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.
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 Paperthis 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.
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
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.
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
Thursday (5/17) @ Cafe Bourbon t.
W/ Washington Beach Bums
Live comedy from “Doin’ It Wrong”
Friday (5/18) @ Double Happiness
W/ Psychedelic Horseshit
Jeff Fernengel (Tree of Snakes) in the lounge
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.
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.
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