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The Perfect Children
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

The Perfect Children

The Perfect Children are the romp and stomp; the fresh wound of broken love; laughing in spite of pain. They are a girl with something to say and a boy to help deliver the message, cathartic but engaging. Their energy is infectious, the notes ring out and the space between is an emotional exhalation-personal but vague. They live at the intersection of Holly Golightly, Dex Romweber, Nina Simone, Al Green and Otis Redding. They are a duo out of neccessity for the simplicity of the sound, not bandwagon hoppers. They play from the gut, heart, and soul and are rough, raw, and real. They will guilt trip you into getting outta your seats, their dirty showcase further punctuated by 2 backing vocalists who aid in lifting the stage off the floor and blowing the doors off the joint. To quote Little Richard, they will curl up under your big toe.

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Grateful Saturday with Jerry's Little Band
Nov
24
8:30 PM20:30

Grateful Saturday with Jerry's Little Band

Extend Thanksgiving through the weekend with Grateful Saturday with Jerry’s Little Band!

Jerry's Little Band is a Cincinnati based jam band performing the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Jerry Garcia Band, and more. Together since 1993, JLB can be found playing regularly around the Greater Cincinnati area.  The band goes back to the early 80's with members from local jam bands of the past: Speedway Boogie, Crazy Fingers, Curve West, The Drysdale's, Wildweeds, Slamhammer & Backstreet to name a few. Your favorite Grateful Dead songs, interesting segues and improvisational jams make Jerry's Little Band worth the trip every time. Jerry's Little Band is: Tom Callahan- Bass/Vocals, Gery Leistner-Keyboards/Vocals, Jeff Monroe - Drums/Vocals, Andrew Newbold - Guitar/Vocals and Chris Perme- Guitar/Vocals.

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Triiibe with Sound the Alarm and DJ set by PXVCE
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Triiibe with Sound the Alarm and DJ set by PXVCE

Triiibe is, above all else, an artistic movement of political and social advocacy. Beyond that, they are a catalyst for positive change and a tangible resource for those in need. They literally host potluck dinners and clothing drives for the homeless. But besides all of that, they also know how to put on a hella’ live hip-hop show. We’re confident this is one you won’t want to miss.

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Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

It’s hard to stay still around these boys. They’ve got that toe-tapping, knee-slapping, boot-stomping kind of sound. They get you moving and shaking. Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle—part rowdy honkytonk, part old-time pioneers—equates to a sound that sticks with your soul and leaves you singing barefoot into the star sky. 

They pull from all sorts of genres—from Lead Belly to John Prine, from Woody Guthrie to Willy Tea Taylor —to create something unique and deep-rooted. These guys lean into the rhythms of the Ohio River Valley—where they’ve walked upon—and look to the songs in the muddy water and the tradition it carries.

To get “hustled” is to get the full-body musical experience—that head-boppin’, hip-swaying, soul-singing with the stranger next to you. It’s the kind of music that encapsulates you into a community of sound, one that becomes familiar once you hear it, like maybe, you’ve been listening to them forever.

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Carriers
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Carriers

Built around Curt Kiser's (ex-PomegranatesEnlou) sincere and dreamy songwriting, Carriers are an indie rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. On their debut album, the Carriers sound is carefully layered. The core of Curt’s songwriting is wrapped in hypnotic synths, lush guitar tones, lavish percussion from Bryan Devendorf of The National, and nuanced, dynamic bass lines from John Curley of Afghan Whigs. The strength of their live performance comes from the ability to deliver epic soundscapes while still intimately connecting with audiences.

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The Brussels Sprouts
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

The Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels Sprouts are pianist, Todd Hepburn, Yvan Verbesselt on the drums, and Larry Bloomfield on harmonica. They play standards & classics from the Great American Songbook with some R&B faves, & a heavy dash of New Orleans inspired music.


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Cookin' Hearts
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Cookin' Hearts

Cookin' Hearts is an alternative folk band based in Cincinnati, OH. The band began in 2010 as a collaboration between song-writers Joe Hart (guitar) and Alex Cook (banjo) who were later joined by Matt McCoy (bass) and Abigail Haidle (flute) in 2013.

As a quartet, the group has reinvented itself almost entirely. With the addition of Haidle's celtic and classically influenced flute stylings, the group has rounded out their instrumentation in a unique way that lends itself to fascinating new compositions.

Along with the new instrumentation, the ensemble also turned their focus towards creating powerful 4-part vocal harmonies that have been described as being haunting and melancholy, vibrant and soulful. This element has added an exciting and invigorating new dynamic to the band's sound.

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The Newbees
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Newbees

From the imagination of a husband and wife musical duo, blossomed a many-limbed, musical family tree. For over a decade, The Newbees have been producing compelling original compositions, crafted of rich harmony and improvisation, employing American songwriting traditions, vintage pop energy and rock-n-roll sensibility.

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Final Friday with the Hot Magnolias
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with the Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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Harlot with Bloom
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Harlot with Bloom

Harlot is a project stemmed from a long lasting friendship and creative inspiration. Their music is best described as heartfelt, melodic, and driven by simple instrumentation with complex vocal harmonies. They take inspiration from many things and write songs about all that they encounter. With Banjo, guitar, and a little bit of mandolin Harlot strives to create a sense of a well rounded genuine sound.

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up+dn
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

up+dn

Comprising four veterans of Cincinnati’s local music scene, up+dn creates shimmering, staccato guitar-driven pop that evokes the variance of experience and range of emotions inherent to our lives.

Bandmates Archie Niebuhr (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Brian Davies (bass, synth), John Bertke (drums), and Nick Federinko (lead guitar, vocals) champion the creation of bright, emotional, and accessible music enhanced by the diverse backgrounds of each member. This is music that prioritizes feeling over categorization, incorporating their collective experience in the worlds of ska, jam, hip-hop, jazz, rock, and electronica.

Take the confidence gleaned from decades of music experience (and the occasional failures along the way), add an appreciation for the genre eclecticism of modernity, then wrap it all in the ethos of celebrating shared life experiences and you have the foundational elements of up+dn’s sound. With two vibrant singles in hand (“Dance”, “In This Moment”) mastered by the legendary Ted Jensen, this quartet is using their excitement over new ideas and their wisdom gained over time to build themselves up into an outfit which will keep creating evocative pop music reflective of this messy and beautiful modern life.

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Audley and Sylmar (aka, Audmar)
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Audley and Sylmar (aka, Audmar)

Audley first got our attention in 2017 at Cincinnati’s (literally) underground Ubahn Festival alongside music titans like Big Sean and Steve Aoki. Then, we saw him perform at last year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards with Sylmar. Most recently, he sat in with Sylmar on a sweaty Saturday night at Lucius Q.

Audley’s new record, “Pink,” is a reminder of all that we love about Hip Hop. It’s poetry with energy, rhythm, and melody. along with hints of New Jack Swing and early 90’s R&B. We’re fortunate to have Audley as a local artist in Cincinnati, and we’re fortunate to have him performing at Lucius Q. If that’s not enough, Sylmar will be back to back him up.

Just like every show at Lucius Q, it’s FREE.

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Moira
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Moira

MOIRA, the Cincinnati-based dream-pop trio, has been crafting meticulously layered soundscapes since their formation in 2015. Haunting vocals, hypnotic piano, and intricate rhythms sprinkled with carefully crafted electronic elements build into a whirlwind of sound that is eerily familiar, yet wholly unique.

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Jess Lamb and The Factory
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Jess Lamb and The Factory

Jess Lamb and The Factory are a production team/ improv band created with love in Over-the-Rhine. The Factory features a collective of Cincinnati artists, conducted by Jess Lamb and Warren Harrison. With hints of Soul, R&B and Pop, their mantras are contagious and will leave you feeling lighter. All releases have been written, recorded and produced in their Cincinnati project studio- Harrison Skydeck. 

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Moriah Haven and Kyla Mainous
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Moriah Haven and Kyla Mainous

Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter whose projects utilize various concept characters, each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though spoken through many characters, her projects seek to reflect her personal beliefs in hopes of raising awareness (and removing stigmas) on speaking openly about social issues that she is passionate about.

Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel, her performances pay homage to the tradition of these genres, often evoking an era and style more reminiscent of times past.

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Kyla Mainous has been performing since the age of five. She started writing songs around age 11 and taught herself guitar at 12. Three years later, she was performing in bars, largely thanks to her parent's support. Now 25, Kyla has played as a solo acoustic artist in innumerable concert venues, coffee shops, bars, and other events. She has also put out a full band EP and a full length CD (Mighty War, available on iTunes) and is planning a new acoustic EP. She is also in the process of signing to Joey Welz's (non-exclusive) label, Canadian American Records. Kyla performs original material as well as over 160 cover songs ranging from 70s rock to today's pop.

