Toby Goodshank & Phoebe Kreutz are going on tour in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and France soon! Phoebe will also play a couple of shows in Italy in March. Please spread the word about the tour and invite your friends.
02.02. Granollers - Anònims
03.02. Barcelona - Luchador Records (daytime in-store, 1pm)
03.02. Vic - Jazz Cava
04.02. Torelló - L'Eclèctic
05.02. Castellón - Tanned Tin Festival
06.02. Figueres - secret show*
07.02. Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Punt Jove
08.02. Palafrugell - Mediterrània Espai Fòrum
09.02. Deggingen - house show*
10.02. Tobel-Tägerschen - Komturei (w/ MoreEats)
11.02. Genève - Le Cabinet
12.02. Lyon - Le Périscope
13.02. Paris - Pop In (w/ Frozy)
14.02. Köln - Die hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
15.02. Mainz - Ventil Verlag (w/ Boo Hoo)
16.02. Darmstadt - Gute Stube/Hoffart-Theater
17.02. Marburg - Café Trauma
18.02. Berlin - Weserstr. 58 in Neukölln (8pm sharp!)
19.02. Potsdam - Nachtboulevard @Hans-Otto-Theater
22.02. Hamburg - Aalhaus
23.02. Hannover - house show*
24.02. Leipzig - Kaffee Schwarz
25.02. Magdeburg - Nachtschicht @Theater Magdeburg Read more »
Fishermen 3, A Brief View of the Hudson, Red Gretchen
Simon (of the Wowz) solo project Fishermen 3 has just released the song "Up Here" on a split 7" with the awesome band the Black Swans of Columbus, OH. To celebrate the release of the 7", they're going on tour later this month on the west coast with The Black Swans.
1.20.12 - Sacramento, CA: Fox and Goose Pub
1.21.12 - San Francisco, CA: Hemlock Tavern
1.24.12 - Oakland, CA: Stork Club
1.26.12 - Olympia, WA: Guest House
1.27.12 - Seattle, WA: Spin Cycle (afternoon in-store show)
1.27.12 - Seattle, WA: Josephine
1.28.12 - Portland, OR: Kenton Club
THE CITY DARK, with music by The Fishermen Three + Ben Fries + Raphi Gottesman, gets its theatrical premiere at New York's IFC Center on January 18 and runs through January 24! The more folks we can get to come out, the more likely the run will be extended. This beautiful film was awarded best documentary score at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
Last summer, Schwervon! took a break from the hustle and bustle of their home headquarters in New York City and headed south to the land of Elvis and Stax Records (Memphis, TN). Their mission was to record with legendary indie rock engineer Doug Easley (Pavement, Sonic Youth, Cat Power). Truth Teller is an early taste of Schwervon!’s summer session with Easley.
Fuff #0 (Come To My Show) - Comic by Jeffrey Lewis
Catalog #: OJM-0064
List Price: $5.00
A 72-page square-bound giant comic book written and drawn by Jeffrey Lewis, color cover and b & w interior (on glossy paper). Cover price $5. Each one includes an individual fortune-cookie fortune!
This special edition collects all of the 4-page concert-announcement minicomix stories (and cassette-art minicomix) that Jeffrey created in his early performing days (1998-2001) plus brand new comic book explanations of the who/where/what/why/when/how behind all of this crazy stuff. Packed with divine insanity, rhyming doggerel, surreal adventure, and more than a couple characters who will be familiar to readers of Fuff, this is a Jeffrey Lewis magnum opus featuring material which has been long out of print (old edition original copies have gone for nearly $40 on ebay). Read more »
Along with a new website, Schwervon! is finally ready to release some of the flowers that have blossomed as a result of our recent recording tour down south this summer with legendary sound engineer Doug Easley (Sonic Youth, Pavement, Cat Power) in Memphis, Tennessee. The plan is to digitally stream a new song every other week, starting on Friday, January 13th, throughout the months of January, February and March. As if that wasn't exciting enough, the first week of each new song will be available as a free download. So, stay tuned and check in here to stay up to date with Schwervon! and check out some new tracks starting January 13th: http://www.schwervon.com/
In the mean time if you are in the Baltimore area you can catch Schwervon! live this Saturday, January 7th at The Metro Gallery helping to celebrate a new album release for our friends The Degenerettes. Read more »
2012 Love and Friends
Welcome to the new year! For the past few years I've been consulting my internal crystal ball to come up with a theme for the year. I can't explain the process. It's usually something like the first thing that pops into my head. 2010 was: The Year of Enchantment and 2011 was: Something is going to happen. 2012 is: The Year of Love and Friends.
