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Charlie Hunter

Nov. 7 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, November 5, 2012
Since his emergence from the San Francisco Jazz scene nearly two decades ago, Charlie Hunter has defined his stylistic direction by resolutely refusing to be tagged as any one thing, preferring to embrace and explore whatever captures his imagination.   

Diamond Rings with Stars and California Wives

Oct. 3 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 2, 2012
 For musicians interested in showmanship and persona building, self-awareness and humility are rare commodities. John O'Regan — the glammed-up, Kraftwerk-adoring Toronto resident behind Diamond Rings — is a refreshing exception to this rule.   

Joshua Radin

July 23 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2012
There isn’t much about Cleveland that Cincinnatians will admit to liking — it’s a bitter rivalry we just can’t move past. Cleveland did, however, offer us one very good reason to love them.Raised in Cleveland, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin quickly rose to success with his soft-spoken lyrics and acoustic guitar.   

Purling Hiss with Dr. Dog

Feb. 19 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Thursday, February 9, 2012
Officially, Philadelphia-rooted Psychedelic/Garage Rock outfit Purling Hiss consists of three members, but the brain stem of the whole affair is undoubtedly singer/guitarist Mike Polizze. The project is  the product of Polizze messing around with a grab bag of elements, from sound levels to white noise to the song structures.  

Drive-By Truckers

Oct. 20 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, October 17, 2011
Unlike a lot of their influences, Drive-By Truckers have remained open to experimentation, which has resulted in a diverse and consistently excellent body of work, particularly last year’s expansive Rock album, The Big To-Do, and this year’s sultry Soul burner, Go-Go Boots.   

Greg Dulli and Craig Wedren

Oct. 13 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, October 4, 2010
The Greg Dulli/Craig Wedren appearance in town is a fascinating and perhaps unintentionally appropriate pairing of artists. Although both will be in solo form on this brief tour, Dulli and Wedren share a couple of interesting bullet points on their résumés: They were both members of acclaimed if somewhat underground bands in the '90s and enjoyed equal amounts of adulation and derision in those roles.  

Rogue Wave

August 5 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, August 2, 2010
If there was one good thing that came out of the dot.com collapse eight years ago, perhaps it was the fortuitous rise of Rogue Wave. After losing his job, Zach Schwartz decided to take stock of his situation with a quick trip from San Francisco to New York, intending to record a few songs with a friend. And the sessions proved to be unexpectedly fruitful.  

'Help for Haiti' Benefit

Jan. 31 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Organizers for Sunday's "Help for Haiti" benefit put together a show in just a few days, and the massive and diverse roster of performers shows just how quick to help local artists are when an important cause comes up. Featured acts include Them Bones featuring Cheryl Renee, Freekbass, Kathy Wade, Kevin Fox, Sonny Moorman, Scotty Anderson, Phil DeGreg Trio, Steve Schmidt, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, Baoku Moses & the Image AfroBeat Band and many more. Suggested donation is $20.  

Fine Dining on Valentine's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
As you might have already heard, Jean-Robert at Pigall's will be closing on Feb. 28. So if you really want to impress your date on Valentine's Day take her (or him) to Pigall's for one last fling; after all, Cincinnati might never get another four-star restaurant again. Enjoy it while it lasts. Also recommended: Primavista, The Summit, The Cincinnatian and 20th Century Theatre.  

The Blossoming

Kathleen Edwards emerges one of AltCountry’s best songwriters

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2009
With her third record, 'Asking for Flowers,' making many critics' Best of 2008 lists, Kathleen Edwards can finally relax a bit and enjoy the fruits of her labors. Yet this Canadian singer/songwriter still can't wait to get to her next show in the next town.