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Sphynx with Multimagic

Friday • Woodward Theater

· Apr 22, 2015 09:14 am

Austin, Texas, Electro Pop trio Sphynx makes magnetic, jubilant noise — ’80s-tinted but also rooted in contemporary sounds like EDM and Indie Pop. Like a mix of Chromeo and MGMT at their grooviest, Sphynx’s music is a call to the cool kids to put down their phones and get on the dance floor. And the heartfelt and non-mechanical vibe makes it infectious and accessible enough to actually work. ...

Strung Out with Red City Radio, La Armada and The Lockland Brakes

Saturday • Thompson House

· Apr 22, 2015 09:23 am

Punk was always intended to be fast, loose and fleeting; The Ramones didn’t have a pension plan. Neil Young wasn’t wrong when he noted that it’s better to burn out than to fade away and yet, for every band like The Sex Pistols that existed for a moment in the sun, there’s a band like SoCal’s Strung Out, with an amazingly long history and a potent catalog to back it up. ...

Peter Hook & the Light: A Joy Division Celebration

Monday • Bogart’s

· Apr 22, 2015 09:36 am

Joy Division was indisputably one of the finest names to emerge as a hugely influential entity in Post Punk and, retroactively, Indie Rock, but the group’s stellar run only lasted only four years. In that first project’s wake, Joy Division’s remaining personnel formed New Order, but hearing a full-on Joy Division set from an authentic source wasn’t particularly viable.That is until Joy Division bassist (and former New Order member) Peter Hook started plotting Joy Division tribute shows. ...

 
 
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People’s Liberty Announces 2015 Spring Project Grants

Local organization to fund eight civic-minded projects with latest round of grants

· Apr 24, 2015 01:20 pm

People’s Liberty, a local group that describes itself as a “philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati,” has announced eight new grantees who will receive help and...

Moby Dick Symposium Starts Today at CAM

NKU professor to moderate discussion on classic novel's 21st century impact

· Apr 24, 2015 09:04 am

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum will host a symposium on Moby-Dick: How a 19th Century Novel Speaks to the 21st Century. This free event features Elizabeth Schultz, author of Unpainted to the Last; Samuel Otter, editor of Leviathan; Matt Kish, author of...

Stage Door: Searing Drama and Silly Comedy

· Apr 24, 2015 08:49 am

A group you might not have heard of, Diogenes Theatre Company, is establishing a solid reputation with its recent production of Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 and its current staging of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, featuring three professional actors you will know if...

 

Hooked on Sonics

Influential early Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics make an unlikely comeback

· Apr 22, 2015 09:02 am

After years of hearing others talk about their influence on Rock musicians, pioneering Pacific Northwest rockers The Sonics have returned with a tour and brand new album, This Is the Sonics.
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MidPoint Indie Summer Lineup Showcases Locals and Much More

Plus, veteran local singer/songwriter Bob Cushing releases 'Troubadour Songs'

· Apr 22, 2015 09:46 am

The 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer series, featuring free concerts every Friday on Fountain Square all summer long, spotlights the local music scene and brings in more notable national acts than ever before. Plus, veteran Cincinnati musician Bob Cushing celebrates his latest release, Troubadour Songs, this Saturday.
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Cameras Out = No Neko

Plus, Johnny Cash lyrics raise alarm and Don Henley can't take it easy

· Apr 22, 2015 09:57 am

Neko Case continues her crusade against smartphone abuse at concerts, a Johnny Cash quote posted on social media causes an NYC school to respond to a perceived (but unintended) threat and Don Henley wins his lawsuit over a retailer using the phrase "Don a Henley and take it easy" in their advertising for Henley-style shirts.
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Beyond the Mat

The Mountain Goats poetically explore the lives of small-time wrestlers on the new Beat the Champ

· Apr 14, 2015 01:46 pm

The Mountain Goats have dropped 15 albums since 1994, the most recent of which, the just released Beat the Champ, is yet another effort in which frontman John Darnielle’s hyper-literate words and modest but expressive voice take center stage. ...

Ben Knight, Coconut Milk and More New Local Releases

Plus, news on new efforts from Jane Decker and The Rubber Knife Gang and the 'Bootleggers & Hustlers Volume One' compilation

· Apr 14, 2015 02:11 pm

Cincinnati area artists Ben Knight & the Welldiggers, Coconut Milk, Jane Decker and The Rubber Knife Gang celebrate new releases this week. Plus, Arnold's and Neltner Small Batch collaborate on a new local music compilation set for release on Record Store Day.
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In a Galaxy 'Faraway'

Rusty Burge and Steve Allee take the vibes/piano concept to a quietly powerful new place with Faraway

· Apr 14, 2015 01:36 pm

Cincinnati vibraphonist Rusty Burge has amassed an impressive curriculum vitae over the past 20-plus years, including four album releases. His latest, Faraway, is a collaboration with Indiana-based pianist Steve Allee.
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