He darts to and fro scratching a battle-style turntable, strumming acoustic guitar, pounding keys, and singing. When he moves, the crowd pulsates. And since breaking into CMJ’s Top 100 last month, Kelly Warner’s “orbiting thing” known as Hotel Eden is spiraling deftly through the galaxy. The son of 60’s-era gypsy musicians, Kelly’s earliest memories are […]
Columbus is home to many inspired creatures, engaged in multifaceted, often overlapping, worlds of creative production. I met Karl Mechem in 2006, as he was entering his second year publishing a quarterly collection of short films. Karl’s inspiration came from, among many sources, a trip to Mali in 2004 while shooting a low-fi documentary film. […]
Every now and then you encounter a band that doesn’t sweat its reputation. One that plays music in a truly distinct way you’ll either love or run away from screaming. “People can feel however they want,” said Matt Grady, drummer of Columbus band The Town Monster. “We dislike a great many bands so we know […]
Jack White and company know how to rock. No other band in recent memory has been able to do what Jack White has done with The Dead Weather. The band apparently formed by accident, had its first live performance before even putting out its first single and booked its first tour before releasing its first […]
Eve Searls is snuggly in her own skin and it’s downright inspiring. “I guess I’ve just embraced my weirdness,” said the raven-haired songstress of Bird and Flower. Listening to her music is like sipping herbal tea topped with a dash of vodka. It’s ethereal and edgy, dance-able and cry-able — and unshakably cathartic. Eve began […]
The brand new website for 3C Corridor “Quick Start” project just went live at 3CisMe.ohio.gov. From the website: “Ohio’s 3C Corridor will connect Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati as part of President Obama’s nationally-prioritized Chicago Hub Network. The 3C Corridor is a federally designated high speed rail corridor, but has not seen passenger service since […]
The Journal of Short Film is a locally published quarterly DVD collection of short video/film from around the world. In its newest volume, #15, the Journal continues its voice of democratized film distribution, while offering a selection of films along the perimeter of both experimental and documentary practices.