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LADYFEST CINCINNATI is a multi-faceted 3-day festival promoting women involved in arts and activism. Ladyfest Cincinnati 2015, being held October 15 through October 17, will focus on musical and multi-media performances, visual art, educational workshops, community building and empowerment. The festival seeks to encourage, support, inspire, and highlight the music+art made by women* of Cincinnati’s independent scene as well as showcase influential and inspiring musicians and artists, both emerging and established.

We’d LOVE to see you EACH AND EVERY DAY of Ladyfest Cincinnati 2015, but if you can ONLY be with us one day, follow these simple instructions for purchasing a SINGLE-DAY PASS:  click on ’Tickets’ and select the appropriate date you want to attend from the ’SELECT A DATE...’ dropdown box at the top.

*Schedule/performers subject to change without notice.  
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Thursday, October 15
 

7:00pm

Art Exhibit: TBD

Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00pm - Friday October 16, 2015 12:00am
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214

7:30pm

Making It Happen
Making it Happen is a grassroots documentary, created by Kruer with the collaboration of Anti-Kryst Productions. The film investigates the issues local women musicians face when they create their craft and involve themselves within the music scene of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  

Artists
avatar for Kryst Kruer

Kryst Kruer

Kryst Kruer is a young filmmaker looking to make a difference in this world. As an advocate for women, children, and those afflicted by abuse, indifference and poverty; she strives to create insight and compassion for others who may not see these issues within their own world. 


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214

8:00pm

Women Who Yell
"Women lose their cool and let the camera have it. Ranting about food, clothes, sex, and more, the subjects of Megan Hague's experimental documentary reveal profound, sometimes hilarious, moments of exasperation normally reserved for best friends, moms, or maybe therapists" - The Yellow Springs News

Artists

Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00pm - 8:10pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214
  • Location Cincinnati, OH

8:15pm

Witch Hunt

Experimental filmmaker, Liz Cambron, brings together film and feminism using the inspiration of hyper-stylization, pop culture, politics, and women's relationships.

"Witch Hunt", Black and White Video, Liz Cambron and Soheila Azadi 2015


Artists

Thursday October 15, 2015 8:15pm - 8:25pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214
  • Location Chicago, IL

9:00pm

Nebulagirl
Nebulagirl is nom de lumière of an Ohio-based artist–chemist who works in virtually all mediums but holds a special fascination for experimental sound and multimedia works. Nebulagirl creates improvised aural soundscapes using circuit bent instruments of her own design and those of other benders. Circuit bending is the art of making and performing on one-of-a-kind handmade electronics that often start as toys or found sounds. 

Recommended If You Like: "I choose not to enter anything in this slot."


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214

9:45pm

Luuli
My music style has been described as being “alien”, “killaargh” and “hyper-dimensional” but to me it’s just speaker commands pushing air around. I hope when a listener experiences my music they will in some way expand their boundaries by stepping out of their comfort zones and therefore requiring their comfort zones to grow to fit their new scale.

Recommended If You Like: Laurie Anderson, Throbbing Gristle  


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214

10:30pm

DROMEZ
"Dromez is at the top of the hardworking, perpetually touring young American noise scene. Like much of that world, she is full of positive vibes but disgusting sounds. She was played hundereds of gigs all over the country in the last few years, and it shows when you see her perform her twisted mess of tapes, pedals, and contact mic'd scrap metal." - Noisey, Vice

Recommended If You Like: Pharmakon 


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214

11:15pm

Forced Into Femininity
An attempt at an exorcism of the forces of misogyny, transphobia, retail culture, assault and abuse. Forced Into Femininity attempts to use dreamlike states and imagery to muddle the aesthetics of good taste, art, beauty standards, and courtesy.

Recommended If You Like: COUGHS, Gula Gila, Box


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Ice Cream Factory 2133 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214
 
Friday, October 16
 

6:30pm

Poetry/Spoken Word - Friday
Poetry and spoken word, in a round robin format, by some of Cincinnati's best female writers and performers. Tonight's lineup includes:

  • Yvette Nepper
  • Chelsea Tadeyeske
  • Precious Phillips
  • Sarah Hanselmann
  • Jori Cotton

*Poets subject to change without notice. 

