Category: Pop Culture

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

Amanda Palmer, singer of the Dresden Dolls and wife of writer Neil Gaiman, has created a masterpiece with the help of the Grand Theft Orchestra. Palmer raised $1.2 million with Kickstarter all thanks to her fans. “Theatre is Evil” is fan produced, without a record label and was distributed to retail stores as well as...

BeardCon gets students excited about facial hair

For the first time ever, Ohio will be having a beard convention called Beard Con. This event will be held Oct. 6 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Columbus Convention Center. Beard Con is Ohio’s Third Charity Beard and Mustache competition. According to junior and participant, Brandon Tussing, BeardCon shares different beard styles,...

MGK concert rescheduled

August was not a lucky month for concert-goers.  The X-Fest was cancelled and the Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) concert has been postponed. The MGK concert, which was scheduled to occur at the Nutter Center on Aug. 29, has been postponed due to issues with production scheduling. Although the concert has been postponed, the Nutter Center...

Superheroes visit the Dayton Art Institute

Today superheroes are everywhere. Right now, it is the theme of an exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI). This special exhibition, You Are My Superhero, is on view until Sept. 23. You Are My Superhero is presented with support from patron sponsor Premier Health Partners, supporting sponsor Triec Technologies, LLC and was created by...

Brian Posehn rocks Dayton

Comedian Brian Posehn performed at the Funny Bone at The Greene over the weekend, showcasing his signature brand of jokes about StarWars, heavy metal, comic books, flatulence and being a dad. After two rousing openers, Posehn hit the stage insisting that the audience could take their thinking caps off, because the evening was about to get...

X-Fest cancelled: low ticket sales

Those who love New Rock may have had some of their plans for the upcoming month shattered.  X-Fest, which was scheduled for Sept. 16at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, was cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales. X-Fest, which is a product of the radio station 103.9 The X, has been in Dayton since 1996. ...

Beats Antique live at the Newport

On Tuesday, September 18, the electronica/experimental world fusion act Beats Antique will take the stage at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus. The 7 p.m. show will also feature rapper Lynx as the opener. Beats Antique displays a wide range of musical influences, such as Middle Eastern belly dance, down tempo, hip-hop, old school jazz,...

For those about to watch: Fall movie preview

Fall is on its way, and along with it will arrive a sizeable goodie bag of new films. Here are nine movies that will be hitting the theaters within the next couple of months, and as you will see, there will be a little something for everyone. For those who like sharply-written, Oscar-worthy dramas, I...

Sculptor James Sullivan visits WSU

Many students on campus have a passion for art and creativity and wonder what Wright State has to offer them. Well, one of the first events of the semester gives students the opportunity to talk to a renowned artist and observe his work. Starting September 2 through October 14, the Stein Galleries in the Creative...

Superhero summer movie review

This summer audiences were treated to what can only be described as a superhero smorgasbord. Big-budget comic book extravaganzas have been a staple of the summer movie season for years now, but they have never been so highly anticipated or this massive in scale. “The Avengers” was the first action-packed entry into this year’s superhero...