Sunday, March 30, 2008

Live Review: British Sea Power with the 1900's

Well, Do You? Last Thursday I went to the British Sea Power show at the Basement. BSP played with the 1900's, who I, previously, had never listened to. Once I got about half way there (via bus), I had realized that I forgot the camera that I had just brought to Columbus. My once epic camera phone has been replaced with a better phone, but shittier camera (still happy with the phone). So, to sum it up, I have no pictures for ya. Anyway, my little trouble was easily overridden by the 1900's performance. First off, they had a whole troop on that little stage. I had never listened to any of their stuff so I didn't really know what to expect. To me it sounded like rock music that was heavily inspired by the pre-psychedelic and post psychedelic eras of the late 60's early 70's. They were extremely talented and put on a pretty good show. Aside from the drunken outbursts by some idiot from the crowd that is. But, the 1900's quickly whipped up some sarcastic comebacks to combat the simpleton's jeers.

Then, after about a 45 minute wait, British Sea Power came on, and it was well worth the wait. They came out to the intro of their new album titled "Do You Like Rock Music?". From there they played some favorites from earlier albums as well as a few from the new one, such as: Atom, Waving Flags, and so on. The amount of energy was pretty insane. As the night went on, they continuously topped what ever benchmark they had previously set. Also, as they each got a few deep, the antics on the stage became more and more amusing. Things such as opening bottles with eye sockets, jumping off keyboards, climbing the pipes that go over top the crowd, and crowd surfing make for an excellent show. Highly recommended that you see these guys live, they really know how to entertain.

and to be extremely cliche: yes...I like Rock Music :)

Sorry for the delay and I'll have pics next time,


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Playlists: This Weeks Playlist (3/25/08)

well, I haven't updated for a while, and I really don't have much to say...
So, this is gonna be my new thing, after each radio show I am gonna post the play list. This way you can see the name of anything you missed, or get the point.


OHIO.FM 3/25/08

White Denim - Mess Your Hair Up
Islands - The Arm
Cloud Cult - Hurricane and Fire Survival Guide
At the Drive-In - Cosmonaut
Sunset Rubdown - Idiot Heart
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
The Black Keys - Strange Times
Steve Miller Band - Wild Mountain Honey
Mark Ronson - Toxic
White Rabbits - Kid On My Shoulder (live)
The New Pornographers - Bleeding Heart Show
Colour Revolt - Mattresses Underwater
Lupe Fiasco - Emperors Soundtrack
Great Northern - Telling Lies
Thee More Shallows - The Dutch Fist
British Sea Power - Atom
Animal Collective - Cuckoo Cuckoo
Okkervil River - Black
Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over the Sea
Kanye West - Homecoming
MGMT - Weekend Wars
TV on the Radio - Dreams

...also, this prevents me from playing the same stuff over and over, ha.

Happy Listening,

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Random: Radiohead tribute VHS remix...

So, I took a break from doing nothing and decided to check out what has been going on in blogosphere. I was looking at Pitchfork and found a pretty odd news item, so I figured I'd take a second and link you guys to the article.

Apparently this guy took Radiohead's song "videotape" from their album In Rainbows (my number one album of 2007) and created a four hour remix with some visuals...ON VHS. The image is the tape's cover art.

Pretty funny I thought. If you follow the link to Pitchfork there is a stream.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nothing: Spring Break

welp, as of last Thursday, I am on Spring Break. This probably means updates will be few and far between until I get back.

Anyway, some killer shows coming up:

British Sea Power - March 27th - The Basement
Caribou/Fuck Buttons - April 4th - The Wex
Spoon/White Rabbits/The Walkman - April 5th - Bogart's (cinci) *If I can get ppl to come, if you are interested let me know because I'd imagine it will sell out here soon.
New Pornos/Okkervil River - April 11th - Newport
Man Man/Yeasayer - April 15th - The Wex
The Mars Volta - April 18th - Newport
Cloud Cult - April 24th - The Basement

let me know if anyones interesting in going to any of these

ok, now I'm gonna go back to doing nothing, cya.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Random: Schedule and Yeasayer Video

Just two quick things and then I have to get back to studying for finals...

I'll be on OHIO.FM Tuesday night from 9-11pm, so check that out. (link on left of page)

Also, while reading GvB and some stuff on some other music blogs I came across this "Yeasayer" video in which they do a very cool performance of their song "2080". Check it out.

They are coming to the Wex on April 15th with a band named Man Man, which I don't really know anything about.

anyway, heres the video, enjoy.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

News: OHIO.FM Radio Show

Yep, I'll be hosting a show at 10:15 on Thursday March 5, 2008...

Next week will be a on a different day and time, but after that it should stay the same. Now that it is official, I added a link to the left on the main page.
Make Sure You Have Itunes!

welp, take it easy


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Random: Lupe Vid

Crappy Video, but it's somewhat like the one I shot...

I can't remember if I mentioned it, but I accidentally deleted the one I had :(

Turn your volume down, cause the quality is terrible, but it really captures the energy.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Live Review: Lupe Fiasco

Welp, the weekend has come to a close and I'm officially wishing I could go back and redo it indefinitely. This Sunday I went to go see Lupe Fiasco at the Newport with a few friends. The show was put on by OUAB and tickets were only 5 bucks a pop, can't beat that. The show was pretty awesome, lupe's great. However, we were pretty far back on the floor and the bass was overpowering everything. The show was still pretty impressive. The best parts in my opinion were when lupe would rap the songs with no beats behind it. He would do a song and then do it again crazy fast with no beats. This could be a result of where I was standing. Also, for Lupe's big single "Superstar", Matthew Santos came out and performed it along side him. Apparently that's the name of the guy who does the singing on the track, didn't know. He also had his voice sampled for another song right after. His inclusion in the show was an excellent choice.

However, after the set people began to chant "encore", and at this time the majority of people had either started to or were filing off the floor. Then the lights dimmed and whoever was still waiting around jetted up to the front. This was sweet, completely reshuffled the crowd and I ended up being about seven rows back. He did about 3 or 4 more songs, including "Go Go Gadget Flow". These last 15-20 minutes were a completely different experience. Looking back, I wish I would have gotten there much earlier.

Overall, pretty sweet show, and the first hip-hop show I've been to down here. Well, except for T-pain in the fall which I happened to be walking past (which was pathetic). Hopefully I get to see some more concerts like this one.

Definately check out some of Lupe's stuff if you haven't.

damnit...just realized I accidentally deleted this sweet video clip I took...

welp, take it easy


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Live Review: The Hives!

Hey there, found a little down time on this busy weekend to let you know how the hives show went.

Well, it all started with the donnas opening up for them. It seemed as though the people that came for the donnas, which there was quite a few, really enjoyed them, which is great. However, in my opinion they should just be an 80's hair metal cover band. And that is not meant to be negative, they would be very good at it, it's just not really my style.

As for the hives, they were everything their ego claims. An explosive, high-energy show to say the least. The crowd was going nuts the entire show, and I easily got caught up in the energy. There was a little bit of moshing,which I'm not a huge fan of, but it was kept in moderation so I didn't mind. They definitely had more of a punk vibe then their albums suggest, which was cool, since I haven't really been to a show like that down here yet.

Overall, they were all pretty wild guys, made the concert really fun with their shenanigans. Also, I really dig all the black and white attire. I heard that spin magazine posted them pretty high on the best live acts list, and I would agree. If you get a chance to see these guys, don't pass it up.

Now for Lupe Fiasco tonight...gonna be nasty