Author: Annalisa Hartlaub

Wolfman and the Airship Captain – Wolf Baby

At the beginning of next month (April 1st) Wolfman and the Airship Captain will be releasing their debut album after spending almost 5 years together as a band. Since their formation there have been some lineup changes. The current lineup is Gus Dieker (vocals) Colman Hickey (synth), Jack Lynch (drums/vocals), Ted Langhorst (guitar), and Jamie Watson (synth) Three songs off their first EP “Wolf Baby” (“We Rob Banks” “Mallomarz” and “Crystal Earth”) are currently available to stream, and since they’re one of my favorite bands in town, I got some of the Columbus Calling contributors together to provide their thoughts on these tracks. Wolf Baby by Wolfman and the Airship Captain Keith Adams Scrappy. Fuzzy. Lo-fi. These are the first words that came to mine during my initial listen to Wolf Baby by Wolfman and the Airship Captain. The bands that most immediately come to mind are of the Sacred Bones lo-fi psych variety, as well as a fictional one, Sex Bomb Omb from Scott Pilgrim vs the World. They have a similar youthful exuberance, combined with enthusiasm that perhaps exceeds their technical prowess. Don’t take that as an insult though, as you know, Beck composed the songs for Sex Bomb Omb, and as you may or may not know, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s always interesting to me when bands...

Read More

Bummers Vinyl Release – Strongwater – March 6

Do you like crowd surfing? How about real surfing? If you do come on down to Strongwater Food and Spirits March 6th from 9pm-2am for a rager of a time. Local surf-punks Bummers will be releasing their self-titled debut album on vinyl. It’s The Beach Boys meets The Sex Pistols wrapped up in a pretty little Columbus package.They’re bringing along their friends Comrade Question and Psychic Wheels to kick the night off with some tunes. It’s not to be missed. Check out this creamy tune off their first...

Read More