What should I be doing instead of this?
Home · Articles · By Jason Gargano
Jason Gargano

Top Ten Albums of 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).

Literary: Sharon Draper

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Local author and educator Sharon Draper has accumulated numerous accolades over the years.   

Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana

Sunday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Belew’s versatile, inventive guitar playing can move from heavy riffing to light-as-air atmospheric in a moment’s notice.

Music: Adrian Belew

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Word is that Erlanger, Ky., native Adrian Belew’s latest tour draws from his entire musical output, a nearly four-decade career that started as a guitar ace for a who’s who of Rock royalty.  

Lit: Garth Stein

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Stein discusses his long-awaited follow-up, the recently published A Sudden Light, which centers on a boy who tries to save his parents’ marriage, uncovering a bevy of family secrets in the process, at Joseph-Beth.   

Nils Frahm with Dawn of Midi

Monday • Contemporary Arts Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Nils Frahm’s live performances are kind of hard to believe.  

Literary: Brock Clarke

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Aficionados of the local literary scene certainly know the name Brock Clarke.  

San Rise

Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s San Fermin goes from acclaimed recording project to popular touring machine

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
After graduating from Yale, where he studied musical composition, Ellis Ludwig-Leone secluded himself in Alberta, Canada, for six months to work on his debut album as San Fermin.  

Literary: Mary Curran Hackett

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Mary Curran Hackett’s second novel, Proof of Angels, centers on Sean Magee, a Los Angeles firefighter who is forever altered after a horrific fire nearly takes his life.   

The Twilight Sad with We Were Promised Jetpacks

Thursday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Scottish trio specialize in mood-altering music that ranges from hushed melancholia to swirling, rhythmically dynamic rave-ups.