For those who like to make “Bands to Watch” lists, may I kindly submit Brujas del Sol, a new-ish stoner rock trio comprised of Adrian Lee Zambrano (guitars/vocals), Derrick White (bass) and Jason Green (drums), for consideration?
While bands like EYE and Lo-Pan cover the heavier end of the spectrum, Brujas del Sol has settled into a trippy, spacey, hypnotic groove, not unlike bands such as Dead Meadow, Wooden Shjips, Pink Floyd, Pretty Weapons, Black Sabbath. Definitely a band I’M going to be watching (and listening to) in 2012.
Moonliner Vol.1 – recorded by our friends over at Electraplay Studio – is the first of 3 planned EPs that the band plans to release in the next few months and can be downloaded (name your own price) at http://brujasdelsol.bandcamp.com/.
Brujas del Sol performs tonight at Cafe Bourbon Street with Big Shot and Feature Films.
Stream: Rik Rite (via The Obelisk)
In a bit of exciting news today, local “space rockers” EYE announced that their debut full-length Center of the Sun will be released on Kemado Records on April 3rd. Kemado, home to like-minded bands like The Sword, Saviours, and Danava, seems like the perfect host for EYE’s cosmic metal jams. DW writers have loved this record since it first surfaced in October, and the fact that it will now be available on vinyl via an internationally distributed label is thrilling.
It’s at Carabar, so it’s free, but a portion of the bar revenue goes to community radio station WCRS (102.1/98.3). Music starts at 9:30.
Jon Fintel’s Relay Recording is also hosting a grand opening party for the new N. 6th st. location in the Discovery District (is that a real thing?). Eye, Ease the Medic, She Bears and Harboring Ghosts will perform a live set that will be recorded. Full press release:
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Tagged Closet Mix, Daycreeper, Ease the Medic, EYE, Francis Bacon Band, Harboring Ghosts, Houndstooth Bindles, Jon Fintel, Relay Recording, sex tide, She Bears, WCRS
A long time coming, Columbus stoner/psych/prog/doom mystical soothsayers EYE are proud to present “Center of the Sun” and whooooo boy it’s a doozy. A serious brain melter if you will. Undoubtedly one of the most solid Columbus releases of the year if not ROTY period.
All proceeds from digital downloads will go to pressing a limited run of CD’s: Hand printed covers (current digital cover is only temporary) and hand numbered.
If you would like to download the album for free, please do. We only ask that if you enjoy it, share it with other music lovers. Continue reading
The Ohio Film + Music Festival is a brand-new “curated, 4-day film and music event, exhibiting Ohio native directors, bands and musicians,” and the first round of confirmations alone is reason enough to get excited. So far the inaugural lineup looks like this:
New Bomb Turks
Main St. Gospel
R. Ring (feat. Kelley Deal)
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Steven Bognar + Julia Reichert)
True Nature (Patrick Steele)
Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
4,192: The Crowning of the Hit King (Terry Lukemire)
45365 (Ross Bros)
Deadbeat At Dawn (Jim Van Bebber)
North Dixie Drive (Eric Mahoney)
Double-Stop (Roger + Gerald Sindell)
Outside In (Todd Volkmer)
Eric Mahoney and Mr. Scott Johnson promise additional lineup announcements, ticket info and more details soon. Keep up with OFMF on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Film, Music Festivals
Tagged blueprint, Buffalo Killers, Cloud Nothings, EYE, Heartless Bastards, Main St. Gospel, New Bomb Turks, R. Ring
MP3: El Dorado
After six years of banging around clubs local and nationwide, Columbus’ Lo-Pan is getting their message heard. Playing the circuit and releasing burners like 2009′s Sasquanaut got the attention of Detroit’s Small Stone Recordings, home to a legion of similarly heavy rock ‘n roll bands. After a recent remixing and remastering of Sasquanaut, the fearsome foursome now presents Salvador, a brand new 11-track blast of force and fury.
The band’s focus seems sharper than ever on their new material. Lead singer Jeff Martin’s emotive yet sleek and straightforward delivery is reminiscent of some brands of hard rock from 15 or so years ago, forceful yet not distracting. The rhythm section of Skot Thompson and J. Bartz is as relentless as ever, pounding out a propulsive backbeat for guitarist Brian Fristoe’s pyrotechnics. The tracks here are mostly shorter this time, providing bursts of rock maelstrom like opening track “El Dorado” and “Chichen Itza.” Of course, the boys can still brew and build a firestorm like before when they want to, with slow-burners like “Bird of Prey” and album closer “Solo.” Lo-Pan proves here that they are dedicated to no frills, ass-kicking hard rock of the highest order.
Lo-Pan will spread the news of their new album with a three-week nationwide tour. Before they do so, they will gather momentum at a release party Friday night at Ravari Room. Joining them will be fellow local juggernauts EYE and Before The Eyewall, as well as New Jersey’s Fight Amp.
Tour Dates: Continue reading
Lots of shows, lots of posters:
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Tagged Animal Cubes, Beetkeepers, EYE, fort wilson riot, Fox Japan, Guided by Voices tribute, Howlies, Loyal Divide, megachurch, Netherfriends, New City Gypsy, Planktones, Puh-leeze, Rock Potluck, Scrawl, The Black Swans, Town Monster, Traitors Return to Earth, Washington Beach Bums
(Note: Moved next door to the Summit)
We told you before about the Gibson Bros, Scrawl and New Bomb Turks. Here’s the full deal, including after-party w/ Ted Leo:
The CMC has a fancy new website, too.
(And some dude wrote about the Gibson Bros reunion in this week’s Other Paper.)
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Tagged Columbus Music Co-Op, EYE, Fat Girls by the Snack Table, Gibson Bros, New Bomb Turks, Old Hundred, Parking Lot Blowout, Scrawl, Sweatheart, The Randys