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Sound Advice: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones with Sarah Borges

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Although they had their share of creative differences and physical altercations during their co-membership in The Blasters, the relationship between Dave and Phil Alvin never splintered irrevocably.  

Music: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
There are few clichés as enduring and as ultimately true as brothers who will beat each other physically and emotionally senseless, but woe to the soul outside of the family circle who inflicts the same damage. The Alvins don’t fit exactly into that particular construct.  
by Mike Breen 03.08.2012
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the spits

Music Tonight: The Spits and Dave Alvin

Punk Rock in Northside and Roots Rock in Oakley

Seattle-based underground heroes The Spits bring their riotous roadshow to Northside's Mayday for an evening of face-melting, over-the-top Punk Rock theatrics, sure to please anyone who feels “Punk” ain’t what it used to be. Joining the melee is the progressive Punk band TV Ghost, a sludgy but no less abrasive crew from Lafayette, Ind., that, like The Spits, has put out records on esteemed Garage Punk imprint In the Red Records. Kicking off the night is Cincinnati’s contribution to the kick-ass modern Punk Zeitgeist, Vacation. Showtime is 9 p.m. And, unlike most Mayday shows, there is a cover charge ($7). • Dave Alvin returns to Cincinnati tonight for a show at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from great local Roots band The Kentucky Struts. Tickets are $25. Alvin and his band The Guilty Ones are out supporting the Blues-blastin,' Roots-rockin' live album Eleven Eleven, recorded in Ann Arbor last year (the night after his last stop in the area). Yep Roc Records is releasing an expanded edition of the live set, due for release in April.

Nirvana, Feist, Gillian Welch, Marianne Faithfull and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 9, 2011
In 1991, Nirvana roared out of Northwest obscurity and into the global consciousness with Nevermind, an album of almost incomprehensible magnitude and influence. Three short, tempestuous years later, Kurt Cobain turned his back on his brief run and enormously potent legacy in a horrible, irrevocable act of abdication.  

Shake Up the Lineup

Dave Alvin keeps things interesting by switching up tour amalgamations

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In Dave Alvin's world, you're either burning up the highway miles en route to the next show or back home in California trying to figure out which band to take on tour this time next year. The celebrated roots-rocker likes to mix it up on the road.