MidPoint 2012: Sept. 27th – 29th (Preview + Videos)

Marking its 11th year Sept. 27-29, Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival has developed a reputation as the place to find the next big thing. Many of last year’s performers made year-end lists for Best Album or Best New Artist in major music publications such as Spin, Fader, Pitchfork, NME, Filter and Rolling Stone.

The list of recent MPMF performers includes Cut Copy, The Joy Formidable, Okkervil River, Booker T., The Felice Brothers, Best Coast, Phantogram, Surfer Blood, Caribou, A Place to Bury Strangers, Holy F*ck, Fang Island, +/-, Colour Revolt, Cults, Candy Claws, Brighton MA, Drink Up Buttercup, The Strange Boys, Felice Brothers, Javelin, Heartless Bastards, The Do, Chairlift, Micachu and the Shapes, Sarah Borges, Bob Pollard, Wussy and Buffalo Killers.

Attendance has grown along with the buzz, jumping from 13,500 in 2008 to more than 23,000 in 2011. Sales of three-day MPMF wristbands were up significantly last year, and overall box office receipts have doubled since 2008.

You can purchase your 2012 MPMF tickets HERE. Hurry!

2012 MPMF Lineup

DIRTY PROJECTORS – ANDREW BIRD  DINOSAUR JR – GRIZZLY BEAR
SLEIGH BELLS – THE ANTLERS

 BEST COAST – TENNIS – UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
SHOVELS AND ROPE – LOWER DENS – HERE WE GO MAGIC  CRAFT SPELLS – CLOUD NOTHINGS – BELLE HISTOIRE

  DINOSAUR FEATHERS – F.STOKES – HENRY CLAY PEOPLE

  POMEGRANATES – STEPDAD – THE GROWLERS – THE SEEDY SEEDS

TURBO FRUITS – TWO MAN GENTLEMAN BAND – WHITE ARROWS – THE KINGSTON SPRINGS

CHEYENNE MARIE MIZE – HOOTS AND HELLMOUTH – HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL

PUJOL – MODOC – SPACE CAPONE – WOODS – THE TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT

+ 140 MORE BANDS

“MPMF 2012 – Songs We Love (+ Their Videos)”

Since the beginning of MTV, that thing that used to play music, a professional looking video has been one of the best ways to catch the attention of your next potential fan. Whether over-the-top with satire or self-loath, or just a well produced live video, we love seeing the creativity in videos these days. So, our staff spent an afternoon looking through videos from MPMF 2012 artists and pulled a handful of our favorites that we wanted to share with you. If you like what you see, make sure to check out the real deal. Chances are, we’ll be there dancing along too. 

BAD VEINS – “Dancing on TV” – Cincinnati, Ohio

BEST COAST – ” When I’m With You” – Los Angeles, California

CRAFT SPELLS – “Your Tomb” – Stockton, California

DINOSAUR FEATHERS – “Teenage Whore” – Brooklyn, New York

ETERNAL SUMMERS – “Wonder” – Roanoke, Virginia

THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE – “Your Famous Friends” – Los Angeles, California

LIGHTNING LOVE – “Good Time” – Ypsilanti, Michigan

POMEGRANATES – “Surfing The Human Heart” – Cincinnati, Ohio

RICH AUCOIN – “It” – Halifax, Nova Scotia

SHOVELS & ROPE – “Gasoline” – Charleston, South Carolina

STEPDAD – “Will I Ever Dance Again” – Grand Rapids, Michigan

THE GROWLERS – “Little Miss Jack” – Costa Mesa, Califonia

THE TWO MAN GENTLEMAN BAND – “Pretty Good Beards of the Civil War” – Los Angeles, California

WHITE ARROWS – “Get Gone” – Los Angeles, California

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