Entries tagged with: Pinback
photo: Rob Crow w/ Pinback at ACL 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Pinback frontman Rob Crow (also of other bands and a solo artist) plans to quit music (and social media) to focus on his family. He wrote on Facebook:
I'm fine.He also tweeted, "In fact, i think I'm gonna finish up & release all my current records & give up. Thanks you guys! I really appreciated it."
I have just come to the realization that making music in this climate is financially irresponsible to my family and ultimately humiliating to my psyche.
Im going to finish and release the work I've already spent my heart and tears on, but even that is likely to ruin me.
My kids are growing and my downstairs studio would probably be put to better use as a bedroom.
I'll keep a small setup with which I can use for scoring, editing and things when they come up.
Also quitting Facebook and Twitter and using that energy to concentrate on writing in my journal.
Chucking the booze as well will help with that.
I just trying to make a mature decision and be a responsible husband and father.
No new music is a bummer to hear, but it's hard to argue being a responsible parent. Here's to hoping we get another album when they go to college!
Pinback last released Information Retrieved in 2012. Stream a fan favorite off their 2001 album, Blue Screen Life, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Our friends Washed Up Emo launched this site IsThisBandEmo.com where you can type in a band's name and get the "emo council"'s verdict on whether or not said band is emo. It's a fun/funny site with some indisputable ones (like American Football), some that will surely anger people (sorry Fall Out Boy fans), and of course some on-the-fencers (let the Jawbreaker arguments begin). Whether or not a band is emo is of course an Extremely Important Issue, and we wanted to have some fun with it and stir it up some more by putting together a list of 10 great songs by non-emo bands that are pretty damn emo. Credit where it's due: in coming up with the list, I googled a bit to see other opinions on how emo these bands are, and found that Popstache did a similar list in 2011, and it actually included two of the same bands as this one.
Emo isn't meant as a bad word here, just a genre. Check out our list, in no particular order, below...
"Drive Like Jehu set was great. Hoping for more gigs & that this is not a one off despite what John Reis says. Worth 3.5 hour drive. sinews!" - Toddrick Spalding
"Drive Like Jehu, best show of the summer man." - Madison Woodward
"Wow Drive Like Jehu just sounded amazing. Like no time had passed. And with Rob Crow from Pinback joining. They need to tour. No question" - P Squared
"Words I never thought I would ever get to say: 'Drive Like Jehu sounded amazing live.'" - Luke Sigler
"drive like jehu concert was short but they sounded tight as hell" - Justin Hogg
"Pretty sure Drive Like Jehu just played the loudest show in the 99-year history of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. " - Matthew T. Hall
"OMG drive like jehu!!!! jk I dunno who the fuck that is lol" - Tennie Marie B.
Drive Like Jehu in San Diego's Balboa Park - 8/31/2014 (photo by Tod Seelie)
Legendary, influential post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu reunited for their first show in 19 years last night (8/31) in their hometown of San Diego. The free show, which they're saying was a one-off, happened in Balboa Park and was a chance for them to perform with the outdoor venue's Spreckels Pipe Organ (played by organist Carol Williams), one of the world's largest pipe organs and one that's been used for concerts since 1914. Their 5-song set included four songs from their final album, 1994's Yank Crime, as well as one from their 1991 self-titled debut. For their closing track, "Luau," they were joined by Rob Crow of fellow San Diego band Pinback. The show streamed live online last night, and you can now watch videos of the entire show, with the setlist, below.
Though they're saying that's the only Drive Like Jehu reunion show (but our fingers are crossed that it won't be!), the band has members in other bands including Hot Snakes who play Riot Fest Chicago in September, Rocket from the Crypt who play Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, and others.
Videos and setlist below...
Pinback at ACL 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
San Diego indie rockers Pinback celebrate the 10th anniversary of Summer in Abaddon this year, and in honor of that Touch & Go is reissuing the album on limited edition maroon vinyl which will be available at Touch & Go's site and the stops of Pinback's just-announced the tour. The tour, which will be opened by Sacramento math rockers Tera Melos, hits NYC on September 13 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/20) at noon with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (6/19) at noon.
All dates are listed, with a couple Summer in Abaddon videos, below...
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
QOTSA / Okkervil River / Blind Boys of Alabama / the scene 10/11/2013
Will Sheff and his band Okkervil River showed up for work Friday at the Honda Stage in a much different frame of mind than they did the previous Friday. "Playing festivals is the most fun, but also the most stressful thing we do," he said. "But having played here just last week makes it less nerve-wracking." All the sound mixes from last week have been kept on hard drives for every band returning.Weekend 2 of Austin's ACL Music Festival is underway as we speak, with an almost identical line-up and schedule and the first. Friday night (10/11) featured sets from Arctic Monkeys, Okkervil River, Queens of the Stone Age, Blind Boys of Alabama, Vampire Weekend, and more. Pictures from those bands' sets and more of the action are in this post.
Since this is the first year the Austin City Limits Music Festival has taken place on two consecutive weekends, with nearly identical lineups, Friday was the day to see if the lack of spontaneity would zap any of the enthusiasm from the first weekend. But the only difference seemed to be that everyone -- from bands to crews to fans -- seemed to be a bit more relaxed. We know how to do this. -[The Statesman]
Weekend 2 continues today (10/12) with sets from The Cure, Wilco, Passion Pit, Kings of Leon, Junip and loads of others. If you're not there, you can stream it live. We'll have more coverage of Weekend 2 of ACL 2013 BrooklynVegan and on BV Austin so stay tuned. You can check out pics from Weekend 1 as well. Meanwhile, more pics from Weekend 2, Day 1 below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Vampire Weekend / Arctic Monkeys / Depeche Mode @ ACL Fest 10/4/2013
Austin's 2013 ACL Festival kicked off the first of its two consecutive weekends on Friday (10/4) with bands across eight different stages at Zilker Park, including Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age (who taped an episode the ACL TV show the night before), Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Jimmy Eat World, Pinback, Savages, hometown heroes Black Angels and more. Pictures from those bands -- and more -- are in this post.
Another set of Depeche Mode pics from ACL Friday are up at BV Austin. Stay tuned for more ACL coverage. More day 1 pics below...
Notice any new art near McCarren Park recently? This press release explains:
Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo's stirring soundtrack for David Gordon Green's meditative new film, Prince Avalanche, was released last week. To accompany its release, a beautiful panoramic mural was painted on a wall across from McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.The mural painting, pictured above, is on the side of Turkey's Nest Tavern in Williamsburg. Temporary Residence were also the ones responsible for that recent Pinback mural in Williamsburg, the documented creation of which became the "Proceed to Memory" video (which we posted with news of Pinback's upcoming tour).
Jeremy deVine, founder of the band's longtime label Temporary Residence Ltd., documented the painting of Esteban Rey's signature artwork. The film documents the 3-day painting process from color mixing to final brush strokes, and features the painters wearing the same iconic overalls and hard hats worn by Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in the film (and listening to the same vintage boom box). The video is scored by soundtrack's closing song, the standout "Send Off".
Watch the videos of both murals being created, along with all upcoming EITS tour dates (we recently caught them at Osheaga), below...
by Bill Pearis
(via @SoundbitesNYC Instagram)
Pinback are never too far from my thoughts. Mainly because their billboard for new album, Information Retrieved, which the erected for the "Proceed to Memory" time-lapse video, is at the end of my block in Williamsburg and I pass by it every day.
Pinback won't be too from you either, most likely, as they'll be on an extensive North American tour this summer which hits NYC at Irving Plaza on September 13 with Deathfix (the project of Fugazi's Brenden Canty). Tickets for that show go on LiveNation and Music Geeks presales on Thursday (5/16) at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks") with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/17) at 10 AM.
All tour dates are listed, alongside the "Proceed to Memory" video, below.
Pinback in Chicago in 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
The band are continuing to tour in support of the album and will return to NYC for a show on March 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/1) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/31) at noon. A list of all tour dates and the video below...
