Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Shows of the week: Man Man, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, O'Death and more!


Monday, September 17th - BIRDS OF AVALON @ the Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN w/ The Fucking Champs!
If you're familiar w/ Raleigh's BIRDS OF AVALON, odds are you're a fan of their psychedelic sonic rip-rock ala Blue Cheer / Sir Lord Baltimore and odds are you're as stoked as we are for the endless touring, taking them around the country w/ the likes of the Fucking Champs, Ted Leo, Riverboat Gamblers, and starting next week, the one and only, Flaming Lips. This week, pack yourself a monster bowl and head for the Triple Rock for a large dose of the heavy!

Tuesday, September 18th - BIG BUSINESS @ the Showbox in Seattle w/ The Melvins!
Not much needs to be said about this ridiculous tour, excpet to point out that BIG BUSINESS are headed back to their home-town of Seattle to blow minds one more time. Will they get heckled for moving to LA, or heralded for their non-stop rock attack that's been garnering them world-wide success unlike any they've seen before? For entertainment's sake, let's hope it's a healthy mix of both.

Wednesday, September 19th - O'DEATH @ The Rickshaw Shop in San Francisco w/ Rock Plaza Central!
The West Coast is about to be blessed w/ some of the best home-grown appalachian-punk the world of rock has possibly ever seen. Supporting the re-release of their debut album "Head Home" - Brooklyn's O'DEATH play some of the most heartfelt and boot stompin' rock this side of the Mississippi. If you're in SF or LA, definitely make it a point not to miss what will undoubtedly be one of the standout shows of the year.

Thursday, September 20th - MAN MAN @ The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia w/ The Wrens and The A-Sides
Attention Philadelphia: On this day, local Philadelphia musicians mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Trevor Butler. Vinyl copies of the new Coyote record, one of Butler's bands, will be given away to all who attend, and proceeds for this show will go to Butler's family. If you can not attend and would like to make a donation, you can visit this website .

Thursday, September 20th - THE AUSTERITY PROGRAM @ Europa in Brooklyn w/ Ulver!
Get ready for a night of machine-gun brutality as Astoria's AUSTERITY PROGRAM grace us w/ a rare performance supporting their latest release "Black Madonna," out now on Hydra Head, and talk about their sales war w/ Coalesce. Ulver also brings some surprises this night as they celebrate their new album on The End Records.

Friday, September 21st - FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS @ Williamsburg Music Hall (formerly North Six) w/ Les Savy Fav!
Hell yeah! What better way to spend a Friday night then to witness a rare appearance from underground spazz-rock legends, the FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS, as they open for the critically acclaimed Les Savy Fav. Listen to the Guilloteens sing about "Quantum Fucking" and wile the f*ck out! FFG are easily one of the sickest live bands you'll ever see (w/ your pants off. what?)

Friday, September 21st - THE BLACK SWANS @ Cafe Bourbon St in Columbus, OH
Following up their acclaimed and uncomfortable Sex Brain EP, The Black Swans remove tongue from cheek and pour forth the reconciliation and reconstruction of spirit. Raw and contrary, Change! is a slow-burner that slips through the fingers, taking a left turn to Twin Peaks. Dark and sweet...Appalachian and learned in its sweep.

Saturday, September 22nd - YAKUZA @ The Empty Bottle in Chicago w/ Zoroaster and Withered!
For the past few years, YAKUZA has been receieving critical acclaim across the board from the likes of metal, jazz, and mainstream-music publications world-wide, ackowledging the band's groundbreaking diversity. YAKUZA incorporates the sounds of heavy-metal, avant-jazz, and psyche-rock, creating a sound that rivals just about anything being recorded in the modern day heavy music scene. Catch this special one-off show before the band takes off w/ Justin Broadrick's Jesu late this Fall.

Sunday, September 23rd - LEWIS & CLARKE @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia w/ Bat For Lashes!
Currently laying down some of the most precious songs put to wax, PA's LEWIS & CLARKE prepare to kickoff the first proper US tour in support of their latest release, "Blasts of Holy Birth," this Sunday, as they travel New England, Canada and the Midwest w/ friends and fellow saviors of music, BAT FOR LASHES. Come take part in what many consider a spiritually uplifting experience, and witness some of the most talented and talked about song-crafters pioneering today's modern, orchestral, "post-folk neo-baroque" movement.

Sunday, September 23rd - WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY @ The Knitting Factory in NYC w/ The Subhumans!
This Sunday, THE WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY join fores w/ one of punk rock's living legends, the almighty SUBHUMANS, to give the youngins a quick history lesson. Currently on the road supporting their latest release "Addicted To Bad Ideas," (Chunksaah) The Inferno are about to blow minds around the country as their endless tour schedule sees them on the road first w/ The Subhumans, then w/ the Bouncing Souls and Modern Life is War, and ending the year w/ a nation-wide jaunt w/ Against Me!

Also this week:

Thu Sep 20 2007 Beerland Austin, Texas
Fri Sep 21 2007 Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar San Antonio, Texas
Sat Sep 22 2007 Soundpony Tulsa, Oklahoma

w/ The Melvins
Tue Sep 18 2007 The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Wed Sep 19 2007 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Fri Sep 21 2007 Aggie Theater Ft. Collins, Colorado
Sat Sep 22 2007 Gothic Theatre Denver, Colorado
Sun Sep 23 2007 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado

w/ The Fucking Champs
Mon Sep 17 2007 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tue Sep 18 2007 Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Wed Sep 19 2007 Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
Thu Sep 20 2007 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Fri Sep 21 2007 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah

Wed Sep 19 2007 Barfly -UK Birmingham
Thu Sep 20 2007 Wedgewood Rooms - UK Portsmouth
Fri Sep 21 2007 Cornerhouse - UK Middlesborough
Sat Sep 22 2007 Zodiac - UK Oxford
Sun Sep 23 2007 Academy 3 - UK Manchester

Thu Sep 20 2007 Circle of Hope Philadelphia, PA
Sun Sep 23 2007 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA w/ Bat For Lashes

w/ Rock Plaza Central
Tue Sep 18 2007 Lobot Gallery Oakland, California
Wed Sep 19 2007 Rickshaw Shop San Francisco, California
Thu Sep 20 2007 The Echo Los Angeles, California
Sat Sep 22 2007 Pomona College--- Dom’s Lounge Claremont, California
Sun Sep 23 2007 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona

Thu Sep 20 2007 Casa Cantina (JD solo show) Athens, Ohio
Fri Sep 21 2007 Cafe Bourbon St. Columbus, Ohio

w/ The Subhumans
Mon Sep 17 2007 Map Room Charleston, South Carolina
Tue Sep 18 2007 Asheville Arts Center Asheville, North Carolina
Wed Sep 19 2007 20th Century Theater Cincinnati, Ohio
Thu Sep 20 2007 Mr Smalls Millvale (pittsburgh), Pennsylvania
Fri Sep 21 2007 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sat Sep 22 2007 Otto Bar Baltimore, Maryland
Sun Sep 23 2007 Knitting Factory New York, New York

Sun Sep 23 2007 Fleischer Art Memorial Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Christian Wolff
Sun Sep 23 2007 Bowerbird Concert Series Philadelphia, Pennsylvania