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Tuesday, March 13, 2001

KATE AND MEREDITH CD RELEASE PARTY
Kate and Meredith are hosting a CD release party for their CD The Beautiful March 14 at the Far Side. The show starts at 8pm

For more information, visit the band's web site at www.kateandmeredith.com.

DRUM DAZE 2001
Columbus Percussion is hosting Drum Daze 2001 March 18 at the Capital Theatre in the Riffe Center.

This year's featured performers are Karl Perazzo and Paul Rekow (Santana), Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock), Zoro (session drummer), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai and Extreme) and Jeff Hamilton (jazz drummer).

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, call Columbus Percussion at 885-7372 or visit their web site at www.columbuspercussion.com.

SILO THE HUSKIE AT SXSW
Silo the Huskie is going to Austin to play two shows at the South by Southwest Music Conference. Tell your friends: March 15 at the Cargo Records showcase at the Blind Pig (8pm), March 16 at Cargo Record's early showcase at the Green Mesquite (2pm).

Silo was also recently interviewed by the U.K. web site pennyblackmusic.com. Click here to see what they had to say: http://www.pennyblackmusic.com/cgi-local/shop.pl/page=magamaincore.htm/SID=3613612752.

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION
F**bomb will be playing a benefit for the National Organization of Women March 16 at Capital University. The show is a celebration of women's history month. No word yet on whether F**bomb will appear as women for the concert. The show starts at 10pm

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

WHITE OUTS RELEASED, VINTAGE BOB CITY REUNITE
Well, maybe I spoke too soon. Bob City isn't quite done yet. They're having a reunion show of sorts with the old singer, Jeremy. Jeremy lives in New York these days. The show itself is to help celebrate the release of a bunch of previously unreleased White Outs tunes on Red Hour Recordings. A Planet for texas is also on the bill.

Yeah, Bob and the White Outs share a bass player. Yeah, Red Hour has also released some "vintage Jeremy" Bob City. And Yeah, APFT shares a split 7" with Bob City. So it all ties together nicely. As for the future of Bob beyond this March 17 show at High Five ... it's still in the air. At least expect some membership changes.

EARSHOT MOVED TO SOME OTHER DAY
I'm a bit busy with other stuff this week, so sorry if this is a bit weird ... My laziness now is fixing my procrastination of earlier. Earshot is being moved to its own page, separate from the Lowdown. Look for it later this week.

WHO'S GOT THE LOWDOWN NOW?
This is Chad's last Lowdown. But we ain't gettin' rid of him that easy. He's already got a couple stories/interviews in the works. As I think I mentioned previously, Pat Dull will be returning. Aside from the Lowdown being Pat's idea to begin with, he's now settled in to his new home and online access. There were a couple others potentially interested in helping out with the Lowdown, so maybe we'll see some new names too.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, March 6, 2001

764-HERO AT BERNIE'S
Seattle's 764-Hero (greatly named after the toll line for turning in carpool lane violators) is playing Bernie's March 12. Kingsbury Manx and the Emerald Down are also taking the stage.

Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 10pm. The show is $7 and all ages.

EARWIG UPDATE
Lizard McGee won best song in the Alternative Category in Get Fancy Magazine. In other news, Earwig is gearing up for the long-awaited CD version of the live Bored in Chicago album.

McGee is also hitting the road, so if ya know anyone is these fair cities, give them a call and tell them about it:

For more information on either Lizard McGee or Earwig contact Lizard Family Music at [email protected].

DEVILCAKE MP3 MADNESS
Devilcake is releasing their CD, Shout at the Devilcake, via the MP3 format.

Go to www.mp3.com/devilcake to buy the CD. The site also has b-side material and links to other Devilcake music.

CD RELEASE MADNESS
Lost Angel has released their CD Psychosomatic. For more information, visit their web site at www.lostangel.com.

Chris McCoy is releasing an EP March 10. The EP is titled June 10. For more information, visit his web site at [email protected].

The Soul-Fu Villains are gearing up for the release of their CD The Nappy Mans Guide to Living. Look for it in the Spring.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

EARSHOT: ROCK N ROLLING PIN WINNERS DIVE
Dive (shown) won the bake-off at High 5 last week. The goods? Dive Sucks brownies. The prize? A rolling pin. The beneficiary? The Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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THE UNDERGROUND TAKEN OFF THE AIRWAVES
You may have read about this in the Lantern or Columbus Alive. I don't necessarily have any further information, but thought I should at least pass it on. The Underground, OSUs student run radio station, has been taken off the air. The station still broadcasts via the Web and Campus cable. But the station was deemed too powerful by the FCC and its guidelines for unlicensed FM.

There are some discussions taking place with local/OSU radio supporters past and present. See the site or email for more info on the discussion list.

I've also started a thread for this on the Cringe message board. Have at it.

CRINGE.COM - GET IT TO GO
Cringe on AvantGo
Gotta Palm, Handspring, Windows CE, mobile phone or other WAP-enabled device or PDA? Well, with the help of the AvantGo site and software, now you can take Cringe with you. It's likely to grow, but for now the channel includes many of the more timely and recent pages of Cringe that should be useful on the go.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, February 27, 2001

THE ROCK-N-ROLLING PIN
High Five is hosting the Rock-N-Rolling Pin 10pm February 28. The event will combine a rock show with a bake-off. Each band will prepare either a cooked or baked food item. The audience will be asked to try every item - the food is free - and during the show a vote by applause will be taken to determine the crowd's favorite food item.

F**Bomb, Walnut Brothers, Spurning, Roscoe, Dive and Plaid Frog will perform.

The show is a benefit for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. For more information, email Nick Turkas at [email protected].

BIG ROCK SHOW II
The Otterbein High Risk Drinking Prevention Coalition is hosting The Big Rock Show II 11am-11pm May 5 at the Campus Center on Otterbein College.

Cringe, the Stepford Five, Myopia, the Big Creak, Stonevelvet, Scott Gorsuch, the Velveteens, 79 Grove, Kopaz, No Tagbacks, Poophouse Reilly, Those Darn Amigos, the MoonDance Experiment and Uncle Owen are scheduled to perform.

The show benefits Direction for Youth.

LAUREN HOSPITAL AND LAST DAY PARADE SPLIT 7"
Lauren Hospital and Last Day Parade have teamed up to release a split 7", which will be released in late March.

For more information, visit the Lauren Hospital's web site at www.bitemedude.com or the label's web site at www.kickstartaudio.com.

SHOWS OF NOTE

CHANGES COMING AT CRINGE
Your humble Lowdown writer is moving on. But don't be too sad, I'm just going to become a features writer here at Cringe. Former Lowdown fave Pat Dull is coming back on board to pick up the slack. Look for the change to occur within the next couple of weeks.

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

EARSHOT: BOB CITY
Rawk is dead. Well, at least my favorite recent local incarnation of it is. Bob City appears to be calling it quits with members leaving town, moving on and joining other projects. Here's a few pics and vids from my collection:

[Images and movies moved to the Ear Shot section]



ADDITIONAL LOWDOWN WRITERS WANTED
As Chad said above, he's moving from doing the Lowdown to other features for Cringe. It looks like we've wooed the creator of the Lowdown, Pat Dull, in to coming back. At the same time, this is an opportunity for any of you out there to help with -- or even expand -- the Lowdown. If ya think you can help us cover local music, we want you! Contact us any way ya can.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, February 20, 2001

COMFEST LOGO CONTEST
It's that time of the year again. The Community Festival is holding a design contest for the ComFest logo. The logo must be one-color and have the following elements: June 22, 23 and 24, 2001; Community Festival; Goodale Park; and the Hopewell sign. Mention of Columbus, Ohio, 30th year, or caption a plus.

Interested artists should being their logo to the 7:30 pm, March 6 meeting. The ComFest meetings take place at Roy G. Biv Gallery, 997 N High St.

LYLO AMERICANS CD RELEASE PARTY
The Lylo Americans are hosting a CD release party February 24 at Bernie's. The new album is called Fireflow.

Supporting the Lylo Americans are Estee Louder and the Solar System Navigators.

For more information, visit the band's web site at www.lyloamericans.com.

