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Music, Greg Dulli on the Afghan Whigs' Return

Greg Dulli on the Afghan Whigs' Return

The last time the Afghan Whigs played San Francisco, in 1998 at the Fillmore, the band was touring in support of its celebratory sixth album, 1965. On that early December night, the Cincinnati, Ohio-born outfit was firing on all cylinders,…
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News, The Snitch Rocket Full of Posey

Rocket Full of Posey

In a truly amazing comeback effort, the Giants beat the Reds 6-4 today to win the National League Division Series. Down two to zero in games after leaving San Francisco, the Giants became the only team in baseball history to…
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Music, Hear This Zodiac Death Valley: Show Preview

Zodiac Death Valley: Show Preview

The best thing about the moody debut album from S.F. band Zodiac Death Valley is that it you can't pin it down. Its standout track, "Cincy, OH," is a piano crawl heavy on smoky atmosphere and bad feelings, like Tom…
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Music, Hear This Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Just over a year ago, Heartless Bastards frontchick Erica Wennerstrom packed her bags for Austin, leaving her hometown of Cincinnati behind after the dissolution of her 10-year relationship with Bastards bassist Mike Lamping. The change of scenery jolted Wenner-strom, who…
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Music, Reviewed Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Seeing that the attention span for band development is at an all-time low, it's jarring to hear a group artfully pushing its sound forward. In that context, the leap Cincinnati's Heartless Bastards have taken from their 2005 debut (Stairs and…
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Music, BeatBox This week: a marriage of vinyl dolls and records at Milk; Slum Village helps introduce you to the "Lower Haters."

This week: a marriage of vinyl dolls and records at Milk; Slum Village helps introduce you to the "Lower Haters."

At Haight Street's Kid Robot, "adult toys" means something far different than it does in the Tenderloin. The store is known as ground zero for awesome figurines and stuffed creatures from Asia and the U.S. and has increasingly been releasing…
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Dining, Eat

An Enchanting Isle

If given the opportunity to become one of the thousands, nay, millions of characters who have appeared in the equally innumerable stories dreamed up since the dawn of time -- and no, I'm not familiar with all of them, but…
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News, South to the Future

Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

July 5, 2000 CINCINNATI -- When Libbie Jones curled up with her 3-year-old cat Max one night last fall, she never expected she would wake up the next morning blinded, bleeding, and desperately searching for her phone. Jones, who, like…
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A Fading Light

Whenever she comes to San Francisco from Ohio, Marge Nabzdyk makes time to visit the Castro, and poke around in A Different Light bookstore. Cincinnati has gay bookstores, but not like this. The sheer volume of titles -- more than…
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