THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE CAPTAIN.Long, long ago, in
a galaxy far, far away—wait, wrong beginning. Ahem. The origin of Monty
the Riverboat Captain is a tall-tale shrouded in mystery. Some say he
was born on
the banks of the Ohio River under a blue moon, and others say he simply
appeared on a riverboat one summer day, a young man with a full white
Regardless of which story you choose to believe, this much is known:
steered many a riverboat safely in and out of varied ports, and these
have helped him earn the position of the official Midpoint Music
mascot. We’re very excited to have Monty aboard serving as the guiding
all things MPMF Indie Summer Series and MidPoint Music Festival 2011!
MIDPOINT INDIE SUMMER SERIES
The MidPoint Indie Summer Series
is a free concert series taking place every Friday on Fountain
Square, June 3 through September 2.
FRIDAY, JUNE 39:40pm :: You, You're Awesome (CD Release Party)
The first time
Monty listened to Cincinnati-based duo You, You’re Awesome (YYA), he was part
of a jam-packed audience at one of his favorite Cincinnati haunts. The flashing
lights, ‘80s-workout-video projections, dedication of the drummer and energy of
the synthesizer/Nintendo DS/overall-cool-sounds maestro combined in such a way
that had Monty’s mustache not already been naturally curled at the tips, it would
have out of sheer exuberation. Be prepared for a lot of booty-shakin’ and
head-bouncin’; as Monty found, it is nearly impossible to stand still during
YYA’s creative, collaborative and dynamic set. And cheers! This is the CD Release Party for YYA’s debut LP, Good Point, Whoever Said That.
8:20pm :: Javelin
obscure song blaring from the neighbor kid’s beat-up Trans Am, back in the
idyllic summer days of the ‘90s, when all you wanted was a Rocket Pop from the
ice cream truck? Combine that with heavy synth production and the feeling of
wandering through a postmodern museum hopped up on 5 Hour Energy, and you’ll
have an inkling of what’s in store when you check out Javelin. A cousin-duo
from Brooklyn, Javelin crafts refreshing Electronica grooves using boom boxes,
found and self-made samples.
7:00pm :: Lydia Burrell
Thick and chunky,
like your favorite peanut butter, Lydia Burrell knows what you’re craving at
any given time. This Electronica trio from Louisville, KY, utilizes a myriad of
synthesized effects, propelling guitar and drum lines, and front man/founder
Alexander Smith’s even-keeled vocals run smoothly on top of the cacophony of
melodies. Think industrial electronic
grinding force meets surprisingly pop-minded vocalizations. In short, Lydia Burrell=a Reese’s Cup,
the perfect combination of two things that unexpectedly belong together.
**FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT**Just confirmed - Okkervil River will perform Friday, Sep 23 at MidPoint Music Festival!
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