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Gin Blossoms

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gin Blossoms blew up and deflated quickly, going from mondo-selling MTV staples behind the relentlessly catchy single "Hey Jealousy" — an era-defying Power Pop oasis in a desert of Grunge — to extinct by 1997.   

Literary: Mark Rea

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ohio State University has produced some of the best players in college football history, which makes the existence of Mark Rea’s new book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes; The Men, the Deeds, the Consequences, pretty much a no-brainer.  

The Persistence of Time

Patricia Arquette on the 12-year experience of making Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Boyhood, as you've probably already heard, is a different kind movie. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater's perceptive ode to family and the life of one specific boy (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18 is also about the simple passage of time...  

Literary: Ian Stansel

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ian Stansel discusses Everybody’s Irish at Joseph-Beth.  

Quality Control

Doscher’s Candies celebrates more than a century of making confections the old-fashioned way

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew, the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.
  

Literary: Jessica Null Vealitzek

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Jessica Null Vealitzek's first novel, The Rooms Are Filled, centers on a pair of people searching for their place in the world.  

Protomartyr with Jaill, The Sidekicks, Mardou and more

Saturday • Hoffner Park (Northside)

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right, with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”  

Deltron 3030

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It’s been 14 years since rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator and turntable guru Kid Koala combined forces to drop Deltron 3030, a futuristic concept album centering on Deltron Zero’s fight to keep corporations from ruling the world.  

Literary: Marji Mendelsohn

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Compelled by the Christian Right’s role in the 2004 presidential election, local author Marji Mendelsohn (who writes under the pen name K.C. Boyd) embarked to know more about how religion has become intertwined with politics.  

The Ghost Wolves with Leggy

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Asked in a recent interview with Sound Dessert about who they’d like to tour with, The Ghost Wolves dropped this collection of luminaries: “JEFF The Brotherhood, The Kills, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Sabbath, Kadavar, The Black Angels, Jack White, Diarrhea Planet, Drivin’ N Cryin’ — those are some of the tops. We wish The Cramps were still around, that would’ve been fun. We love Poison Ivy!”