Artists
avatar for Chelsea Tadeyeske

Chelsea Tadeyeske

Chelsea Tadeyeske is a handful of water. She’s proven herself an impressive whiner who’s only happy when it hurts. It is better that you rush upon this blade than enter this circle with fear in your heart. How do you enter? | You can check out some of her previous work on plumberriespress.wordpress.com and the books she makes at pitymilkpress.wordpress.com. Her chapbook tentatively titled i slept until noon again is forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Jori Cotton

Jori Cotton

Jori An Cotton is a Spoken Word Artist/Performance Poet and Licensed Social Worker born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School and The Ohio State University. She has been working with youth for 15 years in many different capacities. In 2010, she began working with individuals and groups to help them find their voice through writing, performance spoken word and drama. In October 2012, she began... Read More →
avatar for Precious Phillips

Precious Phillips

Precious Phillips is a multimedia artist and poet. She curates "A Burning Bush," a reading series in Cincinnati, Ohio. Precious is working on her first book due to be released this Fall. She really wants to teach her hamster to fly.
avatar for Yvette Nepper

Yvette Nepper

One- to three-line poems that pack a sardonic punch, prefaced by somewhat unintentionally comedic interludes, from the quintessential wearer of smart cardigans. Original member of Cincinnati all-star, all-female poetry troupe Bitch's Brew.


Friday October 16, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

7:00pm

Art Exhibit: Emily Kaelin
Emily Kaelin's work spans a gulf of emotion. With the vibrant animism of a Miyazaki film, Kaelin explores the nature of personal suffering and growth as a vehicle for the affirmation of self. The highest form of Empowerment. We are honored to share her prolific experience with you.

Artists
avatar for Emily Kaelin

Emily Kaelin

"Kaelin exploits the endless potential for attraction and revulsion inherent in the human form and its products. Delighting in the visual pleasure and tactile satisfaction to be found in decay, she acknowledges markers of conventional female beauty only to twist and distress them. Aware of the complexities of difference, she echoes chosen dualities in her paintings: is that mouth a wound? Does blood glitter? Can beauty menace? Might the abject... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

8:30pm

The Perfect Children (Acoustic)
The Perfect Children are the romp and stomp; the fresh wound of broken love. They will guilt trip you into getting outta your seats, their dirty showcase further punctuated by two backing vocalists who aid in lifting the stage off the floor and blowing the doors off the joint.

Recommended If You Like: Holly Golightly, Dex Romweber, Nina Simone, Al Green and Otis Redding.


Friday October 16, 2015 8:30pm - 9:15pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

9:00pm

Jasper the Colossal

"We play rock and roll... We really like playing rock and roll." Enough said.


Recommended If You Like: The Dollyrots, Tsunami Bomb, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Girl in a Coma


Friday October 16, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

9:30pm

DJ Bev Rage (Cher Von Cancellation)
Friday October 16, 2015 9:30pm - 10:15pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:00pm

Fists of Love
This brainchild of songwriters Donna Rubin and Chris Schadler has the unexpected turns of a carnival ride; reflections, dark corners and bright, open spaces. At once brooding and exuberant, the songs speak to the present, drawing on a deep, eclectic vein of rock-n-roll and soul. Fists Of Loves' influences transcend genre: Journey to the End of the Night, Duchamp, Psychedelia through the ages, post-rock, post-punk, post-industrial and post-post-post-modern. The Fists’ music comes full circle to be solid Indie rock music without pretense.

Recommended If You Like:  Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Afghan Whigs, Cat Power


Friday October 16, 2015 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:00pm

SMUT
Midwest Bitchgaze. Shoegaze meets riot grrrl. So basically, all of our wildest dreams come true.

Recommended If You Like: Sonic Youth, Bratmobile, Ride


Friday October 16, 2015 10:00pm - 10:30pm
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:30pm

Black Planet
Cincinnati punk trio bringin' heavy bummer jams.

Recommended If You Like: The Cramps, X, Babes in Toyland  


Friday October 16, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:30pm

DJ Bev Rage
A veritable potpourri of genres and generations brought to you by vinyl vixen DJ Bev Rage.

