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Narcissists and Nepotists
 ISSUE  8.4 FALL 1998 

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Notes & News

Ice Cream Phoenix tours campus!!
Ice Cream Phoenix
7" (Love Records)
Ice Cream Phoenix is making the rounds this month and next playing all around campus. Check out some of the upcoming shows. Wednesday January 20th @The Smiling Rhino (Next to Newport) w/ Pitch Tent Carnival Friday January 22nd @ North Berg w/ The Traveling Yahoos Friday January 29th @ North berg w/ special guest Thursday February 4th @ Little Brothers w/ Gait Friday February 5th @ North Berg (benefit show) w/ bands tba e-mail melvin.b.strange for more band info or call Kyle @ 297-0766.

- Melvin B. Strange (Jan 15, 1999)

The Cusacks
Special Treasures
CD/EP (Gwei Lo)
4 nuggets of pure pop pleasure from four equally pleasant young men

- Dave Gibson (Jan 14, 1999)

Cool Ass Columbus Ska Band Web Site
You got to check this out:

(Jan 14, 1999)

Wolfgang Parker Benefit Concert
Wolfgang Parker, Columbus' Swing Prince of Megalomania, will be headlining a matinee benefit concert at Little Brothers this Saturday, January 16, 1999.

The benefit show is for Parker's on-stage announcer, Daniel "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" Tackett. Now in the hospital soliciting flowers after living a little too much of the Rock 'n Roll life, Daniel Expects to be out soon.

Come out and wish him "Get Well".

Little Brother's 1100 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43201 614-421-2025

Doors open at 4 PM Opening band to be announced All Ages w/$4.00 Cover

- Wolfgang Parker (Jan 11, 1999)

JUST ORANGE, Columbus' own dream-pop/brit-rock band will be performing January 23rd at Ruby Tuesday's. Label-mates and local pop funsters GO ROBOT GO will also be playing. JUST ORANGE will be playing songs from their soon-to-be-released CD(Feb.) on Weedtone Recordings,JUST ORANGE.

- Jonathan MIller (Jan 10, 1999)

The Coalition
Different Angles
CD (New Millenium Records)
The Coalition is a hot contemporary jazz and R&B band that plays a unique blend of popular Jazz for listening and R&B for dancing. Their repertoire includes their own compositions as well as hits from many well known artists. The Coalition performs every Wednesday night at Gibby's Riverview in Dublin, sponsored by Smooth Jazz 104.3. The group also performs frequently in Cincinatti, Dayton, and other cities in the Ohio area and out of state. The release of their second release, Different Angles, has met great initial success, with airplay on many major radio stations. The band's schedule is posted at

- Benjamin Sherburne (Jan 05, 1999)

superstar rookie
7" (diaphragm)
superstar rookie will be releasing their first 7" in February. There will be three songs on it: nothing more than, rubber vs. glue, and two to one.

thanks. travis (superstar rookie)

- travis tyo (Dec 29, 1998)

Superstar Rookie
self titled
7" (Diaphram Records)
Superstar Rookie, is putting out a 7" this coming January. (1999) It will be on the label Diaphram Records which is owned by Ike of the now infamous band A Planet for Texas. He is the bald guy. The 7" will contain three songs. So look for it soon at Magnolia Thunderpussy, Used Kids and Singing Dog Records. And of course you'll be able to get it at one of their shows. Here is a refresher of what superstar rookie is all about. They are a foursome that plays a style of music that I would classify as indie/pop/punk. Travis plays bass, cop-drums, dan-guitar and brandon on vox. If any of you went to the Built to Spill show in October at Little Brothers you got to see superstar rookie do their thing. They have some upcoming shows, and here they are

Dec 30th at Little Brothers Jan 16th at Bernie's

So keep your eyes open and I hope to see you at a show.

- cop (Dec 17, 1998)

Leeward Terrace
Friday 11th @ The North berg Tavern
Leeward Terrace will be appearing live at the North Berg Tavern Friday the 11th. Lenny Chunks will be the opener.

- Leeward (Dec 11, 1998)

Martyr Colony, Cult of the Psychic Fetus
Little Brothers Sat. Dec. 12
Cult of the Psychic Fetus will be appearing live at Little Brothers. Martyr Colony and special guests will open the show.

