Zero Star & DJ Pos 2 do a bi-monthly Hip Hop Showcase at Carabar called “Buggin Out”. The above video has footage from Friday’s installment of the event.
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Blueprint drops a video for Packt Like off his album Deleted Scenes. I usual prefer Print’s Hip Hop stuff to vs. when he sings but watching him play everything out in the studio commands respect.
You can buy Deleted Scenes on I-tunes now. Video is directed by Arris Productions. Print wil have a free release party at Carabar this Friday in Columbus.
Missouri’s Bo and the Locomotive return to Columbus, where they shot one of the best videos I’ve seen since the decline of MTV (watch “Give Me Something” after the jump), on Thursday night to perform at Carabar along with their friend, Netherfriends.
We caught the band, named by Paste Magazine as THE band from Missouri that you should know about, at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati last month and Connie and Olivia (from the soon-to-launch KidsInterviewBands.com) chatted with them. Of course, dad forgot to turn on the microphone for the first few minutes but the last two questions and answers were the best anyway :)
Bo and the Locomotive and Netherfriends perform at Carabar (115 Parsons Ave.) Thursday night. There is, as always, no cover charge so no excuses not to check them out. Music starts around 10pm.
Danny Brown (pictured above) asked the crowd Saturday if Pitchfork was the first thing they check when they get on a computer. I mean, I don’t give a fuck who you are, or what you are into; It prolly goes Facebook, Twitter, Vice.com, and P4k. That rhetorical question had a point. So with that said, the reason this review is mad late is because I didn’t think I had much news compared to their own coverage. Lady Gaga did watch Kendrick Lamar. If you care you already know that. I figure at this point you can read this after you have run out of things to look at on the internet. I do have a yelp about the Megabus, a liking of Liturgy and a suggestion on how to fix all rap performances.
Forget the Foster the People show at the LC on Friday. (And while you’re at it, forget Empire of the Sun and all the myriad knock-offs that MGMT and Passion Pit have spawned. BLAH.) If you’re dead set on catching a touring act, take a risk and check out Thrill Jockey’s Man Forever (feat. Kid Millions of Oneida) at Double Happiness.
I was going to pick a local show to preview, but they all seem worth at least a mention: Rumba has a solid triple bill with the Receiver, Way Yes and Saturday Giant; At Carabar, Nick Tolford, the Weight of Whales and Dayton’s Shut Up share a bill with Chicago’s Al Scorch; and the Tree Bar booked a folk-rock night with two relative newbies — Deadwood Floats (cover art for their “The Colours I Earned” single above) and Sovroncourt — and anchored by local chill-folk stalwarts Moon High and melodious Kafe Kerouac scenesters Audrey & Orwell. Check out the mp3s above for a taste of what the newbs have to offer. (Deadwood Floats RIYL Blind Pilot, and Sovroncourt accurately describes himself as “croak folk.”)
Use your Google and MyFace for more details on the shows. Oh, and the Columbus Arts Festival starts Friday, which also happens to be the day with the best music lineup of the fest, including Tim Easton and the Randys.
Messrs is Bo Davis’s new band. They’ve got a full album’s worth of material recorded at CDR, and you can stream three tunes above.
It all goes down for free at Carabar on Wednesday, with Indiana’s Exotic Animal Petting Zoo rounding out the bill.
Real sweet gesture right? He even made a song called Wes Eckmayer. Thats my real name. I took the name Wes Flexner when I was still writing graffiti and needed a nom de plume when making zines. Nowadays having an alias makes me seem more sketchy than I really am.
“I don’t think I can do this. I don’t even know your real last name. This is going too fast.”
Anyway, My song is alright. It’s got a pitched soul sample. But really it is not as good as Matt Whitehurst. That song has layers and progressions. Overall it just sounds cooler.
Wes Eckmayer is also inferior to Keith Lawson a more haunting, stronger, darker and sinister sounding beat. I would also like to switch songs with Ron Barker. That song similar is to Wes Eckmayer but has a more laid back party vibe to accompany the pitched up sample.
This band could be your life. Working the aesthetics of ’80s blue collar punk rock, The Garrison’s meat-and-potatoes snarl is reflective of the scene in which they play. For every Josh Krajcik/singer-songwriter opting for the open mic nights at clubs like Woodlands and Rumba Cafe, there’s a half dozen noisy, guitar-rockers pounding out music that inspires fist-pumping and slam dancing in venues that require hazmat suits to enter the bathrooms.
Like thrash metal, there’s a certain timeless punk rawk sound – The Garrison’s new EP, Joystealer, could easily have been released in 1987 or 1994 and would have sounded just as fresh as it does in 2011. My personal punk listening history is fairly limited to what my friends listened to in college (’89 – ’93) and the occasional CD I’d take a chance on when digging through used bins, but I’d put these guys in the same league as bands like Pegboy, Seaweed, and the Murder City Devils (and, hell, while I’m at it … Suicidal Tendencies).
The Garrison celebrates the release of Joystealer with help from Low Men and Ease the Medic at Carabar (115 Parsons) on Saturday night. Admission, as always, is FREE.
Last Saturday was a busy one! I was able to hop around Columbus from Mates of State with Other Lives at the Newport. Then down to Gallery Hop to catch Tin Armor at the 83 Gallery and finally Flotation Walls at Carabar.