Author: Chip Midnight

Thankful for Thanksgiving Eve

It’s a short work week and many probably will be winding down on Wednesday in anticipation of long drives or a day spent in the kitchen on Thursday but for those who are considering Wednesday the start of the weekend, you’ve got some great music choices. If you didn’t snap up Beach Bunny (The Big Room Bar) or Angela Perley (Natalie’s – Grandview) tickets in advance, sadly, you’ll have to find alternate plans as both shows are sold out. It’ll be 1992 at Ace of Cups as Greenhorn and Feversmile – a potent one-two combination back in the early...

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Look Who’s Talking: Jack Klatt (Rumba Cafe, Nov 19)

There’s something instantly charming about Jack Klatt‘s music – it harkens back to a simpler time when songwriting was a craft that didn’t employ a lot of technology and it’s the type of music our parents and even possibly our grandparents saved up their allowance and paper route money to buy singles of from the local department store. Klatt’s third release, It Ain’t the Same, his first for Yep Roc Records, blends folk, rock and roll, R&B and soul for a timeless sound. WCBE is welcoming Jack Klatt to the Rumba Cafe on Tuesday night. Doors open at 7:30,...

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Tuesday: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals @ Nationwide Arena

It’s mind blowing to think Slayer’s been playing live shows longer than I’ve been attending concerts but such is the case. With just weeks to go before Slayer takes their final curtain call, the stacked lineup put together for this farewell tour (Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) hits Columbus on Tuesday night and will likely cause structural damage to Nationwide Arena. I can vividly remember my introduction to Slayer in the mid-80s. As a hair metal fan who bought all the rock mags of the time (Circus, Hit Parader, RIP, Metal Edge), every once in...

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Look Who’s Talking: Logan Ledger

Photo by Bella Mazzola There’s a timeless sound to the nostalgic pop songs featured on Logan Ledger‘s debut EP, the T-Bone Burnett-produced¬†I Don’t Dream Anymore.¬†Though Ledger grew up as a student of bluegrass and old school country, the influence his grandmother had can’t be underestimated. There is little doubt that Elvis and Orbison left a lasting impression on the songwriter as you make your way through the EP. The way Ledger went from relative obscurity to being filmed playing songs in the backyard of one of the biggest rock stars of the last 30+ years is something movies are...

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Look Who’s Talking: Adam Turla of Murder by Death

Photo by Tall James Photography We’re just a few short months away from the 20th anniversary of Murder by Death‘s formation and to celebrate, band founders (and husband and wife) Adam Turla (vocals/guitar) and Sarah Balliet (violin) will hit the road in early 2020 with Tyler Morse (bass), David Fountain (multi-instrumentalist) and Dagan Thogerson (drums) to thank fans by playing a retrospective set covering the course of their career. The band’s maintained an old-time, gothic-folk sound throughout eight full lengths, the latest of which, The Other Shore, was released by Bloodshot Records in 2018 and as a way to...

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