital photographer Emily Maxwell (EM) —mapping out our respective treasure hunts from Friday's lineup at the 12th annual MidPoint Music Festival.
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5:30 — Izzy and the Catastrophics—EM and PJO (Midway)
6 — American Royalty—EM (Washington Park)
7:15 — Youth Lagoon: Trevor Powers, hiding behind the nom de tune Youth Lagoon, is Boise, Idaho’s answer Moby. He creates lush landscapes of electronic music, tucking his voice into the folds and setting off on happy spatial journeys. I’m curious whether this carries in the daylight of outdoors.—MP. Laid back and easy to listen to, should be a good warm up for a night of music.—BN (Washington Park).
7:45 — Allan Pray—EM (CAC)
8 — Secret Colours: If you’re afraid you won’t be able to squeeze into the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club show Saturday, check out this Chicago band to hear from the same pool of chill-out drive rock.—MP. The “You’ll Dig It If You Dig” includes The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. Plus, it’s a great excuse to be early for Warpaint.—BN. (Grammer’s)
8:45 — The Head and the Heart—EM and PJO (Washington Park)
9 — The Get Togethers: No pun here that you can hear a bit of the Septemberists and Decemberists in this band, which made a record (“Home As in Houston”) with songs named after all 12 months. Earthy, honest pop with lyrical and musical heft.—MP (Main Event)
9:30 — Warpaint: Not to be missed. Warpaint is a good band on its recordings but an astonishing, transcendent band live.—BN. Also chosen by PJO (Grammer’s)
10 — Good Graeff: Twins Brooke and Brittany Graeff have roots in bluegrass and folk but lace it with the pace, urgency and lyrical angst of punk. —MP (Japp’s Annex). Saturday Looks Good to Me—EM (Know Theatre
10:15 — Caveman: Accessible art rock. Yes, really.—BN (CAC)
10:30 — The Almighty Get Down—EM (Mr. Pitiful's)
11 — Kentucky Knife Fight: Honky-tonk blues with the snarl of punk, from St. Louis.—MP (The Drinkery)
11:30 — Kishi Bashi—PJO (CAC)
11:45 — Eclipse Movement: Tower of Power soul meets turntablism and hip-hop from former CCM buddies.—MP (The Drinkery). On An On: I’ll be checking out this indie/electro pop’s band for the first time and hoping their show is more indie than electro.—BN (Know Theatre, main stage).
12 — The Technicolors: Closing out the night with a hard-rock band at my favorite local bar.—BN. Also chosen by EM and PJO (MOTR)
12:30 — Bella Clava: Three-part harmonies atop Nazarethean riff rock.—MP. Also chosen by EM (Mainstay)
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