Look, Life really is what you make it and as dumb and silly and boring and rehashed and cliche as that sounds, that’s the way the cookie crumbles brother. I really have been on a pretty intense YEAH! LIFE! YEAH! IT IS COOL! don’t sweat the small stuff kinda trip and it’s great. Let’s hang out, I will make you LOL. Life’s to short to be boring and stupid. Everyone should be cool and fun instead. Life should be more Celestine Prophecy and less 48 Laws of Power. Gnome sayin?
I totally forgot what is was like to get excited for shows and I totally forgot what kind of a bummer it is when a band cancels. Yes, let’s talk about the bands. I saw some doozies! Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, Phantods, Ghost Shirt, The Altered States of the United Snakes, ipps, not Goes Cube (super bummed), Puscifer (Maynard James Motherfucking Keenan) and I even caught a David Bazan song or two. (I know right). 1-2-3-go! Read more! After the jump! Continue reading
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Tagged Ashes Divide, David Bazan, Ghost Shirt, Kirk Kline, Lost Revival, Neil Hamburger, Phantods, puscifer, Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival
MP3: The Receiver – Skin and Bone
This Saturday, Phantods will be hosting a holiday show featuring The Alphabet, Six Gallery and The Receiver. I caught up with Casey Cooper from The Receiver about his thoughts on the holiday season and the coming year.
What can we expect for Saturday night’s show?
This is meant to be a holiday show for The Phantods, with each band invited to play a holiday song or two if they’d like. Phantods asked us to play a little while back. And because we love their music, we were all about playing with them.
Ok, so on a scale of 1-10, how much do you like holiday music?
I’d say overall, about 6. It works for me mostly on Christmas Eve and Day, but that’s about it. I’ve always been a fan of orchestral music, so I can appreciate that aspect of most holiday music played on the radio. The only holiday music that I voluntarily play throughout the span of the season is A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio. I can listen to that album over and over without getting sick of it.
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Columbus band Six Gallery inked a deal with German label Superball Music (Trail of Dead). The label, along with label InsideOut, recently announced that they will be cooperating with Century Media Records and EMI Music to distribute their artists’ music worldwide. The official press release will be out soon, but I decided to talk to Six Gallery’s singer/guitarist Daniel Francis (former Pirate) first.
How did this deal with Superball come about and how much time has passed since the beginning stage?
The entire record deal probably took about two months worth of conversation. We emailed someone. He was completely disinterested. We kindly asked him if there was anyone he might know who would like it and here we are..
So I understand SG’s record Breakthroughs in Modern Art will be the first record released on the Superball in 2010?
As far as I know, that is correct.
And it will be distributed in Hollister stores in the US and Canada? What are your thoughts on this?
There’s no reason to not distribute your music as widely as possible. I’m too cool for Hollister? No, I’m not too cool. There’s nothing keeping people who shop there from being uneducated in music. People find bands they like in stranger places.
Pictured: Man Man@Summit
There’s no such thing as good music. All bands suck, especially yours. It’s all been done before and there is no such thing as a new genre, no matter how many you try to cram in your shitty songs. Basically what I’m saying is fuck that band Attack Attack! for being from Columbus. Crabcore? MORE LIKE CRAPCORE HAHAHA AMIRITE
This week I jammed to Michael at The Agit Reader Happy Hour, went to a sold out hipster fuck-fest at The Summit, jammed to some sweet bands at the CMC Parking Lot Blow Out and watched some bands in a pretty cool warehouse space. Continue reading
MP3: Revival by Phantods
Phantods, one of the hardest working bands in Columbus, celebrate the release of their new EP “Revival” on July 3rd at Skully’s Music-Diner with Mrs. Fahrenheit and the Loverboys. I feel like Phantods are a band that I don’t go out enough for and if you haven’t caught them, now is your opportunity. Creepy, melodic and super tight, they were kind enough to give me an mp3 to share so download the track “Revival” and tell me it isn’t one of the coolest tracks you’ve heard in a while…dare I say it’s a song I can’t stop listening to?