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Literary: April Smith

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 4, 2014
April Smith’s route to published author has been a curious one.  

Literary: David James Poissant

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Author and onetime University of Cincinnati (UC) professor Brock Clarke has high praise for David James Poissant, who earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from UC in 2011: "Poissant will end up being his generation's Richard Ford: his fiction is full of big ideas, of startling insights into how we live now."   

Literary: Kim Harrison

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A strange magic is attacking Cincinnati in Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool, the 12th (and penultimate) entry in her best-selling Hallows series of urban fantasy books.   

Heavy Adventures

Deafheaven continues to challenge and destroy the boundaries of Black Metal

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunbather, the second album from Deafheaven, is a true listening “experience.” Clocking in at just under an hour, it moves from the epic blast-furnace riffage and jackhammer drumming of “Dream House” to the pensive, piano-laced wanderings of “Irresistible” with uncommon grace and fluidity. And that’s just the first two songs.  

Quadron with Mayer Hawthorne

Saturday • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Denmark has yielded a number of intriguing artists over the years, none more compelling of late than Lars von Trier, a provocative filmmaker whose latest effort, Nymphomaniac, is as graphic and emotionally caustic as its title would suggest. Yet Quadron, an Electro Soul outfit from Copenhagen, comes from the opposite end of the artistic spectrum, delivering sleek slow-jams with titles like “Favorite Star,” “Hey Love” and “Crush.”
  

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Singular Body of Work Will Live On

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
“You have to make your reputation on being honest and unmerciful.” — Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous  

The Black Angels and Roky Erickson & the Hounds of Baskerville with Golden Animals

Friday • The Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Black Angels’ tag-team with Roky Erickson for something called the Winter Psych Storm Tour is almost too obvious. The five-piece Psych Rock crew has long adored the era in which Erickson was a trailblazing figure with The 13th Floor Elevators.  

Moment of Clarity

Sobriety and a more relaxed approach help make Southeastern Jason Isbell’s finest album yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“Cover Me Up,” the somber opening song on Jason Isbell’s latest album, Southeastern, includes this revealing lyric: “I sobered up and I swore off that stuff, forever this time.”
  

Waxahatchee with Tweens

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In an interview with Pitchfork shortly before the release of her second album under the moniker Waxahatchee, this fascinating bit of information was revealed about Katie Crutchfield’s bedroom decor.  

Total Immersion

Acclaimed novelist Rachel Kushner discusses her approach to writing

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers is rightly being hailed as one the of the best novels in recent memory, a deeply immersive book marked by incisive cultural observations and a vividly descriptive prose style that is drawing comparisons to everyone from Flaubert to Don DeLillo.