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Music: O'Death

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 30, 2009
O'Death's rugged stomp grafts the power of Punk and Metal onto the faculties of Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk and spits the combination out with the unencumbered spirit of pre-WWII music. See them at the Southgate House's Independence Day Throwdown #2 with Unknown Hinson, Three Blue Teardrops, The Defibulators, Hells Fire Sinners, The Tillers and 500 Miles to Memphis.  

O'Death at Independence Day Throwdown

July 4 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, June 29, 2009
O'Death's rugged stomp grafts the power of Punk and Metal onto the faculties of Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk and spits the combination out with the unencumbered spirit of pre-WWII music.  

Music: Zero Boys

0 Comments · Friday, June 19, 2009
Unless you’re a maven of ’80s Hardcore, it’s not likely that a mention of the Zero Boys will ignite any immediate resonance. Forming in Indianapolis in 1979 (the year of London Calling), the Boys possessed a set of traits poised to reel in dedicated fans during the peak of Punk Rock’s notoriety. See them play from their 16-track, 1982 full-length Vicious Circle at the Southgate House with Pincushion, The Dopamines and Hextall.  

Zero Boys with Pincushion

June 19 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Unless you're a maven of '80s Hardcore, it's not likely that a mention of the Zero Boys will ignite any immediate resonance. Considering their story, that's a shame.  

Ted Leo Cures Punk

Crafting a traditional remedy with The Pharmacists

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sometimes, Ted Leo seems too respectable. During his 20-year career, the songwriter has gradually become an unspoken archetype of Punk Rock ideals. His work is layered with spirited socio-political musings, but his words never become forced or stale.   

Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sometimes, Ted Leo seems too respectable. During his 20-year career, the songwriter has gradually become an unspoken archetype of Punk Rock ideals. His work is layered with spirited socio-political musings but his words never become forced or stale. Pop Punk fans have stayed loyal since his modest beginnings, Indie Rock devotees have grown impressed with his skill and ambition and other listeners just enjoy the good hooks. He plays the Southgate House with Titus Andronicus and the Pomegranates.  

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.