The Columbus Alive made this show its Staff Pick of the week and says the “post-punk combo that taps common record nerd sweet spots — Mission of Burma, Devo, Sonic Youth, any band with a motorik pulse — with uncommon grace.”
Cover is $5. Connections, Psychedelic Horseshit, and WV White round out the lineup at The Summit.
Remember last month when hundreds of you filled The Basement to see Local H (and others of you stood outside thinking to yourself, “I should have bought tickets before this show sold out”)? Let’s see how many of you make it to The Summit on Sunday night to see Scott Lucas’s other band – Scott Lucas and The Married Men.
The seven-piece Chicago music veteran ensemble lead by the enigmatic Mr. Lucas recently released Blood Half Moon, an album that Ned Raggett of AllMusic.com says “might just be the rock record of 2012” and the band has just finished up a run of dates opening for Deer Tick.
We invited Scott Lucas and The Married Men to record a DonewaitingTV session with us at Eletraplay in the fall of 2010 and one of the songs they premiered for us was the first track off Blood Half Moon, “Lover the Lullaby”, which, at the time, didn’t have a title and was just being referred to as “Spaghetti Western”. Give a listen and you’ll hear why both song titles make sense. (Unfortunately, the video starts freaking out around the 3:30 mark)
The Summit (2210 Summit St.) open at 8pm for the Sunday night show with Drew Eberly kicking things off at 9pm. The show is 18 and over ($10 for those 21-and-over; $13 for those 18-to-21).
On Saturday night, Los Angeles’ Fool’s Gold (and Columbus ex-pat Brad Caulkins) returns to Columbus to play a show at The Summit. As discussed upon their previous visit, last year’s Leave No Trace was a quality sophomore effort. The band recently shot a new video for “The Dive” (above), one of my favorites from the album. Maza Blaska reprises their opening slot, and upstart locals The Beers are also on the bill. Cover is $8, show time is 9PM.
We need new jams from Quest for Fire – it’s been 2 years since the spaced-out trippiness of Lights from Paradise! With a tour currently underway, maybe that means the dudes are working on new material and road testing some of it. Maybe not. We’ll have to find out Tuesday night when the Toronto-based band rolls into The Summit for a show with local like-minded psychedelic-stoner jammers – and Tee Pee Records labelmates – the Main Street Gospel. Cover at the door is $8, show kicks off around 9pm.
New Merge Records band Hospitality has been touring with Wild Flag, hitting Philadelphia today and Chicago on Thursday, followed by some shows with fellow Mergers Eleanor Friedberger. But a one Mr. Kyle Sowash is filling Hospitality’s empty Wednesday (4/4, tomorrow!) with a show here at the Summit in Columbus. Check out the tracks above for a preview of what’s in store (good old-fashioned, head-boppin’ indie pop.)
Two noteworthy local acts on this bill: Terribly Empty Pockets and half of Donewaiting BFF Miranda Sound.
MP3: Balam Acab- Oh, Why Balam Acab is a 20 year-old electronic producer from PA. His latest album Wander/Wonder on Tri-Angle Records is probably my favorite electronic record this year. Granted I am not an expert in electronic music or witches, I can say that if “Wander/Wonder” is under the witchouse umbrella, then it would be a really nice, mellow witch that gives you weed cookies and can invent jacuzzis out of creeks. And not because eventually the witch is gonna feed you to a cauldron of boiling water. The witch is just chillin’ and spreading the good feelings to enhance her environment.
Balam isn’t a women or a witch. He is a 20 year-old electronic producer from PA on Tri-Angle Records that is performing at Scott Niemet’s KVLT Party at the Summit this evening. Dirty Current is also on the bill.
Twin Sister’sKimmi In A Rice Field gets remixed by Balam Acab. The already hauntingly beautiful song gets an earthy electronic treatment by Acab.
Balam Acab will play Columbus at Scott Niemet’s KVLT Party this Saturday at the Summit, November 12th.
Twin Sister will be headlining their first North American Tour in January and February 2012 in support of their album In Heaven which is in stores now on Domino Records.
Tourdates and the video for the original version of ”Kimmi In A Rice Field” after the jump.
Maritime – “It’s Casual” (from 2011′s Human Hearts)
One of the problems with being in a successful band is that once that band breaks up, you’ll forever have to answer the question, “When will the reunion happen?” Davey von Bohlen (singer/guitarist) and Dan Didier (drummer) have been asked that question probably hundreds of times since 2002 when the band that they made up half of – The Promise Ring – called it quits. Earlier this year, Didier mentioned that a reunion isn’t out of the question and that it could happen in 2012. In the meantime, however, von Bohlen and Didier are promoting the latest release by Maritime, the band they started after The Promise Ring’s demise nearly 10 years ago.
In hindsight, the final Promise Ring album, Wood/Water, seems like a precursor to the direction von Bohlen and Didier would head with Maritime. It was a much more subdued effort than fans of the band’s bouncy emo-pop were used to and that sound has carried through Martime’s four full-length efforts.
As we’ve all grown older and started having kids (the four Maritime members have 7 kids between them), priorities shift, long-term visions emerge and for many, that means giving up – or at least slowing down – on the hobbies and passions that propelled us through our late 20s and early 30s. What that means for Maritime is more cautious touring – no longer are they hoping in a van and doing 6 months worth of dates from coast-to-coast. They haven’t quite succumbed to being ‘weekend warriors’ (only playing shows Friday – Sunday in cities that are within a 4 or 5 hour drive) but have cut way back on the amount of road miles they see every year.
Fortunately, Maritime seems to have a fondness for Ohio, performing in Cincinnati in August and stopping in Columbus on Sunday night and in Toledo in November.
Catch Maritime, Harboring Ghosts, and She-Bears at The Summit on Sunday night. Doors open at 8 and the cover is $10.
The Dollyrots, who released my favorite CD of 2010 (“Sweet-and-sassy POP-punk-ROCK. “Rock Control!” was 2010′s “Volcano Girls” (Veruca Salt) minus the radio airplay and flashy MTV video.”) return to Columbus on Friday night. The L.A. trio will be playing at The Summit along with locals Ranger Danger and Charlie Hustle.
The band will also be stopping in at WNCI on Friday morning to chat with the morning crew.
Tim Kasher (of Cursive)
The Summit I Columbus, OH
Oct. 7, 2010
Kasher also stopped by Electraplay the next day to film a live session for donewaitingTV. Be on the lookout for those videos in the next few weeks. Shots from the Live at Electraplay session and more pics from the Summit after the jump. Continue reading →