The Western Reserve – Athens 2001-2006 – Episode 19

I can’t believe it took me 19 episodes of this podcast to do an all-Athens episode from my college years. This was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it as well. A whole bunch of firsts here: this is the first time I play We March (!?!) and The Makebelieves (!?!?!), and even a few others, and the first time I play a song by a band I was in. Enjoy.

The Snails – “Queen of the Dumb”
The Makebelieves – “Busy City”
We March – “Darken My Door”
Small Object a – “Nothing Is Better Than Hitting A Nazi Pinata”
Woody Whatever – “Rocket Space”
Men of Gentle Birth – “The Best Things”
Geraldine – “Cotton”
Appalachian Death Ride – “Railroad Penny”
Southeast Engine – “The Moon”
Casual Future – “Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires”
Dragline Brothers – “Julie in July”
Wailin’ Elroys  – “Scaredy Blues”
The Arch Villians – “The Age of Steel and Bombs (live)”

 

The Western Reserve – Gladden House Sessions at the Nelsonville Music Festival (2014-2017) – Episode 17

Another amazing Nelsonville Music Festival (produced by Stuart’s Opera House) just finished up and we thought it made sense to have an NMF episode of The Western Reserve! Episode 17 brings you some of the wonderful Gladden House Sessions hosted by Josh Antonuccio and presented by Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies, WOUB Public Media, and the Nelsonville Music Festival. Lots of Ohio artists and folks with Ohio connections in this show, but a few non-Ohioans too. Music from Saintseneca, Cloud Nothings, Adam Torres, Zeb Dewar, Justin Gordon, J.D. Hutchison, Big Thief, and many more. Enjoy an audio visit to Robbins Crossing and the sounds of NMF. Check out all the videos here!

Saintseneca – “Happy Alone” (2014)
Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless” (2017)
Swarming Branch – “All I Wanna Do Pt. 22” (2017)
Adam Remnant – “California” (2014)
Zeb Dewar – “The People’s Republic” (2016)
Justin Gordon – “Close Quarters” (2014)
Tim Easton & Megan Palmer – “Crazy Mother from Shelby Ohio”  (2015)
Adam Torres – “Where I’m Coming From” (2015)
Big Thief – “Capacity” (2017)
Joan Shelley – “Stay on My Shore” (2016)
J.D. Hutchison – “If I Had Possession” (2014)
Ben Stalets – “Bound To Go” (2015)
Mike Elliott – “The Rebels Are Coming” (2015)
Steve Gunn – “Old Strange” (2014)

The Western Reserve – Old 3C Records (part 1) – Episode 14

Episodes 14 and 15 of The Western Reserve are a two part interview and playlist from Columbus, Ohio’s Paul Nini. Paul is behind Old 3c Records and its current form the Old 3c Label Group and is known to Ohio music fans from his bands Great Plains, Log, and Closet Mix. Brian spends the next two episodes talking with Paul about playing in bands, putting out records, and what he’s working on now. All while playing a lot of good music. Look for part two soon.

Great Plains – “Old 3C”
Ron House – “20 or 30 People”
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – “Fire In The Swimming Girl”
Psandwich – “We Remystify”
Counter Intuits – “Study Hall Art”
Log – “That’s All”
Peck of Snide – “Living On The Sun”
Househearts – “Promised To Remember”
Saint Paul – “Jesus Is Spinning In His Grave”
Closet Mix – “Hugh Are You?”
Sue Harshe – “50 Seconds Over Ohio”
Eleven Plus Two = Twelve Plus One – “Poogie & Fred”
The Ready Stance – “All Healed Up”
Sin Shouters – “Down With Whatever Tonight”
Greg Bonnell – “Sunshine Street”
Randall Douglas Matson – “Oh, No”
Randall Douglas Matson – “The Interlocutor”
The Malefactors Of Great Wealth – “Prisontown”
Burn Barrel – “Andy Uzzle”

The Western Reserve – Episode 10

Another solid hour plus of Ohio rock and roll, no themes for episode 10, just a lot of good music. Kicks off with Los Nombres from Lorain, Ohio circa 1977 and doesn’t look back. Everything from The Breeders to Messrs to Lung to Counterfeit Madison gets a play this time around. Enjoy. Look for number 11 soon.

Los Nombres – “Full of Love”
The Breeders – “Wait in the Car”
Messrs – “NS”
Lung – “Bottom of the Barrel”
Sun God – “Made to Pay”
Fuck You Pay Me – “Dumbed Down”
Winston Hightower – “What Can I Do”
Natural Sway – “No Name”
SW Hedrick – “For Those Who Know”
Deche – “Haste”
Nightstalker – “Party Song”
Counterfeit Madison – “Frank”
Druid – “Hocus Pocus”

The Western Reserve – Lorain/Cleveland (1997-2004) – Episode 9

This episode transports back to my youth, and my first experiences with Ohio music being made by friends and people in my immediate community. We start way back in the late 90’s with tales of the Pork Grinder’s Ball in Lorain, and move on to Refugee Records, and the early forms of Aquabear Legion. Lots of great music and hopefully the right amount of old man nostalgia. We kick off this week’s episode with a Jenny Mae song in memory of the late Columbus musician who passed away last week.

Jenny Mae – “Drapes”
Figurehead – “Private Rebel”
McShitz – “Can’t Kick My Ass”
Spineriders – “Thunder Junkie”
1972 – “A Nervous Reaction”
Summer of 98 – “Spring Collection”
The Washout Corporation – “R.L. Stine Book Report / Smartbox as Nanny / Mr. Hughes’ Feet”
Machine Go Boom – “Copycat”
Neo Nothing – “Phoney Kids”
Self Destruct Button – “Best In Show”
Agnes High Quality – “Hoodwink”
The Franchise – “To All Movements Lost”
Dan Majesky & His Majestic Majeskatones – “The Giant One”
Blackark – “Insect Capitol”

The Western Reserve – Episode 8

It always feels like it’s been too long since we posted a new episode of The Western Reserve, so please enjoy Episode 8! Just under an hour of music from all around Ohio, no themes or gimmicks this episode. Music from everyone from Gaunt to the The New Vinton County Frogwhompers Marching, Singing, Srumming, and Plucking Society and Lo-Pan make appearances. Hope ya like it.

Party of Helicopters – “Reduced to Rubble”
The Crooked Spines- “City of Lights”
WV White – “Brain Left Town”
Counterfeit Madison – “Bartlett’s (live from Mug and Brush)”
Six Parts Seven – “Stolen Moments”
DANA – “Bight”
Lo-Pan – “Go West”
Vacation – “Prison Guard”
Vinton County Frogwhompers – “Good Old Mountain Dew”
Rocket From The Tombs – “Never Gonna Kill Myself Again”
The 1984 Draft – “Scarlet and Cream”
Gaunt – “Silly Watches”
Us, Today – “Long Since Forgotten”

The Western Reserve – Numero Ohio – Episode 7

Boddie Recording Company in Cleveland, Ohio in 1967. One of the many collections of Ohio music released by Numero Group.

It’s been a little bit since our last episode of The Western Reserve but we think this hour of all Numero Group music from the state of Ohio will be worth the wait! Numero Group is a label (well a few labels) that release compilations, archival releases, and reconstructed albums, including several collections over the years focusing on Ohio labels and scenes from previous years. We focus here mainly on Capsoul (a label from Columbus) and Boddie Recording Company (a label, studio, record pressing plant from Cleveland) with a few other fun things thrown in. Take a trip through Ohio music of the past!

Creations Unlimited – “Chrystal Illusion”
Marion Black – “Who Knows”
Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr – “Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer”
The Four Mints – “Row My Boat”
Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers – “Funky Disposition”
Eddie & The Ant Hill Mob – “I’m A Number Runner”
Bo & The Metros – “Buttered Out”
Modern Detergents – “Monkey Hips & Yice”
Elijah & The Ebonites – “Hot Grits!!!”
Chandlers – “Your Love Makes Me Lonely”
Lou Ragland – “I Travel Alone”
Volcanic Eruption – “Red Robin”
Love Apple – “Man on the Side”
King James Version – “He’s Coming”
The Victory Five – “Have You Ever Been to the Pool?”

6 Bs and a P: We Are Either Coming Strong Or We Are Not Coming At All – Episode 69

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This podcast features terrible language regularly. Hot off the press for Super Bowl Sunday…It’s the season finale! The Browns finish 1-15, but the 6b1p crew finds a way to maybe, maybe, maybe find a little hope. They discuss the season, look for hope, avoid the topic of football, and took too long to edit so at least a half dozen references will be out of date nonsense. Thanks to Wiebe for editing this one, we will see you for episode 70 right around the draft (a.k.a. Our Super Bowl). Go Browns!

The Western Reserve – Best of 2016 – Episode 6

The Western Reserve looks back on the best releases from the Buckeye State in 2016! Lots of amazing albums from Ohio this year, could not get them all in this hour but you will hear music from Bloody Show, The Village Bicycle, Mikey Machine, Bloodthirsty Virgins, Skeletonwitch, and more. This episode is sponsored by Aquabear Legion Volume 6, support the bear and go get your copy right now by clicking here. Enjoy!

Bloody Show – “Bell Hooks”
The Village Bicycle – “Sprankles”
Leggy – “Backyard”
Brat Curse – “Complete Control”
Mikey Machine – “50 Years”
Sex Tide – “Boarded Up”
Bloodthirsty Virgins – “In the End”
St. Lenox – “You Don’t Call Me Anymore”
EYE – “Searching”
Skeletonwitch – “Well of Despair”
Slackluster – “Let It Show”
Extra Medium Pony – “Doin’ Fine”
Raw Pony – “Country Ripoff”

The Western Reserve – An Ohio Christmas – Episode 5

Happy non-denominational holidays from The Western Reserve! This episode is perfect for that drive to see family on Christmas, just over an hour of all-Ohio holiday music. Everything from Buffalo Killers to Bone Thugs and Harmony. I am joined by my wife Sherri to discuss our own Christmas memories (including several about video games) and play the Buckeye state’s best holiday tunes.

Bone Thugs N Harmony – “Carol of the Bones”
Pretenders – “2000 Miles (It Must Be Christmas Time)”
Moviola -  “Will Santy Come to Shanty Town?”
Swearing at Motorists – “Silver Bells”
Buffalo Killers – “Run Run Rudolph”
Super Desserts – “Children Go”
Robert Pollard – “Frostman (long version)”
The Waitresses – “Christmas Wrapping”
The Isley Brothers – “White Christmas”
Elliott, Walter & Bennett – “12 Days of Cleveland Browns Christmas”
Frankie Yankovic – “MEDLEY: Joy to the World / Deck the Halls / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
The Ohio Players – “Happy Holidays Pt. 1″
Brainbow – “O’ Holy Night”
The Guitars – “Sleigh Ride”
Andy Gabbard – “Old Toy Trains”
The Black Swans ft. Eve Searls -“Christmas Alone”
Adam Remnant – “Bob Cratchit”
Steve Zarate – “Santa’s Done Left Town (live on Kaliediscope)”

6 Bs and a P: Everyone Hates Collingsworth – Episode 68

Happy Holidays! We told you it would not be as long of a wait for the next episode of 6 Bs and a P, Dave. This is a quick one but packs all the hard hitting laughs and cutthroat analysis you have come to expect from 6 Bs and a P. On Episode 68 we mostly go live to Brian watching the Browns/Bengals game with the one and only Miles Down of Athens, Ohio. They discuss being fans of Ohio football teams, Tim Krumrie, beer, why the Browns might be bad, and how despite rooting for different teams we all hate Cris Collingsworth and his stupid face just the same. Go 49ers!

6 Bs and a P – The Terrible Hole – Episode 67

Sorry it’s been so long. The Browns gave up and so did we for a bit, but we are back now and that is all that matters. The Browns may be 0-12 but the 6b1p crew give you a solid hour of funny non-Browns things and accidental forward thinking analysis. Brian, Ian, and Wiebe missed some important weeks: Trump is gonna be the president next year and Cleveland lost the World Series. They cover such questions as: What is the coldest you have ever been? Are there any good players on this team? Does Jordan Cameron listen to the Wu-Tang Clan? Take a listen and tell your friends… Go Browns!

The Western Reserve – Episode 4

We’re back! This episode it is all about the music, no guests here. You will hear music from some of Ohio’s best and even a few songs from the amazing collections put together by the fine folks at Numero Group. Music from Dayton (Braniac and The Breeders), Athens (Hex Net, Caitlin Kraus-Torres, Weedghost), and a few selections from the massive Numero Group Ohio releases including The Four Mints and Lou Ragland & The Bandmasters. 45 minutes of great music from the Buckeye State. See you in a few weeks for episode 5.

Braniac – “Vincent Come On Down”
Extra Medium Pony – “Reindeer Boots”
The Four Mints – “Too Far Gone”
Angela Alexander & J.D Saddler – “Don’t Make Me Kill You”
Men of Gentle Birth – “Wake Up”
Hex Net – “Last Night”
Bridesmaid – “Curtisy Call”
Earwig (ft. Lydia Loveless) – “Wasted on You”
This Moment In Black History – “Family Day at Euclid Beach”
The Breeders – “The New Year”
Caitlin Kraus-Torres – “Waiting for the World”
Weedghost – “Excerpt from I”
Lou Ragland & The Bandmasters – “Party at Lester’s”

6 Bs and a P – The Stinkston – Episode 66

 

0-4! That seems about right. And it also seems if switching to twice a month for this podcast has caused the 6b1p crew to become psychics who can predict the Browns future. Cody Kessler is now our QB, Cody Parkey is now our Kicker, Josh Gordon is in rehab, Corey Coleman broke his hand, but there are some silver linings… The guys discuss everything: the losses, our rookies, gas stations, and revisit the topic of breakfast sandwiches. Randy is here! So are Wiebe and Kris. And we get special segments from Luke (Who is the Azzeater of the Week?”) and a brand new one from Ian (“6 Bs and I”). Will the Browns beat the Patriots next week? Probably not! But we will be back at some point. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P – Breakfast Sandwiches – Episode 65

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Woof. These guys are terrible. The 6b1p crew tries to figure out how they are going to talk about the Browns all season and still make this podcast listenable. They get to the roots of the issues (so many QB’s, terrible drafts, injuries, breakfast sandwiches, Tim Couch) sort of, or at least give it a shot. This game is post week 1 but was recorded before the Ravens loss, which ultimately was pretty terrible anyway so we will talk about that later. Episode 66 will discuss weeks 2 and 3 and maybe more. Trust us this is the most entertaining Browns podcast there is. Go Those Guys!

6 Bs and a P – They Drafted a Man Named Scooby – Episode 64

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It’s September which means it is time for the Browns! This 5th season of 6 Bs and a P kicks off with a special offseason review and season preview wrapped into one hour (or so) of podcast spectacular-ness. Brian, Ian, Kris, and Wiebe struggle with whether to find hope in the upcoming season or to just give up like this podcast and the Browns did last year? There is a new segment from Luke so that might be funny. Therapy eventually comes in the form of not talking about the Browns for a while (topics include the Olympic event Dressage, mascots, the presidential election, and more successful Cleveland sports teams) and then condense some hard hitting analysis with the rest of the time. GO BROWNS!

The Western Reserve – Anyway Records 25th Anniversary (part 2) – Episode 3

Jerry Wick (left) and Bela Koe Krompecher, photo by Jay Brown
Jerry Wick (left) and Bela Koe Krompecher, photo by Jay Brown

The Western Reserve is back with our third episode and part two of our interview with Anyway Records founder Bela Koe-Krompecher! Bela and Brian talk about what Anyway is doing now, the plan for the 25th anniversary celebration (September 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio), and we get to listen to another chunk of Ohio tunes curated by Bela including music from The Mice, Lydia Loveless, Goners, St. Lenox, The Sidekicks, Jenny Mae, New Bomb Turks, and more. Take a listen, share, and enjoy. Go over and checkout Anyway Records site too and buy some stuff, and go to Columbus this weekend and celebrate 25 years at Spacebar (Thursday, September  1) and Ace of Cups (Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3). See you in a few weeks for episode 4.

The Mice – “Little Rage”
St. Lenox –  “21st Century Blues”
Connections – “Month 2 Month”
Closet Mix – “It’s Better My Way”
Mary Lynn – “Funeral”
Goners – “Teenage Depression”
Jenny Mae – “Ho Bitch”
Moviola – “Broken Horses”
The Whiles – “Lonesome Reply”
Sidekicks – “Jesus Christ Supermalls”
Lydia Loveless – “Clumps”
New Bomb Turks – “Tail Crush”

The Western Reserve – Anyway Records 25th Anniversary (part 1) – Episode 2

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The Western Reserve returns with its second episode, the first of two parts celebrating the 25th anniversary of Columbus, Ohio’s Anyway Records! Anyway founder and mastermind Bela Koe-Krompecher joins us for episodes two and three to talk about his life, starting a record label, growing up in Ohio, continuing to find new bands after 25 years, and a whole lot more. In between we listen to a ton of Ohio music from the past few decades. Anyway is celebrating with a big party in Columbus on September 1-3, with the September 1st at Spacebar and September 2nd and 3rd at Ace of Cups. Find out more here.

Guided By Voices – “Motor Away”
Gaunt – “Jim Motherfucker”
Ass Ponys – “11:11”
Gibson Brothers – “The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing”
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – “Rump Government”
V3 – “Negotiate Nothing”
Greenhorn – “Chemical Land”
Appalachian Death Ride – “Comin Around”
Scrawl – “Ready”
Mike Rep and the Quotas – “Aliens in our Midst”
Cheater Slicks – “I Think I’m Going Down”

The Western Reserve – Episode 1

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Aquabear has a brand new podcast! The Western Reserve focuses on all things Ohio music: past, present, and future. Mostly music but also some talk and eventually some interviews, guests, special event coverage, and more. Hosted by Brian Koscho and Produced by Brian along with Todd Jacops who helps with some engineering too. Enjoy this first episode and look for more soon. Full playlist is below! E-mail me at brian@aquabearlegion.com to tell me what you like or don’t like or to send in some music.

Connections – “Kate”
Appalachian Death Ride – “The Serpent”
Supernobody – “Old Strange Power”
Adam Remnant – “When I Was a Boy”
Bill Fox – “Over and Away She Goes”
Leggy – “Kick the Habit”
Wussy – “She’s Killed Hundreds”
Drift Mouth – “Franklin County Nights”
X____X – “Black Leather Rock”
Murderedman – “Corvette”
Water Witches – “Sea More”
Sardaukar – “Concrete/Sudden Change”
Swarming Branch – “Zsaszur’s Real Estate Song”

6 Bs and a P: Johnny’s Grounded (Episode #63)

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The Browns lose again, for the sixth time in a row and fall to 2-9 (2-10 after a loss to the Bengals by time this episode gets published) after a heart wrenching last second defeat on a blocked field goal that was ran back for a touchdown. Ugh. Brian, Kris, and Ian discuss the game for a bit, a famous Brown of Browns history, make fun of the Ravens, and try to find some funny things to talk about. Go Panthers!

6 Bs and a P: Videos Can Be a Lot of Things (Episode 62)

6 Bs and a P: Videos Can Be A Lot of Things (Episode 62)

It’s a bye week and somehow the Browns still lose. Manziel goes from starting QB to 3rd stringer for partyin’ (this got released right after this episode that he got demoted), and the 6b1p crew discusses everything from the Steelers loss, Michael Dean Perry, Bernie’s restaurant, Warhammer, and Thanksgiving. The Browns currently have the #1 pick though! So that is something, right? Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: The Dave Demographic (Season 4, Episode 9)

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6 Bs ad a P: The Dave Demographic (Season 4, Episode 9):

Browns… wait for it… lose. This time on Thursday night to the now 8-0 Bengals. Wiebe became a dad this week, congrats to him and Michelle! So as a replacement we have taken in one of key demographics, Dave Obenour. Dave, Kris, Ian, and Brian discuss the QB controversy, what there is to look forward to, put Dave on the hostseat, and even hang out with Don Pardo. And most importantly the 6b1p panel talks about whether the savior of this franchise could indeed be one Bernard Kosar. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: A Lot Like Krang (Season 4, Episode 8)

Krang, Goro, and Necessary Roughness all get brought up in this episode.

6 Bs and a P: A Lot Like Krang (Season 4, Episode 8):

Browns… LOSE. To the Cardinals last Sunday (hey, we are trying to catch up and this week was on Thursday, give us a break!) in one of the worst second half performances of the year, or maybe ever. They were winning for a bit but then that stopped. A quick discussion follows with Brian, Kris, and Ian while Wiebe awaits a child in Chicago. The group talks about Farmer’s press conference, Johnny Football, museum exhibits, misspoken Outkast lyrics, and what things might actually make watching the rest of the year bearable. Look for the Bengals/Thursday night game episode sometime next week, and hey at least we aren’t Lions fans right?

6 Bs and a P: Closest Geographic Team (Season 4, Episode 7)

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Browns lose. Again. This one is a little late (this episode is the Rams game) but they lost this past Sunday too, so either way it works. Randy joins the crew to talk about all sorts of things including college football, why the Bengals are better at Ohio football, Johnny football, Wiebe running into R. Kelly, why they like the Rams even though they just beat the Browns, and a whole lot more. Take a listen, despite the terrible football being played by the Browns this episode is pretty funny.

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