MPMF.12 Thursday Photos

Day one of MPMF.12 is in the books. The Dirty Projectors put on a transcendent show at the historic Emory Theatre and Andrew Bird played a rousing set in the spectacular Washington Park. I was on hand with my camera, snapping photos on behalf of the Queen City Project. Round 2 tonight.

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Andrew Bird

Washington Park Crowd

Poster :: The Ridges :: Record Store Day

The Ridges RSDGrandman favorites, and Ohio indie rock heroes the Ridges reached out to collaborate on a very cool promotion for Record Store Day. 50 of these LP-sized beauties (printed by the fine folks at Southpaw in OTR) have been scattered throughout record stores in the region. Along with the poster, you get a unique link to download a special live recording of the bands' "Insomniac's Song" performed with a massive chorus comprised of various Cincinnati-indie-scene mainstays. Get one while you can.

Mixtape :: Seasonal Ingredients 004 :: Invincible Winter

Seasonal Ingredients 004 :: Invincible Winter Well, winter's just about here. This mixtape will keep you warm inside when the whisky can't (not really. but it's good for that, like whisky). If anything, download this to hear the Alabama Shake's "You Aint Alone" which is alone indeed in first place for song of the year.

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Tracklist:

1 :: Intro
2 :: the Alabama Shakes / You Aint Alone
3 :: Nick Waterhouse / That Place
4 :: Cults / Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix)
5 :: Dr. Dog / Heart, It Races
6 :: Richard Swift / Whitman (from the awesomely named EP Walt Wolfman)
7:: Beach House / Gila (iTunes Session)
8 :: Slim Smith / Hip Hug
9 :: Metronomy / The Look
10 :: Wilco / Whole Love
11 :: Deerhunter / Coronado
12 :: Kurt Vile / Freeway
13 :: Bon Iver / Holocene
14 :: The Walkmen / In the New Year
15 :: Outro

MPMF.11 :: Poster Expo & Cut Copy Photos

Libre booth MPMF.11 proper got down in Cincinnati over the past weekend and, while I didn't get to see as much music as I normally would, I was honored to participate in the first Midpoint Midway. The midway was a series of art installations built into standard box-trucks. Lots of interesting and talented folks like Able, Losantiville and Soapbox were in on the action as well. I participated, as a member of Libre, in the Poster Expo which was currated by the creative team at Powerhouse Factories. Ourselves, Powerhouse, Southpaw, Keith Neltner and Rob Warnick all pitched in to build rock poster galleries in the back of our two trucks, and slung some special posters on the premesis.

If you didn't make it down to the Expo, you can purchase most of the stuff we had available at our shop.

You can see photos from the Expo, my Cut Copy Print, and a video I put together that was projected on the wall at the Expo. I also got some good shots of Cut Copy's amazing performance at Grammer's.

Libre boxtruck gallery

Libre boxtruck gallery

Libre shirts

Libre

YES Gallery

Radius

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Cut Copy Print



CUT COPY


Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Powerhouse/Southpaw Prints

Mixtape :: Seasonal Ingredients 003

Seasonal Ingredients 003 :: Summerstuffs Here are some Summerstuffs for your weekend. This UltraSmooth™ collection of tunes is meant to be enjoyed while sitting outside, drinking a glass of cold alcohol. Enjoy.

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Tracklist:

1 :: Dr. Dog / The Breeze
2 :: The Truants / Sunset Surf
3 :: S.E. Rogie / Please Go Easy With Me
4 :: Ramsay Midwood / Spinning on this Rock
5 :: Dandy Livingstone / Rudy, A Message to You
6:: Vampire Weekend / Holiday (iTunes Session Version)
7:: the Budos Band / Unbroken, Unshaven
8 :: Pisces / Motley Mary Ann
9 :: The Newday / Wait a Minute
10 :: Funkadelic / Can You Get to That?
11 :: Beastie Boys & Santigod / Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win
12 :: Animal Collective / Summertime Clothes
13 :: Washed Out / Feel It All Around
14 :: Broken Bells / Your Head Is On Fire
15 :: Cults / Most Wanted
16 :: Cut Chemist / The Garden
17 :: Johan Blomgren / California Sundown
18 :: Terry Melcher / Beverly Hills
19 :: Beach House / Better Times
20 :: Otis Wright / It's Soon Be Done

Posters :: Smith Westerns, Javelin & MPMF Indie Summer

MPMF Indie Summer Print Javelin MPMF Indie Summer Print

Smith Westerns at MOTR Pub Print

As we continue to settle in to the new Libre spot on Main St, we're not letting a silly thing like unpacking get in the way of our productivity. We've knocked out three sharp posters over the past week, which you have no doubt noticed above. The Smith Westerns poster is currently hanging proudly at MOTR anticipating the sure to bonkers show on Saturday. The Javelin and MPMF Indie Summer prints were finished off last night, and will make their debut on the square tonight (Friday 6/3 for the You, You're Awesome (CD Release!) & Javelin show.

Tonight's festivities kick-off the summer long MPMF Indie Summer Series which bring high quality rock & roll to Fountain Square every Friday night. Libre plans on having a strong presence on the Square, with a new print each week, with a smattering of t-shirts and other hand-printed goods for your consumption.

As reward for getting yourself down to the Square and supporting the excellent MPMF.11 we'll be selling posters at a discounted price than you'll find at our shop (launching next week). See you on the square (and at MOTR).

Javelin MPMF Indie Summer Print

Javelin MPMF Indie Summer Print

Javelin MPMF Indie Summer Print

Javelin MPMF Indie Summer Print

MPMF Indie Summer Print

MPMF Indie Summer Print Session

MPMF Indie Summer Print Session

MPMF Indie Summer Print Session