Monday, July 31, 2006


Japanther is a fucking brilliant band and deserves mentioning. They are embarking on a large scale US / Europe tour. If they are in your neighborhood or nearby, fucking go. They're on the road with The Underground Railroad To Candyland, baby richard, Good Good, and This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb. Dates below.

* * * * US TOUR * * * *
  • AUG 4th, 2006 NY, NY @ C Squat btwn 9th and 10th on AVE C. TBIAPB!

  • AUG 5th Brooklyn, NY Outdoor Todd P show FESTIVAL

  • AUG 6th Ithaca, NY at Cast Aways 413 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY

  • AUG 7th Buffalo, NY at Kitchen Distibution 20 Auburn Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 with Rat Rasturd

  • AUG 8th Pittsburgh, PA @ ON 5005 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

  • AUG 9th Cleveland, OH at the Church 2681 west 14th st. (Tremont)

  • AUG 10th Detriot, MI @ Trumbullplex 4210 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208 (313) 832-1845

  • AUG 11th Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's 331 S. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN

  • AUG 12th Chicago, IL Mauled By Tigers fest @ Beat Kitchen 2100 W. Belmont (773) 281-444 w/ Bananas, This bikes a pipe bomb, Defiance Ohio Underground Railroad to Candyland


  • AUG 14th MPLS, MN at 629 Cedar Avenue Triple Rock (2 shows: all ages early and ID late)

  • AUG 15th Pierre, SD Oahe Room 125 W. Pleasant Drive, Pierre, SD 57501

  • AUG 16th Billings, MT Cafe Eleven11 2526 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
  • 406.238.0011
  • AUG 18th, Missoula, MT at Raven Cafe 130 E. Broadway, Missoula MT 59802

  • AUG 19th Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Art Center 500 Boren Ave N Seattle Wa 98109

  • AUG 20th, 2006 Olympia, Wa @ Manuim 421 4th Ave. East Olympia WA.

  • AUG 21st Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212 503.284.8686

  • AUG 22nd Davis, CA Cafe Roma, 231 E Street, (530) 756-1615.

  • AUG 23rd Oakland, CA benefit for books to prisoners at Lobot gallery 1800 Campbell St. Oakland 94607.

  • AUG 24th SF, CA Hemlock tavern 1131 Polk Street SF, CA

  • AUG 25th LA, CA The Smell 247 S. Main St. LA, CA with Bi Polar Bear and A++

  • AUG 26th LBC, CA Babe's Wherehouse

  • AUG 27th Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon 124 South 11th st. Downtownd Las Vegas, NV 89101

  • AUG 29th Flagstaff, AZ All Ages early (The Hive 319 S. San Fransisco St) ID late (Monte Vista Lounge 100 N. San Francisco St.)

  • AUG 31st Denton, TX Rubber Gloves 411 E. Sycamore St.

  • Sept 1st, 2006 Austin, TX @ Okay Mountain 1312 Cesar Chavvez, STe. B Austin, TX 78702

  • Sept 2nd, 2006 New Orleans, LA @ BIG TOP 1638 Clio St. NOLA 70130

  • Sept 3rd Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9

  • Sept 4th Pensacola, FL SLUGGO'S 130 N. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32501-4839 (850) 435-0543

  • Sept 7th Richmond, VA Gallery 5 200 West Marshall St. RVA.

  • Sept 9th Vassar College Upstate NY

  • Sept 15th Swarthmore College, @ the Castle outside Philly, PA>

* * * * EUROPE TOUR * * * *
  • Sept 20-24th Nicosia, Cypress!!!!!!!

  • Sept 24th, 2006 su. 24.09 NL - Tilburg, Zuid bij Zuidwest Festival

  • mo. 25.09 NL - Amsterdam, OCCI

  • tu. 26.09 GER - Hannover, Cafe Glocksee free sho

  • we. 27.09 GER - Berlin, West Germany

  • th. 28.09 PL - tba (Poland)

  • fr. 29.09 GER - Dresden, Art der Kultur

  • sa. 30.09 GER - Koeln, Kulturbunker Muelheim (P&I Festival)

  • su. 01.10 GER - Trier, Ex-Haus + Spacehorse

  • mo. 02.10 F - Paris venue tba

  • tu. 03.10 F - Lyon, venue tba

  • we. 04.10 I - Genova, venue tba

  • th. 05.10 I - tba

  • fr. 06.10 SUI - Geneve, L'Usine

  • sa. 07.10 GER - Esslingen, Komma

  • su. 08.10 GER - München, Kafe Kult

  • mo. 09.10 A - Wien, Chelsea

  • tu. 10.10 GER - Leipzig, Frühauf

  • we. 11.10 GER - Bielefeld, AJZ

  • th. 12.10 GER - Mainz, KUZ

  • fr. 13.10 F - Metz, Le Tunnel

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


After a brief illness, a lengthy silence and not too much activity, J. Spaceman is embarking on a small Autumn UK tour and is commencing work on the next highly anticipated (by me at least) Spiritualized album

From the Spiritualized website:

Spaceman is set to embark on a rare acoustic 9-date tour of the UK this Autumn. The dates will showcase some of the songs from the forthcoming Spiritualized album as well as tracks from the Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized catalogues and songs from other artists. He will be accompanied on all dates by a string quartet, gospel singers and Doggen on Fender Rhodes. Spaceman has also resumed work mixing the follow-up to the hugely successful Top 5 album, 'Amazing Grace', which was halted last year due to serious illness. The new album, now due for release in early 2007, is described by Spaceman as being 'the work of the devil……with a little guidance from me.'

The last time I saw Mastodon was at the Bowery Ballroom on May 12th, 2005. Since then they have been playing these enormous arena shows with the likes of Slayer and other bigshots. Refusing to submit to a ridiculous trip to Camden to see these guys, I've been patiently awaiting a headlining tour of smaller venues. My, OUR, prayers have been answered as the band has recently announced a US tour. They will be supported by Converge and The Bronx. They hit Webster Hall on September 8th.