|ISSUE 8.4||FALL 1998|
Intro | Notes & News | The Lowdown | Releases | Reviews | Features | Ads
Pat Dull / 3935 Farm Brook Lane / Columbus OH 43204-5003 / (614) 272-9008 / [email protected]
DICK CLARK'S ROCKIN' NEW YEAR
What's a wallflower to do this New Year's Eve? Well, there's no excuse for staying at home on Thursday, December 31, 1998, given the diverse musical offerings around the town. Into punk rock? Well, how about Bernie's New Year's Bash with Bob City, The Staggers, Billy Jack, Lem Darro, and Spider Frendz? Or maybe you're looking for a more soulful New Year? Then try Chelsie's with The Johnson Brothers and Hoodoo Soul Band. Wanna swing? Then check out Little Brother's with Wolfgang Parker and Ishkabibble. Feel a need to display your brand new holiday hemp outfit? The Newport's gig with Ekoostik Hookah just might be your "bag." Does the New Year look rather bleak? How about getting the year off to a gothic start at Outland with Martyr Colony? Wanna just have a good old-fashioned rock show? Then there's no better place to be than Ruby Tuesday's annual bash with Watershed. Have fun!
It's a big week o' rock at Bernie's Distillery! This Tuesday, December 29 (tonight!), it's Bliss and Sister Flow. Wednesday, December 30 you'll find Blatant Finger and (maybe) Pop Quiz. Friday, January 1, 1999, has Bassholes and A Planet For Texas. On Saturday, January 2 it's the big big Mohio and the Sean Woosley Band. Sunday, December 27 is DJ Bob Safaro. Tuesday, January 5, 1999, features Salthorse and Lauren Hospital.
It's also a big week o' rock at Little Brother's! On Tuesday, December 29 it's Big Ass Yard Sale and The Staggers. Wednesday, December 30 there's Superstar Rookie. Friday, January 1, 1999, has Bliss, The Sweetbreads, and Pat Dull and his Media Whores. Saturday, January 2 features the New Duncan Imperials and the Mulchmen.
Welp, that's about it for this week! See you later!
- pat dull
The deadline for the next online and hardcopy compilation issue of Cringe is January 1, 1999. Any local (OSU/Short North area of Columbus) music related reviews, notes, news, contact info, stories, features, recordings, etc. are accepted and generally all submissions are published in the online issues. Both the next online issue and a hardcopy compilation of the last several online issues of Cringe should be out in January ... err, maybe February.
Get things to us anyway ya can:
CringeAnd if ya miss that deadline, there's always the next issue or ...
133 W. 6th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Melvin B. Strange (of Mr. Tornado Head) is starting a Central Ohio music fanzine called Out of Order. It will be widely distributed with the focus being to spread the word about good original music in this area. OoO will be accepting tape and CD submissions of original music for review until January 30, 1999 for the Spring edition. Melvin writes, "The more info about your band the better. We will review ALL submissions, and all submissions will receive a write up." Send recordings with bio's to:
Out of Order- Joel
2664 Columbus Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209
RECORD RELEASE BONANZA
A bunch of new singles have been recently released by bunch local Columbus labels. Seldom Scene Records (in conjunction with Bluehouse Records) has unleashed the sorta-rootsy, sorta-noisey Bigfoot single. Retribution Records has put out the first in what may be a series of Anti-Racist Action compilation 7-inchers, featuring The Creeps (chugging grind-rawk), The Specter (skittish upbeat ska), Burlap Sun (sorta progressive funk with rock leads) Knee Jerk Reaction (chugging grind-core). Anyway Records has recently put out a limited supply of the rocking New Bomb Turks/Hellacopters split single. Finally, Break-Up! Records has put out a single by New York City garage popsters Dirt Bike Annie. Check 'em out!
It's a big week o' rock at Bernie's Distillery! This Tuesday, December 22 (tonight!), it's Bulk, with others to-be-announced. Wednesday, December 23 you'll find Moody Jackson's Sweaty Pat fronting a new outfit called Loose Cannons, with Bliss. There are no bands on Christmas Eve or Day, but the bar will be open ... better call first for the hours, though. On Saturday, December 26 it's the big big Flipping Hades. Sunday, December 27 is DJ Bob Safaro.
