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Thanksgiving Eve 2014 -- OHIO KNIFE AMBER ALE from MOERLEIN!

Please join us Thanksgiving Eve, November 26th, at the newly renovatedThe Woodward Theater. Ohio Knife will release its very own beer in collaboration with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., and we couldn't be more thrilled! We are proud to celebrate the reopening of the historic Woodward Theater with our good friends, Electric Citizen — one of the hottest bands of 2014!

Electric Citizen
http://electriccitizenband.com/
Formed just over a year ago by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums) Electric Citizen have had a busy year turning heads and ears onto their dark and esoteric style of haunting and unhallowed ’60s West Coast rock, and decidedly British-influenced heavy psychedelia.

Ohio Knife 
http://www.ohio-knife.com/
Ohio Knife is a punch you in the gut, unforgiving, rock n' roll band hailing from the great midwestern city of Cincinnati, USA. Utilizing off-the-beaten-path tunings, Ohio Knife's Jason Snell brings raspy, two-toned vocals and spooky, soulful, trashy guitars while Joe Suer drops an ass-load of low-end drums, Scotty Wood provides the thumping low-end bass, and Andrew Higley, delivers all the booming fuzzed-out organ you could ever wish for in rock.

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
Cincinnati's award winning craft brewery. Celebrating the brewing traditions of founder Christian Moerlein, a German immigrant to Cincinnati since 1853.

Woodward Theater 
Celebrating the 100th year of Over The Rhine's Woodward Theater by bringing her back to life as a live music venue and events hall!

In the studio, at The Lodge, recording our first full-length

Big thanks to Scott Beseler, Paul Brumm, Jason Nix and Johnny Walker at The Lodge, in Dayton Kentucky for helping us record our first-full length album. We got through 15 tracks, over an hour worth of material. Now, we're finishing up overdubs at The Stable, and should have 30-40min. for a record to shop to the world in the coming month or so. We will have a treat or two soon!

Recording at The Lodge with Paul Brumm

Recording at The Lodge with Paul Brumm

Nice review on Midwest Action

Cincinnati is no stranger to the music festival. With a genre-spanning line-up announced, Midpoint Music Fest definitely gives others a run for their money. Wristband sales are up, the expansion into Washington Park has been a wild success, and everything seems to be coming up Milhouse for MPMF.

OHIO KNIFE

You can only play indie folk for so long until the rock gods call you back. This is exactly what happened with Jason Snell before forming the trio, Ohio Knife. The outfit is driving with rich vocals, fuzzy guitar, and pronounced melodies. They’re pure energetic rock ‘n’ roll, and also have a few online reviews praising their live show. It sounds like a recipe for a good time. Fans of Filligar or Mutts are going to enjoy Ohio Knife.

Split into three days (September 26-28) and fifteen venues, it’s easy to look at a festival like MPMF and get a little overwhelmed. Or, it’s easy to look at all the information and want to organize it all. Everything. Every last bit. Well, here’s where we fit in: we’re here to highlight some regional artists from each day to make the decision between Venue A and Venue B a little easier.

MPMF 2013, Mainstay Rock Bar, Thurs.26, 10:45

MAINSTAY ROCK BAR/MPMF

Thursday 10:45PM

Ohio Knife (Cincinnati)

Rock


After creating warm, textural Indie Folk for several years in The Chocolate Horse with numerous bandmates, Cincinnati artist/singer/songwriter Jason Snell was ready to strip things down and rock the fuck out, so he formed Ohio Knife. Starting out as a recording trio with drummer Joe Suer and out-of-town keyboardist Andrew Higley, Snell and Suer started played explosive duo shows (including showcases at South by Southwest) before adding musicians, like bassist Scotty Wood. The band is driving and fuzzed out, with Snell sailing his rich vocals and pronounced melodies over the crafty, musical drumming of Suer and the swell of distorted soul.

YDIIYD: Queens of the Stone Age, JEFF the Brotherhood, Fidlar. (MB)