Showing posts with label spacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spacement. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scene Unheard

Well it finally happened. After years of floating around the top ten Ohio University has finally settled in at number one party school in Princeton Review's annual survey. This seems like an apt time to remind everyone that there's more to Athens then couch fires and beer bongs.
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

Brick Beats

I'm quoted on page 38 of the premiere issue of Brick Beats Magazine, dedicated to providing an independent look at music in Athens. The thorough article by Allison Maloney features an in-depth look at Athens' house-show culture including references to October's Morguefest, Millions of Michael Jordan's and a neat shot of Whale Zombie.

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

Spacement: Return of The DJs

Saturday night me and Delurium (Columbus) celebrated my 23rd birthday by hosting the final dance party at The Spacement. Additional grooves provided by Sixseed, Conco, BUSTEDbass, and DJ Technician. Here's a picture of me (Anlog, a.k.a. DJ Fett) encasing the dance floor in carbonite (credit Scott Southwick). Conco wins the best dressed prize for his faithful homage to C-3P0.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spacement Relic: Whale Zombie Guestlist Video

Video keeps rolling out of The Spacement despite the fact that... we don't live there anymore. Here's the ACRN guestlist with Whale Zombie shot in The Spacement in late May (early June?). Chris Lute muses on the importance of playing with other groups, recording an album and not sounding like The Postal Service...
Thanks to Paolo, Joe, Dani, Alex and the rest of the ACRN Crew!

Guest List Episode 11: Whale Zombie from

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spacefest Recap

Saturday we held the first annual Spacefest, a day-long celebration of Athens independent music. The final lineup cut short by the police was:
Sneaky Mister
The Squeaky Chairs
In Silent Movies
Manor Animals
The Gender Bending Fender Benders
Mr Leg
Millions of Michael Jordans
The Pleasure Domes
Blithe Field
Whale Zombie

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

Skeetones Rage The Spacement

Last Friday the Cincinnati jam/electronica group Skeetones played a great show in the Spacement. Despite the loss of our air conditioning duct and my wallet everyone had a great time. Beatz ULTD, Delurium and DJ Max were all great. Here's some video:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Karate Coyote and Walk The Moon

A few Spacement videos from March 6. I was able to put these together with the help of Evan Mitchell, the result is a few fairly interesting two camera edits of varying quality, bounciness and aspect ratio. The first set is of Karate Coyote, the last is Walk The Moon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Barz N Tone

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

Spooktober Doc

There's some great footage from the Spacement as well as some shots of my unattended DJ rig in this minimentary about Athens band Spooktober.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Pity Party

Friday The Spacement hosted a benefit for Haiti, raising $115 for Doctors w/o Borders! Five Deadly Venoms, Spooktober, Sandcrawler, The Professionalisms, and the BustedBASS afterparty were all incredible.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spacement appears in Backdrop Magazine

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.

More Space-Themed Show

I guess I should have posted these last week when they were relevant, but we had two fantastic space-themed at my house last weekend. Here are the flyer designed by yours truly, video coming soon.
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

Blithe Field @ The Spacement

Last Saturday this dude played the Spacement for the second time this weekend and he's easily the best downtempo act I've heard in Athens. Here's the first Spacement performance along with Shapeless Shadow's amazing light setup on Electronica Night January 16th.

Blithe Field @ The Spacement from Andrew Logan.

Whale Zombie rejuvenates Athens with lucid riffs, optimism

This article by Dani Purcell was published February 4th on Excellent coverage - ACRN's editorial staff definitely has its finger to the pulse of the Athens music scene.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eightfold Path

The Spacement was featured in Vandal Production's Eightfold Path, a film made for Ohio University's 48-hour shootout!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spacement Dance Party

Friday is my twenty-second birthday, The Spacement is having a DJ Dance Party to commemorate.

Saturday we're having Manor Animals, She Bears, Grade School, and Monolithic Cloud Parade from Columbus, 8p-12a.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spacement Wrap Up

On November 14th The Spacement has concluded its Fall concert lineup (lol) with Shank Bone and Elemental Groove Theory and I've been furiously editing video since then. Here is the result: