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Music: I Am (Not) Legend

Mudhoney's Mark Arm downplays his band's vast influence

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A musician's definition of success must differ from the rest of the world's inhabitants. One might define success as the ability to achieve supreme greatness for an evanescent moment, like Icaru  

Music: Beyond the Usual Reference Point

DeVotchKa brings Balkan nuptial music to the limelight

0 Comments · Thursday, May 22, 2008
This year's Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif., was probably fucking fantastic. There were approximately 34 bands I wanted to see on the lineup, including Portishead, the darkly melodic and sal  

Music: Def Con

Canadian imports' star continues to rise in the U.S. with The Con

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The face of success can take on many forms, including the likeness of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. Once upon a time in an ostensible Rock wonderland, Vedder, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Cana  

Music: A Band of Brothers

Cincinnati Metal band Banderas prepares for the release of its first album

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a beautiful man whose career is largely ignored. This is due in part to the fact that he performs admirably in movies that are often less than admirable and often difficul  

Locals Only: : Pike

...From Someone So Small

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
One noticeable fact about the Cincinnati-based PiKE is that they have an uncanny sonic similarity to the Pixies, insofar as female vocalist Kelly Jarvis really sounds like Kim Deal. Typically anyt  

Music: An Honest Man and His Band

Jamie Stewart of Noise Pop band Xiu Xiu uses his inside voice

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When I was 12, my brother informed me that the mark of a really great musician was whether or not he or she could fly. He wasn't kidding. This revelation came in 1994 after Nine Inch Nails' "Cl  

Music: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Tiger Army's Punk Rock exodus and evolution

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
In the Rock band hierarchy, frontmen often become surrogate patriarchs of supremely dysfunctional families. The pressure upon them is twofold: They usually are responsible for writing and singing s  

News: Green Campus

University of Cincinnati commits to reversing global warming

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Cincinnati's "green" movement is about to grow more verdant with the University of Cincinnati participating. UC recently celebrated the signing of the American College and University Presidents Cli  

News: Green Burb

Wyoming makes environmental goals official

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wyoming is poising itself to become one of Greater Cincinnati's "greenest" areas. In August the city adopted its 2007 Master Plan, a document that is recreated every 10 years. This year it includes  

Music: Behind the Scene

Cincinnatian Evan Scott is a minimalist Techno transient in transition

0 Comments · Monday, August 27, 2007
Techno's home is not Cincinnati. But Cincinnati has come a long way. When one thinks of ambient, stripped-down, bass-heavy Dance music scenes, his or her eyes might rove to Eastern Europe or Sou