HELLBOUND TRUCKERS CD RELEASE PARTY
Rockabilly faves The Hellbound Truckers are hosting a CD release party March 2 at Little Brother's for their record I Just Wanna Beat The Livin Shit Outta You.

The Lords of The Highway (from Cleveland) and the Johnny Rebel Band will help them usher in the album.

MIRANDA SOUND CD RELEASE PARTY
Miranda Sound is hosting a CD release party March 23 at Little Brother's. The new disc is called Baby Inertia; it's $5 for that night only.

The Stepford Five and Stonevelvet will also take the stage. The show is $5 at the door.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

EARSHOT: SILO THE HUSKIE TO PLAY SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
I got a couple alternate suggestions for what to call this Earshot A/V section in the works: Joel's A/V Baby and Digital Leftovers. Either strike a chord?

Silo the Huskie (pictured) will be playing the Cargo Records showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Tx on Friday, March 16. Silo will play a few shows on the way there. Come April the band will be preping new tunes for their second record on Cargo. With the planned fall release date the band will most likely be out on the road again.

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VH-1 BANDS ON THE RUN
VH-1 is actively searching Columbus for contenders for the next round of "Bands on the Run." The organizers of the "Survivor-for-bands" show have contacted me and evidently several other locals in search of bands. They have shown a stong interest in at least Blatant Finger and Bob City. Just when all you pessimist thought none of the biggies checked out Colubus music ...

GROWING PAINS AND ON THE GO
Well, the first signs of Cringe growing pains showed up Monday. The log file tracking all access to the site got so big that it cut off some site resources. This basically resulted in the databases behind the Message Board and the Ads being inaccessible. On the good side, at some level it means the new server, message board and ads are generating a lot more traffic and hits.

We should have an official AvantGo channel for some of the more timely and popular parts of Cringe quite soon. That means any of you geeks with a PDA (Palm, Handspring, etc.) and the AvantGo software will be able to take parts of Cringe with you. It should also result in a bit more traffic from the placement we'll get on AvantGo's site.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, February 13, 2001

DOG-A-THON BENEFIT
Little Brother's is hosting the Dog-A-Thon benefit for the Columbus Dog Connection February 18.

The show features Jack Neat, the Mendelsonics, HensleySturgis, the Fallow Valley Sinners, Ray Fuller, the Wahoos, Anna Paolucci, Vena Cava and the Kingrods, plus master of ceremonies Ned Wreckman and his dog Aberdeen. Tickets are $5.

Columbus Dog Connection is a non-profit volunteer organization which takes dogs who are strays, abused, on death row at animal shelters or were orphaned when their owner passed away and works to find new homes for them. The dogs stay with temporary foster families until permanent homes can be found. CDC has placed over 500 dogs since their founding in July of 1998.

For more information, visit the Columbus Dog Connection web site at www.ColumbusDogConnection.com.

LET IT RIP PRODUCTIONS
Let it Rip Productions is a Columbus-based promotional company best known for its Mofo Freakin' Rock Shows. The basis of the company is to find sponsors for shows to help with promotion - which adds more people coming out to the shows, who in turn might shop at the sponsors shops. Let it Rip head John Nincehelser said, "We have their (the sponsor's) demographic in the palm of our hand."

They have worked with bands such as the Baxters, Silo the Huskie, Salt Horse, A Planet for Texas, The Stepford 5, Blatant Finger, Twin Cam, Behemoth, the Vincents and the Privileges. Past sponsors include Rag-O-Rama, tattoo shops, Columbus Percussion, WOBN and some record stores.

"It's cool for the scene," Nincehelser said. He said that Let it Rip hopes to unite original Columbus bands into a collective scene.

If your interested in getting your band on a Let it Rip show or having your business sponsor a show, contact Nincehelser directly at (740) 967-5589.

MEDIA WHORES 7" RELEASE PARTY
Pat Dull dropped me a line to tell me that the Media Whores are hosting a 7" release party February 23 at Bernie's. The Break-Up! Records single features 1984 and Cult of the Psychic Fetus - to which Dull says is a tribute to the goth band of the same name.

Dull said that as an added bonus, the Whores will be giving away a free live CD - Media Whores-Drunk on Pirate Radio - to the first few people that buy the record. The CD was recorded on the Columbus pirate radio station 91.5 FM that was shut down by the FCC last year.

Bob City and Pfifer will also take the stage.

ODDS AND ENDS
Of a Revolution released their new album Risen February 6. It can be purchased at most Columbus music stores or at Best Buy.

Cincinnati's finest, the Afghan Whigs, have announced their breakup after 14 years. Greg Dulli is currently recording a second Twilight Singers record. No word yet on the plans for the rest of the band.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

NEW FEATURE - EARSHOT?
We're gonna try to role out another new weekly feature over the next few weeks. The working name is "Earshot". Each week it will feature pictures, video and/or audio from local shows around town. It'll look something like this.

Let me know if ya have any other suggestions for the feature name. If you have yer own sound, video and pics to submit, please contact me first.



The Bygones at Bernie's on New Year's

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BLOWING MY OWN HORN
Yers truly is currently the subject of ColumbusMusic.com's 15 Minutes of Fame feature. The questionaire was done back in the fall of 2000. There're probably some things there ya didn't know about me ... and probably wish ya didn't know and just wanna slap me for writin'.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, February 6, 2001

DONATATIONS FOR JERRY WICK
In case you missed the Jerry Wick tribute show at Little Brother's, you still have a chance to donate. Send donations to:

Used Kids Records
1992B N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201, USA
Email Bela Koe-Krompecher - of Anyway Records and Used Kids Records - at [email protected] if you have any questions.

BON-A-THON AT HIGH FIVE
If you can't wait until April 4 for the real thing, High Five is hosting the Bon-A-Thon February 9.

Nantucket Slayride, Twin Cam, Operation: Getdown, Bastard Squad, Kingrods, Media Whores, Marcy Mays, Baxters, Aspiring Tyrants and F**bomb will be playing covers of their favorite AC/DC songs.

The whole thing is for charity, so get ready to rock and come on down.

LYLO AMERICANS CD RELEASE PARTY
The Lylo Americans are hosting a CD release party February 24 at Bernie's. For more information, visit the band's web site at http://www.lyloamericans.com/.

TS5 DRUMMER IN MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE
The Stepford Five's drummer Mark Kovitya, 22, has been chosen to be featured in the March 2001 issue of Modern Drummer magazine's independent/unsigned artist section. The magazine went on sale January 31.

RON HESTER UPDATE
Ex-Columbus scenester Ron Hester (ex-Repairmen and Tim Easton) has recently finished a record at Workbook Studios.

Current Columbus Keith Hanlon, Matt Duckworth and Dave Pascoe (Orchestraville), Jason Gonzales (ex-Lilybandits, Microfonic) and Jon Chinn (Pretty Mighty Mighty) contributed on the album.

For more information, visit Ron's web site at http://www.ronhester.com/.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Now go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

RED HOUR RECORDINGS RESIDENT SITE
Cringe welcomes yet another label to its stable of residents. Red Hour Recordings is run by Red Hot Scott Waters. Scott is responsible for recording many a local punk and rawk band over the last 8 years or so. In fact, much of that is documented in Red Hour's Vent the Spew compilation. February 16 marks the release of a Geraldine 7". Check the site for more releases -- old school and new.

Derek DiCenzoJAZZ AT BERNIE'S AGAIN
Bernie's has brought back its Monday Night Jazz Nights starting this last Monday. Derek DiCenzo and friends (pictured) took the stage with a mixture of Batman, free jazz, standards and lounge. Look for Derek, Circus of Cool and other local jazz and experimental forms to return over the coming weeks.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, January 30, 2001

NOT FADE AWAY 2001
Studio 35 is hosting Not Fade Away 2001, a collection of local artists performing the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, JP "Big Bopper" Richardson & Dion and The Bellemonts, February 2.

The Johnny Rebel Band, the Sovines, Myopia, Poop House Reily and the Baxters with Jim Stiers of Blatant Finger are currently slated to appear.

All proceeds go to Studio 35.

