After the release of their second album, Big Feeling, the members of Yellow Springs band Wheels are excited to forge ahead as they continue to work on new, more complex arrangements. The band plans on recording a new EP or full length album at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013 and looks forward to planning a state-wide tour next summer.
Wheels will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Friday, November 16 with Speaking Suns and on November 23rd at the Emporium in Yellow Springs.
E. Ryan Roth, Josh Egeland, Jay Madewell and John Simon all help host open mics in Greater Dayton Area. It's this common bond that allowed them to see each other play and begin thinking about making music together. Now as Monkey With Bomb, the group has been developing material, often adapting Roth's solo material for a full band, in hopes of recording an album soon.
Money With Bomb will perform on November 24th at Canal Street Tavern with Starving in the Belly of the Whale and Bella Ruse.
This detail from an early-20th-century image over the entrance to an arms factory in Belgium depicts a European arms manufacturer selling a gun to a darker-skinned purchaser in an exotic setting. International arms merchants have a long history of complicity in Third World violence.
As we try to sort out the causes and consequences of armed conflicts around the globe, we seldom ask the question: where do all those weapons come from that make these wars possible? With the United States racking up a record shattering $66.3 billion in overseas weapons sales last year, the question has become even more pressing. This month, historian Jonathan A. Grant looks at the history of the governments and individuals who have created a global trade in armaments. Except when they run afoul of the law, as Russian arms dealer Victor Bout did in 2011, these men tend to operate out of public view but the impact they have had on societies around the world is hard to over-estimate.