MP3: Ride The Wave 9.22.10
Columbus people know Jovan Karcic from his stints in Gaunt, the Haynes Boys and Burn Barrel. Or maybe his contributions on the first Black Swans album. Or his current gig with the Alwood Sisters. Or maybe as Milan’s brother. Or maybe you just know him as the curly-haired guy behind the counter at coffee shop Yeah, Me Too, which he runs with Divine Fits’ Sam Brown.
What you may not know is that from May through November of 2010, Jovan holed up in his garage studio and made an album titled, appropriately, 2010. He played all the instruments himself, and it’s an engaging, fascinating listen, though tough to describe. “Ride the Wave,” above, is one example, but 2010 is meant to be heard as a full album. Some songs are mostly beats and keys. RJD2 could mess with this thing for hours, but it’s not just a “beat” album by a drummer. Heartfelt songs flow into each other, yet each retains its distinctiveness. As Jovan says on the back cover, “There’s a real thrill to walking into the garage with nothing and walking out with a song or an instrumental… This album represents a passage of time in the year 2010.”
Fitting his private, unassuming, DIY persona, Jovan quietly released 2010 last week on vinyl, mixed & mastered by himself and the Black Swans’ Keith Hanlon, with lacquers cut locally at Musicol and pressed by Cleveland’s Gotta Groove. It comes with a CD, too, which features some longer versions of the songs, and it’s the only place you’ll find the song titles (all of which end in the date on which the song was recorded).
Lost Weekend Records is the only store in town selling the record; look for the cover image above, a pattern cross-stitched by Jovan’s grandmother in 1982. Solo releases don’t get much more personal than this.
Posted in Columbus, MP3
Tagged 2010, gaunt, Gotta Groove, Haynes Boys, Jovan Karcic, Keith Hanlon, Lost Weekend Records, Musicol, Sam Brown, Yeah Me Too
As we’ve noted, and as you’re likely aware, Saturday is Record Store Day. Here’s everything you should need to navigate RSD in Columbus. Feel free to add any additional relevant info in the comments.
Columbus RSD releases:
Lydia Loveless has an official RSD exclusive 7-inch release on Bloodshot featuring “Bad Way to Go” from Indestructible Machine backed with a cover of Elvis Costello’s “Alison” (750 copies nationwide). Moviola is releasing a split 7-inch with North Carolina’s Hiss Golden Messenger (ex-Court and Spark members). It’ll have Moviola’s “Yankee Road” b/w HGM’s “Shiloh Town” (by Tim Hardin); 200 copies available at Used Kids, Lost Weekend and the Wexner Center store. The first release of Lost Weekend Records’ new label of the same name is a 7-inch featuring The Guinea Worms’ Will Foster doing “G-A-u,n,t GAUNT” and indie filmmaker Nasli Hovsepian doing “Reba’s Face” (more background and info on this release, plus some RSD background, in The Other Paper); 150 black, 130 purple and 15 tie-dyed available only at Lost Weekend on Saturday. Athens orchestral-folk act The Ridges is also releasing “The Insomniac’s Song (Live with The Sleepless Singers)” — “a limited run, LP-sized, 12″x12,” hand-screened printed poster that comes with a download code,” available locally at Magnolia Thunderpussy.
And here’s the skinny on all Columbus record stores, including address and any extended Saturday hours, live band/DJ performances, whether or not the store ordered RSD exclusives, store discounts for RSD and any other extras the shops are offering (Update: Added Endangered Species in Delaware):
Ace in the Hole Music Exchange
1153 Kenny Centre, 457-5666
Saturday hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (or later)
RSD exclusives? Yes
Extras: Ticket giveaway for upcoming LC shows – Wilco (8/4) and O.A.R. (7/25)
Posted in Columbus, Music
Tagged Ace in the Hole, Colleen's Collectables, dreadful sounds, Elizabeth's Records, Endangered Species, Johnny Go's House O' Music, Lost Weekend Records, lydia loveless, magnolia thunderpussy, Memory Lane Collectible Records, Moviola, Nasli Hovsepian, Record Store Day, roots records, Spoonful Records, The Ridges, Used Kids Records, Will Foster
MP3: Hawk (4 Track Demo)
HAWK premiered on CD102.5’s Independent Playground last night, and now we have it for web consumption. Early 2012 has been good to Sundown in Columbus. The band of veterans and Vug played the Bands to Watch, the Donewaiting’s 9-Year Anniversary and Saturday they will perform at the Lost Weekend Records 9-Year Anniversary.
Flyer above the MP3.
Last year, at a rare in-store performance at Lost Weekend Records, Cleveland’s Bill Fox played a tune called “Men Who are Guilty of Crimes.” I don’t know when he wrote it, but it felt particularly timely last summer, given that the cleanup of the BP oil spill was ongoing and the song implored Congress to “put the blame on BP.”
Ex-Clevelander Michael Nigro realized the song’s 2011 potential as the anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement and tracked down a recording of the unreleased tune to soundtrack an OWS video montage called “Faces, Signs and Sentiments at Occupy Wall Street.” Check it out, above. (HT: I Rock Cleveland.)
Bill Fox was slated to play the Megacity Music Marathon last month at Woodlands Tavern but couldn’t make it. Fortunately, he’s coming back to town Nov. 5 for a show at Cafe Bourbon St., along with two acoustic sets from Jim McKeivier and Marcy Mays (doors at 9pm, $6).
“Men Who Are Guilty of Crimes” lyrics: Continue reading
Columbus rapper Envelope announced today that he will be celebrating the release of his new EP This Could Go Either Way by touring 8 Columbus Record Stores on October 15th. The stores are listed above.
These shows are free and all ages.
I’ve been calling it the “We Are Coming to You” tour.
This Could Go Either Way is produced by Jacoti Sommes and is being released on Envelope’s new label, Palais Du Pomeroi , a joint venture with Columbus Discount Records’s Adam Smith.
The recording process was really unique and will be explored in the future here on donewaiting.
Posted in Columbus, Music, News, Tour, Video, Wes Flexner
Tagged adam smith, columbus hip hop, dreadful sounds, elizabeth records, Envelope, Lost Weekend Records, magnolia thunderpussy, Ohio Hip Hop, roots records, Spoonful Records, Used Kids Records
If y’all remember Greenhouse vs. Radiohead, Blueprint vs. Funkadelic or how Print flipped the Who on Illogic’s “1,000 Whispers then you will be pretty stoked on Blueprint’s first video for his new EP Blueprint Who.
The video had Print and and his dj Rare Groove playing the role of rivals that keep bumping into each other at the local record stores, Used Kids, Magnolia and Lost Weekend.
It’s funny and silly.
(I make a brief cameo in a shot)
For more info on Blueprint who, please visit the Weightless website
Video is directed by Dan Gillespie for Purple Films.
Posted in Columbus, Video, Wes Flexner
Tagged blueprint, columbus hip hop, dan gillespie, dj rare groove, Lost Weekend Records, magnolia thunderpussy records, Ohio Hip Hop, purple films, the who, Used Kids Records, weightless, Wes Flexner
Columbus is lucky to have more than one awesome independent record store. Go support them often, but especially this Saturday, April 17, for national Record Store Day. Here’s a quick rundown of the goings on at the Big Three (Magnolia Thunderpussy, Used Kids, Lost Weekend), including Ben Folds manning the cash register at Mags from 1-2:30pm. Feel free to post additions, things going on at other stores, etc. in the comments.
(Plus PBR and pizza)
Open hours: 10am-9pm
Ben Folds works the register 1-2:30pm
1PM – Karate Coyote
2PM – Hurt People Hurt People
3PM – Scattered Needles
3:30PM – The Altered States of the United Snakes
4PM – Christ
4:30PM – The Metagame
6PM – Exwhites
7PM – Deprecator
8PM – Kingpin
33% off all USED LPs
45% off all USED 45 rpms 7″ records
78 rpm records for ONLY 78 cents
10% off all NEW LPs and Cds
20% off everything else (except RSD exclusive titles).
Also: “Saturday will still be the super huge discount day and we will not be putting any RSD exclusive titles out early however we will also have a sale on the Friday before and the Sunday after. On those days we will have 20 % Off everything Used and 10% off everything new.”