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HearingTest – Rewind! #1!

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 9June07

Welcome to the premier edition of HT-Rewind! Issue 001!

The Greatest Hits from the first week of June:

Drones Of The Dour – Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throneroom, Merzbow, Weedeater Shows

Sunn O))) announced a string of West Coast US shows with the incredibly talented Wolves In The Throneroom bringing furious black metal along and Southern Lord label mates Weedeater. Sunn O))) also announced that they will play the Super Sonic Fest in UK alongside Mogwai and Miasma, as well as the Dour Festival with previous tour mates Wolf Eyes plus Merzbow and Wilco.

Sunn O))) To Release Oracle On Vinyl

Sunn O))) also announced that they will be releasing Oracle on vinyl. Brainwashed got a hold of the cd and has reviewed it with samplage.

Digitized – Bob Marley’s Exodus Gets A Futuristic Release

Exodus turns 30 this year, and to celebrate Island will be reissuing the entire album on USB stick, Micro SD, deluxe cd, cd, and vinyl. The first 3 come with video footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing live in London in 1977. The vinyl will be reissued as an exact replica of its first release.

Dope New 50/50 Video From Wiley!

Eski Boy makes a smokin video for “50/50” from his upcoming Playtime Is Over and HearingTest has the links to a crystal clear mov format. It positively sparkles, and comes rumbling out of the subwoofers! In addition to the vid, the sweet fellas over at Big Dada have sent us a link to where you can get your own Wiley player. It’s sweet too, I wish I could show you here, but WordPress does not allow embedding of players other than a few like yT. But trust me, go check it out, it has the video for “50/50” plus audio for “Gangsters” and “Bow E3”. It’s a clever likkle device –
www.bigdada.com/wileyplayer/

December ATP – Portishead, Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope And More

Yep, all those folks are on the lineup. What isn’t obvious from the beginning of this report is that the second part features an album review by Julian Cope for one of the most amazing dark ambient metal bands – Sacrificial Totem. The album that Cope reviewed is Hurqalya which can be found on Katabatik. All fans of ambient noise, ambient metal, and atmospheric sonic storytelling should definitely check this out. Katabatik releases albums and hosts concerts with bands who create unique sonic experimentations. Their catalogue ranges from experimental electronica to IDM to ambient, metal, ragtime, and glitch-core. Definitely a fine resource of music.

NME Offers Free White Stripes Record In Magazine This Week

A limited edition red vinyl picture disc of “Rag And Bone” from the White Stripes’ upcoming Icky Thump was included in this week’s issue of NME. More info and pictures in the report.

Download – Matt Shadetek Releases His BBC Mix

MO FIRE! MO BASS!! Bo! This mix is the shizzle! If you haven’t already, go get this mix NOW! Killer tunes, mostly original stuff and remixes from the likes of Matt Shadetek, Drop The Lime, Plastician etc. Originally mixed for BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs show, this is the first time its been available for download, and it’s FREE! If you like what you hear, show your love and buy some vinyl and keep it spinning!

Glen E Friedman Releases Fugazi Photos

Another fantastic picture book from the super talented Friedman. This report has links to where you can find other books by Friedman on Burning Flags Press.

Blue Scholars Video For “Back Home” From Bayani

The song rules, the video rules. Go check it out. It’s about bringing our troops home to their families where they belong.

Dragons Exist And So Do Ninjas

Ninja Tunes found a rare master tape from 1970 of psychedelic surf rock by the Dragons. Dennis Dragon is known for his work composing soundtracks for 1970’s skate films, surf films, ski films, and more. This is such an epic story of the Dragon Brothers and how they were just too far ahead of the music business in the 70’s. If you read nothing else, read this. Okay, maybe just this, Shadetek, and Wiley.

Whew! What a week! And this is just the highlights! ENJOY!

This week’s news is brought to you by the letter D

 

 


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Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope Play ATP W/ Portishead

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 2June07

Oh that’s it. If I don’t build, buy, or otherwise acquire a teleportation device soon I’ll go mad! It started with the Roadburn Festival, then the upcoming Dour Festival, and now this – the lineup for the All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Portishead:

All Tomorrow’s Parties NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Lineup

PORTISHEAD

APHEX TWIN »

JULIAN COPE

SPARKLEHORSE »

ONEIDA »

BLACK MOUNTAIN »

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX

FUZZ AGAINST JUNK

SEASICK STEVE

TEAM BRICK

EARTH »

OK, you all know how I feel about Earth (drone metal pioneers, and DEMI-gods!), but Aphex Twin? He NEVER plays live shows! He is adamant about asking for so much money to play a live show that it ensures he never gets invited to play. I’ve heard that he is nothing but a jerk to work with, but that’s besides the point. This is a truly RARE opportunity to see an amazing pioneer of experimental glitch electronica!

The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas experimental music event takes place December 7, 8 & 9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead in the UK. For those not familiar, (and those in the US) think of an oversized playground with a pub on the coast with an experimental music camp out. According to the news on the Portishead site, “Signing up to the mailing list instantly makes you eligible in a draw to win a pair of tickets for ATP”.

All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival website

Aphex Twin, Portishead, Julian Cope And Earth Play ATP December 2007

Julian Cope Reviews Avant-Garde Albums Every Month

Julian Cope has a fascinating collection of music in his Album of the Month series. This month he reviewed Les Rallizes Denudés album Flightless Bird. You can stream the album while reading the review, “Facel Vega from the Heart of Darkness”.
In April, Cope reviewed a truly unique album, Hurqalya by Sacrificial Totem. It is a very limited edition album released by Katabatik in Oakland, CA (only 99 copies were issued, each with hand assembled packaging).

