Gaslight Property is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Northside Rock and Roll Carnival. This all-ages free event will take place from Thursday through Saturday, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The music takes place at Hoffner Park, where the pavilion will be a Beer Garden. Along with music, carnival-goers will be treated to fire breathers and a carnival side show features sword swallowers and a bed of nails.
This year’s carnival definitely features a strong and varied lineup, with some of Cincinnati’s best bands as well as a slew of out-of-town groups. No doubt a huge crowd will be on hand on Thursday night when Wussy, a Cinci band that now has a national audience, takes the stage at midnight. Of the out-of-town groups, the one I like best is Wildhoney, who start at 8:05pm on Friday. Here’s the schedule for the event:
THURSDAY JULY 2
6:00 THE STEALTH PASTILLE 7:00OHIO KNIFE 8:00MASON SCHOOL OF ROCK 9:00JEREMY PINNELL 10:00THE HARLEQUINS 11:00NUDE BEACH (NEW YORK) 12:00WUSSY
FRIDAY JULY 3
6:00 COMET BLUEGRASS ALLSTARS 7:00 OLD CITY 8:00R. RING 9:00 NOMAD 10:00 BEAT AWFULS (LEXINGTON) 11:00 CAVE (CHICAGO) 12:00 SAINTSENECA
6:00 DANIEL WAYNE AND THE SILVER LININGS 7:00 THEE TSUNAMI’S (BLOOMINGTON) 8:05 WILDHONEY (BALTIMORE) 9:00 DAAP GIRLS 10:00 FLESH PANTHERS (CHICAGO) 1:00 THE GOTOBEDS (PITTSBURGH) 12:00 THOSE DARLINS
Don’t forget, of course, that the main event that weekend will be Northside’s July 4th parade; here’s a link to more information on that, and here’s a video of the dark shoegazing sounds of Wildhoney: