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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 
The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)
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Nat Baldwin played a couple of gigs in close proximity to my home recently. The first, was at a place called Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, OH.  Rockmill is quickly gaining popularity for their belgian style beers and fun, small gatherings at the brewery. The second show he played was at a venue in Bloomington, IN called The Root Cellar. It’s in the basement of a tasty “farm-to-table” restaurant downtown called FARMBloomington. For that show, I had the pleasure of being booked as the post show disco dance party. 

The first time I met Nat he was on tour promoting his record “MVP”, which was in heavy rotation at my house at the time.  My roommate Eric, and I, played in a band together and he booked some dates for us with Nat, including one of the best house shows we ever played.  A few years later, Nat became the touring bassist for the Dirty Projectors, an art rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was really nice catching up with Nat and talking to him about his home in Maine and his new interest in writing a book or novel. 

Here’s some snaps from the Bloomington show (Eric helped me DJ earlier in the night), including some of openers Emilie Rex (featuring our sometimes drummer Nathan Vollmar and Rick Alverson, movie director and pretty rad guitarist.)

Wow! SOOO many synths and machines (Sam Brown being the most insanely precise one out of the bunch).  Operators played a show at Double Happiness with local synth pop magicians The Receiver.  The turn out was a little disappointing considering the indie rock pedigrees within the band (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Sun, etc.)  I loved the stripped down feeling of the music compared to the copious display of gear on stage.  There was something raw and direct about Operators sound that I love, and reminded me of bands like Trans Am, and early Stereolab.  Double Happiness is getting some great shows and I recommend checking them out before these bands are too big to fit in these smaller sized venues.  My only real complaint is everything is washed in red light (much like Ace Of Cups, on the north side of Columbus), thus shooting these in b&w.
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Wow! SOOO many synths and machines (Sam Brown being the most insanely precise one out of the bunch).  Operators played a show at Double Happiness with local synth pop magicians The Receiver.  The turn out was a little disappointing considering the indie rock pedigrees within the band (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Sun, etc.)  I loved the stripped down feeling of the music compared to the copious display of gear on stage.  There was something raw and direct about Operators sound that I love, and reminded me of bands like Trans Am, and early Stereolab.  Double Happiness is getting some great shows and I recommend checking them out before these bands are too big to fit in these smaller sized venues.  My only real complaint is everything is washed in red light (much like Ace Of Cups, on the north side of Columbus), thus shooting these in b&w.
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Wow! SOOO many synths and machines (Sam Brown being the most insanely precise one out of the bunch).  Operators played a show at Double Happiness with local synth pop magicians The Receiver.  The turn out was a little disappointing considering the indie rock pedigrees within the band (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Sun, etc.)  I loved the stripped down feeling of the music compared to the copious display of gear on stage.  There was something raw and direct about Operators sound that I love, and reminded me of bands like Trans Am, and early Stereolab.  Double Happiness is getting some great shows and I recommend checking them out before these bands are too big to fit in these smaller sized venues.  My only real complaint is everything is washed in red light (much like Ace Of Cups, on the north side of Columbus), thus shooting these in b&w.
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Wow! SOOO many synths and machines (Sam Brown being the most insanely precise one out of the bunch).  Operators played a show at Double Happiness with local synth pop magicians The Receiver.  The turn out was a little disappointing considering the indie rock pedigrees within the band (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Sun, etc.)  I loved the stripped down feeling of the music compared to the copious display of gear on stage.  There was something raw and direct about Operators sound that I love, and reminded me of bands like Trans Am, and early Stereolab.  Double Happiness is getting some great shows and I recommend checking them out before these bands are too big to fit in these smaller sized venues.  My only real complaint is everything is washed in red light (much like Ace Of Cups, on the north side of Columbus), thus shooting these in b&w.
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Wow! SOOO many synths and machines (Sam Brown being the most insanely precise one out of the bunch).  Operators played a show at Double Happiness with local synth pop magicians The Receiver.  The turn out was a little disappointing considering the indie rock pedigrees within the band (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Sun, etc.)  I loved the stripped down feeling of the music compared to the copious display of gear on stage.  There was something raw and direct about Operators sound that I love, and reminded me of bands like Trans Am, and early Stereolab.  Double Happiness is getting some great shows and I recommend checking them out before these bands are too big to fit in these smaller sized venues.  My only real complaint is everything is washed in red light (much like Ace Of Cups, on the north side of Columbus), thus shooting these in b&w.

Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.
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Sometimes Rumba Cafe will completely throw you a wild card on the booking tip.  From Future Islands to Dan Deacon and their Tony Monaco weeklies, they do some fairly adventurous booking for a venue of that size.  Peelander Z played their wacky anime-ish colorful punk rock human bowling and screaming at one another set there this week.  It was super fun, but one of those times that I just wanted to stash my camera and be a human bowling ball.

Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.
Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).
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Performing Arts Potpourri.

Clockwise from top: Kraftwerk; Tacocat (Seattle); Tony Envelope (MC, designer, Columbus OH); Cut Copy (Australia); Future Islands (Baltimore/NC); Lauren Kraft (author, Columbus, OH); Eve (Mosses band, Columbus OH).

I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.
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I needed to go record shopping. I HAVE to hit at least one record store when I visit, at the very least. Since I’m staying in Bucktown, Logan Hardware is a light walk down the corner and around the block. On my way I took some snaps.


Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set.  

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 
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Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set.  

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 
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Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set.  

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 
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Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set.  

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 
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Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set.  

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 
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Cafe Bourbon St. is a nasty little place on Summit St.  It’s funky, dirty, junky, shitty, weird, smelly, and it’s quite possibly one of the best places to see really good leftfield music and eat pub food in Columbus.  Despite those aforementioned adjectives, Café Bobo’s (http://cafebourbonstreet.tumblr.com/) sanitation rating is actually top-notch. The staff is comprised of local musicians/party animals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their bread-n-butter gig seriously. The drinks are cheap  & stiff and the food is awesome (I’ve seen many incarnations of “pop-up restaurants” in their kitchen; Extreme Weiners, Taco Ninja, and currently Pierogi Mountain is blowing folks’ pierogi lovin’ minds.)

The bar’s funky/shittiness is mostly in vibe and atmosphere; although, I will say, if you drop your phone in the men’s room, you may want to rub it down with Clorox before using it.

These photos are from a performance by MAHOGANY & LEATHER (duo of Mark Van Fleet & Ryan Jewell) w/ Decide Today, Divtech, Tyrant Maque, Laser’s Industrial Band.  I had to DJ my weekly gig at Seventh Son, so I only had a chance to catch these guy’s perfectly brief and perfectly heady set. 

Mark Van Fleet (http://www.markvanfleet.com/) has been a consistent player in the Columbus noise community along with Ryan Jewell.  I first heard about the latter from a bandmate of mine back in Charlotte (“yeah man, you gotta meet this cat “Ryan Jewell”, solid jazz drummer and all around good guy!” said the always upbeat Brent Bagwell). At this point, I’ve seen the dude play solo, with Psychedelic Horseshit doing double duty alternating between MicroKorg and Drums, and with Mark Van Fleet.  I was impressed at how these guys’ were completely ebbing with one another and creating these really dynamic pieces.  It felt like pure jazz constructed from tape and cymbal skronk.  I loved the shit out of it. 

The first time I went to Little Palace, it was rough.  REAL rough.  It was a sticky hot day, and their air conditioning was on the fritz.  It was packed with people, confused servers, and yeah, it was VERY hot.  Horrible experience, but I thought…once this taste is outta my mouth, I will go back; with an open mind. 
I’m glad I did. 
Not only do they make great specialty cocktails and delicious bar eats/snacks, but the atmosphere is classy yet accessible.  It’s so easy to pop in there any time of day or night, no matter what you’re wearing or how you’re feeling.  Little Palace is one of those “easy” pubs. 
They also used to host a Morrissey night on Sundays djed by local legend Scott Niemet (amazing promoter/booker now candle/beard oil wizard in Phila. PA …peep his goods here: http://olliver.bigcartel.com/)
The other night I popped in for happy hour to enjoy their fare at a discount rate and had my camera with me.  Again, I can’t express enough how much I enjoy taking photos in Columbus.  It feels like a real city.  It’s beautiful, and urban, and yet it’s so cozy and neighborly. It’s moments like the ones pictured that showcase that.  I’m looking forward to snapping some more.
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The first time I went to Little Palace, it was rough.  REAL rough.  It was a sticky hot day, and their air conditioning was on the fritz.  It was packed with people, confused servers, and yeah, it was VERY hot.  Horrible experience, but I thought…once this taste is outta my mouth, I will go back; with an open mind. 
I’m glad I did. 
Not only do they make great specialty cocktails and delicious bar eats/snacks, but the atmosphere is classy yet accessible.  It’s so easy to pop in there any time of day or night, no matter what you’re wearing or how you’re feeling.  Little Palace is one of those “easy” pubs. 
They also used to host a Morrissey night on Sundays djed by local legend Scott Niemet (amazing promoter/booker now candle/beard oil wizard in Phila. PA …peep his goods here: http://olliver.bigcartel.com/)
The other night I popped in for happy hour to enjoy their fare at a discount rate and had my camera with me.  Again, I can’t express enough how much I enjoy taking photos in Columbus.  It feels like a real city.  It’s beautiful, and urban, and yet it’s so cozy and neighborly. It’s moments like the ones pictured that showcase that.  I’m looking forward to snapping some more.
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The first time I went to Little Palace, it was rough.  REAL rough.  It was a sticky hot day, and their air conditioning was on the fritz.  It was packed with people, confused servers, and yeah, it was VERY hot.  Horrible experience, but I thought…once this taste is outta my mouth, I will go back; with an open mind. 
I’m glad I did. 
Not only do they make great specialty cocktails and delicious bar eats/snacks, but the atmosphere is classy yet accessible.  It’s so easy to pop in there any time of day or night, no matter what you’re wearing or how you’re feeling.  Little Palace is one of those “easy” pubs. 
They also used to host a Morrissey night on Sundays djed by local legend Scott Niemet (amazing promoter/booker now candle/beard oil wizard in Phila. PA …peep his goods here: http://olliver.bigcartel.com/)
The other night I popped in for happy hour to enjoy their fare at a discount rate and had my camera with me.  Again, I can’t express enough how much I enjoy taking photos in Columbus.  It feels like a real city.  It’s beautiful, and urban, and yet it’s so cozy and neighborly. It’s moments like the ones pictured that showcase that.  I’m looking forward to snapping some more.
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The first time I went to Little Palace, it was rough.  REAL rough.  It was a sticky hot day, and their air conditioning was on the fritz.  It was packed with people, confused servers, and yeah, it was VERY hot.  Horrible experience, but I thought…once this taste is outta my mouth, I will go back; with an open mind. 
I’m glad I did. 
Not only do they make great specialty cocktails and delicious bar eats/snacks, but the atmosphere is classy yet accessible.  It’s so easy to pop in there any time of day or night, no matter what you’re wearing or how you’re feeling.  Little Palace is one of those “easy” pubs. 
They also used to host a Morrissey night on Sundays djed by local legend Scott Niemet (amazing promoter/booker now candle/beard oil wizard in Phila. PA …peep his goods here: http://olliver.bigcartel.com/)
The other night I popped in for happy hour to enjoy their fare at a discount rate and had my camera with me.  Again, I can’t express enough how much I enjoy taking photos in Columbus.  It feels like a real city.  It’s beautiful, and urban, and yet it’s so cozy and neighborly. It’s moments like the ones pictured that showcase that.  I’m looking forward to snapping some more.
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The first time I went to Little Palace, it was rough.  REAL rough.  It was a sticky hot day, and their air conditioning was on the fritz.  It was packed with people, confused servers, and yeah, it was VERY hot.  Horrible experience, but I thought…once this taste is outta my mouth, I will go back; with an open mind. 

I’m glad I did. 

Not only do they make great specialty cocktails and delicious bar eats/snacks, but the atmosphere is classy yet accessible.  It’s so easy to pop in there any time of day or night, no matter what you’re wearing or how you’re feeling.  Little Palace is one of those “easy” pubs. 

They also used to host a Morrissey night on Sundays djed by local legend Scott Niemet (amazing promoter/booker now candle/beard oil wizard in Phila. PA …peep his goods here: http://olliver.bigcartel.com/)

The other night I popped in for happy hour to enjoy their fare at a discount rate and had my camera with me.  Again, I can’t express enough how much I enjoy taking photos in Columbus.  It feels like a real city.  It’s beautiful, and urban, and yet it’s so cozy and neighborly. It’s moments like the ones pictured that showcase that.  I’m looking forward to snapping some more.

Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).
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Traipsing. About Westerville, OH. Lots of Star Brick (of Nelsonville, OH) and strange metals. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the small towns scattered across Ohio. They seem lively and vibrant. The citizens invest a lot of energy into reclaiming these spaces and making them valid once more. You can always find a foodie joint, moderately classed up dives, and tons of old shit (and new shit, too!).