DON’T MISS THIS: Best Bets For MPMF Friday
If you’re heading out for MidPoint on Friday (9/24), we highly recommend you get yourself to these shows ASAP.Â Friday finds a bit more atmospheric rock than Thursday, but the lineup is poised to please the indie fan in everyone.
Cincinnati Club at 11:30PM
Top off your night with one of the acts that many are looking most forward to, Surfer Blood. The band is the closer for Saturday at the Cincinnati Club, following the secret show (have you figured out the secret show artist yet?). Fresh off the release of their list-topping 2010 debut, expect to see a band that combines traditional indie influences with certifiable noise. They never disappoint.
Seedy Seeds and Caribou
Grammers at 8:30PM/9:30PM
Grammers is yet again the place to be with Cincinnati’s own Seedy Seeds taking the stage early. This three-party team mixes influences as far as electric noise to sweet pop, and everything in between. The band fills the stage everytime, and will most certainly be your new favorite band to “take home” from the festival.
Stick around for another buzz band, Caribou. Mixing countries of residence, Dan Snaith is layered, lush, and complex. Fans of paying attention to every flawless musical detail will tip their glasses (unless they’re at the Secret Show!).
Lions Rampant and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Southgate House 10:00PM/11:00PM
Take a trip over to the historic Southgate House for some good ole down and fun rock with the Lions Rampant. Playing the Party on the River this summer for Q102 is definitely the vibe that fits this fun band that ties R&R with a more authentic Maroon 5 feeling.
Afterwards, DC’s seminal political-punk band, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will challenge every portion of your brain. Not in the mood for that? Round out your night absorbing the bands passionate soundtrack. You’ll thank them come election season.