The Western Reserve – An Archival Celebration – Episode 041

This brand new episode of The Western Reserve (which non coincidently times up with me being off from school) celebrates the two brand new Aquabear Legion archival releases that are coming up with a whole bunch of music from before 2004. Seriously though, pre-order the new comps now at igg.me/at/aquabear2021, do it before June 5th when the Indidegogo ends. Downloads come with everything, even stickers and shirts. Aquabear hit the goal (yay!) but the more $$$ we raise, the more cool stuff we can keep making. We play songs from both of those releases (which, hey, again, you can order here) and a whole bunch of other stuff too. All before 2004: Kelley Deal, Washout Corporation, Brainiac, Mike Rep & The Quotas, Girly Machine, and more. Enjoy!

Kelley Deal – “In My Room”
Necropolis – “Ex-Mortis”
The Spiveys – “Stinky’s Theme”
Gourdo – “Fast G” or “Bloodfinger”
Washout Corporation – “Replacement Material”
My Dad Is Dead – “Nothing Special”
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – “Petty Thief”
Girly Machine – “With You”
Scrawl – “Believe”
Brainiac – “F***ing with the Altimeter”
Pretty Mighty Mighty – “Antigone”
Geraldine – “K-Tel Whore”
Mike Rep & The Quotas – “Creature with the Atom Brain”

Aquabear 2021: Two Archival Compilations, New Merch, and More!

PRE-ORDER THE NEW AQUABEAR COMPILATIONS AND MORE on Indiegogo right now!

Since 2004, Aquabear Legion has served to promote and support Ohio music and art and has been run by founders Brian Koscho and Todd Jacops since then. With 17 releases (mostly compilations from over the years) since then on vinyl, cd, tape, and digital, Aquabear comes into 2021 ready to make two more (new) archival compilations. We also have some awesome new merchandise with art from our good friend Matthew Presutti to help make that happen. Aquabear Legion is a labor of love and long-time passion for Brian and Todd. These pre-orders serve as a way to make these projects happen and also to help cover the Legion’s minimal annual expenses to exist.

THESE ARE MY JEWELS (abl-018)
an archival compilation of Ohio music from before 2004 featuring: Bob City, Guinea Worms, Kelley Deal, Kiddo, Kill the Hippies, Mike Rep & The Quotas, Moviola, Necropolis, Pimpy Accelerator, Proletarian Art Threat, The Spiveys, and more to come

PORK GRINDERS BALL (abl-019)
re-release from 3/27/99 in Lorain, Ohio featuring: 1972, Figurehead, Full Sun, Gourdo, McShitz, My Baby Arm, Steve Wolfe, The Stubs, Summer of 98, Washout Corporation, and Welfare Cheese

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”