Author: Chip Midnight

Friday: Durand Jones & The Indications @ A&R Music Bar

Photo by Rosie Cohe In the same way that Nirvana wasn’t SubPop’s first band but was the one that put the Seattle label on the map, Durand Jones & The Indications have put the spotlight on Colemine Records and their stunning catalog of soul-infused releases. The story of how the band came together isn’t an organic one – these guys didn’t grow up in the same home town, didn’t find a box of their grandparent’s albums from the ’60s in the basement and huddle around a record player listening, didn’t put a band together and play the high school...

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Look Who’s Talking: The Wild Reeds

Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva didn’t grow up together, aren’t related, and weren’t in bands together in college. They met through the local L.A. club scene that they all frequented as concertgoers and in 2009 started The Wild Reeds. The band’s early material had a folk slant with unmistakable 3-part harmonies while the more recent material, including 2019’s Cheers, has gravitated towards a dreamy pop-rock sound. The Wild Reeds, rounded out by bassist Nick Phakpiseth and drummer Nick Jones, will play Skully’s on Sunday night with the equally as remarkable Valley Queen. Tickets are $15 in advance...

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Wednesday: Stella Donnelly at Ace of Cups

Photo by Pooneh Ghana I hope when you’re being spellbound by the sweet, jangly indie pop that Australian Stella Donnelly delivers on her debut album, Beware of the Dogs, you’re also paying attention to the lyrics. As Donnelly explains in the YouTube description for “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Boys Will Be Boys is my attempt at making sense of society’s tendency to blame the victims of sexual assault and rape and make excuses for the perpetrators. It was also my way of dealing with certain events that were occurring in my life at the time. The video itself was...

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Look Who’s Talking: BAILEN

Photo by¬†Shervin Lainez With a debut album on the near horizon, the hard-working BAILEN siblings have been building a fan base by getting out and playing live dates ranging from intimate living room shows to proper, ticket-required, clubs gigs since 2015 – often to sold-out crowds. On Wednesday night,¬†Julia (vocals/guitar), Daniel (vocals/bass), and David (vocals/drums) return to Columbus where they’ll play at The Basement and preview tracks from Thrilled to Be Here, due in stores and online on April 26. If the rest of songs follow the lead of the two previously-released tracks available on all streaming platforms (“Your...

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