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Local performers' favorites of 2007

By Sean Smith

Fort Wayne Reader

2008-01-21


Joshua 'JediGlide' Rowlett, co-owner of Fort Wayne Hip-Hop Dance

Favorite Local Album: Sankofa The Tortoise Hustle
Favorite National Album: Quantic Soul Orchestra Tropidelico
Favorite Local Show: Action Jaxson at the Battle of the Bands Final
Favorite National Show: Rakim and Brother Ali at Piere's

Jason and Adam Bodnar of The Freezing Scene

Favorite Local Album: Between the Rooms Transmobile
Favorite National Album: !!! Myth Takes
Favorite Local Show: "Any show at The Fahrenheit House."
Favorite National Show: Tool at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum


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Brainstorm

Favorite Local Album: Tragic The Results Could Be
Favorite National Album: Ledisi Lost and Found
Favorite Local Show: Fatima Washington at Blu Tomato
Favorite National Show: Bobby Valentino at Three Rivers Festival

DJ Polaris

Favorite Local Album: ANDROMEDA Blue Collar Music
Favorite National Album: 50 Cent Curtis
Favorite Local Show: Vigilante 'The Hood First Tour'
Favorite National Show: DMX at Piere's "Best energy and real Hip-Hop show. No gimmicks!"

Eric Rutkowski of Resonance Quartet

Favorite Local Album: "I don't think I bought or even heard any."
Favorite National Album: "So many to choose from. So, here are a few: Neurosis Given to the Rising; Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb; Graf Orlock Destination Time Tomorrow; Plague Bringer As Ghosts Collect, The Corpses Rest; Angelcorpse Of Lucifer and Lightning; Heaven and Hell Live at Radio City Music Hall; and Gaza 'I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die.'"
Favorite Local/National Show: "Various shows and bands. Some local, some national. At the Harrison House: Daisycutter, Disnihil, Half Gorilla, You Hate You, Giant, City of Ships and Wombat & Friends. I didn't attend any 'national' shows, I always traveled for them. Regionally, it would probably be DudeFest 2007 in Indianapolis."

Rusty, Scummy and Turbo of Kan-tis

Favorite Local Album: The Freezing Scene It Gets Better E.P.
Favorite National Album: Down Over the Under
Favorite Local Show: Dave Todoran at the Embassy
Favorite National Show: Tool at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

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Daniel Dienelt

Favorite Local/National Shows: "I can honestly say that I really enjoy live shows in basements or small venues. They produce an incredible amount of vibrations that make me smile like I am on crack! Bulletwolf and La Cacachouette at The Brass Rail and Drowning with Anchors and Missing Murders at Lemon's basement were very memorable shows. Drums baby!!! Toy Boxes: The Art of the Plastic Camera and Requiem: By the Photographers who died in Vietnam and Indochina at FWMoA. The 27th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink was amazing. Keep your eyes on Cardinal Tattoos and Soma Gallery for continuing the love for art."

Julie Morrison

Favorite Local Album: Metavari Ambling E.P.
Favorite National Album: Brother Ali The Undisputed Truth
Favorite Local Show: Maumee Music Fest during Three Rivers Festival at Freimann Square and all Left Lane Cruiser shows!
Favorite National Show: "Tie between Von Iva and Eat Sugar at The Brass Rail and Apollo Sunshine at Sunset Hall."

Eric Stine

Favorite Local Album: "Tie between Sankofa The Tortoise Hustle and ANDROMEDA Blue Collar Music.
Favorite National Album: El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Favorite Local Show: "Sankofa's album release show."
Favorite National Show: "None."



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Rich Lee

Favorite Local Album: Sankofa The Tortoise Hustle
Favorite National Album: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers No More Beautiful World
Favorite Local Show: Definitely Gary with Left Lane Cruiser and Poopdeflex at O'Sullivans
Favorite National Show: "Because I'm a nerd and I keep track of these things, I saw 24 national acts in Fort Wayne this year. In 2005, I saw 6 and in 2006 I saw 4. In fact (super nerd alert), no year has ever cracked double digits before this one. So, it really was quite a year and this may be a wuss answer, but I have to declare a tie between Clutch and Tim Williams. Maybe it was all of those beards, but those shows rocked."

Rob Wood

Favorite Local Album: Vandolah To the Moon
Favorite National Album: "While In Rainbows was a very fine album and not a Radiohead retread, the album that surprised me the most and carried The Wood all the way through was Friend and Foe by Menomena."
Favorite Local Show: Definitely Gary with Left Lane Cruiser and Poopdeflex at O'Sullivans
Favorite National Show: "The Teeth (Part II) with The High Strung and Orange Opera at Mid City Grill. And what a year, huh? I am sitting here thinking, 'That beat out Dr. Dog, Loretta Lynn, Ike Reilly, Tim Williams and a host of other solid shows I saw, not to mention the ones I missed.'"

Ty Causey

Favorite Local Album: "I didn't get to hear too many local releases."
Favorite National Album: Najee Rising Sun
Favorite Local Show: The Geo Trio "I love those guys!"
Favorite National Show: "I didn't attend any."

Tasha DeNae

Favorite Local Album: "My mix-tape, Who Am I?
Favorite National Album: Alicia Keys As I Am
Favorite Local/National Show: "Lil Wayne, Fortune 500 Boys and myself at the Coliseum."

Kevin Hambrick

Favorite Local Album: Vandolah To the Moon
Favorite National Album: Dr. Dog We All Belong "Big surprise!"
Favorite Local/National Show: The Orange Opera with Dr. Dog at Sunset Hall

Jabin Burnworth

Favorite Local Album: Mister Doctor Professor Mister Doctor Professor
Favorite National Album: Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Favorite Local Show: "Man, I can't pick one. All Nite Skate, Streetlamps for Spotlights, Caleb Jehl and Missing Murderers all rocked The Firehouse."
Favorite National Show: The Paper Chase at The Firehouse

Fatima Washington

Favorite Local Album: "It's a tie between ANDROMEDA Blue Collar Music and Ty Causey Expressions."
Favorite National Album: Alicia Keys As I Am
Favorite Local Show: Pillars of Society on Fort Wayne Reader presents: Live On Stage
Favorite National Show: Lyfe Jennings at Piere's

Sankofa

Favorite Local Album: I, Wombat I, Wombat
Favorite National Album: N/A
Favorite Local Show: "My CD release party. Friends and music combined to make a Brass Railed Megatron of fun."
Favorite National Show: Sunny Taylor's CD release party at C2G

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