Concert Review: The Hellacopters, Supersuckers, New Bomb Turks & Zen Guerrilla @ Al Rosa Villa, 9/10/99

About a year after moving to Columbus, this show happened. It was my first trip to the then legendary (and soon to be infamous) rock club in the suburbs of my new town. Openers Zen Guerrilla didn’t make make much of an impression. Although they Read More …

A “Best Of” Flashback

Recently my wife Katie and I started some very early Spring cleaning when I discovered some old “Best Of” mix CDs I made years ago. As with revisiting any of-the-moment list, some tracks are no-brainers (Wilco, Manics, Twilight Singers) that are still in rotation, while others Read More …

Concert Review: Smashing Pumpkins and Queens of the Stone Age @ Bogarts, 4/12/99

At the time, this was a big deal. The Smashing Pumpkins had been sans drummer Jimmy Chamberlain since 1997, and the original line up of Chamberlain, Billy Corgan, James Iha and D’Arcy Wretzky would only end up playing together for a short time, as Wretzky Read More …