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| ISSUE 7.2
||SPRING/SUMMER 1997 |
Notes & Letters |
News & Rumors |
News and Rumors
Here, you'll find breaking news related to the Columbus, Ohio (OSU/Short North area) music scene. Much of this information may become part of the next issue of
Hey all you MELK fans! The Melkaholics Website has been updated with pictures! Check it out.
- Bryan Myers (July 25, 1997)
Angsto the Clown fights for free speech!
Best of Angsto
Angsto the Clown returns with "Best of Angsto", a funfilled frolic through the dark recesses of Columbus, Ohio, the armpit of America. After the successful dismissal of the federal obscenity lawsuit filed against him by Community 21, YOUR public access station, Angsto has filed a quarter million dollar suit against them and the city of Columbus for infringment of the first and fourteenth amendments, prior restraint and breach of contract. Free speech ain't so free kiddies! Look for Angsto on Community 21 late night and check out
for loads of fun. Yes the shows are available, even the two the anals found so offensive they refuse to air!
- Angsto ist der Seig (July 09, 1997)
Adventures in Modern Recording: Compilation
LOCAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPILATION SUBMISSIONS REQUESTED
SUBMIT YOUR ELECTRONIC MUSIC RECORDINGS TO BLACKMUSIC FOR INCLUSION IN THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF MECHANICAL NOISEMAKERS FROM OUR IMMEDIATE REGION (COLUMBUS, OHIO). THE FINAL PRODUCT WILL BE A COMPACT DISC. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS
AUGUST 2ND, 1997.
SEND YOUR ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS ON DAT, CASSETTE, VINYL, OR CD TO BLACKMUSIC AT THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION.ALL ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION AND RETURNED MEDIA. SUBMISSIONS ARE SELECTED BY BLACK MUSIC BASED ON CREATIVITY AND INGENUITY USING ELECTRONIC SOUND DEVICES. ALL SELECTED ARTISTS RECEIVE TEN FREE COPIES OF THE CD AND CAN ALSO BASK IN THE GLORY OF BEING SELECTED. SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
BLACK MUSIC P.O. Box 162 Columbus, OH 43216-0162
Please forward this info to whoever else could be interested.
- Black Music (July 08, 1997)
Kat Balou's in Coshocton, Ohio July 11th and 12th
CD (Self produced)
Alibi Blue, a blues-influenced, rock band will be headlining Kat Balou's in Coshocton, Ohio Friday July 11th and Saturday July 12th. Alibi Blue features primarily original material with a few covers thrown in. They've been aired frequently on the Blitz's Local Stuff show and were recently featured in T-Rock Magazine. Alibi Blue features Beth Brown fronting the band with guitar work compared to that of Black Sabbath by the editor of T-Rock, but plays to a format ranging from rock ballads to hard rock. Coshocton is going to rock!
- Jim Elswick, Guitarist, Alibi Blue (July 07, 1997)
LITTLE BROTHER'S LAUNCHED
A.K.A. the "New Stache's" is in full swing, liquor and all. Webpage at
or call the showline at 614-421-2032 for weekly updates. For booking: Dan's usually in 2-8 weekdays at 614-421-2032.
(June 11, 1997)
bastards on vinyl
large mouth bastards are finishing up recording for a 45' due out in july!
- bastard central (May 30, 1997)
Cringe Submissions Due June 15
Submissions for the next Cringe are due June 15, 1997. There may actually be a hardcopy of this issue afterall. And now you can easily and immediately submit through a web browser form - no more waiting for me to get around to posting them for you! Find the form at:
Once again, anything related to the local Columbus (OSU/Short North area) music scene is fair game. If you have any updates or additions for the contact directories, please send them in anyway ya can. (If ya use the new web form, send contact directory info as Cringe Notes for now ...)
Cringe / 133 W. 6th Ave. / Columbus, OH 43201 / (614) 421-7589 /
/ [email protected]
- Joel (May 25, 1997)
Brainiac Vocalist Killed in Car Accident
I have no further details than these:
Tim Taylor, the vocalist and moog man for Brainiac, died in a car accident Friday, May 23, 1997/Saturday, May 24, 1997. Evidently he was on his way home from a party in his home town of Dayton, Ohio.
- Joel (May 25, 1997)
Anybody have a nice closeup of Ron's head they can email me? I need it for the Lynnfield Pioneers/Lampshop Records next issue (www.escape.com/~lampshop). Email
([email protected]). Thanks.
- Mike Janson (May 24, 1997)
Moonspinners Spun Out
This is something I had heard was coming for awhile. Moonspinners, once a haven for folkies, acoustic types and open stagers, has closed its doors.
- Joel (May 24, 1997)
Hey Columbus! Melk has a webpage at
Melk 1497 Hunter Columbus, OH 43201 email:
- Bryan Myers (May 22, 1997)
SWIVELARM BATTLEGRIP ONLINE!!!!
Now all things SWIVELARM are at your fingertips via the WWW. Get the live show dates, cool links(including one to the page you're on now), and fill out a guestbook while you're waiting for my programming skills to improve enough to add sound bites, pictures, and more graphics. It won't be long, I figured out the basics over the weekend.
- Ben (May 21, 1997)
Submit to Cringe
Just in time for the next issue/update ... Now there's a Submissions Form page
that allows ya to submit news, reviews and notes to Cringe directly and immediately without waiting fer me to post it for you!. In fact, it's what I used to submit this. Ahh, one step closer to complete automation.Oh, by the way, submissions for the next issue are due by June 15. Get 'em in now.
- Joel (May 19, 1997)
Economic Hard Times
Our local orginators of beercore (gotta give Carl credit for the genre name) and my favorite interview subjects have called it quits. Yes, after several ups and downs, the Econothugs have "officially" broken up. The way my roommate and I figure it, their last show, their swan song, was on his birthday ...
- Joel (Apr 4, 1997)
The Mudflap Girls from Venus have a web site accessible to Earthlings at
- Ann Eathling via Cringe (Apr 1, 1997)
More Than Music Festival
The More than Music Fest (July 11, 12, 13 1997) is about the power of this community. It's
about celebrating the wonderful diversity of this community. It's about
realizing that this is not just about music; it's about our lives.
There's a lot more to hardcore/punk than bands, collecting records, how
your pants look or any other of the stupid traps to which we often fall
victim. So in addition to the rock we will be having time set aside for
spoken word performances and workshops on issues that affect us. This is
where you come in. We are currently looking for people to lead workshops
and give spoken word performances in addition to the normal onslaught of
bands (which we're also still looking for).
For more info please contact us at 1579 Indianola / Columbus, OH 43201.
Feel free to call at (614) 421.1269 ... Ask for Michael Thorn.
- Jen Angel (Mar 29, 1997)
Colin of the Enlargements and the Boners is now playing drums with the
Spectre. Bo Riley of the Enlargements and Mycelex 7 is playing guitar as
well. The Spectre has also recently gained a new trombonist, Anne, and a
Baritone sax player, Jesse, and is working with Shannon, a prospective
singer. That'll make ten members, kids! Watch out!
- Colin (Mar 14, 1997)
New AR Sites
Anyway Records has a new URL, and I think it'll be a bit easier to remember: http://www.anyway-records.com/. This new domain also includes a few nifty extras including a secure ordering section!
Ian C. Stewart (ya may recognize his name from some reviews in Moo) just turned me on to his music web and printed zine, AUTOreverse. It's well worth an Indie peek.
- Joel (Mar 12, 1997)
New CD Brass Band
The New Basics Brass Band is putting the finishing touches on their CD. It could be out any time now.
- Joel (Mar 1, 1997)
I just saw the White-Out's stuffing record jackets for their new split 7" with the Hairy Patt Band. The Burnt Sienna release should be in stores any time now.
- Joel (Feb 28, 1997)
Big League Bliss Smile
So Bush League All-Stars are no more; but frontman Dan Spurgeon is already putting together another local "super group". As it stands, the new band includes Dan Cochran (Feversmile and Train Meets Truck) on bass, John Bellas (Bliss and Ouchcube) on drums and Bill Clark (Bigfoot and Heifer) on guitar, banjo & pedal steel. Sounds like a rock band ta me!
- Joel (Feb 27, 1997)
I've got Heifer's new It Will Be Comfortable CD in my grubby mits as I write. It's on Bluehouse Records (Ugly Stick and Bigfoot). Look for a review soon.
- Joel (Feb 27, 1997)
What Drums Around ...
Earwig recently lost their drummer Chuck Palmer to Columbus establishment, Arnette Howard. Earwig's new drummer is Chuck's old classmate Justin (Jive Turkeys). Frontman Lizard tells me they're planning to re-record everything for their next CD with Justin on drums.
- Joel (Feb 27, 1997)
Gene's ... You'll Be There
In case ya hadn't heard, the Stache's move to the old Gene's Furniture Store (N. High St. near 4th Ave.) has been delayed a month. It will be moved around May 1 instead of April 1. Never fear, Stache's head honcho, Dan Dougan, has the go ahead to stay at the current location another month.
- Joel (Feb 26, 1997)