Category Archives: Columbus

Video: King Vada – “New Reckoning”

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King Vada’s “Preludes to A Murder” EP. It comes out 1/5/13. There is a listening party tonight
@ Milk Bar in Columbus.

Shot by: Ngockhanh Ngo
Directed by: King Vada + Ngockhanh Ngo
Edited+Effects by: Walter Nini (for @ENDOCOLOR)

Video: P.Blackk “Diamonds & Furs” ft. Fabrashay A & Renee Dion

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P.Blackk & Fabrashay A ride around Columbus and rap at various spots.. Personally,  I love the scene where they rap in front of the graffiti in the bathroom of Carabar. Renee Dion adds vocals for this J.Rawls produced track.

This is off  the P.Blackk & J. Rawls album “Contemporary Nostalgia” which drops tonight (Dec 30th) on P.Blackk’s bandcamp.

Video: Jenny Mae – “Ho Bitch” (Live at Anyway 20th anniversary)

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Back in August we premiered the first video from Columbus ex-pat and Anyway Records alum Jenny Mae. The song was called “Ho Bitch,” off the album Don’t Wait Up for Me. (The track is far more lovely than the title implies.)

As mentioned previously, Mae played one of her first sets in ages over the weekend at Anyway Records’ 20th Anniversary show at Ace of Cups, and Surly Shirley was kind enough to capture some video of her performing “Ho Bitch,” ably backed by the Woosley Band. Enjoy.

And here’s that original video again:
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A little holiday spirit from Connections

New Bomb Turks, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, others tonight at Ace of Cups

Now that we’re all done boo-hooing over the shocking announcement that Donewaiting.com is ceasing digital production in February, let’s get to matters at hand – the Anyway Records 20th Anniversary show taking place Friday and Saturday night at Ace of Cups. We’ve covered our bases posting the lineups for these two shows but I thought I’d share this photo, a cover of the December ’93 issue (“The Final Issue?”) of The Columbus Edge, featuring two of Friday night’s performers – The New Bomb Turks and Ron House of Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments.

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I don’t think there’s that much to the story behind the cover. I’m pretty sure I pitched the idea of having The New Bomb Turks sit on a mall Santa’s lap and either Tony Barnett or Jerry Dannemiller put their own twist on it – finding (renting?) a Santa suit, putting Ron House in it, and taking a photo of the Turks sitting on Ron’s lap in the Stache’s bathroom.

Donewaiting to End Digital Production, Becoming Print Only in 2013

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On February 15 and 16 at Ace of Cups in Columbus Ohio, Donewaiting will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a website. Wes Flexner is booking the 2/15 date and more information will come soon. On the 16th, we’ll be presenting EYE, Cheater Slicks, Miranda Sound, and a Sinkane DJ set featuring Ahmed and Jaytram. After that weekend, Donewaiting will cease digital publication and become a print-only entity, releasing one super sized issue some time in the summer. It’ll be called Donewaiting Quarterly and won’t come out on a quarterly basis. Sue me.

Since day one, this site has always evolved. We started out as a collection of columnists around the world writing about our hometowns, with Columbus always being the focal point. In fact, one of those sections became its very own website. Over time we flirted with video, film reviews, podcasts, monthly concerts, and even released a few albums. There never was a master plan for the site, if that hasn’t been obvious. Donewaiting has always been a collection of my favorite people posting about the music they loved while not being restricted by deadline, format, or even a spell checker. It was the website I wanted to exist and I’m thankful for all the contributors who have been a part of it.

With the 10 year anniversary staring me down, it seemed like an appropriate time to evaluate the state of things. Since I moved back home to New York three years ago, Joel Oliphint and the team have done a great job of keeping the site alive, getting bigger traffic than we ever had before. At the same time, trying to maintain the site every day (even with the loose format) has become strenuous, so it seemed appropriate to make a drastic change now rather than let the site slowly fade away in an agry fashion. So here we are.

(Donewaiting has been around longer than Velvet Underground was a band, counting reunions. Did you know that Donewaiting wasn’t the most successful music blog of the past ten years, but everyone who read it eventually went on to start a Facebook account? Think about it.)

The new print publication will be more than music, will have local and international content, and that is all I really know. I hope to have it done by the time Comfest rolls around. Some newspapers and magazine stop their print publications and go digital only. We are doing the opposite. You can’t retweet paper.

So allow us to indulge in some nostalgia in the coming weeks as we gear up for our two shows at Ace of Cups, as well as some regular postings of videos and mp3s. Once we put the website on ice, all of the content here will still be available to read, and the Friendship Farm will be around as well as READONLY. Updates about Donewaiting Quarterly will be posted on this blog as well as our new Tumblr. We’ll be using the DW Facebook page to keep you posted on what the writers are up to as well (including a very significant project by Wes Flexner). Donewaiting All-Stars Forever.

Stay tuned, don’t abandon us just yet. Now you know we’re working towards an ending, and a beginning.

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“Rock Torch” Book Features Artwork by Columbus’ Nick Nocera, Contributions by Two Cow Garage, Mike Doughty, Sean Lennon, more

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Nicholas Nocera, designer for Alison Rose, and Randy Abramson, creator of Rock Torch website, got together and released a new, full color book featuring contributions from the site and new illustrations by Nick. All proceeds go to charity, and would make a great last minute Christmas gift. Express ship it, yo!

About the book:

Despite the Internet providing a bajillion new music critics, many music fans still find themselves asking, “who are the great bands and solo artists I should be listening to?” Rocktorch.com founder Randy Abramson reached out to the people who know music best – the artists themselves and asked them what musicians and songwriters move them the most and why.

This book captures their passionate recommendations in over 100 essays that are complimented by beautiful, full-color illustrations.

Contributors include:

Mike Doughty
Sean Lennon
Two Cow Garage
Kate Nash
Joe Grushecky
Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums
Mojo Nixon
John Wesley Harding
Melora Creager of Rasputina
Jill Sobule

Here’s Nick’s illustration of Matthew Sweet and Alex Chilton:

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Video: Taylor Nawrocki aka Tay God In Italy Part 2

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Ohio skateboarder Taylor Nawrocki aka Tay God aka Gucci Mane with Bling on( Complex) aka  R.Kelly without the urinary habit changing  home video dropped this here video of himself skateboarding in Italy. Dope Dope Dope.

Watch: Zero Star Tv Ep #2 “Live from Buggin Out”

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Zero Star & DJ Pos 2 do a bi-monthly Hip Hop Showcase at Carabar called “Buggin Out”. The above video has footage from Friday’s installment of the event.

Video: P. Blackk “Submuloc Fo Ytic 2.5″ Ft. Fabrashay A & K.I.N.G. Vada[Prod. By J. Rawls]

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Yes,Yes Y’all. P.Blackk & J.Rawls  drop “Submuloc Fo Ytic 2.5.” off their upcoming album “Contemporary Nostalgia” (out 12/30)  shot by  Luke Sirimongkhon.  This one features Fabrashay A & King Vada.