A week ago it was the early ’90s hair metal festival (America Rocks) at the Alrosa. This week it’s the mid-90s alt-radio rock festival (Summerland Tour) at the LC (outdoors).
Headlined by Everclear (who, like a majority of the bands on the America Rocks tour, has only one original member, lead singer – Art Alexakis) and Sugar Ray, the undercard on this bill is stacked with bands that had one or two hits played to death (due to requests, undoubtedly) by CD101 (Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”; LIT – “My Own Worst Enemy; Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You”, “Hey Jealousy”).
Gates at the LC open for this show at 6pm. General admission (lawn) tickets are $15. If you’re a big spender (ha … $30 … that’s just $2 more than the general admission America Rocks tickets were!), you can buy a seat down in the pit in front of the stage.
My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses will play the LC Pavilion in Columbus August 12th. While that alone might make you scream; it gets even better. This concert launches what is expected to be an ongoing partnership among PromoWest, Wexner Center, and CD 102.5. A portion of the show’s proceeds will benefit the Wexner Center for the Arts and Cd101 For the Kids.
Tickets are $39 in advance, or $43 day of and go on sale to the general public Friday, May 4 at 10 am at Ticketmaster.com.
for more info sbout the partnership keep reading after the jump.
Riding high on a wave of Southern California sunshine and smooth harmonies, Dawes is no stranger to Columbus having graced the Rumba and Basement stages a handful of time during the last 12-18 months. With a sophomore album set to hit stores and the internet the day before the band opens for Bright Eyes at The LC (indoor stage … BOO … this type of music is made to be heard under a starry sky), Dawes already has a summer full of touring plans including opening for the likes of My Morning Jacket, Brett Dennen, and Alison Krauss and Union Station.
Nothing is Wrong is a mature sounding album for a group that’s only been together for about five years. Already, comparisons to artists ranging from Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, and The Band have littered reviews in magazines and on the web and all are justifiable. Without a doubt, there’s been a lot of care put into crafting these folk-rock-inspired tracks and just as you could spot a grunge band from Seattle in the early ’90s after hearing a few guitar chords, you can tell that Dawes hails from the Laurel Canyon area of Southern California within moments of hearing the sweet and warm harmonies on Nothing is Wrong’s opening track, “Time Spent in Los Angeles”.
All photos by Chris Ricca. Chris says: “I’ve had the privilege of seeing them at the Beachland Ballroom, the Kent Stage, Austin City Limits, and now Columbus, OH. Every show is the best live show you’ve ever seen – until the next time you see them play. Thank you mighty Avett’s!”
You can thank me for the Pavement show. Buy me a beer or something and we’ll call it even.
A few months ago PromoWest made some concert announcements on Facebook and I replied that I was still waiting for them to book something I liked. I offered up Pavement, Faith No More and Soundgarden as three bands that I wanted to see. Apparently they took me up on one of my suggestions.
Of course, I’m old enough to be one of those people who saw Pavement “back in the day” and while they aren’t the most exciting band in the world to watch, for nostalgia sake, this show can’t be beat. And, as Bela pointed out, Superchunk put out a new CD this week too – it’s like a great week in 1995.
If you want a sneak preview into a potential Pavement setlist (just so you can brush up in case you haven’t heard some of these songs in 10 years), check out what songs the guys played in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
(Spoiler: “Painted Soldiers” was NOT on the Milwaukee setlist but I dig this video because of the cameo by Veruca Salt at the end)
SubPop’s No Age opens the show at the LC on Thursday night. Tickets ($32.50) are still available but it should be a packed house full of aging hipsters and kids who want a history lesson in slacker rock.
The Blastronauts will be performing pre- and post-show at the A&R Bar next door to the LC. (Pssss … beer is cheaper here than at the LC so stop in for a drink or two before the show)
Burn the Witch
In My Head
Into The Hollow
Run Pig Run (video from the show)
Leg of Lamb
In the Fade
Turning on the Screw
Make It Wit Chu
Sick Sick Sick
Do It Again
You Can’t Quit Me
3s & 7s
Go With the Flow
No One Knows > Infinity > No One Knows
Song For The Dead
Also, here’s a video of “You in Color” from The Black Angels’ set last night.
This was Arcade Fire‘s second visit to Columbus. The first time they were in town was right as their first album came out, and the buzz was there but still pretty low. There might have been 100 people there. Times New Viking opened. It was a great show.
This time around, the crowd was a lot bigger. Playing to what seemed like a sold out crowd outdoors at The LC, it was obvious that Arcade Fire has transformed into a Big Deal. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them at a larger venue next time they’re in Columbus, which won’t be for a few years (according to the band, at least).
Keep the Car Running
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
No Cars Go
I’m Sleeping In A Submarine
Ocean of Noise
(Antichrist Television Blues)
The Well and the Lighthouse
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Headlights Look Like Diamonds
We got there at 8:30PM, just as LCD Soundsystem was playing their last song. I couldn’t get their any earlier, and appreciate an early start time, but this seemed a little too early. Then again, we’re always complaining about start times for shows so pay no attention to my comment. Heh.