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Photoset: Gogol Bordello (July 29, 2014 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH)

Gogol Bordello live in Cincinnati Ohio Bogarts July 29 2014

The gypsy punks from Manhattan, Gogol Bordello stopped by Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday night to promote their latest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy. Eugene Hütz was in top form, entertaining the crowd with every chord he strummed and every word he sang. Violinst Sergey Ryabtsev as a joy to watch on the stage, and the newest member of the group, Pasha Newmer, relished his time on stage playing accordion.

The group played several cuts from the latest album, including “We Rise Again,” “Dig Deep Enough,” “Lost Innocent World,” and “Amen.” The movement on stage was non-stop, and the audience was in a frenzy throughout the show.

Gogol Bordello live in Cincinnati Ohio Bogarts July 29 2014

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Photoset: Man Man (July 29, 2014 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH)

Man Man live at Bogarts in Cincinnati Ohio July 29 2014

Man Man from Philadelphia invaded Cincinnati Tuesday night, opening for Gogol Bordello at Bogart’s. A high-energy group led by singer/pianist Honus Honus, the band played a lively 45-minute set to get the crowd warmed up for the headliners. Honus Honus, Pow Pow, and the others looked like they were having a ball on the stage, helping to amp up the audience’s enthusiasm.

Man Man live at Bogarts in Cincinnati Ohio July 29 2014

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Photoset: Twenty One Pilots (October 25, 2013 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH)

Twenty One Pilots 2013 concert photography Bogarts Cincinnati Ohio

Two-piece alternative rock band Twenty One Pilots played to a sold-out crowd at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday, October 25. Another sold-out show is scheduled for Saturday night, but if you’re willing to pay the scalpers’ prices, you won’t be disappointed. Singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun put on a high-energy performance, thrilling the packed house who screamed the lyrics—all the lyrics—along with the band.

The show was not limited to the stage, however. On more than one occasion Tyler came out into the crowd, and even Josh got in the act by floating out among the masses on an audience-supported drum platform. The duo changed outfits a few times, sometimes wearing masked hoodies (they were masked during all of the songs I photographed). In fact, the masks did not come off until the photographers left the photo pit, so you won’t see their faces at all below.

With only one major label release under their belt, Twenty One Pilots delighted the crowd with all of their popular songs, including “Holding Onto You,” “Car Radio,” and “House of Gold” (which included a verse of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”). They did pull out a few older songs from their independent releases, playing for nearly two hours. One of the most interesting performances was a drum duel between Tyler and Josh, sitting back-to-back, after “Run and Go.”

Special mention should be made of the extensive light show. Twenty One Pilots has employed a creative and precise lighting technician who beautifully and perfectly matched up the effects with the songs. I was already a fan of the band before the show, but seeing the songs performed on stage with the lights going behind them just added to the awesomeness of the record.

My son accompanied me to this show, and he summed up his feelings, “I loved the experience of just having fun, screaming your head off.” He wasn’t the only one.

No one should pass up a chance to see Twenty One Pilots in concert. Check their tour itinerary and make plans to see them.

Twenty One Pilots 2013 concert photography Bogarts Cincinnati Ohio

Twenty One Pilots 2013 concert photography Bogarts Cincinnati Ohio

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Photoset: Summer of Ska (July 7, 2012 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH)

Reel Big Fish concert photos 2012 in Cincinnati

The “Summer of Ska” tour, headlined by Reel Big Fish with support from The Maxies, Suburban Legends, and Big D and the Kids Table, made a stop at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saturday night. There was a great turn out with plenty of moshing and crowd surfing, and all of the bands received a warm welcome from the Queen City concertgoers.

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Tonight at Bogart’s!

Reel Big Fish is headlining a big ska concert tonight at Bogart’s! Supporting acts are Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, and The Maxies. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets!

Congrats to all of our Reel Big Fish winners!

See you at the show Saturday! If you didn’t win, grab your tickets at Bogart’s and come on out and party!

WIN FREE CONCERT TICKETS!

Win tickets to see Reel Big Fish at Bogarts July 7 2012!

Legendary ska band Reel Big Fish will be playing at Bogart’s in Cincinnati on Saturday, July 7, and we have the hook-up to get a few of you of you into the show for free!

Ten lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to see the show…just send an e-mail to twjblog@gmail.com with your name as it appears on your photo ID to enter! It’s that easy!

Reel Big Fish will be appearing with Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, and the Maxies…that’s right, you can see four bands for the price of FREE!

Entries must be received by Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 a.m., and you must have a photo ID to pick up your tickets at Bogart’s will call window. So kiddos, if you don’t have a photo ID, beg mom or dad to enter the contest and take you to the concert if they win! Winners will be notified by e-mail shortly after the deadline on Thursday morning.

E-mail twjblog@gmail.com with your name as it appears on your photo ID to enter the giveaway…RIGHT NOW!

CONTEST CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

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