Man of Steel, the latest Superman film, hits theaters on June 14th, and is certain to be one of the more prominent cultural events in a summer full of Super-goodness. This is because Superman, it turns out, has just turned 75, a milestone that DC comics is commemorating with a new logo mark unveiled this week. It has been three-quarters of a century since two Cleveland teens grappling with the Great Depression created one of our longest-lasting cultural icons and arguably laid the groundwork for the modern superhero. Not bad for a couple of kids from Glenville.
Super Boys, by Brad Ricca,is the first full length literary biography of Superman’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Alice Cooper – School’s Out (WB 1972) “There’s something about the last weeks of May or early June that makes us expect to hear the triumphant roar of one of rocks best riffs and the Pre-Punk snarl of school-hood buddies in their 20s who are glad as heck to be past it all! Past the title track, the album is a sort of conceptual rumination on school, from the “all behind us” regret of “Alma Mater” to the truly menacing Drama Club revisited of “Gutter Cat VS. the Jets,” ‘School’s Out’ is playing now because Elizabeth has finished the First Grade!!!”
8.00 VG+ (late 70’s pressing)
Elizabeth’s Records (614-569-6009) is open Mon-Sat (11am-8pm) and is located at 3037 Indianola Ave.
We missed Vintage Trouble when they opened for The Who at the Schott earlier this year (didn’t really want to pay big bucks just to sit in nosebleed seats for the opening act) so we’re really excited to learn the LA-based soul rockers are returning to Columbus on Wednesday, August 21.
Not sure how the tiny Basement stage is going to contain singer Ty Taylor but it’s not often you get the chance to see a band that has supported both The Who and The Rolling Stones as well as appearing on Letterman, Leno, Conan and Kimmel in such a small and intimate setting.
If you read my stuff over at Donewaiting.com, you’ll know I’m a HUGE ’80s hair metal fan so when I saw a long-haired band on an O’Shecky’s show poster earlier this week, I had to do some more investigation into this Black Hole Gypsy band.
Turns out these kids (ranging in age from 14 to 18) are from Mansfield and while they play out quite a bit, Columbus shows are pretty few and far between. Not only am I shocked by the ages of the guys in the band (the 14-year-old, by the way, is the singer!) but I’m shocked at how much Black Hole Gypsy reminds me of all the opening bands I used to see at the Akron Agora in the early ’90s.
If the names Dangerous Toys, Shark Island, Guns N’ Roses, Crashdiet, and/or Motley Crue mean anything to you, do yourself a favor and check these guys out on Friday night at O’Sheckys (6240 Busch Blvd).