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Known Pleasures

Inspired by the Beats, other local musicians and early Post Punk, Mardou made waves in 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mardou calls its music “Post Punk/Noise Pop shit,” which is as good a descriptor as any. The fresh-faced local quartet had a fruitful 2013, dropping a pair of addictive EPs that recall myriad sonic antecedents (most notably Joy Division and Sonic Youth) yet are intriguing enough on their own to yield genuine excitement about what these guys might conjure going forward.
  

Sterling Archer's

On its debut album, Archer’s Paradox smartly combines a sharp Pop sensibility with the members’ varied influences

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Archer’s Paradox formed in 2012, and it wasn’t long before the newly minted six-piece was making a name for itself, grabbing a slot at the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival and earning a growing number of converts.
  

Music: Diane Coffee

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Side projects are a time-honored tradition in Pop music. But how many of them are truly inspired, unique additions to the landscape and not just vanity projects largely given attention due to the crea  

Literary: Jennifer Chiaverini

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The ever-busy Jennifer Chiaverini follows up last year’s Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, which relayed the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and a former slave who gained freedom due to her skills a  

Literary: Isabelle Stamler

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Isabelle Stamler moved to Cincinnati in the 1950s after an eventful childhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., a journey the retired schoolteacher mines plentifully in her first novel, Sarah’s Ten Fingers. S  

Literary: UC Visiting Writers Series

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The University of Cincinnati’s esteemed creative writing program kicks off its annual Visiting Writers Series with a pair of talented writers. Marisa Crawford is the author most recently of a poetry  

Gringo Star with The Harlequins

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0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gringo Star parties like it’s 1969. The latest proof can be found on the opening track on the Atlanta band’s freshly minted third album, Floating Out to See.   

Music: Gringo Star with the Harlequins

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gringo Star parties like it’s 1969. The latest proof can be found on the opening track on the Atlanta band’s freshly minted third album, Floating Out to See. The brief, all-instrumental “In  

Music: The Cult

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It’s 1986. The Cult has just come off a pair of successful Post Punk records in their native Britain, the latter of which, Love, was recorded by Steve Brown. Eager to build on the success of&nb  

The Nationalist

Chris Matthews' latest book looks back at his days as a political insider

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Chris Matthews is a political junkie of unyielding enthusiasm. His nightly talk show, Hardball, has been an MSNBC staple for more than a decade, a showcase for its irascible host’s boundless passion for politics and the importance of good governance in the lives of everyday Americans.