Sacrificial Totem – Hurqalya:
Julian Cope Reviews Sacrificial Totem Ambient Black Metal Album

How Cope came across the album is a total mystery, but it seems he was quite moved by the sonic journey it involved him in. One of the more tame statements from his review:

For Sacrificial Totem’s cataclysmic raging across our speaker systems are enormous weather-sized sonic tempests that exhibit more life force than even the most ardent proto-metal or No Wave freerock, and their calamitous sound is a key to clearing away all the slack, all the kack and all the psychic plaque that the extraneous and unnecessary moves of the Modern world build up around our senses, divorcing us from the sheer ecstasy of the exterior by numbing us up with sweet sticky melodies and rhymes of unrealistic hope

I’ve been an on again off again fan of Cope’s since I was 19, but this review makes him my journalistic mentor. I love the way some can weave a review of black metal. If you don’t recognize his name right off the bat, you may have heard him uttering chants of doom on the Sunn O))) White Album….

Sacrificial Totem artist page on Katabatik.org

The second track on this mix is from the Hurqalya album:

click to play the mix. It is a KPFA radio dj set of all Katabatik artists, the full tracklist is on Katabatik’s Sounds page. You can download the mp3 from their site.

 

 


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Mighty Robot DVD – Liars, Lightning Bolt +More

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 31May07

Mighty Robot Lives Again! Well, on DVD anyway. Contact Records announced its first DVD release, and it exhumes the archives of the once mighty underground venue in NYC. Up until its much grieved demise in 2005, Mighty Robot hosted shows by our fave NYC bands – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, TV on the Radio, Les Savy Fav, and the Anchorage-Alaska-fronted, SF-based Coachwhips. While you can still catch these bands on stage today, you can no longer catch the Mighty Robot anywhere other than fading memories and this jam packed DVD.

MIGHTY ROBOT “Sleep When You Are Dead” DVD Tracklist:

Mighty Robot:

Junk Yard Show 2004:
01 Sightings
02 Liars
03 Lightning Bolt

Junk Yard Show 2005:
04 Hospitals
05 Ex Models
06 Oneida

Last Two Days Show 2005:

07 Fireball
08 Jah Division
09 Oakley Hall
10 Tallboys
11 Coachwhips

Mighty Robot Visual Work:
12 “Every Bite Tastes Like More” (music by Mighty Robot AV Squad)
13 “Funny I Don’t Feel Like a Shit Head” (music by Ex Models)
14 “Sleep When You Are Dead”

 

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Sunn O))) New Release + Tour W/ Wolf Eyes, Wolves in the Throneroom, Merzbow

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 30May07

Sunn O))) has announced more tour dates on their artist page at Southern Lord Records! I guess the Pacific Rim and Roadburn festival were good to them, because after they play the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, they will be playing one show in the UK and then heading home to the US for some west coast shows with label mates and mentors, Earth.

Dang I wish I could have been at that Roadburn, but I would be happy to catch their performance in Belgium with Wolf Eyes. One of my very favorite Sunn O))) performances ever was with Wolf Eyes at the Lobot in Oakland. Both bands have been a huge musical influence on me. My bandmate in T113 grew up in Ann Arbor and was friends with Nate of Wolf Eyes, thus sharing some of the same musical influences and ideas. My mate first introduced me to Wolf Eyes’ brilliant chaotic noise and I was hooked. I think an ideal show for our band T113 would be with Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes and Merzbow in Japan (where they truly appreciate noise as an artform). This festival in Belgium comes awfully close! Who wants to fly T113 out to the Dour Festival to perform as well?

Also on this upcoming tour, Sunn O))) will playing shows with Wolves in the Throneroom, whom I have also mentioned as a fantastic metal band. If you get the chance, definitely catch them live. They are TIGHT, and play furiously passionate metal. T113 has played shows with them, and Wolves has honored us on a few occasions by playing on our soundsystem, including at the Autonomous Mutant Festival. In fact one of my fave live performances as T113 was with Wolves in the Throneroom at Overload in Oakland. My mic wasn’t working, but my mate and I played a killer set that included a doom metal cover of Ledbelly’s “In The Pines”. The guys of Wolves in the Throneroom are such down to earth and sweet people in addition to playing stellar, dark music. Not theatrical, like Sunn O))) but intense nonetheless.

Tour

Jun 16, 2007 Sonar Festival Barcelona
Jun 18, 2007 Meltdown Festival London, UK w/Chrome Hoof
Jul 2, 2007 Casbah San Diego, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 3, 2007 El Ray Los Angeles, LA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 4, 2007 Independant San Francisco, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 6, 2007 Mt Tabor Portland, OR Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 7, 2007 El Corazon Seattle, WA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 14, 2007 SuperSonic Festival Birmingham UK Om, Mogwai, Miasma, etc
Jul 15, 2007 Dour Festival Belgium Wilco, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes

Sunn O))) - Oracle Cover Art

Sunn O))) has also announced that they will be releasing a 12″ vinyl record called Oracle in the US this summer. The 2 singles that would comprise the 2 sides of the record are:
1. “Belülrol Pusztít” – 16:01
2. “Orakulum” – 18:37

The jackhammer on the A side is provided by Joe Preston (Thrones).
It will be accompanied by a bonus disc:

“Helio)))sophist” – 48:17

You should be able to acquire your copy at any of the US shows. Southern Lord has not yet announced whether they will carry it in the online store, so expect a super limited edition.

