Month: April 2017

Interview with Split Single’s Jason Narducy

On Thursday night, Jason Narducy’s Split Single will play at Rumba Cafe with R. Ring (Kelley Deal of The Breeders) and longtime local favorites Bicentennial Bear. Friends were recently talking about the show and they mistakingly thought that R. Ring and Bicentennial Bear were having a split single release party! When I mention this to Narducy in an email, he says that he isn’t aware of people making this mistake in any other situation. Narducy’s been performing in bands since he was a pre-teen and Dave Grohl has said that seeing a 12-year-old Narducy perform with his punk band Verboten provided...

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Friday: Ne-Hi @ Spacebar

  AV Club recently ran a great feature on the ’90s Chicago alt-rock scene – it was a special time in that city’s musical history and there are those who have said Chicago guitar-rock has disappeared. In that feature, Blake Smith (Fig Dish/Caviar) says, “I hear from people that are complaining there’s no great guitar bands right now. The city’s got Twin Peaks and The Orwells and Ne-Hi. A lot of great guitar music right now.” In the ’90s, Chicago bands like Triple Fast Action, Menthol and Local H often did short midwest tours with stops in Columbus. While the...

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