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Dillinger Four with Japanther

June 8 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Should Punk Rock ever lead to growing up? Such is the quandary that the aging delinquents of Dillinger Four have been silently pondering.  

Music: Dillinger Four

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Should Punk Rock ever lead to growing up? Such is the quandary that the aging delinquents of Dillinger Four have been silently pondering. Sure, the Minneapolis-bred gang of four still slings dozens of hooks and has some tongue-in-cheek moments, but the package feels kind of somber. They bring their sublime basement anthems to the Mad Hatter with Japanther, The Dopamines and Loudmouth.  

Fischerspooner Is Wonderfully Electric

Avant-garde moxie brings out fantastic pop pageantry

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
If you glanced at the bizarre image located near this text and were confused yet intrigued, Fischerspooner is accomplishing its mission. While its main purpose is to invigorate your body with shimmering Electronica, the band is also here to make you think outside the box. If you’ve gotten this far, you’re already deep into the rabbit hole to Fischerspooner’s fascinatingly synthetic world.   

Music: Fischerspooner

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The inescapable quirkiness of Fischerspooner intentionally rides the line between speculative art and showy entertainment. Most startling, however, is that the group’s production isn’t landing in arenas but instead mid-sized venues like Bogart’s here in Cincinnati. Sure, sometimes all of this zeal for experimentation can be overwhelming, but with Fischerspooner injecting Pop-sized pomp into unlikely places, a little ambition can go a long way.  

Events: The Celluloid Jam

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Celluloid Jam is the first Midwestern convention dedicated to the campy 1975 classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the sequel Shock Treatment, and ‘70s horror/comedy musical Phantom of the Paradise. The Jam promises screenings, live performances, and panels (including the last public appearances of on-film Transylvanians Perry Bedden and Kimi Wong O’Brien). The con will be held on Friday and Saturday at The Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, KY.  

Bow Down

Though not all ‘metalheads,’ Priestess keeps real Metal alive and kicking

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
If there’s one thing to be absorbed from the music of Priestess, it’s that Heavy Metal still has the power to liberate. While histrionics-heavy Metalcore and cheaply crafted Radio Rock can be found clotting iTunes playlists, Priestess’ sweeping scapes are an excellent diversion.   

Music: Priestess

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
If there’s one thing to be absorbed from the music of Priestess, it’s that Heavy Metal still has the power to liberate. Instead of overreaching their ambitions, the group uses '70s-style riffs to craft rich and crunchy songs that don’t stop to meander into pointless asides or flex self-gratifying guitar solos. The Canadian quartet’s non-instrumental firepower comes in the form of lead guitarist Mikey Heppner’s vocals. See them with GWAR at Bogarts.  

Hard-Luck Heartbreakers

Hard-workin’, Roots-rockin’ Lucero is starting to see its fortunes change

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Five years ago, it didn’t look like Lucero was going to make it. As noted in the beginning of Dreaming in America, Aaron Goldman’s 2005 documentary about the Memphis quartet, they were a “band without a label and without a single royalty after 20,000 albums sold. Touring (was) their only income.”   

MDC with Embrace The Kill and others

April 28 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"MDC" means a lot of things. Using each record to interpret their name differently, the acronym of the Austin, Texas-bred band has stood for everything from Millions of Dead Cops to Metal Devil Cokes.  

Music: Lucero

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Lucero’s organic mixture of skilled Punk and Tennessee-bred Southern Rock could mesh equally well with the tastes of old-school Country fans out for something classic and Rock radio listeners in the market for something rootsy. They play with Titus Adronicus at the Southgate House at 9 p.m.