Links

Sunn O)))

Wolf Eyes

Wolves in the Throneroom

Merzbow

 

Related posts on HT:

Sunn O))) and Wolf Eyes Play Sonar Fest
Growing Wolf Eyes On Thrones Touring Europe
Boris and Sunn O))) tour Pacific Rim 2007
Sunn O))) Adds Roadburn Festival To Tour
No Fun Noise Fest Tortures NYC 4th Year In A Row

 

 

 

 

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Ivan Neville, Erykah Badu, Brian Wilson +More Play Cali Festival

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 24May07

The freshly released Reggae Festival Guide 2007 announces this non-reggae festival which I think many California readers would enjoy. The lineup includes the smoking hot Ivan Neville and Leo Nocentelli as part of the New Orleans Social Club. And on that note, Ivan Neville was AMAZING amazing amAzing last night at the MOG Anniversary party! He had 3 keyboards in a stack and looked like his was dribbling some mean bball the way his hands were bouncing. The entire band brought the N’arlins funk and heat to a starved SF scene. It was excellent, too bad if you missed it, definitely jump at any opportunity to see Ivan Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Junior, and Renard Poche. Like at this festival in Sonoma for example:
I don’t want to leave out any important details, so here is the script, straight from the guide:
Neville, Badu, Wilson Play Health And Harmony Festival In CA

Health and Harmony Festival

June 8, 9, 10, 2007
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

As the earth spins toward the summer solstice, people naturally feel a need to come together outside and celebrate – it’s hardwired into our instincts. Last year’s Festival was the largest and most successful ever, and just to make sure this year is even better, the Festival organizers have gone into partnership with the institution that defined concert production nationwide, Northern California’s own Live Nation (formerly Bill Graham Presents). Said Festival Director Scott McKeown, “Combining the strengths of both organizations allows us to bring to the North Bay a world-class music and lifestyle festival as has never before been seen in Northern California.” It’s an unbeatable combination.

For the first time in the festival’s substantial history, Friday will offer a full day of music and events: three days, three nights, and three Main Stages full of fun and music.

Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys), soul diva Erykah Badu, conscious hip-hop revolutionaries The Roots, Rickie Lee Jones, New Orleans Social Club (featuring Ivan Neville and the legendary Leo Nocentelli among others), and the cream of the jam band and acoustic world, including moe., Umphrey’s McGee, the Waybacks, Hot Buttered Rum, Animal Liberation Orchestra, the Mike Stern Allstars (featuring Victor Wooten of the Flecktones and Dennis Chambers along with Miles Davis guitarist Stern), Vernon Bush, New Monsoon, Common, and Sound Tribe Sector 9 lead the musical entertainment.

As always, there will be further music late at night with the “Harmony After Dark Zone,” featuring Jai Uttal, One at Last, Sheila Chandra, and Shimsai among many others. The “After Dark Zone” will be in three different venues for one modest price. Along with that, the Techno Tribal Dance, with Stanton Warrior, Shpongle, Ganga Girl, and Rabbit in the Moon among others, will go late with the very best of trance dance culture,

Of course, music is only one aspect of the 29th Harmony Festival, which will bring together many different facets of leading-edge information and approaches to healthier, more satisfying lifestyles with an amazing array of distinguished speakers, including Amy Goodman, Arianna Huffington, Edwin Black, Van Jones, and Rabbi Michael Lerner.

This year’s Festival theme is “Promoting Global Cooling.” Every conscious person is aware of the current planetary crisis, and forums, speakers, and exhibits will provide much valuable information; but the theme has a double meaning as it seeks to present an alternative, calmer worldview that seeks to cool down the currently over-heated and divisive partisan atmosphere in which these matters are being considered. Harmony means many things here, in musical, political, and spiritual terms, and the Festival is a holistic gathering that presents the most compelling advances in personal and social transformation, health, healing, ecology, art, activism, food, politics – in fact, the whole life package. It is a Party with a Purpose.

For more information visit: www.harmonyfestival.com

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Interpol Announces Tour Dates

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 16May07

Interpol announced tour dates today, sharing the stage in Germany with Pearl Jam :

Interpol Tour 2007

05-19 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (KROQ Weenie Roast)
05-27 George, WA – The Gorge (Sasquatch!)
05-31 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
06-02 Atlanta, GA – HiFi Buys Amphitheatre (99X Big Day Out)
06-03 Chicago, IL – Metro
06-07 Toronto, Ontario – The Guverment
06-09 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Live 105 BFD 07)
06-10 San Diego, CA – Devore Stadium (94/9 Independence Jam)
06-21 Dusseldorf, Germany – ISS Dome *with Pearl Jam*
06-23 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-24 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
06-25 Dresden, Germany – Dresden Alter Schlachthof
06-27 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
06-28 Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
06-29 Stockholm, Sweden – Accelerator
07-01 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-05 Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock
07-07 Naas, Ireland – Punchestown Racecourse (Oxegen)
07-08 Balado, Scotland – T in the Park
07-19 Rochester, NY – Harro East Ballroom
07-20 Atlantic City, NJ – Music Box @ Borgata
07-21 Norfolk, VA – Norva
07-23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
07-24 Pittsburgh, PA – Byham
07-25 Columbus, OH – The LC Amphitheatre
07-27 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Orbit Room
07-28 Detroit, MI – MI State
07-30 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
07-31 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptain
08-01 St. Louis, MO – Pageant
08-03 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
08-04 Chicago, IL – Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-05 Baltimore, MD – Pimlico Race Course (V Festival)
08-11 Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic Festival
08-12 Osaka, Japan – Summersonic Festival
08-24 Reading, England – Reading Festival
08-25 Leeds, England – Leeds England
09-08-09 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

According to SA’s recent MOG post, the Holland show sold out in 10 minutes!


And of course, their upcoming album, Our Love to Admire will be released by Capitol on July 10th.

