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Tonight in Columbus: WCRS Benefit, Relay Recording opening party

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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Sunday: Maritime @ The Summit

Maritime – “It’s Casual” (from 2011′s Human Hearts)

One of the problems with being in a successful band is that once that band breaks up, you’ll forever have to answer the question, “When will the reunion happen?” Davey von Bohlen (singer/guitarist) and Dan Didier (drummer) have been asked that question probably hundreds of times since 2002 when the band that they made up half of – The Promise Ring – called it quits. Earlier this year, Didier mentioned that a reunion isn’t out of the question and that it could happen in 2012. In the meantime, however, von Bohlen and Didier are promoting the latest release by Maritime, the band they started after The Promise Ring’s demise nearly 10 years ago.

In hindsight, the final Promise Ring album, Wood/Water, seems like a precursor to the direction von Bohlen and Didier would head with Maritime. It was a much more subdued effort than fans of the band’s bouncy emo-pop were used to and that sound has carried through Martime’s four full-length efforts.

As we’ve all grown older and started having kids (the four Maritime members have 7 kids between them), priorities shift, long-term visions emerge and for many, that means giving up – or at least slowing down – on the hobbies and passions that propelled us through our late 20s and early 30s. What that means for Maritime is more cautious touring – no longer are they hoping in a van and doing 6 months worth of dates from coast-to-coast. They haven’t quite succumbed to being ‘weekend warriors’ (only playing shows Friday – Sunday in cities that are within a 4 or 5 hour drive) but have cut way back on the amount of road miles they see every year.

Fortunately, Maritime seems to have a fondness for Ohio, performing in Cincinnati in August and stopping in Columbus on Sunday night and in Toledo in November.

Catch Maritime, Harboring Ghosts, and She-Bears at The Summit on Sunday night. Doors open at 8 and the cover is $10.

Saturday in Columbus: Big Day In Music Festival

MP3: BLOW! – Attention
MP3: Dead Leaf Echo – Half-Truth

Woodlands Tavern probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to see a festival spawned by Columbus shoegaze band Love Culture, but the band’s drummer, Robert Fischer, got the idea after noticing the venue’s two-stage setup. He started talking about the idea with friends and bandmates, who all pitched in. Says Fischer: “As much as I love all of our local festivals, the lineups are almost exclusively Columbus bands. While this festival is still heavy on the locals (10 out of 15), we decided to use the opportunity to bring in some touring bands and give them a chance to play to a good crowd.”

Chances are you’re not too familiar with the touring bands, so here’s a couple mp3s, and I’ll let Fischer give a little primer in his own words, below. (Full lineup and set times after the jump, too.)
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