31 October 2013
Last Wednesday I visited the Basement to watch Los Angeles Hip Hop producer/rapper Jonwayne and British electronic critical darlings Mount Kimbie. Jonwayne came to Columbus just as his album “Rap Album One” is being released on Stones...
31 October 2013
I was born in Camden, Alabama, raised in Marion, Ohio where I attended school. Ran away from home with a friend to New York City at age 16 because the Beatles Let It Be was opening at a movie house on Broadway...we went to see it. Dropped...
31 October 2013
What’s in a name? I decided to ask 22-Year-Old Columbus Hip Hop artist P. Blackk aka Pro Blackk what it means to be Pro Black in 2013. His response? “The actual definition of being Pro-Blackk in 2013 or 2014 is being for your...
31 October 2013
Monday found me floundering musically to fit the mood--and what was that mood? Normally, I'll wake up, trundle downstairs, start my coffee, open my patio door to sniff the air and the temperature, turn on NPR, then go down to the basement...
24 October 2013
I went to Vegas once, bet $18 and won 25 and quit while I was ahead. Blowin' dough in a scam where the house owns the odds is for fools. You want to gamble, own a record store in 2013. No, I took my 30 percent winnings and principle and...
24 October 2013
Lonnie Holley serenaded “Thumbs Up For Mother Universe” to the Wexner Center crowd on Friday with a textured and undeniable intimacy. The Atlanta-based contemporary folk artist/musician sat warmly at a piano backed solely by a guitar...

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