 

 

 

 

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Blue Scholars Make Real Hip Hop, Tour W.US

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 16May07

Blue Scholars are about to drop their second full length album, BAYANI, with Geologic on the mic and Sabzi kickin out the beats for some good ol’ fashioned Pacific Northwest hip hop. That’s the coastal Washington state area, for those not from around ‘ere. The duo are local favorites, who take the real, everyday situations of living in this day and age, and discuss them. No gangsta rap here, just economic oppression, and spiritual liberation. As the PNW free weekly paper, The Stranger puts it:

what you are most likely to experience as a human being in the world today, are the social and personal situations described on Bayani,

The Portland Mercury also offers a grandiose review of the album:

They are everything that Mos Def/the Roots/Common used to be—intelligent, progressive, skillful, and fun. MC Geologic boisterously raps about community, society’s ills, and the state of hiphop, all in a classic style somewhere between Aceyalone and Ras Kass. Producer extraordinaire Sabzi also reflects a classic style of traditional boom-bap, creating beats that would make Ali Shaheed Muhammad proud.

If that still isn’t enough to get you counting down the days until you can peel the plastic wrapper off your brand new copy, peep this review from Seattle Weekly AND go check out the absolutely free track, “Still Got Love”, from our fave blog friend, Analog Giant

You can pick up a copy of Bayani when it is available for retail from Blue Scholars’ online store, where you can also listen to and pick up their 2005 release, The Long March EP.

bluescholars.jpg

TOUR DATES

BLUE SCHOLARS | COMMON MARKET | GABRIEL TEODROS w/ DJ WD4D

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5/16/2007
Berbati’s Pan
Portland, OR
21+

5/17/07 – TWO SHOWS!
Hells Kitchen
Tacoma, WA
6PM – All Ages
9PM – 21+

5/18/07
Raw Sushi
Spokane, WA
21+

5/19/07
The Loft
Missoula, MT
18+

5/20/07
Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Bozeman, MT
21+

5/21/07
Neurolux
Boise, ID 83702
21+

5/22/07
Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, UT
21+

5/24/2007
Aggie Theater
Ft. Collins, CO

5/26/2007
The Shelter
Denver, CO

5/28/07
The Hidden House
Phoenix, AZ
21+

5/29/07
Hot Monkey Love
San Diego, CA
All-ages

5/30/07
Knitting Factory LA
Los Angeles, CA
All-ages

5/31/07
Pier 23
Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
All-ages

6/2/07
Grove
Bend, OR
21+

6/3/07
Wow Hall
Eugene, OR
All-ages

LINKS

www.masslinemedia.com
www.bluescholars.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


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New Video, Album, Tour For Daddy Yankee

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 15May07

Reggaeton’s big boss, Daddy Yankee, is getting busy with a new release and tour. His upcoming El Cartel: The Big Boss features Will.I.Am, Fergie, Akon, and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls. It also includes a remix of “Impacto” by Scott Storch, for which there is already a video made, showing Daddy Yankee visiting different regions around the world. Interscope releases the new album on June 5th.

Tour Dates

8/31 – Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
9/2 – Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
9/7 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/8 – Fairfax, VA Patriot Center at George Mason University
9/9 – Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/14 – Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
9/15 – Orlando, FL Amway Arena
9/21 – Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena
9/22 – Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center
9/23 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
9/28 – Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
9/29 – Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
9/30 – Fresno, CA Save Smart Center
10/5 – Daly City, CA Cow Palace
10/7 – Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
10/13 – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/14 – Houston, TX Toyota Center

More info at VH1.

 
 

Video for “Impacto” remix ft. Fergie:

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Evidence From Trail Of Destruction/TS002

Posted by Molli Fire on Sunday, 13May07

Well, it sure took awhile for me to finish editing and uploading the fotos and videos from the last 5lowershop shindig, but alas, here they are!

Doormouse, End.User, Kontroversy 396, Arson, Bonk, HRock, 666 Gangstaz, the_Stapler_, Planetsize, Rtype, Fishstix, Heartworm CELEBRATE THE RECORD RELEASE OF TEEN SUICIDE 002

this was the flyer for the event:

end-door-user-mouse-flyer.jpg

I apologize that so much of the foto and video footage is so dark…it is after all an underground warehouse with minimal lighting except for cool trippy stuff that doesn’t translate well to film.

 

here are the fotos:

Sorry!  Fotos will be back tomorrow.

 

 

AND here are the videos:

 

this one is my favorite: it’s 5am at this point, listen to the crowd still cheering & yelling!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out an supported this event! Thanks to all the performers – every single one ROCKED the house! This party was off the hook fun until at least 7am! thanks to Doormouse and End.User for traveling to SF to show us a good time! Thanks to local heroes Kontroversy 396, Arson, Bonk, Heartworm, and Fishstix! AND A HUGE BIG UPS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO RTYPE – for getting Teen Suicide 002 pressed to gorgeous vinyl, mastered by the one and only Tim Xavier! Also BIG UPS & THANKS to the Teen Suicide 002 superstars – HROCK, 666 GANGSTAZ, THE_STAPLER_, & PLANETSIZE r.i.p………

To everyone else- you missed out, your only redemption is to be at the next 5lowershop bru-ha.

 

Here is the info on the record release, Teen Suicide 002 :

 

previews of the tracks are available at http://www.myspace.com/teensuicide

Teen Suicide 02 – Welcome to Bayshore EP
Four tracks showcasing the best breakcore, hardcore and jungle artists
associated with San Francisco’s 5lowershop soundsystem.

666Gangstaz – Tricknology
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hop, skip, and a jump away from Detroit,
Todd Cook (aka 666Gangstaz aka DJ Crackhouse aka the Slime Lord) grew up
equally influenced by Jeff Mills as Soundmurderer and SK-1. His track
“Tricknology” combines the frenetic chaos and vst trickery of breakcore and
IDM with the bass and tempo of dubstep and techno. Don’t worry, a DJ
friendly intro/outro will make it a snap to mix in.

