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Fiona Apple guitarist Blake Mills pulls double duty on current tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Blake Mills is busy. The 25-year-old guitar prodigy has worked relentlessly in recent years as an in-demand session and touring musician, collaborating with a wide range of artists, nearly all of whom use hyperbolic language to describe his unique talents. And now he’s touring with Fiona Apple, both as her guitarist and as her opening act.  


Oct. 9 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Rising from the ashes of Minneapolis’ Gayngs collective, Polica is a chilly, beat-driven Electro outfit that mixes the shimmering vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson.   

Imperial Teen

Sept. 29 • The Hanke Building

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Imperial Teen is still kicking, still churning out singularly crafted Indie Pop so ear-pleasingly addictive that it’s kind of remarkable they’re not more of a household name. But, then again, that’s never been the band’s reason for being.   

Cincinnati Film Festival Seeks the Brave and the Beautiful

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Now in its third year, the Cincinnati Film Festival is committed to helping filmmakers project their visions, as more than 80 works of various lengths and styles will grace venues in Clifton, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Sept. 6-14.  

Talking to Strangers

Ted Clark's live talk show is a subversion and celebration of the art form

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talk shows used to be about talk. Conversation was cultivated, not cut off. Ted Clark is here to reverse that trend with Ted Clark After Dark, a local talk show that could — and often does — go anywhere at any time.  

The Queen of Versailles

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Lauren Greenfield’s documentary tracks the construction of the biggest private residence in America, billionaire David Siegel’s 90,000-square-foot behemoth inspired by the Palace of Versailles. The Queen of Versailles is an intimate, often engrossing tale that just happens to be an apt metaphor for a worldwide realignment.  

The Campaign

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Jay Roach, director of the Austin Powers movies as well as the excellent HBO-backed political dramas Game Change and Recount, would seem the perfect guy to guide this ribald satire of a North Carolina congressional race wherein each candidate is flawed.   

Sports: Western & Southern Open

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
One of the oldest — and now biggest — tournaments in tennis opens Saturday (through Aug. 19), with most of the best players in the world competing for more than $5 million in prize money. Long kno  

A Lull

Aug. 2 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
When I told a friend via cell phone that a band called A Lull was about to take the stage at the recently completed Pitchfork Music Festival his response was, “A what?” Possibly uninspired moniker aside, Chicago’s A Lull went on to deliver a dynamic, percussively driven set that drew heavily from the band’s 2011 full-length, Confetti, and this year’s EP, Meat Mountain.

Lit: Alex Kava

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Alex Kava’s road to best-selling mystery novelist was an unconventional one. A native of tiny Silver Creek, Neb., Kava studied art and English in college before entering a successful career in marke