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Motel Beds, Connections, Kyle Sowashes caravan to Dayton and Columbus tonight and tomorrow


Motel Beds, Connections, and The Kyle Sowashes will embark on a caravan to Dayton’s Canal St. Tavern and Columbus’ Café Bourbon St. this weekend. The lineup could very well be one of the best of the year, so do make it out to a show if you’re in the area.

Here is a link to the PopMatters video premiere of Motel Beds’ “Smoke Your Homework” via Dumb Gold (November, 2012). Both Connections and The Kyle Sowashes have recent records on the long-loved Columbus imprint Anyway Records (GBV, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, etc).

While Motel Beds are the only current Dayton natives, all three bands have ties to the Gem City. Kyle Sowash grew up in Englewood and Connections brothers Kevin Elliot (84 Nash) and Adam Elliot (Times New Viking) hail from Troy, Ohio. Here is an interview with Connections guitarist Andy Hampel in this week’s Dayton City Paper

Motel Beds, Connections, The Kyle Sowashes
Friday, February 8 • Canal St. Tavern • Dayton, OH
Saturday, February 9 • Café Bourbon St. • Columbus, OH

NYC’s Parquet Courts playing The Summit, Jan.7

NME listed Parquet Courts as one of the 60 Most Exciting New Bands of 2013

Pitchfork referenced both Wire and Yo La Tengo when describing Parquet Courts’ sound.

The Columbus Alive made this show its Staff Pick of the week and says the “post-punk combo that taps common record nerd sweet spots — Mission of Burma, Devo, Sonic Youth, any band with a motorik pulse — with uncommon grace.”

Cover is $5. Connections, Psychedelic Horseshit, and WV White round out the lineup at The Summit.

A little holiday spirit from Connections

Anyway Records 20th Anniversary show

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Perhaps you heard about this on the Facebooks already, but if not, you really need to see this lineup, going down at Ace of Cups 12/21 and 12/22.

9:00 – St. Lenox
9:30 – Winter Makes Sailors
10:00 – Obnox
10:30 – New Bomb Turks
11:30 – Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
12:15 – NECROPOLIS – covering Gaunt

SATURDAY – KIDS SHOW: 6-8pm – Free
Chris Biester (from ADR)

8:00 – Belreve
8:45 – Jenny Mae
9:15 – Kyle Sowashes
10:00 – Moviola
10:45 – County Pharaohs
11:30 – Connections
12:30 – Greenhorn

Anyway Records celebrates 20 years with a two-night blowout at Ace of Cups (Dec. 21 & 22)

Just in time for Christmas, Bela Koe-Krompecher issued the following note regarding Anyway Records 20th anniversary celebration:

In celebration of 20 years of debt-making Anyway will host a two nights of shows at Ace Of Cups, December 21-22. Bands playing include: The New Bomb Turks, Moviola, Kyle Sowashes, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Connections, Obnox, Necropolis (covering Gaunt), Greenhorn, Belreve, Jenny Mae, St. Lennox, Orchestraville, Winter Makes Sailors, County Pharaohs and more. Proceeds from the show will go to three charities (Peloton, Columbus Music Co-Op and NAMI Ohio). On Saturday, there will be a free kids show starting at 6 PM. Admission will be $7.

We’ll have much more information as the shows get closer, but clear your calendars now, this is one (two) not to be missed.

New band alert: Counter Intuits (Ron House & Times New Viking’s Jared Phillips)

Tuesday night at Cafe Bourbon St., Columbus friends and fans will say goodbye to Times New Viking guitarist Jared Phillips before he departs to Cleveland this weekend. Before leaving, though, Phillips partnered up with Ron House to record some songs for a new project they’re calling Counter Intuits. House said he plans to release an LP of the pair’s lo-fi recordings titled Sheets of Hits on his newly formed local label, Pyramid Scheme. Look for the release in early November.

Connections, Gamma World and Ron House will play tonight’s farewell show (9pm, $5), and House says he’s trying to convince Phillips to let him do karaoke versions of a couple Counter Intuits tunes before Connections take the stage.

Still no news, though, on a new guitarist for Psandwich, House’s other post-Great Plains/TJSA band.

Photos: Independents’ Day 2012!

Independent’s Day 2012
September 15, 2012
Corner of Gay and Pearl

Forest and the Evergreens

R. Ring (Kelley Deal)

Flotation Walls

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Times New Viking releasing new EP in October

Times New Viking recently, and rather quietly, announced an Oct. 16 release date for a new 12″ EP titled Over & Over — but not on Merge Records. For this release TNV is going back to Siltbreeze, the label that put out the band’s debut LP Dig Yourself and follow-up The Paisley Reich. According to a release, Over & Over is “the result of a recent creative (albeit, modest) outpouring of ideas…. The trio tempers the primal panic-punk of their salad days and fuses it with the sustained, keen pop skill found within their later catalog.”

Drummer/singer Adam Elliott has lately been behind the kit for Connections, the band fronted by brother Kevin (84 Nash). Despite Adam’s new gig and TNV co-singer Beth Murphy’s Columbus exodus, the release says to “look for tour dates later this year.” Let’s hope so.

Over & Over track listing:
1. Sleep-In
2. Telephone Wires
3. Y2K2
4. Future with Girls
5. Middle Class Drags
6. At the Bars

Video: Connections – “Stuck Lung”

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Check the first video from Columbus band Connections, featuring members of Times New Viking, 84 Nash and El Jesus de Magico. Directed and edited by Roly Chamber, the video was shot on location in Montevideo, Uruguay. It’s short, sweet and a little bloody.

You’ll find “Stuck Lung” on the band’s debut album, Private Airplane, due in October. If you happened to get the early jump on tickets, you can catch Connections opening a sold-out show with Divine Fits at Ace of Cups on Aug. 6

Divine Fits to play Ace of Cups in Columbus Aug. 6

The Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown band Divine Fits just announced they’ll play their third show (ever) at Ace of Cups in Columbus on Aug. 6. From the band’s Facebook:

We are in need of some serious release and couldn’t be more jazzed to play in front of living sweating human beings. I’m especially excited to share this experience with people who have been nothing but amazing to me for many years. I can’t think of a better joint than Ace of Cups to kick this off. See you there August 6th. Connections are opening. Don’t miss them. You can DVR the olympics.

Buy yerself a ticket, and get ready to hear songs from the band’s forthcoming A Thing Called Divine Fits, out Aug. 28 on Merge Records.