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Wired for Words

Leah Stewart’s love of the written word goes way back

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
 It’s a frigid weekday afternoon in early February, less than three weeks after the publication of Leah Stewart’s fourth novel, The History of Us, a Cincinnati-set coming-of-age tale marked by psychological insight, a sneakily addictive narrative thrust and a deft use of dialogue.
  

Total Immersion

First-time novelist Marjorie Celona delves deeply into her characters

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Published to wide acclaim in early January, the affecting Y is a novel of myriad pleasures, the most obvious being Celona’s sensitive, psychologically complex conception of Shannon, a character who refuses to leave one’s consciousness.
  

Old 97's

Feb. 15 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, February 11, 2013
The photos included within the liner notes for 1997’s Too Far to Care, the Old 97’s’ third album, make the band members look like fresh-faced geeks, but the opening guitar riff to “Timebomb,” a jolt of jagged, countrified Rockabilly, obliterates whatever image the photos might conjure almost immediately.  

Ken Stringfellow and the Young Heirlooms

Feb. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, February 4, 2013
Ken Stringfellow’s new solo album, Danzig in the Moonlight, is all over the stylistic map, employing an eclectic array of moods and instrumentation, no doubt informed by its creator’s rich musical history.    

Pleasures Unveiled

Joy Division bassist-turned-author Peter Hook discusses his new biography of the band

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The story has long been set in Rock & Roll lore: Ian Curtis, lead singer for Joy Division, hanged himself the day before the Manchester, England-based band was to embark on its first tour of America.  

Gringo Star

Jan. 26 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Calling your band Gringo Star is a surefire way to raise some eyebrows. Throw in the fact that your music immediately conjures the holy trinity of British Invasion bands and you’re doubly damned in the eyes of many purists.  

An Unexpected Journey

Despite widening acclaim and activity, R. Ring stays determined to keep things casual

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
For a band that started as a “lark,” Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery’s R. Ring is evolving nicely.   

Snowmine

Jan. 16 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Frontdude Grayson Sanders is a classically trained musician and composer with a soft spot for “Stravinsky, Ravel, Bartok, Ligeti and Autechre,” influences that clearly color the band’s 2011 full-length debut, Laminate Pet Animal.   

Literary: Leah Stewart

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
The opening pages of Leah Stewart’s new novel, The History of Us, features an illustrated map with various Cincinnati landmarks and locations: Northside, the Museum Center, Mount Adams, Music Ha  

Wanda Jackson

Dec. 8 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, December 3, 2012
The title of Wanda Jackson’s new album is Unfinished Business. Really, Wanda? If anyone can claim to have finished business, it’s you.