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”

The Western Reserve – Down to High Street with Tim Minecci – Episode 040

Brian sits down with author/podcaster/musician/researcher/fellow Ohio music obsessor Timothy Minneci who hosts the Dig Me Out podcast, runs the fantastic Columbus music blog Down to High Street, and just released his new book The Black Sky. The conversation goes to all of those projects and interests and Tim’s slate of Columbus music he brings to this episode which heads all the way back to the mid-1970s. This episode’s playlist includes The Godz, Screaming Urge, New Bomb Turks, The Yips, and much more. Enjoy!


Raven – “War With My Soul”
The Godz – “Gotta Keep A Runnin’”
Screaming Urge – “Homework”
Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires – “Living For Something”
Near Paris – “Visions”
Razor Penguins – “The Math Professor”
The Toll – “Jonathan Toledo”
New Bomb Turks – “Born Toulouse Lautrec”
The Yips – “Cut The Shit”
Watershed – “Black Concert T-Shirt”
Silo The Huskie – “Hotel Mary Appalachia”
Grafton – “Black Oak”
Defiance, Ohio – “I Don’t Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You”
The Sun – “Valentine”
Happy Chichester – “Motorbike”

The Western Reserve – Guest Host: J.R. Fisher – Episode 035

We have a special guest host for the new episode of The Western Reserve: Columbus musician and all around solid human being J.R. Fisher! J.R. hosts episode 35 and curates the playlist for this one too. A sampling of some fantastic music from Ohio including The Sundresses, Wussy, Dead Boys, and Raven. Enjoy!

New City Gypsy – “Tugboat”
Grandpa Egg – “Monsters By Sea”
The Kyle Sowashes – “A Faster Asshole”
The Griefs – “Whenever You’re Around”
Day Creeper – “And How”
Raven – “War With My Soul”
The Sundresses – “Murder Hymn”
The Electric Grandmother – “Leo Got Shot”
Lieutenant Dance – “When Fans Attack”
Them Wranch – “Campus Strangler”
Jenny Mae – “Downtown”
Country Death – “Wild Irish Rose”
Wussy – “Death By Misadventure”
Dead Boys – “All This And More”

The Western Reserve – Peter Laughner – Episode 034

We have been working on this one for a bit and are excited to share an all-Peter Laughner episode of The Western Reserve! In addition to an interview with Susan Schmidt-Horning (Poor Girls, Cinderella Backstreet, Chi Pig), we talk with Andrew Russ from right here in Athens about his involvement in the project, research, and all things Peter Laughner. We highlight some great music from throughout Peter’s career (1972-1977 here) found on the new collection including recordings, live shows, and demos all from Peter solo and a wide range of other projects including Rocket From The Tombs, Cinderella Backstreet, Friction, and more. Original songs from Laughner join covers from Michael Hurley, The Velvet Underground, and Television. Go check out that box set and all of the awesome stuff Smog Veil Records makes right now, special thanks to Smog Veil, Fly PR, and our guests for making this episode happen. This episode is a little longer! Enjoy!

The Original Wolverines – “The Sidewalks of New York”
Friction – “Prove It”
Peter Laughner + Deborah Smith – “Down at the Bar”
Cinderella Backstreet – “Rock and Roll”
Peter Laughner + Adele Bertei – “Rock It Down”
Peter Laughner + Mike Sands – “Eyes Eyes”
Rocket From The Tombs – “Ain’t It Fun”
Peter Laughner – “First Taste of Heartache”
Fins – “What Goes On”

The Western Reserve – Best of Ohio Music 2019 – Episode 033

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”

The Western Reserve – 4th Annual Ohio X-Mas Spectacular – Episode – 032

Your favorite all-Ohio music podcast celebrates the hap-hap-happiest season of all with our own holiday tradition: the annual Ohio X-Mas Spectacular! Brian is joined as always for this one by Sherri and they play one solid hour plus of great Christmas tunes from the Buckeye State. Topics covered include favorite songs, traditions, and even a little bit of Big Chuck and Little John holiday magic. Ho Ho Ho!

