Video: Illogic & Blockhead – “Capture The Sun” ft. Slug of Atmosphere

Illogic and Blockhead have a full-length coming out on TK/ Man Bites Dog Records called Capture the Sun. The above H. Rockwell clip features Slug from Atmosphere. Other guests on the album include Blueprint, Abstract Rude and more.

“Capture the Sun” will Be Released April 16th.


Fidlar & Wavves Touring Together. Columbus & Cleveland Dates

Fidlar and Wavves are touring together. They are also fun punk bands that are on Mom & Pop Records.
Fidlar has a video for “Wait for the Man” above. It is on their self-titled album which has song titles like “Max Don’t Surf”. “Cheap Beer”, and “Wake Bake Skate”.

4/02 – Basement – Columbus, OH *
4/03 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH*

full tour after the jump


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R.I.P. Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner of the Ohio Players

    from facebook
    Official Family Announcement of the Passing of Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner

    Yesterday, Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away quietly in his hometown of Trotwood-Dayton, OH. While his family, friends, colleagues, and fans mourn his passing they celebrate fondly his memory, music, and legacy.

    Sugarfoot, or Foot, or Sugar, was the founding and cornerstone artistic talent of OHIO PLAYERS and the face and sound of the OHIO PLAYERS brand, which he knit together and launched in 1964 with former members of The Ohio Untouchables. With a career spanning 56 years, he passed barely short of his 70th birthday.

    Humble yet charismatic, soft spoken and of few words, the weight of his thoughts, lyrics, and music has influenced countless other artists, songs, and trends. He will be missed but not forgotten as his legacy and music lives on. More details and an official historical perspective of his career will soon be forthcoming.
    His Facebook page is available to all to post comments, reflections, and testimonials of this wonderful and gifted man:

    Sugarfoot’s OHIO PLAYERS are a funky-pop-R&B blend of master musicians surrounding the exuberant and soulful “Sugarfoot”, the signature Voice and personification of the original OHIO PLAYERS. With virtuoso bassist Trae Pierce, a second generation OP member, now returning to the band again, as Music..

The Men Are Playing Beachland Ballroom 4/10 in Cleveland

The Men’s new video “Electric” was filmed in London at Shacklewell Arms. The Men will tour North America this Spring in support of their new album, New Moon, out March 5 on Sacred Bones Records


Mar 07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Mar 09 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Apr 10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

more dates after the jump.

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Black Moth Super Rainbow Are Coming to Cleveland

Above is Black Moth Super Rainbow’s New Video for Hairspray Heart. If you recall, Black Moth Super Rainbow raised 125,000on Kickstarter start a label Rad Cult to release their lastest album Cobra Juicy.

Thu. May 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

more dates after the jump
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I Have Never Seen Hot Pursuit Live

“What do 5 Columbus Ohio police officers and a central Ohio commercial realtor have in common? The Rock and Roll band Hot Pursuit.”
From the rare LP “Communicate”.
Members: Randy Moon, Rick Gillian, Mike Finks, Terry Timlin, Mike Wilson, Pat Barr

Perhaps my greatest bummer in life is that I have never seen Hot Pursuit live. They are the official band of the Columbus Police Department.

Much to my chagrin, all my school dances had Arnett Howard and the Creole Funk Band providing reggae covers of Prince songs.

So I never got to this in all it’s glory: