Brainiac at The Lithuanian Club — March 25, 1995
(Photo compliments of Christian Spencer via Tim Krug)
Brainiac’s Timmy Taylor passed away 15 years ago this week. The wildly original 3RA1N1AC were forerunners of a creative swell hitting Dayton, Ohio in the 1990s. While the Gem City is no stranger to innovation (the airplane, the cash register, the starter motor, Zapp & Roger, The Ohio Players, etc. all born in Dayton), it seemed a particularly imaginative time. Bands like The Breeders, Guided By Voices, Swearing at Motorists, and many more were buzzing about town. One could head to Canal Street, The Sub Galley, The Lithuanian Club, The Chameleon Club, Trader Vic’s, Gem City Records, or Network and feel the excitement in the air. All-ages shows were frequent: The whole community was involved.
Alas, I think many heard and saw and believed that Brainiac were The One. The chemistry and ingenuity Timmy, Juan Monasterio, John Schmersal, and Tyler Trent possessed seemed otherworldly. It was truly something special. Though it comes nowhere close to displaying the band’s magnitude, you can get an impression below:
Here’s the line up. Actually looks really good….
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Nine Inch Nails
Elvis Costello Solo
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Band Of Horses
The Decemberists Continue reading
First off – Nine Inch Nails last night was amazing. I’d never seen them live before and the band didn’t disappoint. From song selection to performance, to one of the most amazing video projections I’ve ever seen conducted, this is a top knotch show.
And while the floor was PACKED…. where were all the suburban kids?
The Schott closed off the top level completely, and the medium level where I was sitting was really empty. Over the weekend they released $17 tickets (which is why I went), but that didn’t even help the attendance.
Nonetheless, I had a great time and wouldn’t hesitate to see them live again.
The crowd photos were taken moments before NIN hit the stage. Set list after the break.. Continue reading
Everyone who has seen them live recently have said they put on a really great show, so I am really considering hitting the Columbus show (pending ticket prices).
10/23/08 San Antonio TX [AT&T Center]
10/25/08 New Orleans, LA [City Park – Voodoo Festival]
10/28/08 Orlando, FL [UCF Arena]
10/29/08 Jacksonville, FL [Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena]
11/1/08 Greenville, SC [Bi-Lo Center]
11/3/08 Greensboro, NC [Greensboro Coliseum Complex]
11/5/08 Charlottesville, VA [John Paul Jones Arena]
11/8/08 Manchester, NH [Verizon Wireless Arena]
11/9/08 Worcester, MA [DCU Center]
11/11/08 Ottawa, QUE [Scotiabank Place]
11/12/08 Montreal, QUE [Bell Centre]
11/14/08 Hamilton, ONT [Copps Coliseum
11/15/08 Grand Rapids, MI [Van Andel Arena]
11/17/08 Columbus, OH [Schottenstein Center]
11/18/08 Fort Wayne, IN [Memorial Coliseum]
11/20/08 Cedar Rapids, IA [US Cellular Center]
11/21/08 Columbia, MO [Mizzou Arena]
11/22/08 Tulsa, OK [BOK Center]
11/25/08 Minneapolis, MN [Target Center]
11/26/08 Council Bluffs, IA [Mid-America Center]
11/28/08 Rapid City, SD [Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena]
11/29/08 Billings, MT [MetraPark Arena]
12/1/08 Saskatoon, SASK [Credit Union Centre]
12/4/08 Kelowna, BC [Prospera Place]
12/5/08 Victoria, BC [Save On Foods Memorial Centre]
12/7/08 Portland, OR [Rose Garden Arena]
12/8/08 Nampa, ID [Idaho Center – Arena]
12/9/08 Missoula, MT [Adams Center]
12/12/08 Sacramento, CA [Arco Arena]
12/13/08 Las Vegas, NV [Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Theater for the Performing Arts]
Folks who purchased Ghosts I-IV but were unable to download (um, like us) were told to try again with the links they were sent via email. So I did. And this is what I got:
Hey, we did click on the original link, folks. And, adding insult to injury: please note they misspelled “original.” There seem to be bigger problems going on under the hood over there than a simply overtaxed engine, huh?
I like Trent Reznor’s approach and embrace of digital downloading. I like it so much that I decided to fork out $5 for the full version of his just -released Ghosts I-IV, the instrumental album he just popped onto the internets this morning. I Cialis costs like financially supporting music that tries to push the sales model like Reznor has been doing, and after downloading the Niggy Tardust album a while ago, I expected the process to go seamlessly.
Well, not so much.
The parts where I entered credit card information and his site billed me went flawlessly, but actually getting the disc to download has so far been impossible. Is anyone else encountering this problem? It’s disheartening because I SO want to see this sort of thing succeed,but in order to get folks — even me — to pay for music you’re going to have to ensure the process you have in place for downloading will actually work.