Best of Ohio Music 2010

I was very excited to come up with a list of my favorite music from Ohio this year, particularly because not too much on the national scene really blew me away this year. The following list however features some very, very good music and all of it comes at high suggestion for me. Great records from Megachurch, Super Desserts, Wheels On Fire, Sun God, This Moment In Black History, Whale Zombie, The Black Swans, Orchestraville, Manor Animals, Seascapes, and Weedghost. When possible we have included a link and where you could purchase a copy, though a few of these things may be out of print.

I know I missed a few (sorry), and I am putting them in arbitrary order as I cannot possibly rank anything. But, I did limit it to 11, because 10 just didn’t work…

Happy New Year from the Aquabear Legion! 2011 is gonna be pretty awesome.


Megachurch, Megachurch
GET IT: megachurch.bandcamp.com

Super Desserts, Banjo Forever
GET IT: banjoforever.com

Wheels On Fire, Liar Liar
GET IT: Bompstore

Sun God / This Moment In Black History, The Paul EP
GET IT: Smog Veil Records

The Black Swans, Words Are Stupid
GET IT: St. Ives and Secretly Canadian Distribution

This Moment In Black History, Public Square
GET IT: Smog Veil Records

Whale Zombie, LP
GET IT: whalezombie.bandcamp.com

Orchestraville, Poison Berries
GET IT: orchestraville.bandcamp.com

Manor Animals, Rearranger EP
MORE INFO: Manor Animals Myspace

Seascapes, EP
MORE INFO: Seascapes Myspace

Weedghost, 2010 Tour Album
MORE INFO: Weedghost Myspace

    COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW: She Bears

    Aquabear gave She Bears some love (it’s a bear thing) a while back when they put out their last record. This interview is funnier than anything that I could write right now, so we will just link to that.

    She Bears are from Athens, Ohio though I hear talk they will be leaving for the bright lights of Columbus, Ohio after spending the Summer touring around.  Come on out to Aquabear County Fair night two a  free show at Casa Cantina on Friday, March 5th to see She Bears join Dragline Bros, Manor Animals, and Chris Biester.

    And take a look at the lady bears making an appearence on ACRN’s Guestlist in the video below:

    ACRN.com: Guest List: She Bears – Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

    COUNTY FAIR PREVIEW: Manor Animals

    Manor Animals are an Athens supergroup of sorts, made up of the five residents of The Bruce Manor house on West Union Street in Athens. Tim Race (Russenorsk), Zach Inscho (Seascapes, Russenorsk), Alex Eiler (She Bears), Josh Landis (In Silent Movies), and Mike Jones (also of In Silent Movies) make up a group that despite their involvement in many other projects definitely has it own sound. These songs rock and their is a depth to their live shows that comes from being in a band with everyone you live in a house with. Good stuff. They just finished an EP that I am hoping to get a hold of soon.

    Manor Animals will be playing the Aquabear County Fair at Casa Cantina on Friday, March 5th and that is a FREE SHOW, so you have no excuse.

    Video below from Andrew Logan of Manor Animals at The Spacement:


    4th Annual Aquabear County Fair is THIS WEEKEND: March 4-6, 2010!

    The 4th annual Aquabear County Fair takes place March 4-6, 2010 in Athens, Ohio and we are thrilled to announce the lineups for that weekend! And this one is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve had…

    Saturday, March 6th at The Union, 8pm
    This Moment in Black History (Cleveland)
    Makebelieves (Athens)
    Men of Gentle Birth (Columbus)
    Megachurch (Cleveland)
    We March (Athens)
    Sun God (Cleveland)
    Weedghost (Athens/Dayton)

    Friday, March 5th at Casa Cantina, 10:30pm
    FREE SHOW!
    Dragline Bros (Athens)
    She Bears (Athens)
    Manor Animals (Athens)
    Chris Biester (Athens)

    Thursday, March 4th at The (bruce) Manor, 7pm
    Seascapes (Athens)
    In Silent Movies (Athens)
    Thx. Tiger (Columbus/Athens)
    Dead Winds of Summer (Athens)

    – And look for one more event on Saturday afternoon to celebrate County Fair weekend, more details soon!
    – Holy crap this is going to be awesome

    And don’t forget to become a “fan” of the new Aquabear County Fair Facebook Page