Midnight WalkerMaza Blaska
Maza Blaska - Midnight Walker
photo by Kate Sweeney
I’m a sucker for bands with multiple drummers, that bring in unexpected instruments, and exude an infectiously merry energy. Maza Blaska creates beautiful tapestries of sound that weave folk, world, rock, and tiny threads of pop together. Their music brings to mind landscapes of old gypsy caravan campsites, men dressed in vests and collared shirts, women in skirts that softly jingle with every move as they dance around a fire.
Maza’s debut album Storyteller was released on August 13th. You can grab your digital copy on their bandcamp, but I highly recommend purchasing the CD which comes in a high quality printed eco-wallet with original artwork by band members Yoni Mizrachi & Sam Corlett (who are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met.)
Fool's Gold returns to Columbus this Saturday!
photo by John Danner
There is something infectious about Fool’s Gold’s music that makes audiences uncontrollably flail, shuffle, and clap with a feverish delight. This LA band’s music is a delightful combination of western pop, afro-beat and krautrock elements that shimmer and awe, just like an ore of pyrite.
I first saw Luke Top and his awesomely tremendously talented troupe perform at The Summit on a stiflingly muggy night in July of 2010. That evening, the air inside the venue was especially thick and stung my eyes. My hair was sticking to my back and forehead, and my clothes were damp with sweat. The door guy told me the AC unit had broken earlier that evening. I was downing water like camel in a futile attempt to cool off. As soon Fool’s Gold began to play, all thoughts about the stifling humidity disappeared. I began to dance like a wild banshee with the rest of the crowd.
Fool’s Gold returns to Columbus, Ohio this Saturday, May 19 at The Summit! One of my favorite local bands, Maza Blaska is opening! Bring your dancing shoes and don’t forget to stretch your legs beforehand. You won’t be able to stop yourself from moving with the energy both of these bands exude.
Read the JITP interview with Fool’s Gold’s Luke Top and Brad Caulkins from 2010 here.
Semester 2 | Show 1
The first show of the new semeseter- latin vibes and electric dancing times to be had on your Saturday night! (Unfortunately we had to pre-record as Kelsey was away, so the quality of the vocals is pretty low… but the music! [= )
Mambo El B-Boy - RED ASTAIRE
Goa - Auntie Flo
Tapes and Money - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Bohemian Dances - The Dø
Can’t Stop (demo) - Maza Blaska
Welcome to the Working Week - Elvis Costello
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
The Line - Tim Fitz
Migra - Santana
Lady - Modjo
All This and Heaven Too - Florence + the Machine
New On The Broadcast - Aug. 15, 2011
- Maza Blaska - “Loser”
- Maza Blaska - “Can’t Stop”
- The Hype Theory - “Kid At Heart”
- The Hype Theory - “These Are The Times”
- Madnuts - “We Need Time”
- Madnuts - “Search For Dreams”
- Madnuts - “Living Too Fast”
- National Skyline - “Come To Life”
- Bombay Bicycle Club - “Shuffle”
- The_AIU - “Loser”