The Heartlanders – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
Frankie Yankovic – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Infinite Improbability Drive ft. No Stars – “Wonderful Christmas Time”
Connections – “Buy Me Healing Crystals For Christmas”
CDX – “Deck the Halls”
Fairmount Girls – “Merry Merry”
Andy Gabbard – “Money For Christmas”
Remnant Brothers – “Christmas Time (This Time This Year)”
Dean Martin – “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! / Winter Wonderland”
Moth Cock – “Silent Night”
Les Cousins Dangereux – “Carol of the Bells”
Zitsquatch – “Jingle Bell”
Buffalo Killers – “Secret Santa”
Pete Fosco – “Novembered Haze”

The Western Reserve – Episode 030

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”

Athena Headache – Episode 003

A brand new episode of Athena Headache is here, bringing you the best Midwestern music that is experimental, improv, weird, and everything inbetween. Brian hosts this one, and sticks mostly in Ohio and vicinity for the playlist, but stays away from the Athens-heavy lineup of the first two episodes. You will hear from everyone from Pete Fosco to Mark McGuire to Lisa Bella Donna. Play it in the background while you are doing some other stuff, put it in your headphones real loud, or enjoy on a long car ride. See you again soon. Go support the new Aquabear compilations at igg.me/at/aquabearlegion

Pete Fosco – “Concurrence”
Tiger Village – “Modern Drummer”
Mark McGuire – “02/21/2019”
Powers/Rolin – “4/15/19 at Maple Lanes”
Zack Kouns – “Evergreen in Winter”
Lisa Bella Donna – “Paraphonic Praeludium”
Neutrals – “Boston”

The Western Reserve – Double Cheeseburgerfest – Episode 028

It’s almost time for Double Cheeseburgerfest here in Athens on Saturday, April 20th! 18 bands playing a self described “backyard burger festival” just outside the city limits in a beautiful garage. Brian talks to Head Burger in Charge (and Athens musician) Tony Longanbach about this year’s sequel to 2018’s Cheeseburgerfest and much more all while playing some music from this year’s lineup and last year’s too. Enjoy!

Cotton Ponys – “Untitled”
Sorry Eric – “It’s Okay”
Kill the Hippies – “Single Prayer”
Ricky Hell & The Voidboys – “Dead Generation”
The Wastemen – “Big Beef”
Morgan Garrett – “Oh My Family Won’t Be With Me”
Red Devil Riders – “Astro Van”
Slut Castle – “Girls”
Weird Science – “Dangerous Friend”
Torgo – “Sermon on the Mounted”
Bloodhype – “Benzo Island”
Homemade Drugs – “I Shot Mary”
Pink Owl – “Rattlesnake”
Terrestials – “Rings”
Science Man – “Dark Matter”
Vacation – “Action Road”

6 Bs and a P – To Catch A Tyrodittory – Episode 073

Browns beat the Panthers (we recorded this after week 14) to improve to 5-7-1 and remain “in the hunt” for the playoffs (you kidding me?) . Brian, Brian, and Ian get together to catch us all up on an exciting season of Browns football led by the greatest QB of all time: Baker Mayfield. We discuss what the Browns still need, how they are way more watchable, CBS’ smash hit God Friended Me, and we make up a few words along the way. Plus, 12 Days of Cleveland Browns Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Athena Headache – Episode 002

Welcome to another episode of Athena Headache (number 2 if you are counting) here on Aquabear Legion, this podcast is the place for all of the weird, strange, noisy, improv, and experimental music from the Midwest we can jam into it. Episode 002 is hosted by Andrew Lampela. We hope you enjoy!  Perfect for your headphones, a workout, or some background music. Find us on iTunes and Google Play here soon and subscribe, rate, review, and tell your friends.

Jacops/Prince Duo – “Untitled 1”
Knohm – “The Swollen Bead Dangles From the Fingertips” (excerpt)
Kid Panda Hands – Ghost of a Weed
Leslie Keffer – Dodder
Aaron Michael Butler/Gabe Mitchell/Andrew Lampela – Why Does the Absence of Light Disturb Him Less Than The Presence of Noise Pt. II
Remainder
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Dead Winds of Summer – “Whisperings of the Field”

6 Bs and a P – Karmic Clapback – Episode 72

We’re back! The Browns have gone 1-31 the last two years, so we didn’t do as many episodes. And what do we get upon our return? A tie. Which is not a loss. Brian and Ian discuss the off-season, the draft, Hard Knocks, and the first game of the season. Luke can’t make it because he could not get his modem on the Davone Bess Memorial Connection. We do get quick visits from Wiebe on the Broken Bandwagon and Bork Torkleson with a sideline report. Go Browns?!? 0-0-1! NOTE: This was recorded before the Browns loss to the Saints in Week 2.

