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Need for Speedy

Speedy Ortiz rides a wave of critical acclaim and buzz into MPMF

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Speedy Ortiz has gone from basement shows in the quartet's native Northampton, Mass., to massive festivals like Bonnarro in whiplash fashion. Yet the band has handled the transition deftly, delivering its slanted, guitar-driven ditties with the same offhanded grace no matter the setting.
  

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

(Adopt Films) 2013, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

(Criterion Collection) 1990, Unrated

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  

Black Lips with the King Khan and BBQ Show

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 “Drive-By Buddy,” the opening track on the Black Lips’ recently minted Underneath the Rainbow, sounds like Faces by way of The Monkees, its Honky-Tonk guitar riff and galloping beat leavened by the quartet’s usual assortment of lyrical goofiness: “Well brother, what’s the matter/Do you hate the life you’ve chose/Well I hope it doesn’t flatter, when you’re bathing with a hose/But as long as your butt’s clean, then it’s all good.”  

The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."  

Literary: Claire Messud

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The people who run the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature once again show their good taste by inviting author Claire Messud to be a featured speaker at the department’s annual Visiting Writers Series.   

Lit: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Local author Don Heinrich Tolzmann has made it his mission to spread Germany’s rich history to Cincinnati and beyond for more than three decades.  

Kishi Bashi with The Ridges

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Virginia native Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi) is an ace violinist who’s lent his talents to Regina Spektor, of Montreal and Sondre Lerche. He’s also a founding member of Electro Pop outfit Jupiter One, but more recently he has stepped out as a solo artist.
  

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.