The Northerner

Memorial in honor of the eleven people who lost their lives on December 3, 1979 at the Who concert in Cincinnati.

Tragedy, growth and healing: The Who set to return to Cincinnati

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor May 6, 2022

On December 3, 1979, an eager sellout crowd of 18,348 people gradually trickled into the walkways of Riverfront Coliseum, awaiting entry for a performance by rock band The Who. The show featured general...

Confetti lauching towards the fans to start the show.

For King & Country headlines the “What Are We Waiting For” tour at Truist Arena

Misti Hopper, Copy Editor April 24, 2022

Grammy award winning duo, For King & Country, took the stage for their “What Are We Waiting For” tour at the newly renamed Truist Arena on NKU’s campus. The brothers performed on April 23...

A small crowd waits between sets during Norse Rock Rumble. The Activities Programming Board said that they had space for 500 people to attend the event at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter November 11, 2014

The band ‘Calm the Tides’ secured their spot for first place Saturday night in the Bank of Kentucky Center at ‘Norse Rock Rumble.’ Hosted by the Activities Programming Board and emceed by comedian...

The full band Electric Citizen stops for a photo shoot while in Los Angeles, Calif. The group is taking a tour through the east coast this fall.

Local musicians forge into “uncharted territory”

Marc Kennedy, Video Editor October 1, 2014

Performing at a historic music venue like the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco is a lofty goal for any rock musician, past or present. With an impressive collection of vintage posters from legendary shows...

Saturn Batteries 2013 EP Ever Been In Love? is available on their Bandcamp, along with other releases from the band.

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor September 24, 2014

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar...

Jesse Thomas poses for her music poster. She will be returning to the area on Sept. 25 at the Southgate House.

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor September 17, 2014

Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was...

Bad Veins pump new life Into Victor Fest

Bad Veins pump new life Into Victor Fest

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter August 18, 2014

By the entrance to the new intramural fields, a stage stood decorated with illuminated mason jars, an old green princess telephone, and a tape recorder named Irene. Freshmen and current students crowded...

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

If Friday Giants have a favorite Latin motto, it's probably “carpe diem.” Their recently released first single, “Live Your Life”, available through their Facebook page, speaks of motivation and...

Band Symposium gives great experience to aspiring musicians

Brittany Smart, Contributing Writer January 22, 2014

Applause erupted from the crowd as the 7th Annual Tri-State Band Symposium came to a close with the resounding notes of Edwin Goldman’s “The Chimes of Liberty.” This performance, directed by Brant...

Local metal band starting fresh

Local metal band starting fresh

Marc Kennedy, Contributing writer September 26, 2013

Winterhymn, a metal band founded by NKU students, has recently gone through some major changes since their formation in 2009.   “In a lot of ways, it felt like just starting a new band,” said...

Alumni get a taste of sweet musical success

Nancy Curtis, Arts & Life editor September 26, 2013

In his parent’s basement, his older cousins practiced playing the 80’s music of the time. It was in that moment when Rich Shivener decided he wanted to play guitar and embark on his own goals as a...

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer September 26, 2013

Less than 24 hours before their opening slot for Weezer at the new Horseshoe Casino last Friday, members of DAAP Girls sat upstairs at Neon’s, a bar in Over the Rhine, relaxing on the worn leather...

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