SCOTT GORSUCH CD RELEASE
Scott Gorsuch will celebrate the release of his CD Purple February 1 at Little Brother's. The first single from Purple is called "Popular" and has been getting heavy rotation on CD101.

NUdE and Joe Oestreich from Watershed will also be taking the stage. For more information, visit Gorsuch's web site at www.scottgorsuch.com.

SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE
Seems that Rob Harvilla is not leaving The Other Paper for the Lone Star state after all. In a twist of fate, Rob is going to become the Arts Editor for TOP, while current Arts Editor Jenny Mullin is going to start writing those arts stories that you've grown accustomed to Rob writing. Go figure.

EMERALD DOWN UPDATE
Columbus's the Emerald Down will play a four song set on Channel 19's noon show February 21. The Emerald Down - they're originally from Washington - will also be playing with fellow Northwesterners 764-HERO at Bernie's March 12.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a band.

- Chad Painter

 

COLUMBUS ON COOLGRRRLS.COM
There's another place to catch up on the local scene. Coolgrrrls now has a "Columbus @ nite grrl." They actually cover many major cities. See http://www.coolgrrrls.com/pages/eva.html for the Columbus connection.

INDEPENDENT PLAYGROUND WINS AWARD PLUG
Remember something about some award for some radio show? Well, CD 101's The Independent Playground was awarded plugawards.com Specialty Show of the Year. Tom and Rudy from the Playground thank all who voted.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, January 23, 2001

THE INDEPENDENT PLAYGROUND NOMINATED FOR PLUG AWARD
CD101's Independent Playground has been nominated for commercial specialty show of the year at the Plug awards. Follow this link and vote for Tom and Rudy - http://www.plugawards.com/.

MUSIC VIDEO IN COWTOWN
A couple of places in Cowtown have started doing music videos. Dan Boyd of Moo Pigface has started doing on location shoots of bands looking to make good videos cheap. He charges $750 per song, and can do a wide variety of ideas and locations.

Studio City Productions offers a "Shoot It Yourself and Save Package" for $499. For more details, visit their web site at http://www.studiocityproductions.com/selfserve.htm.

LYLO AMERICANS UPDATE
The Lylo Americans are gearing up to release their debut CD Fireflow on Twisted Tomorrow Music. The record should be out in February or March. For more information, visit the band's web site at http://www.lylomericans.com/.

HARVILLA LEAVING T.O.P.
The Other Paper music critic - and avid local music supporter - Rob Harvilla is leaving town. Seems he got a new gig as an editor in Houston, Texas. His last day at T.O.P. is January 31.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go see a show.

- Chad Painter

 

TIM EASTON CORRECTION
Well, I thought Chad knew something I didn't last week - which is usually the case. While Tim Easton will be performing a few shows with members of Wilco backing him, it looks like the Columbus show is not one of them. Cincy's Rosavelt will be backing him here in Columbus.

And to clear up a few things over on the Cringe message board. Tim E. is just visiting Columbus, not moving back.

SUPERSTAR ROOKIE SPEAKS AND RETURNS
You may remember Superstar Rookie's drummer quitting a few weeks ago. The band returns January 23 with Adam Gunn from A Planet for Texas at the skins. (See "Shows of Note" above.)

And amid all the changes, I kinda let this go unmentioned ... Cringe has a Superstar Rookie interview done just before the shake-up.

JANUARY AURAL INNOVATIONS
The January issue of Aural Innovations is out. The new issue includes:

Plus reviews of releases from the world of spacerock, psychedelia, electronic music, jazz and progressive rock.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, January 9, 2001

ELVIS-A-THON
Little Brother's is hosting an Elvis Presley birthday tribute January 12. Here's the complete list of bands: Lollipop Factory, the Hellbound Truckers, Johnny Rebel, Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, the Mendelsonics, Cheatin' Dogs, the Ukelele Man, Freaks of 52 Weeks, the Sovines, Fallon Valley Sinners, Bob Sauls, the Schtick, and Big Ass Yardsale. There will also be an all-star Elvis jam at the end of the night.

The show is hosted by Scott Vezdos of WCBE radio and benefits Huckleberry House. Admission is $5 at the door.

