Category Archives: Columbus

MP3: King Vada – “Thee Elite” Ft. The Ice King (Produced By Choz1n)

MP3: King Vada – Thee Elite

While King Vada preps the release of “The Sun Sets Tomorrow Regardless: God Is Never Hiding” he continues to leak joints.
Here is Thee Elite ft. The Ice King.

Jeff Mangum announces 2013 tour

Jeff Mangum announced a string of 2013 tour dates today, including a January 14th date at Southern Theatre.

Today, Jeff Mangum announced a new run of tour dates beginning January 9 in Buffalo, NY and wrapping up February 16 in North Adams, MA. Support will include Tall Firs, Briars of North America and the Music Tapes. A portion of the proceeds for these shows will benefit Children of the Blue Sky, which aims to place orphaned Mongolian children with foster families. A full list of Jeff Mangum tour dates and all up-to-date ticket information can be found at GroundControlTouring.com.

Of Jeff Mangum’s return to performing live, RollingStone.com said, “Few dared to expect it, but Jeff Mangum is back, and the music world is immeasurably richer for it.” Spin.com offered “Five Reasons Why Jeff Mangum is Magical” saying, “For two generations of listeners who grew up with Mangum’s intimate voice coming through the headphones, alone in that peculiar sound-world he conjured and feeling they were its sole inhabitant, this is the moment they’ve all been waiting for.”

Upcoming Jeff Mangum Tour Dates:
Jan 9 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall at Babeville
Jan 10 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Jan 11 Cleveland, OH Ohio City Masonic Temple
Jan 12 Detroit, MI Redford Theatre
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P. Blackk & J. Rawls “Nahmean” Promo Video Says “Contemporary Nostalgia” Soon

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It’s Sunday. I will just let Pedro tell it:

For those that aren’t familiar with who I am my name is P. Blackk.  I’m 21 years old & from Columbus, Ohio.  I’ve been working on this project called “Contemporary Nostalgia” for quite some time now with my big homie J. Rawls.  You might’ve heard me on the J. Rawls “Ohio Takeover Mixtape”, on L.e For The Uncool’s “The Measure” (George Washington) on Fly.Union’s “Look Up To The Sky”,on their TGTC album.  I can now also add to that list my feature on BJ The Chicago Kid’s single “Heartless” which was his cover to “Long Run” by Fly.Union.  But in this email I’ve linked my 1st visual as promotion for my collaborative project with J. Rawls, “Nahmean?”  I’m trying to get the word out there, so of course I’m emaling you in hopes of getting that support to get the word out there.  Once again, thank you for your time & get back to me as soon as possible

 

Well. We May Be A Fly-Over State Again But….

There is so much going this weekend.

The biggest event will be today when this year’s Wexner Prize winner, Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone Publisher Jann S. Wenner will have a public conversation tonight @ the Wex @ 5:30 pm. More information and tickets here.

This event comes on the eve of Annie Leibovitz receiving the 14th Annual Wexner Prize, Saturday.

After Leibovitz receives her Wexner Prize during a private ceremony; The Wexner Center will celebrate it’s 23rd Year with a Gen Wex sponsored party called Last Shot which will feature DJ Venus XHailing from Harlem, Venus has been embraced by the music and art world because her eclectic blend of regional and worldly music whether it be electronic or traditional, with Hip Hop, pop and other musics.

Whatever the genre, Venus chop and screws, and utilizes various other song altering process to make the experience unique and exhilarating for the audience. Get Right’s DJ Detox will join Venus in making people have fun. TIcket info here.
For the story about the Annie Leibovitz-Keith Haring at the top  of the page and more stuff going in Columbus please jump.

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Friday: Morning Parade opening for Anberlin @ The Newport

My posts here have been coming a little less frequently due to my work on a site that I launched in mid-August. The site, Kids Interview Bands, features my 6th grade daughter Olivia and her friend Connie interviewing bands that are passing through Columbus. The girls got their start at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati where they interviewed 8 bands including Neon Trees, Minus the Bear and Imagine Dragons. Since that time, they’ve knocked out 33 or so interviews and have 6 more scheduled in the next 10 days.

In September, the girls had a chance to talk with the UK’s Morning Parade, who were in town on tour with The Wombats (also interviewed by the girls), following the band’s Big Room performance at CD 102.5. Since that time, Morning Parade has done dates with Smashing Pumpkins and are now on the road with Anberlin who they’ll be opening for Friday night at The Newport.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 day of show. IAMWE is also on the bill.

Video: Crooked Fingers – “Sleep All Summer” (live @ the Tree Bar)

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On election night, Eric Bachmann and his Crooked Fingers crew came through town to play a show at the Tree Bar with John Vanderslice. Here’s a sublime version of “Sleep All Summer” off the 2005 Merge release Dignity & Shame.

Listen: Barely Eagle

I’m loving these two tracks that Columbus band Barely Eagle debuted on Bandcamp. Featuring CD102.5’s Tom Butler, plus alums of Deerhead and Butler’s old band Church of the Red Museum, Barely Eagle announced itself with little fanfare but great anticipation this summer. These two songs deliver. “There’s Something Wrong with the Kids in this Town” drones for seven minutes but never bores, and “Guns Don’t Kill People, Barely Eagle Kills People” is an onslaught of chunky riffage. Give ‘em a listen, and head to Carabar on Saturday, Nov. 17 for their free show with Temple and Bridesmaid.

Ticket Info for the Obama/Jay-Z/Springsteen Rally in Columbus Monday

President Obama will be holding a rally in Columbus, Ohio with Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen @ Nationwide Arena  on Monday, November 5th.

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If you want to obtain tickets to this historic event please click here.

Also, please vote early. Here is info on early voting.

Vice President Joe Biden and his  wife Jill will be in Lancaster, Ohio  this Sunday. More info on that after the jump.

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Video: Southeast Engine – “Old Oak Tree” (premiere)

Here’s the new video for “Old Oak Tree” from Athens/Columbus/Dayton band Southeast Engine’s new EP Canaanville, which is an appendix to last year’s full-length, Canary. Video directed by Tommy Britt.

Southeast Engine kicked off a string of November tour dates last night at the Tree Bar:
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Monday in Columbus: Jay-Z & Bruce Springsteen & Obama Rally

Barack Obama’s National Communication’s Director Brent Colburn tweeted:

@BarackObama‘s last day on the trail? The Boss in WI, OH & IA; Jay-Z in Columbus; Ending with @MichelleObama in IA, where it all began

President Obama, Jay-Z ,and Bruce Springsteen will being holding a rally here in Columbus, Ohio Monday. No details where but my guess would either be the Oval or the Statehouse.

. I saw this on my friend’s twitter. But the Washington Post broke the story.

Also, The Marshall Tucker Band will be Playing Mitt Romney’s Rally in Columbus,  Monday according to the Dayton Daily News.