Scoring glowing reviews in national music magazines for your first two albums might intimidate some artists. But for Wussy, set to release its newest (a self-titled effort) for locally-based Shake It Records, a natural progression and tightness has resulted in its best album yet. The brilliant Wussy will get “CD release partied” this Friday at the Northside Tavern.
One reason it’s become so hard for new musicians to make an impact is because so many old ones — including deceased ones — are still being discovered (or rediscovered), thanks to the proselytizing efforts of those who somehow got turned on to their obscure work the first time around.
Local Rockabilly greats Rumble Club will host their fourth annual Billy-themed Christmas party/concert, Greasemas, this Friday at the Southgate House. The Rumblers will be joined by Indys Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes, Pittsburghs Highway 13 and local Honky Tonk/Rockabilly heroes Straw Boss.
Hey, I read Larry Gross' amusing "Lunch With Andrea" Living Out Loud column (issue of Nov. 26) and could not help but wonder: Was he really having lunch with my grandmother? She couldn't bring herself to vote for Barack Obama and, like Gross' friend, holds on to the belief that Republicans are looking out for her.
Those pedagogical purposes, however, don't mean there's not solid entertainment on area campuses. Of course, you might have to suspend your disbelief when a 20-year-old plays Willy Loman, but by and large scripts are chosen as learning experiences...
In Julia Cho’s new play Durango is getting its Midwestern premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse. This fine play not only describes a road trip, but it will make everyone who sees it think about where they might be going. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Oct. 19.
One aspect of contemporary dance I appreciate is that, for the most part, you can never really be certain of what you're going to see. This notion also becomes a reason why too many people avoid it: They don't know what to expect; perhaps they fear they won't get it.
Toledo can be visited on a day trip, although you do have to save a good three or four hours to really see the museum's campus with its monumental, Ioniccolumned classical-style main building, additions and outdoor sculpture. Fridays are especially convenient for a visit, as the museum - which has free admission - is open 10 am.
Making cute, passionate Indie Pop with an electronic backbone and a folksy heart (banjo, acoustic guitar and accordion are the main instrumentation), The Seedy Seeds are one of the most interesting bands in Cincinnati. They also might be the most beloved.