Directed by Milan Karcic. “Manifesto” is from the Columbus band’s recently released Brick & Mortar.
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Columbus rock vets Watershed release their first new full length CD in 6 years (!!!) today (I haven’t found a link to a place to actually order it however – when I find that link, I’ll post it). In the meantime, give it a preview below where you’ll find the familiar Midwest rock sounds (think Cheap Trick meets the Goo Goo Dolls meets The Replacements) from one of Columbus’s longest standing bands.
A couple of upcoming Watershed-related events to add to your calendar:
The next installment of Reelin’ and Rockin’, brought to you by Colin Gawel and Brian Phillips, features the awesome Ramones documentary End of the Century. I remember seeing it at the Wex a couple years ago. Definitely in my top 10 rock docs.
Doors/bar 6pm, movie at 7pm. Tickets $5; all proceeds benefit CD101 for the Kids.
Colin Gawel has a new Christmas EP out called I Still Love Christmas, available at his website and all the usual digital retailers. Title track ($1):
You can also find Gawel’s “Try a Little Faith” (featuring Marcy Mays of Scrawl) on A Very Ohio Christmas.
Earwig is giving away the song “Next Christmas” off Lizard McGee and crew’s 2010 release Gibson Under Mountain:
MP3: Earwig – Trees
Every year around the holidays people in Columbus have rallied around Andyman Davis to raise money for CD101 for the Kids, and that hasn’t changed now that Andyman is gone. In fact, Andyman’s buddies from bands of Columbus past (and present) are stepping up to reunite for one night at the LC Pavilion just to raise money for CD101 for the Kids and the Andy Davis Memorial Fund. A quick rundown of who’s playing:
Howlin’ Maggie, fronted by former RC Mobster and Twilight Singer Happy Chichester. Not sure when the last Howlin Maggie reunion was, but it’s been over a year, I think. That’s the band’s 1996 video for “Alchohol” up there. Ex-major label.
Watershed has never officially “broke up,” but with co-writer/singer Joe Oestreich living out of state, gigs have been few and far between. Oestreich and Colin Gawel know their way around a hook, and it made them one of the most well-known and well-liked bands in the city. Like Cheap Trick meats Replacements. I don’t know of many Columbus bands Andyman loved more than Watershed. Also ex-major label.
Earwig is still alive and kicking, releasing its latest, Gibson Under Mountain, in May. Lizard McGee’s songwriting is remarkably consistent. Check out Chip’s Gibson breakdown if you missed it. And make sure you download the leadoff track, “Trees,” at the top of the post. Andyman always gave Earwig tons of support on CD101. Continue reading
Colin Gawel and the Lonely Bones will kick off the Goodale Park Music Series Sunday afternoon, free at the gazebo from 12:30-2.
You know Colin Gawel from Watershed, or maybe his coffee shop in Columbus, or maybe because he’s a solid dude. He’s been releasing a lot of solo material and I was really impressed with the Ready-for-VH1 production quality for his latest video for the song “Superior.”
This is what Colin has to say about the video:
I would love to take credit for the video but the guys at Palestra Creative really did all of the work. They came up with the concept and found Geneva Hyman to play the lead. When it came time to cast the boy they asked if my six year old son Owen would be interested. He said he would do it under one condition, that i take him bowling after the shoot. I agreed.
With a limited budget, (obviously) we only had one day to shoot and got very lucky with the fog and patches of snow on the ground. For those interested in the writing of “Superior” visit www.colingawel.com and hit the video page.
Colin is playing Saturday @ The LC for CD101 Day.