The Mountain Goats @ Vic Theatre, Chicago, October 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
today in NYC
* Sherita @ Barbes
* Nas @ Times Square
* Mike Daisey @ Joe's Pub
* SWEET @ The Slipper Room
* Jack Quartet @ The Stone
* Johnny Winter @ BB King's
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Jake Bugg @ The Living Room
* Freelance Whales @ Maxwell's
* Aaron Dore @ Cake Shop
* Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Beacon Theatre
* The Mountain Goats @ Carnegie Hall
* Amy Lynn @ the Gun Show @ Joe's Pub
* Comic Book Club Live @ Fontana's
* Adios Ghost, Isadora @ Mercury Lounge
* The Airborne Toxic Event @ Webster Hall
* An Evening With Molly Ringwald @ 54 Below
* Freakwater, Arbouretum @ The Bell House
* Highly Suspect, Wakey! Wakey! @ Mercury Lounge
* Underoath, Mewithoutyou, Letlive @ Irving Plaza
* Vandana Jain, Plastic Flowers, Beca @ Glasslands
* Little Feat, Leon Russell @ Capitol Theater (Port Chester)
* The Young Rapscallions, Motive @ Highline Ballroom
* Boy Girl Party, Bertie Blackman, Emily Danger @ The Delancey
* We Run, The Veevees, Butter The Children, Cold Fronts @ Cameo Gallery
* Reggie Watts, Marina Franklin, Rob Cantrell, Chris Rozzi @ Union Pool
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, The Netherlands, Man Made Sun, Writer, Spookfish @ Pianos
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Pinback made a video for their song "Proceed to Memory" that is time-lapse footage the painting of their album cover for Information Retrieved on the side of a building (which is on Bedford / N. 1st in Williamsburg if you wanna see it in person). You can watch the video below.
Pinback and their Alembic at MHoW in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Now unfortunately we've all heard the story of band's gear getting stolen. But how many times have we heard of a band's gear being stolen mid-set, then getting it back, all without halting the music? Lets give a round of applause to Pinback.
The celebrated local indie-rock band was playing at Sunset Temple in North Park to a packed crowd as part of San Diego Music Thing. The show started at around 11 p.m., and everything was going great until about half an hour into their set, when Pinback bassist / keyboardist / singer Zach Smith glanced over to the backstage area to his right.The thief was arrested and taken into custody.
"Hey," he said, "did somebody steal my second bass over there?"
The show ground to a halt as the three members--Smith, guitarist / singer Rob Crow and drummer Chris Prescott--dashed offstage to investigate. A few minutes later, a visibly frazzled Crow came back onstage to explain to the audience that Smith's bass had, indeed, been swiped mid-set.
The custom-built bass is very rare, very expensive and made by the company Alembic, Crow said...Pinback's drummer saved the day. While surveying the block, Prescott explained, he spotted a man stuffing the bass into a trashcan, and then saw the man run down the street. Prescott tried to stop him several times--at one point, he says, the man begged just to be let go--before successfully intercepting him inside Queen Bee's, a venue located a few blocks away from Sunset Temple on Ohio Street -[SDCity Beat]
Rob Crow played a solo set while the rest of the band searched for the bass, returning to stage after 40 minutes and continuing as a band for the next 50 minutes. The band returned for two encores.
Pinback at MHOW in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Pinback are finally releasing the followup to 2007's Autumn of the Seraphs with their new album, Information Retrieved, which is due out on October 16. The album will feature the tracks "Sherman" and "True North," which were released as Record Store Day singles in 2011, and the new track, "Proceed to Memory" -- all of which can be streamed below, where you'll also find the album's cover art and tracklist.
Pinback will be supporting the new album with a tour later this year.
All of the dates haven't been announced yet, but some have been revealed including a NYC show which happens on November 12 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/31) at 10 AM with a Live Nation/Music Geeks presale starting Thursday (8/30) at 10 AM.
UPDATE: All dates have been announced and are listed, along with the song streams, cover art and tracklist, below.
Pinback at MHoW (more by Tim Griffin)
Filmmaker John David Schardt writes:
It's been a long time coming. Pinback deserves a documentary about them.Currently $95 into its $1100 goal, you can contribute to the cause at Kickstarter.
