The MidPoint Music Festival's official kick-off comes Thursday, Sept. 25, at Fountain Square with a free 5 p.m. show (no tickets or wristbands needed) featuring Cincinnati's Seabird. The band's new album for Credential/EMI is getting good response nationwide; the group's song "Rescue" is currently being used in the commercial promoting the ABC TV program, Pushing Daisies.
Thursday, 5 p.m. Seabird (Cincinnati)
Sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heart-wrenching, the piano-led balladry of this local act caught the ear of a manager that secured them a showcase in Nashville, eventually leading to a deal with an EMI subsidiary. Seabird is keeping its webbed feet planted here for now, as evidenced by their June CD release party on The Belle of Cincinnati (quite possibly the coolest improvised CD release venue since The Brass Ass).
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Keane, Guster, John Mayer. (Ezra Waller)