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Photos: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister & Geri X @ Kobo

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister and Geri X (with Doug Wells of the X-Rated Cowboys on drums) played another quality BenCo show at Kobo this weekend.

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
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Photos: Phantogram & EXITMUSIC @ Outland live

Phantogram & EXITMUSIC
Outland
October 22, 2011

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Wednesday: Brendan Benson/The Posies/Aqueduct @ Outland

In the book that I’ve been threatening to write for most of 2010 but haven’t started yet … the book that takes you, dear reader, behind the scenes of some of the more memorable interviews I’ve done in my 20 years of chatting with bands, there will definitely be a Posies story. I won’t spoil the story but it involves one of the Sassy-ist alt.rockers of the mid-90s and his phone call to the Posies hotel room as we interviewed Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow during the Frosting on the Beater tour after eating dinner with the band at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Cleveland.

(Oh how I hope this is part of the set)

This year, The Posies released their first new album (Blood/Candy) in 5 years and it’s probably their best since 1996′s Amazing Disgrace (which, for the record, I pulled out today and it’s definitely stood the test of time). Even Stringfellow admits that 2005′s Every Kind of Light was “perhaps a kind of hard to read take on the Posies”.

There’s so much more to say about The Posies but I’ll save that for the interview I’m doing with the band that you’ll be able to watch here in a few weeks.

The Posies occupy the middle slot on the Wednesday night bill at Outland. Aqueduct will open and Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs (with Jon and Ken performing as part of his band) will headline. Doors are at 7pm and Benco says the show will be done by 11pm. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Interview: Male Bonding

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MP3: Male Bonding- Year’s Not Long

London-based DIY rockers Male Bonding have been signed to Sup Pop for over a year now. If you’ve heard them, then I bet you’re looking forward to their return to Columbus next week. If you haven’t, consider this your fair warning to work in multiple listens to their record Nothing Hurts (clocking in just under thirty minutes) before then.

Last week I caught up with singer/guitarist John Webb, who discussed the record, the band’s recent collaboration with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and life as Male Bonding.

Everyone has influences when they start making music, but what kind of bands/artists continue to inspire you guys when coming up with new material?
Well, we recently recorded a song with Rivers Cuomo from Weezer. He got in contact with us a few months back and asked if we wanted to have a songwriting session when he was in London for the Reading Festival. We love Weezer, so we jumped at the chance. Anyway, watching Rivers work was very inspiring. That guy is a songwriting machine. He’s the king of melody. That whole experience was a dream come true.
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Donewaiting.com Presents Prefuse 73 Jan 22 at the Summit in Columbus with Gaslamp Killer and Voices Voices

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Prefuse 73

Continuing our promotions of critically acclaimed trip-hop, glitch are whatever one calls it these days, Donewaiting graciously presents along with Benco, Prefuse 73 at the Summit, Jan 22nd. I saw Prefuse a few years ago at Wexner Center when he played there with Edan. He had two drummers and it was pretty intense. Anyway the above is video of one of Prefuse’s “hits” Perverted Undertones.

While its pretty rad that Prefuse is playing in town, I’m dumb excited about seeing the Muthafuckin Gaslamp Killer. A producer/dj from LA that goes everywhere from dubstep, to psychedelic breakbeats. And does it all in fun. Dood keeps company with Andy Votel’s B-Music company, and Flying Lotus.

Flying Lotus had Gaslamp do a best of Lotus mix last month. You can download it on Flying Lotus’ website, Brainfeeder. And Votel had Gaslamp do a mix for Finder’s Keepers.

On some record digger, dj and glitch producer tip, thats pretty much royalty co-signs.

Watch the trailer for “My Troubled Mind” below.

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Gaslamp Killer

Voices Voices is also on the bill.