Posted in music | tour dates on July 23, 2013

Cold Cave @ 285 Kent, 6/29/2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cold Cave

Pitchfork: How has the controversy surrounding your shows with Boyd Rice affected you?

WE: I guess you just can't say or do anything without opposition. People say art doesn't need to be explained, but then they demand an explanation. I know Boyd Rice as a kind, intelligent, influential individual, not as any of these things that people are saying about him personally. It's not my problem that people are ignorant or can't contextualize his work.

Pitchfork: Were you prepared at all for this sort of backlash?

WE: There's always a backlash no matter what you do. Of course I'm aware [of his previous statements]. People have always had this misunderstanding with his work, as they do many artists; sometimes people choose to separate someone's art from their personality and sometimes they can't. Boyd played New York four times that year and there hadn't been any issues. If anything, the mistake was assuming people could contextualize it. - [P4K]

Elsewhere in Pitchfork's interview with Cold Cave main man Wes Eisold says he's in a very creative period of his life currently, and he doesn't want "to let time pass me by even more than I've already allowed it to." Eisold is currently putting the finishing touches on the third Cold Cave record, tentatively titled Sunflower.

As mentioned, Cold Cave play (without Boyd Rice) Glasslands on September 4. Tickets for that show are still available. That follows a string of West Coast dates with synthpop legend Gary Numan (who also plays NYC). Cold Cave also have shows in the South and Southwest after the Glasslands show. All dates are listed below.

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Cold Cave - 2013 Tour Dates
Sat 08/24/13 Respectable Street Block Party West Palm Beach FL
Wed 08/28/13 Ace of Spades Sacramento CA Gary Numan
Thu 08/29/13 WOW Hall Eugene OR Gary Numan
Fri 08/30/13 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver BC Gary Numan
Sat 08/31/13 Neumos Seattle WA Vice Device
Sun 09/01/13 Wonder Ballroom Portland OR Gary Numan
Tue 09/03/13 Oakland Metro Operahouse Oakland CA Gary Numan
Wed 09/04/13 Glasslands Brooklyn NY
Thu 09/05/13 Ottobar Baltimore MD
Fri 09/06/13 The Hippodrome St Richmond VA Fall Line Fest
Sat 09/07/13 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC
Sun 09/08/13 The Earl Atlanta GA
Tue 09/10/13 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville FL
Wed 09/11/13 The Social Orlando FL
Thu 09/12/13 Club Downunder Tallahassee FL
Fri 09/13/13 Hi Ho Lounge New Orleans LA
Sat 09/14/13 Walters Houston TX
Sun 09/15/13 Red 7 Austin TX
Tue 09/17/13 Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX
Wed 09/18/13 Club Congress Tucson AZ

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Comments (28)

remember BV's naive "we just want to report the news on big snow!"

and then they post blatant comment bait like ANOTHER POST ABOUT BOYD RICE. meat for the dogs to rip up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 5:27 PM

why does anyone care about this band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 5:39 PM

Let's talk about Gary Numan!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 5:40 PM

"I guess you just can't say or do anything without opposition."

FTFY:
"I guess you can't just say or do anything without opposition."

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 5:58 PM

This guys is such a serious, tortured artist. So deep. So deep. Makes me want to cry about how difficult he has it, and how no one will ever get his art.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 6:00 PM

Sieg heil!
Lay down with dogs, you wind up with fleas.
Seriously, it isn't that complicated and neither is Boyd Rice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 7:23 PM

Here's a question for Wes Eisold:

Why are you doing American Nightmare again after years and years of saying you never would do the band again moreover being divorced from the hardcore scene, why are all the recent AN shows $25 advance and $30 day of show, and how come you have yet to play a definitive Boston hardcore show i.e. a Boston or Cambridge show with current good, hardworking Boston/area hardcore bands?

Posted by D | July 23, 2013 9:15 PM

Because your mom.

Posted by Wesley Eisold | July 23, 2013 10:00 PM

@ 9:15 Because he doesn't give a fuck, just like everyone else.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2013 11:27 PM

today i did a couple of things with virtually no opposition.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 12:19 AM

carlos danger world tour

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 8:40 AM

Max Hornwich, srs internet tough guy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 9:36 AM

@ 9:15 Because he doesn't give a fuck, just like everyone else.

Posted by Up Essencia | July 24, 2013 10:29 AM

Because your mom.

Posted by ciao | July 24, 2013 10:30 AM

today i did a couple of things with virtually no opposition.

Posted by Polishop | July 24, 2013 10:30 AM

Wrong thread jack ass. Something tells me you didnt read the blog in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 10:33 AM

Lets give Wes a hand....and Jamie Jasta thumb...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 10:42 AM

I wish someone shot Boyd Rice.

Props to all the big snow goin up Wes and Doms noses

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

Guys, someone cut & paste that as a joke. How stupid are you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 11:35 AM

Hey @9:15. I went to one of the AN reunion shows and left early. It sucked. But you know what? Half their shows 13 years ago sucked too, they were great when they were on, but when they were off it was always a complete shit show. They want to do shows and charge whatever who gives a damn? They/Wes divorced from the scene because the scene became a spectacle around them. "Play with Real hardcore bands"? Jesus fuck you're a jackass.

Boston scene sucked then, sucked now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 12:41 PM

Wes: just put on your one leather sleeve and shut the fuck up already.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 12:57 PM

All of those Fall Out Boy royalties are funding Wes' projects. He should be thankful for that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 12:59 PM

I went to an American Nightmare show, didn't know who they were, the bill was something like american nightmare, the impossibles, the movielife maybe, the one-handed lead singer jumped off stage and slapped a person upside the head, completely unreasonable

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2013 1:53 PM

Hey look a dumbass who paid $25 advance or $30 day of show to see a band who sucked half the time 13 years ago.

Spare me Wes/the band left the scene because it became a "spectacle around them" when that wasn't/isn't the case.

Yeah play with real hardcore bands not New Lows because the singer has to have his stupid mug everywhere and up his profile cuz he writes for Vice Magazine, "you jackass."

Congrats on being Dipshit #3865 asshurt that I took a dump on a band you thought sucked half the time and enough for you to whine about it.

Posted by D | July 24, 2013 9:01 PM

Lol @ people defending tr00 hardcore.

I'm glad Wes came back to take all you stupid man children's money.

Wahhh wahhhh wahhhh hardcore!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 1:44 AM

1:44pm you wouldn't know what "trUE" hardcore was if it bit you on the ass.

Yeah, real cool Wes does his cashgrab. It's all good, he only capitalizes on dumbfucks like you. Cool.

I love how you're all upset about me telling you your hero is a fakeass herb.

Are you gonna fuck him? 'Doubt he'll fuck you.

Posted by D | July 25, 2013 4:06 AM

maybe they could talk Adolf Satan into opening for them, or Nose Bomb. Then would you be happy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2013 5:17 AM

Comments like these always make me wonder if they have ever actually listened to the song they are referring to.´╗┐

Posted by Kareem | May 17, 2014 4:16 AM

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