Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been
around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be
on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds —
anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin
Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant
chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.
Lily & Madeleine might be considered
Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age
and experience difference — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.
The Grammy-nominated band Della Mae is a
wonderful example of an all-female group that is not a novelty, but
instead is made up of wonderful musicians who bring the thunder as far
as instrumental prowess goes while still creating music that is
progressive, beautiful and unique.
In art, as in life, context is key. An
image that would otherwise be treated with contempt — or worse, blithe
indifference — can be illuminated with only a few facts. Likewise,
stripped of its context, a piece of art can become something else
entirely as the viewer imagines a contextual framework for the art.
Landmark Productions (CLP) has hit a home run with the debut of the Warsaw
Federal Incline Theater this summer. I’m sorry
to say that the summer’s final offering doesn’t measure up to its predecessors.
Some theater al fresco? Queen City Flash
is a flash-mob theater company working its way through Mark Twain’s
adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn with imaginative, pop-up
performances in local parks.
Cincinnati is becoming a city of creative
powerhouses, and ArtWorks, the nonprofit dedicated to empowering the
creative community — you’ve most likely seen their city-wide murals —
wants to help Cincinnati’s artistic entrepreneurs take their ideas to
the next level.
Thunder-Sky, Inc. curators and
co-founders Bill Ross and Keith Banner, assisted by Matt Distel from The
Carnegie in Covington and Melanie Derrick of 1305 Gallery in
Over-the-Rhine, have juried an exhibition of paintings, sculptures,
drawings and other handmade art donated to the Ohio Valley Goodwill over
the course of the past year.
Mothersbaugh Mania officially kicks off
in Cincinnati on Friday when Mark Mothersbaugh — the co-founder of the
great Post-Punk band DEVO, as well as an accomplished visual artist who
studied his craft at Kent State University — appears at Woodward Theater
for a concert sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Center.
Art After Dark celebrates the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new exhibit, Unknown Elements,
which highlights anonymous photographs from the museum collection,
paired with contemplative writings from local authors.
Get your fill of cream puffs, dirndls and
Warsteiner at the Germania Society’s 45th-annual Oktoberfest —
Cincinnati’s “original and most authentic Oktoberfest,” full of the best
parts of local German culture, crafts and cooking.