Independent’s Day 2012
September 15, 2012
Corner of Gay and Pearl
Tag Archives: The Lost Revival
Independent’s Day 2012
I’ve never seen a bad Lost Revival show, and this new video for “Two Minus One Equals One” from the band’s latest release, The Greatest Scam Ever Pulled, does a good job of showing why. There’s nothing particularly special about the slow-mo footage (shot by Monolithic Cloud Parade’s Corey Fry) in the video: just some good camera work of the Lost Revival onstage and some brief moments captured off-stage rehearsing, loading, etc. But those onstage moments reveal a lot; when it’s slowed down, you can see just how much Kevin Collins squeezes out of every performance. He’s a showman to the core.
Related: Independents’ Day is this week, and, as usual, it boasts a strong lineup of Columbus bands. You can catch The Lost Revival at the Gay & Third stage @ 4:40 on Saturday. Full schedule here.
Only 200 of the music/shirt bundle will be ever produced.
The proceeds from this t-shirt/music bundle with benefit the CD101 for the Kids Charity.
Tonight Envelope, Ghost Shirt, and the Lost Revival will play a free CD101 @ 102.5 Local Showcase at Park Street Patio in conjunction with the release of this Homage shirt. DJ Lance of CD101@102.5′s electronic show the Remix will spin at this free show as well.
Park Street is located at 533 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215.
This is a great show, and a really good cause
We all pray that the nostalgia factor of the limited edition CD101 shirt lays soley in the good memories of driving in your car or sitting in your parent’s basement and hearing Nirvana for the first time on the radio.
The videos from The Black Swans’ Don’t Blame the Stars just keep on coming. Today Paste premiered “Mean Medicine,” directed by Sam Craighead and Paul Rentler. Catch the Swans’ Jerry DeCicca with Southeast Engine‘s Adam Remnant on their living room tour. Dates, details at Misra.
The Lost Revival‘s new video for “Cotton and Lace” was shot, edited and directed by Monolithic Cloud Parade‘s Corey Fry, and “filmed over the course of two separate very sweaty evenings in Columbus, Ohio with a Canon T2i.” Kevin Collins and crew will be at Comfest’s Offramp stage at 6:30pm Saturday.
Already wrote about 2cow and Lost Revival for The Other Paper, so I’ll stop typing and just give ya some release-show info and let you watch that video and sample these mp3s to make up your own mind:
The Lost Revival and Monolithic Cloud Parade’s combined release show is 10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) at Skully’s, 1151 N. High St., with George Elliot Underground.
If you’re not headed down to Nelsonville for Yo La Tengo on Thursday night, you’d do well to check out Blastronauts‘ release show at Oldfield’s on High, a venue that’s had some better shows recently thanks to Blastronauts main man James Allison, who started booking a Thursday night lineup under the name Outer Sounds (and now occasionally records some of those bands and posts songs to stream at the Outer Sounds website).
The new EP, Galileo, is the first in a series of four mini-albums about astronomers. So there’s obviously some spacey stuff on there, but as you’ll hear in the above mp3 of “Even the Score,” everything is grounded with some love for a good hook. …Also, that album cover up there is 3D when viewed with the appropriate anaglyph eyewear, and Thursday night Oldfield’s will boast a 3D photography exhibition.
Also on the bill:
- The Rosewood Thieves, from NYC, who recently released their own EP called Heartaches By The Pound: The Rosewood Thieves Sing Solomon Burke. Burke actually wrote the liner notes for the project, going so far as to say, “I thought the Rolling Stones did me a favor but you have taken it to another level.” Judge for yourself with this mp3 from the EP:
- The Dead Trees, from Portland, who just toured Brazil with Little Joy.
- The Lost Revival, a local favorite of mine. Rarely does their “bastardized Americana” disappoint live.
Three Columbus bands are playing album-release shows on Friday night, and they’re all worth mentioning/attending.
At the Rumba Cafe, Brian Harnetty will be releasing Silent City, his second album for Chicago’s Atavistic Records. This one again finds Harnetty mining the treasures he collected from the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives, but this time Harnetty’s instrumentation (accordion, bells, etc.) sets the tone for the songs. And floating above three of the tracks are the vocals of Bonnie “Prince” Billy. It’s Harnetty’s best work yet.
Harnetty rarely plays live, so catch him when you can. The Black Swans and Super Desserts open the show.
Here’s how Monolithic Cloud Parade describes the concept behind its debut: “The album tells the story of a pack of turn-of-the-century carnival freak show children with wolf heads who escape their wagon train in a deadly accident one night and head off into the forest to fend for themselves, where they are confronted with fears both real and imaginary.” If you like Neutral Milk Hotel, you’ll dig these guys. Corey Fry has created an ambitious, lo-fi concept album that succeeds much of the time, bizarro storyline and all. Not bad for a guy who couldn’t even play an instrument a couple years ago.
MCP’s record release is at the Scarlet and Grey Cafe with The Lost Revival and Darynyck. It’ll also serve as Darynyck’s farewell show.
Another debut concept album, Wing & Tusk’s The Secret of Toadflax Tea tells a story from three different viewpoints: an old monk, a young monk and a doctor, all of whom are on a European island stricken with the black plague, for which the only cure is a drink called Toadflax Tea. But that cure is known only to the monks… Betrayal, murder and heroism ensue.
Along with Harnetty’s Silent City, this is one of my favorite Columbus releases of the year so far. Singer Josh Rea reminds me a lot of David Bazan, a good thing in my book. Wing & tusk takes its folk-rock foundation and builds on it till it reaches the ether, adding strings, horns, beautiful harmonies and such along with way. Epic stuff.
Concert posters after the jump. Wing & Tusk’s is particularly cool/creepy.