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Charlie Parr with Bulletville

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Charlie Parr makes the old new. He has recorded 11 studio albums that treat traditional American music as a living, evolving musical form. On his most recent record, this year’s Barnswallow, he sings gruffly and plays banjo and two National steel guitars along with accompanists on washboard, thumb piano, harmonica, jaw-harp and stomping feet.  

Music: Charlie Parr

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The acoustic Blues Folk revival of the early ’60s — which lured a younger generation to Greenwich Village from places like small-town Minnesota to learn the songs and guitar- and banjo styles of o  

Holiday: Unsilent Night

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center has joined the national movement to mark the holidays with an Unsilent Night procession. Participants bring boomboxes and play cassettes of New Music/Experimental composer  

Two New Additions Bring Great Beauty to the Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Cincinnati Art Museum lately has been concentrating on what it calls “node” shows — small-to-medium-size exhibitions and gallery changes highlighting its collection or local angles. The bigger shows with a national/international focus will return in a year or so when the new Western & Southern Gallery for special exhibitions is complete.
  

Film: Medora

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The CAC is screening the new documentary Medora, about a high school basketball team’s 2011 season in a once-booming rural Indiana industrial town. Like the town itself, the team is fighting fo  

The Incredible Shrinking Record

The popularity of shorter EP releases continues to grow among artists, labels and fans

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As sales of physical music releases continue to decline, musicians and labels are rediscovering and embracing the advantages of issuing shorter EPs.
  

The Melodic with Vikesh Kapoor

Nov. 29 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Naming a band The Melodic means you instantly have a lot to live up to. That’s no problem here — The Melodic are, indeed, beautifully melodic. And the new British Folk ensemble’s free local appearance Friday should be a delight.
  

Music: The Melodic with Vikesh Kapoor

0 Comments · Monday, November 25, 2013
Naming a band The Melodic means you instantly have a lot to live up to. That’s no problem here — The Melodic are, indeed, beautifully melodic. And the new British Folk ensemble’s free local appe  

Artist Diane Landry Makes Waves at the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The opening of a new show can be a tense, contentious time for an artist. Doubts arise: “What do the public and critics think? Does this show really work?" But at the Contemporary Arts Center’s recent opening of her show by every wind that blows, Diane Landry was above all that. Literally.
  

Art: by every wind that blows

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center’s show by every wind that blows by Diane Landry is an engaging show that mostly features the Canadian artist’s graceful use of existing, repurposed ever