Monday at 9 pm a New York band called The Kissing Club will be performing at Sitwell’s Coffee House. Their music has been described as “two people making music with guitar, cello, electronics, and voice. Quiet, intimate, and explosive. Like Philip Glass, Nick Cave, and CocoRosie sharing a French cruller while reviewing divorce papers.” Word has it that the Kissing Club just released Tapdancer, which probably has something to do with the fact that they’re hitting the road to play some shows in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Even though their competition included bigger names, Little Acorn by The Kissing Club managed to show up on this best-of list for 2011. In the reviewer’s words, “This little four-track EP is like a handcrafted invitation to a divorce, or perhaps a peace offering of love gone awry. While the very slow songs scratch at the bones, a classic-rock-style guitar solo on “Someone Else” breaks the supposed tranquility and reminds us just how purposefully restrained these “sweet” songs really are.”
Here’s footage from a recent Kissing Club performance:
If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you take the City Beat “Best of Cincinnati” poll for 2013. There are lots of Clifton businesses and locations listed that deserve a vote, including Tudor Court Apartments on Ludlow Avenue, which are owned by Gaslight Property. Tudor Court has been part of the Clifton experience for longer than any of us have been alive, and Gaslight Property, a family-owned business located in the Gaslight District. The owners grew up in the Gaslight District and still live there, and they’re strong supporters of the community.
Here’s a link to the City Beat poll: