Over the Rhine at the Lincoln Theatre

From the December 13, 2012 edition

Although the appeal of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler’s longstanding songwriting partnership is lost on the Alive staff, the spouses’ exceedingly vanilla chamber pop seems to have hypnotized a wide legion of people with otherwise compelling taste in music. So maybe we’re the weird ones.


Anyhow, the Cincinnati natives return to the Lincoln this Friday for their annual holiday show after a set from cellist Ben Sollee, whose funky white orchestral take on Sam Cooke pulls my cultural conscience in all sorts of strange directions. If nothing else, his performance promises to be more lively and fascinating than what comes after.