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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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Video: The Lost Revival – “Two Minus One Equals One”

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I’ve never seen a bad Lost Revival show, and this new video for “Two Minus One Equals One” from the band’s latest release, The Greatest Scam Ever Pulled, does a good job of showing why. There’s nothing particularly special about the slow-mo footage (shot by Monolithic Cloud Parade’s Corey Fry) in the video: just some good camera work of the Lost Revival onstage and some brief moments captured off-stage rehearsing, loading, etc. But those onstage moments reveal a lot; when it’s slowed down, you can see just how much Kevin Collins squeezes out of every performance. He’s a showman to the core.

Related: Independents’ Day is this week, and, as usual, it boasts a strong lineup of Columbus bands. You can catch The Lost Revival at the Gay & Third stage @ 4:40 on Saturday. Full schedule here.

Columbus Ohio’s Independents’ Day features Miranda Sound, EYE, Path, Flotation Walls, more

Independents Day, a free outdoor event ‘sponsored’ by every organization in Columbus related to arts except us (hey, we weren’t asked), just announced their band line-up:

The fifth annual Independents’ Day, presented by Gateway Film Center, takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Gay Street and Pearl Alley in downtown Columbus. The free all-ages festival offers live music from 36 bands on four stages, artists, crafters, dancers, street performers, restaurants, food trucks/carts, local independent businesses, beer trucks, and a kids area.

Bands: Struck by Lightning, Miranda Sound, Flotation Walls, Fly.Union, Watershed, Forest & the Evergreens, Connections, The Black Swans, EYE, The Saturday Giant, R. Ring, Bookmobile, Lo-Pan, P. Blackk, Indigo Wild, Donora, The Sewing Machine War, The Lost Revival, Path, Petit Mal, White Wolves, afortiori, Apocalypse Inc., Jesse Henry & Strutterfly, Slim White and the Averys, In Silent Movies, Hafrican, The Quinn Essentials, Brujas del Sol, Lionel The Jailbird, The Alpine Ghost, The End Of The Ocean, Alert New London, Mary Lynn, T-Tone The-Voice, and Skashank Redemption.

New track from Independents Day performers The George Elliot Underground

What to do when your singer is proudly serving his country in Afghanistan and your band has a sweet gig at the Independents Day festival – you turn it into karaoke and invite your pals to fill in.

The George Elliot Underground is playing at 7:30pm, Saturday, on the Athens Business Remixed Stage. Filling in for the deployed Hank Zaborniak will be Jeremy Fina, Dennis Tanner, Sammy Dodge, Kevin Collins, Nathan Photos and James Allison

Just in time for the festival, GEU has released a new song which you can grab … FOR FREE … from Bandcamp.com. I’ve been catching up on Sons of Anarchy on Netflix and GEU’s “Death by Baptism” sounds like it belongs on SOA’s soundtrack. Dig it!

Saturday: Independents’ Day with Clay reunion

Clay: Guess the decade by the facial hair

Tomorrow marks the last of the late-summer music festivals, Independents’ Day, and it ain’t a bad way to end the season. You can check out the full lineup below. Everyone probably has a different must-see act, but as reunions go, Clay is the big name. I spoke to Jerry Dannemiller, who was responsible for booking Clay and about one-third of the ID lineup, and he had this to say about the band to put them in context:

“Clay held a special place in a certain period of time. A lot of people revered Clay. They were like a Midwestern Buzzcocks with a weird propensity for performance art. They were hilarious, extremely witty and really fun. They were one of the bands you didn’t want to miss when they played a show.”

Clay featured Guinea Worms’ Will Foster and put out a couple singles on Anyway Records. You can check out a whole bunch of the bands’ “shouttakes” as mp3s here, and Cringe also has a feature on the band along with mp3s of Clay’s unreleased album, Stories Of Kirk And His Fiat (And A Buffalo Grass Woman, Hester).

Here’s the lineup and schedule for all four stages tomorrow:
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More Columbus festival lineups: CMC Parking Lot Blowout, Independents’ Day

Last year I was more excited about other one-day Columbus festivals than Comfest’s three days. Same goes for this year, and even more so (Comfest = Woodlandsfest?). The PLBO lineup, taking place July 9, is below, as well as the lineup for Independents’ Day, Sept. 17.


UGLY STICK (Pick Up the Hatchet reissue out July 12th)








Independents’ Day (more to be added)
The Receiver
JBRW (3/4ths New Bomb Turks)
21 pilots
Colin Gawel
Clay (reunion)
Kyle Sowashes
Nathan Snell And The Country Sound
Sundown (TK Webb)
Wing And Tusk
Ride To Ruin
George Elliot Underground
Old Hundred
Birds of Hair
Bum Wealthy
Mt. Carmel
Slick City Ramblers
The Main Street Gospel
She Bears
Phillip Fox Band
Bird and Flower
G finesse and the NS Crew
Trains Across The Sea
Swimsuit Edition

What’s Really Good Columbus?!

Obviously the big story today is the OSU football game. Throw your rah-rag up.
Well, after the bucks win, whether you head to a parade, a festival, a BW3 or take a nap, try to come out to the Daymon Day Parade Afterparty.
Columbus legends The Fonosluts and DJ True Skillz will team up with Get Right Columbus, CJ Townsend and Iyeball of Fly Union to do it like they use to do , and continue to.
New School x Old type jump-off.
CJ and Iyeball will be coming returning from New York tonight where Iyeball’s rap group Fly Union and CJ just performed at Santo’s Party House for a BET Music Matters Showcase.
Daymon was a mentor for Fly Union, obviously a member of the Fonosluts, and he was also in BSA along with the Get Right Columbus fam.
Daymon would be proud of both Get Right, Fly U’s success, and be stoked to see Hip Hop culture in Columbus flourishing.(this is just the tip of the iceberg.)
So it should be fun.
5 dollar donation to recoup parade costs
Dragon Fly Neo-V
247 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

Weakened Wrap-up #16: What you Think I Blog for, to Push a Fuckin Rav4?

The Flaming Lips@LC

Oh hey, remember this thingie? I know, it’s been a minute. Don’t wanna hear it. I bet you can only imagine that a ton of cool shit has happened since we last got up. For example, a weekend camping excursion with a bunch of dudes, guns and fireworks(in the streets) O.K. enough will the small talk. Oh man where do I even start, the older I get the less I remember.

In this issue of “How long is Robert Duffy gonna keep letting that jackass write this crap”, I saw some sicccckkkk psych rock via Subarachnoid Space, some weirdo noise band in luchador masks, some weirdo dude in a giant hamster ball, some weirdo dude hula hooping for a really long time and I went to that thingie down town that a bunch of bands played at.

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