Friday October 16, 2015 10:30pm - 11:30pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223
  • Genre DJ
  • Location Cincinnati, OH
  • Subgenre DJ

11:00pm

Fairmount Girls
Long-standing local favorites, Fairmount Girls get their name from the Cincinnati neighborhood famed as the birthplace of Annie Oakley. Rowdy indie rock with harmonies that will make your heart swoon.

Recommended If You Like: The Breeders, Scrawl, The Slits, Sleater-Kinney


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:00pm

Swim Team
Local party boiz Swim Team bring the prefect mix of upbeat punk and gritty girl angst all wrapped up in a pretty pink bow. You might not know if you'll want to dance or scream...probably a little bit of both.

Recommended If You Like: Bikini Kill, Joan Jett, Lana Del Rey, Discount


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00pm - 11:30pm
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:30pm

Brazilian Wax

Fierce Grunge/Riot Grrrl trio from Pittsburgh serves up sassy riot punk vocals with a gritty garage feel. Grunge-core described as: menstrual fueled rock that will rip your pubes out!! Yes pls.


Recommended If You Like: Bikini Kill, Hole, The Wipers, Blasting Caps, The Pixies



Friday October 16, 2015 11:30pm - Saturday October 17, 2015 12:00am
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

12:00am

Post Pink
Baltimore based Post Pink blends pop punk, garage, riot grrrl, and a lil bit of shoegaze to their songs for just the right amount of textured and raw. Then add some messy, mathy guitar, chanty, angsty femme vocals, and a tinge of Discord-esque to get right on.

Recommended If You Like: The Slits, Babes in Toyland, The Coathangers, Electrelane, Embrace


Saturday October 17, 2015 12:00am - 12:30am
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223
  • Genre Punk
  • Location Baltimore, MD
  • Subgenre Post-Punk
  • Website Website: https://postpink.bandcamp.com/

12:00am

The Slippery Lips

Saturday October 17, 2015 12:00am - 12:30am
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

12:30am

Mr. Clit & The Pink Cigarettes

Indianapolis rock n' roll trio playing thick, mean bass-driven grunge. Seriously not to miss.

Recommended If You Like: L7, Melvins, White Stripes, The Cramps, Dresden Dolls



Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30am - 1:00am
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223
 
Saturday, October 17
 

4:00pm

Ladyfest Cincinnati Rock Shop!
Led by local female musicians, Ladyfest Cincinnati is proud to partner with Happen Inc. for a free open house rockshop for children from the community to play music, and experiment, on rock band instruments. Drums, guitar, bass, vocals...we'll have it all.

Saturday October 17, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Happen Inc. 4201 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220
  • Location Cincinnati, OH

5:00pm

Women's Health and Harnessing Feminine Power
Speakers

Saturday October 17, 2015 5:00pm - 5:20pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

5:20pm

Fat Politics & Diet Culture
Speakers
avatar for Cortnie Owens

Cortnie Owens

Cortnie Owens is a fat hard femme dyke whose activism focuses on fat and queer politics. She blogs at thatcortniegirl.com, and has both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.


Saturday October 17, 2015 5:20pm - 5:40pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

5:40pm

Gender Identity Awareness
Speakers
EH

Evelyn Heflin

Evelyn Heflin is a licensed social worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. They hold a position as the Transgender Wellness Program Coordinator and Adult Division Staff Therapist at Central Clinic. For more information about the program, please visit: www.cincytranshealth.com
SM

Stef Murawsky

Stef Murawsky has an MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is currently a third year Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Cincinnati. 


Saturday October 17, 2015 5:40pm - 6:00pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

6:00pm

Reproductive Justice
Speakers
avatar for Theresa Kulbaga

Theresa Kulbaga

Dr. Theresa Kulbaga is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and an Affiliate of the American Studies Program and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Transnational Subjects: Gender, Genre, and Geopolitics in Contemporary American Autobiography. This book examines the production, circulation, and consumption of the “transnational” as a gendered... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 6:00pm - 6:20pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

6:20pm

Reproductive Politics and the Fate of Planned Parenthood
Speakers

Saturday October 17, 2015 6:20pm - 6:40pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

6:40pm

Workshop Sessions: Q&A
Additional Q&A for all workshop sessions at WordPlay.

