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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.   

Literary: Chris Grabenstein

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The prolific Grabenstein, who has crafted more than two dozen books since 2005, reads from and discusses The Island of Dr. Libris at Joseph-Beth.   

Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

Saturday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
English Oceans has become one of Drive-By Truckers’ most distinctive albums in a discography full of them.   

Music: Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Drive-By Truckers’ 10th studio album, 2014’s English Oceans, finds the prolific Georgia-bred Roots rockers rolling down the same dusty highway that has made them one of the singular acts of the last 15 years — twang-infested, Skynyrd-esque guitars, modest yet affecting vocals and lyrics that illuminate the lives of everyday Southerners.   

Lit: M.O. Walsh

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The opening chapter of M.O. Walsh’s debut novel, My Sunshine Away, deftly sets the scene of what’s to follow, a narrative that centers on a piercing event in the life a 15-year-old girl.