Month: July 2016

Sunday: Carcass at Park Street Saloon

If the idea of sweaty, black t-shirt wearing metalheads invading the typically post-college-bar Arena District to see UK extreme metal legends Carcass play at Park Street Saloon doesn’t make you smile, then you’re not evil enough. It’s been about 10 years since Carcass reformed after a 10 year hiatus (formed in 1985, broke up in 1995, reunited in 2007) and while there’s only been one new release (2013’s Surgical Steel), Carcass continues to hit the touring circuit – most recently joining Slayer and Testament on the Repentless tour. Not only is this Carcass’s only Ohio appearance, but the bill is...

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Photos: PromoWest Fest Day 1

As Shot in Columbus July 15, 2016 PromoWest Fest Day 1 Flaming Lips, Fitz and the Tantrums, X Ambassadors, The Wombats, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher Flaming Lips Fitz and the Tantrums X Ambassadors The Wombats X Ambassadors Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Fitz and the Tantrums Tiny Ryan Adams Flaming...

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Friday: The Temperance Movement @ A&R Music Bar

Though from the UK, the members of The Temperance Movement cut their teeth on classic American rock bands. “We’ve been influenced by vintage classic rock,” lead singer Phil Campbell says through a heavy British accent from a tour stop in Colorado. “I grew up in the ’90s, the Black Crowes brought it together for me in a nice package.” The Temperance Movement came together around 2008 when Phil Campbell started tiring of playing Tom Waits and Robbie Robertson-inspired solo material and decided It was time to rock. Campbell aligned himself with likeminded musicians though the band’s first album didn’t come out in 2013. Through the various collective influences, the sound that The Temperance Movement settled on for the self-titled debut was one that was equal parts The Black Crowes, The Faces and Free. The band’s latest, White Bear (released just a few weeks ago), picks up where the debut left off. The Temperance Movement delivers a classic rock sounding album that not only sounds like the previously mentioned bands but also Gomez, a band with a cult-like following in the US. “We’re just the same boys we always were,” Campbell says. “We’re always learning, learning from each other. By the time we recorded White Bear, we all knew each other much better than when we started.” After last year’s successful US tour with Blackberry Smoke (including a show at The...

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Monday: CreativeLive x APMAs Educational Conference

The Alternative Press Music Awards take place on Monday at the Schott and, leading up to the actual event, there are a few things taking place that you should be aware of. The CreativeLive x APMAs Educational Conference is a day’s worth of free events at the Fawcett Center featuring producers, publicists, managers, photographers, etc. sharing their wisdom on topics like landing jobs in the industry, managing your social media presence, how to establish and build working relationships with artists. Kicking things off at 10am is noted rock/metal producer Joey Sturgis, from Joey Sturgis Tones, who will share four simple tricks to make your demos sound better. Tickets for the conference (10am – 2:30pm) are free (go to ALTPRESS.COM/APMASCONFERENCE and enter code APMACL for ticket access!) so check it out if you’re in a band and looking to get noticed by the industry. You can also watch a stream of the conference by going to...

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Promowest Fest 2016: Day One

So the first day of the inaugural Promowest Fest is in the books. We’ll do a full recap of festival thoughts and highlights after the weekend is over, but for now, just a few quick thoughts. Ryan Adams and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds would have been one of my “can’t miss”shows of the summer on it’s own, and seeing them at the festival last night did not disappoint. Singing along to Oasis tunes as the sun hung low in the summer sky is one of those moments festivals wish they could advertise, put in on a postcard and...

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