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Listen: Time and Temperature session on Daytrotter


On her last tour, Val Glenn aka Time and Temperature stopped by Daytrotter to play a few songs, and you can now hear the results of that session. Most of the tracks are from the full-length she’s currently finishing before exiting Columbus for chillier northern climes in March. While original plans were for a double-album follow up to Cream of the Low Tide, Glenn says she’s condensed it down to a single.

So head over to Daytrotter for an album preview and sink into these silky tunes. And don’t forget to come out early on Sunday, Feb. 17 to see Time and Temperature and Connections open up for Sinkane at Double Happiness for a show we’re throwing with Benco as part of Donewaiting’s 10-year/Farewell weekend.

T&T Daytrotter set list:
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Tonight in Columbus: Soul Khan @ Double Happiness

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Brooklyn Rapper Soul Khan will play at Double Happiness this evening in support of his latest EP, Wellstone. The video for the title track above depicts Soul Khan as a homeless War Vet. If you are starved for socially conscious Hip Hop please do not sleep on Soul Khan.

I wrote about Soul Khan’s latest in the Other Paper this week below is an except

He recently released the Wellstone EP, his fourth, which was named after the late Sen. Paul Wellstone from Minnesota. Khan said he chose the name because Wellstone “was in his time, and by today’s standards and yesterday’s standards, one of the most progressive members of Congress.”

“He always fought for his convictions,” said Khan, “and that was what the EP is about, my convictions.”
Speaking of convictions, Khan isn’t afraid to talk about his. A look at his Twitter and YouTube posts reveals that he’s spoken out against, among other things, GOP-led moves to require voter IDs at the polls.
“The incidents of prosecuted, let alone reported, voter fraud are actually statistically insignificant,” he said. “Any attempt by election officials in any way to constrain when or where someone can vote is usually done for political means and not to actually protect the integrity of voting.”
He added that he felt such moves are attempts to discourage potential Obama voters from turning out.
Khan may have inherited his interest in politics, having been raised in California by the daughter of left-leaning labor organizers. He ended up in Brooklyn, where he worked at the now-defunct underground hip-hop haven Fat Beats Records after attending Bard College in Hudson, N.Y.

To download Soul Khan’s Wellstone EP visit Soul Khan.com.

Soul Khan @ Double Happiness is $8.00 at the door. Doors are @ 7 pm.

Tour dates: Rebecca Gates and the Consortium (July 28 in Columbus)

I know there are a few of you out there that remember The Spinanes – the Rebecca Gates-fronted SubPop band that released 3 albums, including the excellent Manos, in the mid ’90s.

Earlier this month, Rebecca released her first album since 2001’s solo effort, Ruby Series. The Agit Reader’s Jennifer Farmer reviewed Rebecca Gates and the Consortium’s The Float this week and says, “As a whole, the album, with all its breezy, yet hard-hitting guitar melodies and breathy vocals, feels like it’s the reflection of one big, long journey, which it truly is.”

Rebecca will be touring a bit in July and will make a stop in Columbus at Double Happiness. See dates below:

07/20/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
07/21/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop Brooklyn
07/22/12 – Somerville, MA – Radio Bar
07/26/12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat DC
07/27/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/28/12 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
07/29/12 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout

Friday in Columbus: Local bands

MP3: Deadwood Floats – The Colours I Earned
MP3: Sovroncourt – Butch Cassidy

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.

Other Friday shows you’re looking forward to? (Not sure what’s happening at Summit or Bourbon St.) Post in the comments or in the Hype section of the Friendship Farm.

New band alert: Connections featuring members of Times New Viking, 84 Nash, El Jesus

That flyer is for tonight’s debut show of Connections, a new Columbus band with a noteworthy lineup: Adam Elliott of Times New Viking, Kevin Elliott of 84 Nash, Dave Capaldi of El Jesus de Magico, Philip Kim of Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch and Andy Hampel of 84 Nash. Kevin Elliott posted some Connections songs on SoundCloud awhile back, but those have been taken down because, Elliott says, “They weren’t representative of what we are doing now. Until tonight, it’s somewhat a mystery as to what we sound like.”

Not content with just one debut show, Connections will play three in a row this week:

Wednesday (5/16) @ Kobo
W/ Francis Bacon Band
Something Somethings
Smart Girls

Thursday (5/17) @ Cafe Bourbon t.
W/ Washington Beach Bums
WV White
Live comedy from “Doin’ It Wrong”

Friday (5/18) @ Double Happiness
W/ Psychedelic Horseshit
Jeff Fernengel (Tree of Snakes) in the lounge

You can also catch Connections at Megacity Music Marathon June 9.

Photos: Tim Kasher & band live at Double Happiness

Tim Kasher of Cursive played Double Happiness this past Saturday! I was totally unaware of this new venue in the Brewery District until finding out about this show. Turns out it’s been open a couple months and Bright Eyes had their after party here for their opening night party. Once inside I realized I had patronized the venue a few times when it was a Lotus Bar. Anyway, 482 S. Front St. is now a music venue now and I hope they continue having class acts!

Please excuse my one position photo spot. Being such a fangirl of Tim Kasher, I needed to be right in front the entire show.



Happy birthday Tim!

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Saturday in Columbus: Tim Kasher

A while back we brought in Tim Kasher of Cursive for a Live at Electraplay session, and it turned out pretty great. He’ll be back in town this Saturday, playing a set at Double Happiness with Aficionado and the Something Somethings.

Order tickets here, or head down to the club (or e-mail doublehappinessohio@gmail.com) for advance tickets.

Saturday In Columbus: PicturePlane, Gatekeeper & More at the Into the Dark Music Festival @ Double Happiness

In this week’s the Other Paper I wrote about Double Happiness, a new venue in the Brewery District owned by Yalan Papillons and her family.

Yalan booked Santo’s Party House, the Knitting Factory, Europa, and Studio B in New York before moving back to Columbus.

In that article, I discussed this venue’s capability to bring unique events to our city.
Well, tomorrow is a good example of next level ish that could happen if the support is here..

Scott Niemet’s KVLT Party is throwing a day-long ALL-Ages festival in and outdoors at Double Happiness, Saturday July 30th. Elite national electronic acts like like PicturePlane, Gatekeeper, Teengirl Fantasy, join locals like Funerals for this special event.

Tickets are 10 in advance. 15 at the Door. Starts at 5pm.
Double Happiness is located at 482 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215-5627
For Full-line-up and more info visit, Into the Dark Fest’s Facebook Page.