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Onetime Sun City Girls guitarist and Sublime Frequencies founder Alan Bishop is back in NYC with his Alvarius B project, playing -- as he's done before -- tonight and Friday (8/14 & 8/15) at Union Pool. Both shows are with Egyptian-Canadian composer and improvisational musician Sam Shalabi, The Byron Coley Trio and DJ Mike Wolf. It's the start of a short East Coast tour (dates are listed below). Tickets are available at the door for tonight's show and if you buy online for Friday's you get a free tour-only Alvarius B 7" and a chapbook of Byron Coley poetry with purchase.

Meanwhile, Alan's brother and fellow Sun City Girl member, Richard Bishop, will soon be on tour with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji and those dates include a stop in NYC at Issue Project Room on September 6 (tickets), and a show one day later (September 7) at WFMU's new performance space Monty Hall. It is a:

Full public live performance, recording for air for Brian Turner's radio show on WFMU. Tashi Dorji is Bhutan-born guitarist absorbed a childhood full of shortwave radio before moving to the US and discovering Derek Bailey and Albert Ayler and incorporating all his musical loves into a truly varied and forward-thinking vocabulary. In this era some may have chalked up the guitar to have exhausted itself as a means of breaking new boundaries in expression, yet Dorji, now in North Carolina, has wowed such advanced axemen as Bill Orcutt, Ben Chasny, and Sir Richard Bishop of the Sun City Girls who is part two of tonight's bill, making his second appearance on Brian's show. Open to the public at WFMU's ground floor performance space, Monty Hall. Set time is 8pm on Sunday, September 7th, at 43 Montgomery Street in Jersey City (near Exchange Place and Grove PATH stops).
Tickets are available for that too.

All tour dates for Alvarius B and Richard Bishop are listed, along with some song streams, below...

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Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Built to Spill

The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

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