Five Bands You Can’t Miss At MPMF
The clock is ticking on the Midpoint Music Festival coming out of Cincinnati. There are less than 24 hours left to purchase 3-day wristbands (after that, you’ll have to buy individual passes). With so many talented bands, where should you divide your festival time? Here are our top five bands you shouldn’t miss if you still want to keep your hipster card.
Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, Colour Revolt has seen numerous line-up changes but is coming out strong with their latest release on Fat Possum Records. With past favorites like “Mattresses Underwater” and newer tracks like “A Siren,” the band is looking to expand on their radially increasing fan base.
Be there Saturday at Jack Potts Tavern at 9:00PM. Come a little earlier to be entitled to a front row spot.
One of the bigger buzz bands of the year, Surfer Blood is ready to ride the Midpoint Music Festival, closing out the Cincinnati Club on Friday at 11:30PM after the hyped Secret Show. For Pitchfork Media fans, the band has been buzzed about for quite sometime.
If you’re still looking to fill the void since Built to Spill’s last Cincinnati appearance, don’t look any further than Surfer Blood.
Bands like +/- always come off a bit obscure. After all, how do you really pronounce their name? Whether or not you knew that to pronounce the bands name as ‘plus/minus,’ the band is set to rock Artworks at 8:00PM on Saturday. The band has been buzzing around the New York area for years but are now ready to take their grinding electronic-meets-pop noise to the Cincinnati tri-state.
Popular for numerous appearances during the MPMF Summer Fountain Square Indie series and four tours of SXSW, the Sundresses have been one of the bright spots of the Cincinnati music scene for some time. Playing Below Zero at 12:00AM on Saturday, expect to be moving on your feet with some big-band meets ska type sounds.
Don’t miss the largest band trying to break out of Cincinnati! Your indie cred card can’t take a hit like this!
What’s that you say? You haven’t heard of Lower Dens yet? Well get ready for this band who sound like a mixture between heaven and Unwed Sailor (who are also playing MPMF this year). Relaxed, ambient and hailing from Maryland, the band will be quieting down the night on Friday at MOTR at 11PM.
Don’t forget to buy your three-day pass before Tuesday at 5PM. Otherwise, you’ll have to find a retail venue still selling them or buy individual tickets. With so many great bands, you’ll be shelling out a lot more than the bands affordable price if you try to pay individually.
UPDATE: Just announced – $20 single-day passes will be on sale at all MPMF venues. If you can’t make it to all three days, this is a good opportunity to still roam the festival for a day.