Category Archives: Columbus

Fildar & Wavves Announce Tour Dates

Fidlar and Wavves are touring together. They are also fun punk bands that are on Mom & Pop Records.
Fidlar has a video for “Wait for the Man” below. It is on their self-titled album which has song titles like “Max Don’t Surf”. “Cheap Beer”, and “Wake Bake Skate”.

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Here are the Ohio Dates:

4/02 – Basement – Columbus, OH *
4/03 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH*

More Tour Dates after the jump. (The Euro Tour does not is not with Wavves)

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Friday: Bonnie “Prince” Billy @ Wexner Center

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Will Oldham is coming to town as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, accompanied by players from his Chijimi EP: Cheyenne Marie Mize and Emmett Kelly. It’s a special performance — just one of three on this mini tour — that will likely incorporate a fair amount of songs the trio played at a sacred music festival in Milan.

To read more about the show, as well as BPB’s upcoming Everly Brothers covers record with Dawn McCarthy, check out my preview in the penultimate issue of The Other Paper. Deville also typed up his conversation with Oldham, and the Wexner leaped outside the box and had Oldham and Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams interview each other.

2013 OSU Hip Hop Literacies Conference Feb 15-16

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The Third Annual  OSU Hip Hop Literacies Conferenceis upon us. The 2013 theme is Pedagogies for Social Change.  Keynote speakers for the Feb 15 portion at the OSU Union include NYU Professor Martha Diaz, and Dr. Christopher Edmin. (Dr. Edmin was recently in the New York Times with the GZA because the two are developing ways to utilize Hip Hop’s oratory methods in science education.)

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And yes, that is Yo-Yo scheduled to perform at the Kings Arts Complex along with J.Rawls, MC Toni Blackmon and more on Feb 16th.

Handbill with more info on the 2/15 installment after the jump

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Donewaiting Farewell/Anniversary Events in Columbus 2/15-17

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As mentioned previously, Donewaiting is ending digital production in February and will become a print only entity in the summer, releasing one issue per year. We’ve finally put the final touches on our anniversary/goodbye weekend in Columbus. Here’s the details:

Friday, February 15 @ Ace of Cups | Facebook RSVP
DJ Detox, Fabrashay-A, Barely Eagle, Fumes, Bru Lei

Saturday, February 16 @ Ace of Cups | Facebook RSVP
EYE, Miranda Sound, Cheater Slicks, Sinkane DJ Set featuring Ahmed & Jaytram

Sunday, February 17 @ Double Happiness | Facebook RSVP
Presented with Benco

Sinkane, Connections, Time and Temperature

More about the bands in the coming days, but for now please add these to your social calendars and please help spread the word. Clinton Reno flyer coming soon.

Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Korn headline Rock on the Range

The three day hard-rock festival takes place at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio May 17-19.

Check out the full lineup over at ColumbusCalling.com.

Tuesday: Castle at Kobo

Tuesday night, San Francisco’s Castle brings their thrashy doom metal to Kobo. A couple of Columbus’s finest metal bands – Sleepers Awake and Ride to Ruin – share the bill. Doors at 8, show at 9. $7 will get you in the door.

Friday In Columbus: ImageOhio 13 @ The Shot Tower Gallery

I have two videos in the ImageOhio13 Show:

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From the press release:

Please join ROY G BIV at the opening of ROY’s 13th installment of ImageOhio, an exhibition of the best of Ohio’s photography, video, and new media artwork. ImageOhio 13′s opening reception is this Friday, January 18th, from 6-8 p.m at the Shot Tower Gallery on Fort Hayes’s campus. Wexner Center Curator-at-Large Bill Horrigan juried this year’s exhibition, which includes artwork by Brittany Campbell, Leah Fisher, Wes Flexner, Alexis McCrimmon, Ardine Nelson, Timothy Smith, and many others. The exhibition is accompanied by a print catalogue

Watch one of my videos here if you want.

Watch: The Saturday Giant tour documentary

This is a great snapshot of the 30-day fall tour Phil Cogley (The Saturday Giant) went on a few months ago. Admittedly, as the 17-minute clip came to an end, I was hoping to find out that this was just a trailer for a much longer film. Sadly, it’s not. But it’s an entertaining video and one that flies by.

I had the chance to ask Phil about the tour and the documentary. Check it out over at ColumbusCalling.com.

Breaking: Dispatch to cease publication of The Other Paper at the end of January

Not to overload you guys with death news, but the Dispatch Printing Company (parent company of the Columbus Dispatch) announced today that after this month it will cease publication of The Other Paper, which it acquired in the sale of American Community Newspapers back in 2011. Four more issues, then that’s it. Here’s the full release

Columbus, Ohio (January 4, 2013) – The Dispatch Printing Company announced today that it will cease publication of The Other Paper at the end of the current month. The last issue is set for distribution on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

The Other Paper was one of the Central Ohio media properties acquired in September, 2011 from American Community Newspapers. It became a second free-distribution entertainment weekly publication for The Dispatch Printing Company which already had Alive! in its portfolio of products.

“In viewing the research of who reads the two publications, and after hearing from the local advertising community, it became more and more obvious that one publication would better serve our readers and advertisers,” said Michael Fiorile, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dispatch Printing Co.

Reader feedback indicated that The Other Paper and alive! had too much overlap between the two publications. Advertiser feedback indicated the two publications didn’t have enough differentiation in their audiences. Alive! was judged the stronger brand which led to the final decision.

This decision will allow more focus and resources to be directed toward alive! in 2013 which serves readers and advertisers in the very best way.

All media inquiries should be directed to Phil Pikelny, VP-Dispatch Digital and Chief Marketing Officer at (614) 461-5222 or ppikelny@dispatch.com

It’s sad news, and it stings, given that TOP was voted Ohio’s best alternative weekly by the Cleveland Press Club in 2011 and 2012. …I’ll probably have more to say later.

NYC’s Parquet Courts playing The Summit, Jan.7

NME listed Parquet Courts as one of the 60 Most Exciting New Bands of 2013

Pitchfork referenced both Wire and Yo La Tengo when describing Parquet Courts’ sound.

The Columbus Alive made this show its Staff Pick of the week and says the “post-punk combo that taps common record nerd sweet spots — Mission of Burma, Devo, Sonic Youth, any band with a motorik pulse — with uncommon grace.”

Cover is $5. Connections, Psychedelic Horseshit, and WV White round out the lineup at The Summit.