Blueprint is set to drop an new album “Respect the Architect”
on April 22 via Weightless Records.
There is a release party at Double Happiness in Columbus on April 26th. Dominique Larue, Fabrashay, and DJ Rare Groove
are also on the bill. Illogic will host.
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.
RJD2 explained the concept for his new video off his latest album “More is Than Isn’t”, “Thom Glunt’s idea for “Descended From Myth” was a perfect fit for the song. I’ve been asked time and time again, ‘How do you make your records? What does the process look like?’ So the idea that the song came from a massive musical automaton of sorts seemed to be a great narrative for a song like this.”
tourdats after jump
It’s not Thursday, but I didn’t have time yesterday.
The Milk Bar Boutique is celebrating it’s 6th Anniversary this Weekend.
So I figured it was fitting to look back to 2008 when LeBron James had a party there.
This was when the Milk Bar was located closer to 5th Avenue.
LeBron was in town because the Cavs played the Wizards at the Value City Arena here in Columbus. So his people decided to throw a party to show some love for Columbus.
Johnny Cashola, and Clockwork deejayed early. DJ Steph Floss took to the tables right before LeBron showed up.
Floss played pretty much all Jay-Z all night save for a Fly Union song.
LeBron knew every word to every song. He hung out the side in a corner with his people and just rapped along.
I remember looking over when Steph Floss played “Swagger LIke Us” and thinking it was cool seeing Lebron singing along with MIA. It was surreal, but kinda normal.
I wondered if LeBron doesn’t get to just hang out and listen to music with his people in a normal setting like a normal 23 year old Hip Hip head would get to so the evening was fun for him.
It was cool for us because Milk Bar stocked a bar, and all of our friends were there. So It like doing what we normally do on a weekend but adding the world’s greatest basketball player and free booze.
Peep the The Grip for more.
Columbus ex-pat took his remix of De La Soul’s “Stakes Is High” a step further and synched it up with the video.
The Paris Review posted this video of Scott McClanahan reading at Skylab, here in Columbus last month.
Chip Midnight’s daughters make Tom Araya of Slayer into a Big Teddy Bear.
Barely Eagle releases a video for “Half A Man” off the Columbus, Ohio’s band’s upcoming album that should be released in the spring.