Although Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has released several albums, they seem to be getting more attention lately. I’ve been hearing them on WNKU, and they recently performed at Cincinnati’s first-ever Bunbury Festival. This Monday, August 6, they’ll be performing an in-store at Shake-It Records in Northside at 7 pm. This “big damn band” is actually a small band with a big sound, and it’ll be cool to hear how it fills up Shake-It Records on Monday. To proclaim this band unpretentious is to put it lightly; they like to let their hair down, and their crowds do too. They’ll be appearing in support of their new album, Between the Ditches. Here’s a clip from a live performance:
On 7 pm Saturday, August 11 Cincinnati Shakespeare will present a free performance of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest outdoors at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 3711 Clifton Avenue. Not that it needs more publicity, but the Shakespeare play is about to get more publicity, for Bob Dylan recently chose to name his new release Tempest. When asked if a nod to Shakespeare was involved, Dylan insisted that was not the case, for after all his title lacked the word “The.” Methinks that won’t be the end of the discussion, however–and among other things if you attend this event you’ll have a refresher course on Shakespeare so you can barrel ahead into whether or not you think the new Dylan title owes something to the bard.
More motivation: free ice cream will served that was provided by UDF. The event is in celebration of Community Arts Centers Day, and this is a great opportunity to catch up on what Clifton Cultural Arts Center is up to.