John Delzoppo [drums] + Brian Sedlak [guitar] have performed 250 shows together as the COTCB. I’m not sure how many of those that I’ve been to but it’s probably a ridiculous amount.
John Benson interviewed John Delzoppo five years ago, back when every two-piece were getting compared to the White Stripes or the Black Keys. I’m not sure how accurate Johns answers are, or if the writer was joking when he suggested that the band were ‘indie snobs’ [furthest from the truth] but it gives the reader some insight where the band was in the spring of 2008 -, Thank you Mr Benson.
For prosperity sake, I set my video machine down for their set and allowed it to capture the half hour performance. A YouTube playlist is below with their entire performance, save one song, if you can guess which song you’ll receive free tickets to their 20th anniversary </grins>.
Pat’s In The Flats annual Thanksgiving Day bash took place last Thursday with the Prisoners as the headliner for the second consecutive year. Shit-Box Jimmy has been around for a few years now and put on an excellent live show, their sound is a mixture of garage and rockabilly, more in the style of ‘Dead Moon’ than the Stray Cats.
Glass Cities has been together for about a year now but this was the first time I actually had a chance to see them perform. Checkout GC’s Bandcamp page for a better description of their sound.
I’ve posted about a dozen photos of the night, here. The YouTube playlist below has videos from ShitBox Jimmy + Glass Cities.
Guardian Alien [Thrill Jockey] performed at Pat’s In The Flats Friday night promoting their latest album ‘See the World Given to a One Love Entity’, led by drummer extraordinaire Gary Fox formerly of the band ‘Liturgy’ [along w/ guitarist Bernard Gann].
I purchased GA’s new album after this show but have yet had a chance to listen to it. A track from that album is below a 10 min. video I shot this evening, a few still shots are here.
WCSB organized and sponsored Cassette Fest last Friday at Pat’s In The Flats. The concept in short was to have listeners submit cassettes that would be played on various shows on the radio. A select number of submissions was then asked to perform at CF2012.
I arrived to the show late and was only able to catch the last three acts, specifically: Tony Void + MaceFace, Jimi Imij and then Murderedman, that went on last. The crew from WCSB did a great job making this feel like a real festival [decorations, cotton candy, hotdog’s, popcorn, t-shirts, etc.] and provided everything at their own expense. This all helped with the fact I had to get up at 7am for work.
The still photos of the Cassette Fest are here, the playlist below has about 15 minutes of video of Murderedman and Jimi Imij. Malcom Ryder posted a video of his bands CF entry ‘Phyllis Dillenger’, here, this FB page has the full lineup of the show.
Formed sometime in the late 80’s, Boy In Love [Scott McHenry/vox, Fredrick Lindsay/drums, Food Fortunata/guitar and N. Apes Dicks/bass] is one of the many punk bands to come out of the Kent State/Akron scene. It has been nearly 20 years since they regularly performed out but they’re currently working on a new record titled ‘My Brown House’ and Friday night they put on a rare show at Pat’s In The Flats along with their Kent friends Kill The Hippies. Malcolm Tent [Danbury CT] and Tuk Peenerson, Tres Space Beefs rounded out the bill though I missed these last two as they performed earlier.
I have still-shots of the bands, here. The YouTube playlist below includes Boy In Love + Kill The Hippies + Malcolm Tent + Nutscreamer aka: Steveggs Geeker who did a short but hilarious comedy sketch between acts.
The mostly annual summer shindig at Pat’s In The Flats rocked the industrial section of Tremont this past Saturday that included 10 bands: [in order of appearance] Prisoners, Filmstrip, Ragers, Tinko, Founding Fathers, Uno Lady, Little Bighorn, Wooly Bullies, Obnox and All Dinosaurs, that finished the night with an exclamation point.
When Pat’s Fest works, it is one of Cleveland’s best summer local music events and this was one of those days it worked. Much of the credit has to go to Tony Cross, whom booked the best lineup that I’ve witnessed at previous Pat’s Fests. Tony and his brother Nick also helped bar-tend after their band Little Bighorn performed a rousing set and then stayed late to help with the clean up. As with many of Pat’s Fests, people are always happy to lend a hand to someone that is beloved in the scene. Thanks, Pat!
I was able to capture a few stills from each band that performed, those pics are here. The YouTube playlist below has several videos from a handful of those bands.
Fizzy Lifting Drink whose name came from the “Charlie and the Choclate Factory” movie, has been around for less than three months and when I seen them this past Friday night [July 13, 2012] at Pat’s, they sounded as they have been together for years despite their youth. Definitely a band I want to see again.
I missed Bill Fox that opened this show but I did get to stick around for [an inebriated] Exploding Lies. Some still photos are here, the video playlist of FLD above contains three videos, a couple Exploding Lies videos, here, here.
I was able to hoof it down to Pat’s In The Flats after the Rock Hall show to catch this gig. England In 1819 is a band from Baton Rouge La via England + Cincy. They are one of the few bands I’ve seen that has a Father/Son combo on their roster. I was only able to catch the tail-end of the opener Ocean Versus Daughter but I liked what I
saw heard. 9 Volt were the locals on the bill and rounded off the evening, nicely.
Above there is a playlist of videos  that I shot this evening, I have a few still photos, here.