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As an official sponsor of the 14th annual MidPoint Music Fest, Freeosk has pledged to offer concertgoers a fast, fun, free way to discover their new favorite products.

And thanks to a unique partnership with music licensing service MusicLi, Freeosk will help concertgoers discover their new favorite local bands too.

As an exclusive offer available only at MidPoint, fans will be able to use the Freeosk mobile app to download free songs by six Cincinnati-based artists: Pop Goes The Evil, Bulletville, Culture Queer, The Harlequins, DAAP Girls and PRIM. The downloads are bonus to the free snack samples and band buttons the Freeosks will be giving away.

Founded by Brad Schnittger (guitarist of The Sundresses) and producer Dave Davis, MusicLi is an online library of locally- and regionally-produced music that can be licensed for commercial use. This gives artists a new source of revenue and gives businesses and brands access to a catalog of quality original music.

Freeosk is thrilled to be able to work with MusicLi in a manner that allows them to offer fans something for free, while still ensuring the bands get paid for their participation. The arrangement also marks the first time Freeosk has offered a digital download via its mobile app.

MusicLi will be a presenting sponsor of the MOTR Pub stage, and Schnittger and Davis will be at the fest encouraging bands and artists to sign up at musicli.org.

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The MidPoint Music Fest is in full swing! Find out what Freeosk is up to today.

Woodward Theater presented by Freeosk: Saturday 9/26

As presenting sponsor of the Woodward Theater, Freeosk is proud to introduce the following bands to the stage (MPMF ticket required):

Free Sample Schedule: Saturday 9/26

Find a Freeosk at the following venues and scan the Freeosk mobile app to snag some sweet stuff, including free song downloads by some of Cincinnati’s most innovative bands.

Woodward Theater presented by Freeosk (1404 Main St)

  • Freeosk featuring Duke Cannon Superior Grade Shaving Cream
  • Includes free song download:  “Older” by PRIM

MOTR Pub (1345 Main St)

  • Freeosk featuring Black Forest Gummy Bears
  • Includes free song download: “U Bummin’ Mr. Drummond” by Culture Queer

Don’t forget to download the Freeosk mobile app to grab your free samples and songs.

See you at MPMF!

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The MidPoint Music Fest kicks off tonight in beautiful downtown Cincinnati and Freeosk will be bringing our brand of fast, fun, free sampling experiences to the fans!

Woodward Theater presented by Freeosk: Friday 9/25

As presenting sponsor of the Woodward Theater, Freeosk is proud to introduce the following bands to the stage (MPMF ticket required):

Free Sample Schedule: Friday 9/25

Find a Freeosk at the following venues and scan the Freeosk mobile app to snag some sweet stuff, including free song downloads by some of Cincinnati’s most innovative bands.

Woodward Theater presented by Freeosk (1404 Main St)

  • Freeosk featuring crazy hot popchips
  • Includes free song download:  “Not Yet Dead” by The Harlequins

Taft Ballroom (315 E 5th St)

  • Freeosk featuring MPMF Band Buttons
  • Includes free song download: “The Milky Shake” by Pop Goes the Evil

Don’t forget to download the Freeosk mobile app to grab your free samples and songs.

See you at MPMF!

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Performing a FREE popup concert at the Segway Garage, Central & Vine St

Saturday, 9/26 @ 8pm, sponsored by MusicLi

Jasmine Lorraine Poole (AKA “Wonk”) grew up in the hardscrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try. Continue Reading

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Performing Saturday, 9/26 @ 6:15pm at Lightborne Lot

Fans can download the PRIM single “Older” for free by visiting the Freeosk at the Woodward Theater on Saturday.

The seeds for Electronic-tinged Dream Pop quartet Prim were planted in 2013 when accomplished Cincinnati musicians Ian Gullett (who also does production work) and Molly Sullivan discovered they’d both been asked to contribute original music to a local dance troupe project. Recognizing similar musical sensibilities, the pair began writing together, adding drummer Jake Langknecht and bassist Alessandro Corona to flesh out Prim’s ranks. The band began growing a local following with shows and the release of a handful of hauntingly captivating songs online, helping Prim earn a Best New Artist nomination at the 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The group doesn’t play locally much anymore, with the members busy with other projects (Sullivan’s solo career continues to draw more and more attention), so consider its MidPoint appearance a rare, can’t-miss treat. Continue Reading

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Performing Saturday, 9/26 @ 7:30m at Lightborne Lot

Fans can download the Culture Queer single “U Bummin’ Mr. Drummond” for free by visiting the Freeosk at MOTR Pub on Saturday.

