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Pete Rose comes home for Opening Day

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ask a non-Cincinnati native of a certain age what they know of the Queen City, and inevitably Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine will come up. Hey, probably better that than the Mapplethorpe controversy, WKRP in Cincinnati or Jerry Springer’s various post-mayoral hijinks.  

Divine Fits

April 2 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
Divine Fits' debut, the aptly titled A Thing Called Divine Fits, finds the quartet employing its lead duo’s addictive stock in trade: sharp, groove-oriented tunes marked by spiky guitars, shimmering keyboards and an urgent vocal thrust.    

Film: Cinema Toast Crunch: The Dark Crystal

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Fans of the late, great Mystery Science Theater 3000 have a new outlet for their love of snide commentary: LIVE Riffing, an endeavor that finds “riffers” providing running commentary on a movie as  

Music: Night Moves

0 Comments · Thursday, March 14, 2013
Night Moves took the reverse Radiohead route in getting its full-length debut, Colored Emotions, a proper release. The Minneapolis trio — singer/guitarist John Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano and multi  

Music: The Whigs

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Whigs specialize in earnest, guitar-driven nuggets that recall both their hometown’s jangle-laden roots and a variety of old-school heavy-hitters, from Neil Young to The Replacements. The band  

The Whigs

March 17 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, March 11, 2013
The Whigs specialize in earnest, guitar-driven nuggets that recall both their hometown’s jangle-laden roots and a variety of old-school heavy-hitters, from Neil Young to The Replacements. Hey, sometimes good taste and a rousing live show is more than enough.  

Animal Collective with Dan Deacon

March 12 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The garish, densely layered cover art for Animal Collective’s latest album, Centipede Hz, is just the first sign that the Baltimore-bred Psych Pop crew was intent on shifting creative gears this time out.  

Lit: Richard Ford

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Richard Ford’s sentences are as seductive as they are simply constructed; his stories as emotionally affecting as they are well executed.   

Mountains

Feb. 28 • Mayday

0 Comments · Monday, February 25, 2013
In cinematic terms — and Mountains is as cinematic as any musical outfit currently crafting soundscapes — it’s as if David Lynch and his longtime composer Angelo Badalamenti wrestled the eternally ethereal Tree of Life away from Terence Malick and injected a serious dose of mood-altering menace into its penultimate scene.
  

Sinister (Summit Entertainment)

2012, R

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Scott Derrickson’s genuinely creepy Sinister transcends many of the clichéd genre tropes that have sprouted up in recent years.