Bri Blahg… Our Michigan Week Chat With Bo Biafra Of The Dead Schembechlers

17 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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2007 "Hate Michigan Rally" Columbus, OH. Mr. Biafra on the right.

There will be no Dead Schembechlers’ “Hate Michigan Rally” this week and that’s a shame. Fans have been asking why. Front man Bo Biafra from the “Best Damned Punk Band In The Land’ says Ohio State fans have only themselves to blame. Their worship of what a Biblical Biafra calls “false idols” has instead forced the polarizing singer into the Ohio wilderness. Biafra has been wandering the state for near 40 days and nights now channeling ghostly dispatches from the late Woody Hayes himself, and preaching a return to old time Buckeye values of hard work, honor, duty, and of course, an all consuming hatred of the “state up north.”

Coach Hayes is an angry God, but we knew that. Hayes, says Biafra, is not pleased about so many roses clenched in so many teeth, and dreams of parades and warm California holiday evenings. No not in the least.





Dude Tommy Lee At The Rock Hall

21 10 2009

By Dan Hoffman (@danhoffman24)

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee made time for us the other day on the occasion of his first visit to The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. We talked about letting fans finish the next Methods Of Mayhem record, his idea for a roller coaster drum set, and his days as a Nebraska Cornhusker.

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Joshua Radin… Available For Weddings And World Tours

29 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Joshua Radin

We all have secret dreams, but we’re cowards before them. Cleveland native Joshua Radin on the other hand decided to follow his. Radin was burned to a crisp with screenwriting, and decided he’d give music a try. His first effort was used on Scrubs by fellow Northwestern alum Zach Braff. That was five years ago. Half a decade later Radin has toured the world, released two albums, written a third, and played in Ellen DeGeneres’ living room. How did he do it? Talent is an obvious answer. Hard work is another. Listen below and you’ll learn the real secret. Hint: You have to face your fears.

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Busdriver talks “Jhelli Beam”, questions conscious rap

17 09 2009

We met up with Epitaph rapper Busdriver before his gig at Circus in Columbus, OH to talk about his most recent album “Jhelli Beam”, the “Me-Time” video, his pre-show routine, and the state of conscious hip-hop.

hit the jump to watch Busdriver’s “Me-Time” video…

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Bri Blahg: Lucero’s Ben Nichols. Restless, Rootless, and Rock N Roll

17 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Recently I had the pleasure of chatting via phone with Lucero front man Ben Nichols. For our readers in Central Ohio you’d better get your tickets now as the band is coming to town for a headline set at The Rumba Cafe Saturday the 19th. Never seen Lucero? You’re in for a treat. Rock n roll rarely sounds truer.

Nichols and I talked about their major label debut “1372 Overton Park,” which housed the band for ten years and, many years prior, Elvis Presley’s karate dojo. We chatted about Nichols’ acting on an MTV show called $5 Cover, about his visit to Walter Reed Medical Center too, and about his restless, rootless life pro and con.

I’ve broken this into three bite sized chunks.

Ben on his wanderlust, and living in Elvis’ Dojo:

Ben on the new album, and signing with a major label:

Ben on acting, and visiting with wounded soldiers:

Or if you prefer, hit the jump for the interview text…

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