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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.   

Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindle

Sunday • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.   

Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Music: Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Lit: Emerging Fiction Writers Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Organized by the ever-discerning University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, the annual Emerging Fiction Writers Festival is a smorgasbord for lit junkies, offering multiple authors in an intimate atmosphere.  

Music: Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindl

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.  

Swans in Bloom

Thirty years after debuting, Swans are making the best music of leader Michael Gira’s career

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Somehow, more than 30 years after debuting amid the height of the No Wave movement, Swans are making the best music of their long, twisted existence.  

Dardenne Brothers Offer a Raw Look at the Working Class

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Seemingly spent from months of pimping dozens of Oscar-season hopefuls, the big studios often try to hide their creatively challenged or otherwise flawed releases in the annual cinematic wasteland known as February.