Month: July 2015

The Lemons Interview

The Lemons at 4th & 4th Fest from left to right: Lemon Fresh, Juicy James, John Lemon aka Max, Kelly Nothing (kneeling), Dee Dee Lemone, Billy Sour, Kimmie Slice aka Esther (Not pictured Chris Twist) *Please let it be noted that Chris Twist aka Krame aka Chris Kramer was asleep on and off during this interview    What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on stage? Juicy James: Oh! On stage? Lemon Fresh: Why don’t you describe last night. I don’t know if that counts as a lemons show… JJ: That’s offstage. Can we talk about offstage? Annalisa: Yeah, of course! JJ: One of The Lemons had sex with two guys last night. LF: Possibly two guys. JJ: Possibly two guys, maybe one guy. Were in the g in this interview. LF: Well definitely two people. JJ: So we’ve had sex with two people in one night last night. LF: He barfed on… JJ: I barfed on somebody… we’ve barfed on people had sex with them in the alleys. On stage though, we keep it okay. Kimmy Slice: You’re making us look so bad. That’s just two of the members it doesn’t represent us. The two bad apples. LF: Kimmie Slice you know was slicing some cheese and baking crackers, making some cheesy crackers. JJ: Max! What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on stage? Max: You know I’m Mr. Mellow...

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Interview with Lilly Hiatt who is playing at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Wednesday

The Hiatt name is one that makes you stop and pause. When the press release announcing Lilly Hiatt’s summer tour hit my in-box a few weeks ago, I obviously wondered the first thing anybody who is hearing Lilly’s name for the first time wonders … is she related to John Hiatt? Of course she is. Lilly is John’s daughter and, oh yeah, a talented musician in her own right having released her second album, Royal Blue, in March. Like our own Lydia Loveless, Lilly can’t be considered a country artist though she does incorporate some twang in her indie-rock-inspired music. Though you might imagine a kid growing up in Nashville might be spoonfed country music from birth, Lilly gravitated to artists such the Pixies, Breeders and Dinosaur Jr. as a teen and those bands helped shape her sound. Lilly’s going to be making a stop on the Royal Blue tour at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza on Wednesday night. She’ll be joined by one-time Columbus resident, and constantly touring musician, Aaron Lee Tasjan. The show starts at 9; reserved table tickets are $15, standing room only tickets are $10. Lilly was kind enough to answer some questions I emailed to her via her publicist. Your show in Columbus is at a pizza place, but not just any place – it’s a gourmet wood-fired pizza place by day and a legit concert venue...

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Jacco Gardner Interview

Who are the most underrated musicians/songwriters? Kurt Boucher is an underrated songwriter in my opinion, Billy Nicholls as well. There’s just so many songwriters I know of, that I know a lot of people don’t know that I really like, but I don’t know if they’re underrated because of that. I’m not sure if the whole world would agree with me, but I think they’re underrated. Tom Rapp from Pearls before Swine, he’s totally underrated. Mort Garson, he’s an electronic musician. He did a album with a project called the Zodiac and they recorded with The Wrecking Crew, there was also a studio band that recorded with The Beach Boys and The Association and all these other bands, they’re really good, and that record is really great. He did some electronic synth stuff too that I really like. Also Duncan Browne. If you could tour with any band, who would you tour with? that’s a good question, but it’s kind of a tough one. I’m not sure if I really consider myself a touring musician. I tour a lot more than many musicians do, but i still feel like I’m a studio guy. as my ambition is not really touring, it’s easier for my to think what band I would like to record with. Who would you like to record with? I guess that would the Wrecking Crew because...

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Crosss at The Basement with Metz and Viet Cong

The Metz/Viet Cong bill hitting The Basement on Wednesday night is a pretty hot one – both bands are music blogger favorites. But what about this opening band, the one whose name you might not be sure how to pronounce? WE didn’t interview Crosss (you’ll discover it’s sort of like saying “Crosses”) but stumbled upon this interview/performance on YouTube that we thought was a pretty good introduction to the band’s Sabbathy/doomy metal sound. And if you dig what you hear, you’ll be happy to learn that Crosss will be back on September 15 opening for Built to Spill at The...

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Thursday night showdown

Let’s all take Friday off, shall we? Here’s your guide to what’s going on around Columbus on Thursday night. If you listen to WNCI … you’ll be at the LC outdoors, most likely as a chaperone for your teenage daughter, checking out 16-year-old pop star Shawn Mendes who is playing a few headlining dates on off nights of the Taylor Swift tour. Mendes hooks back up with the tour in Chicago this weekend where he’ll be playing a slightly larger stage at … Soldier Field! The Voice season 5 runner-up Jacquie Lee opens this show. If you listen to CD102.5 … you’ll be at the Newport to dance to Neon Tree’s shiny alterna-pop rock. Though Neon Trees probably plays to a slightly older fanbase than Mendes, I’m guessing you probably won’t have to wait in line to buy a beer at this show. Coin and Fictionist open. If you only learn about new music from hipster music blogs … you’ll be at Ace of Cups checking out Waxahatchee, the indie project fronted by Katie Crutchfield. Expect this thing to be PACKED full of hardcore music lovers who undoubtedly will someday (soon) say, “I was at that show. I still can’t believe I saw Waxahatchee in such a small venue.” Pink Wash and Yowler (the solo project of All Dogs’ Maryn Jones) open. This is the pick of the night and you’d...

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