- Simon Edgewater (Dec 08, 1998)


CHAS SILVA 1-800-608-1975

- CHARLES SILVA (Nov 27, 1998)

Ladies and Gentlemen, This Wednesday Leeward Terrace will be invading the suburbs of Columbus. Leeward Terrace will be headlining at SHOOTERS in the Bethel Plaza. (Just off Route 315 N @ BETHEL RD exit. head west (only way you can go) Just past the GODOWN/ BETHEL intersection is the Plaza on the right. SHOOTERS is in the Back Next to BW-3's.)(other landmarks: COOKERS/SKYLINE CHILI/FLICKERS CINEMA) SHOOTERS is huge! The capacity is like 600-700, maybe more. Escape campus for one evening and see one of Columbus's best original rock bands at SHOOTERS in the Bethel road plaza. Shows will start around 10-11'ish. BE THERE!!!

- Leeward (Nov 09, 1998)

CD (Car Wrecords)
GAIT has stagnated in the shadows of the Columbus scene for nearly three years now. After bassist Scott Kidd's departure from DOGROCKET, the band commenced a year-and-a-half of gigging, at least once a week (mostly at the dreaded South Heidelberg - big bar tab, nice & dark) before stumbling into the studio and recording their first disc. A rare use of digital recording in a local release, this album should be viewed (at the very, very least) as a curiosity. The Jeckyll & Hyde guitars and vocals of Jason Campbell and Bob White provide a rich contrast guided by the over-the-rim rhythm section of Kidd and gonzo drummer Jeremy Russell. The band, heavy in nature, comes across like a hybrid of Faith No More, Tool, and the Doors. Stand-out selections are the opening "Sloth," the hidden track "Seed" and track "Kawacus" (any track with a rap lifted from a Haagen Das carton can't be that bad). The big finish is "Wanderlust," a casual walk into oblivion, forever searching for the next big buzz. Be the first on yer block to say, "I'm the first on the block!" You might just enjoy being there for once.

- exidor (Nov 06, 1998)

Jason Melick
Without You Here
"Without You Here" is the debut solo release by Columbus native Jason Melick, who is also the frontman for the Columbus, Ohio based band Innuendo. With Innuendo currently between albums, Jason Melick has spent 1998 recording his own cd. Eight songs, all original, make up this pleasantly diverse musical offering with influences ranging from REO Speedwagon and Paul McCartney to Queen, Boston, and King's X.

- Jason Melick (Nov 03, 1998)

(Oct 31, 1998)

Saturday the 31st, (Halloween to those of you from another planet) Leeward Terrace and Echo will be ripping the roof of the North berg Tavern. So if you are thinking of going to Athens plan on bringing some bail money or at least enough to get your car out of the impound lot. Or you could make the only logical choice. The North berg Tavern with Leeward Terrace and special guest Echo.

- Leeward (Oct 28, 1998)

Delightfully Strange
Sideshows & Caravans
CD (Silva Records)
Delightfully Strange needs added to your band directory..... Delightfully Strange is an "alternative" band that is Columbus based and plays local (Columbus) and regional dates....... Delightfully Strange has 3 compilations-Stanger Things, Nickel Caffeine, and the brand new-Sideshows and Caravans.......... Delightfully Strange can be seen at or contacted at Delstrange Delightfully Strange is-Kyle Hamm, Scott King, Scott Highfill, Pete Addington, and Chad Vaughan

- sjj (Oct 28, 1998)

Season's End
North berg Tavern, Friday, Oct 23rd
Come experience Season's End at the North berg Friday, Oct 23rd 10:30-2:00.

You will have a great time as they play their own modern rock originals and covers from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's from such artists as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Cure, Tears For Fears, Local H, Cracker, Fastball and many more.

- Dan (Oct 22, 1998)

Season's End
"Spring in Struggleville"
CD (Stonewater Records)
The self produced CD "Spring in Struggleville", by Season's End should be out in early November. It contains 10 original songs by the band and will be available for purchase at any of Season's End's live shows, or at local record stores.

Season's End can be seen at bars and other music venues around Columbus playing their own original modern rock tunes as well as rock covers spanning several decades.

Check them out, you won't be disappointed. We will get you a copy of the CD for review when it is available.

