To celebrate Anyway Records 25th anniversary we will be hosting a three-day event from September 1-4 in Columbus, Ohio with bands and artists that have been connected to Anyway or Bela’s years as a promoter in Columbus. The Mountain Goats have agreed to headline on Sept 2. Friday night at Ace of Cups (sold out), and will be playing alongside Mary Lynn, St. Lenox, Tristen and The Cheater Slicks at Ace of Cups. The Saturday night line-up includes Moviola performing “The Year You Were Born,” I-71 Stranglers (Chuck Cleaver from Wussy/Ass Ponys), Appalachian Death Ride (first show in 8 years), the Kyle Sowashes and Cowboy 2999. Thursday, September 1 will be at Spacebar (2590 N. High Street, Columbus Ohio) will feature: The Long Odds (ex Times New Viking, Operators, Divine Fits, Gaunt), Counter Intuits, The Whiles and a Gaunt tribute band.
Please feel free to contact for any other information or records/CDs.
St. Lenox will be performing at the Big City Folk Festival at the LIC Bar in NYC @ 6pm. The festival features singer-songwriters from Big City Folk, one of several noteworthy songwriter enclaves in New York City. Running through the weekend on both Aug. 13th and 14th, other acts include Niall Connolly, Ryan Morgan, Jo Kroger, Warren Malone and Jasper Lewis.
Event page with the full lineup – LINK.
In its first week of release, new Connections record has received critical praise from NPR and Stereogum – the former calling Connections “five guys with loud amps blasting out of a basement on a regular basis in service of keeping some manner of truth in rock ‘n’ roll.” HeyReverb calls Midnight Run one of the best albums of 2016 so far. Midnight Run is available on vinyl – here – and available digitally everywhere else.
Connections will be playing indie-rock hangout Cake Shop, Friday, July 22, in support of their new album, Midnight Run. The night will be a full bill of rock & roll, with Brooklyn band Summer Saints and Massachusetts’ halfsour filling out the bill. Midnight run is out on vinyl from Midheaven – here.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639399743053770/
Dayton is the quintessential Midwetern city: blue collar, scrappy, and home to isolated innovators like the Wright Brothers, Guided By Voices, and the Deal sisters. Finding their own place in this mix, the Motel Beds are proud to release Mind Glitter, their first album of new material in nearly three years. While it would be easy to tie the sound of Motel Beds to the aforementioned Guided By Voices—especially since guitarist Derl Robbins has worked extensively with Bob Pollard over the past few years—they’ve been more heavily influenced by the sounds of traditional guitar-based bands like Cheap Trick and fellow Ohioans The Raspberries, as well as the orchestral pop of Surf’s Up–era Beach Boys. Mind Glitter is a record that flexes the bands strengths, with harmonies, guitar hooks, and melodies that are as strong as the steel mills of Ohio.
This Friday, July 17, as part of its Art at the Stroll series, Alison Rose will celebrate the opening of an exhibition celebrating the history of Anyway Records. This unique collection features original hand-painted posters, fliers, handbills, and other memorabilia that Anyway founder Bela Koe-Krompecher has collected during his 20-plus years of running the label, many of which he created himself to promote the shows he booked during the ’90s.
As part of the festivities, Kyle Sowash (of The Kyle Sowashes), Sean Gardner (of Winter Makes Sailors), and Chris Forbes (formerly of Orchestraville) will perform. Additionally, Anyway Records t-shirts will be printed during the event. The opening takes place from 5pm to 9 pm, and the exhibition will be on display until August 14.
The Kyle Sowashes recently recorded a performance of “King Shit of Fuck Mountain,” from their new Everybody album, for The Mug and Brush Sessions, a music video series filmed at Jim Morris’ Mug & Brush Barbershop, which is located a stone’s throw away from the Anyway world headquarters in Columbus. Check it out below.
The Kyle Sowashes are coming to a town near you! Tour dates:
Friday May 1– Columbus, Ohio at Ace of Cups
Saturday, May 2- Cleveland, Ohio at Euclid Tavern
Monday, June 8- Columbus, Ohio at Tree Bar
Tuesday, June 9- Dayton, Ohio at Blind Bob’s
Wednesday, June 10- St. Louis, Missouri at Foam
Thursday, June 11- Tulsa, Oklahoma at Soundpony
Friday, June 12- Little Rock, Arkansas at TBA
Saturday, June 13- Tuscaloosa, Alabama at Egan’s
Thursday, July 23- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Howler’s
Friday, July 24- Brooklyn, New York at Pete’s Candy Store
We’re excited to announce the release of the latest album by Columbus indie rock stalwarts The Kyle Sowashes, Everybody. Recorded in August 2014, the album’s 16 songs are fortified with extra heft and sonic vision, but they retain the goofy charm and sharp hooks that have defined Sowash’s career. It can be purchased on CD, vinyl and/or digitally at Midheaven, Amazon, and local stores. Check out this interview in Columbus Alive with Kyle about the album and a track from the record below.