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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  

In-Demand Local Man Provides Audio Commentary for Movies

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tim Lucas’ long and singular career as a movie critic has taken him down a number of interesting pathways, probably none more curious than his role as an in-demand provider of audio commentary tracks for DVD and Blu-ray releases. The lifelong Cincinnati resident is best known as the editor and co-publisher of Video Watchdog, a meticulously rendered celebration of genre movies that calls itself “the perfectionist’s guide to fantastic video.”   

Literary: Tom Clavin

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
As conversation heats up over how appropriate the use of Redskins is as a football team's moniker, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin give us The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud,   

Literary: Dan Smith

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The site where Bobby Mackey’s nightclub sits in Wilder, Ky., has a long and often nefarious history. In fact, Dan Smith, author of the new book Ghosts of Bobby Mackey’s Music World, was shock  

Fighting Through

Singer/songwriter Neko Case offers a rare personal glimpse on her latest album

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Singer/songwriter Neko Case offers a rare personal glimpse on her latest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.