SHORT NORTH YOUTH CHOIR BENEFIT
Sister Flow and The Big Creak will play a benefit January 12 at Oldfield's on High for the Short North Youth Choir. Admission is $4 with proceeds going to the Youth Choir. The show starts at 10 pm.

COLUMBUS ROCKS GOES ONLINE
There's a new MP3.com station in town. Columbus Rocks currently has 22 bands with one song from each band on the station, but they are still looking to add a bunch more.

Listen to the station at www.mp3.com/stations/columbus_rocks.

JAZZ NIGHT AT BERNIE'S
Bernie's is trying to jumpstart its jazz night. They are looking for locals who will play jazz and similar styles for the door on Monday nights this winter.

If you're interested, contact Banjo Dave at 291-3448 or Tony at [email protected].

SHOWS OF NOTE

That's all for now, see ya next week.

- Chad Painter

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

JERRY WICK KILLED IN HIT AND RUN
Former Gaunt singer/guitarist Jerry Wick was killed January 10. He was 33.

According to Columbus police, Wick was riding his bike north on N. 4th St. about 2:30 am when a vehicle struck him at E. Hudson Ave.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call Columbus police at 645-4767.

Further info:

TIM EASTON RETURNS
Former Columbusite, and current L.A.-ite, Tim Easton will make his return to Cowtown January 26 at Little Brother's. Ken Coomer, John Stirratt and Jay Bennett of Wilco will back Easton up during the show.

Easton's new album, The Truth About Us, will be released January 23.

LIVING WRECK CD RELEASE PARTY
The Living Wreck will be hosting a CD release party January 19 at Bernie's. The Living Wreck's 10-song album, Rock 'n' Roll is Not Enough, is being released by Hammer and Nail Records.

The Bygones and the Vague will also take the stage.

TRASH BRATS AT HIGH FIVE
Detroit's Trash Brats are stopping back in Cowtown January 20 at High Five. The Brats are celebrating their new CD release American Disaster. The Media Whores will also take the stage.

PSYCHO SCENARIO TO OPEN FOR MORBID ANGEL
Psycho Scenario will be one of the bands opening for Morbid Angel when they hit the Alrosa Villa on February 25th. Tickets are $10.00. Get tickets at www.psychoscenario.com or Record Connection on S. Hamilton Road.

SHOWS OF NOTE

Go to a show.

- Chad Painter

 

CRINGE SERVER UPDATES
Well, we finally switched to the new server January 12, 2001. The first new thing ya should notice is the message board. It's fairly flexible, configurable and expandable, so don't be shy with your suggestions and comments. Many other changes and improvements are also in development - largely taking advantage of the Apache/PHP/MySQL database backend.

If you'd like to help with new developments and/or learn more about PHP/MySQL, please let me know ...

- Joel

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2001

GREENHORN REUNION
Local legends Greenhorn will reunite for one show, January 13 at Bernie's. Silo the Huskie and Salthorse will also take the stage. The all ages show is $5/6.

COLUMBUSMUSIC.COM BENEFIT
Andyman's Treehouse is hosting a benefit for columbusmusic.com January 5 and 6. Here's the lineup:

Tickets are $5 each night.

OVERTURE UPDATE
Overture is preparing to release their debut CD, Winter of Discontent. In their words, the band is a dark, melodic, classical based metal band. For more information, visit the band's web site at www.geocities.com/overtureband.

THE OTHER PAPER GOES ONLINE
Columbus's greatest newspaper - but then again I'm a little biased - is now online at www.theotherpaper.com. Check out this week's cover story written by your's truly.

SHOWS OF NOTE

That's all for now, see ya next week.

- Chad Painter

 

WCBE'S CHOICE ALBUMS OF 2000
 patrick testa and brad liebling WCBE's Patrick Testa sent an email pointing to the station's 2000 Choice Albums List. There are quite a few local releases on the list this year.

In fact Patrick has mixed in quite a bit of locals in his 9am-12n weekday show, Ante Meridiem. The email distribution of the show's playlist has grown from about 45 last year to 216 currently. To contact Ante Meridiem or to be added to the email playlist, email [email protected].

