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by Staff 10.20.2011
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Local Serge Gainsbourg Film Screening/Discussion

When the French give the world an international pop star, which isn't all that often, they tend to be unforgettable — Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, and, maybe most unusual of all, Serge Gainsbourg. A new and unconventional feature film about him, called Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life and starring Eric Elmosnino in the title role, opens at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton tomorrow. After the 1:10 p.m. Sunday screening, local arts writer and CityBeat contributing editor Steven Rosen will lead a discussion about the film and about Gainsbourg's impact and life in general. For more information, visit www.esquiretheatre.com. Check out the film's trailer below.

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by Mike Breen 09.19.2011
Posted In: Live Music, Music Video at 10:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Squeeze the Day for 9/19

Music Tonight: Progressive Indie band SHADOWRAPTR are doing the rounds this month in support of its just released full-length, It's Always Winter on the Moon. The Cincinnati ensemble crafts humbly epic songs full of winding, unexpected compositional shifts and an overall mysterious magnetism. They call the album a "guitar-soaked psychedelic-soul-pop odyssey," and cite influences like Pink Floyd and Grizzly Bear, which give you a spot-on sense of Moon's trippy allure. Give the album a listen on BandCamp here, then buy it (it's only $5, cheapskate) and go check the group out at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine tonight at 10 p.m. (the band is MOTR's Monday night house band for September). The show is free. Below, enjoy the cool music video for SHADOWRAPTR's "Simple and Pretty" (not featured on the new release).

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Jarvis Cocker, The Oxygen Ponies, Chuck Mead and John Vanderslice

0 Comments · Friday, May 22, 2009
Man, this is shaping up to be an excellent year for music. As we approach the halfway point of 2009, I’m amazed at the quality of tuneage that’s been released so far this year. My only regret is that I can’t cover all of them, but I will continue to tilt at musical windmills nonetheless. This week it's new CDs from Jarvis Cocker, The Oxygen Ponies, Chuck Mead, John Vanderslice and White Rabbits, plus classic albums by Tommy Bolin.