H-Rock – This One is for Ramo (Julian’s Reprise)
Victor Evans is fast becoming a rising star in hardcore techno. His track on
the first Teen Suicide melted clubs from Rotterdam to San Francisco. This
track is even better. A dedication to the movie Beat Street and graffiti
writers worldwide, this track caused teenaged girls to hug and kiss each
other with excitement in Portland. I swear, I was there. H-Rock produces
speedcore and noise as Vankmen. The “H-Rock vs Vankmen EP” is scheduled to
be released as Teen Suicide 04, as well as a debut release on Fathme
Records, good friends of ours. Look out!

The Stapler – Coldf33t
The Staper (aka DJ FVK aka SoFat! Soundsystem aka DJ Heathrow) was first
exposed to ragga jungle and hardcore through squat parties in London’s
notorious Hackney Wick. After moving back to New York City,
the Stapler started SoFat! Soundsystem, playing the finest in dub, ragga
jungle and breakcore. Now a resident of San Francisco, the Stapler has been
producing original and distinctive ragga jungle. You don’t need a duthmaster
to enjoy this, you’ll be hooked with the first bass note.

Planetsize – Binary Brotha
This record is dedicated to the memory Planetsize. A close friend to
everyone involved with Teen Suicide Records and 5lowershop soundsystem, he
passed away shortly before this record came out. “Binary Brotha” is
definitely the most insane track on the record. Breakcore without limits and
designed to rock a soundsystem, the track is also a reminder of what we
lost.

 

 

 

 

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The Onion Holds Wilco CD Release Party In SF

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 9May07

As far as i know, Wilco will not be physically attending this party, but one never knows. However, The Onion is throwing a special bash at the Boom Boom Room the day that the new Wilco is released, and Amoeba is supplying the CDs. The Onion’s super secret Events Newsletter said : (decoded by iVi for your viewing enjoyment. i don’t think it will explode 10 seconds later…)

wilco

After throwing release parties for Wilco’s live CD and Jeff Tweedy’s DVD, you’d think The Onion might have had its fill of Wilco-related events. No way. On Wednesday, May 16, watch us prove everyone wrong as we celebrate the release of Wilco’s new Sky Blue Sky at the Boom Boom Room. Enjoy drink specials while we play the new album, and thanks to Amoeba Music, you’ll have a chance to buy Sky Blue Sky on-site. Wilco’s label, Nonesuch, has kindly donated a prize package to be raffled that includes Wilco merchandise, Wilco’s entire pre-Sky Blue Sky catalog, and a new iPod. Not bad for a Wednesday.

Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore St.
San Francisco
(415) 673-8000
Free, 21+

Just don’t go crazy, coz the MOG 1 year anniversary bash is just one week later, and is NOT to be missed!

MOG

 

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Big Brother Is Trying To Outlaw Fun, Dancing Is Revolutionary

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 2May07

While the RIAA and CRB are working diligently to eliminate public access to music and radio online, politicians and police are dredging up ways to prevent people from making music and dancing.

I’m about to show you the different ways that NYC groups are working to open the possibilities for live music and dance events in a city that is clamping down on music venues. Here you will find fun parties to go to, a review of the Mayday celebration, and the historical significance of how our access to social gatherings is being eroded.

The current prohibition atmosphere of certain major cities from SF to NYC, the actions of the RIAA and CRB towards university students and webcasters during the last few years, and the FCC’s increased licensing “laws” and gestapo raids on micro-powered radio broadcasters a few years before that, mirror the conflicted relationship between legislative bodies and community supported channels of entertainment in nearly every medium, in every modern nation. Today, the headlines are focused on the censorship of live music and the act of dancing to live music, but the struggle remains the same as the days of prohibition. Here is what made headlines today….

NYC Cabaret Laws Are Destroying The Music Scene

New York City has been severely deprived of live entertainment because of tight restrictions that make it difficult to obtain and maintain cabaret licenses. Similar in spirit to crackhouse laws in the Southern states and the Criminal Justice Act created by the UK Parliament in 1994 to prevent large music festivals and the public performance of music with a repeating sequence of beats.
Big Brother is trying to outlaw fun. And what’s worse, is that it’s being done with laws that are incredibly prejudiced – these laws were written and passed to prevent interracial socializing (cabaret laws), to profile music enthusiasts as drug users (crackhouse laws), and to limit the free assembly of low-income people (any law that forces you to get a permit to use public land). Basically, these laws are designed to keep the people complacent through homogenized outlets of safe entertainment, and restrict the channels that provide an opportunity for revolt. Even though most of these channels are not trying to revolt against anything, they are trying to provide opportunities to relax and have a good time. Different people prefer different forms of relaxation, but all should have equal access to methods that are widely enjoyed, no? Not all will feel relaxed at the opera, or a Gwen Stefani concert, but I think all people should be encouraged to enjoy the performance of music and dancing.

Greg Miller, the president and spokesperson of Dance Parade, told metro :

“Three years ago, there were 300 cabaret licenses,” Miller said. “Every three months the number drops by 15. It’s so hard not only to get a new cabaret license, but to get one renewed because of building codes.”
“there are 148 cabaret licenses and that includes adult entertainment, hotels and restaurants”

What happens when a vibrant city like NYC has trouble finding legal venues to socialize in? Music venues are dropping like flies in the Big Apple – just 2 weeks ago, the closing of the Tonic and subsequent arrests made headlines, while many readers may not have noticed the FOR SALE sign on the building that houses the Knitting Factory. The Knitting Factory is not in immediate danger of closing. Despite a sale of the building, the venue will continue to operate through their 2009 lease. After this date however: “there has been no decision as to the future of the venue.” In NYC, 5 venues a month lose their cabaret licenseWhat is there to do then, in the nightlife capital of the world?

