Meet and Greet: Nerf Herder

Punk Head Presents the inaugural “A Merry Punking Christmas” featuring 90’s pop-punk band Nerf Herder with special guests The CopyrightsDan Vapid & The Cheats, and Capgun Heroes.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationGreater Chicago Food Depository, and Toy Box Connection.

For tickets/RSVP: Facebook event page

NSFW video: For the love, play it at home perv.

Flawless Friday Video: Dominique Fils-Aime

Who: Dominique Fils-Aime of Montreal has a new video for “Old Love.”

Where: Official Website

YouTube Channel

Spotify

iTunes

Why: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It’s the first line of the song but it is accurate. The song and the video are so beautiful. If you haven’t discovered Dominique Fils-Aime yet, now is your chance.

Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter has released their latest album, The Christmas Dream, just in time for the holidays. So if you want a break from Hallmark Christmas movies but still want to be in the Christmas spirit, then The Wizards of Winter will be perfect for you. It would also be good for playing while doing your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping.

 

The Wizards of Winter play rock and roll holiday music and it is awesome. They are more along the lines of Trans-Siberian Orchestra but with more rock. The Wizards of Winter have been described as a progressive rock Christmas band. Personally, I like them slightly better than TSO. No offense TSO. I think I could even take the boyfriend to their show and he wouldn’t be miserable at all.

The band members have been in other bands like Styx, Def Leppard, Deep Purple as well as playing with Yngwie Malmsteen. (Side note: I’ve been practicing how to say Yngwie Malmsteen for about five years now.)

The band is based in Frenchtown, New Jersey. They’ve been together since 2009. The Wizards of Winter started when they performed for a concert to benefit a local food pantry. Every year since then they’ve progressed from holiday benefit concerts to albums and a tour.

Links:

Facebook

Instagram

Reverbnation



Who is in the band?

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER is:

Scott Kelly – Founder, Keyboards

Sharon Kelly – Vocals/Flute

Fred Gorhau – Lead Guitar

Greg Smith – Bass

John O’Reilly – Drums

Steve Brown – Lead Guitar

Vincent Jiovino – Vocals

Karl Scully – Vocals

Alexis Smith – Vocals/Auxiliary Keys

Kornelia Rad – Violin/Vocals

Tony Gaynor – Narrator

Tour dates:

11/29 – Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre

11/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre 

12/1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC

12/5 – Angola, IN @ T. Furth PAC

12/6 – Pontiac, MI @ Flagstar Strand Theatre

12/7 – Johnson Creek, WI @ Gobbler Theatre

12/8 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre

12/12 – Wisconsin Rapids, WI @ Wisconsin Rapids PAC

12/13 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino

12/14 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino

12/15 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Theatre

12/17 – Canton, OH @ Canton Palace  

12/19 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall               

12/20 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak   

12/21 – Roanoke Rapids, NC @ Roanoke Rapids Theatre

12/22 – Bristol, TN at Paramount PAC

12/27 – Portland, ME @ Aura


Meet and Greet: Names Without Numbers

Names Without Numbers

Who: Names Without Numbers of Omaha, Nebraska / Council Bluffs, Iowa. They’re pretty dope.

What: The band will be releasing their album, Silos & Smokestacks, on December 13.

Where to find the band:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nameswithoutnumbers

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nameswithoutnumbers

Bandcamp: music.indievisionmusic.com

CD Pre-Order https://indievisionmusic.storenvy.com

Bandcamp (Digital) https://music.indievisionmusic.com

Cold Case Quest: Edith Harris

Edith Harris, 25, had only been in Columbus for about two months. She was originally from Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

 On July 20, 1979, her body was found in a vacant lot on 22nd Street in Columbus. She had been there for an undetermined amount of time. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. There were not any witnesses that were known.

I can only find one newspaper article on Edith’s case. As of July 31, 1979, they were still trying to prove that she was Edith Harris. After that date, there isn’t any news coverage to speak of in the Columbus Dispatch. There isn’t a photograph of Edith on the Ohio Attorney General website or the newspaper.

At some point, Edith had been charged with prostitution. No one has said that she was still a prostitute.

Edith was new to the area. Her family wasn’t around to hound the police to find her killer. So the case went cold. Could Edith’s case be linked to the Paula Logan case? It’s just a theory.

There could have been witnesses. So if anyone remembers anything strange in the area shown in the map during July 1979, it’s not too late to submit a tip to the police.

Edith Harris was found in the area with the green marker.

If anyone happens to know anything about Edith Harris or if you have a photo of her, you can send a message to my Facebook page, Chasing Destino. More importantly, if you have any information about the homicide itself, please contact the Columbus Police Department.



Sleep Deprived Music Review: Blame Zeus

Blame Zeus. Seethe

The new album, Seethe, from Blame Zeus is rockin’ from the start until the end. It’s one of the albums that I want to turn the volume up and wake up the teenagers. By the end of the month, they will also probably know the words to “The Obsession Lullaby” and “How to Successfully Implode.” You’re welcome kids!

