Sad news for the Columbus music community, as the Columbus Music Co-Op has announced that there won’t be a parking lot blowout in 2012. Considered by many as an alternative to Comfest, this yearly event was the highlight of many’s rock and roller summer calendar.
With some key people leaving the CMC, looks like this will be a rebuilding year for the organization. Full press release after the jump. Continue reading
So this is Saturday, and it’s always a good time. And it’s free. And proceeds go to the Columbus Music Co-op. And some bands are reuniting for it (Denovo, Ugly Stick). You should come. Set times: Continue reading
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)
RIGHTEOUS BUCK AND THE SKULL SCORCHERS
Independents’ Day (more to be added)
JBRW (3/4ths New Bomb Turks)
Nathan Snell And The Country Sound
Sundown (TK Webb)
Wing And Tusk
Ride To Ruin
George Elliot Underground
Birds of Hair
Slick City Ramblers
The Main Street Gospel
Phillip Fox Band
Bird and Flower
G finesse and the NS Crew
Trains Across The Sea
For folks not in Columbus or just not able to attend the Parking Lot Blowout (Gibson Bros, Scrawl, Turks) on Saturday, the tech-savvy people at the Columbus Music Co-Op will have a live stream going from 3-10pm here.
And as we mentioned previously, Eric Davidson of the New Bomb Turks will be reading from his new book, We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, on Friday night at the Wexner Center (deets). At noon on Friday, the Wex is also going to stream a conversation with Davidson and fellow Turk Matt Reber here. (“The two musicians will discuss the Columbus scene, past and present,” says the Wex.)
Thanks to Davey Highben and his treasure trove known as the Never Ending Compilation for pointing me to this video of the Gibson Bros playing “Big Pine Boogie” at Comfest in 1987. Apparently it’s from one of the band’s self-released tapes called “Has anybody got an assburn?”
The Gibson Bros will reunite at the CMC’s Parking Lot Blowout in Columbus on July 10. New poster after the jump. Continue reading
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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