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Black Lips with the King Khan and BBQ Show

Tuesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 “Drive-By Buddy,” the opening track on the Black Lips’ recently minted Underneath the Rainbow, sounds like Faces by way of The Monkees, its Honky-Tonk guitar riff and galloping beat leavened by the quartet’s usual assortment of lyrical goofiness: “Well brother, what’s the matter/Do you hate the life you’ve chose/Well I hope it doesn’t flatter, when you’re bathing with a hose/But as long as your butt’s clean, then it’s all good.”  

The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Did anyone believe that the decadent clan known as The Dandy Warhols would be around two decades after their formation in Portland, Ore.? Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor will be the first to say, "No way."  

Literary: Claire Messud

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The people who run the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature once again show their good taste by inviting author Claire Messud to be a featured speaker at the department’s annual Visiting Writers Series.   

Lit: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Local author Don Heinrich Tolzmann has made it his mission to spread Germany’s rich history to Cincinnati and beyond for more than three decades.  

Kishi Bashi with The Ridges

Thursday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Virginia native Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi) is an ace violinist who’s lent his talents to Regina Spektor, of Montreal and Sondre Lerche. He’s also a founding member of Electro Pop outfit Jupiter One, but more recently he has stepped out as a solo artist.
  

Gin Blossoms

Wednesday • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gin Blossoms blew up and deflated quickly, going from mondo-selling MTV staples behind the relentlessly catchy single "Hey Jealousy" — an era-defying Power Pop oasis in a desert of Grunge — to extinct by 1997.   

Literary: Mark Rea

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ohio State University has produced some of the best players in college football history, which makes the existence of Mark Rea’s new book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes; The Men, the Deeds, the Consequences, pretty much a no-brainer.  

The Persistence of Time

Patricia Arquette on the 12-year experience of making Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Boyhood, as you've probably already heard, is a different kind movie. Shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater's perceptive ode to family and the life of one specific boy (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18 is also about the simple passage of time...  

Literary: Ian Stansel

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ian Stansel discusses Everybody’s Irish at Joseph-Beth.  

Quality Control

Doscher’s Candies celebrates more than a century of making confections the old-fashioned way

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew, the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.