Last Friday night OurVinyl was proud to throw our first showcase at Skully’s Music Diner in Columbus, OH. For a paltry $5 attendees were treated to the musical acts of Bassel and the Supernaturals, Alert New London, Loyal Divide, and The Receiver. The music was continuous until the wee hours of the morning, the cold drinks were flowing, and the house was relatively packed – what more could one want? The only aspect that wasn’t cooperative was the weather, and undoubtedly the day-long rain kept some people from joining us (this time).
The music of the evening had a natural progression to it. Bassel and the Supernaturals was a good way to kick off the evening; with their brand of slower moving, but high momentum, folk/indie rock. Bassel and the Supernaturals are currently located in Chicago, but have roots – as well as released their first LP ‘Submerged’ – in Columbus. So there was a crowd that showed up early to take in their talented slow-burners. Alert New London kicked it up a notch with their style of crisply swaggering indie/alternative rock. This author couldn’t help but think they had a certain British Isles feel to their tunes, but with an American-indie delivery.
The house became packed, and the energy within the venue began to plateau, as Loyal Divide took to the stage. Playing a lot of tracks from their forthcoming LP, ‘Bodice Ripper’, as well as unleashing some brand new tunes for their fans at Skully’s. Loyal Divide, who (like Bassel), now is located in Chicago but originally hails from Columbus, induced a nice little throng of people who were ready to take in their assertive psychedlic-electro-pop. And they didn’t let their fans down; it was a indeed a stellar set. The Receiver closed out the evening, playing almost until 2 am. With their dynamic and multi-influenced subdued rock, they brought a lot more energy to their live show than one might imagine if they have only heard their recorded material. Being slightly less fierce-sounding than Loyal Divide, but still containing plenty of gusto, it was a great way to finalize the evening.
The sound at Skullys was definietly up for the demands of the evening. All bands, but especially Loyal Divide, benefited from their multiple sub-stage subwoofers and powerful – but clear – speaker system. OurVinyl was lucky enough to film, and record, many of the songs played on this night (including the majority of the Loyal Divide set). So stay tuned in the future for that material, so that those not in Columbus can acquaint yourselves with the chosen bands for this evening.
We are glad to announce there surely will be more in the coming months! So stay on the look out for that, and please join us when the time comes.
Photos from Brian Hockensmith (to view more from this evening click here)
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