MAHA announcement eminent, New Jake Bellows, The Golden Age returns (sort of)…

Category: Blog — @ 6:03 pm April 12, 2010

by Tim McMahan,

My allergies got the best of me this weekend. I’m hoping they retreat quickly as there are a number of promising shows this week, including Girls tomorrow night, A Weather on Wednesday, Little Brazil and Digital Leather at the boats Friday, the Slumber Party Records showcase also Friday night, and Bloodcow/Saudi Arabia and the Students of Crime debut both Saturday night. Someone, get me a Zyrtec.

A few items worth mentioning today…

— The remaining headlining bands — three of them — are about to be announced by the MAHA Festival organizers, possibly as early as tomorrow. I’m willing to bet you’ll be surprised by at least a couple of them.

–Jake Bellows has a rocking new track posted on called “If You Can Wait,” available for download for a mere $1.29. It’s well worth it. While you’re there, also download the amazing “Should You Ever Change Your Mind,” also just $1.29. This is the new business model, folks. Be a part of it.

— Finally, it came to my attention that the infamous lost full-length from Lincoln band The Golden Age is now available for free download right here. According to the site, The Golden Age was frontman Rob Hawkins, bassist Ian Aellio and drummer Tim Jensen, though when I saw them play at Sokol Underground in early ’03 opening for Simon Joyner (review here) there were six people on stage, and the word in the crowd was that these guys were destined to be the next band on Saddle Creek Records. Well, that never happened. TGA did release an EP called Calla Lily, but then just faded away. This full-length is worth checking out for more than history’s sake.

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