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Photos: Times New Viking, Psandwich & Mike Rep and Tommy Jay

Times New Viking, Psandwich, Mike Rep and Tommy Jay
Wexner Center for the Arts
July 1, 2011

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Friday: Times New Viking’s last 2011 Columbus show + roast with Ron House

Tomorrow night (Friday, 7/1) Times New Viking will play its last Columbus show of the year, which bums me out. But, a roast hosted by none other than Ron House (Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments) should add some levity to the evening. House’s band, Psandwich, will also play (full-length coming soon), as will kindred spirits Mike Rep and Tommy Jay. If I didn’t have to travel out of town, there is no way I’d miss this. Details, tickets for the Wexner Center event here.

Video: Bill Callahan – “Riding for the Feeling”

In which a ski jumper jumps for a really long time. It’s quite peaceful, though, if you need to clear some brain fog. Bill Callahan’s new album, Apocalypse, is out now on Drag City, and I’ve been listening to it almost every day. Callahan will also be at the Wexner Center July 7 with Hidden Ritual.

Photos: Yacht & Light Asylum, Columbus, Ohio

Electropop band YACHT visited the Wexner Center for the Arts last week with Light Asylum.




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Video/MP3: Papercuts – “Do What You Will” + Columbus show tonight

MP3: Papercuts – Do What You Will

…in which Papercuts’ Jason Robert Quever runs for his life from a LOST-style smoke monster (minus the lightning, plus murderous bandmates).

Papercuts brings its breathy, better-than-Beach-House dream pop to the Wexner Center tonight with Still Corners. $12, 9pm. Fading Parade is out now on Sub Pop.

Times New Viking + Putty Hill Film Screening in Columbus

Over at the Wexner Center, Times New Viking will participate in a discussion with the filmmaker of Putty Hill after the screening tonight. Details:

After Friday night’s screening of Putty Hill, director Matt Porterfield will be joined in conversation with Adam Elliott and Beth Murphy from the Columbus band, Times New Viking. They’ll talk about the film, making art on a minuscule budget, and will field your questions.

Tonight in Columbus: Akron/Family

MP3: Akron/Family – Silly Bears

I caught Akron/Family last time they came to the Wexner Center in 2007, and while I can’t say I come back to the band’s albums constantly, the show left enough of an impression on me that I had to make sure I didn’t miss tonight’s concert. Last time through, there was all sorts of audience participation, lots of on- and off-stage dancing and musical moments ranging from pin-drop quiet to absolute cacophony. I’ve also been digging the songs and the full-album flow of the band’s new record, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT.

Be warned, though: The strong hippie contingent in Akron/Family’s fan base probably means you’ll have to endure a few patchouli-scented hula-hoopers or interpretive dancers. Last time some girl played with a shiny red ball during the entire show.

Tickets $13 here. Delicate Steve opens the Wex show at 9pm in the Performance Space.

Video: Akron/Family – “Silly Bears”

Directed by Ohio University grad student Matt Brunson.

Akron/Family will play the Wexner Center on March 2 with Delicate Steve.

Friday in Columbus: Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon is bringing his one-man multimedia storytelling and folk song explorations to the Wexner Center, Friday, February 18th — fresh from a weekend of shows with Nico Muhly and the Brooklyn Youth Choir, where his interpretation of an 18th Century hymn, “Jerusalem,” was a highlight. Amidon mixes banjo, voice and old folk gems to create what Pitchfork describes as a “meld (of) the rural and the urban, the organic and the synthetic, the oral tradition and the written score.”

Amidon collects songs and ideas, along with field recordings and drawings, and publishes Twitter poetry. His work isn’t limited to old tunes. He contributed a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” to the tribute album Harvest revisited, produced by MOJO Magazine. This fall he released a cover of R. Kelly’s “Relief” (stream above).

Amidon has released two full-length records on Iceland’s Bedroom Community Records, often collaborating with label mates Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, as well as Thomas Bartlett (Doveman). The New York Times describes Amidon’s latest, I See the Sign: “Playing guitar or banjo as he sings, he transforms all of [the songs], changing their colors and loading them with trapdoors. He slows them down and rewrites their harmonies, making curious, arty, quiet pop in his own mood – ornery, sensitive, distant. “I See the Sign” is a seriously intelligent record.”

Photos: Lost in the Trees in Columbus

Lost in the Trees
Wexner Center for the Arts I Columbus, OH
Jan. 30, 2011

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