 

Their music is progressive/alternative metal/rock along the lines of Alice in Chains. They have a wide variety of influences that appear in their music. Blame Zeus could play whatever type of music they want and will sound amazing.

 

There are many decent rock bands with female lead singers but none of them sound exactly like Blame Zeus. Sandra Oliveira definitely has powerful vocals that takes the band to the next level. You can have the best band but if the vocals are lacking then no one hears anything else. Luckily for Blame Zeus the whole band rocks!

Blame Zeus is from Oporto, Portugal.The band has been together since 2010.


I would like to play this on the way to a rally for women’s rights or while making signs for the rally. I love protest music but it can be too calming. Blame Zeus is perfect for getting fired up.

Seriously, Blame Zeus could be your new favorite band too. I recommend giving their album a chance.


Blame Zeus

Blame Zeus:

Sandra Oliveira_VOICE
Ricardo Silveira_DRUMS
Paulo Silva_GUITAR
Tiago Lascasas_GUITAR
Celso Oliveira_BASS


BLAME ZEUS online:
Rockshots.eu
Facebook
Instagram

Spotify

iTunes

Meet and Greet: Tarah Who?

Tarah Who?

Who: Tarah Who? of Paris and Los Angeles. They describe their music as cowpunk rock alternative grunge. I’m not sure what cowpunk is exactly but Tarah Who? knows who they are.

What: They have a new single, “Pantomath.” You can listen to it basically anywhere online.

Fun Fact: A pantomath is a person who wants to know and knows everything.


Where:

Links-

Tarah Who on Facebook

Tarah Who on Spotify

Tarah Who on iTunes

-PANTOMATH 

we are surrounded by “know it all” ‘s 

Just because of my gender 

I get a lot of man-splaining 

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

You know better..

You can do it better..

So why aren’t you doing it yourself

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

There isn’t a special way, and if there was, would we want to know it? 

Come on come on, yeah..

There isn’t one way for anything.

We are made different,

Our wishes are different

So please take that once and for all,

And stop showing me how life is..

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

Because you must know by now, you must know by now,

That i don’t give a shhhhhhhhh

There isn’t a special way, and if there was, would we want to know it? 

Come on come on, yeah..

Let me tell you my little friend…

Flawless Friday Video: Once Human

Who: Heavy metal band – Once Human

Vocals- Lauren Hart

Guitars- Logan Mader

Guitars- Max Karon

Bass- Damien Rainaud facebook.com/damienrainaudmusic

Drums- Dillon Trollope

Where: You can find “Sledgehammer” in all of the usual places. If you are a heavy metal fan, you should definitely check them out.

https://oncehuman.lnk.to/Sledgehammer?fbclid=IwAR1gqvCcVYLxMsKHwJ7Q367wOaYpj_1zNoEOXAmnmHdeOJd4aI8FC0EGJWs

Meet and Greet: The Arrivals

Who: The Arrivals. Punk rock til the end.

Issac Thotz – Vocals & Guitar
Little Dave Merriman – Vocals & Guitar
Paddy Costello – Bass Guitar
Ronnie DiCola – Drums

What:

The Arrivals will be arriving for live shows in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Where:

MORTIMER’S
(2001 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405)
Friday, December 27th
w/ Murf, Green/Blue, and Din-Din
$10 // Doors @ 9pm // 21+
Facebook Event: https://facebook.com/events/579305889276567/

REGGIES
(2105 S State St. Chicago, IL 60616)
Saturday, December 28th
$15 // Doors @ 7pm // 17+
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-arrivals-tickets-81398496093
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/694246541069942/

The Arrivals on Spotify

The Arrivals on iTunes

Cold Case Quest: Deanna Campbell

Deanna Campbell

Deanna Campbell of Columbus, Ohio was the 19 year old daughter of Harold and Nellie Campbell. Campbell and her friend, Richard Boyd, were both shot at Boyd’s apartment in February 1982.

Campbell’s case did receive a fair amount of press. Her parents tried to do everything they could to resolve the investigation. For many years, they had a small ad in the newspaper printed in honor of her memory.

There was one suspect, Roy Sage. He was convicted of the murder of Catherine Wanner, who lived on . She was murdered two days after the double homicide. The police believed that he shot Wanner and then shot himself to make it seem like a suicide pact. Sage was a drug addict and frequent burglar.


The suspect lived on Elmore Court. Boyd lived on Woodsedge Court. It’s about 1 1/2 miles apart. The police believe that all four people – Sage, Boyd, Wanner and Campbell- were acquainted with each other.


I’m not sure why Sage wasn’t investigated any further into the homicides of Campbell and Boyd. Maybe the district attorney was just satisfied with convicting Sage of one murder. In 1982, there might not have been enough evidence to link him to the crime.

There should be a picture of Cambell on the Ohio Attorney General website. It wasn’t hard to find a photograph of her. Also, Campbell’s name is misspelled on the website. Unfortunately, it seems like some cases fall through the cracks even with media attention. Let’s hope that someone picks up Campbell’s case file and finally solves the mystery.



Contact the Columbus Police Department if you have information.