Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nylon Band Crush: Get Back Guinozzi!

A trippy-pop French band? C'est magnifique!

French pop runs the gamut, from Serge Gainsbourg to Stereo Total to the Plastiscines.

But if there’s anything they have in common, it’s making totally catchy, utterly whimsical, occasionally naughty songs—something that Get Back Guinozzi! has down pat.

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Brooklyn Vegan Talks Cave In Tourdates!

Cave In playing shows! - Knitting Factory in NYC, an East Coast tour w/ Trap Them (dates), free in ATL & LA (RSVP)

It was bound to happen, and now it has. Cave In will play NYC on 11/19 at Knitting Factory as part of a short east coast tour with Narrows and Trap Them! Ticket info is forthcoming.

October 7th The Masquerade Atlanta, GA^
October 8th The Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA^
November 19 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY*
November 20 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA*
November 21 Club Hell Providence, RI*
November 22 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA *

*w/ Trap Them and Narrows
^w/ Coalesce

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Jello Biafra + The Guantanamo School Of Medicine Announce Debut Album!

Jello Biafra
And The Guantanamo School of Medicine
Announce Debut Album, "The Audacity of Hype," out October 20th on Alternative Tentacles!

As frontman of the Dead Kennedys, America's most politically astute and savagely ironic punk rock band, Jello Biafra became a hero of the 1980s underground. Even if his musical projects since have been shorter-lived (his 1990s group Lard delivered his traditional polemic with an industrial rock backing) Biafra has not been idle. As record company boss, or spoken-word performer, he has continued to espouse leftist causes, even if music has not been a priority. Evidently, things have now changed, if not much. New band GSM contains familiar elements: Biafra's penetrating, highly strung vocals, some particularly heavy guitar playing, and of course, a unique take on modern life. New songs like Strength Through Shopping, meanwhile, demonstrate that this is a man still on a mission. - The Guardian UK

Though many of Jello Biafra’s “collaborations” (Lard, No WTO Combo, Tumor Circus, & records with Melvins, DOA, Nomeansno, & Mojo Nixon) would have been called solo albums by other artists, this is his first full-time working band since Dead Kennedys, and it shows. Also on board are Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms) Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey), Billy Gould (Faith No More), & Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol Triffid, Griddle).

In the twenty or so years since his brainchild Dead Kennedys officially disbanded, Jello Biafra has made a career of spoken word gigs interspersed with musical collaborations with some of the most compelling figures in underground music. Recording projects and touring with the likes of Melvins, No Means No, DOA, Mojo Nixon and Lard (with Ministry's Al Jorgensen) among others have kept his "hardcore as political weapon" message sharp, but the lack of his own band made these collaborations usually short-lived and left Biafra with a ton of songs that had never seen the light of day.

Inspired by The Stooges gig on Iggy Pop's 60th birthday gig in San Francisco, Biafra laid plans for his own 50th birthday party and finally decided it was time to start a band of his own. After cramming rehearsal for a month the four piece band called themselves Jello Biafra and the Axis Of Merry Evildoers! The band, which featured Jello, Billy Gould, Ralph Spight, & Jon Weiss, took the stage in a sold-out 2-night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Flush from that exhilarating triumph, the band did 9 months of rehearsal & writing, and added ace guitarist Kimo Ball. This led to the recording of "The Audacity of Hype."

Now christened Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine, the band's record was produced by Biafra and engineered by Hip Hop producer and long time Jello co-conspirator Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Digital Underground, Victims Family, Tumor Circus) at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA and San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios.

The band's twin guitar attack retains some of the space-punk overtones and spy-music-on-meth chaos of Dead Kennedys while adding a healthy dose of Detroit style proto-punk, flavored with Weiss' industrial excursions into metal percussion.

Topically, the album explores how our forced Iraqnophobia and Homeland Insecurity continues to feed lawlessness at the top ("The Terror Of Tiny Town") vs. a runaway police state and class war towards the bottom ("Three Strikes," "Electronic Plantation" (originally done by the No WTO Combo, Jello's one-off collaboration with Krist Novelselic (Nirvana) & Kim Thayil (Soundgarden). "Clean As A Thistle" becomes more timely every day as "Family Values" blowhards from Sanford to Berlusconi get caught in sinful trysts, while album closer "I Won't Give Up" offers an age of Obama anthem on how change comes from agitation from below, not from glamour and sound bites from the top.

Thirty years on, Jello Biafra has made an album that solidifies and expands his uncompromising vision and updates it for the new century, with a powerhouse band that promises to be a terrifying live machine, currently in Europe Jon's brother Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band, Ween, Butthole Surfers) filling the live bass position recently left vacant by Billy Gould's return to Faith No More.

* All of the art is by Shepard Fairey, with assistance from AT collaborator & graphic artist John Yates. The in-your-face art is a parody of the famous Obama “HOPE” poster by Shepard Fairey himself. Watch a clip of Jello talking about the band's debut album here, and check out a slew of rough versions of the songs below on the Guantanamo Myspace page!

The Audacity of Hype Tracklist
1. The Terror of Tinytown
2. Clean As A Thistle
3. New Feudalism
4. Panic Land
5. Electronic Plantation
6. Three Strikes
7. Strength Through Shopping
8. Pets Eat Their Master
9. I Won't Give Up

Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine Live!
Sat. October 31st Voodoo Experience New Orleans, LA

US Tourdates Coming Soon!

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BrooklynVegan Interviews Jesu / GREYMACHINE Frontman Justin Broadrick!

An Interview with Justin K. Broadrick
by Klaus Kinski

As a young mullet-headed headbanger growing up in the pre-internet late 80's and early 90's Cape Cod, my only resource for expanding my metal horizons was Metal Maniacs. Sure, I enjoyed the titans of that era (Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, etc) but what I craved was the most vile, lightning fast death metal in the world. Thanks to Metal Maniacs, I was exposed to the likes of Deicide, Napalm Death, Carcass, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Repulsion, Gorguts, Cathedral, Morgoth, and many many more. The one album from that era that immediately blew my mind, and has stayed an important part of my life, is Godflesh's Streetcleaner. To this day the bassy-death-rattle-feedback intro for the lead-off track "Like Rats" still gets me amped.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jambase Reviews Clutch's New Album "Strange Cousins From The West!"

Clutch: Strange Cousins From The West (Weathermaker)

There may be no more together hard rock band today than Clutch. While one's personal taste may argue the supremacy of say Mastadon or Drunk Horse, in their basic constitution this is as pure, inventive and motherfuckin' serious as rock 'n' roll comes. And like the best in their breed, Clutch, despite a passing resonance with their compatriots, deliver what is utterly there own, a vision rippling with muscle, covered in matted hair, howling like a wounded beast atop high vistas or snarling red-eyed in gullies. This is the animal that pounces on Strange Cousins From The West (released July 14 on Weathermaker Music), where the quartet continues their excavation of raspy blues with pummeling, brilliant efficiency.

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An Albatross Announces US Tourdates w/ Dark Meat, Lovvers and More!

An Albatross Live!
10.02.09 Fri Montreal, Quebec Pop Montreal Festival - Club Lambi w/ The Homosexuals, Chain and the Gang, Tyvek
10.24.09 Sat Brooklyn, New York Union Pool w/ Dark Meat, Lovvers
10.25.09 Sun Manhattan, New York Cake Shop w/ Dark Meat
10.26.09 Mon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Danger Danger Gallery w/ Dark Meat
10.27.09 Tue Washington, DC Black Cat w/ Dark Meat
10.28.09 Wed Baltimore, Maryland Talking Head w/ Dark Meat
10.29.09 Thu Charlotte, North Carolina Snug Harbor w/ Dark Meat
10.30.09 Fri Athens, Georgia 40 Watt w/ Dark Meat
10.31.09 Sat Atlanta, Georgia Star Bar w/ Dark Meat
11.02.09 Mon Orlando, Florida Will's Pub w/ Dark Meat
11.06.09 Fri Houston, Texas Free Press Block Party w/ Dark Meat
11.09.09 Mon Dallas, Texas The Lounge on Elm Street w/ All Leather
11.10.09 Tue El Paso, Texas Soho Lounge
11.12.09 Thu Phoenix, Arizona Modified Arts w/ All Leather
11.13.09 Fri San Diego, California Che Cafe w/ All Leather
11.14.09 Sat Los Angeles, California Spaceland w/ Lovvers, Le Face, Abe Vigoda
11.15.09 Sun Los Angeles, California The Smell
11.16.09 Mon San Francisco, California Elbo Room w/ Lovvers
11.20.09 Fri Portland, Oregon East End w/ Magick Daggers
11.21.09 Sat Seattle, Washington Comet Tavern
11.25.09 Wed Chicago, Illinois Reggies Live w/ Baroness

Friday, September 11, 2009

Punknews Reviews New Albums From Keelhaul and Cave In!

