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Persistence of Vision

Indie Rock stalwarts Interpol’s latest album El Pintor finds the band still in peak form

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Since debuting in 2002 with the acclaimed Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol has remained one of the leading bands on the Indie Rock circuit, recently releasing its latest full-length, El Pintor.
  

Tyler, the Creator with Taco

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
About halfway through “Deathcamp,” the lead track on Tyler, the Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb, the dense, hard-charging music takes a breather so the controversial California-bred rapper can declare, “I don’t like to follow the rules/And that’s just who I am/I hope you understand.” No doubt many don’t understand, which seems to suit Tyler just fine  

Literary: Gilbert King

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Will the cellphone footage of the latest police shooting of an unarmed African-American finally be a tipping point? Gilbert King most certainly hopes so.   

Music: The Mountain Goats

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Wurster is a busy guy. Best known as the drummer with Indie Rock mainstays Superchunk, Wurster is currently in the midst of promoting his other passion as one half of a comedy duo (with Tom Sharpling) who host the cult radio (now podcast) program called The Best Show.  

Beyond the Mat

The Mountain Goats poetically explore the lives of small-time wrestlers on the new Beat the Champ

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Mountain Goats have dropped 15 albums since 1994, the most recent of which, the just released Beat the Champ, is yet another effort in which frontman John Darnielle’s hyper-literate words and modest but expressive voice take center stage.  

Colleen Green with Upset and Leggy

Sunday • Woodward Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colleen Green’s third full-length (and first album recorded in an actual recording studio) is titled I Want to Grow Up, which is no coincidence. Well, that is if you equate a glossier sound and trying to kick coffee and weed as growing up.
  

Music: Colleen Green with Leggy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colleen Green’s third full-length (and first album recorded in an actual recording studio) is titled I Want to Grow Up, which is no coincidence. Well, that is if you equate a glossier sound and trying to kick coffee and weed as growing up.   

Literary: Hal McCoy

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Hal McCoy has written about the Cincinnati Reds since the inception of the Big Red Machine.  

Literary: Kristen Iversen

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The University of Cincinnati’s annual Visiting Writers Series wraps up with an appearance by Kristen Iversen, who’s no longer a visitor to the Queen City.   

Exceeding the Dream

Dan Hoard, voice of the Bengals and Bearcats, gets his due

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Cincinnati is a dedicated but long-suffering sports town. Few know this better than Dan Hoard, whose presence in Cincinnati coincides with our city’s hard-luck results over the last 20 years.