Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Event Announcement

December 1, 2010
@ Kong Fu Necktie
in Philadelphia



Monday, October 18, 2010

HISSTOURIA: Purling Hiss Hits The Highway

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, 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...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Night Train

Yo check it out. It's former Heavyweight Champ SONNY LISTON and he enjoys the music of James Brown just as much as the rest of us do.

Monday, October 11, 2010

WATERSPORTS in Philadelphia on Friday

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.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

it means 'good-bye' auf deutsch

me: Yo did you hear that that Auf Wiedersehn record is out?
4:49 PM Karen: yo
ya i heard the album was coing out
4:50 PM but i thought the real release date was next weekend
me: maybe it is
Karen: shows what i know
me: what the hell do i know
We'll make sure you get some copies
4:51 PM Karen: sweet
4:52 PM will you be in baltimore in a few weeks for sharkey's show maybe?
me: no
How's ol' dixie treatin ya?
Karen: it's good here. i like it lots. i can't complain.

Check your trusted sources to cop a copy. If that don't work, click over here.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

enough loungin' at the barbecues, drinkin' brews... time to catch up with the mild media blitz

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.