- Dan (Oct 22, 1998)

SKYLINE...The biggest sounding duo in Columbus, playing Rock, Motown, R&B,Soul,and Pop. Skyline featuring Punk & Boog can be reached at: (614)239-8356 or at:

- Tim Fleischer (Oct 21, 1998)

Jim Shepard
[More info from Tony Barnett (Moo/Bernie's) - Joel]

Jim Shepard will be missed.

Viewings will be held at the Unity Church of Christianity, located at 4211 Maize Road, Columbus OH 43224, from 2PM until 5PM on Thursday, October 22. A gathering to remember Jim will follow at Bernie's/The Distillery, 1896 N. High St., at 7PM. This meeting of family, friends, and fans will continue throughout the evening and donations will be accepted.


- Tony via Joel (Oct 19, 1998)

Jim Shepard
[I just got this message from Tony Barnett (Moo/Bernie's) and thought I should pass it on here - Joel]

Unfortunately, I have some very disturbing news to report. This evening when I returned home from work I received a call informing me that Jim Shepard had died. I have been told that Jim, the founder and driving force behind Vertical Slits and V3, had hung himself and that is all the information I have at this time.

If anyone has any further details, please pass them along. Jim will be missed!


- Tony via Joel (Oct 17, 1998)

badi assad menagerie
Columbus Music Hall
World Music (PolyGram)
Brazilian guitar - vocal sensation Badi Assad will perform at Columbus Music Hall with her new trio "badi assad menagerie". The ethno-pop music concert will happen Thursday, November 05 at 8:00 PM. Limited seating tickets are available at the door on the day of the show only for $15. For more web info go to or phone Boomerang Management 937.428.2234. Don't miss this magical world music event!!

- Nick Baldwin (Oct 13, 1998)

Cringe Submissions Wanted
Deadline: January 1, 1999
Cringe is always accepting submissions. The deadline for the next issue is January 1, 1999. Any local music related reviews, interviews, news, notes, recordings, media, photos and information are accepted. Updates to the contact directory listings are also sought. You can submit through the snail mail, email or URL addresses below:

Cringe / 133 W 6th Ave. / Col. OH 43201 / [email protected] /

- Joel (Oct 04, 1998)

Fall Bash for Charity is Tonight!!!!!
Just a reminder to all citizens of the planet Earth. Tonight is the First Annual Fall Bash for Charity at the North berg Tavern. CD101 is sponsoring the show and will be giving out tickets to the Tragically Hip and Dada concerts. In addition, CD101 and Donatos are giving away a FREE 7" pizza to the first 101 people in the door. There will be plenty of other gifts and prizes given out during the evening. The North berg will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishables for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Bring in a canned good and receive $1.00 off the cover charge. There will be 3 musical acts. Swabby will open the show followed by Leeward Terrace and Sugar Pill will round out the evening. Be there!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Sept 24, 1998)

Circus of Cool
The Circus of Cool returns. A performance is scheduled at Dick's Den for Thursday, October 29th at 9:30 p.m. The cover charge is $3.00 at the door. The musicians include: The Circus of Cool Combo: Roger Hines (bass), Joe Diamond (sax), Aaron Scott (drums), and John Essenman (sp?)(piano). The readers scheduled are: Lady Monster and Mary Margaret Faith. There will be more readers, they are not confirmed at this time. The performers (dance/circus) are not confirmed at this time either.

Once again, the same atmosphere of fun and artistic expressions will be present, and of course, support for the Pope, Don Pavelcik. Donations for Don's continuing medical expenses are welcome at the door.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Booher at [email protected].

- Stephanie Booher (Sept 23, 1998)

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Also, we make promotion and touring 110% easier. With possibilities of featured positioning around the world, and print ads provided by Areamusic, you will be able to pick and choose where you would like people to see, hear and read about you. This helps a great deal when planning a tour. For example, if you are going to tour NYC/Chicago/Boston/and Miami... you would put your CD in spots only in those cities if you choose to do so. **OR** Where ever you would like to build a fan's all up to the artist.

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- Joseph Cingrana (Sept 22, 1998)

Another Fall Bash Update
I just received word that WWCD CD101.1 has not donated two pair of tickets, but EIGHT PAIRS OF TICKETS!!!! 5 sets for the Tragically Hip show and 3 sets for the Dada concert!!!!!! They will be raffled of throughout the night. Be there, Thursday 24 September at the North berg Tavern!!!!!!!!!!!

