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7.8.15 | Welcome to the Queen(dom) City: Corina Corina | ANGI3 | Abiyah @ The Comet

The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, US

10pm. 21+. FREE.


Corina Corina (Oakland) Nu-R&B | hip hop-flavored soul

ANGI3 (Philly) Powerhouse pop vocal sassiness tinged w/ dance party love

Abiyah (Queen City) Collage hip hop with avant-garde and electro influences


BABE RAGE May Residency (feat. Abiyah) w/ Flesh Mother & Us, Today

The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Four new Abiyah/Babe Rage collaborative songs written specifically for this show! Rounding out the bill are the awesome Flesh Mother and Us, Today.

RISVIP at FREE. 21+. 10pm.

Flyer by Madge Maril.

FREE Age limit: 21+



Fake Four Inc.'s Ceschi Ramos & Tommy V w/ Abiyah & Evolve

Tacocracy, 4029 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

For more info and to RSVP, please go to

Free Age limit: All ages


Evolve/Beta Max Tour Kickoff w/ Mavis Concave & Abiyah

Tacocracy, 4029 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Evolve (Radical Birthday dude)

Beta Max (Atlanta GA formerly CEM COM)

Mavis Concave (live drum machine massacre)

Abiyah (experimental improv. set)


Free Age limit: All ages


Monday Night at The Comet Presents Abiyah & Jennifer Simone

The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Start the month of love off right with the melodic sounds of vocalists Abiyah and Jennifer Simone at the spectacular 2+ years-running Monday Night at The Comet weekly series.

Always FREE. 21+.

Free Age limit: 21+


Turquoise Jeep w/Abiyah

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The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Turquoise Jeep Records w/ local opener Abiyah

The Woodward Theater 1404 Main St. (OTR) Cincinnati, OH 45202

Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9:30pm (ends at midnight) Ages 18+.

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 DOS Buy:

Turquoise Jeep


$12 advance / $15 DOS Age limit: 18+


Louisville Outskirts Festival

The Cure Lounge, 1481 S Shelby St, Louisville, KY

The first annual Louisville Outskirts festival celebrating women in music.

Abiyah & Mahogany Reign playing the FREE late show on Saturday, October 11, beginning at midnight that evening (going into October 12). Blythe of the Ball spinning between sets!

More info at


$35 early-bird weekend pass, $15 single-day passes, Saturday late show at The Cure Lounge FREE Age limit: 21+



2014: Year in Review 

2014 was full of new adventures, new directions, and reuniting with old music friends.  Full circle stylee.  Much love and gratitude to all my friends, fans, family and even strangers who helped make this work feel so fulfilling.  I'm going to keep on keepin' on because of all of you. <3  Below is a sampling of some of my proudest moments in 2014.


  • Embarked on my first tour ever: 
    • First Ladies Tour w/Corina Corina (March 2014)
      • NYC
      • Ithaca, NY (Cornell University)
      • Buffalo, NY
      • Kent, OH (at a bowling alley)
      • Detroit, MI
      • Grand Rapids, MI
      • Chicago, IL
      • Bloomington, IN
      • Cincinnati, OH
      • Louisville, KY
      • Lexington, KY
  • AND, while traveling to NYC for the beginning of the tour, I did an interview on Cognac Time With Coole High...while on the bus!


Performed at:

  • Northside Music Festival - annual two-day Cincinnati festival showcasing Cincinnati's best musicians
  • AYE Music & Art Festival - annual two-day charity event, this year benefitting the Northside Skate Park Fund
  • Louisville Outskirts Festival - inaugural female-centric music festival (primarily punk, post-punk and indie rock bands) where, in addition to my evening gig, I also had the amazing opportunity to perform at the Rockshops for Girls, music workshops for girls 10-18 where they would learn to play a musical instrument and then form bands and perform their song the next day at an awesome DIY venue.



Sketch tha cataclysm and Rabbi Darkside
Corina Corina and Tattoo Money
Random aka Mega RanSkyBlew and D&D Sluggers
Open Mike Eagle
Glue (Adeem, Maker, djdq) Reunion w/Durazzo and AF THE NAYSAYER
Awol One & GEL ROC
Mega Ran, brentalfloss, and Danimal Cannon

--"Blup" single, produced by and featuring Eugenius

Abiyah to Perform in Louisville at First Annual Outskirts Music Festival - A Celebration of Female-Centric Bands 

I am honored and excited to announce that I've been invited to perform at the first annual Outskirts Music Festival in Louisville this October, an event celebrating female musicians and female-centric bands and serving to inspire the next generation of female musicians.  I have also been given the beautiful opportunity to perform earlier in the day at the festival's Rockshops, educational workshops and performances for young ladies ages 10 through 18.  Visit the Shows page for more information, including how to purchase weekend and single-day passes.

