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Music: Pixies

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
History will always chiefly remember Kurt Cobain as a creator of music, not a consumer. But the Nirvana leader was also an avid advocate for his favorite groups and most cherished influences. In the posthumously released Journals, he documented his 50 favorite records. Most telling of all was his inclusion of Pixies’ Surfer Rosa in spot No. 2.  

Music: FIDLAR with The Slippery Lips

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
The first time I heard FIDLAR, I was parked on my couch holding my cellphone over my head and smiling like a massive dork up at the screen.   

Music: Agent Orange

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
In a world where Punk has become a commodity on a par with soy lattes and $500 tennis shoes, it’s comforting to know that Agent Orange is still prowling the wastelands and kicking the universe in its rapidly descending ballsack.   

Music: Interpol

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
Interpol’s 2002 debut Turn on the Bright Lights seemed to arrive out of nowhere, a visceral, uncommonly mature effort that channeled not only a host of Post Punk staples but also a distinct post-9/11 desolation.  

Art: The Cincinnati Series at Carl Solway Gallery

0 Comments · Thursday, May 14, 2015
In his The Cincinnati Series of 29 paintings depicting depopulated city sites, Peter Waite — a Connecticut-based artist — neither celebrates nor dismisses what he sees.   

Onstage: Welcome to Night Vale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Welcome to Night Vale — a twice-monthly story about the spooky small desert town of Night Vale — comes to the Taft Theatre for a special cast performance featuring British singer/songwriter Mary Epworth.   

TV: Mad Men Series Finale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated lead character Don Draper.   

Onstage: Three Days of Rain

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain is a mystery that unfolds in reverse.  

Onstage: Henry V

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In Henry V, the profligate Prince Hal has succeeded his bellicose father and sobered up to the bad state of affairs in England.   

Comedy: Todd Yohn

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Though he still plays serious music, about a third of Todd Yohn’s stand-up set involves songs.  

Event: Maifest

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Based on the German tradition of welcoming the first spring wines, the 36th annual Maifest fills six city blocks of historic MainStrasse with food, beer and wine, and works by more than 75 artisans and craftsmen.  

Film: The Breakfast Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Revisit your favorite brain, athlete, basket case, princess and criminal Friday when The Breakfast Club’s Brat Pack returns to the silver screen at the Esquire Theatre in honor of its 30th birthday.  

Event: CincItalia Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The CincItalia festival celebrates all things Italy.   

Event: Arts & Crafts

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Organized by a handful of sophomore graphic design students at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP (and with sponsorship from Modern Makers, a multidisciplinary arts collaborative), Arts & Crafts involves the consumption of local craft beer and the exhibition of up-and-coming artists.  

Event: Cincy Swing Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Put in your pin curls and break out the saddle shoes for the second annual Cincy Swing Fest.