Local Action Roundup April 2021

What a difference a year makes, eh? I hope everyone is getting their vaccines or at least about to. We’ve got a lot of shows and music to catch up on! Anyway, on to the news.

First up, Pitchfork spoke to Velena Vego about the 40 Watt, the cancelled Foo Fighters show, and what might be coming in the future. Check it out along with other interviews from venues across the states HERE.

Sliding into second base is The Baseball Project with the first of “a series of songs we’ll be releasing regularly throughout the 2021 baseball season. The idea is that we pull a story from the morning headlines, write and record a song and post it while the ink is still wet.” You can listen to the track and others to come HERE.

Don Chambers just dropped his new album, The Lowering. The bit we’ve heard so far is pure Chambers fare, gravelly, gothic, and just in time for a long, scorching summer.

Gene Woolfolk (Vincas) got asked a question and answered it HERE.

Spring is officially here now that WUOG is back to the SPRING THING. The bands haven’t been announced yet but if you’ve got a hankering for live music, wander by Tate Theatre on April 21st around 7 pm and there you go!

Vice has a great article here about when live music comes back it needs to take into account accessibility issues. Live streams are incredibly helpful but they’re just the start. Read it all HERE.

And last, but not least, our header image of the Murmur Trestle. The ol’ gal is coming down, apparently this week, in order to make way for a bridge that will be part of the Rail to Trail project. This is not new news as a simple google search will tell you. I love the old thing but it is extremely dangerous and has been in bad shape for a long time. The featured designs for the new bridge pay tribute to the original Murmur Trestle and that’s how it’s got to be. Twentieth century go to sleep indeed.

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