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Literary: Phil Nuxhall

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Cemetery historian Phil Nuxhall’s Stories in the Grove tells the narrative of 115 people buried in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.  

Growing Up in Public

Cincinnati’s Wussy reaches its full potential on new album, Attica!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wussy’s rise from modest Cincinnati upstarts to one of the best bands on the planet has been slow and steady, a natural evolution that couldn’t have happened in any other way.  

Literary: Steven Galloway

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Steven Galloway’s new novel, The Confabulist, opens with this admission from a seemingly normal guy named Martin Strauss: “I didn’t just kill Harry Houdini. I killed him twice.”    

Protomartyr with Whatever Brains

Thursday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Joe Casey is agitated. The frontman and chief word slinger for Detroit’s Protomartyr opens the quartet’s second full-length record, the stellar Under Color of Official Right, with this recurring statement: “There’s just a clack in the brain now.”
  

Sidewalk Chalk with The Almighty Get Down

Friday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 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 out the Hip Hop crew's name on the count of three. It's a fitting intro, for this Chicago octet is, first and foremost, interested in interaction, about stirring minds and moving asses. 
  

Deer Tick with The Hold Steady

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Deer Tick frontman John McCauley is a notorious rabble-rouser, the kind of guy who uses The Replacements’ Bob Stinson-era hijinks as a guide to making drunken, ramshackle Rock & Roll.  

Wax Dealer

At Northside’s Black Plastic, vinyl is the only thing in stock

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After years of playing in Cincinnati bands and touring with various bands as a sound man and guitar tech, Steve Schmoll decided to put his energy into the all-vinyl Northside record shop, Black Plastic.
  

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.