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Growing Up in Public

Cincinnati’s Wussy reaches its full potential on new album, Attica!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wussy’s rise from modest Cincinnati upstarts to one of the best bands on the planet has been slow and steady, a natural evolution that couldn’t have happened in any other way.  

Literary: Steven Galloway

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Steven Galloway’s new novel, The Confabulist, opens with this admission from a seemingly normal guy named Martin Strauss: “I didn’t just kill Harry Houdini. I killed him twice.”    

Protomartyr with Whatever Brains

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right, with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”
  

Sidewalk Chalk with The Almighty Get Down

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sidewalk Chalk's just-released second album, Leaves, opens with a live clip in which frontdude/rapper Rico Sisney and frontlady/singer Maggie Vagle ask a crowd to shout out the Hip Hop crew's name on the count of three. It's a fitting intro, for this Chicago octet is, first and foremost, interested in interaction, about stirring minds and moving asses. 
  

Deer Tick with The Hold Steady

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Deer Tick frontman John McCauley is a notorious rabble-rouser, the kind of guy who uses The Replacements’ Bob Stinson-era hijinks as a guide to making drunken, ramshackle Rock & Roll.  

Wax Dealer

At Northside’s Black Plastic, vinyl is the only thing in stock

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After years of playing in Cincinnati bands and touring with various bands as a sound man and guitar tech, Steve Schmoll decided to put his energy into the all-vinyl Northside record shop, Black Plastic.
  

Music: Sidewalk Chalk

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sidewalk Chalk’s just-released second album, Leaves, opens with a live clip in which frontdude/rapper Rico Sisney and frontlady/singer Maggie Vagle ask a crowd to shout the Hip Hop crew’s name on the count of three.   

The War on Drugs with White Laces

Friday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The cover for The War on Drugs’ latest album, Lost in the Dream, finds frontman Adam Granduciel looking down pensively, his fuzzy, mop-headed silhouette semi-obscured by light flowing through a window. The gauzy image is the perfect encapsulation of the Philadelphia band’s brand of melancholic Psych Pop, a sound at once familiar and tough to entirely pin down.  

Literary: Kelly Cogswell

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Kelly Cogswell's Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger is an evocative, frequently funny glimpse at a provocative movement, a fascinating memoir about lesbian activism that spans more than two decades.   

Music: Phantogram

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Phantogram performs Sunday, April 6 at 20th Century Theatre with Teen.