Friday, May 21, 2010

tyrless - epix (cut your losses now) [prod. by temp]

i've got like 3 different scratch mix downs of this track, and the final recordings ain't even twerked. my computer is a mess!

tyreless, supa dave haze, lev don tha destroyer - grip on neck (prod. by temp + self)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Columbus Alive!: The Crack House

original article found at:

Sensory Overload: The Crack House

I intended to review a concert at the Crack House in this column, but the show didn't happen because the basement was boarded up. In fact, the DIY arts and music space probably won't ever host another event, as the longstanding CCAD-area structure is set for demolition as soon as possible.

The building, one of two structures on the quarter-acre site at 56 N. Grant Ave., has stood for about 100 years, according to resident Jonathan Gibby. It used to be a hotel - perhaps a brothel, Gibby speculated - and Ernest Hemingway is rumored to have stayed there.

For the last 30 years, it's functioned as a fine artists' residency and an underground music venue, hosting bands from around the country and the world.

"It's a really big part of life down here," Gibby said.

But it's also kind of a dump.

"Really, dilapidated is probably the best word," said Paul Ghidotti, executive vice president of the Daimler Group, who closed on the property May 11.

Daimler plans to knock down the buildings and redevelop the site as a seven-story student apartment housing project with a gallery space on the ground level. The goal is to have it open for the 2011-12 school year, but Ghidotti said Daimler is allowing residents to finish out their leases before they proceed with demolition, so the project might not be ready by next fall if people choose to stay put.

Most of the residents had accepted buyouts and found other living arrangements, but as of last week's postponed show dates, a few were holding out, hoping to maintain the Crack House's idyllic bohemian lifestyle a little longer.

Gibby is not looking forward to giving up his ultra-cheap $290 rent, which helped him afford CCAD tuition when he was enrolled. And he doesn't want to see the campus lose a unique presence in favor of a facility he fears will be bland and sterile.

"There's nothing like this building anywhere on campus. Most of their stuff is very day-care," Gibby said. "This is - I mean, it's not really 'adult,' but it's at least a different scene."

By now, the holdouts are making a fuss less to save their hangout and more to ensure it's remembered as one of the earliest DIY spaces in Columbus - a location that was hosting music and art shows years before longstanding spots like Skylab and the Legion of Doom.

"At this point it's pretty much lost," said Tony Hoyt, who has been attending events at the Crack House for almost a decade. "This is more of a commemoration."

Ghidotti said Daimler is planning to include a design element from the current structure in the lobby of the new apartment building as a way to honor the building's history.

written by: Chris DeVille

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

sea swallowed us whole, SLC Metal

i met these guys under really random circumstances. we had 8-bit revival coming into town to play a show at the Crack House a few months ago, with their friends in lemia belus, as well as hurt people hurt people. the night prior to the show, some shit went down, a gun got stuck in my face, and all of a sudden hurt people hurt people could no longer fulfill their time slot as booked for several months. this was one among many issues that came from this situation, but this was on very short notice. the guys in sea swallowed us whole were at the time on tour across the US from their hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. they were staying in Indianapolis the night of this Crack House show and asked a friend in Columbus if there was any way they could play a show here in town. this call couldn't have come through to me with more perfect timing. the addition of Sea Swallowed Us Whole, as well as an impromptu set by BroFucker, and of course a set by Thunder Bison, set this show off from being another indie-rock-hipster-shit-fest and into another feast of clashing cultures that the Crack House is notorious for. Props to everyone who kept it real and kept it real simple the night of this show back in April, especially the guys in 8-Bit Revival (who i'll be adding tracks by very soon), and of course Sea Swallowed Us Whole. oh, hey, here's their EP!:::

99 zulu:

delta 9:

trophy bitch at the gay bar:

fiery planes:

follow me, fox:

be the better man:

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

big audio dynamite - rush

seriously? who do you know that was keeping it more real than these guys in the '90s??? no for real though. no. seriously. LOOK AT THIS DUDE. you can't fuck with him in any way. you start to try, and you're just like, "ughhhh, alright, dude. you're fucking sweet."

B.A.D. 4 lyfe

Friday, May 7, 2010

ninjasonik - art school girls

"we should collaborate."
this reminds me of hollering at CCAD freshman girls. i've been bumping it out of AJ's room at the Crack House for a couple days now and no one's seemed to notice. yeah, we get that wasted.

yeah, we get that wasted.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

swollen shut live - 04.05-2010


this scene doesn't leave room for raver dancer kids on the dance floor. sorry. you're buying into a trend that was a shitty trend 15 years ago. people would've made fun of you then, and people will make fun of you now. put down the glow sticks and pick up the CDJ-1000s. because everyone is a DJ now. come on, for real though.

tyreless vs. bugzy, oldfield's - 4.29.2010