Monday, June 11, 2007

Midwestern Roundup

• Seriously, The White Stripes new tune "Icky Thump" is probably the greatest fucking song I've heard in a long time. I don't even care that it's way too long.
• There is a new label up and running in Columbus, called All Hail Records. It is currently set to release CDs by experimental pop bands Take No Damage (Columbus) and allegedly Cincinnati's Paper Airplane(UPDATE: Paper Airplane confirmed they have signed, new CD out in July!).
The National is coming to your town soon. Do not miss them.
• Mike Breen's Cincinnati blog "Spill It!" explores the music of broken hearts. My favorite is when you've heard all the sad songs, heard all angry songs and you're finally to the point when you can revel in the best "kiss my ass song" of all time: Bob Dylan's "Positively Fourth Street." Then you know the healing is complete.
• Cincinnati/Kentucky's (in)famous Southgate House is listed as one of the best rock venues in the country. I agree. I still recall watching Sam Coomes from Portland's Quasi walk around the venue before his show. He bought a bar t-shirt and was reading every bit of historical information framed on the walls. Now, if we can only get the band to come back to Southgate House someday...

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