There were a lot of tributes going on Friday night in honor of Halloween at various clubs around town. I found myself at Kobo where Alert New London was performing at The Strokes, Speed Governor was performing as Nirvana, The Moving Parts were performing as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and members of Bicentennial Bear, Miranda Sound and Kopaz were performing as Van Haken.
In case you missed it, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone both were in attendance (Hagar holding a sign throughout Van Haken’s set that said, “Play Poundcake”) and in a surprise move, David Lee Roth invited the two to join the band for “Everybody Wants Some”. Here’s the result of the first time ever that all 3 singers shared the same stage.
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Tagged Alert New London, Bicentennial Bear, david lee roth, gary cherone, halloween, KOBO, kopaz, Miranda Sound, Nirvana, sammy hagar, speed governor, the strokes, tom petty and the heartbreakers, Van halen
MP3: BLOW! – Attention
MP3: Dead Leaf Echo – Half-Truth
Woodlands Tavern probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to see a festival spawned by Columbus shoegaze band Love Culture, but the band’s drummer, Robert Fischer, got the idea after noticing the venue’s two-stage setup. He started talking about the idea with friends and bandmates, who all pitched in. Says Fischer: “As much as I love all of our local festivals, the lineups are almost exclusively Columbus bands. While this festival is still heavy on the locals (10 out of 15), we decided to use the opportunity to bring in some touring bands and give them a chance to play to a good crowd.”
Chances are you’re not too familiar with the touring bands, so here’s a couple mp3s, and I’ll let Fischer give a little primer in his own words, below. (Full lineup and set times after the jump, too.)
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Tagged Alert New London, Bloody Knives, Blow!, Dead Leaf Echo, Eat Sugar, Harboring Ghosts, Holiday Mary, In Silent Movies, Lost Revival, love culture, Orange for Astronauts, Spruce Campbells, St. Moses the Black, Strangers in Daylight, The Sleeps