* Locals The Non-Commissioned Officers just landed their tune “Evolve” in a series of Garnier Fructis commercials. “Evolve” was co-penned by Non-Comms siblings Eric and Jordan Lehning, along with local ivory-tickler Skylar Wilson. Wilson, you might recall, frequently collaborates with Caitlin Rose and was one of the many locals to land a small part in Country Strong. Each of the Garn-Froo commercials features a pretty adorable monkey. There’s the full, two-minute version above, plus 30-second spots here and here. Congrats to those boys.
* Vimeo user djb posted some footage from KORT’s debut show at Betty’s on Oct. 14. The Spin was there — as were plenty of copies of this issue of the Scene — and the clip in question features performances of “Only a Memory Away,” “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now” and Jefferson Airplane’s “Today.” According to Grimey’s, you can still call and reserve a copy of KORT’s Invariable Heartache on CD or vinyl right now. The physical copies are currently in transit from Germany. Psssst! In case you couldn’t discern my opinion based on the 3,400+ words' worth of ink I spilled over KORT, I think the record is really, really good.
* Word is that the Circuit Benders’ Ball went well over the weekend, and there’s a video of experimental artist Tim Kaiser’s ominous, inter-dimensional, sonic-manipulation performance right here. He talks a bit about his crazy gear at the end.
* Local-music-touting ne’er-do-well Dean Shortland is at it again with that incorrigible character of his, Tex Rambunctious. Part 3 of the Tex series was shot by John Ritchie from Carl’s Country Club. I hate to encourage any Australian to do a Texan accent, but the guy’s got spunk. Gallons and gallons of spunk. Tex will allegedly be hosting Happy Valley’s “Haunted Valley” block party event between 12th & Porter and Mai this Saturday, Oct. 30, so feel free to tell him what you think. Ying Yang Twins will be there.