Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Midwest Round Up!

• The recent edition of The Big Takeover Magazine, has numerous reviews of Midwestern bands. Pick it up at Barnes and Nobles, or your other choice of magazine place.
• SXSW: I saw that Indiana's Standard Recording will be having a SXSW showcase, with PWAH favorites Arrah and the Ferns, Ever Thus the Deadbeats and more.
Columbus. Ohio's Columbus Discount Recording (CDR) will also have a showcase at the festival. There may be more Midwest labels doing these, so I'll keep checking...
• Misra band Southeast Engine (Athens, OH.) are embarking on a tour of the South.
Check out the tour dates/stops at their myspace page.
• Pittsburgh band Shade recently reported that their song "Wide Eyed" from the excellent 'Arms Raised On Rooftops' LP will be released on a "nugazer" compilation in Australia titled "Take Me On The Wildest Spree" released on Rubber Records and EMI - release date set for February 2008. Some other bands on the compilation CD include Ceremony, Highspire, Echodrone, Airiel, Soundpool, Malory, etc....

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