MP3:Yeasayer – O.N.E.
Tonight marks the return of Brooklyn-based Yeasayer (and our friend Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane). It’s been over a year since their last show at Skully’s, but between a new record, constant touring of the world and television appearances, this comes as no surprise.
Odd Blood has received acclaim from multiple reviewers across the US and UK since February and supplied the demand of fans globally, including appearances at prominent festivals like Coachella, Splendour in the Grass, Reading and Latitude. Last month they also released new single “Madder Red,” which features yet another typically strange Yeasayer video. Check it out above.
Opening the show will be Georgian-based Washed Out (stage alias of Ernest Greene), whose chillwave sound has been gaining exposure over the last year. The Newport Music Hall will open its doors at 7pm.
I really don’t know what to make of the Ohio Hip Hop Awards.
But they happened this weekend in the Cleveland, and I guess it is of note that Columbus emcee, Copywrite won Ohio Hip Hop Album of the Year for his ep, The Rebirth .
Skullys Music Diner won the Ohio Hip Hop Award for Best Live Venue.
For full listing of winners click here.
Also peep Copywrite’s weekly freestyle series on Hip Hopdx.
The Dollyrots will be at Skully’s on Monday, August 30 along with The Cliks and Hunter Valentine. Sure, it’s a Monday night, but the show starts at 8 and should be over before anybody turns into a pumpkin.
I hit up a campus-area CD store last week, the day A Little Messed Up was released. The CD store owner told me that his UPS shipment hadn’t come in for the day and he wasn’t sure whether or not this CD would be part of his shipment.
“So, you know their stuff. What section should I put it in?” he asked. I was stumped.
“Well, they’re from the LA punk scene, but, really, they have a pop-rock edge,” I said.
Put a million bucks in Kelly, Luis, and Chris’s bank accounts and you might confuse them for one of the manufactured Disney teen pop queens (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, etc.) but this trio is the real deal. They just happen to write (their own) sugary sweet songs with spit-and-snarl in the vocals and guitar. It’s the kind of stuff that has huge potential crossover appeal – from fans of ’90s alt.rock female-fronted bands (ie – Veruca Salt, Letters to Cleo, The Muffs) to old punk legends (The Buzzcocks) to newer pop-rock radio bands (Bowling for Soup), there’s something for a large cross section of music lovers in The Dollyrots music.
Welp. I’d link to think anyone who claims to like music is aware of this. But we all have our own lives to lead. HOWEVER, All Eyes in the underground hip hop galaxy focus on our city as we being the home of some of the greatest talent ever celebrate the release of Camu Tao’s King of Hearts album on Def Jux/Fat Possum Records.
El-P is flying in to present our city the album, and enjoy the city that Camu loved.
ooohh so a national release in Columbus…say word..
but wait..lets not get too cool.
All the proceeds from the door benefit the James Cancer Center.
So..hopefully you will come and join us.
I feel like this is one of the musical moments that someone with pyrotechnics at the Schott could’nt trump.
5 dollar suggested donation.
DJ Pos 2, DJ Detox, DJ Carol, DJ True Skillz, and DJ Drastic on the tables
Hoster by El-Producto.
Album plays at midnight.
the packaging will make you cry.
In the Short North. At Skullys. On High Street. In Columbus Ohio.
Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch played the Rumba last night, and Philip Kim shot some video that captures the band’s live vibe pretty well. Says Graham, “This is a leaner, meaner swarming branch that practices every day. The lineup is Dane Terry, Chris Burney [ex-The Sun], and Flagships-era RTFO Bandwagon drummer Sean Leary, recently re-transplanted from Boone, NC.”
You can catch Graham solo tomorrow night (Saturday, 7/31) at Rumba and with his Branch on Tuesday, August 3rd, at Skully’s in Columbus opening for Cults ($5 18+). From there they’ll head out on a late-summer tour. Dates & venues on myspace.
Andrew Graham’s Good Word is out now on Mexican Summer.
The Smoking Section put up an EP that Stalley did with a Elevator Music, a Columbus based label slash collective.
The narrative leads to tonight’s show with Elevator Music.
MP3: Elevator Music Present Stalley Columbus (via the smoking section)
01. L.e. – The Format (Freestyle)
02. L.e. – Late 4 Dat (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
03. Stalley – Masterpiece (Prod. By Precize)
04. Stalley – Babblin’ (Prod. By J Rawls)
05. The 3rd – Heart Of Gold (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
06. Truck North – Jill Jawn (Prod. By Kahri Ferrari)
07. O.G. Flow (Truck North & Rapper Big Pooh) – Dutch Dalton (Prod. By Tony Baines)
08. The 3rd – Out There (Prod. By DJ Premier)
Here is an interview Donewaiting did with Stalley around SXSW time.
Not really sure of the genesis of this show but it could be the end of a weeklong celebration for The George Elliot Underground who released a new EP, Summer of Weird, earlier this week and played multiple shows in the last week or so with bands such as American Bang and The Wildbirds.
For the price (FREE … download NOW), Summer of Weird, recorded at Electraplay Studio by James Allison (Blastronauts) and Tony Stewart, is worthy of space on the iPod. At times, Summer of Weird recalls the lower NYC lower East Side hipster rock of The Strokes (“I.N.K.”), at other times there’s a retro Detroit-style garage rock sound (“Attack of the Lightening Bird Pt. 11″). My favorite, though, is the 5-minute jam “January One”, heavy with a mid-70’s Southern Rock swagger (if all the songs sounded like this, I’d love to see G.E.U. open a Skynryd/Govt Mule/Black Crowes triple bill).
I’m much more enthused about the second half of Karate Coyote‘s new (and first full-length) album, Inner Animals, but the above track (#2 of 12) helps redeem Side A for me. It’s got all those things you love about Karate Coyote, if you love Karate Coyote: hoots and hollers, ohhs and ahhs, background shouts of “Hey!”, creative vocal lines courtesy of Sam Corlett, little bits of weird/throwback lead guitar that doesn’t seem like it should fit but does.