Top Pop Culture Picks for the Week

TOP PICK

Silver Linings Playbook

(Weinstein Company)

While it came up a bit short at this year’s Oscars, where it was nominated for a total of eight awards, Silver Linings Playbook features great performances by its leads, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who play a couple of crazies who have difficulty acknowledging their feelings for each other.

Guided by Voices

English Little League

(GBV Inc)

Robert Pollard plays up his faux British accent on this fine collection of tunes from the reunited “classic line-up” of the Dayton-based indie rock act.

Hanni El Khatib

Head in the Dirt

(Innovative Leisure)

Produced by the Black Keys Dan Auerbach, Head in the Dirt shows off Hanni El Khatib’s sharp songwriting skills. “Penny” has such a natural feel to it, it sounds like the cover of a classic from the ‘60s.

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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