Aquabear Will Release Double LP Compilation in 2015, Pre-order on Indiegogo Now

The Aquabear (painted here by Athens artist Emily Beveridge) will release a double LP, 24 song vinyl comp in Spring 2015.
The Aquabear (painted here by Athens artist Emily Beveridge) will release a double LP, 24 song vinyl comp in Spring 2015.

Since 2004, Aquabear has worked with over 200 bands and dozens of visual artists and filmmakers. And in that time produced 10 releases including compilations of Ohio music both physical and for free on aquabearlegion.com. But we REALLY want to put out some vinyl. And since we just celebrated our 10th birthday it seemed like a double LP is the way to go. 24 songs from 24 of Ohio’s best bands on 2 LPs. Printed, pressed, designed, and played in Ohio. You can support this project and pre-order your copy at our Indiegogo page here. Please help us spread the word folks!

To help raise money and make some more things in the process we are partnering we a couple local artists for some really cool special items. Charlie Touvell will be making some limited edition prints based on his artwork for the record’s liner notes and even some custom drawings too. We will be making some brand new hoodies and of course have t-shirts, colored vinyl, and countless random Aquabear items we might send along. We sincerely appreciate your support of this project.

Aquabear 2015 will include music from 24 Ohio bands on 2 LPs:
The 1984 Draft, Black Owls, Connections, Dead Hand of Man, Dead Winds of Summer, The D-Rays, The Guitars, Herzog, Hookers Made Out of Cocaine, Hyrrokkin, Joseph Airport, Kid Tested, The Kyle Sowashes, The Motel Beds, Murderedman, Nick Tolford & Company, She Bears, Speaking Suns, Sport Fishing USA, Supernobody, Unmonumental, Weedghost, Weird Science, and WV White.

We have always wanted to make a record, and these are some really amazing songs to do it with. The plan is that if this works we will keep doing it with more and more bands in the future. Here’s a video!

Aquabear Legion New Years Live Music Guide

Aquabear Legion wishes you all a Happy New Year! We can’t wait for 2012 to get started (we have lots of great stuff planned) but you still have a chance to see great live music tonight to ring in 2012 no matter where you are in Ohio. Below are some of our picks…

ATHENS:
Casa Cantina – Sportfishing USA, Chickenpussy, Hex Net, The D-Rays, Weird Science | 10pm – $5
Jackie O’s – Duke Junior & The Smokey Boots and The Porters – food, music, more | 8:30pm – $15-$25
The Union –  Elemental Groove Theory with the Paul Elisha Band | 10pm

COLUMBUS:
The Summit* – The Bygones, The Ferals, Space Aces, The End is Nigh* | 10pm
Kobo – The George Elliot Underground, Cadaver Dogs, Karate Coyote, Dirty Girls, The Kraze | 8pm
Ace of Cups – Envelope & DJ Detox, Freaky Franz & Cornelius Jackson, Sex Tide | 9pm – $5
Carabar –  Struck by Lightning, Masakari, MF Gnar, Axe Bomber, Prosanctus Inferi | 9pm
Rumba Cafe – The Spikedrivers | 10pm

*lineup has changed a couple times, check venue for details

CLEVELAND:
Now That’s Class – 5th annual Now That’s Class NYE Party with Keelhaul and Uno Lady | food, drinks, more | 10pm – $25-35

GRANVILLE:
Brews Cafe – Black Owls and Sparrow Bellows | 9pm – $5

CINCINNATI:
MOTR Pub – You, You’re Awesome | 10pm
Southgate House – LAST SHOW – The Dopamines, Dear Landlord, Banderas, Vacation, The Frankl Project, Mixtapes, White Walls, New Creases, Be My Doppelganger, SHIVS, Army Coach, Loudmouth and many others | 9pm – SOLD OUT

photo source (http://finickypenguin.wordpress.com)

 

 

Aquabear Legion Collaborators Since 2004

So, Aquabear Legion has spent a lot of time getting official these past few months and filing for our non-profit status (more on that in another post) and as a result we have been going through the archives…

What follows is an almost complete list of around 150 bands and musical projects we have worked with since 2004. This includes about 60 Aquabear shows and events, 8 compilations, and those who have committed so far to our upcoming 2011 compilation. Aquabear could not be more proud… thanks guys.

List after the break!
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2010 MusicNOW Festival

by Zachary Long

Ohio music lovers will be happy to know that the dates and line-up for the 2010 edition of the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati were announced this past week. The annual festival, now entering it’s fifth year, showcases some of the most forward-thinking artists in contemporary music. The event is curated by Bryce Dessner, a Cincinnati native who is better known as a guitarist for The National. The festival is held at Memorial Hall, a 150-year-old restored theater in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine district.

This year’s festival kicks off on March 30th with a performance from harpist Joanna Newsom who will likely be playing material from her upcoming Drag City release, Have One On Me. On March 31st, St. Vincent will headline and the yMusic ensemble will premiere a commissioned piece penned by St. Vincent front-woman Annie Clark. The festival will close out on April 1st with a solo performance by Justin Vernon, better known for his work with the band Bon Iver
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