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Living Out Loud: : Tiny Death Rows

Breakfast with Delbert Lee Tibbs

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Morning. September 2004. I drove past the Planned Parenthood protestors and a dozen "right to life" signs proceeding down the driveway. Routine exam, I thought. Within an hour, I was hospitalized w  

Music: Out of Nowhere

MidPoint Music Festival participants Sohio shoot their roots out beyond Seven Mile

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Plan: Meet Sohio at The Comet. Scratch that. The Sidewinder Café. Even after settling down in the private section, this already sidetracked interview gets worse. Like using tweezers to yank o  

Locals Only: : Dead Flowers Bloom

Get Sweaty kills old name on the eve of its debut CD release

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
First, words on sound. Singer Sara Yaste says, "Punkadelic Psych Rock. We invented our own genre." She's petite with elfin features, but her presence is slightly tough. Oddly cool, but approac  

Living Out Loud: : The Car Family

It's beyond transportation

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
At my family gatherings, we each drive separately, even when coming from the same house. We park cars in a haphazard, machine maze. Vehicles overflow driveways, spilling into the street. The offic  

Locals Only: : The Risky Antiseptics

MercuroChrome's debut CD, Is That What They Want, merges three generations of Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Ah, monkey bars, slides, skinned knees and the good ol' days of superficial, playground wounds. Grandma's antiseptic, Mercurochrome, to the rescue. All better. Except the substance might cause m  

Music: Hidden No More

Singer/guitarist Bill Alletzhauser stands and delivers with Cincinnati's The Hiders

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Come into the Batcave. When the door cracks open, momentarily, visitors go blind. Squint, then widen the eyes, nocturnally adjusting. Colored lights web-cover the ceiling and walls. Stimulation i  

Locals Only: : New Kind Of Stoned

New lineup of hypnotic Philosopher's Stone headlines visual art show

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
The location of the "philosopher's stone" remains unknown. Legend says that it can transform metals into gold, cure illnesses and create enlightenment. Reminds me of post-college -- Vancouver,   

Locals Only: : Natural Acid

Free-floating Campfire Crush moons the mainstream music universe with trippy new release, Lunar Moss

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Ah, Northside Tavern. The space, the music frontier. We hook up here, in the land of everybody knows somebody. One by one, artists slip inside. No walking. Slipping. The atmosphere: coolness, wann  

Locals Only: : Labor and Rebirth

Down a record deal and a lead singer, guitarist Brett Scharf has brought Spindle back from the dead

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Singer Tim Anderson snakes down a windy road, leading the way to Spindle's practice space. Crawling up a gravel drive, we reach a curious red barn atop a rolling hill. The backdrop could be a lan  

Cover Story: Just Go With the Even Flow

A fan's retrospective of growing up in Pearl Jam's footsteps

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
A fan's retrospective of The year 1990 went like this: I got laid, got pierced, smoked, drank, skipped, protested term papers and fell to my knees, having a nervous breakdown in the high school h