Dan Williams and Uncle Dave Lewis helped create the WAIF show 'Art Damage' about experimental music, and it eventually led to the creation of The Art Damage Foundation and Lodge. This outlet for experimental music is undergoing some changes, as The Lodge hosts its last shows this weekend. Lewis talks about 25 years of 'Art Damage' in Cincinnati.
Art Damage, the influential radio show/performance space/experimental music-supporting collective, turns 25 years old this year, and the group celebrates this weekend with a two-night blowout featuring some of the biggest names in experimental music: Baltimore's Nautical Almanac, Philly's Weyes Bluhd, Michigan's Andrew Coltrane, L.A.'s Sissy Spacek, Michigan's Wolf Eyes and Columbus' Sword Heaven, among others.
As we approach the beginning of a new decade, I decided to try to think of 100 reasons why I've enjoyed covering Cincinnati music over the past 3,650 days. At first I was worried I might not be able to come up with enough. A couple of hours into an "off the top of my head" list, I considered changing it to 1,000 reasons. After some hard editing choices, I've managed to squeeze the decade down into 50 items.
Tara Jane ONeil is like the Daniel Boone of Indie Rock. From the very dawn of her career — as a founding member of Rodan, Retsin and The Sonora Pine — to her decade-long solo stint, ONeil has blazed sonic trails in favor of following trends, making a name for herself as a guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, film scorer and visual artist.