Scion Rock Fest 2010: Columbus

Rumors are starting to heat up about the Scion Rock Fest 2010. The date is set – Saturday, March 13 – and at least one venue (of a rumored 4) has the date on their schedule though no band info listed. Because Scion hasn’t released any information yet, these acts should only be considered rumors until an official announcement is made:  Shrinebuilder, Pelican, YOB, Cannibal Corpse and Saviours.

As info becomes available, I’ll post it here.

Retro video: Gigantic – “Disenchanted”

I was digging through a box of old CDs today and ran across one by a band called Gigantic called Disenchanted. I’m sure this was a CD that the Sony college rep in Columbus gave me back in the mid-90s but I can’t remember ever listening to it … until today. Doing a Google search, I discovered that Gigantic was essentially Flesh for Lulu with a new name (same singer, Nick Marsh, and drummer, Rocco Barker) but a heavier, more alt-rock sound. Originally released in 1996, Disenchanted didn’t go anywhere, despite Gigantic’s appearance as the opening act on a Bush/Goo Goo Dolls tour that same year, and the band broke up two years later. In 2007, Corporate Risk reissued the CD under the Flesh for Lulu name and titled it Gigantic.

Free music Friday

Music Go Music“Warm in the Shadows”
(“21st century answer to Abba” – The Fly)

Woods Family Creeps“Party in the Pines”
(“Extended jams, howling guitar leads, atmospheric cassette interference”)

BARON (w/ Black Mountain) from the Extremely Sorry Soundtrack“The End of the Beginning”
(“Black Mountain channel an ominous, industrial psych-tinged groove … sounding like the dark smoke rising from a California wildfire” – Alternative Press)

Shout Out Louds“Walls”
(Swedish pop masters)

Radar Brothers“Horses Warriors”
(Dreamlike Pink-Floyd-meets-Flaming-Lips pop)

Let’s Wrestle – “We are the Men You Will Grow to Love Soon
(“They write songs that make your soul crumble as well as making you smile, sing along and clap your hands”)

Speak“Carrie (Mindfull)”
(“Unabashed in their pursuit of innovative pop”)

Active Child“She Was a Vision”
(“This sombre young man creates glacial and gloomy music, as though Fleet Foxes had swapped their guitars for synths” – guardian.co.uk)


Tivo alert: The Dollyrots on The Price is Right (Jan.15)

The Dollyrots make their game show debut on The Price is Right on Friday, January 15. Although what their appearance entails remains a mystery, High Wire Daze is reporting that The Dollyrots will perform two songs – their new single, “California Beach Boy”, as well as “Because I’m Awesome” from my second favorite CD of 2007, Because I’m Awesome.

The band is working on their third album (with some co-writing help from ex-Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley) which they hope to release this summer. In the meantime, you can stream – and buy – 2 brand new tracks (“California Beach Boy”, “Dumb”).