Category Archives: Video
As Pitchfork noted, Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox took the stage with Divine Fits at Terminal West in Atlanta to cover The Ramones’ “53rd & 3rd.” The Oct. 29 show fell right in the middle of Sandy, so Cox appropriately dedicated the song to New Yorkers.
Divine Fits will also perform at a Thursday taping of Letterman; it’ll air on Friday night.
The rap internet is remembering Wu-Tang’s Ol Dirty Bastard today who died on November 13th, 2004. Above is a freestyle from ODB, Buddha Monk, and 12 O’clock from the Stretch Armstrong Show in 1995 that I found though mediafire and googling. If this is from your site leave a comment and I will put the proper link. ODB doesn’t actually rap until about 6:45 minutes in but it is raw and worth it.
RJD2 has been on a bit of a roll recently. He released an album with his original Columbus Hip Hop crew, MHz Legacy ,at the end of October. RJ also linked up with Blueprint for a new Soul Position song called the Good Life. The Columbus ex-pat just remixed “Would That Not Be Nice” by his sometime drummer Sam Brown’s new band the Divine Fits. On election day RJ dropped a new song with Kenna.
Above is a short documentary RJ did with T-Mobile entitled “Life Without Limits” where RJ takes a camera crew around his current hometown Philly while RJ gives his perspective on being an artist. In this video we follow RJ around town, watch him perform shows and also visit his home, while the revered producer and live performer explains that his main motivation is the enjoyment of making music.
Probably the one thing in Columbus music I would’ve never predicted is the Washington Beach Bums usurping the Unholy Two as the most beloved band in North Campus. Or the fact that I would post a video by a band called the Washington Beach Bums willingly in 2012. But I guess moving back into the area makes me laugh at the idea of a boat pearling around Summit. I guess after watching a zillion Mean Jeans video with disbelief in people having that much fun in Portland,Oregon makes me happy something like this was filmed in my neighborhood.
On Friday, November 16th, at Ace of Cups, the Washington Beach Bums are having a little shindig to celebrate the fact that their debut record, “Party!” will be coming out on Spacebuxxx Records!
They will be joined by Tree of Snakes and Day Creeper, as well as DJ sets between bands by Detox
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
From Silver & Gold, Songs for Christmas Vol. 10: Christmas Unicorn, available November 13th on 5xCD box set and digital, and later in a vinyl box set.
Almost Thanksgiving = time for Christmas music.
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.
Nashville power rock sibling duo Jeff The Brotherhood will appear on the Conan O’Brian show November 15th which is also the same day they go on tour with the Delta Spirit. Above is a video for “Leave Me Out” off their album they co-produced with Dan Auerbach “Hypnotic Nights”. The performance-based clip was shot in Nashville and co-directed by Jen Uman (artist & illustrator) and Bucky Fukumoto (Morrissey, Kasabian, Peaches, etc)
This is not the same song the will perform on Conan. They will perform Staring at the Wall on Conan. Delta Spirit Tour-dates after the jump.
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.