You can tell by the number of benefit shows in Columbus this year that it’s been a rough 2010 for a lot of people in the music community. It’s time again to rally around a local who could use some help. Nile Carpenter, faithful show-goer and cellist for Afortiori, recently was in a car accident and broke bones in both arms, including a full elbow replacement. The good news is, he’ll be fine. The bad news is, he has racked up more than $50,000 in medical bills.
Tonight’s benefit show is at the Basement with Six Gallery, St. Moses the Black and Lemia Belus. More details on the poster below. After the jump, check out the poster for another benefit next Thursday (9/9) at KOBO with Phantods. Continue reading →
Out with one Daniel, in with another. Dan Francis (ex-Pirate) has been replaced by Afortiori‘s Daniel Erb. Press release:
SIX GALLERY regrets to announce that vocalist, Daniel J Francis, will be parting ways with the band: “We are all thankful for the time and effort Dan contributed to the SIX GALLERY, but unfortunately, a change like this needs to happen sometimes. Daniel Erb, lead vocalist of the Columbus indie rock act Afortiori, will be replacing Daniel Francis.”
In order to give their fans the best show possible SIX GALLERY have decided to rather lock themselves up for rehearsals and hence postpone their European tour that was scheduled for May. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Somebody should take bassist Patrick Matthews from Youth Group to Dirty Frank’s before Wednesday night’s show at The Basement! The Australian band has made a few trips to Columbus since their inception in 2004 and their gentle brand of indie-pop (falling somewhere between Death Cab for Cutie and Teenage Fanclub) is always welcomed.
The band’s latest (their 3rd U.S. release since 2004), The Night is Ours, is filled with tales of love and heartbreak and if the kids were still making mix CDs to express interest in somebody of the opposite sex, Youth Group would be the band on the soundtrack that the recipient would say, “They sound so familiar and yet I can’t figure out who it is”. I have no idea what size audience Youth Group draws in Columbus but when I saw them in L.A. in 2005, the Spaceland was packed with hipsters wanting to discover their new favorite band before the rest of the world.
Youth Group, Other Girls, and Six Gallery perform at The Basement on Wednesday, October 7. Tickets are $12 at the door and doors open at 7pm.
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