Welcome to my Schwa! page. I would like to thank Rob Neumann for helping me rip apart the old database and restructuring the new one, as well as many other helps along the way. There are also many other people I would like to thank for helping me record setlists and reviews over the years.
FROM: dub DATE: March 26, 2013
SUBJECT: Schwa Set to Release Another Studio Recording
ekoostik hookah is set to release their ninth studio recording, Brij. The release date was speculated as "soon", but without a set in stone definition. The recording is currently in a finished state, with it being at the printers for duplication. The song tracks remain a mystery, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see what kind of joy the band brings to us this time around.
FROM: dub DATE: March 9, 2013
SUBJECT: the 'ville Announced
The 'Ville not only sports a somewhat new name, but a new location, 20 miles from Canton and 50 miles from Cleveland. This years spring event will take place at Clay's Park, in North Lawrence, Ohio over Memorial Day weekend. Other acts include Rusted Root, Colonel Bruce Hampton, and The Congress. There are a limited number of $65 dollar tickets, before the $15 increase. Early bird is Friday night for an additional $20, and there is a Sunday only ticket for $50. For more information, please visit their site at thevillefestival.com.
FROM: dub DATE: January 27, 2013
SUBJECT: What's All the Hoopla?
Due to a change in their original agreement, hookah has canned their tri-yearly "Hookah In the Hills" event that usually takes place at Poston Lake near Athens, OH. In place of this event, they have schedule their own new festival, El Ranchero, to take place at the beloved Frontier Ranch. Hookah In the Hills has been renamed Hoopla In the Hills and will still take place the same weekend. Anyone disappointed about the move who has already purchased Hoopla In the Hills tickets, can contact Curtis with Big Events Presents for a refund.
Coming Soon! These pages will be short bios, their individual history with the band and future interviews with current band members. Click on their names below to go to their page:
Although this is not an official site of ekoostik hookah, I will attempt to portray an accurate representation of the band's history since their inception - sometime around April of 1991.
My beginning attachment to this scene started with Dave Katz, pre-hookah. He was in Local Color at the time, when he eventually had an incling to go his own way and do his own thing.
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Here is a list of Schwa related links, including official sites, message boards, downloads, and more: