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Mug and Brush Sessions present: The Wet Darlings featuring Josh Krajcik

 Josh Fitzwater Mug and Brush Sessions present: The Wet Darlings featuring Josh Krajcik

The Wet Darlings have gone from Columbus’ indie… well… darlings to bona fide ready to commandeer the airwaves with their pop-rock soundscape maturity. And when The WDs stopped by the Mug and Brush Barbershop to showcase their new songs with a new Mug and Brush Session, they brought locally grown season one X Factor runner-up […]

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Mug and Brush Sessions present: Brett Burleson Band

 Josh Fitzwater Mug and Brush Sessions present: Brett Burleson Band

Legitimate Jedi masters of jazz Brett Burleson Band stopped by the Mug and Brush Barbershop for this month’s Mug and Brush Session to provide a clinic on contemporary jazz. The two cuts performed, “33” and “Contrary,” show on full display how dynamic the band can be with a range of melodies from a slow burn […]

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Mug and Brush Sessions present: Birdshack

 Josh Fitzwater Mug and Brush Sessions present: Birdshack

Jazz musicians often take inspiration from popular music. Whether it was the hard bop pioneers of the 1950s adopting Gershwin and Berlin, or Miles Davis covering Cyndi Lauper, improvisers lift these catchy gems as frames for exploration. Columbus’ Birdshack have been doing the same for the past 9 years. They’ve reworked classics from metal stalwarts […]

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Mug and Brush Sessions present: Fever Fever

 Josh Fitzwater Mug and Brush Sessions present: Fever Fever

Spoiler Alert: Fever Fever are really freaking good. How good? So good that anyone with an earhole who walked by the Mug and Brush Barbershop for last week’s Mug and Brush Session stopped in their tracks and attempted to crash the shoot. Seriously, this happened. And, if you’ve heard the band live, you know why. […]

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The Mug and Brush Sessions Presents: Brian Harnetty

 Josh Fitzwater The Mug and Brush Sessions Presents: Brian Harnetty

Local avant-garde soundscaper plays The Wex with 700 archived mixed tapes Armed with two turn tables (no microphone, sorry Beck), a fender Rhodes, and a Macbook, local master of elemental sound Brian Harnetty wants you to be taken by surprise. Truth be told, with his instrumental setup, one has no idea what to expect. But […]

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