Dancing In The Streets Of New York

What happens when there is no legal venue to party in? The party people take to the streets! The next opportunity to meet up with New York City’s finest revelers for a day of Dancing In The Streets will arrive on May 19th. That’s the day for the first annual Dance Parade with thousands of dancers – including YOU – and top djs Kool Herc, Danny Tenaglia, John Jellybean Benitez. There will also be performances from many dance groups representing different styles, from breakdancing to ballet, with whirling and wild styles. The Dance Parade is organized to raise awareness about the cabaret law as well as NYC’s dance history.

Dance Parade’s president Greg Miller is not new to events in public space. This past Saturday found him at the 9th Annual Blackkat Mayday party, which itself faced permit issues for the first time ever. Instead of the community gathering being held in Tompkins Square Park, the event site for the last 8 years, the organizers had to choose another location when unable to obtain permits required in a timely manner. Jason BK told the metro that the Blackkat artist collective had applied for the permits in January, and had not received permission by May 1st!

9th Annual NYC Blackkat Mayday Party

In the tradition of International Workers’ Day, the crew of artists and musicians known as Blackkat hosted their 9th annual Mayday Party in NYC this past Sunday. Blackkat has organized free and low-cost community events in NYC for over a decade, such as Party 4 Freedom and Justice in 2002, and the Biotour Benefit in 2005. The Indypendent newspaper reported from the 2007 Mayday party, quoting Jason BK, Amok, and Chrome, who supply and maintain the sound for these events- from the speakers to the noise :

“We live in a city where money and getting your name out there is more important than actual content that’s provided,” said Amok, a musician and two year Blackkat collective member. “This is what makes Blackkat so very different, it puts content first always … which is something that other crews unfortunately forget to do.”

In the past, Blackkat has joined forces with other groups including Dance Parade New York, the Madagascar Institute, The Danger, DanceSafe, Renegade Virus and Havoc Sound. Events have included a fundraiser for the 2005 Biotour benefit, numerous festivals and parties in various warehouses such as 3rd Ward and the now closed Lunatarium and 38Nine (in Queens).

“The main point is that it is vital that people come together in a creative community and we hope that these events can be part of that community,” said Chrome. BK added, “They have to be fun to be effective.”

Guest speakers this year included Norman Siegel, a civil rights attorney, and Missy Galore of the NYC Dance Parade. Information tables were hosted by DanceSafe, IndyMedia, Metro In Motion TriState Biodiesel and more. The sound stage was provided by MadAro, Anthony, and Disorient with maestro Daniel.

May Day 2007

Take Action!

resisting the NYC cabaret laws
Dance & get involved with the Dance Parade

Blackkat And Friends

Check out the official Blackkat website, where you can see more pix from the event, download super tight dj mixes by the Blackkat noise bringers, and choose your own adventure from there, it’s a mad mad jungle what this fella get up to when he gets together with some friends! It reminds me of a quote about Spiral Tribe, another music and art based soundsystem unorganization who were participated in events around the UK countryside from dusk til dawn til dusk and dawn again for days. The quote is from Spaces of Democracy :

“Spiral Tribe, with their free and inclusive parties, succeeded in constituting an alternative public space, rather than just a secret one. Though no one could say how many lives were touched in their three year tour of duty”.

Props to the Blackkat population for bringing it for more than 10 years! The roots run deep, the branches have touched many, many people.

The Rest Is History…

Blackkat, HavocSound, soFat! Sound, and Renegade Virus joined forces during 2001-2004, hauling speakers, generators, records or synths throughout NYC plus occasional road trips to other parts of the US and Canada. These soundsystem collaborations earned much respect and no money for providing nonstop music at the Annual Blackkat Mayday Party, Swamptek, Autonomous Mutant Festival, Monsters of Love 1-4, renegade outdoor free parties across the NYC/SF/US, and underground warehouse events in NYC and SF, all while supporting and spreading the DIY free party culture and direct action for sustainable technology. Since 2004, Blackkat and Jungle Terror Krew have continued the mischief with Renegade Virus and TBI25 in NYC … while 5lowershop, HavocSound, and soFat! have been raging in SF with S.P.A.Z. and Army of Love – constructing walls of sound and yards of power cable at AMF, Monsters of Love, Unchained Reaction, Fuck Parade, renegade outdoor, indoor, mobile, and underground free parties all over SF/NYC/USA. These non-profit crews have sustained where many other well-funded businesses have come and gone as a result of their experiments in alternative technologies. The consistent message of building a more concious culture is further demonstrated by the work these people have done in the science of sustainable living on this planet and grassroots outreach and education in the community. All the crews mentioned have been in involved with converting all their tour buses and generators to run on straight vegetable oil, teaching workshops in biofuel systems and sustainability skills, mobile microbroadcasting, and a weekly internet broadcast with FM radio rebroadcast in England and Europe.

BIG UPS TO THE NY MASSIVE!! MUCH LOVE TO THE 5LOWERSHOP EXTENDED NETWORK!!
Thank you for everything you have already done and much luck to all your future projects!

