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Serenity Fisher Charms With Her Voice

Nov
01

If you were a mad scientist and you were trying to formulate a musical performer that mixed a singer-song writer style with a melodic Broadway sound, Serenity Fisher may be your wonderful creation.

Serenity opened up the Thursday Night of Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival with a unique sound like no other performer in the festival. She mixes a pop sound, introspective lyrics, and a positive tone to make sharp music that catches you off guard with its charm, while still expressing the artist's dreams.

Using mostly electric piano, Serenity delighted the strong crowd at the Coffee Emporium Stage. She held the focus of the crowd with both her stunning voice, but with her between song banter. It was light, funny, and showed her realness with the hint of nervousness coming through every other sentence. Her skills on the piano are very strong and she even added to the levity by offering up piano lessons, something she's actually does on the side.

Her CD Watercolor Harmonies, available for download at her MySpace page (www.myspace.com/serenityfisher), was the focus of the material for her performance, but new material peppered the set list. "The Caterpillar Song" is a highlight form the CD and has a melancholy tone but the contrasts are upbeat and have a theatrical feel. The studio version has a backing guitar and drums which creates a different sound than her solo performance, which just uses the piano. She sometimes is accompanied by a guitarist, but for this performance was all alone.

"Porcupine Spikes" is a newer song and is a delight. Fun, catchy, and I will say outright cute, but it still has sharp lyrics. It is a song that when performed live is nothing but piano and her voice, but feels fuller than if it had a full backing group behind it.

"Home" is an example of her often autobiographical inspirations, as she recently returned to her home town of Cincinnati, having been living in the San Francisco area for several years. Some of the lyrics border on the fantastical, but as metaphor and expression, not as a tool. She appears to like to have a style that never takes itself too seriously, but understands that life is not simple.

Serenity appeared Saturday night in a special Halloween show at Arnold’s Bar and Grille in downtown Cincinnati and plays again on November 13th at the Clifton Performance Theatre (404 Ludlow Ave,) from 7:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $8.00.

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The Seedy Seeds in the News

Sep
09

A great review for local band The Seedy Seeds. If you've not had the chance to seem them live, do so! They play the CAC during MidPoint.

For more: www.theseedyseeds.com

From: Cincinnati Blog

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Things I learned last night at the CEAs

Nov
24
  • A mere $3 million dollars can save the Emery Theatre (providing electricity, plumbing & heat)
  • Standing around for 7+ hours in an unheated theatre is not a good strategy for fighting off a cold
  • Mr Rhythmman might look for a more appropriate time/place to share his views about not saving the Emery
  • Ralph Stanley is hardcore (He's 81 and still performing even though he was in the hospital earlier this week!)
  • Taste of Belgium waffles are even more delicious when you're chilly
  • Local musicians like Modelo
  • I kindof like Eclipse & The Seedy Seeds
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Cincinnati Entertainment Awards - Music

Oct
26

Show Starts at 7 PM, doors Open at 6PM

Emery Theater

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Emery Theatre
1112 Walnut St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Friday Night on Fountain Square

Aug
01

Friday nights on Fountain Square. Beer sales start at 6:30. Live music shortly thereafter.

Why do the beer sales start at 6:30? Shouldn't they start at 5:00 to capture the happy hour crowd?

The crowd was sparse at 6:30 but filled up as the night progressed and was fairly diverse. Tonight the weather was perfect and the Reds game was on the big screen for the multi-taskers in the crowd. Runners from the block party on Sycamore spilled over and a larger crowd was expected after the Reds game.

It was the perfect weekend warm-up for Bluesfest tomorrow night.

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The LK at CAC

Mar
24
The show on Saturday night was intimate. No more than 100 people in the basement of the CAC.  The artwork projected behind the group really made the evening.  Kristopher Strom's whiteboard drawings were my favorite.  The show lasted a little more than an hour and all but 2 members of the audience were lounging on the floor by the end.  An interesting start to a fun evening out.  Definitely worth the price of admission ($10).  I hope CAC does more of this in the future.
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Johnny Cash Tribute

Aug
04


4 years after his death, Johnny Cash's musical influence still reach new audiences. Check out performances by Jason Kendal, Lenny Lashley, Bill Brown, Allan, and Jim Gaddis. More information TBA.

Location

Southgate House
24 E 3rd St.
41071 Newport , KY
United States
Kentucky US
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Heartless Bastards @ Southgate House

Aug
04
Heartless Bastards make a stop while on tour for a special hometown show with Pearlene and The Strange Boys from Austin. Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

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Southgate House
24 E 3rd St.
41071 Newport , KY
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Kentucky US
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Bengals Bash

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
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Bengals Bash

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

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Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

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Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati
United States
US
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
1 Fountain Place
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

Location

Fountain Square
416 Vine St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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Bad Veins @ Northside Tavern

Jul
01
The Bad Veins bring their unique sound to the Northside Tavern. 10PM (ish) Free

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Northside Tavern
4163 Hamilton Ave
45223 Cincinnati , OH
United States
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