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”
Episodes 14 and 15 of The Western Reserve are a two part interview and playlist from Columbus, Ohio’s Paul Nini. Paul is behind Old 3c Records and its current form the Old 3c Label Group and is known to Ohio music fans from his bands Great Plains, Log, and Closet Mix. Brian spends the next two episodes talking with Paul about playing in bands, putting out records, and what he’s working on now. All while playing a lot of good music. Look for part two soon.
Great Plains – â€œOld 3Câ€
Ron House – â€œ20 or 30 Peopleâ€
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – â€œFire In The Swimming Girlâ€
Psandwich – â€œWe Remystifyâ€
Counter Intuits – â€œStudy Hall Artâ€
Log – â€œThatâ€™s Allâ€
Peck of Snide – â€œLiving On The Sunâ€
Househearts – â€œPromised To Rememberâ€
Saint Paul – â€œJesus Is Spinning In His Graveâ€
Closet Mix – â€œHugh Are You?â€
Sue Harshe – â€œ50 Seconds Over Ohioâ€
Eleven Plus Two = Twelve Plus One – â€œPoogie & Fredâ€
The Ready Stance – â€œAll Healed Upâ€
Sin Shouters – â€œDown With Whatever Tonightâ€
Greg Bonnell – â€œSunshine Streetâ€
Randall Douglas Matson – â€œOh, Noâ€
Randall Douglas Matson – â€œThe Interlocutorâ€
The Malefactors Of Great Wealth – â€œPrisontownâ€
Burn Barrel – â€œAndy Uzzleâ€
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 weÂ 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”
There’s a great show at Ace of Cups Saturday you need to be at.Â Helter Swelter is Saturday, August 16th from 3pm-11pm at Ace of Cups and features legendary New Zealand rockers The Clean along with a lineup of some of Columbus, Ohio’s most well respected and influential bands including Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Scrawl, Unholy Two, Moviola, and more. Get tickets at the bar or click here! The Aquabear had a chance to talk with Jerry Dannemiller (Moviola, etc.) about putting the show together and some of his favorite music from ol’ Cowtown.
How did this show come together? Marcy Mays (of Scrawl) owns Ace of Cups in Columbus. Weâ€™ve been friends for many years and she mentioned wanting to do an outdoor day festival in her parking lot for a couple years now. I helped book a few festivals in Columbus (4th and 4th Fest, Independents Day, Parking Lot Blowout) as well as a few shows here and there at Ace of Cups (Blues Control, Eugene Mirman, Magik Markers). We hatched the idea this past January over a few drinks. We had a great lineup of the local bands all set to go and Kellie Morgan (who I work with at the Wexner Center, thatâ€™s my day job) mentioned that the Clean were touring and the routing might be possible to add on a Columbus date. She knows Hamish Kilgour from the Clean (she used to work at Drag City) and the band was down with it. I made a few calls to their agent and they were locked in. It was too good a chance to pass up, and the Clean has never played in Columbus, though they have, in my view, had a strong influence and on many many bands from here. Almost a spiritual connection, if you believe in those type of things.
How did the lineup get chosen?Â When did all of these great Columbus bands get involved and how did that happen?Â I know that most of those bands don’t play out much… Really Marcy and myself working through it. Needed to have a mix so it wasnâ€™t all geezers.Â Weâ€™re all friends to one degree or another and I just asked? Really that simple. The Slave Apartments are some of my oldest friends in Columbus, getting Moviola to play just involves working around everybodyâ€™s crazy schedule with enough advance notice.
Who are your top 5 Columbus bands of all time? Oh lord. Knowing that this list would likely change tomorrow:
– The Four Mints
– Liquid Mystic Axis
– Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Who is your favorite Columbus bands right now? Again, subject to daily change:
What’s the lineup? Tickets? Tickets are $10 online and at the bar until Friday afternoon, at which they go up to $15 and are only available at the bar.
Featuring performances by:
3:15 RAW PONY
4:05 WASHINGTON BEACH BUMS
5:55 PRETTY PRETTY
6:45 UNHOLY TWO
7:35 THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APTS
8:30 SCRAWL (performing â€œPlus, Also, Tooâ€)
9:25 THE CLEAN (New Zealand legends!)
outdoor: Shang-a-lang stage inbetween bands, Ray Ray’s BBQ, and food trucks, beer!
inside: record swap all day and DJ George Brazil.
Presented in collaboration with Pale Rider and Straight to Video.
I hope folks can make it out. The weather is looking beautiful. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Girlz Rhythm nâ€™ Rock Camp and Grrrls Rock Columbus which provide creative expression opportunities for young women regardless of means.
Anyway Records turns 20 this year and Bela Koe-Krompecher is throwing a big party over at Ace of Cups in Columbus to celebrate! Two nights of music (Friday and Saturday) featuring some of the best bands to come out of Ohio since the label’s beginning in 1992 including New Bomb Turks, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Moviola, Orchestraville, Necropolis (covering Gaunt), Obnox, Kyle Sowashes, Connections, County Pharaohs, Greenhorn, Jenny Mae, Winter Makes Sailors, St. Lenox, Belreve, and Chris Biester. Whew. That’s one hell of a lineup. And proceeds go to some real good causes:Â Peloton, Columbus Music Co-Op and NAMI Ohio.Â Read aboutÂ the history of Anyway RecordsÂ here.
FROM THE EVENT: “Starting in the pre-text world of vinyl records and shiny over-priced compact discs, Anyway Records was founded on the assumption that music is to be found in our own backyards and meant to be cheap and affordable, like the founders themselves. Jerry Wick and Bela Koe-Krompecher started Anyway Records under the guise as a project for Jerryâ€™s excellent mid-western band Gaunt. Jerry left the label to concentrate on Gaunt and Bela continued to pour hours and beers into the label. We have worked with a variety of bands (mostly Ohio, mostly Columbus) including: Moviola, The Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Jenny Mae, V-3, Gaunt, Guided by Voices, Ass Ponys and Mike Rep. in the Naughts we have had the pleasure to work with: Ghost Shirt, Kyle Sowash, The Lindsay, Connections, Obnox, Winter Makes Sailors, Terribly Empty Pockets, the Whiles, and a few more. Here’s to 20 years!” Cheers from Aquabear!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 – 9pm:
9:00 – St. Lenox
9:30 – Winter Makes Sailors
10:00 – Obnox
10:30 – New Bomb Turks
11:30 – Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
12:15 – NECROPOLIS – covering Gaunt
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 – KIDS SHOW: 6-8pm – Free
Chris Biester (from Appalachian Death Ride)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 – ADULTS: 8pm
8:00 – Belreve
8:45 – Jenny Mae
9:15 – Kyle Sowashes
10:00 – Moviola
10:45 – County Pharaohs
11:30 – Connections
12:30 – Greenhorn
Columbus’ own donewaiting.com has been around for almost a decade, and thatâ€™s reason to celebrate. They are doing that by bringing three amazing bands, an emcee and a deejay to Ace of Cups on Feb. 3. Needless to say, you should go celebrate with them. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments (whoa), Zero Star, Bill Fox, Sundown, and DJ Detox will all be there, sounds like an awesome lineup.