Ohio Underground

On February 27, 2014, the Center for Folklore Studies and Smog Veil Records partnered to present a trio of events about the underground music scene in Cleveland Ohio. Events were co-sponsored by The Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Departments of English, Comparative Studies, Dance and History, and Used Kids Records.

Overview of Events

Panel & Discussion: Creating a Folklore of the Present and Future: Peter Laughner, The Black Orchid Society, and The Northeastern Ohio Music Scene, 1969-1977. Panel discussion with Frank Mauceri, Nick Blakey, Andrew Russ

Student Workshop with panelists Frank Mauceri, Nick Blakey, Andrew Russ

Performance Talk by David Thomas


Black Orchid Panel (5 videos total)







Columbus Alive featured an article about David Thomas and his performance-talk on February 27th hosted about the CFS. Click here to read the article.

Ghost Cult Magazine also featured an article about the performance. Click here to read the article.

Vents magazine featured an interview with Frank Mauceri about the performance by David Thomas. Check out page number 60 on the 44th Issue of Vents magazine.

(Photo of David Thomas- courtesy of Robert Allen on http://www.ubuprojex.com/dtpix.html)