This Friday, the amazing month of Friday night shows at Fountain Square continues as a part of the MidPoint Indie Summer Series with Brooklyn based Class Actress. The project from the mind of Elizabeth Harper is currently still touring on their debut LP in 2011’s Rapprocher. A combination of electronic driven dance pop beats and Elizabeth’s gorgeous voice, the group brings a fun vibe, literally and figuratively, to the “Weekend”. Below, you can preview not only the song just named for the dance floor, but also see Elizabeth slow it down acoustically with “Adolescent Heart” courtesy of Big Ugly Yellow Couch. Whether we’ll get a mix of both styles remains to be seen, the one thing you can count on is that you’ll get your Friday started off right by checking out this FREE show. Class Actress goes on at 9:30 PM, with Vito Emmanuel and Crown opening at 7.
Written by Greg Dahman
Austin, Texas rockers The Bright Light Social Hour return to Cincinnati for the 3rd time in the last year to kick off the MidPoint Summer Series at Fountain Square tonight. Their first appearance was at last year’s MidPoint Festival along with a return show in January, and if that wasn’t enough, they will be returning for a fourth time in July for the inaugural Bunbury Musical Festival. In case you’ve missed our previous coverage of the band, you can check out my preview of the January show featuring a live video of hit “Shanty” along with a Thought on Tracks exclusive interview. In support of the group will be local acts Buffalo Killers and The Kickaways.
If you’ve never been down to see a MidPoint Summer show, this is the perfect one to get your feet wet. A stage set up at Fountain Square sets up an incredible scenic venue right in the heart of downtown, and best of all, every show is FREE. Oh, and The Bright Light Social Hour put on a fucking great show. So there’s that reason to go too. The acts on the series represent a wide variety of genres and styles so there is sure to be a show for everyone, not just the stuck up indie crowd like myself. That said, the nights of the MidPoint Summer Series line-up that I find to be particularly intriguing and “must see” are below. You can view the complete list here.
Also, the initial line-up for the always fabulous MidPoint Music Festival in September is scheduled to be announced next week on June 6th. Early bird tickets are currently available for a steal at just $59 for 3 days of live music in venues all over OTR.
A few MidPoint Summer show you won’t want to miss:
The Seedy Seeds
Written by Greg Dahman