Author: Chip Midnight

(C)MTV – Damn the Witch Siren – “Last Kiss”

Wonder what this would have cost in 1997? Damn the Witch Siren shot a video in New York City – complete with some inquisitive onlookers – with no budget, just a DLSR camera and it’s as good as anything that would have shown up on MTV’s 120 Minutes in the later half of the ’90s. Check out Bobbi Kitten strolling through Times Square and hanging with some recognizable...

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Wednesday: Vacationer at The Basement

Photo Credit: She Hits Pause Vacationer’s Mindset album, released in June, is a wonderful psychedelic-pop sound exploration that falls somewhere between Tame Impala and Animal Collective. With layers of live instruments and samples, it should be a treat to see these songs performed live by the Philly band at The Basement. The question is, will fans be stargazing during the set or dancing? With this type of music, either of these situations seem plausible. Talk about an earworm, the repetitious sample that opens the first single from Mindset, “Magnetism”, will burrow it’s way into your head and the trippy...

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(C)MTV: Black Coffee, Connections, Bava Choco, Matt Monta

Been a while since the last (C)MTV (Columbus Music Television) post. Lots of great videos hitting YouTube in the last couple of months including the debut video from Black Coffee, a throwback classic rock band in the vein of Greta Van Fleet, The Glorious Sons, Wolfmother, and The Rival Sons, and Bava Choco’s DIY video for their cover of Cactus’s “Evil”. If you’re a Columbus band that has released a new video, let us know by emailing columbuscalling@gmail.com Black Coffee – “I Barely Know Her” Connections – “Love Me Still” Bava Choco – “Evil” Matt Monta & The Haymakers...

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Tuesday: Chaos Chaos at Big Room Bar

The story sounds like one you might see fictionalized for a Netflix teen series. Two young girls visit a music store where a member of a well-known indie band (in this case, Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGeer) works when not touring, strikes up a conversation about drums and then starts taking lessons from said musician. The sisters learn how to write songs, record some demos, and play their first show when they are 6 and 8 which leads to journalists discovering the duo and record labels offering record deals. You may have caught singer/keyboardist Asy and drummer Chloe Saavedra...

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Look Who’s Talking: Corey Flood

Four-piece Philly “dark pop” band Corey Flood was formed after bassist/singer Ivy Gray-Klein (who also plays in the band Littler) and drummer Juliette Rando played a party as members of a Ween cover band last summer. Em Boltz (guitar/vocals) and Noah Jacobson-Carroll (guitar) joined the ride and within a month of changing their Facebook status to “in a relationship”, the quartet was recording songs for the Wish You Hadn’t EP. With a sound reminiscent of mid-90s indie rock, Corey Flood’s already received plenty of love from the likes of Stereogum and Pitchfork (where Gray-Klein interned between high school and...

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