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Join us for a special evening as we shine a light on Moviola, one of Columbus’s hidden musical gems, in an expanded staging of their 10th album, Broken Rainbows, in its entirety.
With fervent fans across the globe in pockets of the indie landscape, Moviola has forged a unique DIY path over the past two-plus decades—creating everything from fuzzy, fractured, lo-fi pop to lush, hi-fi art-country and exuding a chameleonlike, DIY musical ethos, yet somehow always sounding like the same core of friends who started the band while attending Ohio State. Evoking a broad range of the American songbook, everything from the noise of the Velvet Underground to the sweetness and light of Terry Allen or Willie Nelson, Moviola has always carved out its own path: five songwriters and singers who believe the “whole is greater than the individual parts.”
For this special evening, the group will expand on the music of Broken Rainbows with additional players and multimedia components, giving life to each of its 11 songs and the pandemic-era conditions in which they developed. Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind performance.
Please note: this performance contains strobe lights.
Moviola | Image courtesy of the artist
Image courtesy of the artist
Moviola is Jake Housh, Ted Hattemer (Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments), Scotty Tabachnick, Greg Bonnell, and Jerry Dannemiller. On the fringe of the indie Rust Belt scene since the 1990s, the quintet has quietly forged a low-key career of high-quality recorded output, issuing 10 records and countless 7-inch singles over 25 years. In this artistic continuum, Moviola has produced everything from 4-track fuzz-pop to hi-fi country soul. Today, the band steps forward with Broken Rainbows, its strongest collection of songs to date, all written, recorded, and mixed inside the group’s HQ in Columbus.
“This album feels like a culmination of our collective wits,” says Jerry Dannemiller. Jake Housh adds: “There is a certain directness to it. The songwriting is more assured and topical, matched only by a clarity in the production.”
Moviola started in 1993 in the shadows of Ohio State (from which all its members graduated) as a noisy indie quartet. However, over the years, the band has morphed into a unique DIY music and art-making collective with five distinct singers and songwriters, recalling the creatively democratic lineage of The Band, The Mekons, Pink Floyd, many others. More about the band.
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