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Show Review: Milk Music – Ace of Cups 7-25-12 Columbus, Ohio

Milk Music’s
set at Ace of Cups Wednesday had the Olympia, Washington band, who has made public their love of SST Records, going further away from Black Flag and continued their journey down the Dinosaur Jr. path. They played songs from “Beyond Living” and also some new stuff. The aggressive attack of “Violence Now” is certainly a thing of the past.

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Video: Blues Control – “Walking Robin”

Here’s another one from Blues Control off the Drag City release Valley Tangents. According to The Quietus, director Clémence Hébert filmed this on the Danish island of Tunø in the Kattegat Sea. If you need a little nature in your life, or you’re in bonfire withdrawal but can’t get out of the office, this is a good substitute. And a good soundtrack.

Catch Blues Control Saturday at Ace of Cups with Pink Reason and Day Creeper.

Divine Fits to play Ace of Cups in Columbus Aug. 6

The Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown band Divine Fits just announced they’ll play their third show (ever) at Ace of Cups in Columbus on Aug. 6. From the band’s Facebook:

We are in need of some serious release and couldn’t be more jazzed to play in front of living sweating human beings. I’m especially excited to share this experience with people who have been nothing but amazing to me for many years. I can’t think of a better joint than Ace of Cups to kick this off. See you there August 6th. Connections are opening. Don’t miss them. You can DVR the olympics.

Buy yerself a ticket, and get ready to hear songs from the band’s forthcoming A Thing Called Divine Fits, out Aug. 28 on Merge Records.

Good Cause/Good Show Alert: Loser’s Showcase Thursday

Jerry Dannemiller has put together a good show for a good cause:

Come join us for an evening of mostly solo/duo stripped-down singer/songwriter action at Ace of Cups on Thursday, July 12 at 9PM, all to benefit Jim Weber’s (new bomb turks) upcoming Pelotonia ride to end cancer. $5 suggested donation at the door, show starts at 9PM. Featuring music from the following cast of talented and swell ladies and gents: Lou Poster, Canaan Faulkner, Jeff Regensberger and Tutti Jackson, Joe Peppercorn, Mike O’Shaughnessey, Ron House, Brett Burleson, Jake Housh, Ted Hattemer, Greg Bonnell, Parker Paul, Kyle Sowash, Mike Amrep Hummel, Brandon Barnett, Paul Nini, Chris Nini, Shirley Tobias, Marcy Mays, Matt Reber, and several more folks, surely. Hope you can come out and support a good cause.

Ace of Cups
2619 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43202
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Video: Pink Reason – “Dead End” live at MOCAD

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Columbus recently welcomed Kevin DeBroux back to town, which means his band Pink Reason is back, too, rejoined with Psychedelic Horseshit’s Matt Whitehurst and Rich Johnston, plus ex-TV Ghost bassist Shawn Beckering.

Here’s a video that was just uploaded of DeBroux’s band performing one of his best songs — “Dead End,” off Pink Reason’s Cleaning the Mirror Siltbreeze release — at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit last September.

You can catch Pink Reason in Columbus at Ace of Cups on July 28 with Blues Control and Day Creeper.

MP3: Milk Music – “Violence Now” (they play 7/25 @ Ace of Cups)

MP3: Violence Now

Above is  Milk Music’s “Violence Now”, a MP3,  from the Olympia, Washington cult rock n roll band’s long out of print split flexi-disc with Carrie Keith of Gun Outfit that came with an issue of Nuts! Zine.   If you mess with 80’s SST hardore and also early 90’s lo-fi then you prolly would dig Milk Music.

Milk Music long sold-out EP Beyond Living is available on I-tunes.

Milk Music will play the Pitchfork Music Festival 7/15 and Columbus, Ohio at Ace of Cups on 7/25 as part of their Summer Tour.  You can download their  set at Primavera over at WFMU to check out how they sound live.

Complete listing of North American Tour after the jump

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Tonight @ Ace of Cups: Mark Sultan

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From his website:

MARK SULTAN is back. A long-time fixture in the garage-rock scene since fronting infamous Montreal punk band, The Spaceshits. Further projects like Les Sexareenos, BBQ, Mind Controls, The King Khan & BBQ Show and The Almighty Defenders helped spearhead the modern garage-rock and doo-wop movement. These days he is best known as the ‘BBQ’ half of The King Khan & BBQ Show or as a member of The Almighty Defenders. He often shirks recognition and credit but make no mistake, he is THE VOICE. A hitmaker.

This show will be a one-man garage band party.  The local openers are clever pop stalwarts Day Creeper and the garage punk of The Utopiates. Admission is $5 for a fine Friday bill.

Video: Blues Control – “Love’s a Rondo”

MP3: Blues Control – Iron Pigs

Via Stereogum. Blues Control’s Drag City debut Valley Tangents is out 6/19, and the band will play Ace of Cups in Columbus on 7/28 with Pink Reason and Day Creeper.

Wednesday at Ace of Cups: Bobby Conn/Sonny Vincent

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MP3: Macaroni

Wednesday night brings a smorgasbord of rock ‘n roll sounds to Ace of Cups.  Among them is Chicago’s Bobby Conn, whose latest album Macaroni was released on May 1st.  Macaroni sees Conn and his band, the Burglars, covering a bevy of relevant topics over a backdrop of mutant pop-rock flavored by various stylistic influences.  “Govt” parodies the political viewpoints of the masses hypnotized by TV while becoming a low-key funk jam.  “The Truth” utilizes “a beat stolen from Fela” to address society’s fears of the realities of life, and “Can’t Stop Th’ War” describes the feeling of carrying on while war continues around the world while conjuring up both Jon Spencer and Slayer.  The broad palette used here helps the messages come across in different ways, and usually effectively.  While this collage has the potential to become incoherent, one aspect that connects the material is the searing violin of Conn’s wife Monica Boubou, which certainly gives a unique spin to the results.

On this tour, Conn and the Burglars play second fiddle (sorry) to Sonny Vincent and the Bad Reactions.  To quote the press release, “Sonny Vincent has been contributing stellar Rock ‘n’ Roll for over 30 years now with the legendary TESTORS as well as his solo work.  Sonny is making his first trip back to the states to tour since 2003, and features members of Ex Humans, Carbonas, and Sorrows.” Opening is Starring, who look pretty darn interesting themselves.

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Video: Andrew Kern – Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Food Truck Time Lapse

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Here is a cool little time-lapse of Andrew Kern painting the Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Food Truck set to a Lil B/Clams Casino instrumental that Josiah Weinhold put together. People in Columbus are pretty happy that Ray Ray’s Hog Pit moved to the parking lot of Ace of Cups. Obviously, I’m vegan so my only interest in the place to say what’s up to Envelope and his cousin. But whatever,  this is an enjoyable watch.