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Listen to New Guided By Voices Single

'Doughnut for a Snowman' due Nov. 28, but you can hear it now

On the first day of 2012, the "classic" lineup of Dayton, Ohio's legendary Indie band Guided By Voices will release its first album, Let's Go Eat the Factory. The 21-track full-length features the GBV lineup that has been touring for the past year — Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout Greg Demos and Kevin Fennell. It' the first new album by this lineup since 1996's Under the Bushes, Under the Stars. GBV diehards won't have to wait for the calendar to change to hear the "chemistry" (Pollard's reasoning — along with market demand — for putting out new songs after breaking GBV up just a few years back). A 7-inch single for new album track "Doughnut for a Snowman" is being issued Nov. 28 and you can give it a listen below.

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The Crowning of a Cincinnati Son

New documentary celebrates the playing career of Pete Rose

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Remember Pete Rose the baseball player, the unparalleled competitor who played nearly every inning of every game for more than two decades and got more hits than anyone in Major League Baseball history? Terry Lukemire's new documentary, '4192: The Crowning of the Hit King,' aims to put the spotlight back on a singular career that's been overshadowed by its subject's admittedly self-inflicted mistakes.   

Guided By Voices

Oct. 15 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Friday, October 8, 2010
Six years ago, Robert Pollard decided that the time had finally come to hang his Guided By Voices jersey in the rafters, but of course not because he was in a retiring frame of mind. The Dayton Pop mastermind merely felt that the GBV brand had run its course and that it was time for him to pursue his solo path. To the surprise of no one, he's reunited the classic GBV 1993-96 lineup and is hitting the road to re-create their scuffed studio magic. The Southgate House show is sold out.  

John Hiatt, Robert Pollard, Rogue Wave, Brian Jonestown Massacre and More

0 Comments · Friday, March 5, 2010
John Hiatt has been pursuing his Roots Rock direction for so long now it's sometimes difficult to remember that he started off in a Folk/Pop vein in the early '70s, which morphed into a tough/tender New Wave angle later in the decade and into the '80s. But like any decent gunslinger, Hiatt never forgets how many bullets he has left, and his chambers are packed full on 'The Open Road,' the 19th studio album of his long and storied career.  

Circus Devils: Gringo

[Happy Jack Rock]

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Whether the Indie Rock veteran is fronting Guided by Voices or experimental Circus Devils, Bob Pollard is a god among songwriting men, and for good reason.   

Pollard, Firesign Theatre and More

3 Comments · Friday, January 23, 2009
Now this is more like it. The CD release sheets are fattening up as we move farther into the new year, offering considerably more possibilities with each passing Tuesday. This week offers a trio of discs from a broad spectrum of musical veterans: Robert Pollard, Odds and A.C. Newman. Plus a forgotten gem from Firesign Theatre.