"Keelhaul's Triumphant Return To Obscurity"
(Hydra Head)

Keelhaul has determinedly resurrected the ghost of Killdozer’s and Karp’s sense of humor and attitude, but this time as a progressive thrash rock band. And while the band riffs harder than Geddy, Neal and Alex, you don’t have to worry about all those pathos getting in the way. Singing is sparse; time signatures are often turned on their head; syncopation is a requirement, but song titles like “Everything’s a Napkin” and “THC for One” put the kibosh on taking anything too seriously.

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Cave In
"Planets of Old"
(Hydra Head)

Fans of any of Cave In's previous work will find something to enjoy on their new EP, Planets of Old. Whether playing blistering metal akin to their Beyond Hypothermia days or classic rock riffs reminiscent of Jupiter, Cave In skirts the boundaries effortlessly, leaving their distinctive mark on each.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Iron Age Tour w/ Baroness and Earthless!

Iron Age Live!
Sept 19 Pedicab Bar San Antonio, TX
Sept 20 Red 7 Austin, TX
Oct 8 TBA Dallas, TX
Oct 9 Now That's Clas Cleveland, OH
Oct 10 Championship Vinyl Lemoyne, PA
Oct 12 Poor Alex Theatre Toronto, ON
Oct 13 Zoo Bizarre Montreal, Quebec
Oct 14 Skalpel HQ Sherbrooke, Quebec
Oct 15 TBA Boston, MA
Oct 16 Cake Shop New York, NY
Oct 17 Generation Records (day show) New York, NY
Oct 17 The Charleston Brooklyn, NY

Europe w/ Rise and Fall
Nov 6 2009 Jh Tydeeh Mol
Nov 7 2009 Cafe Nova Essen
Nov 8 2009 The Hare and the Hounds Birmingham
Nov 9 2009 The Marquee Norwitch
Nov 10 2009 Joseph’s Well Leeds
Nov 11 2009 Bar Academy London
Nov 12 2009 La Peniche Alternat Paris
Nov 13 2009 Warm Audio Decines / Lyon
Nov 14 2009 Latte + Club Brescia
Nov 15 2009 Schlachthaus Dornbirn
Nov 16 2009 Feierwerk - Sunny Red Munchen
Nov 17 2009 Kuckucksnest Berchtesgarden
Nov 18 2009 TBA Wien
Nov 19 2009 TBA Warsaw
Nov 21 2009 JZ Riot Lichtenstein
Nov 22 2009 TBA Stockholm
Nov 23 2009 Hafenklang Hamburg
Nov 24 2009 Cassiopeia Berlin
Nov 25 2009 JUZ Mannheim
Nov 26 2009 Dynamo Eindhoven
Nov 27 2009 AJZ Bielefeld
Nov 28 2009 TBA Ghent

US w/ Baroness
Dec 2 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 3 Troubadour Hollywood, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 4 The Casbah San Diego, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 5 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ w/ Earthless
Dec 7 Emo's Austin, TX
Dec 8 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Dec 9 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Dec 10 The Social Orlando, FL
Dec 11 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Earthless Live!

US w/ Baroness
Nov 18 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Nov 19 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Nov 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 21 Middle East Boston, MA
Nov 22 The Tralf Buffalo, NY
Nov 24 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Nov 25 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Nov 27 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Nov 28 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Nov 29 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Nov 30 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 2 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 3 Troubadour Hollywood, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 4 The Casbah San Diego, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 5 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ w/ Iron Age

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

These Arms Are Snakes Release Digital Single "Washburn" * Kickoff Full US Tour This Weekend!

Stream "Washburn" @!

These Arms Are Snakes Live!
SUN SEP 13 – Vancouver BC, Biltmore Cabaret
TUE SEP 15 – Calgary AB, Broken City
WED SEP 16 – Edmonton AB, Pawn Shop
THU SEP 17 – Saskatoon SK, Amigo’s
FRI SEP 18 – Winnipeg MB, Royal Albert Arms Hotel
SAT SEP 19 – Fargo ND, The Aquarium
SUN SEP 20 – Minneapolis MN, 7th Street Entry
TUE SEP 22 – Chicago IL, Subterranean
WED SEP 23 – Pontiac MI, The Pike Room
THU SEP 24 – Rochester NY, The Bug Jar
FRI SEP 25 - Brooklyn NY, Shea Stadium
SAT SEP 26 – New York NY, Mercury Lounge
SUN SEP 27 – Cambridge MA, TT the Bear’s
MON SEP 28 – Philadelphia PA, Kung Fu Necktie
TUE SEP 29 – Washington DC, DC9
WED SEP 30 – Chapel Hill NC, Local 506
HU OCT 1 – Atlanta GA, Star Community Bar
FRI OCT 2 – Tallahassee FL, Club Downunder
SAT OCT 3 – Orlando FL, Will’s Pub
MON OCT 5 – Baton Rouge LA, Spanish Moon 
TUE OCT 6 – Austin TX, Red 7
SAT OCT 10 – Los Angeles CA, Knitting Factory
MON OCT 12 - Los Angeles CA, The Smell
SUN OCT 11 – San Diego CA, The Casbah
TUE OCT 13 – Visalia CA, Cellar Door
WED OCT 14 – San Francisco CA, Bottom of the Hill
FRI OCT 16 – Portland OR, Rotture
SAT OCT 17 – Seattle WA, The Vera Project

Dark Meat Announce New Album and US Tour!

Dark Meat
Announce New Album, "Truce Opium," Out October 20th on Emergency Umbrella * US Tour w/ An Albatross * Fun Fun Fun Fest Appearance and More!

Imagine 15–20 people onstage all done up like hippie Indians, with horns, shakers and at least a few people who looked like they had nothing to do up there—spewed out a thick, danceable mass of sound! - Time Out NY

At the center of this maelstrom is McHugh himself, the ringleader and chief songwriter. Not only does he demonstrate résumé-quality personnel management skills, but his lyrics-- whether conjuring a dead friend, detailing an arduous spiritual journey, or just flipping the bird to anyone in earshot-- walk the line between angry and hopeful, fearful and fantastical. - Pitchfork

When first tasting Dark Meat, it’s important to have big ears as open to new sounds as possible. You need the sheer aural real estate, because otherwise it’s tough to fully absorb the impending longhaired hurricane. Rest assured, nothing sounds quite like them. As you descend into their lair of chaos and freakishness, prepare for unbridled, dirty sonic bliss. Dig beneath the grime and distortion, and you will strike it rich—free-jazz, acid-rock diamonds blanketed in punk rock coal. - Pop Matters

Athens Georgia’s multifarious psychedelic roadwarriors DARK MEAT have geared up for another get-go of pillage-and-freakout in the name of their newest offering, TRUCE OPIUM. A long period of lineup changes, label complications and heavy touring across North America and Europe has focused the band into a diamond-hard and transformative experience: they’ve trimmed their lineup to a highly-effective and barely-anemic 9-piece, and, in the process, have organically developed an intense and diverse instrumental chemistry. Truly, TRUCE OPIUM retains all the insane eccentricity, rawness and sonic bombast of their infamous live show, and evinces a sharpened essence and unified vision burnished by the last three years spent spraying themselves across the cosmos in their cramped tour-van.

In terms of heightened vision and sonic-execution, TRUCE OPIUM is a huge step forward for the band -- as it augments their celebrated Albert Ayler, Stooges and Neil Young obsessions with more a abstract, cosmic tack: pronounced Eastern influences abide via the use of acoustic drone instruments like tanpura, bulbul tarang and sitar, prayer-like group chants and the study and reverent application of polyharmonic Sygyt and Kargira Tuvan throat-singing. Last year, bandmembers workshopped, rehearsed and performed at The University of Georgia with a carnatic classical troupe from South India. This amazing and humbling opportunity, along with their involvement in several local improv, free-jazz and noise ensembles have broadened the band’s sonic and structural scope.

Deep Krautrock and Japanoise bearings also surface; their perpetual tour-van immersion in the sounds of NEU!, Amon Duul II, Les Rallizes Denudes, LSD and Boredoms push their willfully improvisational passages into weirder, wilder territory. And the vaunted Free Jazz and New Orleans Marching Band influences persist through The Vomit Lasers, Dark Meat’s longstanding horn-section. However, where the band once enthusiastically essayed pieces by The Ayler Brothers, Pharaoh Sanders and Sonny Sharrock, the ensemble has now organically assimilated the music’s feral energies and rarified colors into its aesthetics of arrangement, dynamic and performance. Make no mistake, though, TRUCE OPIUM, at its twisted heart, is a redblooded psych-rock record, as a lived-in and durable love of Velvet Underground, Yardbirds, MC5, Fairport Convention and Crazy Horse continually and joyously warps main songwriter Jim McHugh’s approach to composition and execution. And the passage of material into the raw hands of his seasoned collaborators dually insures that the resultant High Magic will be spirited, raw and unlike anything else you’ve every heard.

* Dark Meat share members with Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, Elf Power, Gnarls Barkley, Instruments, Lil Wayne's Touring Band (for real!) and Nymph.

Truce Opium Tracklist
The Faint Smell of Moss
Future Galaxies
No One Was Here
When The Shelter Came
Last of the Frontiersmen
Song of the New Year

Dark Meat Live!
Th Oct 22 Charlottesville VA Tea Bazaar
Sa Oct 24 Brooklyn NY Union Pool w/ An Albatross
Sa Oct 24 Brooklyn NY Glasslands
Su Oct 25 New York City NY Cake Shop w/ An Albatross
Mo Oct 26 Philadelphia PA Danger Danger w/ An Albatross
Tu Oct 27 Washington DC Black Cat Backstage w/ An Albatross
We Oct 28 Baltimore MD Talking Head w/ An Albatross
Th Oct 29 Charlotte NC Snug Harbor w/ An Albatross
Fr Oct 30 Athens GA 40 Watt w/ An Albatross
Sa Oct 31 Atlanta GA Star Bar w/ An Albatross
Sun Nov 1 Ybor City FL Crobar
Mo Nov 2 Orlando FL Will's Pub w/ An Albatross
Fr Nov 6 Houston TX Free Press Block Party w/ An Albatross
Sa Nov 7 Monterey MX Monterey Festival
Su Nov 8 Austin TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The NY Times Previews Do Make Say Think at Columbia University!

Pop and Rock Listings

DO MAKE SAY THINK (Thursday) In the spirit of Godspeed You Black Emperor — or its sister ensemble, A Silver Mt. Zion OrchestraDo Make Say Think is a brainy, instrumental post-rock band from Canada that favors slow, excruciatingly dramatic guitar swells. But, unlike its peers, Do Make Say Think has a jazzy bent, which keeps its music from feeling too self-serious or immobile. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, (212) 854-7799,; $20. (Petrusich)

The Maze Announces Full Lineup Including Calvin Johnson, The Coathangers and More!

TROUBLE Presents:
You Are Here (AKA The Maze)
Installation & Performance Festival 2009

September 10 - October 2, 2009
Death By Audio: 49 South 2nd St, Brooklyn
Doors @ 8pm; performances 9pm – late EVERY NIGHT!
open bar by Delicious Beverages Friday – Sunday, 8pm – 10pm
$8 at the door

Participating artists include: TROUBLE (Sam Hillmer & Laura Paris) // Calvin Johnson // Screaming Females // Mick Barr // Up Died Sound // Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities // Alexis Gideon // Ty Segal // Regattas // Nine 11 Thesaurus // Sam Mickens // Dome Theater // Mike Pride // Extra Life // Pygmy Shrews // John Fell Ryan // The Coathangers // Desolation Wilderness // Random Cutting // Excepter // Symbol // Zs // Arrington Dionyso // Dan Friel // Mega Calderos // Chuck Bettis // Pterodactyl // Normal Love // Vaz // Make A Rising // Clan of the Cave Bear // Electroputas // High Red Center // The Sian Alice Group // The Present // Loud Objects // Grooms // Symbol // Shooting Spires // Crash Diet Crew // Videohippos

You Are Here (The Maze) is a performance festival in a sculptural maze taking place at Williamsburg's Death By Audio from September 10 - October 2, 2009. Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers. Participating artists in the 3-week festival include Calvin Johnson, Screaming Females, Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities, Zs, Excepter, Mick Barr, The Coathangers, The Present, Loud Objects, Grooms, Shooting Spires, Extra Life, Mike Pride, Dan Friel, Pterodactyl, Nine 11 Thesaurus, and many many others.

The following performance schedule should be used only as a loose guide. You Are Here subverts prefab expectations for both audiences and performers - there is no prescribed order, start time or end time, duration, location of performance, relation of audience to performers, and so on. All of the participating artists have been asked to create something site-specific since the performances will, in fact, take place within the maze. Audiences will be asked only to expect something unusual.

Maze Schedule:

Thursday 9.10.09
Skeletons Big Band
Knyfe Hyts 81
Dan Friel
Social Junk
+Delicious Beverages

Friday 9.11.09
The Sian Alice Group
Nine 11 Thesaurus
Experimental Dental School
Reading Rainbow
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.12.09
Extra Life
Pygmy Shrews
Up Died Sound
SETH (jeff and lala from excepter)
Interdependence Project
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.13.09
The Present
Opsvik & Jennings
Rich Johnson
Blast Off!
+Delicious Beverages

Monday 9.14.09
Calvin Johnson
Arrington Dionyso
Desolation Wildnerness
City Center

Tuesday 9.15.09
Loud Objects
Twisty Cat
Random Cutting
Mega Calderos

Wednesday 9.16.09
White Suns
Chaos Magic
Little Big
Buckets of Bile
Bird Music

Thursday 9.17.09
PC Worship
Dome Theater

Friday 9.18.09
Ty Segal
The Mantles
The Holy Experiment
BJ Rubin
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.19.09
High Red Center
Alexis Gideon
Make A Rising
Shelly Short
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.20.09
Clan of the Cave Bear
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk
+Delicious Beverages

Monday 9.21.09
Sam Mickens/Mike Pride Duo

Tuesday 9.22.09
Drummer's Corpse
Hunter Gatherer
Aaron Seigel
Meredith Arena

Wednesday 9.23.09
Shooting Spires
Grafitti Monsters
Crime Novels
Lord Easy

Thursday 9.24.09
Sam Hillmer/ Arrington Dionsyo Duo
Charlie Looker
Daniel Carter Quartet
Total Bolsheviks

Friday 9.25.09
Chuck Bettis / Mario Diaz de Leon
BJ Rubin<
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages

Saturday 9.26.09
The Sleepy Doug Shaw
Hannah Marcus / Tianna Kennedy
The Screaming Females
Cheap Ventilators
The Weird Fantasy Band
+Delicious Beverages

Sunday 9.27.09
Laurel Halo
The Slowest Runner in the World
Post Abortion Stress

Monday 9.28.09
Telecult powers
Syn. Toffs
Alterazioni Video Collective

Tuesday 9.29.09
The Coathangers
Xray Eyeballs

Wednesday 9.30.09
Emma Kupa (of Standard Fare)
Ava Luna

Thursday 10.1.09
Crash Diet Crew
Cntrl Top
Islands Eyelids
Deborah Karp/ Meredith Arena

Friday 10.2.09
Mick Barr
BJ Rubin
Dome Theater
+Delicious Beverages

More about this year's maze...
The anti-festival festival OR why this festival is different from all other festivals:

You Are Here was first presented by Trouble at Chashama's Visual Arts Space in Midtown Manhattan. This year’s maze returns to Brooklyn and is a real for us by us type of affair. You Are Here is a festival drawn from within the scene, not the work of corporate sponsored parties wishing to develop markets. No one gets free shoes or gift bags full of stuff and the festival doesn’t push any specific beverage or brand. This festival also won't fly people in from all over and make a big super-festival. You Are Here is a local affair, mostly local bands will play, and many of them have personal and ongoing relationships with each other and with Trouble. You Are Here is about Brooklyn and about the diy scene in New York in general. It’s about activism and about relationships and about immediacy and not least about a community that, perhaps in spite of the internet, still exists on a local level.