Saturday October 17, 2015 6:40pm - 7:00pm
WordPlay 4041 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

7:00pm

Poetry/Spoken Word - Saturday
Poetry and spoken word, in a round robin format, by some of Cincinnati's best female writers and performers. Tonight's lineup includes:

  • Desirae Hosley
  • Kendall Jolley
  • Nicole Combs
  • Floetic Flo Malone
  • Abby Friend

*Poets subject to change without notice. 

Artists
avatar for Abby Friend

Abby Friend

Abby Friend was born in 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She found an early passion in art as a young child and graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015. Abby’s work is inspired by the way that the body relates to the spaces it inhabits, which creates a balance between sculptural forms and a performative practice. Interrogating the relationships between... Read More →
avatar for Desirae Hosley

Desirae Hosley

Leader of the new (teen poetry generation) school/Teacher Artist-In-Residence at Northside's WordPlay, Desirae Hosley AKA The Silent Poet lets her words speak for themselves when she blesses the mic with the fierceness of a lioness.
avatar for Kendall Jolley

Kendall Jolley

Kendall Jolley is a writer, librettist and new music producer living in Cincinnati. She is general director and co­founder of Cincinnati's North American New Opera Workshop (NANOWorks) and co­-founder of Cincinnati Soundbox. Her words are set to music by a variety of composers, and have been performed around the globe. In November her song cycle about Pussy Riot, Prisoner | | of Conscience (with music composed by longtime collaborator... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

7:00pm

Visual Art: Remembering Queer Voices
Collaborative art opening featuring Cincinnati visual artists' perceptions of great women in history whose queer identity was often hidden or unknown. 

Saturday October 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

7:15pm

Roxie Hennessey

Roxie Conquistador of Cincy garage rockers, Pearl De Vere, performing solo as her badass self... always soulful, always slightly sleazy.

Recemmended if you like: Beth Ditto, The Julie Ruin, Kate Nash



Saturday October 17, 2015 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Black Plastic 4027 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

8:15pm

Jennifer Simone
Hailing from another planet, Jennifer Simone is an eclectic improvisational, future-soul artist. With a background in jazz playing the baritone saxophone and a flair for teaching herself various skills such as singing, guitar, piano and, recently, flute, Jennifer has used these skills over the years to play several shows around Cincinnati, Ohio at venues such as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Arnoff Center for the Arts, Southgate House Revival, The Greenwich and Blue Wisp jazz clubs, and, most recently, various bars and clubs in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood, an up-and-coming arts and entertainment district.

Recommended If You Like: Ravi Shankar, Bjork, Tame Impala


Saturday October 17, 2015 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Black Plastic 4027 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

8:30pm

Nern Ostendorf
Heart-felt, clever, and just plain fun, Nern Ostendorf's songs capture the spirit of summer: biking, campfires, hanging with friends. She wraps up the complexity of the human experience in bite-size pieces to help us all understand ourselves and each other a little better. With soulful vocals and bright, auspicious banjo accompaniment, Nern lets us in on her incredible journey through life. And the ride is breathtaking.


Saturday October 17, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

9:15pm

Ancient Warfare

"Ancient Warfare have hit upon a singluar lonesome-highway energy, the kind that you can study but cannot fake." - Ned Raggett - Pitchfork Magazine

"The band's sound is relentless; even its quiet moments are full of barely contained emotions." - j. Poet - MAGNEt Magazine

"Mesmerized by their haunted sound and a certain darkness that was not expected"- Izzi Krombholz - Women in Rock

Recommended If You Like: Mazzy Star, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Faun Fables



Saturday October 17, 2015 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Black Plastic 4027 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

9:30pm

A b r a x a s
A B R A X A S is Cincinnati's newest hardcore punk band, taking on more of the darker image of punk and combining the fast riffs of hardcore music. Kursty Loathsome on vocals, Marky Shotgunblast on bass, Sean Boyle on guitar, and Adrien Lipps on drums. Ex-members of Hellnation, Gang Green, Them!, the Fallen, and Kill City. 

