An AltOhio Christmas

​We'd like to invite you to center on those memorable holiday moments this year as we share our own fond memories of Christmas and the holidays. And, in true holiday fashion, we're going to bring them to you one day at a time. So, sit back, relax, pour a glass of strong whiskey, wriggle into your Snuggie, and enjoy a few short anecdotes on us. Happy Holidays

Anberlin: The Final Tour @House of Blues

Kathleen Finley

Hearing "The Unwinding Cable Car" live brought tears to my eyes and "Godspeed" had me pumping my fist. In a word: incredible. It was just absolutely incredible.

Thy Art Is Murder Interview

Lisa Sanchez

"There's always drunk people getting on stage and trying to hug you. It's always a concern." 

WALK THE MOON

Talking is Hard

Steve Allanson

[Nicholas Petricca's] vocals are very warm and inviting; ranging from a smooth and rich-like-molasses voice to a breathtaking falsetto that would leave even Justin Timberlake swooning.​

XTRMST

XTRMST

Lisa Sanchez

XTRMST's sound is that of atmostpheric hardcore, which by its very existence defies description. 

The Ghost Inside

Dear Youth

Steve Allanson

​Even with the rare generic miscues, each track offers something to love. Be prepared to have this in your stereo for a long time.

As Blood Runs Black

Ground Zero

Steve Allanson

As usual for As Blood Runs Black the drums show the most promise as Hector De Santiago still shreds like a human octopus on his drum set.

Music Showcase

Raw Oyster Band - One Last Breath

On Emily's Present

Darren C. Demaree

This year I know what Emily really wants... It’s a little bit of a reach to turn that into a gift, but I’d be foolish not to try.

Noodlecat

Cleveland

Chad W. Lutz

​The flavors practically leapt out of my bowl and into my face. 

Cleveland Cavaliers 20-game Recap

Chad W. Lutz

​Cavs are finding ways to win, even if it isn't pretty, and most analysts will agree that's the kind of basketball you have to play if you want to win championships.

On the Drastic Consequences of Misinterpreting the Rights of Human Beings

Darren C. Demaree

The best we can do in a case of a murder is to name the criminal and to do so loudly. To not even find the crime involved in this incident was terrible.

Flavors Eatery

Dayton

Chad W. Lutz

Would I make this a staple place to eat out? Probably not. But what the restaurant does offer is options for those with special dietary needs, which may, in effect, make Flavors a bit more than a casual place to eat. It may become your favorite.

Fall Fests, Fun, and Frights 2014

Hallie Kosovich

Light those bonfires and tell those ghost stories because fall has arrived and is just waiting to be enjoyed!

"Rock Is Dead"

Chad W. Lutz

It doesn't take a Facebook post by Dave Grohl to know that artists like Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr., Bon Iver, and even pop-associated acts like Imagine Dragons still carry the same torch handed on from Holly to Hendrix to Harrison and the many other H acts since. The light might not shine as bright, but rhythms of the fires still move us in the same ways. 

For A Better Buckeye

December  Schedule

Chad W. Lutz

Attention Athletes! It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's also the most difficult time to stay in shape. Holiday get togethers, cold weather, high winds, and national holidays close rec centers, close roads, and make slipping away for a few moments to exercise almost impossible. Keyword: almost. It's time to swim, cycle, and run those holiday pounds away.

Whether you’re a full-time pro or just getting into the swing of things, these events offer a wide variety of competition for every age and every level of athletic ability.

The Bookshelf

Medina

Kathleen Finley

It may take a bit of searching, but you can find some real gems there.

In My Ohio

On Those Holiday Birthdays

Darren C. Demaree

There can never be enough celebration for these awesome people.

On the One Gift You Actually Need

Darren C. Demaree

My advice is to give the gifts, of course, be generous and celebrate each other, but the only gift you will actually need is one hour of time to think.

On A Good Fire, 1990’s Baseball Players, and A Competitive Sexy Time

Darren C. Demaree

Let’s say you don’t remember a single player from fifteen to twenty years ago, but you still want to have an adventurous and hilarious night of sexy time. Don’t make this weird, but I can help.

On Leaves and Their Napoleonic Tendencies

Darren C. Demaree

We are outnumbered again, but why do they always show up right before winter?
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The Flaming Ice Cube

Boardman

Chad W. Lutz

If you don’t like plants, this place probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re plant-curious and looking to pop that culinary cherry, I’d say give The Flaming Ice Cube a try.