- Brian (Sept 17, 1998)

Fall Bash For Charity Update
24 September @ The North berg Tavern
The First Annual Fall Bash For Charity, taking place at the North berg Tavern (2084 N. High) on September 24 (see notice below) has some great news. Radio station WWCD CD101.1 is now an official sponsor! They have donated two tickets to the Tragically Hip concert and two tickets to the Dada show, both at the Newport. These tickets and other prizes will be raffled off throughout the evening of the 24th at the North berg. Also, CD101.1 and Donato's Pizza are giving away 101 FREE 7" PIZZA'S to the first 101 people through the door of the North berg on the 24th. The event will kick off officially at 9:00pm. So the first 101 people at the North berg after 9:00pm will receive a FREE 7" PIZZA!!!!! Everyone will get a raffle ticket for the Concert tickets and various other prizes. Remember to bring a canned good or a non-perishable food item for $1.00 of the cover charge. All of the donations will be given to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

- Brian (Sept 17, 1998)

"Elvis ain't home"
CD,Cassette (POLECAT records)
ABBEY CHURCH? One of the most influential bands to ever come out of Columbus. This is the first release of a band who was signed in 1992 to Pristine records out of Texas. After signing with Pristine the band recorded these eight songs in Seattle 1992. The record was never released (due to a long legal battle). The good news for ABBEY CHURCH fans is that POLECAT records has obtained the rights to the music and is now (with the band) releasing the project that rock history missed out on. Tracks: 1.If you could 2.Too much noize 3.Kick the ride 4.She roams 5.Scared to live 6.Feel my pain 7.Capn' nowhere(demo) 8.Revolution(demo) e-mail [email protected] for details

- Steve Stone,POLECAT records (Sept 17, 1998)

First Annual Fall Bash for Charity
For Immediate Release

15 September, 1998

On Thursday, September 24th, The North berg Tavern, 2084 North High Street, in conjunction with Donatos Pizza campus locations 20th Anniversary Celebration, is proud to host the first annual "Fall Bash for Charity." The event has a twofold design. First, the most important aspect is the charity. All evening, Donatos campus location and the North berg Tavern will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Since 1980, The Mid-Ohio Food Bank has collected and donated food to nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other charities throughout 31 counties in central and eastern Ohio. With your support we can help conquer hunger together. There is no reason why being charitable can't be fun! So the North berg Tavern would like to welcome back all returning OSU students with a party that you will not want to miss! The North berg Tavern will have live entertainment all night. Starting at 10:00pm, campus favorite Mark Swabby will take the stage playing all the songs you know and love. Following Swabby will be Columbus newcomers, Leeward Terrace. Their unique blend of rock, folk, funk and jazz will have the crowd on their feet begging for more. Rounding out the night will be Columbus favorites, Sugar Pill. Their mix of funk, rock and soul will force you to get up and get down! Also during the "fall Bash for Charity", several door prizes will be handed out. In addition, the first 101 customers to enter the North berg Tavern will receive a FREE 7� PIZZA from Donatos campus location. The "fall Bash for Charity" is open to everyone over the age of 18. Donate any canned good or any non-perishable food item and receive $1.00 off the cover charge. Please show your support for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank while having a great time at the first annual "fall Bash for Charity.� Good music, good food, GREAT CAUSE!

The North berg Tavern is located at 2084 N. High Street next to Donatos Pizza. The North berg is near the corner of Frambes and North High Street two blocks south of the Lane Ave/N High Street intersection.


For further information contact:

Tony Federer 294-5371

Brian Archer 326-0682

Dave Carter 299-7310

- Brian (Sept 15, 1998)

Leeward Terrace.
Leeward Terrace will be performing at the North berg Tavern on Friday September 11th. They have a style that is completely unique to the Columbus scene. It is very difficult to categorize this up and coming band because of the diverse influences of each of the bands four members. Everything from John Coltrane, Steely Dan, Rush, Boz Scaggs, and Frank Zappa just to name a few. While Leeward Terrace always puts the music first, they love to get on stage and let it all hang out and have a great time. Always precise yet never pretentious, Leeward Terrace is here to stay. Also on the bill will be another up-and-comer in the local scene, "Twelve Days Dry." They to have their own unique blend of rock, folk, and pop. It will be a great show for all music lovers!


- Leeward (Sept 05, 1998)