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Photos: CD102.5 Holiday Show w/ Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features & Cloud Nothings

CD102.5 Holiday Show with Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features & Cloud Nothings
December 9, 2012
LC Pavilion

Silversun Pickups
Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

Delta Spirit
Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

The Features
Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

Cloud Nothings
Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

Silversun Pickups, Delta Spirit, The Features, Cloud Nothings. CD102.5 Holiday Show, photos by Rachael Barbash.

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Interview: Atlas Genius; performing at CD102.5′s Summerfest on Saturday

Who says radio is dead? Certainly not the Australian band Atlas Genius whose “Trojans” has been one of the earwig songs of the summer, receiving massive airplay on both commercial radio stations like CD102.5 – who thinks highly enough of the band that they invited them to play this year’s sold-out Summerfest show on Saturday at the LC – and satellite radio stations such as Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation.

Here’s the thing, to date, Atlas Genius has released only a 3-song EP, Through the Glass, but with the success of “Trojans”, the band is taking advantage of the buzz and hitting the road in America over the next couple of months. They scored the opening slot of Silversun Pickups tour which undoubtedly will put them in front of thousands of people every night. Not too shabby for such a young band.

I sent the trio – Keith Jeffrey (singer/guitarist), Steven Jeffrey (bass), Michael Jeffrey (drums) and Darren Sell (keyboards) – some questions prior to their U.S. live debut. Not sure which of the guys answered the questions, but here ya go.
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Tuesday: Summerland Tour at the LC (Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, LIT, Marcy Playground)

A week ago it was the early ’90s hair metal festival (America Rocks) at the Alrosa. This week it’s the mid-90s alt-radio rock festival (Summerland Tour) at the LC (outdoors).

Headlined by Everclear (who, like a majority of the bands on the America Rocks tour, has only one original member, lead singer – Art Alexakis) and Sugar Ray, the undercard on this bill is stacked with bands that had one or two hits played to death (due to requests, undoubtedly) by CD101 (Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”; LIT – “My Own Worst Enemy; Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You”, “Hey Jealousy”).

Gates at the LC open for this show at 6pm. General admission (lawn) tickets are $15. If you’re a big spender (ha … $30 … that’s just $2 more than the general admission America Rocks tickets were!), you can buy a seat down in the pit in front of the stage.

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Friday: This One’s For Andy at Studio 35

Last year’s Andyman Tribute Concert at the LC paid a great tribute to the dearly-missed Columbus icon. The show, featuring six of Andyman’s favorite Columbus bands, was filmed and the resulting footage will be premiered tonight at Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse.

Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $7 (all ticket sales go to Andyman-a-Thon charities). DVDs will be available at the premiere (and hopefully afterwards for those who can’t attend) for $15.

CD101@102.5′s General Manager Says “We are not going anywhere.”

Posted on the Cd101 facebook.

A message from General Manager Randy Malloy:

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated – Mark Twain

As WWCD celebrates its 21st year here in Columbus, we have always strived to bring Columbus new music, support the arts, be good community partners, spotlight local musicians, raise monies for local children’s charities and countless other things that we as a locally owned and operated business are passionate about.

We are committed to continuing all these things at our home of 102.5 FM. We have a good working relationship with Southeastern Ohio Broadcast Systems and will continue to be for many years to come. We are not going anywhere.

I want to personally thank all the people who have posted to this thread – positive or negative. We read your comments, all of them, and we care what your opinion is. We cannot always commenton every detail because some things are timely, sensitive and not really for public discussion or debate.

I encourage you to listen and go to The Sounding Board to give us your opinions. Support us by frequenting the advertisers that support the station. Please feel free to stop by our office at 1036 South Front Street in Columbus to say hello and see the people that work here, see our passion for what we do.

Lastly, call to talk to me anytime at 614-221-9923 x127 and I will be happy to talk with you. Thank you again for all your support and encouragement. We appreciate it and we will continue to serve central Ohio to the best of our abilities. And since it is election day, I am Randy Malloy and I approve this message……

Tonight In Columbus: DJ Lance, Envelope, Ghost Shirt , the Lost Revival Play CD101/Homage Showcase

Above is a limited edition,  classic “CD101″ shirt that local clothing brand Homage is bundling with a flashdrive of local music.

Only 200 of the music/shirt bundle will be ever produced.

The proceeds from this t-shirt/music bundle with benefit the CD101 for the Kids Charity.

Tonight Envelope, Ghost Shirt, and the Lost Revival will play a free CD101 @ 102.5 Local Showcase at Park Street Patio in conjunction with the release of this Homage shirt. DJ Lance of CD101@102.5′s electronic show the Remix will spin at this free show as well.

Park Street is located at 533 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215.

This is a great show, and a really good cause

We all pray that the nostalgia factor of the limited edition CD101 shirt lays soley in the good memories of driving in your car or sitting in your parent’s basement and hearing Nirvana for the first time on the radio.

CD101@102.5′s mixed signals

CU‘s message board alerted readers to an article posted today at RadioSurivor.com titled “Columbus may be losing independent alt rocker CD101 to Christian talk or music.” An excerpt:

Columbus, Ohio’s WWCD, which has been broadcasting with a modern rock format under the CD101 moniker since August of 1990, appears to be nearing the end of the line. RadioInsight.com reports Christian-focused Salem Media purchased two domain names that mirror CD101’s current frequency, 102.5 FM: “Ryan Moran, Operations Manager of Salem’s Christian Talk 880 WRFD registered 1025TheFish.com and FMTalk1025.com on behalf of Salem Media of Ohio, the licensee of WRFD. The former would seem to indicate Salem’s Christian AC brand, the latter a Conservative Talk mix using the usual array of Salem’s in-house syndication and other syndicated hosts not currently cleared in the market.”

WWCD marketing director Nate Ellis responded to the CU post, saying, “We have an LMA [Local Marketing Agreement] in place with Southeast Ohio Broadcasting, which we have been operating under since WWCD started broadcasting from 102.5. A sale of the station would not affect the LMA, and WWCD looks forward to continuing to provide independent radio to central Ohio listeners for years to come. Unfortunately, that’s all I can say on the matter at this time.”

(That last line sound a bit ominous to anyone else?)

Since the sale of the 101.1FM frequency last year, the independently owned, alt-rock station WWCD has been broadcasting from 102.5FM, which, as Ellis mentioned, is owned by Southeast Ohio Broadcasting. An LMA is akin to a lease.

Lollapalooza 2011 – Day 1

Who schedules outdoor festivals during the hottest part of the year? The heat was excruciating today at Grant Park where Lollapalooza 2011 kicked off. I guess if there was any sort of relief, it was that clouds blocked some of the sunlight by late afternoon but it still wasn’t much of a reprieve.

If you check out bands that you’re truly interested in seeing, chances are you won’t walk away disappointed and while I’m not a superfan of any of the bands I checked out today, I didn’t stray far from what I knew so therefore I had a great day.

Started off at high noon with Merge Records duo Wye Oak. Poor Jenn Wasner was plagued with guitar pedal problems almost from the get-go and at one point stopped midsong saying, “I can’t do this. I’m sorry.” You had to feel for her as she was playing in front of a large and eager crowd ready to get their Lollapalooza weekend started. Wasner is a completely amazing guitarist and she battled back from the problems early in the set to wow those hanging out at the Sony stage.


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Thursday: Awolnation @ The Basement (sold out)

Before last week I had never heard any of their music nor did I know anything about Awolnation. Then, I heard that Blind Melon’s guitarist Christopher Thorn will be touring as part of the band all summer so I decided it was time to learn more.

Turns out the band is the brainchild of the former singer of a band called Under the Influence of Giants and that Thorn produced that band’s last CD so his involvement with Awolnation makes sense.
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Photos: CD101 Day Showcase with Phantods, Town Monster and Wet Darlings

Last week I photographed the CD101 Local show competition of the Phantods, Town Monster and Wet Darlings. The winner (Phantods) would go on to play CD101 Day at LC Pavilion with a gaggle of class national acts!


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