The new Stephen Powers book A Love Letter to The City is out. So it seems like a perfect time to revisit the artwork he did for Kurt Vile’s “Wakin On a Pretty Daze”
New Blueprint album Respect The Architect out on Weightless Records April 22nd.
Bob Casale of Devo died at the age of 61 last Monday.
It made me feel grateful of the time Dkline, Todd and I drove up from Columbus to Akron see Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and The Black Keys play an Obama/Biden Rally at the Civic Theater.
It was pretty amazing evening. If you are familiar with TBK sense of humor than you can see the Devo in them. So it was cool in itself that the Keys opened for Devo.
Devo was amazing. They played all the hits, and also interwined commentary about how Devoution was real. Devo basically was saying Obama/Biden would be method to combat how bad things had gotten during the Bush Regime.
You can watch the above video and see some of what Devo had to say. Obama wasn’t there. But it was still a pretty special evening. Seeing that Mr. Casale died last Monday, and Alan Meyers died in 2013; I feel pretty fortunate that I got to see the Ohio legends.
After the jump you can look at an instagram picture Patrick Carney posted of an autograph Bob Casale gave him after the show and also the end jam session with Devo, Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys.
Sun Kil Moon
Sharon Van Etten
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Julie Ruin
Danny Brown is doing his first headlining show in Columbus at the A & R Bar on April 13.
Above is a video announcing the tour.
Columbus,Ohio’s Rashad follows up his stellar Museum album with “First Move”
Fly Union is dropping a new album March 4th, called SMALL VICTORIES. Above is a video from the long awaited album.
3/29 Columbus, OH CD101 Show
3/31 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
4/01 Cincinnati, OH Revival Room
Complete Tour Listing and video for “Miss Teen Massachusetts” of Skaters upcoming album Manhattan after the jump.
It’s cool to see two different generations of Columbus Hip Hop come together on this one.