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Raspberry Bulbs at Saint Vitus, Oct 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Raspberry Bulbs

The previously discussed Raspberry Bulbs / Salvation / Pharmakon show at Saint Vitus on January 13 (tickets) has expanded to an extended weekend tour. Check out the dates of the four-day run below. Raspberry Bulbs contains members of Bone Awl, Rorschach, Italian Horn and more, and the band recently reissued Demos 2009/2010 via Personnel Records (a subsidiary of Seed Stock).

UPDATE: Raspberry Bulbs have also joined on as support for the previously discussed Iceage show at 285 Kent (tickets)

Pharmakon is hitting the road for a string of dates with Soren and Foreplay on the West Coast next week.

Members of Salvation also serve time in Night Sins, who have a new LP and recently played NYC.

All tour dates are listed below along with video.

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photos by Rebecca Reed

Quicksand at MHOW 8/25/2012

Quicksand completed their pair of NYC dates with a Saturday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/25), joined by Bowery Ballroom opener Italian Horn and special surprise guest Reggie Watts. The show, which sold-out almost instantaneously, reportedly saw the band much more relaxed as they tore through the identical set from the Bowery show (pictures/review) with an addition of the instrumental track "Baphomet" from their classic Slip. Setlist is below.

In a conversation with Walter Schreifels following the Music Hall show, he indicated that Quicksand were open to future dates depending on scheduling. But more importantly, he and the band enjoyed themselves and that the currently scheduled dates are far from the end of the road. Fingers crossed.

Until more dates surface, your last shot to catch Quicksand goes down at FYF in Los Angeles this weekend.

Pictures and video from MHoW are below.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG


Atlanta, Georgia in March of 1995. Quicksand played an amazing set that drove me so batshit-crazy that my keys were lost in the mosh pit. I previously had no intention of sticking around to see the headliners Offspring that night, but now I was forced to wait until the crowd cleared to find the car keys. After the closing notes of "Come Out and Play", I scoured the floor for the key ring, kicking away cups and single shoes to no avail. It was then that a guy approached me

"What did you lose?"

I looked up to see that it was Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega. I told him about the keys and we both looked through the filthy floor, talking about the new record Manic Compression until finally I gave up. Though I never found those keys, between the show and a moment with a member of one of my then-favorite bands, I gained something far more precious: a memory I'd never forget.

This was my favorite memory of Quicksand, a hard one to beat. But somehow the reunited post-hardcore heroes topped that at Bowery Ballroom last night (8/24). Looking greyer and balder, Walter Schreifels and co. were every bit as good as that night close to 20 years ago. Sure, Walter's pogo isn't quite as frequent and spastic stage moves have been replaced by creaking bones, but everything else was still balls-on accurate: start-stops, left turns and dynamics were all handled with precision. Not to mention the fact that their setlist was basically my personal wish list of favorites.

Great performance aside, the crowd responded to the post-hardcore heroes with an unexpected fervor for a crowd that skewed towards more Burn shirts than Expire. Old farts flexed their aching stage-dive muscles. Moshing from the greying set was bountiful. Bowery Ballroom was a singalong, and there was a moment when I realized that I had sung every word to a song that I hadn't heard in more than a decade. Fun night, and I am sure tonight will be similarly amazing.

Walter crowdsurfing

Italian Horn's Guided by Voices style pop opened the evening, and will do so again tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/25). Pictures from the melee that was Bowery Ballroom are below, along with a picture of the setlist.

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by BBG

King Dude at Home Sweet Home (more by Phil Maier)
King Dude

After blessing NYC (with a full band) earlier this month, King Dude will return to NYC to play Glasslands on July 5th, with RØSENKØPF, and Italian Horn, and DJ sets by Ryan Dais & Pieter Wierd. Tickets are on sale for what will be a stop before King Dude continues to Europe for a tour.

RØSENKØPF are welcoming their debut LP via WIERD Records on May 15th, and will celebrate the release with a show at Home Sweet Home on May 2nd. The show is one of two shows on the calendar for the gothic post-punk band, who will also play Le Poisson Rouge on 7/22 with Iceage (one of two NYC shows) and Martial Canterel (tickets still on sale).

Iceage, King Dude & RØSENKØPF all share a bill in June at Chaos in Tejas.

Preorder your copy of the self-titled RØSENKØPF LP via the label and stream some material from the record below alongside all tour dates....

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