Music Week Columbus kicks off tonight, with a whole bunch of bands playing at Kobo, Ravari Room and Rumba Cafe. Thursday night at Kobo you can catch Youngstown’s Sewing Machine War, and Friday night at Rumba Fort Wilson Riot (above) of Minneapolis will headline.
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Typically we have bands come out to the Electraplay studio to record sessions for Donewaiting but when The Posies rolled through Columbus this past winter, there wasn’t enough time to get the veteran power-pop band out to Hilliard before their show at Outland on Liberty. So, if they couldn’t make it out to us, we figured we’d come to them for an intimate, acoustic session in the front lounge at the venue.
Scott Lucas hasn’t given up on his baby, the 2-man band Local H, but when he found himself with an armful of songs that didn’t quite fit in the post-grunge mode, he grabbed a bunch of friends and recorded a “solo” album under the name Scott Lucas & The Married Men.
Last time Ezra Furman and his Harpoons came to town, they were kind enough to stop by Electraplay to film a live session for donewaitingTV. He played a few new, unreleased songs, like the one above — “Bloodsucking Whore.” (And he spoke with Mr. Flexner about the meaning of the tune). Welp, now those songs are released on the band’s new album, Mysterious Power. It’s their best yet.
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons return to Columbus Thursday night to play the Basement ($12, doors at 7pm) with Tristen and the Apache Relay. Revisit the full Live at Electraplay session for a preview.
When we booked a session with Damien Jurado, I assumed he’d stick to songs from his most recent record, Saint Bartlett. And that would have been fine. Instead, though, Jurado treated us to some deep cuts, including a couple personal favorites (“Rehearsals for Departure,” “What Were the Chances”). These older ones, Jurado said, are songs he hasn’t played live in a long time or ever.
Plus, we get a couple of new, unreleased songs — “You for a While” and “Newspaper Gown” (mp3 above). Check out the full session below, five intimate performances in all, and Columbus folks mark your calendars for Damien Jurado at the Treehouse May 22. Continue reading
Maps & Atlases were one of the first bands to do a Live at Electraplay session for donewaitingTV, and the dudes enjoyed it so much they came back to the studio to a cut a new, live-in-the-studio version of the song “Solid Ground,” which you can watch above.
That previously unheard/unreleased version of “Solid Ground” will see its official release tomorrow on the iTunes-only EP Living Decorations, which will also feature a remix of “Pigeon” by Frightened Rabbit, a remix of “Living Decorations” by Friendly Ghost and a remix of “Perch Patchwork” by Josh Morrissey. Cover art and track list below. Continue reading
DD/MM/YYYY is an amiable group of fellows from the Great White North that do a good job of defying categorization. Art-wave is what I might call it, turbo-psyche is what they might call it. Pseudo-genres aside, you certainly can’t deny their energy. The fact that they somehow managed to play a near record 18 shows in 3 days at SXSW in 2010 is a case in point. (Unfortunately they won’t be making the trek this year.) The dudes were kind enough to swing by Electraplay when they were in town on tour with the now-defunct Women and jam a few tunes, drink a few beers and answer a few questions. Check out how the rest went after the break. Continue reading
The guys in Everest have a pretty good story to tell, from their quick beginnings (recording an EP at their first full-band practice) to being handpicked by Neil Young to join his label (Vapor Records) and open for him on his 2008 arena tour (where Death Cab for Cutie played the middle slot on the first half and Wilco played on the second half) to their move to Warner Bros. records in 2010. We were lucky enough to catch these guys on the way up – days after shooting this session, Everest was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Although Everest seemingly has it made, living out in the L.A. area where there’s nothing but surf and sun, we are pretty convinced that if it weren’t for the brutal Ohio winters, they would have moved into the Electraplay Studios.
As our friends at Electraplay put some finishing touches on sessions by Everest, DD/MM/YY, Damien Jurado, Scott Lucas & The Married Men, The Posies, La Otracina and Fort Wilson Riot, we thought we’d give you another opportunity to check out the 10 Donewaiting/Electraplay sessions that were posted in 2010. Continue reading
Sometimes when you put a mic in front of an indie musician and tell him to talk, it’s like he’s never seen a mic before. Suddenly, talking about a song’s meaning or origin is akin to destroying the song. (This doesn’t happen with hip-hop artists.) So it’s refreshing when a guy like Tim Kasher of Cursive is willing and ready to talk about how a song came into being. Check out the preambles to the single-song videos, or at the bottom of the post for the full-length interview.