Category Archives: Music Festivals

Listen: Sky Ferreira- “Everything Is Embarrassing” (Twin Shadow Remix)

Sky Ferreira photo credit – Hedi Slimane

Sky Ferreira shared a Twin Shadow remix of “Everything Is Embarrassing” via Wired. 

Sky also announced a Co-Headlining Tour with How To Dress Well which includes a stop in Columbus, Ohio  For those dates please visit Additionally, Sky Ferreira will also play festival dates at NRMAL, SXSW, and a headlining set at San Francisco’s Popscene on March 7th

NYC Petty Fest Raises $15,000 For Charity; Petty Fest West Set To Help Hurricane Relief

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Jameson Irish Whiskey

Father John Misty performed at the NYC Petty Fest in October which was a star-studded event that raised $15,000 for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Other special guests at the Jameson sponsored event included Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, SNL’s Fred Armisen and John McEnroe. As you can guess these stars covered Tom Petty songs and were very successful at raising money for a good cause as they sold-out Webster Hall.

On November 14 and 15th, the Petty Fest heads to Los Angeles for two Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Shows at the El Rey Theater.

Petty Fest West participants include Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Members of Eagles of Death Metal, Butch Walker, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Jesse Malin, Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bijou Phillips, Ryan Miller of Guster, Justin Bartha, Jenny O., Rodrigo Amarante, Greg Rogove, Adam Busch, AA Bondy, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and many more surprise guests will cover Tom Petty songs to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

A special limited edition poster of the event has been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.

If you can not attend Petty Fest West but want to chip in please can donate here.

After the Jump is the full set-list from NYC’s Petty Fest.

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Annie Leibovitz To Hold A Public Conversation With Rolling Stone Publisher Jann S. Wenner

This year’s recipient of the 14th Annual Wexner Prize, Annie Leibovitz (pictured above)will have a public discussion with the publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine Jann S. Wenner (pictured below) on Friday, November 9th in the Mershon Auditorium at the Wexner Center at 5:30 pm. 

Leibovitz and Wenner have been friends for a longtime so this should be a very insightful conversation between two people that have interacted with and documented  a good bulk of what has defined American Culture during the past 40 Years.

If you have visited Leibovitz’s current Wexner exhibit then you already know that she has shot everyone from the Queen of England to P. Diddy to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Cindy Sherman to the Rolling Stones.

Wenner and Leibovitz have a lot to talk about.


Tickets to this  historic conversation are $20 general public, $15 Wexner Center members and seniors, and free for students. They are available here.

Leibovitz will receive the Wexner Prize during a private ceremony the following day on November 10th which is the 23rd Anniversary of the Wexner Center.

After the jump view a list of previous Wexner Prize Winners….

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Video: Afghan Whigs and Marcy Mays – “My Curse” live at ATP

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Columbus’s very own Scrawl played ATP’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror USA” in NYC this weekend, and in a nice surprise that you may have seen coming, Greg Dulli invited Scrawl singer (and Ace of Cups owner) Marcy Mays onstage to reprise her role as lead vocalist for the Afghan Whigs tune “My Curse.” A fan captured it in this video.

To put it in context, here’s a similar video (with better audio/video quality) from the Reading Fest in 1994:
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Video: The Lost Revival – “Two Minus One Equals One”

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I’ve never seen a bad Lost Revival show, and this new video for “Two Minus One Equals One” from the band’s latest release, The Greatest Scam Ever Pulled, does a good job of showing why. There’s nothing particularly special about the slow-mo footage (shot by Monolithic Cloud Parade’s Corey Fry) in the video: just some good camera work of the Lost Revival onstage and some brief moments captured off-stage rehearsing, loading, etc. But those onstage moments reveal a lot; when it’s slowed down, you can see just how much Kevin Collins squeezes out of every performance. He’s a showman to the core.

Related: Independents’ Day is this week, and, as usual, it boasts a strong lineup of Columbus bands. You can catch The Lost Revival at the Gay & Third stage @ 4:40 on Saturday. Full schedule here.

Daymon Day Parade 2012 Fundraising Pre-Shows Announced


The 2012 Daymon Day is on September 15th..  There are two fundraising scheduled 9/6 & 9/8 at Ace of Cups.

Sept 6 features a Necropolis reunion with it’s Hackled Ruff  and Shoulder Mane line-up , Envelope & DJ Detox, and the ever lovable Tree of Fern.

Sept 8th features Way Yes side project Triangle Piece along with rappers Path,  and Zero Star.

Both Sept 6th and Sept 8th are at Ace of Cups, and will have DJ True Skillz providing the music between acts. $5 cover. All proceeds go toward parade costs

The September 15h Daymon Day Afterparty is at Cafe Bourbon Street and is a meeting of Get Right & The Fonosluts+ CJ and  is very free.

Video of the 2007 Daymon Day Parade where Necropolis led the the drumline after the Jump

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Columbus Ohio’s Independents’ Day features Miranda Sound, EYE, Path, Flotation Walls, more

Independents Day, a free outdoor event ‘sponsored’ by every organization in Columbus related to arts except us (hey, we weren’t asked), just announced their band line-up:

The fifth annual Independents’ Day, presented by Gateway Film Center, takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Gay Street and Pearl Alley in downtown Columbus. The free all-ages festival offers live music from 36 bands on four stages, artists, crafters, dancers, street performers, restaurants, food trucks/carts, local independent businesses, beer trucks, and a kids area.

Bands: Struck by Lightning, Miranda Sound, Flotation Walls, Fly.Union, Watershed, Forest & the Evergreens, Connections, The Black Swans, EYE, The Saturday Giant, R. Ring, Bookmobile, Lo-Pan, P. Blackk, Indigo Wild, Donora, The Sewing Machine War, The Lost Revival, Path, Petit Mal, White Wolves, afortiori, Apocalypse Inc., Jesse Henry & Strutterfly, Slim White and the Averys, In Silent Movies, Hafrican, The Quinn Essentials, Brujas del Sol, Lionel The Jailbird, The Alpine Ghost, The End Of The Ocean, Alert New London, Mary Lynn, T-Tone The-Voice, and Skashank Redemption.

Review: Some Musings About the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival

Danny Brown (pictured above) asked the crowd Saturday if Pitchfork was the first thing they check when they get on a computer. I mean, I don’t give a fuck who you are, or what you are into; It prolly goes Facebook, Twitter,, and P4k.  That rhetorical question had a point.  So with that said, the reason this review is mad late is because I didn’t think I had much news compared to their own coverage.  Lady Gaga did watch Kendrick Lamar. If you care you already know that. I figure at this point you can read this after you have run out of things to look at on the internet. I do have a yelp about the Megabus, a liking of Liturgy  and a suggestion on how to fix all rap performances.

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Saturday: Big Day In @ Woodlands Tavern

Tristan Swan of Love Culture was done waiting for somebody else to put on a festival featuring bands influenced by the likes of The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine so he decided to take matters into his own hands.

This Saturday night, Swan presents the second annual Big Day In festival featuring not only local shoegazer/ambient-rock talent, but some national touring acts as well. While many of the bands come from the same collective influences, Swan’s the first to admit that he really just, “wanted to get the bands we really like on the bill.”
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Save the date: Independents’ Day Sept. 15 in Columbus

Lineup and other details to come @