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Who Are They?: A tale of the Who concert, Dec. 3 1979

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 16, 2011
In honor of efforts of The Who Concert Victims Memorial Committee, CityBeat contributors Tom Bolton (artist) and Rich Shivener (writer) collaborated on a special “comic strip” about that fateful night on the riverfront, a watershed moment for concert crowd management. This is the first part of the strip; the second will run at citybeat.com on Dec. 3, the 32nd anniversary of the tragedy.  

Liturgy with PC Worship

Sept. 12 • Southgate House Parlour

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Liturgy’s sophomore record, Aesthetica, is a collection of genre-searing, decibel-punishing paeans, drinking the blood of Black Metal and staining the rituals of Hardcore, Classical and its neo-counterpart Spectralism. Such songs as “High Gold” and “Generation” could annihilate heaven and hell, while “Helix Skull” and “Glass Earth” summon souls from the Baroque period and beyond.   

Cowboys

Gary Phillips and Brian Hiatt, Vertigo Crime

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Make no mistake that Cowboys is a book very far removed from whiskey, spurs, horses and any other accoutrements of the Old West. It’s a 188-page graphic novel weaving the exploits of family-man FBI agent Tim Brady and detective Deke Kotto, whose sexual appetite and devil-may-care ingenuity leads him to deadly places.  

The Fearless Kaki King

A virtuoso embraces the weirdness of of stringed instruments

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Call Kaki King a guitar god. It’s OK — Rolling Stone did. To her, it’s a compliment, though she’s not entirely sure what to make of such a lofty tag. “When someone says you’re a ‘Guitar This’ or a ‘Guitar Warrior Princess,’ ” the 31-year-old Georgia native says, “it means that someone had something nice to say and didn’t really know how to say it. I take it as a compliment and walk away from it."  

Music: Kaki King

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Call Kaki King a guitar god. It's OK — Rolling Stone did. To her, it's a compliment, though she's not entirely sure what to make of such a lofty tag. "What does that even mean?" she asks. "When someone says you're a 'Guitar This' or a 'Guitar Warrior Princess,'" the 31-year-old Georgia native says, "it means that someone had something nice to say and didn't really know how to say it. I take it as a compliment and walk away from it."  

Lords of Acid and Praga Khan

March 15 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hailing from the shadows of Belgium, the Lords of Acid is a sexually charged collective led by Industrial/Techno freak Praga Kahn. The Acid maestro and his beloveds have been seducing nightclubs since 1988, when the Lords released “I Sit on Acid,” a hypnotic, Trance-soaked single flecked with the mantra “I wanna sit on your face.”  

Music: Lords of Acid with Prada Khan

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hailing from the shadows of Belgium, the Lords of Acid is a sexually charged collective led by Industrial/Techno freak Praga Kahn. The Acid maestro and his beloveds have been seducing nightclubs since 1988, when the Lords released "I Sit on Acid," a hypnotic, Trance-soaked single flecked with the mantra "I wanna sit on your face." Four studio albums full of sex bombs followed that single, but the band hasn't released a new one since 2000.  

So Say The Seedy Seeds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Seedy Seeds have a "Verb Noun" on their hands. That's the new record, a darker-yet-still-danceable side of their Cincinnati-cultured, Indie/Electronic/Folk/Pop worth a thousand hearts. Or as the trio says...  

Why I Drink In Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2011
From my home, on the tip of Ludlow, I can roll down the hill to places such as the PBR, Bud-guzzling Rita’s Place, or perhaps Willie’s Sports Bar, a HDTV gallery serving decent hot wings. But my true Covington haunts are further — about a mile and then some — in MainStrasse Village and the Fourth Street area.  

Music: The Seedy Seeds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Seedy Seeds have a "Verb Noun" on their hands. That's the new record, a darker-yet-still-danceable side of their Cincinnati-cultured, Indie/Electronic/Folk/Pop worth a thousand hearts. The crew host a CD release party at Southgate house Saturday. Check out our comic starring The Seedy Seeds, with an interview by Rick Shivener and art by Tom Bolton.