Catapult Music Festival Launches Hip Hop Out of the Golden Era and Into a Post-Rap Future 

Abiyah and Grasshopper Juice Records' Nick Mitchell are pleased to announce the inaugural Catapult Music Festival, a free one-day post-rap and electronica-influenced music event to be held in Cincinnati’s eclectic Northside neighborhood on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Headlining the festival will be forward-thinking NYC musicians louis logic (Fake Four Inc.) and Tonedeff (QN5). They will be joined by similarly-situated Cincinnati progressive hip hop and electronic musicians. Catapult will be held concurrently from 9pm until 2am at Northside Tavern (front room and back room) and Chameleon on Hamilton Avenue in the Northside Entertainment District. The event will also feature a DJ happy hour at The Listing Loon from 5 to 8pm that day. 
We created Catapult out of a desire to move minds out of the “taking it back to that REAL hip hop” mode of thought into what hip hop is currently experiencing musically and sonically as it matures. Much like how post-punk artists were influenced by the sounds and statements of punk and forged new approaches in a post-punk era, so it is now occurring with what was considered underground hip hop. Beats are increasingly electronic in nature, with many artists replacing traditional DJs with SP-404 samplers, while many underground hip hop legends are veering off into new genre territory, i.e., EDM, indie rock/pop, etc. Catapult’s first headliners, NYC’S louis logic and Tonedeff, and will be joined by a slew of Cincinnati’s like-minded adventurous musicians, including Abiyah, Counterfeit Money Machine, Eugenius, Sudan Moon and B-Rad From The Breeze at Northside Tavern, while Chameleon will house several future-electronic/soul/experimental musicians, many from Cincinnati's electronic music and fine arts collective CINTHESIZER.
Visit the Catapult Music Festival Facebook page to learn more about the festival's mission and to RSVP/view event schedules and performers.  Follow us on Twitter at @catapultmusic7 and listen to a mix of festival performers on Soundcloud.

Abiyah & Corina Corina Announce First Ladies Tour (March 2014) 

Cincinnati-based indie hip hop/cross-genre vocalist/MC Abiyah and Brooklyn-based electro-soul vocalist Corina Corina join forces to embark on the First Ladies Tour, a 12-date tour from the East Coast to the Midwest in March 2014.  One of the few entirely female indie hip hop tour bills in recent memory, these women bring a strong work ethic, beautiful vocals, a diverse range of musical styles, and energetic performances to their broad-ranging fanbase.  The tour begins on March 19 at the Trash Bar in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of Corina Corina’s sophomore album, “The Free Way,” and ends on March 31 in Lexington, KY.  Visit the First Ladies Tour Facebook event for more information and to RSVP.

Vote for Abiyah - CityBeat's 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards 

I'm happy to announce that Cincinnati CityBeat has recognized my efforts, as both an artist and a promoter, with a nomination in the Hip Hop category of their 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards!  2013 was a busy year of helping to rebuild the Cincinnati Indie Hip Hop scene, establishing a monthly curated and themed local Hip Hop series (Abiyah Presents Hip Hop @ The Comet), and several performances, including openings slots for louis logic, Open Mike Eagle, milo, Mega Ran, Psalm One, Homeboy Sandman, and more.  To review a partial list of some of my 2013 accomplishments to support your vote, please visit my Facebook event here.  

Click here to vote for Abiyah in the Hip Hop category.  Voting ends at 12am on January 14, 2014.

Rhymesayers' Psalm One Visits Cincinnati for a Free Show 

The First Lady of Rhymesayers Entertainment, Psalm One, will make a stop in Cincinnati on 10/24 as part of her 2013 Midwest tour.  The free event will be held at Northside Tavern in Cincinnati's Northside Entertainment District, and will also feature performances by Psalm's tour partner MC Longshot, Cincinnati indie/alternative hip hop artist Abiyah, and Kentucky-based alt-rapper B-Rad From The Breeze. 10pm. 21+. RSVP on Facebook:

louis logic & Random AKA Mega Ran in Cincinnati! 

For the third time in the last 12 months, indie hip hop rapper, musician and singer/songwriter louis logic graces the Cincinnati stage.  This trip, he's bringin along Capcom-soundtracker and teacher-turned-rapper Random AKA Mega Ran!  Free show at The Comet in Northside, with local openers Abiyah, CITOAK and Sharp.One.


Fake Four Artists Ceschi & louis logic in Cincy! 

Progressive Hip Hop Returns to Cincinnati as Fake Four Inc. artists Ceschi & louis logic reunite for 2+ weeks of shows in their favorite tour stops throughout the Midwest & Northeast U.S.  Join us this Friday, October 12, at Northside Tavern for a free evening of authentic, awesome and progressive hip hop ! Cincinnati cross-genre hip hop artist Abiyah opens with her stellar A-team.  Show starts at 10pm.  FREE.

Serengeti & DJ Tony Trimm w/Abiyah - FREE Show 

One-day fresh off the tour with hometown-related crew Why?, Chicago-based fellow Anticon artist and alt-hip hop guy/art rapper Serengeti rolls into Cincinnati with DJ Tony Trimm on Wednesday, September 19, for a free show with local artist Abiyah at The Comet in Northside.  Check out the Shows page for more info, and this week's CityBeat for a great write-up of the show by Mike Breen.