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Music: Sufjan Stevens

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell — is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty singer/songwriter’s songbook.   

Music: The Griswolds

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A long lineage of Rock defined by a deep and wide streak of wild individuality coated with a veneer of respectability is evidenced in the present tense by the Synth Pop gyrations of The Griswolds.   

Music: Turquoise Jeep

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.   

Ethicist Takes Black Metal Beyond the Clichés

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
With bands like Deafheaven moving up the sales charts, the old notion of what gives a Black Metal band its identity is gradually being eroded. But there’s one element that Cincinnati’s Ethicist keeps alive in its spin on the genre. “It’s always gotta be nasty,” drummer Johnny Finger says.  

Ass Ponys Reunite for Pair of Weekend Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One of the more renowned Cincinnati bands of the past few decades, Ass Ponys, reunites this weekend for a pair of shows at Woodward Theater. The band will be playing songs from throughout its career, with 35-40 rehearsed tunes to choose from each night.   

Music: Blues & Boogie Piano Summit

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
One of the region’s most unique musical events, the Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, is not just a “Blues festival,” it’s also a two-day concert that spotlights a specific sub-genre of Blues — Boogie Woogie.  

Tonk of the Town

Jasmine Poole sits and watches as alter ego Wonky Tonk reinvents rootsy Country Folk with an arty edge

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Greater Cincinnati’s Jasmine Poole is the first to admit that she’s hardly the life of any party. On the other hand, Wonky Tonk, Poole’s Country-music alter ego, takes a stage like an occupying army, storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction.  

Sound Advice: Kinky Friedman with Brian Molnar

Monday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Kinky Friedman has always been a trip. A talented and unusual cat, Friedman is a renaissance man of odd and diverse proportions and categories.  

Sound Advice: Jon Pardi with Brothers Osborne

Saturday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
One quick scan of Jon Pardi’s promotional shots and you’ll think you’re looking at Lisa Marie Presley’s illegitimate half brother, or at the very least, Chris Isaak’s happier, corn-fed little brother.   

Sound Advice: Everclear with Hydra Melody

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wanna feel old? Everclear is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakout album, Sparkle and Fade.   

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