Photo: Patrick Testa (left) purchasing a whole bunch of copies of Bob City's debut CD from Derailleur Records owner, Brad Liebling (right). Patrick evidently stocked up on much of the Bob City catalog just before Christmas. In case ya can't tell, I'm already scamming to get on Patrick's Christmas list next year.

- Joel

 


Tuesday, December 26, 2000

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES AROUND TOWN
If you're not too busy watching New York City's ball drop on your television or getting away from our little Cowtown, then maybe you should go and check out some music. Plus, champagne is usually free for this one night a year. Here's a (I'm sure partial) list:

ORIGINAL ONIONS REUNITE
Columbus's surf rock legends the Original Onions are reuniting for one night, December 31 at Bernie's. Orchestraville and the Bygones are also taking the stage. Plus you get free champagne.

MARBLES CD RELEASE PARTY
The Marbles are hosting a CD release party for their new Break-Up! Records album, Seduction, January 12 at Bernie's. Columbus's own Twin Cam and Warren, PA's the Peabodys will also take the stage.

For more information, visit the band's web site at http://www.geocities.com/mandaandthemarbles.

HELLBOUND TRUCKERS CD RELEASE
The Hellbound Truckers are releasing their debut CD I just wanna beat the livin shit outta you January 12. The multi-generation Honky-Tonk/Rockabilly band is fronted by Gene Antle who fronted Columbus's Blue Ribbon Boys for over 30 years.

For more information, visit the band's web site at http://thehellboundtruckers.IUMA.com/.

WOBN RELEASES LIVE FROM STUDIO 1
In early January Otterbein radio's The Local Buzz will be releasing Live From Studio 1. The album, which will be available only via mp3 format, will feature recordings of in-studio performances from the show. Best of all, there will be no charge for downloads. For more information, visit the station's web site at http://www.geocities.com/thelocalbuzz.

"The Local Buzz" broadcasts Tuesdays from 10 p.m. to midnight on 101.5 FM. Send CDs to: WOBN, ATTN: "The Local Buzz", Otterbein College, Westerville, OH 43081.

SHOWS OF NOTE

That's all for now, see ya next week.

- Chad Painter

 

NEMO DEADLINE JANUARY 12, 2001
NEMO showcases more than 200 major label, indie label, and unsigned artists from all over the world in a wide variety of genres. This year the Boston-based music showcase & conference is April 19-21, 2001. For more information and to download a showcase application go to http://www.nemoboston.com/.

TRASHFEST PICS AND VIDEOS
I just got a fancy new digital camera that can record a few minutes of video and audio too. So here's a few pictures and a video from the Trashfest ...

- Joel

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2000

HEMP X-MAS
Little Brother's is hosting a cannabis Christmas benefit December 21. Sister Flow, John Mullins, Gravy, Last Arcade, Station and Drummer Collective will perform.

Show starts at 8 pm. Admission is $2 before 10 pm and $4 thereafter. There's a free raffle ticket with admission.

SATELLITE WREN BENEFIT AT BERNIE'S
Bernie's is hosting a Satellite Wren benefit show December 22. Screaming Urge, Bob Sauls, Mike Rock & Ravage and the ever TBAs will take the stage to benefit the homeless. Cover is $4.

MIRANDA SOUND UPDATE
Miranda Sound is finished with the recording of their debut record, tentatively titled Baby Inertia. The album features 12 original tracks recorded at Workbook Studio in Columbus; engineered by Neal Schmitt and produced by Schmitt and Billy Peake.

Album artwork is going to include a painting from nationally renowned Columbus artist Ron Arps. A CD release is being planned for mid-March.

GREEN SKY GREY CD RELEASE
Green Sky Grey is hosting a CD release party January 13 at Newport Music Hall. The Stepford 5, Rezzin, and On Tap will also take the stage. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, email Green Sky Grey at [email protected].

SHOWS OF NOTE

See ya next week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

- Chad Painter

 

CRINGE SERVER UPDATES
We'll be doing some major work on the new Cringe server through the end of the year. It could result in outages and errors here and there. But this is probably the slowest, thus the best, time of the year to do this.

