Daily Distraction: Download new music and support Thirty One West

Joel Oliphint
joliphint@columbusalive.com
The marquee at Thirty One West in Newark

Tomorrow (Friday, July 3), Bandcamp is again waiving its share of fees so that sales of music on the site go straight to artists (or whichever organization an artist chooses to donate to). To go along with the promotion, historic Newark, Ohio, venue Thirty One West is releasing Ballroom Revival Sessions Vol. I

The digital album features the earliest recordings made at Thirty One West, when the venue invited artists to play songs there during demolition and construction of the space circa 2014-2016. The collection features songs from Sean Rowe, Ari Hest and other national acts, plus Columbus bands Playing to Vapors, Field Sleeper, Jordan Kirk and more. Head to the venue's Bandcamp page tomorrow to download the full album, which will also arrive with two secret bonus tracks.

For a preview, here's Sean Rowe performing "To Leave Something Behind" in the under-construction space in 2015: