Tied for first (with Birds of Maya) for the absolute greatest hi-energy psych/sleaze outfit that this earth has ever witnessed, PURLING HISS ships off for 5 weeks across these United States. You'd have to be a lobotomized meathead to miss this one...
Tue-Oct-19 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Wed-Oct-20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 Thu-Oct-21 Atlanta, GA The Earl Fri-Oct-22 Birmingham, AL The Nick Sat-Oct-23 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge Sun Oct-24 Cleveland OH @ NOW THATS CLASS Mon-Oct-25 Toledo, OH Mickey Finn Tue-Oct-26 Covington, OH Mad Hatters Wed-Oct-27 Columbus, OH Skully’s Thu-Oct-28 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig Fri-Oct-29 Indianapolis, IN White Rabbit Cabaret Sat-Oct-30 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle Sun-Oct-31 Chicago INSTORE @ PERMANENT RECORDS Sun-Oct-31 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle Mon-Nov-01 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Thu-Nov-04 Seattle, WA Neumos Sat-Nov-06 Portland, OR Berbatis Pan Tue-Nov-09 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop Thu-Nov-11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex Sat-Nov-13 San Diego, CA Casbah Sun-Nov-14 Pheonix, AZ Trunk Space Wed-Nov-17 San Antonio, TX The Korova Thu-Nov-18 Austin, TX Emo’s Fri-Nov-19 Dallas, TX Club Dada Sat-Nov-20 Little Rock, AR Whitewater Tavern Sun-Nov-21 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
Thu-Nov-23 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade Wed-Nov-24 Washington, DC Black Cat (backstage) Fri-Nov-26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas Fri-Dec-03 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Most dates w/ KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS. No KV at the Cleveland date though. However, there's going to be a british comedy marathon immediately preceding the gig that day. And here's a photo of a Violator...
Attention Mid-Atlantic Readers. Everyone is invited to come watch WATERSPORTS, a self-described new-age music group featuring members of BLUES CONTROL, perform at the Latvian Society in Philadelphia on Friday October 15 at 8pm. The Latvian Society stands proudly at 531 N 7th Street. This event is worth attending if only for the rare privilege of knocking 'em back at one of the most pleasant and tasteful bars in town. Also on the bill, WATERY LOVE member Meg Baird and an act called Colossal Yes.
note: Due to some errant keystrokes, the layout of this weblog has taken a turn for the worse.
As previously mentioned, this web presence has been suspiciously silent. Please don't mistake a lack of communication for a period of inactivity. Things have been busy as ever around here. There's been live music gigs, catastrophic weather conditions, beer guzzling weekends, quarterback controversies, arm wrestling tournaments, LFL matches, and a pennant race to hold one's attention. Clearly, it's been difficult to find the time and attention to hunt and peck transmissions to the faithful readers and TestosterFans out there.
Thankfully, a handful of competing media outlets have been intelligent enough to know a good story when they see one.
Take a peak at the interview that WBSTYN author Tony Rettman was able to pry from the famously coy members of BIRDS OF MAYA.
PURLING HISS got a nod from the PW over here. Everybody already knows that Hissteria needs to get crammed into each and every record collection, but not quite everyone knows about HISSTOURIA. It'll be an exhaustive and exhausting trip through the US. Check back for dates and get in touch if you'd like this tour to wrap through your town. Particularly if you live in Pacific Northwest or California.
Most of those PH dates will be with KURT VILE & his world-class VIOLATORS. The Granduciel/Zeng/Trbovich lineup has cleared their plates and the continental US is in for a treat. Peak dates here.
WATERY LOVE was featured on the YellowGreenRed website over here and they'll soon be given the full treatment as the grace the cover of a yet to be published print magazine called Put The Music In Its Coffin. Some of you might like to know that WL will be playing with TACO LEG (Perth) in Philadelphia on Dec 1.
The drive-time staple, MUSIC FOR YOUR METHLAB, came to a careful and calculated halt recently. Read the story right here. And if you had failed to request a complementary copy of the 'Best of the Methlab' compact disc? You're out of luck.
And the Richie Records // TestosterTunes label itself is the subject of a recent feature at the Terminal Boredom web magazine. This one is possibly worth a cursory skim.