This is the nerve center for any info or announcements pertaining to MPMF.09. Here you can get the scoop on which bands are playing this year’s fest, where they’ll be playing, and when their set starts. You can also get the details on the Lite Brite Test, our music conference and the MidPoint Summer Series.

2010 Dates Announced! Unprecedented Rain During '09 Declared Unrepeatable

Rain Cincinnati's 9th Annual MidPoint Music Festival will take place September 23, 24, 25 of 2010.

Submission for showcase consideration will open March 1, 2010 via Sonic Bids.

We are working to ensure performers of MPMF2010 open access to all festival showcases. Performers should plan to block off the entire weekend to enjoy the sites, sounds and networking opportunities at Cincinnati's MidPoint Music Festival.

It rained each night of the 2009 MidPoint Music Festival (attendance increase 27% anyway), so we feel our weather dues have been paid. There's no way it can rain three consecutive MPMF nights again..... no way at all. Not gonna happen. Only clear September nights in 2010.....

So all you music fans can leave your umbrellas in the corner and block off September 23, 24 and 25 on your 2010 calendar as well.

FAIRMOUNT GIRLS

Fairmount GirlsFAIRMOUNT GIRLS (Cincinnati) Indie Rock/Pop: Thirteen years. Three great albums. Some local music awards. Opening slots for Guided By Voices and the White Stripes. Spiky Farfisa. Crashing guitars. Swinging drums. Heady highs. Unspeakable lows. Triumph over tragedy. What more do you need to know about The Fairmount Girls? Go. See. Love.

Dig: Four decades of Rock and Pop Culture in five amazing people. That’s more math than we can do, but it’s a great proportion.

Inner Peace Center 9:30 Saturday Check them out on Myspace

Say It With A Smile

Say It with a Smile Say It With A Smile (Champaign, Ill.) Indie/Acoustic: Another example of the strange rise of Soft Rock influences in the Indie music world, Say It With A Smile is an acoustic-based five-piece that makes light-as-air Pop with rainbowing harmonies and sunset ruminations.

Dig: The catchiest Low and Iron and Wine sound with a trippier beat

The Segway Room 11 p.m. Friday Check them out on Myspace

For Feather

For FeatherFor Feather (New York City) Indie: A curious stew of trippy Space Rock, slanted Art Rock and pretty direct Indie Pop/Rock, For Feather’s sound is unpredictable yet somehow sounds oddly familiar at the same time. The band’s songs are structured like strange, experimental indie films and seem at times to be composed more like symphonies than Pop songs. When these four get weird, they get really weird. But to balance it out, when they get straight to the point, they do it with laser focus. At least we know the bizarre, trippy parts of the band’s songs aren’t a result of drugs.

Dig: Liz Phair goes to Art School, finds her male Yoko Ono, starts collaborating with The Flaming Lips, quits the band and blames it all on her male Yoko Ono.

Subway Bar and Lounge 12 am Friday Check them out on Myspace

GreyMarket

GreyMarketGreyMarket (Tampa, Fla.) Electronic Rock: GreyMarket is the duo of drummer Michael Gargiulo and guitarist/vocalist Cave McCoy, two Radiohead and Muse fans that wanted to make something big and engulfing like those epic-leaning bands, but with an electronic backdrop. Performing to backing tracks allowed for the bigness via New Wave synth riffs, strings and bass. The strange influence mingling (dancefloor Electro music, melodramatic ’80s Pop, the Freddie Mercury drama and Queen harmonies, IDM) makes it all the more fascinating.

Dig: Of Montreal as influenced by Queen, Muse on an ’80s New Wave bender.

Subway Bar and Lounge 8 p.m. Friday Check them out here.