Athena Headache – Episode 001 | The Western Reserve – Episode 020

Aquabear Legion has brand new show titled Athena Headache that will focus on the fringes of Ohio and Midwestern music. Noise, experimental, improvisational, weird, strange, and everything in between. The hosts of the show will rotate and since Brian (who hosts Western Reserve) is doing the first one it only made sense to have the first episode of Athena Headache also be the new episode of The Western Reserve. Like some sort of comic book crossover! Plus, this episode finishes off where our last episode of The Western Reserve left off. This time it’s the more experimental end of our host’s college years in Athens, with a whole bunch of noise from 2001-2007 or so: Weedghost, Dinner of Swords, Casiotone Orchestra, Dead Winds of Summer, Leslie Keffer, and even the one time only Toneghost Freakestra. Perfect for your headphones, a workout, or some background music. Please find us on iTunes and Google Play here soon and subscribe, rate, review, and tell your friends.

Athena Headache 001 / The Western Reserve 020

Kid Panda Hands – “Caves of Silk”
Dead Winds of Summer – From Weedghost/Dead Winds split
Weedghost – “Makes Breakfast”
Casiotone Orchestra – Aquabear Showcase at The Wire, March 2005 (excerpt)
Leslie Keffer – “Thrive”
Dinner of Swords – ARTS/West Noise Show, October 2007 (excerpt)
Toneghost Freakestra – ARTS/West, December 2005 (excerpt)

THEME:
Weedghost – “Flowing Endless”

The Western Reserve – Episode 020 | Athena Headache – Episode 001

This is a thing on those podcast networks right? A preview episode? Aquabear Legion has brand new show titled Athena Headache that will focus on the fringes of Ohio and Midwestern music. Noise, experimental, improvisational, weird, strange, and everything in between. The hosts of the show will rotate and since Brian (who hosts Western Reserve) is doing the first one it only made sense to have the first episode of Athena Headache also be the new episode of The Western Reserve. Like some sort of comic book crossover! Plus, this episode finishes off where our last episode of The Western Reserve left off. This time it’s the more experimental end of our host’s college years in Athens, with a whole bunch of noise from 2001-2007 or so: Weedghost, Dinner of Swords, Casiotone Orchestra, Dead Winds of Summer, Leslie Keffer, and even the one time only Toneghost Freakestra. Perfect for you headphones, a workout, or some background music. Please find us on iTunes and Google Play here soon and subscribe, rate, review, and tell your friends.

The Western Reserve 020 / Athena Headache 001

Kid Panda Hands – “Caves of Silk”
Dead Winds of Summer – From Weedghost/Dead Winds split
Weedghost – “Makes Breakfast”
Casiotone Orchestra – Aquabear Showcase at The Wire, March 2005 (excerpt)
Leslie Keffer – “Thrive”
Dinner of Swords – ARTS/West Noise Show, October 2007 (excerpt)
Toneghost Freakestra – ARTS/West, December 2005 (excerpt)

THEME:
Weedghost – “Flowing Endless”

6 Bs and a P: The Pipe Dream Evaporates – Episode 70**

Another Browns season is upon us! And I never realized that Episode 69 was never posted (it is now) so listen to me proclaim this to be Episode 69 (it’s not) several times. Brian, Ian, and Wiebe discuss the Browns off season, draft, and the upcoming season all while having a few laughs and complaining. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: We Are Either Coming Strong Or We Are Not Coming At All – Episode 69

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This podcast features terrible language regularly. Hot off the press for Super Bowl Sunday…It’s the season finale! The Browns finish 1-15, but the 6b1p crew finds a way to maybe, maybe, maybe find a little hope. They discuss the season, look for hope, avoid the topic of football, and took too long to edit so at least a half dozen references will be out of date nonsense. Thanks to Wiebe for editing this one, we will see you for episode 70 right around the draft (a.k.a. Our Super Bowl). Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: Everyone Hates Collingsworth – Episode 68

Happy Holidays! We told you it would not be as long of a wait for the next episode of 6 Bs and a P, Dave. This is a quick one but packs all the hard hitting laughs and cutthroat analysis you have come to expect from 6 Bs and a P. On Episode 68 we mostly go live to Brian watching the Browns/Bengals game with the one and only Miles Down of Athens, Ohio. They discuss being fans of Ohio football teams, Tim Krumrie, beer, why the Browns might be bad, and how despite rooting for different teams we all hate Cris Collingsworth and his stupid face just the same. Go 49ers!

