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by Amber Hemmerle 02.13.2014
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Folk & Fiction Series Brings Writers and Musicians Together

Beginning Feb. 27, Northside’s The Listing Loon will host a new onstage series called Folk & Fiction where music and writing will be interwoven to bring together the audiences of various genres. The monthly event, each final Thursday, was created in collaboration with Brooks Rexroat, Matt Mooney and Margaret Darling. The trio was at an acoustic show when they began talking about the limited places available for Folk musicians and fiction writers to share their work. “The two groups have the same audience, so that was kind of an ‘ah-ha’ moment for us,” Rexroat says. They decided to create a place where these musicians and writers could connect, as well as their audiences. Thus, Folk And Fiction was born. Folk & Fiction is open to any genre of writing and music, but has a heavy focus on, well, Folk music and fiction writing. This gives prose writers a chance to share what they are working on as well as Folk musicians who take just as much pride in their lyrics. "There is a limited audience for any artists endeavor,” Rexroat continues. “Even those excited only have a percentage of time for support... It's much more efficient to share an audience, rather than battle for it.” The first event, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, will double as the Cincinnati launch party for the book, Best of Ohio Short Stories Vol. 1. From hundreds of submissions, 18 were chosen to be featured in the book. Four of those writers will be on stage sharing their work in conjunction with musicians.  For the first event, each musician will have two 15-minute sets with the writers reading their works in between. The second event will feature Jacinda Townsend, the author of Saint Monkey, which will be released Feb. 24. For more information, go to facebook.com/folkandfiction. Those who are interested in performing in future events can email the event coordinator at FolkAndFiction@gmail.com. Feb. 27 Lineup: The WritersBrad Pauquette (Columbus, Ohio)Brooks Rexroat (Cincinnati) Lin Rice (Columbus, Ohio) Heather Sinclair Shaw (Newark, Ohio) The MusiciansMargaret DarlingRoyal Holland
 
 

Wussy and Koala Fires: Local Music Rewired

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Two local Indie Rock bands have had their music dismantled and pieced back together by a slew of area producers and electronic musicians. If you’re familiar with the Rock bands Wussy and The Koala Fires, imagining them as dance-floor-friendly Electro acts is a far-fetched concept. But both new remix projects are revelatory, retaining (and often putting more focus on) the songwriting and vocals of the originals.  

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