More about TROUBLE (Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris):
You Are Here is also about domesticity in several senses, not least of which is the fact that the artists Trouble (Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris) are in fact a married couple with a child and a home in Bushwick which also houses both of their studios. As any one who is an artist knows, your relationship is either part of your creative life or it’s competing with it. Trouble plants themselves firmly in the first category with their work together on the maze. Together, they are devoted to creating extreme environments that have no exterior, public art both condoned and illegal, and other kinds of visual/sound art intended to be used for some purpose. Their work is about community, spirituality, politics, craft, and beauty. Outreach is a part of all of their projects, as is what they call “in-reach:" designing events that strengthen the ties within the DIY art community and the art world as a whole. The inspiration behind the imagery in this year's Maze project includes "the six realms" from Tibetan Buddhism and other elements of Buddhist cosmological theory.

“Whether you are a big deal or a small deal, there is always some type of deal going on” - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Other partners in this project include Death By Audio, Entertainment for Everyone, Panache Booking, Social Registry, and Build It Green.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Fader and Russian Circles Leak First Song From New Album * Announce US Tour w/ Red Sparowes and Young Widows!

Premiere: Russian Circles, “Malko” MP3

The guitar, bass and drums all get their individual moments here—the bass keeping the song from creeping into piqued riffing, the guitar sharply avoiding soloing while still crushing, and the drums staying fascinated with how much pounding they can milk out.

(((Check out the full writeup and download "Malko" here!)))

Russian Circles Live!


28 - Cincinnati OH - The Mad Hatter *
29 - Atlanta GA - The Earl *
30 - Gainesville FL - THE FEST 8 @ Common Grounds
31 - Orlando FL - The Backbooth*


02 - Birmingham AL - The Bottletree*
03 - Baton Rouge LA - Spanish Moon*
04 - Little Rock AR - Juanita’s*
05 - Denton TX - Rubber Gloves*&
06 - Houston, TX - Rudyards *&
07 - Austin TX - Waterloo Park FUN FUN FUN FEST
08 - Oklahoma City OK - Conservatory *&
10 - Albuquerque NM - Launchpad *&
11 - Phoenix AZ - The Clubhouse *&
12 - San Diego CA - The Casbah *&

* With Young Widows
& With Red Sparowes

The Bouncing Souls Premiere New Song "Badass!"

Stream the new song "Badass" and enter the "BADASS CONTEST" here!

The Bouncing Souls Live!

Sep 1 2009 Cafe La Peche Paris
Sep 2 2009 Entrepot Brugges
Sep 3 2009 Backage Munich
Sep 4 2009 2 Days a Week Festival Wiesen
Sep 6 2009 Rock Planet Pinarella
Sep 8 2009 Music Box Lisboa
Sep 9 2009 Sala Live Madrid
Sep 10 2009 Sala KGB Barcelona

Canadian Tour w/ Youth Brigade, Off With Their Heads and more!
Sep 23 2009 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electrique
Sep 24 2009 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
Sep 25 2009 - Guelph, ON - Vinyl
Sep 26 2009 - London, ON - Call The Office
Sep 27 2009 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sep 30 2009 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
Oct 1 2009 - Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
Oct 2 2009 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
Oct 3 2009 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
Oct 4 2009 - Banff, AB - Wild Bills
Oct 6 2009 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
Oct 7 2009 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theater

US Tour w/ Bayside and Broadway Calls!
Oct 21 2009 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Oct 22 2009 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 23 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct 24 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Sim's
Oct 25 2009 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
Oct 27 2009 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Oct 28 2009 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
Oct 29 2009 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 30 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Oct 31 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Nov 03 2009 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov 04 2009 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Nov 05 2009 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Nov 06 2009 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Nov 07 2009 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre

+ More dates coming soon!

Brooklynvegan Talks New Cloak/Dagger Album!

Cloak/Dagger releasing new album (MP3), playing The Fest

You know what separates a John Reis project from almost every other punk band out there? The man has soul. Richmond punks Cloak/Dagger understand the power of the groove and are back to prove it with a new album due this fall! Lost Art is due on 11/3 and the band has dropped of the first taste of the LP in the form of "I Don't Need A" available for download above! Preorder Lost Art at their label, Jade Tree.

Click to read more and to download the first single, "I Don't Want A," here!