Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza with Zeppelin Productions will be hosting Plainsong on Monday, September 19th @ 7:30 pm.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Iain about the show and the tour.  The show will feature works from Plainsong’s catalog as well as feature their latest album, Reinventing Richard:The songs of Richard Farina.  Iain and Andy Roberts wanted to do  an album to celebrate the music of Richard Farina on the 50th anniversary of his passing. The album is a great listen.  This is a can’t miss show in Columbus.  Hope to see you there.  Enjoy the interview.

cavemanColumbus Calling friends Paul and Mike traveled to Iceland in 2013 to check out the Iceland Airwaves music festival and both sang the praises of one of the acts they caught, Brooklyn’s Caveman. The six-piece band blends a number of influences, from ’80s synth-rock to more heartland singer-songwriter stuff ala Springsteen and Petty. It makes sense that they’ve been invited to perform on festival stages like Sasquatch and Bonnaroo while doing smaller venue dates opening for Jeff Tweedy and The War on Drugs. Caveman’s third album, Otero War, is due out in June but the band’s hit the road to try out some of the newer material while delivering tracks from their first two albums including “In the City” (the video of which featured actress Julia Stiles). Caveman will open for Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit at The Newport Music Hall on Monday night. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door.

On his way to a gig in Milwaukee, Caveman’s lead singer Matthew Iwanusa gave me a call from the tour van and we talked about bad traffic, the ’80s influence on the new album, the cinematic qualities of the band’s songs, and arcade games, among other things.

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Check out this great story about how the album cover came to be by artist Marc Ericksen.

cc_RobbieFulksBloodshot Records artist Robbie Fulks returns to Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Sunday, May 1. Fulks has been performing music for the last 30 years and has 12 albums under his belt, including his most recent release, Upland Stories.

Fulks took some time to chat with Columbus Calling’s Rob Cohen earlier this week by phone. The two discussed whether or not playing banjo is cool, Jesse Colin Young’s solo career, tributes to musicians we’ve lost in 2016, the songs that make up Robbie’s current set list, bar conversations about annuities and more.

Catch Robbie Fulks at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $15.

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I had the chance a few days ago to stop by Ace in the Hole and chat with Mike, the owner.  Mike has been in the music business since the 80’s.  His first store was the Record Connection on the east side; he has since moved to Kenny and Henderson in the Kenny Centre Mall.  We talked about the music business and his adventures riding motorcycles with Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane fame.  Mike is one of the nicest guys you’ll come across.  Stop in the store.  The bins are stocked and plenty of gems to be found.  Enjoy the podcast.