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Thursday at Kobo – an evening with R.Ring, Dolfish, Joe Peppercorn

Still amazed that Kelley Deal performed in an alley this past fall as part of the Independents’ Day Festival. For the past year or so, Kelley’s been working with Mike Montgomery (Ampline) under the name R. Ring though one suspects that with an upcoming Breeders reunion tour (thus far limited to a handful of European dates), R. Ring performances might become a bit rarer.

This is a pretty big event for Kobo and it’s being treated as such – there will be 70 seats available in the main performance room with limited standing room only space available for those who don’t get seats.

Your last chance at securing pre-sale tickets are by swinging by Kobo Tuesday evening from 6:30 to midnight. After that, you’ll have to take your chance at the door on Thursday night. Capacity will be capped at 100, so you snooze, you lose.

15 years since the passing of Brainiac’s Timmy Taylor

Brainiac at The Lithuanian Club – April 19, 1995
(Photo compliments of Christian Spencer via Tim Krug)

This week marks the 15-year anniversary of the passing of Brainiac’s Timmy Taylor. The wildly original 3RA1N1AC were at the forefront of a creative swell that hit Dayton, OH in the 1990s. While the underdog city is no stranger to innovation (the airplane, the cash register, the starter motor, Zapp & Roger, The Ohio Players, etc. all being born in Dayton), it seemed to be a particularly imaginative time.

Bands like The Breeders, Guided By Voices, Cage, Swearing at Motorists, A Ten O’Clock Scholar, The Esoterics, Sourbelly, Mink, Nostromo, Rod, The Tasties, Real Lulu, Cigarhead (and many more I’m forgetting) were all buzzing about town. One could head to Canal Street, The Sub Galley, The Lithuanian Club, The Chameleon Club, Trader Vic’s, Gem City Records, Network, etc. and feel the excitement in the air. All-ages shows were frequent — the whole community was involved.

Alas, I think many heard and saw and believed that Brainiac were The One. The chemistry and ingenuity the four members possessed (Timmy, Juan Monasterio, John Schmersal, and Tyler Trent) seemed otherworldly. It was truly something special. Though it comes nowhere close to displaying the band’s magnitude, you can get an impression below:
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Photos: The Breeders and Times New Viking in Columbus

The Breeders and Times New Viking
Newport Music Hall | Columbus, OH
August 23, 2009

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The Breeders Return, Playing SXSW

New album out in April. Details here. According to a bulletin on their Myspage page, The Breeders are playing SXSW 2008.