Tonight, three Central Ohio ex-pats will join forces for a show at the Rockwood Music Hall. Jon Chinn will start out the evening and will be followed by JP Olsen, who will be joined by Aaron Lee Tasjan (pictured above). Tasjan, who put the show together, will headline with a set of his own. The guitarist, who is originally from the Columbus suburb of New Albany, has put together an impressive resume since leaving home less than a decade ago. He was a founding member of Semi Precious Weapons, has toured with the New York Dolls and Kevin Kinney (Drivin’ n’ Cryin’), and recorded one of his songs, “Streets of Galilee,” with Pat Green, which reached number 15 on the US Country Billboard Charts. He also fronts the Madison Square Gardeners, which features three other Central Ohio transplants, and plays in BP Fallon & The Bandits, which also includes former Blondie members Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison, and Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagen. Additionally, he has a side project, Enemies, with a few of the Gardeners, and has recorded on his own. This past November, Aaron released The Thinking Man’s Filth EP; check out a song, “Everything That I Have Is Broken,” from the record below.
Tonight, Aaron will be backed by drummer Anton Fier (the leader of the Golden Palominos, a former member of The Feelies and Pere Ubu, and a Cleveland native) and bassist Chris Morrissey.