WIN TIX: MONO w/ Young Widows @ Headliners – 4/25


with Young Widows
Doors 9pm / 18 and over
Show Time: 10pm

About MONO:

In 2003, “One Step More and You Die” was released world wide on Arena Rock Recording of the US and Rykodisc of UK. In Japan, MONO established their own label “Human Highway” and started to release several indie artists that they met on their world tours.

In 2004, MONO signed a deal with the American label Temporary Residence, Ltd. They started recording albums with the Chicago engineer Steve Albini: “Walking Cloud and Deep Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun” (2004), “You Are There” (2006), and 25-members orchestra featured “Hymn To The Immortal Wind” (2009).

Every year, MONO plays 150 shows on average in North America, Europe, and Asia. Also, they have participated in world-famous music festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Arvika, Fulsfred (Sweden), Pukklepop, Dour, Cactus, Domino (Belgium), Les Eurockeennes (France), Colors of Ostrava (the Czech Republic), Roskilde (Denmark), All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK), Formoz (Taiwan), Strawberry Fes (China), SXSW (US) and FujiRock Festival (Japan).

In 2009, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, MONO performed in New York (the city of their first overseas performance ten years earlier) with Wordless Music Orchestra: a 25-member orchestra that is known to play with cutting-edge artists. In 2010, the performance released as a DVD/CD titled “Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra”. They also performed as MONO with Holy Ground Orchestra and got great responses in Tokyo, London, and Melbourne.

In, 2012 MONO returned to the studio with the Wordless Music Orchestra to record their sixth album, “For My Parents”, with engineer Henry Hirsch and mixer Fred Weaver. Later in 2012 they appeared at the Fujirock Festival for the world premiere performance of “For My Parents”. It was praised as one of their best performances, both by the audience and the media. The following tour featured over 100 shows across 45 countries in a ten-month span of time.


About Young Widows:

Young Widows’ bruising 2006 debut, Settle Down City, introduced the Louisville, KY trio as an ugly force to be reckoned with. Two years later they dropped Old Wounds, their sophomore stomp that inspired at least a dozen imitators of varying degrees of success. From there the band traded some of their trademark fury for the bleak, widescreen atmospheres of In and Out of Youth and LIghtness. Now, three years later, Young Widows meld the strengths of their past and their tenacity for the future to forge an album perfectly befitting their merciless moniker.
Young Widows are a creatively restless bunch. Easy Pain is easily their densest, most disturbingly addictive record yet. The guitars are enormous, the drums are pummeling, and the trademark gut-churning bass is more jaw-dropping than ever. Evan Patterson’s lyrics and vocal delivery are more expressive and dynamic, and the production is absolutely massive. Disregarding all boundaries and pushing forward with a masterful command of post-punk, noise rock, pseudo industrial, experimental doom, and goth, Young Widows emit the intimidating force of a 10-piece with the heart and soul of a classic power trio. Few artists can simultaneously summarize their entire recorded career while also undeniably expanding upon it. Young Widows have done exactly that, and have earned their reputation as a truly peerless group. In their constant pursuit of the intersection of beauty and ugliness, Easy Pain is unquestionably their most fully realized album to date.

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MidPoint Indie Summer Series 2014 Line-up Announced

I can say for a fact that I have enjoyed every time that I made the trip to Ciny to see one of the MidPoint Indie Summer Series events.  They just announced the line-up for this summer, so pick your favorites and plan on spending a Friday night in Cincy.  It takes place at Fountain Square (downtown) at 520 Vine Street.  The series is every Friday night from May 30th to August 29th.  Food and drink vendors will be around too.  Oh, yeah… it’s free.

I’ve highlighted some of the ones I’m looking forward to including MAN MAN, The Pass w/ Islands, WHY?, Those Darlins, Moon Taxi, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah…


May 30

  • 10 p.m. WHY?
  • 9 p.m. Yip Deceiver
  • 8 p.m. Bad Boxes
  • 7 p.m. Dark Colour


June 6

  • 10 p.m. Wussy
  • 9 p.m. Tigerlilies
  • 8 p.m. Honey & Houston
  • 7 p.m. Mason School of Rock


June 13

  • 10 p.m. Betty Who
  • 9 p.m. Vito Emmanuel
  • 8 p.m. Captain Kidd
  • 7 p.m. Pluto Revolts


June 20

  • 10 p.m. Those Darlins
  • 9 p.m. The Harlequins
  • 8 p.m. Those Crosstown Rivals
  • 7 p.m. Frankl Project


June 27

  • 10 p.m. Moon Taxi
  • 9 p.m. Peridoni
  • 8 p.m. Nevele
  • 7 p.m. Acarya


July 4

  • 10 p.m. Local H
  • 9 p.m. New Strange
  • 8 p.m. Mad Anthony
  • 7 p.m. One Day Steady


July 11

  • 10 p.m. Soledad Brothers
  • 9 p.m. Electric Citizen
  • 8 p.m. Pop Goes the Evil
  • 7 p.m. Grotesque Brooms


July 18

  • 10 p.m. Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites
  • 9 p.m. DAAP Girls
  • 8 p.m. Mardou


July 25

  • 10 p.m. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • 9 p.m. Public
  • 8 p.m. Danny & His Fantasy


Aug. 1

  • 10 p.m. The Spiders (Tribute to David Bowie)
  • 9 p.m. The Honey Spiders


Aug. 8

  • 10 p.m. MAN MAN
  • 9 p.m. Injecting Strangers
  • 8 p.m. Ohio Knife
  • 7 p.m. Skeleton Hands


Aug. 15

  • 10 p.m. The Nightbeast
  • 9 p.m. Co-Headliner TBA


Aug. 22

  • 10 p.m. The Psychodots
  • 9 p.m. Lemon Sky
  • 8 p.m. Tonefarmer
  • 7 p.m. Heavy Hinges


Aug. 29

  • 10 p.m. Islands
  • 9 p.m. The Pass
  • 8 p.m. The Yugos
  • 7 p.m. Joey Cook & The Keepers of the Secret

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OutKast plays Friday night, so by Saturday, you will be craving some more hip hop.  Look no further than Louisville’s own JaLin Roze!

James Lindsey Jr. better known as JaLin Roze is a proud Louisville native. Growing up JaLin’s household was always full of music. His mother would frequently play Luther Vandros, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Barry White to name a few. His first project entitled the Blouprint was an ode to one of his favorite artists Jay-Z, which was JaLin rapping his own style over Jay-Z beats. The Blouprint turned a lot of heads but it was just the beginning of the emcee’s career. His second project Few and Far Between was really where JaLin found his flow as well as found his sound with his producer Josh Larock. Few and Far Between was spearheaded by the “Taxi” freestyle which gained national attention. His third installment, The Brilliance, was the most well received of his works. Gaining honors of best mixtape of 2011 on several sites The Brilliance was perceived as a classic. JaLin is currently touring to promote his latest album GrandNationalDreams, released in 2012.


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