Saved by rock and/or roll

Remember when the Bengals made the Super Bowl? That was out of this world, wasn’t it? Now it’s back down to earth…

That’s OK, because music can save your mortal soul. (But we cannot teach you how to dance real slow. Oh, and Don McLean is a bit of a d-bag.)

Let’s see what’s on the rock-it docket this week.

Tuesday, the Old 97’s and the Vandoliers play Southgate’s main room, and Jason Dea West plays a freebie in the Lounge.

On Wednesday, The Minks are in Southgate’s upstairs Revival Room.

Thursday shows:

  • Dale Watson plays Southgate with The Shootouts as his opener.
  • Here Come The Mummies are at Bogart’s.
  • The Velveteers play Madison Live, with Wonky Tonk opening.

On Friday:

  • Dwight Yoakam plays the Hard Rock Casino
  • The Josephines are at Southgate.
  • Jim Messina will be at the Ludlow Garage
  • The Whispering Beard Folk Festival kicks off at Carriage House Farm in North Bend. Here’s the full lineup:
Campers welcome!

Saturday kicks off live local music at Neltner’s Farm during their Fall Festival (bands are on stage 1:30-4:30 p.m.). Here’s the full music lineup:

You won’t find a finer family of human beings than the Neltners, so load the kids in the truckster and head to Camp Springs, KY for some good clean fun and some great music.

After you pick up your pumpkin, head to Mt. Adams for Crowley’s 85th Anniversary celebration, with Cereal Killers on the outdoor stage around 8:30.

Will Howard Cohen do some Irish Dancing? We can only hope so!

Other Saturday shows include Hyryder at Annie’s, Joan Osborne at Ludlow Garage, Siri Imani headlining the Fountain Square free show, and a “Corn Stand Jam” at RiversEDGE in Hamilton, with the Rumpke Mountain Boys and several other bands.

Great news… and not so great news

Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker of Wussy are playing at my house on Friday, October 28th as part of their Undertow tour, and I’m so excited…

However, tickets went on sale while I was at the beach and the show is already sold out.

(As the host, I do get to comp 5 guests – if you’re interested, lemme know.)

Odds and sods

Cereal Killers frontman Howard Cohen weighs in on the Ovation’s new name:

More proof that drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould, Mountain Goats) is hilarious:

“Comedians in Cargo Shorts Getting Custard…”

Recommended Reading

Bandcamp wrote about the punk scene in Cincinnati.

Nice interview with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in The New Yorker.

Album Cover of the Week

Whoever was in charge of hair, wardrobe and set design should’ve been fired, but Hayley still rocks.

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