- Joel

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE CD RELEASE PARTY
The Terrifying Experience will usher in their brand new album, Magnetic Breakthrough, with a CD release party January 12 at Ruby Tuesday. Bob City and Shesus will also take the stage. The album will actually be released January 4 on Mental Telemetry Records. For more information, visit the band's web site at http://www.terrifyingexperience.com/.

LEVELED RELEASES ALBUM
Leveled has released Gutwrench EP. The three-song EP is available at fine campus record stores. The full-length album, also called Gutwrench, is scheduled for a Spring 2001 release. For more information, visit the band's web site at http://freepages.ugo.com/_leveled/Leveled.html.

WATERSHED UPDATE
Watershed is hosting a Christmas party December 23 at Andyman's Treehouse. To get fans in the Watershed X-mas spirit, the band has re-released the three-song CD Still Love X-Mas. The album is available at World Record and Borders Music (4545 Kenny Rd), or via the airwaves at CD101 and WCBE. Watershed is also planning to spend two weeks in December finishing a new record. As well recording some new tunes, the band have decided to re-cut "Wallflower Child" and "Just for Show".

SHOWS OF NOTE

See ya next week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

- Chad Painter

 

SEASON'S END, SUPERSTAR ROOKIE LOSE KEY MEMBERS
Keyboardist Matt Ebright has left Season's End. The band will continue performing as a guitar/bass/drums trio with potential for occassiona guests.

Superstar Rookie's drummer Copper has left the band. With a recently released CD on Diaphragm Records (see below), my guess is SSR will stick together with a new drummer.

FROM OHIO MUSICIAN TO MR. MIDI RECORDS
The people behind Ohio Musician Magazine and numerous related ventures have expanded once again. They now include Mr. Midi Records. With mirrored sites across the globe, people from all around the world will be able to buy from their roster via credit cards. E-mail [email protected] if yer interested in selling your music through Mr. Midi.

DIAPHRAGM RECORDS AND RED HOUR SITES
The Diaphragm Records site on Cringe just went up. Label head Ike and I still working on an mp3 section, but the other sections are in place.

Look for a site for "Red Hot" Scott Waters' Red Hour Recordings in the coming weeks.

- Joel

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2000

PET THERAPY BENEFIT
Watershed, Fenster, and Superstar Rookie are playing December 8 at Little Brother's for Pet Therapy.

Pet therapy is an organization that takes cats and dogs (ya know, pets) to terminally or otherwise ill patients in hospitals and hospices.

The show starts at 10 pm. It's $5 at the door.

LOCAL SHOWCASE
PromoWest and ColumbusMusic.com have put together another show for the locals. This time it'll be a hard rock bill with Cringe, D*fekt, Thumpfluid, and Kettle.

The show is December 15 at the Newport. Tickets are $6 and are available through Ticketmaster or any of the bands.

LIVING WRECK CD RELEASE PARTY
The Living Wreck is hosting its very own CD release party December 9 at Bernie's. Pretty Mighty Mighty and the Velveteens will also take the stage.

The Hellbound Truckers, the Marbles, and Leveled are also planning CD releases.

THE STEPFORD FIVE RELEASES CHRISTMAS SINGLE
"This Christmas," a special holiday CD-R single from The Stepford Five, will be available November 28. The three song single, which includes two acoustic tracks recorded live on-air in the WOBN studio, is limited to just 100 copies and can only be purchased through the band's web site at stepfordfive.com.

The single is $3.00, plus $2.00 for shipping through the Web site. Make sure to order the single by December 15 to receive it by Christmas (with the Christmas postal rush and all).

SHOWS OF NOTE

See ya next week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

- Chad Painter

 

CRINGE SPONSORSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES
Cringe has rolled out its first local sponsorship advertising this week. Columbus Percussion is an official sponsor of the Live Shows calendar this month:

ColumbusPercussion.com

As we move into the next year, we'll be solidifying more sponsorship advertising opportunities. If you think you might be interested in sponsoring some portion of Cringe, it's not too early (or late) to let us know.

- Joel

 

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