Columbus rock vets Watershed release their first new full length CD in 6 years (!!!) today (I haven’t found a link to a place to actually order it however – when I find that link, I’ll post it). In the meantime, give it a preview below where you’ll find the familiar Midwest rock sounds (think Cheap Trick meets the Goo Goo Dolls meets The Replacements) from one of Columbus’s longest standing bands.
A couple of upcoming Watershed-related events to add to your calendar:
When Justin Townes Earle came to Columbus in the past, he’d always play the Rumba Cafe, even though he outgrew the venue pretty quickly. It made for an intimate show, but it was crowded, and if you got close to the stage you were one of the lucky ones.
Now that the Rumba’s Todd Dugan is booking occasional shows at the Bluestone, Columbus has a chance to see Earle with a bit more elbow room, good sight lines and some stained-glass ambience. After seeing Lucero in the space last month, I was also impressed by the quality of the live sound, something Rumba has become known for. …Think a smaller, classier Newport with better sound.
Tristen opens tonight’s show ($17, 18+, 9pm). Dugan’s next big Bluestone show will be Watershed‘s CD release show on June 8.
So BoMA is now The Bluestone, and for the church-turned-club’s “inaugural event” last night, they brought in The Honey Brothers featuring Adrian Grenier aka Vinny Chase from Entourage. I did not realize this band existed before this week. (One band member’s name is Ari Gold.)
There was talk of a “surprise guest,” and it turned out to be Marky Ramone, who sat in on drums. (I think Ari Gold is playing ukulele.)