Category Archives: Music

Video: Lee Fields & Lady – “Still Hanging On” (Acoustic Verison)

Truth and Soul Recording artists Lee Fields and Lady premiered a video for an acoustic version of Fields’ “Still Hanging On” that was shot in a 16th Century Dutch Church by a company called Sensu.

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(Rolling Stone)

“Still Hanging On” is off Lee Field & The Expressions 2012 album Faithful Man.

Lee Fields will tour with Lady during the Spring. You can peep the dates here.

Lady is Nicole Wray’s and Terri Walker’s new project which is produced by Leon Michaels and Jeff Silverman. Lady’s self-titled album with be released March 12th on Truth & Soul.  Below is Lady’s single “Money”.


Listen: CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) f/ Action Bronson “Its Raw”

CZARFACE (Insprectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) will be released on 2-19-2013 via Brick Records

In addition to Action Bronson other guests include Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Ghostface,Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, Cappadonna & additional beats from DJ Premier & Oh No,

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

Download: Def Dee & Zar – “Zulu Delta” EP

Photo by Andrew Jiles. Layout & Design by FWMJ.

Mellow Music Group continues to drop fire. This time Seattle producer Def Dee links up with his emcee ace since Junior High Zar for this free  Zulu Delta EP. The result is some pure 1996-inspired Hip Hop.

“Getting creative was the easy part… I was just trying to express my own personal interpretation of Hip-Hop,” says Zar, “This Ep was intended to show that there still exists classic lyricists.”

Download: Def Dee & Zar – “Zulu Delta”

And also be on the look-out for Dee’s upcoming project 33 an’a third which will be a mixture of unreleased songs, new verses, and  remixes.

Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Suite release new album, join The Alwood Sisters & The Kyle Sowashes in Columbus this weekend

(Photo: Alessandro Cortez)

For well over a decade, Tim Pritchard has been a figure of Dayton, Ohio’s historic music scene. These days, he’s fronting a new folk-rock band called Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Suite. The group recently released the gorgeous and plaintive It Shall Be Revealed and is leaving the Gem City more and more.

While The Boxcar Suite certainly possesses folk elements, the music steers clear of cliché methods employed by many in this camp. It Shall Be Revealed is not trite Americana, but rather a collection of graceful songs influenced by time-honored traditions.

Broken, melancholic, and beautiful, Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Suite sound like Richard Buckner fronting a heavier-hitting Byrds. There is no reinventing the wheel on It Shall Be Revealed and that’s exactly what gives the album its curative nature.

Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Suite
Opening for The Alwood Sisters and The Kyle Sowashes
Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar
Saturday, January 19.

Friday In Columbus: ImageOhio 13 @ The Shot Tower Gallery

I have two videos in the ImageOhio13 Show:


From the press release:

Please join ROY G BIV at the opening of ROY’s 13th installment of ImageOhio, an exhibition of the best of Ohio’s photography, video, and new media artwork. ImageOhio 13’s opening reception is this Friday, January 18th, from 6-8 p.m at the Shot Tower Gallery on Fort Hayes’s campus. Wexner Center Curator-at-Large Bill Horrigan juried this year’s exhibition, which includes artwork by Brittany Campbell, Leah Fisher, Wes Flexner, Alexis McCrimmon, Ardine Nelson, Timothy Smith, and many others. The exhibition is accompanied by a print catalogue

Watch one of my videos here if you want.

Watch: Black Lips Tour The Middle East

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Above is documentary Noisey made of  Black Lips touring Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, and more. In an interesting turn of events the Black Lips have agreed to play in America this year.  So check them out at SXSW and more.


Mar 13-17   Austin, TX    SXSW
Mar 18    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall
Mar 19    Felton, CA    Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Mar 20    Santa Barbara, CA    SoHo
Mar 21    Los Angeles, CA    El Rey Theatre
Mar 22    Santa Ana, CA    The Observatory
Mar 23&24    San Diego, CA    Casbah
Apr 6    Phoenix AZ     Marquee Theatre


Nelsonville: Calexico added to May lineup, Cabin Fever Fest this Saturday with Freakwater, Cotton Jones, Tim Easton, Dolfish

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The folks behind the Nelsonville Music Festival announced more bands for the fest’s 2013 incarnation taking place May 30 – June 2. Calexico, a band I’ve been pining to see in Ohio for quite some time, will join the previously announced headliners Wilco and John Prine, plus Reigning Sound, Cotton Jones, Nick Tolford and more.

Weekend passes for the fest are on sale now, and if you order this week, you’ll also get a free ticket to the Cabin Fever Festival at Nelsonville’s Stuart’s Opera House this Saturday (1/19), featuring the best lineup this one-night mini fest has boasted in the past four years: Freakwater, Cotton Jones, Columbus ex-pat Tim Easton and Columbus’s very own Dolfish (Cleveland isn’t allowed to claim him as their own quite yet). To take advantage of that offer, just email For Cabin Fever tickets alone it’s $15, but students (OSU, OU, CCAD, Capital, etc.) can get them for $10.

Or… want a free pair? Email with the subject GIMME CABIN FEVER by Thursday.

Watch: Action Bronson Respond To You-Tube Comments

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Noisey has Action Bronson react to you-tube comments about his video the Symbol. Bronson mentions that he is better looking than Rick Ross, an elite gymnast and just a general lover of all humans..

Listen: Dan The Automator’s Pillowfight “Used To Think”

Earth People, Dan the Automator’s new project Pillowfight with talented singer Emily Wells is the business if you mess with soulful pop musics. The new song Used To Think is especially good because the singer is talking shit and going in on a former lover.


The Pillowfight Album drops digitally and on CD on 1/22/13 and Vinyl is due on 2/26/13 via Bulk Recordings. It features the help of Kid Koala and Lateef The Truthspeaker. Album art by David Choe.