If you haven’t already poked around Bandcamp, you definitely should. Tons of really great bands putting their music out there for you to download either for free or for a small fee.
I was searching for bands that referenced Fig Dish when I came upon New Jersey’s Brick Mower. This trio, in spirit anyways, reminds me of locals The Kyle Sowashes and SPD GVNR in that they sound like stuff I was listening to and writing about in the mid-90s (Superchunk, The Breeders, GBV, etc). And, hell, any band that references Fig Dish (and whose singer sounds like FD’s Blake Smith) is okay in my book.
Bruce Springsteen stinks
Nebraska isn’t good because it’s recorded on a 4-track
And we all know
Fig Dish ain’t coming back
Brick Mower and Period Girls (featuring Brick Mower’s Kit Gogan) are playing Tuesday night at Cafe Bourbon St. Show these Jersey kids a warm Columbus welcome, will ya?
In order to help out our friend Ben Hamilton we are making this saturday’s show a benefit. The show at Summit is also a birthday party for the salty old helmsman of the bar (yrs truly) with “performances” by some Ohio favorites… Guinea Worms, Unholy Two, We March, and Grafton. Strongest Man Alive, Righteous Buck and the Skull Scorchers, and Washington Beach Bums will be at Bobo. 5 bucks for both shows, pay at either door. the set times will be staggered out so you can stagger between them.
Also, just so you know, the kitchen at Cafe Bourbon Street is back in action, with tacos (yep, Dave was a ninja), hot dogs, empanandas, hamburgers, pepperoni rolls, and a whole lot more to keep you fueled up for beer fueling. Menu and schedule of Dollar specials to follow.
The Willowz return to Columbus tonight to start their short December tour in support of the just-released CD, Everyone. I first caught onto to the Willowz a few years back after hearing “Cons and Tricks” which reminded me a lot of early Sparklehorse. I quickly realized that the Willowz have more in common (influence wise) with bands like the White Stripes than they do Sparklehorse and after Richie mentions the Strange Boys in the following interview, I see the similarities between the Willowz and those guys too. (Ooooh, how I’d LOVE to see a Willowz/Strange Boys show!).
These questions were sent at the last minute and answered at the last minute so I didn’t take time to do any editing with Richie’s answers (ie – capitalization, punctuation, etc.). But, the answers Richie provided make me love this band even more.
Since it will all come out eventually, how many of you had illicit relations with Tiger Woods?
jessica is the only willow to engage in illicit relations with mr.woods…personally, i was extremely turned off by his arrogant manner
If my math is correct, you’ve released at least 35 songs this year between your solo album, Barracks, and the new Willowz full length (I may be missing singles, b-sides, contributions to compilations, etc.). How is that possible? You can’t tell me that all the songs were written this year, can you?
No, i cant…i had sketches of the songs for years and decided to sort them out so the new willowz record would be more cohesive and focused Continue reading →