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Jamwave
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jamwave

Jamwave is an original reggae/rock band from Cincinnati, OH known for performing uplifting music while spreading good vibes and enjoying the "wave" of life. Playing upbeat originals and steel drum infused reggae-rock, the band intends to keep you dancing and humming along to catchy riffs and melodies. Whatever your mood, Jamwave will keep you moving, grooving and feeling better than ever!

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Maria Carrelli Band
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Maria Carrelli Band

Maria Carrelli is a Cincinnati-born musician based currently out of the small but vibrant musical community that is Ludlow, Kentucky. Crafting folk based grass roots music, she probes her listeners by baring her soul through song. Her music is heavily influenced by old bluegrass standards, country music through the ages with an essence of modern folk. She has played music throughout the country and alongside various other musicians, weaving her own musical path as she continues to strengthen her songwriting and skill. She's opened for acts such as Billy Strings, Darrell Scott, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Del Mccoury.

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Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records

Throughout King Records Month, the Afrochine Studio Band will perform songs from their concert series Queen City Kings. Every Thursday night in September, the band will be showcasing the diverse music of King’s catalog with featured vocalist Cammile 'Saba' Smith at Lucius Q, a traditional barbecue joint with a modern-industrial vibe located in one of Cincinnati’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Cincinnati based afrochine studio band have been performing in local venues as well as creating music films that tell the stories of Cincinnati’s original record label and the artists who had an enduring impact on American music. | Free event

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Wonky Tonk (SHOW TIME CHANGED TO 5PM)
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Wonky Tonk (SHOW TIME CHANGED TO 5PM)

Wonky is so curly it is straight, so wrong it is right ... so bad it is good. Tonk is a twang found in voices and instruments or the sound your head makes after a bourbon filled night of tunes and hootenanny. And, Wonky Tonk is a Kentucky girl with a closet full of boots, a heart full of wander and a soul full of songs.

Often compared to Jenny Lewis, Lucinda Williams and Iris Dement, Wonky Tonk has played tunes alongside names like Jessica Lee Mayfield, Langhorne Slim, Joe Fletcher, Paleface, Guy Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Trampled By Turtles, Sunset Rubdown, Southern Culture on the Skids and the David Lee Mayfield Parade in towns all around the good ole US of A.

Front woman, Jasmine Poole, has a Hank III duality; sweetly naive folk music that periodically erupts into Cramps and Jello Biafra inspired punk notions. The Wonk covered over 280 cities in 2016, put out three singles, three music videos and a 7inch following her debut release Stuff We Leave Behind in November of 2015 and has no plans of stopping.

Do yourself a favor and, #getWonked.

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Grace Lincoln Band
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Grace Lincoln Band

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Grace is a natural born singer. She loves singing anything with a soulful, rich melody and tends to be very drawn to a lot of Gospel sounds. She sings R&B/Pop/Jazz covers around town in her band, The Grace Lincoln Band. Laid back soulful covers anywhere from Adele to Lauren Hill, Etta James to Amy Winehouse, Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Wonder.

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Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records

Throughout King Records Month, the Afrochine Studio Band will perform songs from their concert series Queen City Kings. Every Thursday night in September, the band will be showcasing the diverse music of King’s catalog with featured vocalist Cammile 'Saba' Smith at Lucius Q, a traditional barbecue joint with a modern-industrial vibe located in one of Cincinnati’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Cincinnati based afrochine studio band have been performing in local venues as well as creating music films that tell the stories of Cincinnati’s original record label and the artists who had an enduring impact on American music. | Free event

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Sylmar
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Sylmar

Born in February of 2016, Sylmar is an indie-rock, stoner-jazz,dream-rock, quintet based in Cincinnati. They play in rock bars, college hangouts, basements, theaters and festivals with a fat-grinned enthusiasm. In June, 2017 they released their self-titled, debut LP. They were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Indie Band at the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEA).

Like Korean cuisine, Sylmar is best enjoyed live.

"Their music takes you on some slimy, dreamy, canoe trip, floating alongside soy bean fields and corn stalks, without a care in the world, until an unexpected class five rapid pummels you right before the city limits sign. Combine Findlay Avenue sewer stench with the feel of your grandmothers vintage porcelain dinner ware, meticulously placed in a Victorian China cabinet. And you get Sylmar. At least that's how I see it."

~ Fan

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The Grove
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Grove

The band has been described as, “The Black Crowes meets The Red Hot Chili Peppers”; careful listeners will also hear shades of everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Killers.