They've been carving their way through the indie rock scene over the last decade. This ultimately private, unconventional, yet fan friendly band has definitely made their mark on the music industry and more importantly their fans.
I have been granted access to join [Pinback] and step behind the scenes where no one else has quite gone before. This was an idea that had always been floating about but never really picked up any steam. I asked Rob Crow, who's a good friend of mine, about why there hasn't been one... the band is humble and, well... private... they're not a typical touring band... they're not really a typical band at all... but I think that's what's so appealing about them. So, as it goes, I am independently embarking on this journey, albeit with Pinback's blessing. I am doing it as a labor of love for the band and the acknowledgement that so many out there would love to see more about this amazing group.
Soon they're heading to Europe and while I have most of the costs covered thus far, I need a bit more help to make sure this part of journey goes off as planned.
I have already joined them on other legs of their most recent past tours. Slowly, I am adding up footage. I am also in the process of shooting as many interviews with the eclectic group of people who were past touring band members who are now strewn across the country.
Please, help support this amazing this amazing project. ^_^
Pinback at MHOW (more by Tim Griffin)
Though still no word of any Three Mile Pilot dates on the East Coast, Zach Smith's other project Pinback is heading past the Mississippi to play a string of tour dates. Those dates will include a stop in NYC at Highline Ballroom on April 29th. Tickets are on sale.
Pinback is not touring behind an announced new record, so no word as to whether the dates show will be regular Pinback sets or like one of the special sets like they did last month that concentrated on either all of This Is a Pinback Record or all of Blue Screen Life.
All tour dates and some videos below.
Obits @ Brooklyn Bowl 7/31 (ameliaaah)
Obits teamed up with Polvo for the first Brooklyn Seaport Music show at Brooklyn Bowl on July 31st (it moved there due to rain). Next the group will be opening three dates on Pinback's upcoming tour. One of those will be an October 30th (mischief night) show at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still on sale.
Obits were recently visited by Vice TV's Practice Space, which came to their Gowanus lair to discuss age-ism, time traveling and to tape them playing a bunch of songs. That with all tour dates, below...
Live Nation santas outside Irving Plaza - 7/14/2009 (Jason DeCrow/AP Images)
Live Nation has been dealing with the recession, or at least their recession, by putting tickets on sale like crazy this summer. They've been continuing week after week with their No Service Fee Wednesdays (for lawn tickets at amphitheater shows). This past Tuesday they sent multiple Santa Clauses to give out tickets outside Irving Plaza here in NYC. And there are $5.00 ticket promotions running for both Citi Cardmember holders and Subway sub eaters (code = Subway$5tix). NYC show tickets you can get for $5.00 include Pinback, Bob Mould, Son Volt, Alice in Chains AND STRYPER, Suffocation (playing with Necrophagist on Sunday), Marduk, Obituary, Vader and KMFDM, Brian Wilson in Westbury, and Motorhead, Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays, and Islands. Supposedly Pet Shop Boys are $5.00 too, but I can't get that to work.
by Black Bubblegum
Merle Allin, Pinback's Rob Crow, and Dino Sex (Sweet shirt Rob!)
Pinback are hitting the road this fall. The San Diego band, whose last LP was 2007's Autumn of The Seraphs on Touch N Go, will be premiering some material from their upcoming Temporary Residence Limited debut, not due until Spring 2010. One of the new dates is on Devil's Night (10/30, apropo for Senor Goblin Cock?) at Irving Plaza. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday, 6/19 at noon here. They play Halloween in Boston.
Orphan has a few dates of their own as well, including a string of dates with the great Malkuth, none of which are in NYC. However, the band IS playing NYC on June 21st as part of the Tom Tom Magazine Benefit at Public Assembly, and again on August 16th with Night Horse and Tournament at Union Pool. Night Horse has also scheduled a second NYC date, at Pianos three days earlier (8/13) with TK Webb & The Visions, Barracks.
All Orphan, Night Horse, and Pinback dates are below..
