Several of the national/international acts booked for the upcoming MidPoint Indie Summer concert series (where an average of three bands team play for free on Fountain Square every Friday throughout the summer) were announced a week ago at the MidPoint "Reveal Showcase" at the Contemporary Arts Center. Check out a review of the Reveal concert here at Each Note Secure and some thoughts on what was revealed here at Broken Mic. UPDATE: The full summer lineup is now posted here.
Along with nationally-renowned artists like Smoking Popes, Why? and Neon Indian, Bob Log III is on the schedule for July 30, sharing co-headlining status with awesome local Electro Indie troupe Eat Sugar. If that photo of Bob above isn't enough to get you jazzed, check out his tunes here. Billed as a "One Man Band Slide Guitar Party" (and a sorta second coming of Hasil Adkins), the Arizona-based Log III will be supporting his latest album, My Sh*t Is Perfect, which was recently on Birdman Records.
Sounds like fun and Bob's press materials make it sound even more fun. The alleged subject of many rumors ("he has a monkey paw instead of a hand, girls like to sit on his knees and bounce while he plays, occasionally various people from the crowd jump onstage and put their boob in his drink, he rides in an inflatable dinghy over an ocean of fans"), a recent press release about the new album offered the following "Quotes and Testimonials":
TOM WAITS “And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody even knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to basically.”
MILTON BERLE “Hey kid…. DO what thou wilt.”
ROBERT PLANT “Dear Bob, it’s been ages since Sweden.”
POISON IVY (The Cramps) “If you do that again, we are kicking you off the tour.”
HASIL ADKINS “Woooo! Can I have your autograph?”
R.L. BURNSIDE “Sideshow, you hanging in there like a dirty shirt. I want you playing with me tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that.”
FRANZ FERDINAND (Nick) “… Can I ride in your car?”
BLOWFLY “Bob Log, you play guitar by yourself, you play drums by yourself, you drive yourself, but I bet you need help to masturbate.”
WEEN “Can I have one of your sandwiches?”
SHARON JONES “Bob Log, you can use my dressing room…. wait, let me get you a towel.”
SHONEN KNIFE “Can we sit your knee?”
JIMMY CARL BLACK “Bob Log, I can’t find the hotel.”
CHRISTINA SPENCER (BOSS HOG) “Can I wear your suit?… oh.. wait.. nevermind.”
SAHARA HOT NIGHTS “We’re not mad! Really! We love Bob Log!” (in a Swedish accent)
T-MODEL FORD “Try playing THAT mutha fucker! HEY! you sat on my sandwich!”
ITOMO! “Nodo chinko????”
Even if none of these are real, you have to admire the kid's moxy!