TV on the Radio guitarist Kyp Malone and musician/filmmaker Aaron Aites front this side project that allows them to noodle around without consequence. Aites fronts the project, creating the playgrounds in which he and Malone collaborate. Their 'Dissolver' album, released in February, ended a six-year hiatus from recording.
Tim Easton's Ohio roots form the very heart of his new album, 'Porcupine.' The Akron resident attended Ohio State University in the mid-'90s, formed his first band, toured Europe, honed his craft while street-busking, then returned to Columbus and joined The Haynes Boys. Their Garage-tinged Americana attracted serious attention before Easton recorded his 1998 solo debut, 'Special 20.'
It's a sticky Saturday afternoon in College Corner, Ohio, and four out of the five members of Grooveshire are sitting under a small canopy at Ohmstead, the neo-hippie music festival on the grounds of Hannon's Camp America. We discuss the band's new EP, 'American Son,' the centerpiece of their "Louisiana Bayou Grunge," a term stemming from Jacob Jones' sizzling slide guitar riffs.
Community media center Media Bridges is turning 20 years old and this Saturday it's time to celebrate its past and support its future. "Free Wave Riot: Celebrating 20 Years of Local Music, Local Voices, Local Media" is a benefit concert at Know Theatre to help get its new FM radio station off the ground this fall.
When Polvo called it quits back in 1997, there was no long-simmering feud. It was just a matter of friends who decided to move on after a momentous seven-year run. Then in 2008, Polvo was contacted with a plea to reunite for one show. They did, and the guys managed to keep going, playing a number of festival dates and continuing to write new material.
When Josh Dorsey defines his band, the J. Dorsey Blues Revival, the concepts of what it is and is not take on almost equal significance. "It's our interpretation," he says. "We want something that sounds new but that comes from an old place." Further clarification can be found on the debut Blues Revival CD, 'Get Right Church,' the subject of this Saturday's release party at the Southgate House.
Billy Catfish (aka Lil' Billy Catfish or, more recently, Billy Catfish Orchestra) hasn't "re-made himself," as he will tell you, but he just spends less time wondering if you care about his views of Fruitarians (or if his jeans are designer enough for you or if he's saying all the correct things to say).
It's been a while for most of us since we've heard the name ed fROMOHIO or, as his mama calls him, Ed Crawford and, as Punk and Indie Rock fans call him, 'That dude who sang for fIREHOSE with Mike Watt. Featuring an acoustic-guitar/solo format for the past 15 years or so, Ed swings through the Southgate House Saturday to cap off an impressive bill that also features local Indie Rock champs Knife the Symphony and Ampline.
Defined scientifically, civil twilight is the time of day or evening when the center of the sun is six degrees below the horizon and terrestrial objects are still visible without the sun's direct illumination. As defined by two South African brothers and their friend, Civil Twilight is a brilliant, thoughtful and energetic amalgam of Radiohead, U2, The Police and Jeff Buckley.
Jay Farrar reformed Son Volt in 2005 and hooked up with Rhino Records to release 'A Retrospective: 1995-2000.' Four solid albums have followed, the latest being 'American Central Dust,' released by Rounder Records last month. The piano-driven "Cocaine and Ashes" makes for a buzzworthy single because it revolves around the rumor that Keith Richard snorted his father's ashes.