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Back On It

The Blind Engineer EP is out, today is Aug. 12, CCAD awaits, so I’m shifting back into non-summer mode. Boombox is playing some Times New Viking, Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell, Rae Sremmurd, and Frank Hutchison. My latest column is up at PopMatters re: Protomartyr’s “The Devil in His Youth” and how it now seems […]

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Blind Engineer This Friday

We’re taking the stage again, this time Friday night, Feb. 26, at Cafe Bourbon Street opening for a great band out of Louisville, Dry Summers. Doors at 9, $5. Also w/a beamed gelling rose + undam and Faster Island. CBS is the best dive/rock bars in Columbus, and I mean that lovingly. Check out Blind […]

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Catching Up: Ties That Bind and More

My latest column at PopMatters is up: “Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Ties That Bind,’ the Working Class and Authenticity.” Which pretty much explains what the column is about. Also, I didn’t post my previous column here. That one was part 2 of this series on working class music and focused on John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero.” […]

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Blind Engineer Shows and a Springsteen Review

The Blind Engineer has two shows coming up. I’m playing Friday Dec. 11 at the Mingo Town Music Acoustic Holiday Party, a five-hour extravaganza featuring pretty much all the artists on MTM: Harvest Kings, Heartbreak Orchestra, Devil Doves, Al Smyth’s FBnCC, Apple Bottom Gang, Jake Follrod, and Jon Schaer. Eric and Jesse will join me, […]

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Updates: Ties That Bind, Blind Engineer and More

My new column is up at PopMatters here. “A Town Called Malice” takes a look at the state of working-class music from the US to the UK. As you might guess, it grew out of thinking about The Jam, one of my favs, after watching the recent documentary About the Young Idea. I hope this […]

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The Blind Engineer Two-Day Tour

The Blind Engineer is headed out on the road for a whirlwind two-day tour of the central/southeastern corridor of the state. Exotic! The jet’s in the shop so we’ll have to drive. Full band with Bill Heingartner, Jesse Charles and Mr. Eric Nassau fresh off his tour. THURSDAY AUG. 27: Casa Nueva, Athens, Ohio // […]

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The Blind Engineer Heads to Athens

UPCOMING SHOW ALERT: The Blind Engineer will play in Athens, OH on Thursday, August 27 at Casa Nueva with The Heartlanders. Expect a low-cost door and good beer. Athens has always been one of my favorite places to play. The Wells had a handful of excellent shows there. This will be the first time the […]

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The Blind Engineer at Rumba Cafe

My band The Blind Engineer returns to the stage this Saturday, July 25 at the Rumba Cafe in support of Kevin Collins’ CD release show. He’s got a great new album called Ohio Town which you can check out here. Kevin is in the Mingo Town Music family–here’s his page–and formerly fronted The Lost Revival. […]

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The Blind Engineer Strikes Again

I’ll be playing as The Blind Engineer once again on Wednesday, March 18 at The Tree Bar here in Columbus, opening for Evening River Band out of Philly. Despite their awesome logo (a version of which is below) they’re not a death-metal band, but rather a kick-ass rock band. 9pm, 21+, $5. Tell us you’re […]