6 Bs and a P – The Terrible Hole – Episode 67

Sorry it’s been so long. The Browns gave up and so did we for a bit, but we are back now and that is all that matters. The Browns may be 0-12 but the 6b1p crew give you a solid hour of funny non-Browns things and accidental forward thinking analysis. Brian, Ian, and Wiebe missed some important weeks: Trump is gonna be the president next year and Cleveland lost the World Series. They cover such questions as: What is the coldest you have ever been? Are there any good players on this team? Does Jordan Cameron listen to the Wu-Tang Clan? Take a listen and tell your friends… Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P – The Stinkston – Episode 66

 

0-4! That seems about right. And it also seems if switching to twice a month for this podcast has caused the 6b1p crew to become psychics who can predict the Browns future. Cody Kessler is now our QB, Cody Parkey is now our Kicker, Josh Gordon is in rehab, Corey Coleman broke his hand, but there are some silver linings… The guys discuss everything: the losses, our rookies, gas stations, and revisit the topic of breakfast sandwiches. Randy is here! So are Wiebe and Kris. And we get special segments from Luke (Who is the Azzeater of the Week?”) and a brand new one from Ian (“6 Bs and I”). Will the Browns beat the Patriots next week? Probably not! But we will be back at some point. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P – Breakfast Sandwiches – Episode 65

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Woof. These guys are terrible. The 6b1p crew tries to figure out how they are going to talk about the Browns all season and still make this podcast listenable. They get to the roots of the issues (so many QB’s, terrible drafts, injuries, breakfast sandwiches, Tim Couch) sort of, or at least give it a shot. This game is post week 1 but was recorded before the Ravens loss, which ultimately was pretty terrible anyway so we will talk about that later. Episode 66 will discuss weeks 2 and 3 and maybe more. Trust us this is the most entertaining Browns podcast there is. Go Those Guys!

6 Bs and a P – They Drafted a Man Named Scooby – Episode 64

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It’s September which means it is time for the Browns! This 5th season of 6 Bs and a P kicks off with a special offseason review and season preview wrapped into one hour (or so) of podcast spectacular-ness. Brian, Ian, Kris, and Wiebe struggle with whether to find hope in the upcoming season or to just give up like this podcast and the Browns did last year? There is a new segment from Luke so that might be funny. Therapy eventually comes in the form of not talking about the Browns for a while (topics include the Olympic event Dressage, mascots, the presidential election, and more successful Cleveland sports teams) and then condense some hard hitting analysis with the rest of the time. GO BROWNS!

6 Bs and a P: Johnny’s Grounded (Episode #63)

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Listen Now: 6 Bs and a P: Johnny’s Grounded (Episode #63)

The Browns lose again, for the sixth time in a row and fall to 2-9 (2-10 after a loss to the Bengals by time this episode gets published) after a heart wrenching last second defeat on a blocked field goal that was ran back for a touchdown. Ugh. Brian, Kris, and Ian discuss the game for a bit, a famous Brown of Browns history, make fun of the Ravens, and try to find some funny things to talk about. Go Panthers!

6 Bs and a P: Videos Can Be a Lot of Things (Episode 62)

6 Bs and a P: Videos Can Be A Lot of Things (Episode 62)

It’s a bye week and somehow the Browns still lose. Manziel goes from starting QB to 3rd stringer for partyin’ (this got released right after this episode that he got demoted), and the 6b1p crew discusses everything from the Steelers loss, Michael Dean Perry, Bernie’s restaurant, Warhammer, and Thanksgiving. The Browns currently have the #1 pick though! So that is something, right? Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: The Dave Demographic (Season 4, Episode 9)

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6 Bs ad a P: The Dave Demographic (Season 4, Episode 9):

Browns… wait for it… lose. This time on Thursday night to the now 8-0 Bengals. Wiebe became a dad this week, congrats to him and Michelle! So as a replacement we have taken in one of key demographics, Dave Obenour. Dave, Kris, Ian, and Brian discuss the QB controversy, what there is to look forward to, put Dave on the hostseat, and even hang out with Don Pardo. And most importantly the 6b1p panel talks about whether the savior of this franchise could indeed be one Bernard Kosar. Go Browns!

6 Bs and a P: A Lot Like Krang (Season 4, Episode 8)

Krang, Goro, and Necessary Roughness all get brought up in this episode.

6 Bs and a P: A Lot Like Krang (Season 4, Episode 8):

Browns… LOSE. To the Cardinals last Sunday (hey, we are trying to catch up and this week was on Thursday, give us a break!) in one of the worst second half performances of the year, or maybe ever. They were winning for a bit but then that stopped. A quick discussion follows with Brian, Kris, and Ian while Wiebe awaits a child in Chicago. The group talks about Farmer’s press conference, Johnny Football, museum exhibits, misspoken Outkast lyrics, and what things might actually make watching the rest of the year bearable. Look for the Bengals/Thursday night game episode sometime next week, and hey at least we aren’t Lions fans right?