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Music: Gringo Star with the Harlequins

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gringo Star parties like it’s 1969. The latest proof can be found on the opening track on the Atlanta band’s freshly minted third album, Floating Out to See. The brief, all-instrumental “In  

Music: The Cult

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It’s 1986. The Cult has just come off a pair of successful Post Punk records in their native Britain, the latter of which, Love, was recorded by Steve Brown. Eager to build on the success of&nb  

The Nationalist

Chris Matthews' latest book looks back at his days as a political insider

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Chris Matthews is a political junkie of unyielding enthusiasm. His nightly talk show, Hardball, has been an MSNBC staple for more than a decade, a showcase for its irascible host’s boundless passion for politics and the importance of good governance in the lives of everyday Americans.  

Goblin with Zombi

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Italian horror movie maestro Dario Argento’s bloody visions found a capable partner in Goblin, a five-piece band whose trippy, creeped-out soundtracks became as important as what was up on the screen.

Bare Mutants with Bummers Eve

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Former Ponys frontman Jered Gummere took an extended hiatus after the demise of his previous noisemaking unit, even going as far as to get a day job at a friend’s woodshop. When he finally felt the twitch to make music again, forming Bare Mutants with four other Windy City buddies, it was no surprise that The Velvet Underground would be at the forefront of his mind.  

!!! with Yip Deceiver

Tuesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Coalescing in Sacramento, Calif., more than a dozen years ago, !!! (pronounced "Chk Chk Chk") is one of the prime members of the Dance Punk movement it helped usher in with such like-minded new-millennium acts as LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean and The Rapture.  

Literary: Jim Borgman

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Just because Jim Borgman retired from The Cincinnati Enquirer doesn’t mean his wit-infused pen is going dry. The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist remains busy these days with his syn  

Literary: Dann Woellert

0 Comments · Monday, November 25, 2013
Cincinnatians like their chili. Dann Woellert knows this as well as anyone, as his incisive, impressively researched book on the subject, The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili, makes clear. H  

Sports: Impact Wrestling

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Rumor has it that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is interested in buying Impact Wrestling. We’ll leave it for you to discern whether that might be a positive development. What we do kn  

Literary: Julia Serano

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Julia Serano, as her Wikipedia entry succinctly relays, “is a transsexual American writer, spoken-word performer, trans-bi activist and biologist.” Her latest endeavor, a book titled Excluded