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Blue Jungle (touring from LA) & I’m Turning Into (members of My Teenage Stride) – MP3, shows tonight & other dates

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Blue Jungle – Here We Go Again (MP3)

Blue Jungle
Blue Jungle

One could easily imagine L.A.’s Blue Jungle on the same bill as Thee Oh Sees, with their reverbed-out sound but instead they’re playing Cameo Gallery tonight (10/8). Blue Jungle seem more inspired by mid-80s goth indie (Siouxsie, The Fall [yes they were], Lick the Tins) than girl groups or the normal C-86 influences, which definitely sets them apart. Their debut album, Baby Don’t Cry, is hard to find — physically at least, it’s on Emusic and iTunes — but is well worth seeking out. My favorite song from it, “Here We Go Again,” is downloadable at the top of this page, and you can get more freebies from their website. Tonight’s Cameo show, which is a Crashin’ In party, also has Holy Hail, Mama Bear and We Are Country Mice.

Blue Jungle are also playing Shea Stadium (it was supposed to be Silent Barn, but has moved) tomorrow (10/9) with Montreal’s Valleys who are at Bruar Falls tonight. More on that show in another post.

One last tidbit for tonight (10/8). At Silent Barn tonight are a newish band called I’m Turning Into who make super catchy ’90s influenced indie rock (I’m talking Pavement and Superchunk). Two of them also now serve time in My Teenage Stride. If you can’t make tonight’s show, they’ve got a few more gigs coming up which are listed below.

Blue Jungle – 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 8 Cameo Gallery w/ Mama Bear and We Are Country Mice Brooklyn, New York
Oct 9 Shea Stadium w/ Young Boys and The German Measles Queens, New York
Oct 10 31st Street Pub w/The Fresh & Onlys, and the Box Elders Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Oct 11 The Cobra Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Oct 12 Ames Progressive Office w/ Br’er Ames, Iowa
Oct 13 Old Curtis St Bar w/ Woodsman and Tjutjuna Denver, Colorado
Oct 14 The Woodshed w/ The Astrals Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 15 425 E Spotswood w/ Nonie & the Static and Cougar LS Moscow, Idaho
Oct 16 ABC House w/ CHRISTMAS. Olympia, Washington
Oct 17 Da Punx Palace w/ Magic Johnson and Nucular Animals Portland, Oregon
Oct 25 The Smell Downtown Los Angeles, California
Oct 27 Racheal Ray’s Cooking Accident on KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine Irvine, California
Oct 31 The Unity Church Long Beach, California
Nov 20 Al Borde Acoustic Sessions Los Angeles, California
Dec 31 BURGER RECORDS New Years Eve Broo Ha Ha @ LKEG Gallery Los Angeles, California

I’m Turning Into – “Chopsticks”

I’m Turning Into – 2009 upcoming shows
Oct 8 Silent Barn w/ Whatever Brains / PC Worship / The Men Ridgewood, Queens, New York
Oct 9 house party Richmond, Indiana
Oct 10 Earlham College w/ Screaming Females / Future Islands / Anti-Magic Richmond, Indiana
Oct 16 The Glass Door w/ Shark? / Fluffy Lumbers / Aquadora / gorgeous young lady Brooklyn, New York
Oct 30 Silent Barn w/ Shark? / Sundelles Ridgewood, Queens, New York
Dec 7 Cameo Gallery w/ Dinosaur Feathers / Shark? / Coyote Eyes Brooklyn, New York

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