Ok. So, obviously using the word “cool”
to describe something is, in fact, decidedly “uncool,” but that’s not
going to stop us from labeling the following people, places and things
as cool Cincinnati shit of which you should definitely take note.
features countless exciting opportunities to support the arts around the
city (and beyond) in the fields of visual arts, dance, vocal arts and
classical music, theater and film. We encourage you to break out of your
typical routine this season, and this Fall Arts Preview is stocked with
plenty of ideas for your calendar.
Grizzly Bear is the kind of band that
sneaks up on you. Its atmospheric, richly textured songs take time to
process, its hooks less overt than your typical Indie Rock outfit’s. The
band’s four multitalented members are just as understated in
personality and presentation, all of which makes Grizzly Bear’s steady
upward trajectory somewhat surprising.
Peruse the club listings and ads on
Facebook and in the pages of your favorite altweekly and you’ll notice
that dance clubs have taken to
the apocalyptic theme particularly strongly. If you attend such a
shindig, the last music you will ever hear will be some other dude or
After one of the best summers for music in Cincinnati in a
long time, autumn is going to have to offer up a lot of cool musical
happenings to avoid season envy. Luckily for those of us who live and
love Greater Cincinnati, it appears the momentum of the summer is
definitely going to carry over.
Music of Change: Hymns, Blues & Rock at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center ultimately succeeds in providing a fascinating journey
through the roles black music have played in America’s history,
eloquently showing how African-American music has been celebration,
protest, spiritual uplift, a means of communication and information
sharing … sometimes all at once.