Culture Queer is an international ElectroPop quartet that blends sweet and melodic guy/girl harmonies and weirdo soundscapes. Combining pop melodies & video mixing, they are experimental but always melodic. These Cincinnati natives embrace their Midwest roots but also transcend it with a sound that is completely unique and without pretense. After the show, they will talk to you about love, death and how you are feeling.

Their album Supersizeit under Pontius Pilate was declared album of the year by Citybeat Magazine.
Their album Nightmare Band was nominated for Album of the Year 2012. They are currently recording and releasing their new album Bloodbath and Beyond in 2015. Continue Reading

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Performing Friday, 9/25@12:15am at Taft Ballroom

Fans can download Pop Goes The Evil’s single “The Milky Shake” for free by visiting the Freeosk at the Taft Ballroom on Friday.

When The Dukes are Dead dissolved in 2012, singer/guitarist Lucas Frazier wasted no time constructing a new Rock & Roll machine. Christening it Pop Goes the Evil, Frazier, bassist Evan Roberts and drummer Jake Grove have been concocting dynamic and melodic Rock over the past three years, taking their awesome live show on the road, getting nominated for Cincinnati Entertainment Awards at home and releasing two albums (2013’s White Cream Soda and last year’s Love Stained Heart) to the world. PGTE’s music explodes with sex, darkness, humor and swagger, emitting a vibe that is sometimes theatrical like Rocky Horror, sometimes smoldering like a noir flick and sometimes blissfully confounding like a perfect David Lynch scene.

This is Pop Goes The Evil’s 2nd MPMF appearance. Continue Reading

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Performing Saturday, 9/26@3pm at Washington Park

Fans can download the Harlequins single “Not Yet Dead” for free by visiting the Freeosk at the Woodward Theater on Friday.

The Harlequins are a psychedelic garage-pop trio formed in 2007 in Cincinnati, OH. They have released five albums independently and played hundreds of shows spanning the east coast, midwest and south.

The band has been a regular fixture at the Midpoint Music Festival and nominated for numerous Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. In 2011, they caught the attention of VICE & The Black Lips and were picked to represent Cincinnati for a feature on Noisey.com. The band is currently demoing tracks for their sixth release slated for 2015.

This is The Harlequin’s 7th MPMF appearance. Continue Reading

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Performing Sunday, 9/27 @ 8:30pm at the Woodward Theater

Fans can download the song “Wish You Were Her” for free by visiting the Freeosk at the Woodward Theater on Sunday.

Mark Utley & Bulletville performs original songs written in the classic honky-tonk country style. Formed in 2012 as an offshoot of Mark’s previous band, Magnolia Mountain, the group has now come into its own as a powerhouse live and studio outfit.

The band was nominated for a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Country category, and has performed at various festivals and venues, including their own monthly first-Sunday residency at Northside Tavern. Their second album, Bulletville (produced by Afghan Whigs bassist John Curley) was released in April, 2015 on the This Is American Music label.

This will be Mark Utley’s 8th year performing at MPMF. Continue Reading

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Hi. We’re Freeosk—the fast, fun, FREE way to try new things.

We’ll be popping up at MPMF venues every night to give away food samples, band buttons, and other sweet swag to festival attendees. Just look for a friendly Freeosk at the Woodward Theatre (all three days), the Taft Ballroom (Friday), and MOTR Pub (Saturday and Sunday).

We’ve also partnered with Cincinnati-based music licensing company MUSICLi to give away free song downloads by local MPMF bands.

Participating artists include Culture Queer, DAAP Girls, Mark Utley & Bulletville, Pop Goes The Evil, PRIM and The Harlequins.

You’re probably asking, “Yeah-yeah, how do I get the free stuff?”

It’s easy!Freeosk Mobile App

  1. Download the Freeosk mobile app. It’s free, of course.
  2. Use the app to Find a Freeosk at MPMF. MidPoint tickets are required to enter venues.
  3. Scan the app at the Freeosk.
  4. Get your sample and free song download.

The mobile app will also let you give us feedback on your samples, share your experiences and take advantage of special offers.

We could go on, but we need to start packing for our trip.

Download the mobile app to be ready for the Freeosk at MPMF. See you in Cincinnati, everyone!