Category Archives: Music Festivals

More Ohio festival news: Nelsonville adds Andrew Bird, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Hayes Carll and Time & Temperature

The 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival lineup continues to be awesome. Today NMF added Andrew Bird, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Hayes Carll and Time & Temperature to the lineup, which now looks like this:

Iron and Wine
Andrew Bird
M. Ward
Roky Erickson
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
Dawes
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Dark Dark Dark
Jorma Kaukonen
Lee Ranaldo Band
Hayes Carll
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Horse Feathers
Michael Hurley
Shovels & Rope
R.Ring (Kelley Deal of the Breeders)
Woody Pines
Hope For Agoldensummer
The D-Rays
Todd Burge
Time & Temperature

More to be added in the coming weeks. $75 weekend passes for May 18-20 are available here, and check out the new NMF website, too.

Paid Dues Festival Announces 2012 Final Line-Up


Odd Future’s MellowHigh- “Lift” (Feat. Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia)

Three 6 Mafia, Mac Miller, Brother Ali and more join Headliners Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future
Saturday, April 7 at Southern California’s NOS Events Center. There will also be a Grind-Time Battle. Three Six Mafia shares a stage with the Grind Time Battle.

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2012 Nelsonville Music Festival lineup includes Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Roky Erickson, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Dark Dark Dark and more

So, yeah, I’m going. More to be added. Tickets here. Full release:

NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Stuart’s Opera House is thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s 8th annual Nelsonville Music Festival on May 18-20 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. This year’s lineup includes Iron and Wine, M. Ward, Roky Erickson, Dawes, Charles Bradley, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Dark Dark Dark, Jorma Kaukonen, Lee Ranaldo Band, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Horse Feathers, Michael Hurley, Shovels & Rope, JD McPherson, R.Ring, Woody Pines, Todd Burge, with more acts still to be announced! Weekend passes and individual camping passes are on sale now! To purchase passes, or for more information visit www.nelsonvillefest.org or call (740) 753-1924.
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Dipset, Living Legends, Kendrick Lamar, Heiro and More Added to Paid Dues Hip Hop Festival

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Oh boy. Haven’t had a reason to post about the Harlem Diplomats in some time. But here we are. Looks like the Theme to this year’s PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL is crews. Dipset, Living Legends, and Heiro have been announced as performers at Paid Dues.

Previously it was announced that Wu-Tang Clan & Odd Future were headlining the annual festival put together by Murs & the Guerilla Union in San Bernardino, CA.

Other line-up additions announced today were Kendrick Lamar, DJ Quik, Psycho Realm and Dilated Peoples. Buy Tickets here.

So far performing at Saturday, April 7 at Southern California’s NOS Events Center:

PAID DUES Line-Up

Wu-Tang Clan
Odd Future
Living Legends
Dipset (Cam’ron + Jim Jones + Juelz Santana + Freeky Zekey)
Hieroglyphics
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Quik
Psycho Realm
Dilated Peoples
More to be announced

Wu-Tang Clan & Odd Future To Headline Paid Dues Hip Hop Festival April 7th, 2012

From a press release:

The PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL–presented by MURS (Living Legends) in association with Guerilla Union (Rock The Bells, Cypress Hill SmokeOut)–returns to Southern California for its seventh installment on Saturday, April 7, 2011 to the NOS Events Center as an all-day, all-ages event with multiple stages highlighting the most eminent and flourishing independent artists in hip hop. Set to headline this year’s festival is Staten Island’s legendary hip hop crew Wu-Tang Clan and Los Angeles’ 2011 breakthrough collective Odd Future. Additional artists performing over three stages will be announced shortly.

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Festival news: All Good relocates to Legend Valley (Buckeye Lake) for 2012

Though the news leaked a few days ago, a press release yesterday made it official: The annual All Good Festival has moved from West Virginia to Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake) for its 2012 incarnation, July 19-22.

This is exciting news to me, and for the Ohio festival circuit. Though I’m not a stereotypical jamband enthusiast, the All Good lineups have often intrigued me over the last ten years. The festival has always had a solid undercard of jazzy, funky, worldly, etc. acts that I was interested in. Though the middle of West Virginia wasn’t a particularly long drive away, however, it always managed to be far enough to keep me from going and/or from convincing friends to go. Therefore, now that the fest is much closer, I have hope that the lineup this year will hold the same promise and will be a solid attraction to local fans of a variety of jams. Look out for further updates as the date grows nearer, and also, if you’re very lucky, a sequel to this (don’t worry about reading that, just skip to the comments).

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Video:Freaky Franz “I’m A Freak”/ Nick Tolford & Co. feat Lev Don “Bitch, You Don’t Know Shit” (Live At Daymon Day Eve)

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(via omnimix)

A few weeks ago, at the Daymon Day Eve Show, two pretty funny spontaneous moments happened.

First, a bachelorette party invaded Freaky Franz’s performance of “I’m A Freak”. (see above)

Then Lev Don(son of Eric Moore of the Godz) was the only rapper in the building not too faded to rap for Nick Tolford & Company’s live cover of Racist Joe’s “Bitch, You Don’t Know Shit”.

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Ohio Film + Music Fest Begins Tonight!

Donewaiting had some early coverage of this locally born, Ohio-centric festival a few months back, but as details have emerged and the hour drawn near it’s time for an excited reminder. The festival kicks off tonight (8PM) at Bourbon St Cafe with a series of short documentaries and live footage from several historical Columbus and Dayton bands. Following the screenings, the first of three nights of live music shows begins next door at The Summit. The bills for all three nights of music are excellent, showcasing some of Ohio’s premier homegrown talent. Of note is the live debut of RJD2′s Icebird project, a resurgent Kelley Deal in R Ring, and a return to the motherland by Heartless Bastards. I doubt any folks around here need to be introduced to New Bomb Turks, Nick Tolford, Blueprint, EYE, or Envelope, but yeah, they are all (along with others) performing as part of this over the next three nights.

While the collection of musical performances is going to be great, the film offerings are proving to be the real rare treat. There is more happening than I have time to highlight, so I really encourage a review of the festival website for a thorough rundown of what’s showing. Highlights for me will definitely begin on Friday with The Garage Tapes, three never-before-screened short films featuring a musing and performing Tom Waits, as shot by Jim Jarmusch. In the vein of music-related films, the documentary Outside In delves into the often difficult life of Akron artist Alfred McMoore, who was befriended by Dan Auerbach and was the source for Auerbach’s band name- The Black Keys. 45365, a winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, is a portrait of Sidney, Ohio and describes both the simplicity and depth of life and relationships small-town America. Columbus ex-pat and festival co-founder Eric Mahoney is screening is own contribution- North Dixie Drive, about the eccentricities of one particular Dayton neighborhood and the characters found within it. Also on my must-see list is Oscar-nominated The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant and 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King about the career of Pete Rose. Tickets are still available for all these events, check the festival website or Facebook page for showtimes. Movies will be screened at the Arena Grand Theater (they have beer) downtown. Get on it!

Video: Kelley Deal covers The Black Swans

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Here’s the Breeders’ Kelley Deal covering the Black Swans song “Slide on Down” from the album Change. On accordion is Christie Hunt and Paige Bellar of the Dayton band “Jasper the Colossal” is on electric.

You can catch Kelley Deal’s newish band R. Ring Friday at Skully’s, part of the Ohio Film + Music Festival.

Video: Envelope, Adam Smith, & Jacoti Sommes Detail Making An Analog Hip Hop Record in 2011

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Columbus’s favorite son Envelope‘s upcoming EP, This Could Go Either Way, took a page from early Wu-Tang during the recording and editing process.   The analog Hip Hop record was produced by Jacoti Sommes, and recorded/engineered by Adam Smith at Columbus Discount Recordings so the three of them detail the #rare technology, process, and reasoning used for making an analog rap recording in 2011.

Envelope will perform at the Ohio Film and Music Festival this Saturday in Columbus, October 8th.

This Could Go Either Way will be released October 15th during Envelope & DJ Detox’s tour of Columbus Record Stores.

(video shot by Jared “Path” Young and his friend Logan)