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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.  

Music: St. Vincent

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is a mysterious lady whose increasingly impressive musical output is informed by her expressive guitar playing and catchy, intricately crafted songs.  

Guided to 'Voices'

Live shows, The Beatles and a visual approach inform the new album from Indie Electronic duo Phantogram

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have known each other since attending junior high together in upstate New York in the late ’90s. Their friendship came in handy when, in 2007, Carter was looking to start a new musical project, one in which Hip Hop beats could commingle with atmospheric Indie Pop. Enter Phantogram.  

St. Vincent

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is a mysterious lady whose increasingly impressive musical output is informed by her expressive guitar playing and catchy, intricately crafted songs. St. Vincent’s just-released, self-titled fourth album is rife with contradiction, syncopated rhythms and surreal flourishes, the work of an artist who continues to expand her horizons.
  

Reds 2014 Season Preview

Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and a deep pitching staff look to take the next step this season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Is this the year the Cincinnati Reds finally break through and give long-suffering local sports fans something to get excited about? Uh, maybe.  

The Rebuilder

Bringing the Cincinnati Bearcats back to national prominence was personal for Mick Cronin

1 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mick Cronin is seething. His University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team has just lost a hard-fought game to the Louisville Cardinals — on a last-second shot, no less — and he’s clearly in no mood to answer questions about it during a brief, tension-laced postgame press conference on Feb. 22.
  

Literary: Kostya Kennedy

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sports Illustrated assistant managing editor Kostya Kennedy’s new book, Pete Rose: An American Dilemma, delves anew into the singular life of our most (in)famous son.