For Aquabear Legion Volume 8, the only rule was a band could not have been on the last two “Volume” collections to be on the new one. The result is a 17-song compilation with music from all around the state featuring Blanket Boys, Brat Curse, Cutler Station, The Infinite Improbability Drive, Matthew J. Rolin, Mery Steel, Messrs, Minority Threat, no stars, Paige Beller, Slackluster, Slut Castle, Speaking Suns, Supernobody, Thee Thee’s, Unmonunmental, and Weedghost. Listen and download now.
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”
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”
Athens own Blackoutfest turns legal age this year, celebrating 18 years of Scott Winland bringing awesome underground rock and roll to Athens for a weekend each year for one big party of music. The 18th annual Blackoutfest will take place THIS WEEKEND (Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 13) at The Union in Athens, Ohio. 30 bands over three nights including music from Cheap Time, Natural Child, Greg Ashley Band, Birthday Suits, and Useless Eaters and some great Ohio bands like Grafton, EYE, and Unholy Two along with the usual Athens mainstays too. Tickets are on sale at Haffa’s Records in Athens right now, or you can buy them at the door.
Aquabear Legion is honored to co-sponsor Friday night (April 12th) of Blackoutfest with music from Natural Child, Birthday Suits, EYE, Grafton, The D-Rays, Hex Net, Unholy Two, Homemade Drugs, Hook & Eye and Unmonumental. Starts at 6:00pm SHARP. We’ll have some free pizza at the start of Friday night from Avalanche courtesy of the Aquabear, so come early.. plus free Aquabear stickers for all! And there is a guitar raffle all weekend (you could win a badass guitar from United Lutherie made just for the show) and sweet screenprinted posters from Jason Frederick. Come out, see bands, support rock and roll, and buy some stuff. And the brand new Splooge Magazine is co-sponsoring Saturday night!
Columbus, Ohio’s Lost Weekend Records (one of many damn fine record stores in the capital city) will host their annual Summer Show this coming Friday and Saturday August 17th and 18th at Ace of Cups (2619 N. High). The yearly tradition is similar to their anniversary shows held in February, a bunch of awesome bands playing in one weekend. Doesn’t get much better than that. Columbus “supergroup” Connections (members of Times New Viking, 84 Nash, El Jesus de Magico), WV White, Nervosas, Altered States of United Snakes, The White Outs, and more will all play.
From the Facebook event:
“5 bands each night, music starting at 8:30 sharp each night. We have just about confirmed all our bands and look for full details soon, I will say that we have a good blend of some pretty neews bands as well as old favourites and one cool reunion band (well a re-reunion band that recently reunited at one of the Rock and Roll High School Reunion shows earlier this year) more will be revealed stay tuned for more info. Ok here are the line-ups for the most part, we will update with any changes.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
8:30pm Sonic Roach Destruction Unit.
9:30 pm Skilletllickers
10:30 pm Nervosas
11:30 pm Messrs
12:30am The White Outs.SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
8:30pm The Twits
9:30pm The Dirty Biscuits
10:30pm – WV White
11:30pm – Connections
12:30am Altered States of United Snakes
also between bands Jimmy Carl Black from Heatwave and Cool Brother Kyle will be DJing between bands.