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Month: April 2015

Just announced: JD McPherson at Park Street Saloon, July 26

JD McPherson came out of nowhere a few years ago with his ’50s rockabilly sound. Getting a later start in music than many (JD’s in his late-30s), McPherson’s music has universal appeal as evidenced by his sold out show at Woodlands Tavern in 2012 where he played in front of an audience that spanned multiple generations. McPherson released his sophomore album, Let the Good Times Roll, earlier this year and will be performing in Columbus for the first time since 2012 at Park Street Saloon on July 26. Tickets are $18 and I guarantee this will sell out so don’t wait until the last minute to pick one up. JD was also one of the first artists my daughter Olivia and her friend Connie interviewed for Kids Interview...

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Saturday – The Temperance Movement – Newport Music Hall

Always … ALWAYS … study the undercard. Do your homework, if you’re able to find the information, always try to find out what bands are opening for the band you’re going to see and familiarize yourself with their music. Never know when you’re going to discover your next favorite band. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a review or feature about Blackberry Smoke that doesn’t mention Lynyrd Skynryd and declare Blackberry Smoke as the heir apparent to the Southern Rock crown. Fair enough, though – to me – Blackberry Smoke is still leans a bit country despite having noted ROCK producer Brendan O’Brien (AC/DC, Pearl Jam) produce their latest album, Holding All the Roses. Undoubtedly, the LC is going to be packed with country and rock fans alike, all ready to see if Blackberry Smoke is worth the hype (spoiler alert: they are). But, here’s my tip … make sure you’ve gotten into the LC and secured your first mega beer by the time The Temperance Movement goes on. I’ve been on a quest to find modern bands that have a strong classic rock sound. It’s much harder than you might think. Kids these days don’t want to grow long hair and play arena-rock anthems. Instead, they get fashionable haircuts, wear skinny jeans, and employ a keyboardist (usually a female). So, when Classic Rock Magazine named The Temperance Movement the Best New...

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Columbus Calling Podcast #5 – Records Per Minute

I had the chance to chat with Steve Louis, owner of Records Per Minute. RPM is located on High St. just north of Hudson and shares a strip with Jack and Benny’s and Ace Hardware. RPM is a large store filled with a great selection of records. The middle of the store is mostly $2.00 records or six for $10. Be prepared to dig through these. Steve has a nice selection of new records and he carries a number of imports and some nice boxed sets. RPM also has a good selection of used gear as well as new Pro-Ject and Rega turntables. We discussed Steven 20+ years in the record business starting with Sour Records in Westerville, selling online, and now at RPM. Enjoy the...

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