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Neil Young Album Coming to Graphic Novel Form

Finally, a way for me to legitimately write about Comic Con….

Neil Young’s concept album, “Greendale”, is going to be published as a graphic novel by my favorite comic company, DC Vertigo. Newsarama interviews “Greendale” comic writer Josh Dysart about the project. A highlight:

NRAMA: Is Neil Young directly or indirectly involved with this project? Do you have his endorsement?

JD: Absolutely. He is directly involved. I pitched him my take. We got notes back from him. I even met his whole family-his son and daughter, his wife, and of course, the man himself. (Crosby, Stills and Nash were also there, but now I’m just namedropping… heh). He’s a wonderful, wonderful person-when I met him it felt like he’d been in my life forever; which, through his music, I guess he has.

NRAMA: Will there be characters from Young’s album/ film involved in your project?

JD: Yup, characters and situations but there’s a story-telling element in the Greendale art book that didn’t really make it into the film or the album. So, that’s what I’ve focused on for the graphic novel. We’re not just stringing the stories from the album together. It will be very different from the previous incarnations of the material. A little bit traditional Vertigo, a little bit Dysart, a whole lot Greendale.

Full interview here.

Grinderman in Chicago

Our man TJ drove from Columbus to Chicago to see Wednesday’s Grinderman show, and he’s posted a pretty extensive reivew in our message board.

“This is gonna be hard for anything to top as show of the year. Hell, it might be show of the year for a couple of years ”

Set list:

get it on
depth charge ethel
electric alice
set me free
go tell the women
man in the moon
when my love comes down
no pussy blues
love bomb

red right hand (encore 1)
the weeping song (encore 1)
deanna (encore 1)
lyre of orpheus (encore 1)

the ship song (encore 2)
jack the ripper (encore 2)

Nada Surf Fall 2007 Tour

All dates With Sea Wolf ( *except 10/19)

10/15 COLUMBUS, OH Basement
10/16 CINCINNATI, OH 20th Century
10/17 LOUISVILLE, KY Jim Porters
10/18 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Birdy’s
*10/19 CHICAGO, IL Schubas Early show- Nada Surf only:
10/20 CHICAGO, IL Schubas
10/22 ST. LOUIS, MO Gargoyle Club
10/23 NASHVILLE, TN Exit In
10/24 BIRMINGHAM, AL Bottle Tree
10/26 TAMPA, FL State Theatre
10/27 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Cafe Eleven
10/29 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
10/30 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel
10/31 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle
11/01 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Satellite Ballroom-UVA
11/02 BALTIMORE, MD 8 x 10

The Sharp Things


Our dear friends The Sharp Things are making their way to Ohio this weekend to participate in the Lite Brite Test festival at the Southgate House. On Saturday they’ll be joined by West Indian Girl, Aloha, and the lovely Megan Palmer.

They’ll also be stopping by WOXY on Friday for a live session. I’m not sure how they’re going to fit all those musicians in that little room, but I’m sure Shiv and Joe will figure it out.

They’re on the road promoting their great new album, “A Moveable Feast.” I’ve been listening to it on a pretty regular basis for the last two months now, and I’m looking forward to hearing all of the songs live.

MP3: Through With Love

Dirty on Purpose @ WOXY

Dirty on Purpose performed live on WOXY Friday afternoon before their Columbus show with The Besnard Lakes. They performed some new songs so be sure to download the set.

Their show later that night sounded great. I loved the new material.. can’t wait for their new release. Older songs like “No Radio” never sounded better.

The Evil Queens – new release from the record label runs a tiny tiny record label called Sunken Treasure Records. This week we “officially” released our sixth album, “Lovesong Werewolves” by The Evil Queens. It’s a lot more rocking than what we’ve put out in the past, and that’s a good thing.

This time around, we only made 500 copies of the album. Hand silk-screened packaging, numbered, created with love. You can buy a copy of it on the label site or through its other distributor, Relapse Records. Available also at iTunes, eMusic, blah blah blah.

Enough talking, here’s an MP3: Lions of May

PS: Bloggers, writers, podcaster types – contact me for a review copy.

Chris McCoy and the Gospel on Tour

Chris McCoy and the Gospel are going on their longest tour ever! Show them your support. Music on on their MySpace page.

7/18 – Southgate House – Newport, KY
7/25 – Opening for Richard Buckner & Six Parts Seven @ Carabar (Columbus, OH) – FREE
7/26 – Tritone Bar – Philly, PA – FREE
7/27 – The Lakeside Lounge – NYC, NY – FREE
7/28 – The Penalty Box – Providence, RI
7/30 – The Purple Fiddle (cafe) – Thomas, WV – $7
7/31 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
8/4 – Peach’s Grill – Yellow Springs, OH
8/9 – Andyman’s Treehouse – Columbus, OH

Pitchfork Festival vs Rocklahoma

Lots of coverage going on about Pitchfork Festival, but let’s not forget the 80s hair metal revival festival that is Rocklahoma. Chip points out that Bring Back Glam is doing a great job of reporting on that event.

We sadly didn’t make it out to the Pitchfork event this year, but so far it sounds like a great time.. :-(

A clip of that weird as hell Bob Dylan film

I’m Not There features David Cross as Allen Ginsberg and Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan. If your mind isn’t already short circuiting, watch this clip:


Reminder: Happy Hour Tonight @ Surly Girl

Surly Girl Saloon is the home to our monthly happy hour DJ set in Columbus OH. 7-10pm, always free, always fun.

Now powered by magical glowing Short North arches… and cupcakes.