Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Scene unheard is a short documentary about noise and basement house shows I shot during my last year at Ohio University. It showcases a few of the unique house-turned-venues around town alongside perspectives of owners, concerned neighbors and police officials.
Music by the excellent Francis Bacon Band (Columbus), Duke Junior and The Smokey Boots, and Whale Zombie... thanks to Chris Lute and Max from Brown Town for chatting with me.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Playground's keepers and O'Hearn attribute some inspiration to the success of the Spacement, a now defunct basement venue that left big shoes to fill after going on hiatus following noise violations late last year. Andrew Logan, tenant and organizer of the Spacement during the 2009-2010 school year, spoke candidly of the dozens of shows he helped throw, but remained respectfully in tune with the requirements of the noise ordinance.
"To be super legit, plan bands earlier and deejays later, considering drums are the loudest instrument," Logan suggested, "and have trash cans available. Seriously." Where there is fun to be found, responsibility and support are necessary. Sitting next to me in the basement of The Plaground Logan cracked a grin while expressing all the fun he has had making ordinary strangers dance like maniacs. His birthday celebration, thrown in January, was the Spacement's only exhibition of music so far this year, boasting seven deejays and over 100 guests.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thanks to Paolo, Joe, Dani, Alex and the rest of the ACRN Crew!
Monday, May 24, 2010
The Squeaky Chairs
In Silent Movies
The Gender Bending Fender Benders
Millions of Michael Jordans
The Pleasure Domes
My apologies to the artists who were unable to perform, especially Brother Tiger, Shapeless Shadow and DJ Delurium.
You can read more about the festivities in this brilliantly conceived article by Dani Purcell. [via ACRN]
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
D Jones, the rapper, teacher, and documentary film maker, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and talented people I've met at Ohio University. He got me the gig spinning hip-hop shop and this weekend we hosted the Spacement's first hip-hop show.
DysFunktional Family, Doxcity, SSTRES, Jean P and DJ Shadowcat were all in attendance. Great Lakes Crew couldn't make it. Here's some amazing video by Sixseed:
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Spacement appears in the winter issue of Backdrop Magazine, an OU student publication. The first shot is Alex Douglas from She Bears, below him is Bobb Hatt, "The Bearded Genius" who has also performed at our house on several occasions. There's no mention of our venue specifically though it is eluded to by DJ Shadowcat (a.k.a. Pat the Cat) in the second to last paragraph.
Oh, and Friday we're having a benefit for Haiti, The Professionalisms, Sandcrawler, Spooktober and the Five Deadly Venoms will be playing. I will DJ. You should come.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Mr Leg @ The Spacement pt. 1 from Andrew Logan.