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Author: Annalisa Hartlaub

Saturday: WMATC @ Spacebar

Columbus locals Wolfman and the Airship Captain are closing up their 5 years together as a band with a bang. Still following the sound they have previously referred to  “electro-psych punk”, their newest album “Deep Dark Mysteries of the Universe Left Unanswered” explores further musical horizons. One of the most distinct style shifts on this album is undoubtedly the more vulnerable vocals heard on songs like “The End” and “The Night Tonight”, but their whirling synths and hard hitting rhythms are still present throughout. In celebration of the release they’ll be hosting a show at Spacebar on Saturday June 3rd....

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Twin Peaks @ The A&R

Twin Peaks are group of young rockers hailing from Chicago. They came through Columbus as their first stop on a tour promoting their newest album Down in Heaven, which is a softer more vulnerable take on the teenage-beloved garage rock they’re known for. Before the show there was some fan upset about the movement of the show from the “dinge” of The Basement up to the A&R, but the heat and smoke pouring in from the summer night brought all the dinge necessary. It was like standing in a virtual sauna with steam and cigarette smoke permeating all around. However, these conditions seemed to only amp up the crowd as they screamed and sweat through every song. Teenage boys moshed and shook off sweat like wet dogs. A chorus of female screams split the air over screaming guitars during a brief guitar make out sesh curtesy of Clay, Twin Peaks guitarist and singer. For a brief moment I thought the heat had gotten the best of me, but hey nothing wakes you from a warm lull like a crowd surfer’s foot to the back of your head. It was everything you think of when you think of a punk rock show. Filth and sweat and kids going absolutely crazy. Even through slower songs like Walk To One You Love and Wanted You, the moshing and crowd surfing didn’t subside....

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Eagulls Interview

Eagulls are an English rock band currently finishing up the American leg of their tour in promotion of their newest album “Ullages.” During their Columbus stop at The Basement they sat for a couple questions. (“Ullages” is available for purchase here more tour dates can be found here.) Who is the most underrated musician or songwriter? George: Scott Walker Liam: Oz? Mark: (Laughing) G: Oz? Nah Scott Walker, I feel like he doesn’t really get enough attention for his work. The albums from 1, 2, 3, and 4 are amazing. It seems like he’s pretty underground, it’s quite strange really.   What do you consider greatest album? G: Mine changes all the time, but the one that I always go back to is the Iggy [Pop] “The Idiot” album because it’s just the best of both worlds of Bowie and Iggy. So it’s just perfect.   If you could tour with any band living or dead, broken up or together, who would it be? G: It’s a tall whiff… L: Probably more current bands. The bands I like to tour with are bands that we’re friends with. We’re quite good friends with Protomartyr, who we spent the evening with last night in Detroit. It’d be hard to say, “Oh I want to tour with someone as big as Bowie” because… G: It would be good to watch him though. L: It...

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