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Young Widows @ Red 7 in Austin - March 21, 2009
Young Widows are in town, and the Louisville Sluggers will be joined by like-minded Aussies My Disco, as well as punks Tournament and caustic drum machine killers of The Austerity Program. I'm talking about the show at Europa in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/1). Tickets are still available. Fans of The Austerity Program can also check for the band at Union Pool on April 26th if you can't make it tonight (shame on you).
In other news, Young Widows' current -uh- recording residence, Temporary Residence Limited, recently announced the signing of Pinback to their label... a move they proudly label "PINBACK + TEMPORARY RESIDENCE = PB&J W/ THE CRUSTS CUT OFF!". Agreed, though I guess it depends on the type of jelly.
Pinback would like to thank Touch and Go Records for putting out our last 2 releases. We have nothing but good things to say about the label. It's hard to see them go. The releases that they did over the last 25+ years have been an inspiration to us, and it was an honor to be on the label.... At the same time we are looking forward to starting a new chapter in Pinback's future with Temporary Residence... We can't wait and are looking forward to writing a solid new record for them."This is not the first TRL / Rob Crow (of Pinback) joint venture. They released his solo album Living Well on the label in 2007.
Young Widows were busy-as-all-get-out during SXSW, but still found time to add a last minute, late show at Red 7 on March 21st (the final night of SXSW). They did it to open for the almighty Frodus who used a lot of Young Widows' gear (and who also played hours earlier at Radio Room). Young Widows pics from that show are above and below (Frodus pics coming one day soon).
"Goblin Cock is a band from beyond time, beyond space, beyond your naive concept of dimension in METAL. Since before your pathetic "god" had supposedly "created" you and your kind, Lord Phallus was hunkered in a cybertimeship/fun dungeon skating the layers of what was considered "true metal"in all societies and in all generations. Eventually His Majesty realized that he really didnt care and launched a full-scale war against bland metal with and emphasis on ACTUALLY HAVING A GOOD TIME! "Bagged and Boarded" is the first assualt on your laughable 5 senses (Lord Phallus and his kind have 32). Expect a future double whammy in the form of "Come With Me if You Want to Live" - a collection of new supercharged action-metal wonderhits, and "Dragonfucker" - the 20+ minute uberpiece with a bside of numerous BRUTAL cover songs (the roaches, the osmonds, and the monkees have been rumored). arrrgghh! -"Total" Dick McThinkseeknowseverything"As promised, Rob Crow's hooded metal project Goblin Cock are going on tour soon, and that includes a February 9th show in NYC at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale. NY's own Warship ("the crushing new project by From Autumn To Ashes members Francis Mark (vocals/drums) and Rob Lauritsen (guitar/bass)"). open all dates, which are listed below...
Goblin Cock's latest press release is below...
photos by Tim Griffin
DOWNLOAD: Kylesa - Bottom Line (MP3)
Pinback played Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Saturday night (September 27th). Kylesa opened that, and the show they played one day later at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. More pictures from the Brooklyn show below...
sBACH - out since Aug 19 on Suicide Squeeze
by Black Bubblegum
Savannah, Georgia's Kylesa has announced a tour of the East Coast that will see the band teaming up with Pinback on a few, including both previously announced NYC dates. Tickets are still available for both (Bowery on 9/28 here, MHOW on 9/27 here). As reported, the band is currently working on their follow-up to Time Will Fuse It's Worth which will (again) be produced by guitarist Philip Cope. Tour dates are down below.
Last time Kylesa was here, they killed the Knitting Factory with The Ocean, Lair Of The Minotaur & Withered. Lair Of The Minotaur are headed back to NYC with M.O.D. - tickets are still available. Withered are headed back to NYC with Watain.
Kylesa shares a drummer with Capsule. Capsule's buddies Torche recently played Webster Hall with Boris.
In related awesome heavy music with female frontwomen news, Made Out Of Babies are hitting Europe, but not before playing a few US dates including a show in Brooklyn at Southpaw with Pigs & Pistola and another in Ohio with the mighty Keelhaul. Brooklyn tickets are on sale.
Dates and flyers below...
Tickets are on presale for an upcoming Regina Spektor show in Brooklyn.
Pinback are going on tour in July and September. They'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 27th and Bowery Ballroom the very next day. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon. All tour dates below...