You can tell by the number of benefit shows in Columbus this year that it’s been a rough 2010 for a lot of people in the music community. It’s time again to rally around a local who could use some help. Nile Carpenter, faithful show-goer and cellist for Afortiori, recently was in a car accident and broke bones in both arms, including a full elbow replacement. The good news is, he’ll be fine. The bad news is, he has racked up more than $50,000 in medical bills.
Tonight’s benefit show is at the Basement with Six Gallery, St. Moses the Black and Lemia Belus. More details on the poster below. After the jump, check out the poster for another benefit next Thursday (9/9) at KOBO with Phantods.
Out with one Daniel, in with another. Dan Francis (ex-Pirate) has been replaced by Afortiori‘s Daniel Erb. Press release:
SIX GALLERY regrets to announce that vocalist, Daniel J Francis, will be parting ways with the band: “We are all thankful for the time and effort Dan contributed to the SIX GALLERY, but unfortunately, a change like this needs to happen sometimes. Daniel Erb, lead vocalist of the Columbus indie rock act Afortiori, will be replacing Daniel Francis.”
In order to give their fans the best show possible SIX GALLERY have decided to rather lock themselves up for rehearsals and hence postpone their European tour that was scheduled for May. Continue reading
Photos by Cary Whitt, words by Adriana Mundy
Walking into a packed, sold-out house at the Newport last night was rather incredible. There was an intensely electric buzz that I was sure would progress into quite the charismatic show. Though I was a bit let down to find out The Drums would in fact not be opening (the product of a miscommunication mishap between the promoter and tour), I was pleased to finally catch a set by local band Afortiori. One might call them the kings of the Newport as they seemed to breathe, sleep and eat up all of their time there. Even Phoenix members Deck D’Arcy and Laurent Brancowitz stepped out into the crowd to catch a couple songs before being recognized by members of the crowd and retreating backstage.
The excitement heightened during the break as the “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” banner was dropped as a public announcement of what was to come.
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