Happy New Year! We join in on all the year-end, list-making fun here at The Western Reserve and set you up with just over an hour of some of our favorite music from Ohio this past year. Everything from The Kyle Sowashes to Matthew J. Rolin to no stars to Tiger Village. Enjoy!
Kneeling in Piss – “USA WIll Start Another War” Cheap Clone – “Walk to Canada” The Kyle Sowashes – “Bowling Ball” Supernobody – “Trains Go By” Speaking Suns – “From Nowhere” no stars – “Potentiality” Messrs – “Lizzard Boy” Matthew J. Rolin – “For Henry” Brian Harnetty – “John” Herzog – “Winter 2014” Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Harlem River Drive OG” Brat Curse – “Psycho in the Furnace” Slackluster – “Weeds” Pleasure Leftists – “The Return” Tiger VIllage – “Soft, Real” Leggy – “Give In”
No themes this time around, just an hour or so of great Ohio music past, present, and future. Lots of brand new stuff from Brat Curse, Kneeling In Piss, Fan Fiction, Water Witches, and more. We would love for you to go support and pre-order the new Aquabear Legion compilations right now if you could (campaign ends on 9/15) at igg.me/at/aquabearlegion and be sure to tell your friends and enemies. Enjoy the episode and make sure to subscribe, rate, share, and all those things too.
Brat Curse – “Modern Snakes” Pleasure Leftists – “Try the Door” Water Witches – “Stringfinger” Kneeling In Piss – “Song About Being Unemployed” Tweens – “Be Mean” 333 – “Cry Baby Cry” Van Dale – “Porch” Fan Fiction – “Back and Forth” Cutler Station – “Catacombs” Bassholes – “Microscope Feeling” Pale Grey Lore – “Sunken Cities” WYD – “Death” Machine Go Boom – “Niagara Falls” Brian Harnetty – “Neva”
Things are really exciting here at Aquabear HQ. Our brand new compilation Aquabear Legion Volume 4 is all finished up and ready to be heard by all, coming in at a whopping 38 songs from 38 Ohio bands all on 2 CD’s. We are celebrating the official release THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11th at The Union in Athens, Ohio with music from Seascapes, Black Owls, Scubadog, and Weedghost. Comps will be for sale (at a special price!) and there will be some awesome music which will start around 10pm.
The compilation features hand screen printed art by Jed Collins and looks real sweet. They will be for sale at the show and then on our website and at good places around the state in the coming weeks.
The 5th annual Aquabear County Fair is coming up this weekend (March 3-6) and we think this year just might be the best yet. The Aquabear is serving up four days of Ohio music with 16 bands.
We finish the 5th annual Aquabear County Fair off with a FREE afternoon potluck at the always awesome ARTS/West (132 W. State Street in Athens) on SUNDAY, MARCH 6 at 2:00pm. Its a great lineup too featuring Super Desserts (columbus), Brian Harnetty (columbus), and Athens’ own Adam Remnant. Plus it’s free (though donations help pay for bands, space, and sound) and it’s a potluck so bring some food to share and enjoy some amazing music. Trust us, you will have a great time. We’re bringing kelbasa and bread from Crumbs and a giant chocolate bunny.
Super Desserts are a fantastic band from Columbus, Ohio. Come see them this afternoon and you will love them as much as we do.
Brian Harnetty is a musician and artist from ohio, and his work involves overlooked elements of sound. many of his pieces transform found material––including field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings––into personal sound worlds. He’s recorded and worked with Will Oldham, and graced stages from Europe to the Southern Theater.
Adam Remnant has been one of Athens’ most respected songwriters for a decade and appears at ARTS/West for a special solo show. Adam’s band Southeast Engine is releasing its new album Canary on MISRA Records in a few weeks and embarking on another tour.
This year mark’s the 5th annual Aquabear County Fair so we decided to make it bigger than ever before. We’re pretty excited for this one… many more details to come.
This year we present 16 bands total in Athens, Ohio over 4 days on March 3-6. 15 Ohio bands and even 1 from Japan.
Thursday, March 3 at 10pm
COUNTY FAIR NIGHT ONE
at The Union curated by Blackout
Wheels On Fire (Athens)
The Pleasuredomes (Athens)
Friday, March 4 at 10:30pm
COUNTY FAIR NIGHT TWO
at Casa Cantina – FREE SHOW!
She Bears (Columbus)
Narrow + The Brights (Columbus)
Whale Zombie (Athens)
*donations benefit Aquabear Legion
Saturday, March 5 at 9pm
COUNTY FAIR NIGHT THREE
at The Union
Hex Net (Athens)
The 65’s (Athens)
Sunday, March 6 at 2pm
COUNTY FAIR DAY FOUR
at ARTS/West – FREE AFTERNOON POTLUCK
Super Desserts (Columbus)
Brian Harnetty (Columbus)
Adam Remnant (Athens)
*donations encouraged to benefit bands and space
Ohio musician and friend of Aquabear Legion Brian Harnetty has been keeping himself pretty busy as of late. This past Friday, he opened a sound installation entitled The Star-Faced One in the Audible Gallery at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. The 60-minute piece features material from the Sun Ra/El Saturn Collection as well as contributions from Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeff Kimmel, Aaron Butler and Jeremy Woodruff. The installation runs every weekend and by appointment during the week through December 19. We recently sat down with Brian for a few words about his current work and future plans.