Spiral Tribe vs. the Public Order

Free parties became a big issue in the UK and Europe during the early 90’s when large gatherings of people would assemble with concert speakers and have a free dance party. To outlaw this type of noncommercial music festival (there were no camping fees, or tickets sold, you just had to be able to get there, and feed yourself for the duration), the Parliament of the UK created the Criminal Justice Act in 1994. Ironically, the main focus of this Act was to restrict and prohibit “anti-social” behaviors, including organizing and attending huge gatherings centered around a common interest in popular music. It even included a section based on the type of music considered anti-social – repetitive beats – and used a precise definition of how many bars of music had to pass without a beat looping and/or repeating! Spiral Tribe challenged the Act and held massive outdoor events with live performances of hypnotically repetitive beats. The UK punk band, Crass, contributed their social commentary with a furious double kick drum beat that repeated until you thought your heart might collapse. The wall of speakers that Spiral Tribe carried to these events was the length and height of 3-4 city bus coaches long and tall. When Crass played, the drums would be a barrage of punches shooting out of that wall. 13 members of Spiral Tribe were arrested immediately following the Castlemorton Common Festival in May 1992 for public order offenses. The techno-punk crew seemed to be having a blast doing as much damage to the legal system as possible. The courtroom became a circus. The defendants, and their supporters in the benches, wore Tshirts to their court appearances with the message “Breach The Peace” written in large letters. The message was seen in every photograph and television news coverage of the case. Especially handy if you released a record with the same name, which Spiral Tribe had. They released albums of fantastic techno, with deejays chatting over some tracks. Forward The Revolution blends the steady beat of Native American drumming with the excited heart beat of their drummachines and the Native Am. singing with Simone’s flawless humanoid rapping about the future of the free party system. She defiantly repeats, “You might stop the party, But you can’t stop the future.” At the end of the 4 month long case, it was calculated that this was the longest running and most expensive case in British legal history. Just to stop the music.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading. If you would like to do more in your community to add your strength to the resistance, either contact the people mentioned in this article, or start your own crew – the more the merrier, and the stronger we all are. Feel free to comment and discuss any point mentioned here in the comments section.

 

 

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Sonic Boom SF Show Review

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 26April07

I did it! I finally headed over to youtube and created a channel for HearingTest! Now i will be able to post videos here immediately!

On that note, let’s get to the Sonic Boom show review!

The digs – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, April 8th, 2007.

An absolutely lovely night in SF, already starting to hint at the warmth of summer, with the soothing moisture in the air that is ever-present from the nearby beaches. My mates and i filled our bellies at the late-night diner just up the hill from Hemlock Tavern, because you can’t get fries and root beer floats at the bars here.

There were 2 bands that played before Sonic Boom :
Stevenson Ranch Davidians

LSD and the Search for God

Even when I was at the show I couldn’t figure out which was which, so we’ll skip that part. They were both fun to listen to live, and both were at the mercy of the person doing sound who seemed to have no idea how one was supposed to run sound. When one singer asked through the mic for the monitors to be turned up, they got no response, and no action. So, they had to wonder if it sounded right. In front of the stage, where the audience was, it sounded great. To the side of the stage and on stage, it sounded weird. Luckily, the crowd thought it sounded great. Note to sound tech people – take your earplugs out once in awhile to gauge how it sounds, especially when changing the volume on different things! This person did not, and consequently kept turning up the volume on a microphone that was picking up the cymbals. To the audience, it was way too loud and shrill, yet they kept turning it up….

OK! On to the good stuff! Mr. Sonic Boom played an absolutely wonderful set! He had crazy old digital electronic instruments, like a Yamaha synthesizer, a Dr. BOSS Sampler (which he never used the sequencer of, he triggered each sample by hand as he needed it!), an Electribe (i think it was the sampler version, I don’t think he used the sequencer on this one either!) and some strange little box marked Casio that made drum rhythms akin to old organ percussion beats! You know, samba, foxtrot, rock…. For some reason, i expect this type of gear to make crazy techno or noise or dub or similar. SB made gorgeous ethereal music that was delicate even as it expanded to fill the room. The one man show consisted of songs that he has played in the bands he has been part of previously, mostly Spectrum music. You can hear little bits of the songs in the videos.

As much as I love Hemlock Tavern, and will keep going there because they host many of my favorite musicians, they really need to work on their ventilation. Every show I have ever seen there, I ended up out in the alley trying to cool off and get fresh air. Even with the big door open in the back of the room, it is impossible to stay in the throng of people pressing as close to the stage as possible because it just gets too sweaty hot. And it’s only April now. In July, it is much worse. Some people theorize that this is part of the rock and roll experience, but that’s dumb. I have never enjoyed a show less just because it was comfortable. Just read my review of ISIS at Bimbo’s 365 Club for proof. But don’t get me wrong, Hemlock is still one of the best venues to see music – the stage is only a little bit elevated from the floor, so you can get in real close (which is how i can read itty bitty type on plastic boxes of obscure electronic devices), the sound is usually good, the drinks are proper, and the staff is so dang nice.

Here are the videos, with the slideshow from last week repeated at the end of this post :

 

 

 

 

 

Sonic Boom is also the purveyor of a fantastic website, so make sure you check it out : http://www.sonic-boom.info/

 

 

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Totimoshi Add Dates To Tour, Add Sludge Metal To US

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 25April07

Sludge Metal professionals, Totimoshi, hail from the tuff streets of Oakland, CA, have recently released their 3rd studio album, Ladron, and have spent the last few years touring with Helmet, Melvins, Mastadon, and Fu Manchu. Today they added more dates to their 2007 US tour, so you should have ample opportunity to see their legendary live performance, even if you are in Minne, Minne!

Totimoshi US Tour w/ RTX

(featuring Jennifer Herrema ex-Royal Trux)