There is something about adversity that inspires us to discover love in all sorts of new places. Nan and I are fully into the guilty pleasure that is "Friday Night Lights" right now (a TV series that centers around High School football in a small town in southern Texas). Read more »
Submitted by Prewar Yardsale on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:03am
So I'm in the used record store on 81st and Broadway looking at records. I like this store because everything is relatively cheap, especially the post 60's stuff, and there always a lot of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed records for completist fallback. So I'm in the store and I'm looking through records and another record buyer starts complaining that a budget copy of Abby Road costs 15 dollars. So I'm thinking to myself well were surrounded by a Starbucks, a Barnes and Noble, a Best Buy, and a McDonalds.... I mean I would pay more taxes to keep this store open or at least pay $15.00 for a copy of a budget Abby Road, I'm also thinking if you haven't listened to Abby Road 14 thousand times already you probably have very little interest in music let alone used records and if you were you would gladly pay $15 if you never listened to it before, because it's going to blow your mind, your gonna listen to it 14 thousand times, and your going to memorize every line, a bargain at $15. So then the used record complainer complains that he could get that in philadelphia for $10, and I'm thinking I'm getting tired of listening to this guy complain so thank god Jon walks into the store. Read more »
3 Recent Things about Art Sorority For Girls
NYC native Daoud Tyler-Ameen, of Art Sorority For Girls, sent us a little update on his recent goings on since relocating to Washington DC. We are happy to hear he's doing well and super excited about the new album!
2. If you're still in New York (or will be for the holidays), I'm playing a little homecoming show at my old stomping ground, the Sidewalk Cafe. That'll be Wednesday, December 21, two weeks from today, on a bill with my dear friends Little Cobweb and Nan Turner. Read more »
Schwervon! had an upstate gig last night in Cold Spring, NY. Cold Spring is a beautiful little NYC town about an hour outside of the city. The main street kind of felt like a movie set.
On the way there we ran into an R-1 train at the 2nd Ave. F stop. You can learn about it from the link but basically it's the first car ever built for the NYC Independent subway system. They're these really fun refurbished cars from the 1930's. I was kind of amazed at how similar they are to the ones we have today. The most distinctive difference, outside of the ads, were these huge (head chopping) ceiling fans throughout the cars. No AC back then. Summer must have been rough. The dark bolted metal exterior kind of reminded me of old WW2 ships or tanks. I managed to snap a couple of pics before we had to grab our much less charming uptown F train across the platform. The pic to the left a touristy shot I got of the Crysler building while walking over to catch Metro North at Grand Central. Read more »
12-11-11: Ladies of Old Hat, Purple Organ, Agent Ribbons, and Kung Fu Crimwave @ Goodbye Blue Monday
It was a chilly night. I was pretty tired due to the fact that I had worked the night before until 4am for a Goth Dance Party at Bowery Poetry club. Nan and I headed over to Chelsea at around noon for to server as extras for a Debutante Hour photo shoot. The theme of the shoot was awkward prom.
Luckily, Goodbye Blue Monday serves my favorite energy drink: Manhattan Special on ice mixed with half and half. I slammed 2 of them and then I was good to go. Read more »