Author Archives: Robert Duffy

Video & MP3: Phantods “Music is Dead”

MP3: Music is Dead

So, what’s new with Phantods? Besides releasing the video and MP3 for “Music is Dead” (above), the band was recently picked as an “Ohio Band You Should Be Listening To” by Paste Magazine. They’re hoping to book some East Coast shows this summer, and currently are set to perform May 26 @ Woodlands in Columbus, OH along with She Bears and Joshua P. James & the Paper Planes.

Guided By Voices Added to Nelsonville Festival

Nelsonville Festival continues to grow in amazing ways. Today, “classic line-up” Guided By Voices has been added to close out Friday evening. If you were still on the fence as to whether or not you should attend, well, I think your decision has been made for you.. I mean:

Iron and Wine, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Guided By Voices, Roky Erickson, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Todd Snider, Dawes, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Jorma Kaukonen, Hayes Carll, Those Darlins, Dark Dark Dark, Lee Ranaldo Band, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Horse Feathers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Flying Clouds of South Carolina, Michael Hurley, Mucca Pazza, Shovels & Rope, Black Bananas, Hope for Agoldensummer, R.Ring, Woody Pines, Greg Ashley Band, Mount Moriah, Matt Bauer, The Old Fashioneds, Todd Burge, Shivering Timbers, Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, The Tillers, Wheels On Fire, Sport Fishing USA, The D-Rays, Time and Temperature, The Shazzbots, Hex Net, State Park, Angela Perley & The Howling Moons, Boxcar Burlesque, Debris Upon The Forest Floor and more still to be announced!

The event takes place May 18-20 in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Listen: The Black Swans “Portsmouth, Ohio”

The Black Swans are wasting no time, releasing a second album in as many years on Misra Records. Titled Occasion For Song, it comes out July 16 and “deals with the death of founding member and violinist Noel Sayre. Noel died tragically in a swimming accident in Portsmouth, Ohio – July of 2008″

The first song being streamed, “Portsmouth Ohio”, chronicles the day of Noel’s death. Listen below and keep reading for upcoming tour dates.

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Listen: New Fiona Apple Song “Every Single Night”

It’s been seven years since you’ve heard a new Fiona Apple song.

Her new album, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do, comes out June 19.

MP3: Jesca Hoop “Born To”

MP3: Born To

Jesca Hoop’s new album, The House That Jack Built, is out June 26. I remember seeing her a few years back at SXSW and she was definitely a highlight.

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April 21: Ohio Wildlife Center Benefit in Columbus

Coyote Peterson and Johnny DiLoretto are hosting an event on Saturday, April 21 to support the Ohio Wildlife Center. Food, fun, and Columbus bands Buckles and Boots and Post Coma Network.

Details below. For more information, email owcbenefit@gmail.com or visit Coyote’s website.

Lollapalooza 2012 Includes Afghan Whigs, Jack White, Black Keys, more

The event is happening August 3-5. Tickets are on sale. Do you remember when Chip Midnight went to Lollapalooza last year?

Here’s the full 2012 list:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers • Jack White • Black Sabbath • The Black Keys • Florence + The Machine • At the Drive-In • Bassnectar • Avicii • The Shins • Justice • Passion Pit • Kaskade • The Weeknd • Sigur Ros • Bloc Party • Calvin Harris • Miike Snow • The Afghan Whigs • M83 • Franz Ferdinand • Frank Ocean • Nero • J. Cole • Knife Party • Childish Gambino • Delta Spirit • Santigold • Metric • Zeds Dead • The Temper Trap • Wale • Big Gigantic • Die Antwoord

Dawes • Tune-Yards • Skream & Benga • The Head & the Heart • The Big Pink • Twin Shadow • The Tallest Man on Earth • Toro Y Moi • Little Dragon • Dr. Dog • Of Monsters And Men • Gary Clark Jr • Alabama Shakes • The Gaslight Anthem • SBTRKT • Amadou & Mariam • Porter Robinson • The Walkmen • Tame Impala • Sub Focus • Band of Skulls • JJ Grey & Mofro • Madeon • Neon Indian • Zedd • Dum Dum Girls • Paper Diamond • Washed Out • Aloe Blacc • Trampled by Turtles • Bear in Heaven • Blind Pilot • Chairlift • The Black Angels • Yellow Ostrich • GIVERS • Polica • Bombay Bicycle Club • Sharon Van Etten • White Rabbits • Doomtree • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • The Devil Makes Three • Oberhofer • Star Slinger • The War on Drugs • Michael Kiwanuka • O RAPPA • Bowerbirds • Orchard Lounge • Mona

The Growlers • Hey Rosetta! • Jeff the Brotherhood • Anamanaguchi • First Aid Kit • Wax • Fidlar • JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound • Milo Greene • Los Jaivas • Kopecky Family Band • The Jezabels • Nadastrom • LP • DJ Nihal • Yuna • The White Panda • Walk Off The Earth • Animal Kingdom • DEV • SALVA • The Sheepdogs • The Dunwells • DJ Mel• Empires • Kevin Devine • Dry the River • Helena • Haley Reinhart • Imaginary Cities • Overdoz • Ambassadors • DJ Zebo • thenewno2 • Moon Taxi • Chancellor Warhol • Laura Warshauer• Red Oblivion • Kid Color (via)

Fiona Apple Expands 2012 Tour

Fiona Apple’s new album is due out June 19, 2012.

06-19 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
06-20 Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
06-22 Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
06-23 Holyoke, MA – Mountain Park
06-24 New York, NY – Governors Ball, Randall’s Island
06-26 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
06-27 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
06-29 Danbury, CT – Ives Concert Park
06-30 Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center
07-01 Portland, ME – State Theatre
07-03 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre
07-04 Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy
07-06 Cleveland Heights, OH – Cain Park
07-07 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
07-10 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
07-11 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
07-13 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
07-14 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
07-16 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
07-17 Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC
07-20 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
07-21 Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall – University of Utah
07-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum
07-25 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
07-26 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
07-28 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
07-29 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium

The Jay-Z vs. Flight of the Conchords Mashup You Didn’t Want But Actually Sounds Kinda Good

You never dreamed of puttings these two things together, but now that it happened, it actually doesn’t suck and is kinda fun in a slow-jam sorta way.

Video: Jack White “Sixteen Saltines”

After watching this video, I literally said out loud to no one, “What just happened there?” I didn’t get a response. But then I watched the video four more times.