The Grove’s origins were in the band SomeDaze, started by Forsthoefel and drummer Jeff Voegele, who attended high school together in Anderson, Ohio. SomeDaze quickly became one of the hot upcoming bands in Cincinnati, with performances at local clubs and festivals as well as several appearances on Cincinnati’s local news channel Fox 19. While the band’s reputation grew, Forsthoefel became known in his own rite as a local guitar phenomenon. He was regularly invited to open Cincinnati Reds games at the Great American Ball Park with his rendition of the national anthem, and made the rounds doing interviews for local radio stations and NPR.

After High School, Forsthoefel and Voegele moved to Athens, OH to attend Ohio University, where they started playing with local Athens players at venues such as Jackie O’s and The Union. Eventually they joined with members of the band Standing on Friday, and rehearsals began at their house on Grosvenor Street. These rehearsals at “The Grove” started becoming informal shows; it wasn’t long before the band that was born there became a mainstay of the Athens music scene, releasing their debut CD “Procuriosity” in December of 2012. In addition to playing in Athens, The Grove made frequent trips back to Cincinnati, playing local music festivals and at the famed Fountain Square.

 

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Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records

Throughout King Records Month, the Afrochine Studio Band will perform songs from their concert series Queen City Kings. Every Thursday night in September, the band will be showcasing the diverse music of King’s catalog with featured vocalist Cammile 'Saba' Smith at Lucius Q, a traditional barbecue joint with a modern-industrial vibe located in one of Cincinnati’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Cincinnati based afrochine studio band have been performing in local venues as well as creating music films that tell the stories of Cincinnati’s original record label and the artists who had an enduring impact on American music. | Free event

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Ben Levin Duo (featuring Ricky Nye)
Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00

Ben Levin Duo (featuring Ricky Nye)

Ben Levin is an 18 year old blues/boogie woogie piano player and vocalist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is one of only a handful of “fourth generation” boogie woogie musicians in the US. Ben started playing professionally at age 11 with his father’s band, the Heaters, and since then has played over 200 gigs in a variety of configurations: with The Heaters, or with his own band, The Ben Levin Trio. Recently, Ben won second place in the solo/duo category of the Cincinnati Blues Challenge with the Ben Levin Duo, and won first place at the Dayton Blues Challenge. This duo consists of Ben alongside his mentor and friend Ricky Nye, who went back to his musical roots to back up Ben on drums. They made it to the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He has played prestigious shows/events, such as Cincinnati, OH's Cincy Blues Fest, Chicago Blues Fest, Ricky Nye’s Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, and too many clubs and restaurants to list,

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Funk Radio with Freekbass
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Funk Radio with Freekbass

WNKU may be gone, but Funky Friday with Freekbass lives on! The show that brought the funk to WNKU in early 2016 can now be heard as "Funk Radio with Freekbass" on Radio Artifact every Friday night from 6-9p, and just like WNKU took the show to the street at the 21c Museum Hotel, Funk Radio is now coming live to the Q! Join Freekbass and Chris D as they spin classic and modern funk live and in person. It's gonna be...Funky. Seriously. 

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Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Family Picnic with Afrochine: A Celebration of King Records

Throughout King Records Month, the Afrochine Studio Band will perform songs from their concert series Queen City Kings. Every Thursday night in September, the band will be showcasing the diverse music of King’s catalog with featured vocalist Cammile 'Saba' Smith at Lucius Q, a traditional barbecue joint with a modern-industrial vibe located in one of Cincinnati’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Cincinnati based afrochine studio band have been performing in local venues as well as creating music films that tell the stories of Cincinnati’s original record label and the artists who had an enduring impact on American music. | Free event

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Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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Lauren Eylise
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Lauren Eylise

When the racially hostile culture of her university’s campus left her feeling depressed and alone, music was her refuge and her community. When her dreams were seemingly crushed once she learned of the unplanned conception of her son just months after embarking on her career in New York City, it was her first single “Petals” that healed her despair and sparked her music career.

Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound. On stage with just her commanding vocals and her acoustic Fender guitar, Lauren Eylise exudes indie-folk with R&B overtones that can take a turn towards Pop depending on the mood. Armed with her full band and background singers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. The unrepentant, autonomous sexuality of legends like Jill Scott and Janet Jackson inspires her defiant, feminine demeanor. The medley of sounds she produces is always in alliance with a vulnerability that is purely Lauren Eylise.

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