May 1 2007 Larimer Lounge w/ RTX Denver, Colorado
May 2 2007 Duffy’s Tavern w/ RTX Lincoln, Nebraska
May 3 2007 Record Bar w/ RTX Kansas City, Missouri
May 4 2007 Jackpot Saloon w/ RTX Lawrence, Kansas
May 5 2007 7th St. Entry w/ RTX Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 7 2007 Empty Bottle w/ RTX Chicago, Illinois
May 8 2007 Uncle Pleasant’s w/ RTX Louisville, Kentucky
May 9 2007 Mac’s w/ RTX Lansing, Michigan
May 10 2007 Small’s w/ RTX Detroit, Michigan
May 11 2007 Ravari Room w/ RTX Columbus, Ohio
May 12 2007 St. Pub w/ RTX Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 13 2007 123 Pleasant St. W/RTX Morgantown, West Virginia
May 14 2007 The Sugar Tank Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 15 2007 Theatre w/ RTX, Heavy Hands, The Jewish New York, New York
May 16 2007 AS220 w/ RTX (all ages!) Providence, Rhode Island
May 18 2007 O’Brien’s Pub w/ RTX Allston, Massachusetts
May 19 2007 Luna Lounge w/RTX & Cheeseburger Brooklyn, New York
May 20 2007 Otto Bar w/ RTX Baltimore, Maryland
May 22 2007 Wonderland W/RTX Richmond, Virginia
May 23 2007 Local 506 w/ RTX Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 24 2007 Village Tavern w/RTX Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
May 25 2007 40 Watt w/ RTX Athens, Georgia
May 26 2007 Jack Rabbit’s w/ RTX Jacksonville, Florida
May 27 2007 The Social w/RTX Orlando, Florida
May 29 2007 The Earl w/RTX, Dropsonic Atlanta, Florida
May 31 2007 w/RTX Houston, Texas
Jun 1 2007 Emo’s w/ RTX Austin, Texas
Jun 2 2007 Zumiez Couch Tour Seattle, Washington
Jun 3 2007 Zumiez Couch Tour Portland, Oregon

Ladron

Totimoshi’s 3rd album, Ladron was produced by Page Hamilton (who also produces Helmet albums), and brings sludge metal, 70’s Sabbath style metal, and doom metal, all in one simple package. It is already available to the public, so if you like what you hear, go get it today. Oakland incubates no-frills die hard metal bands, and Totimoshi is no exception.

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Tracklist
1. Ladron
2. In Virgo
3. The Dance Of Snakes
4. God Of Earth
5. Viva Zapata
6. A Weighted Line
7. To The Fire
8. The Hide
9. These Meanings
10. The Drunken Sun Forever Watching
11. The Shame

Listen!
Track 01: Ladrón
Track 05: Viva Zapata

Their PR people describe this album :

Just off a West Coast tour w/ rock legends HELMET, Oakland, CA’s sludge-grunge-alt-hell-rock trio TOTIMOSHI are back w/ the follow-up to 2003’s “Monoli” and 2005’s re-issue of Mysterioso? to bring we mortals one of the heaviest and doom-ridden masterpieces the world of heavy rock has seen in way too long (no wonder bands like Helmet, Mastodon, Fu-Manchu, Kylesa, High on Fire, and the Melvins have tapped the band to tour and perform alongside on more than one occasion).

Bringing to mind some of history’s heaviest hitters (see Blue Cheer, Tool, Nirvana, Oxbow, Helmet), “Ladron’s” sludge-heavy guitar riffs, hugely-powerful bass-lines, and pummeling drums take their listener on a pseudo-psychedelic journey through space and time, and leave them wallowing in the depths of hell.

Add to that, this review from Stylus Mag:

“Run bongwater-soaked ’70s hard rock through Melvins and Sleep, sprinkle touches of blues and pop on top, and you have Totimoshi. This Oakland, CA trio does the stoner Sabbath thing as well as any band, but stands out with tones ranging from acoustic to twangy to fuzztones at 11. The group has a fearsome live reputation, and the nicely natural production (by Helmet’s Page Hamilton) hints at that.” – STYLUSMAGAZINE.COM

Links

http://www.totimoshi.com/
http://www.myspace.com/totimoshi

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Pictures! Sonic Boom (Spacemen3, Spectrum) in SF

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 19April07

So, this is actually just another tease…. I was lucky enough to see the wonderful performance by Sonic Boom in SF this month. Sonic Boom is the genius behind the aural experimentations known as E.A.R. and he is also the voice and half the music of Spectrum AND he is one of the Spacemen3. Busy Boy. Well, he is touring the US and has shows in the UK as i earlier posted about. The show at the Hemlock Tavern was fantastic! i will do my best to write a proper report about it this week. i will definitely have a series of 1-2 minute videos with sound to post up here very soon. i haven’t posted movies yet, so i might have to figure out how to do that within wordpress. Maybe it’s time to start a youtubular account….

Well, until i get the movies up, here is a little slideshow of the pix :

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Architecture In Helsinki Sign To Polyvinyl + Tour

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 17April07

According to Polyvinyl Record’s website, Architecture in Helsinki has just signed on with them for all the band’s North American distro :

Aussie sextet Architecture in Helsinki has joined the Polyvinyl family! We are preparing to release their eagerly awaited third full-length album, Places Like This, on Aug. 7. In addition, the new single “Heart It Races”, as well as several different remixes and cover versions of the song, will be released on CD, 12″ and digital formats on June 5. The band will tour the US in June, and again later in 2007.

That “Heart It Races” is the song that i mentioned last week in a post about remixing, when a pitchf*#k music critic wrote a distasteful review of DJ/Rupture’s remix that features Mr. Lee G. The remix will be included on the cd being released on June 5th, and you can listen to it now on DJ/Rupture’s murdochspace –
http://www.myspace.com/deejayrupture

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TOUR DATES

05-10 Brisbane, Australia – The Zoo
05-11 Sydney, Australia – Factory Theatre
05-13 Melbourne, Australia – Price of Wales
05-19 Moscow, Russia – TBA
05-20 Minehead, England – Butlins Holiday Centre (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
05-24 Paris, France – La Fleche D’or
05-25 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
05-26 Bristol, England – Dot to Dot Festival
05-27 Nottingham, England – Dot to Dot Festival
05-29 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
05-30 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso
05-31 Cologne, Germany- Gebäude 9
06-01 Neustrelitz, Germany – Immergut Festival
06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06-04 London, England – Kings College
06-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
06-08 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06-09 Philadelphia PA – Starlight Ballroom
06-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06-11 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
06-13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
06-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Richard’s on Richards
06-15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06-16 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
06-18 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
06-19 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre

The band has a very cute website :
http://www.architectureinhelsinki.com/

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