on tour and playing with
Merchandise, Ducktails, Mark McGuire and Iceage
3/19/2013 Phoenix AZ Dead Horse Warehouse w/ Merchandise
3/20/2013 San Diego CA Soda Bar w/ Merchandise
3/21/2013 Los Angeles CA The Echo w/ Merchandise, Ducktails, Mark McGuire
3/22/2013 Santa Ana CA Burgerama II w/ Merchandise
3/23/2013 Bakersfield CA Munoz Gym w/ Merchandise
3/24/2013 Santa Cruz CA The 418 Project w/ Merchandise
3/25/2013 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop w/ Merchandise, Iceage
3/26/2013 Oakland CA The New Parish w/ Merchandise, Iceage
3/28/2013 Portland OR Backspace w/ Merchandise
3/29/2013 Vancouver BC The Media Club w/ Merchandise
3/30/2013 Seattle WA Barboza w/ Merchandise
3/31/2013 Olympia WA Northern w/ Merchandise
4/2/2013 Boise ID Neurolux w/ Merchandise
4/3/2013 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court w/ Merchandise
4/4/2013 Denver CO Marquis Theater w/ Iceage
4/6/2013 Grinnell IA Grinnell College w/ Iceage
We were recently contacted by Bill Tucker, who shares the last name with Mark Tucker, but is actually the nephew of Shakey T. Colley / Louie Easily Hanley’s. His art is concerned with original copies of Batstew (hey, mine too). If you have one and you want to part with it, give him a ring.
We’ve decided to share this excellent Circuit Des Yeux set of Haley performing on WHPK’s “Pure Hype” 88.5 FM Chicago, 18 January 2013 @ 9 - 10 p.m. Solo / 12-stringing. For whatever stupid fucking reason we can’t share the whole set and we blame SoundCloud or Tumblr or whoever but this set is excellent so worm yr way backwards thru the link and stream all the jams. It’s worth yr time. Haley is currently in a Chicago studio finishing her 4th full length (5th if you count the scraps, but who counts). We can’t wait.
Jan. 16th at Secret Project Robot
Samara Lubelski Solo European Tour Dates Jan/Feb 2013:
January 25 - Essen, UNROCK
January 26 - Brussels, ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
January 27 - Geneva, CAVE12
January 29 - Lisboa, LOUNGE
January 30 - Viseu, TEATRO VIRIATO
January 31 - Guarda, TEATRO MUNICIPAL DA GUARDA
February 02 - Guimaraes, CENTRO CULTURAL VILA FLOR
February 09- Stuttgart, The WAGON w/ Metabolismus
We just got a small return on these and we’re hoping to shove them down the chimney and into every stocking that awaits a classic recording of synth driven post punk weirdness that is a peerless hallmark which separates wheat from lesser chaff. This exact LP reproduction of impeccable quality replete with poster and insert will please every weirdo you know, from the jaded, headphoned drooler to the gigging gamer girl. You need to hear this at least once before you flip the last page of yr mayan calendar and who knows what happens then ?
Unsure which way is up, but Trouser Press said this abt the Parasites debut LP : Down from Portland, Oregon came the two-man Parasites, spreading electronic weirdness throughout the land. Patrick Burke and Terry Censky play just about everything but the kitchen sink; they’re aided by an occasional guitarist and drummer on their two combo albums, but it’s mainly them. The first LP is full of dense (but not monotonous) semi-electronic rock pieces. Some have words, but most are evocative, cinematic instrumentals that are good and loud ! As a treat, they run through the song that might have inspired them — the Beatles’ “Flying.”
We were very happy to work with Poetry Out Loud in 2012, one of the greatest projects we’ve ever been involved with. It got a bit of press, was reviewed in the New York Times and everything culminated in downtown Brooklyn, as Issue Project Room presented a rare live performance with the Watkins, along with special guests Tom Carter, Keith Connolly and Dave Nuss as part of Issues’s “Littoral” series. I doubt that anyone would’ve ever imagined such a happening. Cheers / Thanks to all involved.
The greatness of NYC’s Messages opened this gig and you can hear it here.
We Asked the Unicorn: An Interview with Ed Askew
By Tony Rettman Thu., Dec. 13 2012 at 3:00 AM
If you’re the type who gets all doe eyed over every young snot who wears a kaftan and sings of freewheeling mysticism like it’s some newfangled thing, you better wise up and pay attention to the man who has been the master of all such things in this city for over 40 years, Ed Askew.
Presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Conversations and performances with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Marina Rosenfeld, and C. Spencer Yeh
Moderated by Seth Cluett
December 13, 2012
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Latvian Society, 531 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Electronic Music 2012 is the first part of a series examining the current culture and practice of electronic music. One of the overarching themes that The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has been investigating is the evolving musical experience in America and how it relates to our cultural expectations. Within this evolution, electronic music is on the forefront of several avenues of discovery. Technology continues to both fuel and inform this field in creative ways as fresh approaches are constantly explored. One of the contributing factors has been a growing acceptance of conceptual virtuosity over instrumental virtuosity and the re-thinking of what defines an artist or musician. Hybrid performance models have appeared that are now commonplace with electronic music coming out of both traditional and DIY communities. Through the use of alternative spaces and formats of distribution many practitioners are reaching wider audiences in exciting and unexpected ways.
On December 13, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Marina Rosenfeld, and C. Spencer Yeh will join us for an in-depth conversation about these topics and more. All three of these composers/performers are leading practitioners in electronic music and have profoundly influenced the field. The discussion will be moderated by Seth Cluett, Assistant Professor of Music in the School of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey. After the panel discussion, Whitman, Rosenfeld, Yeh and two groups from the Philadelphia area, Data Garden and the Jesse Kudler/Ian M. Fraser duo, will take the stage for a series of performances.
If you are interested in attending, click here to RSVP by Wednesday, December 5. If you have questions about this event, please email Senior Program Associate Lucy Warrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: Marina Rosenfeld, P.A. installation view, Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2009. Photo by William Lamson.
The year ending sucks cuz of these things, every bit as much as all tinkling fucking ivories, effervescent cocktails, Drum shag twist on the sidewalk and talk of the new Deer Tick EP. Was that 2012 ?