Recommended If You Like: The Distillers, Rancid 


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

9:30pm

Miss Marjorie
Marjorie Lee is a singer/songwriter who has dabbled in many genres, settling in the spaces between rock, folk, indie and country. Her songs are simple and relatable, inspired by love, family and life.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:00pm

Kate Wakefield
A classically trained opera singer lost her mind, and went off the tracks to create a solo project like you’ve never seen before. Kate Wakefield hooks up her voice, and cello to amps and spins webs of haunting melodies. Based out of Cincinnati, Wakefield has taken her local scene by storm playing city wide events such as “Best of Cincinnati” and “Best new bands” during her first year performing live. 

Recommended If You Like: Joanna Newsom, Amanda Palmer, Coco Rosie, Tori Amos, Diamanda Galas


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:15pm

Ground Water Mafia
Loud, mean grunge/garage rock from Nashville, TN. Ground Water Mafia pours out a dissonant, raw, growling sound reminscent of the best 90s noise rock.


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:15pm - 10:45pm
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:15pm

Le Technopuss13s
Grrrl power raunch over synth beats and bass/guitar from the Queen City's favorite electro noise-pop fashionistas, LeTechnoPUSS13S was a fictitious band that grew up to be a real boy. Their influences range from disco to punk, drawing heavily from no-wave and performance art along the way. 

Recommended If You Like: Peaches, Le Tigre, Leslie and the LYs


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:30pm

Megan Christ

Megan Christ's ethereal, soulful vocals can transport anyone into another world...but that's not quite what Christ is after. She wants you to stay right here with eyes wide open to see the world the way it really is. With lyrics covering the topics of sexism, oppression, racism, and rights, Megan Christ makes developing awareness a truly healing experience.


Recommended If You Like: Nina Simone, Cat Power



Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
The Listing Loon 4124 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:30pm

Us, Today
Avant-garde post-rock trio Us,Today bring vivid layered textures of sound in their polished yet wild jazz rock. By using an unconventional combination of guitar, drums, and vibraphone these exceptional musicians take jazz, rock, psych, and ambient noise into a new world to create a perfomance that is riveting and inspired.

Recommended If You Like: Tortoise, Radiohead, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, Battles


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

10:55pm

Mahogany Reign
In the spirit of bringing balance back to hip hop, Mahogany Reign, the duo of DJ Apryl Reign and MC Mahogany Reign, mixes old school sound with unique lyrical swagger. Hailing from the Queen City of Cincinnati, they are firm believers that the masses are tired of more of the same, they set out to bring a new perspective to today's lyrical landscape with thought-provoking beats & rhymes.

Recommended If You Like: Gang Starr


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:55pm - 11:25pm
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:00pm

Sour Ground
Cincy riot grrrl synth-gonx singing about rats and bats.  

Recommended If You Like: The Screamers, 45 Grave, X


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00pm - 11:30pm
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:00pm

Twin Limb
"Hailing from an alternate reality where accordions are the universal language, Twin Limb are the heroes of their dimension. Originally high school do-nothings, the two were met by a lovable, time traveling so-and-so who via a series of misadventures involving the duo themselves time traveling, taught the pair to "be excellent to each other." This wisdom was imparted on the world after the great Battle of the Bands that Twin Limb won, at which time hover boards and jet packs were widely distributed to the citizens of Earth that everyone may be equally radical. Twin Limb were stranded on our plane of existence shortly after they defeated the quantum bear invasion of 2028, and hope that through their gift of excellence to the planet that they can find a way home." - Never Nervous  

Recommended If You Like: Chelsea Wolfe, Mazzy Star, Sigur Ros, Phantom Family Halo


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:30pm

Beat Drun Juel
Slashy bass-heavy Chicago rock trio Beat Drun Juel combine sultry vocals, angular, aggressive guitar, and gigantic bass riffs to make dark, blistering postpuck with the bottom-heavy rhythms of 90s alt-rock rock.

Recommended If You Like: PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Two Ton Boa, The Pixies


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00am
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:35pm

Abiyah
Take a Soul Train dancer from 1974—one of them sistas who didn’t give a f*ck about cameras or Don Cornelius—well, if that sista made love to George Clinton and they had a baby girl and they let Patti Smith and Sister Carol raise that girl child in an embrace pre-dating same-sex marriage debates, that girl child woulda grown up to be Abiyah. 

This summer, she presented a strategy session, "Odd Woman Out: Being a Female Hip Hop Artist and Promoter," at the 2015 Allied Media Conference in Detroit. 

Recommended If You Like: Santigold, Open Mike Eagle, Kraftwerk, MIA, Queen Latifah, Sister Carol 


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:35pm - Sunday October 18, 2015 12:05am
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223

11:45pm

GNAT!
Raunchy-female fronted hardcore, GNAT! has been active in the Cincinnati punk community for the past few years. They have played a wide variety of shows both locally and nationally. They incorporate a wide variety of styles and influences to produce very modern and unique-sounding hardcore music.

Recommended If You Like: Bikini Kill, White Stripes, The Cramps


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:45pm - Sunday October 18, 2015 12:15am
The Comet 4579 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

12:00am

Wussy
Springing forth from the hinterlands of Cincinnati, OH is Wussy, an American five-piece fronted by Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker and backed by Mark Messerly, Joe Klug and John Erhardt. Bridging the gap between The Band and Sonic Youth, Wussy continues in the tradition of bands with multiple writers and singers. They formed in 2001 as a result of an impromptu performance, and even now are known among the press and their cult following for their spirited, off-the-cuff live shows.

Recommended If You Like: Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Velvet Underground, Warped Alt-Country


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:00am - 12:45am
Northside Tavern 4163 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

12:15am

LoAhmmi

During high school, LoAhmmi became the other half of Cincinnati female Rap duo Nadanuf. Nadanuf would move on from winning talent shows to signing their first record deal with Warner Bros. Records. As “Phoroneone” (411) of Nadanuf, LoAhmmi released her first major recording album “Worldwide” on Warner Bros./Reprise Records in 1997. Nadanuf’s first single “The Breaks” (a remake with Hip-Hop Pioneer Kurtis Blow) landed on Billboards Hip-Hop Singles charts at #14. 

LoAhmmi created Third Eye Music to give artists the opportunity to create music that shifts the energy in our society and promotes Spiritual Growth, Healing and Evolution.

Recommended If You Like: Dead Prez, Queen Latifah


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:15am - 12:45am
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Location Cincinnati, OH
  • Subgenre Conscious Hip Hop

12:30am

Linear Downfall
Linear Downfall, an experimental band from Nashville, is known for seamlessly blending psychotic noise along with beautiful melodies. Their music taps into the highs and lows of life and challenges one to look inward. Their live show is intense and jarring captivating the audience from beginning to end. They have self-released three albums and one EP, extensively toured the U.S., and caught the attention of the Flaming Lips which led to their side project called the Electric Würms. 

Recommended If You Like: Sonic Youth, Kidney Thieves, Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:30am - 1:00am
Northside Yacht Club 4227 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

12:55am

Deidre D.S.Sense Smith
On her Detroit everything, Deidre D.S.Sense Smith has always shown great pride in her city, and you can hear the hope and beauty she sees in her hometown through her artistry, complete with emotion and urban innovation. The purpose of her music is to blend and mix all genres of music that have influenced her in order to introduce different styles and rhythms to an audience that otherwise would not have acquired these sounds on their own.

Recommended If You Like: The Roots, Digable Planets, Jay Z


Sunday October 18, 2015 12:55am - 1:25am
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223

1:30am

Ladyfest Cincinnati DJ Dance Party
Close out your Ladyfest Cincinnati experience on the dancefloor, as DJs Abiyah and Apryl Reign take you there with all the choice Hip Hop and Dancehall cuts to keep that ass movin'!

Sunday October 18, 2015 1:30am - 3:00am
Apartment 23 1601 Chase Avenue, Apt. 23 Cincinnati, OH 45223
  • Genre DJ
  • Location Cincinnati, OH
  • Subgenre Dance Party