So, recently, I attempted to bend the laws of time and space, and be two places at one time. With that goal in mind, I went out and caught both the 2×2 Fest, which you can read about in a different NID Magazine post, and the 934 Fest.
This is the 934 Fest story.
I got to the 934 Fest early. The crowd was light …
… and there was grinding indie rock blaring from the stage.
Even with the light, early crowd, the vibe was really nice.
I had a chance to check out the amazing artwork of Adam Hernandez …
… with whom I set up an interview at a later date (LOOK FOR IT).
The folks at 934 seem to have a pretty cool thing going.
This whole party was a great idea, and I’m sure it helps raise the visibility of the art.
I have to give props to 934 for plopping an art gallery on Cleveland Avenue.
It’s an area ripe for development, and I think it’s cool that they’re taking that risk.
It certainly helps that Milo Arts …
… home to some of Columbus’ most promising and accomplished artists, is right in its back yard.
After a couple more bands (for real, the whole day was such a blur of talent that I’m only going to remember a few, ok?) …
… there was suddenly a rip in the time space continuum, and I dipped out of sight.
But I came back…
When I returned to the 934 Fest, it was a whole different story.
The crowd had thickened, the music had picked up intensity, and the party was in full force.
I ran into a couple of my favorite people, Darci Joy and Will Shively, as well as Kris Milesovic and Alicia Vanderelli (whose gallery, The Vanderelli Room, by the way, is hosting a show I’m in through August. Check it out).
One of my favorite bands that I never get to see, Damn the Witch Siren, took the stage and the party hit its climax.
DTWS is a cool electronic band from Columbus …
… with Bobbi Kitten …
… and Z Wolf, trading back and forth between instruments …
… and creating a fun 80’s sort of sexy pop.
Once they wore everybody out …
… it was time for the next band.
Eye was up next.
Eye, which is Brandon Smith, Michael Sliclen, Lisa Bella Donna, Jon Finley, were described to me as a mix between Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath …
… with a little bit of Deep Purple thrown in. That about sums it up.
Starting off really mellow, they kicked it up and took off to places that only they knew they were going, but it was a really fun ride.
None of what they do is predictable, and that’a a big part of what makes them awesome.
Dedicated to making art happen, the 934 Gallery is a volunteer-operated exhibition space for visual and performing arts. The 934 Fest helped further the gallery’s mission of bringing relevant and engaging arts experiences to the community, while serving as a benefit for continued operation.
NID looks forward to more 934 Fests, working with Executive Director Abby Hartung, all the other cool folks, and stuff that’s happening over there.
Check them out.