It's also a big week o' rock at Little Brothers! On Wednesday, December 23 it's Comfest Dance Stage Benefit mentioned above. Incredibly, Friday, December 25 seems to have Free Willy Three scheduled. I dunno. Saturday, December 26 is The Blue Moon Boys with Danny and the Cheatin' Dogs.
Welp, that's about it for this week! See you later!
- pat dull
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ROCKS!!!
Frank Lazar from the Ohio Union Advisory Board is setting up the winter calendar for shows at the Ohio Union. Right now the shows scheduled are:
|January 15 @ 9PM||Free Willy 3 (in Woody's)|
|January 28 @ 9:30PM||Tim Easton (in Woody's)|
|February 6 @ 9PM||Astera Ad Astra/Tiara (in Woody's)|
|March 12 @ 7PM||Babe The Blue Ox/Trinket/The Interpreters (in ballrooms)|
Anyone interested in booking @ Woody's should contact the radio station or OUAB at 292-3117.
This Saturday, December 19, 1998, The North Berg (a.k.a. Donatos Downstairs, 2084 N. High Street, across from OSU campus) once again hosts the Columbus POPfest. The POPfest is a monthly happening designed to showcase a rotating lineup of catchy pop bands from the tri-state area. This month features The Sweetbreads, Pop Quiz, and Pat Dull and his Media Whores. Check out the action before taking off for the holidays!
It's a big week o' rock at Bernie's Distillery! This Wednesday, December 16 you'll find the Original Onions and The Vultures. Thursday, December 17 it's a Bernie's Benefit Bash featuring Bulk, The Missing Ones, A Planet For Texas, and Kill The Hippies. Friday, December 18 gives us a Derailleur Records Show with Bigfoot(with a new 7" single available), Velveteens, and Pretty Mighty Mighty. On Saturday, December 19 it's the big big Wolfgang Parker, with 2nd 5th and The Figment. Sunday, December 20 is Bernie's Annual Christmas Party.
It's also a big week o' rock at Little Brothers! On Wednesday, December 16 it's Martin Sexton. Thursday, December 17 gives us the Welfare Gypsies. Friday, December 18 showcases Gaunt and Them Wranch. Saturday, December 19 is the annual Xmas Trashfest. Sunday, December 19 is the Willie Pooch Band.
- pat dull
It's a big sloppy week o' rock at Bernie's Distillery! This Thursday, December 10 you'll find the Sean Woosley Band and Orchestraville, with Dan Spurgeon & The Rub. Friday, December 11 it's Hemline (features Carrie of Lazy), with Templeton and Koo Stark. On Saturday, December 12 it's the big big Cheater Slicks and Dead Lazlo's Place (from CA on New Red Archives). Sunday, December 13 looks like a new music idea with DJ Bob Safaro (formerly at Maxwells on Wednesday - call 297-6334 for info). Monday, December 14 features Jerk Water Jive.
It's also a big week o' rock at Little Brothers! Tonight (Tuesday, December 8) features the Gaza Strippers (former Didjits) with Planet for Texas. On Wednesday, December 9 it's Silo the Huskie and The Vague. Thursday, December 10 is Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors with the Wahoos. Friday, December 11 showcases the fabulous Johnson Brothers. Saturday, December 12 is industrial night with Martyr Colony and the scary Cramps-like swamp-a-billy of Cult of the Psychic Fetus.
Welp, that's all for this week. See you later!
- pat dull
I finally got ambitious and implemented a few ideas that have been laying around Cringe for a few months. First, we now offer links to CD NOW on nearly every page. Why? It's a relatively easy way for us to make a little money. Ya see, Cringe will get a small percentage of every CD NOW order made through a link on Cringe. So if yer planning on ordering and wanna help us out a bit, click on one of the CD NOW links on Cringe to get there.
Secondly, we've finally added a way for bands to add and update their contact info interactively through a browser. It's not quite as sophisticated as I'd like, but it works. Plus, we wanted to get it up because ...
SORRY, I FORGOT YOUR NAME
It's that time of year. We're somewhat actively updating the Cringe Contact Directories. Some of you may have already been contacted by phone and may also be emailed concerning this. Any info concerning local (OSU/Short North area) bands, venues, media, stores, labels, sites, studios, sound, etc. is being sought. If you have any such info, please get it to us any way ya can.
TAKE ANOTHER TRIP
Just a little warning ... I'll be in Austin, Texas December 12-20. Cringe staffers should be handling the site while I'm off in the live music capitol of the world.