CityBeat New Music Showcase

The 2013 New Music Showcase event presented by Coors Light will feature performances by 6 of Greater Cincinnati’s best local bands as they battle it out for audience votes to help determine who will be crowned New Artist of the Year at the 16th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show the following weekend.

These artists, as well as other local bands on the rise, will also be profiled in CityBeat’s special Music Issue which hits the streets on January 16th. Long known for having the best music coverage in the Cincinnati area, fans will read about the bands to watch out for in 2013 in this highly anticipated special issue. Continue reading

FOTOFOCUS at Historic Herzog: Annie’s Baby Had A Baby

"Annie's Baby Had A Baby"
October 5 – January 31
Exhibition Opening: Friday October 5, 7:00 pm – 10 pm

Supported and documented by a host of local photographers and filmmakers, this show brings viewers face to face with Hank Williams, James Brown, Patti Page, and why The Train Keeps A-Rollin' All Night Long in our region. Held in the space where Cincinnati’s first professional recording studio captured "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Cincinnati's first R&B recording, a visit to this show itself is an act of participation in this group's efforts to save historic locations like Herzog at 811 Race and King at 1540 Brewster Ave. Select photographers include Keith Neltner, Michael Kearns, Scott Beseler, Jess Kinder, Brewster Rhoads, Danny Nader, Matthew Andrews, John Curley, Steve Ziegelmeyer, Rick Neltner and more, with The Sally Nixes as curators.
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The Big Payback: GRIOTS REVENGE (James Brown 5th Anniversary)

"The Big Payback: GRIOTS REVENGE"
Friday 12.30.11 - Historic Herzog - 7:30 p.m.
5th anniversary of James Brown's passing.

(Cincinnati, OH) The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will make history with another installment from the King Records chronicles by hosting a star studded celebration marking the 5th Anniversary of James Brown's homecoming at the former Herzog Studios on Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
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Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

"Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams"
Thursday 12.22.11 - Historic Herzog - 7 p.m.
63rd anniversary of Hank Williams Herzog session

(Cincinnati, OH) The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will host another unique event on the next anniversary of when Hank Williams recorded in Cincinnati at the former Herzog Studios on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 7 p.m. 
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15th Annual CEAs VIP Music Heritage Package

(Regular admission is $17 advance/ $20 day of show)
Sunday, November 20, 20011 - Showtime: 7 p.m. VIP time: 6 p.m.

Experience Cincinnati’s annual music celebration, the 15th Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs), in VIP style and become an inaugural member of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation – The Funky Drummer Society.  The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation (CUSAMHF) is a young non-profit 501c3 group dedicated to celebrating and preserving the region’s rich and diverse music, while nurturing and showcasing emerging talents. CUSAMHF has played an important role in celebrating and installing historic landmarks to the area’s music history by working with original artists, family members of musicians, new artists and communities shaped by our history.  In honor of the 42nd anniversary of “The Funky Drummer” CUSAMHF will open its doors to members and declare Cincinnati not only where rock-n-roll was conceived, but the most-sampled city in the world.CEA MUSIC HERITAGE VIP BENEFITS
Exclusive Madison Theater Upper Balcony Access

  • Pre-party as DJ Pillow and Apryl Reign remix “The Funky Drummer” on the VIP Balcony (6-7p.m.)
  • Complimentary drinks and eats
  • Advance copy of “Hank to Thank” - Dallas Moore Band featuring Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne (SOL RECORDS) full-length CD recorded live on Hank Williams anniversary at Herzog before a live studio audience
  • A limited edition “Train kept a-rollin’” 60th anniversary card autographed by legendary King Records session, and original Tiny Bradshaw, drummer Philip Paul
  • Automatic membership into The Funky Drummer Society -CUSAMHF’s inaugural membership group with 1-year benefits:
  1. Invitations and discounts to special events and merchandise!
  2. Access to new website for free downloads & streaming of rare and unreleased music featuring CEA artists like Dr. Chris Walker, The Hiders, The Tammy WhyNots, The Comet Bluegrass Allstars, Dallas Moore with Jody Payne and more!
  3. Discount rental and access to Historic Herzog (Cincinnati’s 1st professional recording studio space, where Cincinnati R&B was 1st recorded, the last standing building where Hank Williams recorded professionally and home to CUSAMHF)!
  4. Ability to participate in efforts to dedicate and save historic landmarks!
  5. Receive newsletters and eblasts about musical history and happenings!

BONUS:  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame King Records Class World Debut! – With every CEA VIP purchase by 11/16/11 you will be entered into a raffle for limited spots to the invite-only, live-from-the-Rock Hall, interactive class on King Records at CET on 11/18/11 from 1:30-3:30pm

Proceeds benefit Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation