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Retox
Retox

Retox, the ripping punk project of The Locust's Justin Pearson, and heavy noise rockers Whores are set to hit the road together in eearly 2015. That excellent double bill hits NYC on February 21 at Saint Vitus. TIckets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (12/12). All dates are listed below.

Earlier this month, Retox released with a split with Narrows (the current band of Botch vocalist Dave Verellen) and you can stream a contribution from each, below. Speaking of Botch, bassist Brian Cook recently spoke to Noisey about the possibility of a reunion and said "I have always said 'never,' but I have now been instructed by the other dudes in the band to stop saying that." "I won't say never anymore," he continued. Well that's something! Fingers crossed.

Another of Brian's defunct bands, These Arms Are Snakes (which also featured Ryan Frederiksen of Narrows), also recently unearthed a cover of Lost Sounds' "Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home" on a split with The Coathangers. You can stream that, and The Coathangers' cover of The Gun Club's "Sex Beat" from the split, below too.

Continue reading "Retox released a split w/ Narrows, touring w/ Whores; Botch "won't say never" regarding a reunion"

Burgerama

Man, Burger Records is really feeling the Angus Soundtrack '90s kids lately. First they signed The Muffs and now they've booked Weezer for their fourth Burgerama festival happening March 28-29 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. And that's not their only kinda-crazy booking this year. They've also got Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the current version of Gang of Four, and of course plenty of awesome more expected names like Ty Segall, Black Lips, J Mascis, Ariel Pink, Roky Erickson, King Khan & BBQ Show, FIDLAR, White Fence, together PANGEA, The Queers, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, JEFF the Brotherhood, La Luz, Girl Band and still plenty more as you can see in the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday (12/12).

Continue reading "Weezer, Bone Thugs, Gang of Four, J Mascis, Ty Segall, Black Lips, Ariel Pink & more playing Burgerama Four (lineup)"

photos by Debi Del Grande

The Muffs / Best Coast / La Sera
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Song by song, band by band they came. Peach Kelli Pop, the catchy, girl-group suggestive punk band fronted by Allie Hanlon, delivered verse-chorus-verse songs about love and heartbreak. The primal Coathangers, from Atlanta, offered a more menacing set, highlighting tracks from their new album, "Suck My Shirt." Featuring swapped vocals from Julia Kugel (a.k.a. Crook Kid Coathanger) and drummer Stephanie Luke (Rusty Coathanger), the band delivered the most dangerous and aggressive set of the night -- and one of the best.

Scene figureheads the Muffs, led by rocket-fueled singer-guitarist Kim Shattuck, recently reconvened to release a new album on Burger, and the band performed selections of it and its much-loved '90s back catalog to fans who knew every word, and younger others first hearing the bridge that connects older acts with new headliners like the Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast. - [LA Times]

Burger Records presented Burger A-Go-Go on Saturday (8/2) at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA featuring an all-girl-group (or at least female-fronted) lineup, including Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, The Muffs, Shannon & the Clams, La Sera, The Coathangers, Peach Kelli Pop, Death Valley Girls, and a whole lot more. Pictures from Burger A-Go-Go are in this post.

For those of us who don't live in the OC, you can get a taste of Burger's spirit on the upcoming Burger Caravan of Stars tour, featuring The Coathangers, Cherry Glazerr (who was in NYC this past weekend), together PANGEA and more. The NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom is October 30 and tickets are still available. Shannon & the Clams will be here soon too.

More pics from Burger A-Go-Go below...

Continue reading "Burger A-Go-Go fest in pics (Best Coast, The Muffs, Dum Dum Girls, Shannon & the Clams, Coathangers, La Sera & more)"

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Shannon & the Clams will be visiting NYC in September, where they'll play three shows: Union Pool on 9/9 with Las Rosas, then Death by Audio on 9/11 (openers TBA), and Palisades on 9/12 with Las Rosas again and more TBA. Tickets for both Union Pool and Palisades are on sale now.

Before that, Shannon & the Clams will be playing the Burger A-Go-Go festival in Santa Ana, CA with Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, The Muffs, Peach Kelli Pop, The Coathangers and lots more. Tickets are on sale. Burger sure does love to throw big shows, like the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, CA last week. Video of Shannon & the Clams playing that, plus the current line-up for the Burger A-Go-Go, and the list of all of Shannon's dates, below.

Continue reading "Shannon & the Clams playing shows, including 3 NYC dates & Burger A-Go-Go fest w/ Best Coast, Muffs, more (lineup)"

together PANGEA @ Burgerama III (more by Debi Del Grande)
Together Pangea

Burger Records, the OC record store/label/lifestyle, is doing their Caravan of All Stars roadshow again this year with a load of bands from their roster taking part at various points on the trek. together PANGEA are on all dates, including the NYC stop which happens at Bowery Ballroom on October 30 with The Coathangers Cherry Glazer, AJ Davila & Terror Amor, Mozes & the Firstborn, and Wax Witches. More acts may be added later and tickets will be available soon via Ticketmaster.

You can catch Cherry Glazerr before that as they play NYC at the end of the month. All dates and lineups of the 2014 Burger Caravan of All Stars Tour are listed below...

Continue reading "Together Pangea going on 2014 Burger Caravan of All Stars tour; NYC date w/ Coathangers, Cherry Glazerr & more"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Mastodon

Progged-out sludge-metal royalty Mastodon return next week, releasing their sixth full-length, Once More 'Round the Sun, on Warner imprint Reprise. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Deftones, Rush), you can stream it in its entirety over at iTunes Radio. You can also preorder the album for download there, or you can reserve a cool vinyl package here. There's even the option to pay using bitcoin.

The album is a tight, classic rock-vibing continuation of the Atlanta boys' more traditional songwriting approach that they brought to The Hunter, but with a heavier, knottier feel that registers as a bit of a throwback to their Blood Mountain days. It features the usual howling cameo from Neurosis' Scott Kelly, as well as a truly bizarre guest spot from fellow Atlanta-dwellers The Coathangers. Throw in some of the downright catchiest choruses they've yet concocted and this thing ends up a seriously satisfying addition to the band's canon.

The band has a couple North American shows left before they hit Europe for a massive tour with Slayer, Ghost and Gojira, after which they'll be back in the US for a stop at Riot Fest and more. We've got those dates listed, as well as the video for the single "High Road," below.

Continue reading "Mastodon streaming new album (listen + updated tour dates)"

Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom earlier this year (more by PSquared)
Nick

Brooklyn Night Bazaar is part of Northside Festival this year, offering cool shows next weekend. Unlike most BKNB shows, however, they are not free. Friday, June 13 is classic R&B lover Nick Waterhouse, plus The Vandelles and DJ Jonathan Toubin. The Saturday (6/14) BKNB Northside show is headlined by Baths with the rest of the lineup TBA. And, as posted already, Sunday (6/15) it's Watain and Kosmodemonic.

Tickets for all three BKNB shows during Northside are on sale now.

This weekend's shows at BKNB are curated by Gorilla Vs Bear / Forest Family with Friday (6/6) being a strong lineup of Ejecta, Lee Bannon, Dent May, and Braveyoung with Bravves and Weekend's Shaun Durkan as DJs; then on Saturday (6/7) it's Diana, and a "Secret Super Special Guest Performance." Any guesses? Those shows are free and all ages.

There are some other additions to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. On June 20, it's former Virgins singer Donald Cumming playing his first-ever NYC solo show, plus Not Blood Paint, and Tow3rs. Then on June 21 it's a garagey bill of The Coathangers, Dameht, and Honduras.

photos by Debi Del Grande

Black Lips / Coathangers / NOBUNNY / Burger
Burgerama III - Santa Ana
Burgerama III - Santa Ana
Burgerama III - Santa Ana
Burgerama III - Santa Ana

Burgerama III happened last month at Santa Ana, CA's The Observatory featuring a whole lot of bands on Burger Records' extensive, denim-clad roster. Day 1 (3/22) featured Black Lips and The Coathangers, both of whom played NYC last night (4/17) at Webster Hall and Baby's All Right, respectively. Day one also featured sets from sleazo punks The Dwarves, sleazo bubblegarage dude NOBUNNY, Detroit protopunk band Death, LA teens Cherry Glazzer, more bands, much crowdsurfing and general insanity. A belated set of pics from day 1 are in this post. And check out day 2 pics here.

The Coathangers play NYC again tonight (4/18) at Mercury Lounge with Audacity. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair over on Facebook.

More pics from Burgerama III Day 1 are below...

Continue reading "Black Lips & The Coathangers both played NYC & Burgerama III (belated pics); Coathangers play NYC again tonight"

weed

Vancouver sludge rockers Weed released their debut album, Deserve, last year via Couple Skate Records and they're currently over in the US continuing to support it on tour. The tour brings them to NYC for two shows this week, including Shea Stadium on Wednesday (4/16) with Tonstartssbandht, Laced and Nandas, and the next day they open the Baby's All Right (4/17) stop of the Coathangers / Audacity tour. Ex-Humans are on the Baby's show too, and tickets for that one are still available. All Weed dates are listed below.

For Laced, the Shea show will be their first-ever live gig. The brand new band features Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur, Nude Beach drummer Ryan Naideau (also of Warthog) and former Cairo booker/Couple Skate Records owner Ian Kim Judd. They're not to be confused with the UK band of the same name, who Shea's site actually links linked to in the show listing. No music from them yet, but stay tuned. (Also yes, this does mean you can see "Laced with Weed" at Shea this week.)

All dates are listed, with a stream of Weed's LP, below...

Continue reading "Weed touring, playing NYC shows w/ Audacity + Coathangers & Laced, new band ft. Beach Fossils/Nude Beach mems (dates)"

The Coathangers at DbA in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Coathangers

As discussed, Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers are releasing a new album, Suck My Shirt, on March 18 via Suicide Squeeze and touring around its release. When we last spoke, there was no NYC date on that tour, but they've since added another leg with likeminded California crew Audacity that hits NYC on April 17 at Baby's All Right and April 18 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet, but will be soon via Ticketfly for Baby's and Ticketmaster for Merc.

All dates are listed, along with "Follow Me" from the new record, below...

Continue reading "Coathangers expand tour, add leg w/ Audacity (2 NYC dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Black Lips

As discussed, Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips are releasing a new album, Underneath the Rainbow, on March 18 via Vice, and its single "Boys in the Wood" has just been given the video treatment. In true Black Lips fashion, it's a wild, disgusting video and you might call it NSFW for its drug use, acts of violence and sex, and people covered in blood and urine. The video was co-directed by the ATL Twins and Matt Swinsky, and you can check it out below.

The band's previously announced tour brings them to NYC on April at 17 Webster Hall with Natural Child (tickets), though you can also see singer Cole Alexander in NYC much sooner with his Old King Cole Younger project, which plays Baby's All Right on Friday (1/24) with Beach Party (tickets). All upcoming Black Lips dates are listed below.

The Coathangers at DbA in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Coathangers

The West Coast leg of Black Lips' tour is being opened by The Coathangers, who will release their fourth album, Suck My Shirt, on March 18 via Suicide Squeeze. The band just revealed the first single from that album, "Follow Me," which is a nice dose of garage punk and can be streamed below.

That stream, the Black Lips video, and list of tour dates below...

Continue reading "Black Lips made a NSFW video; The Coathangers released a track from upcoming LP (watch/listen)"

Hunters at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hunters

Brooklyn rockers Hunters are set to release their self titled debut LP via Mom + Pop this week (10/1), and they're currently streaming the album in full (via FADER). Check it out below.

Hunters will celebrate the album with a hometown release show at Death by Audio on October 11 with a few local regulars, Total Slacker, Skimask, and Sleepies. Not long after, they'll also be doing some CMJ shows, including the one on 10/15 at Cameo with PUP, Greys, Big Ups, Kirin J Callinan and Ovlov; and the Panache showcase on 10/17 at Baby's All Right (146 Broadway) with Speedy Ortiz, Ex-Cult, Calvin Love, Homeshake, and Big Ups. Flyer for the latter below.

In November, Hunters will kick off a full tour with Cali garage punks Audacity. That tour brings the two bands to NYC for a show on November 30 at Glasslands, which (like those CMJ shows) also includes an opening set from Brooklyn post-hardcore rippers Big Ups. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Big Ups' debut LP, Eighteen Hours of Static, comes out January 14, and as usual they have a bunch of local shows coming up, including a lot during CMJ. All of their upcoming dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Audacity is releasing a split 7" with The Coathangers on October 15 via Suicide Squeeze. The Coathangers recently revealed their contribution to the 7", "Adderall," which you can stream below. Their tour with Guitar Wolf hit NYC last night (9/29) at Santos. Anyone catch that show?

All lists of dates, song streams, and flyer, below...

Continue reading "Hunters streaming new LP, touring w/ Audacity (who are releasing a split w/ The Coathangers) -- dates & streams"

Guitar Wolf saving us from alien zombies in 'Wild Zero'
Guitar Wolf

Japan's greatest "JET" rock n' roll band, Guitar Wolf are one of the new additions to Goner Fest, and while they're over here in North America, they'll be kicking off a tour with The Coathangers right after their slot at Goner Fest. That tour brings both bands to NYC for a show on September 29 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, The Coathangers will play NYC even sooner at the previously discussed Blackout Summer '13 happening on August 23 at The Paper Box with Pity Sex, The Death Set, and Dead//Beat. Since we last spoke, Your Skull My Closet have dropped off that show, and were replaced by Bear Hands and noise rockers EULA. Tickets for Blackout Summer are still available.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Guitar Wolf touring w/ Coathangers after Goner Fest (dates)"

Pity Sex
Pity Sex

Melodic shoegazers Pity Sex are set to bring their previously discussed tour with The World Is..., Daylight, and Dads to Death by Audio on July 20 (moved from Suburbia), and they've already announced that they'll return to NYC a month later.

They'll play the genre-diverse Blackout Summer '13 on August 23 at Paper Box, which includes previously announced garage punks The Coathangers, dance-punks The Death Set, Small Brown Bike/Leaving Rouge-related band, Your Skull My Closet, and Dead//Beat. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then, the next day, Pity Sex hook back up with The World Is... and Dads for a Long Island show at The Wood Shop (8/24) in Copaigue. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Pity Sex released their impressive debut album, Feast of Love, this past June. A full stream of that album and an updated list of their tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Pity Sex expand tour, playing Brooklyn w/ The Coathangers, The Death Set & Your Skull My Closet (updated dates)"

The Coathangers at DBA, June 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Coathangers

Atlanta's first ladies of garage punk, The Coathangers, have released a new video for "Derek's Song," culled from a Suicide Squeeze split 7" with Nu Sensae (who recently played NYC) for Northside. The video for the track is below, and you can order your copy via the label.

The announcement of the video comes coupled with a batch of new East Coast dates that include a stop in NYC at Paper Box on August 23. Ticketing info is on the way. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Coathangers made a new video, announce tour dates"

The Strokes

SXSW is no doubt a great way to see a lot of bands in a short amount of time and can be a lot of fun. But it can also be a little much for some. If you'd like to see many of the same bands but in a more genteel setting, you might be interested in The Savannah Stopover which happens the weekend before SXSW (March 7 - 9) in at various clubs in Savannah, Georgia. Over 100 bands will play, including Of Montreal, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, Chelsea Light Moving, Hunters, Braids, Delicate Steve, Turbo Fruits, Ducktails and loads more.

Tickets ($30 per day or $75 for three-day pass) are on sale now and more info is at Savannah Stopover's website. The full announced lineup is below.

Continue reading "of Montreal, Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, & more playing Savannah Stopover before SXSW"

DOWNLOAD: Jaill - Waste a Lot of Things (Mp3)
DOWNLOAD: Jaill - Perfect Ten (MP3)

Milwaukee, WI's Jaill are currently on tour with their Sub Pop labelmates King Tuff, out promoting their fine new album Traps which came out last month. You can download a couple tracks from it at the top of this post. After a run with The Coathangers through the South, Jaill will hit the East Coast for a few dates with Fergus & Geronimo (who also have a new LP), including two NYC shows: Mercury Lounge on September 10 and Maxwell's on September 11. Mercury Lounge tickets go on sale Friday, July 20 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning today (7/18) at noon. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.

All Jaill tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Jaill released 'Traps' (MP3), expand tour w/ 2 NYC-area shows"

photos by Chris La Putt

The Coathangers at Death by Audio - 5/30/12
The Coathangers

The Coathangers are on a tour which brought them to NYC for two shows, including a stop at Death By Audio on May 30, the day after they supported OFF! at Bowery Ballroom with Cerebral Ballzy. Joining the bratty Atlanta foursome was support from Hunters, The Numerators and Desert Sharks. More pictures from the DBA show are in this post.

Though a return trek to NYC is not currently in the near future, The Coathangers have added a batch of new tour dates with Heavy Cream and King Tuff/Jaill (separately) that includes a stop at Capitol Hill Block Party.

Speaking of Heavy Cream and King Tuff, both bands head to the NYC area in the coming weeks for separate shows. King Tuff plays two dates -- 285 Kent on 6/9 and Maxwell's on 6/14. Heavy Cream also play a pair of shows in NYC with Hunters, on June 17th at Cake Shop with The Foxx and at Death by Audio on June 18th with Mannequin Pussy.

All dates are listed below along with more pics from the DBA show...

Continue reading "The Coathangers played DBA w/ Hunters & more (pics); touring w/ Heavy Cream & King Tuff (dates)"

by BBG

Total Control at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Total Control

Total Control's Henge Beat was a favorite around these parts, and now the band recently released a split 12" with Thee Oh Sees. Check out a video for Total Control's "For Lease" from that split below and order your copy via Castle Face.

Total Control currently have no US dates scheduled. Thee Oh Sees, on the other hand, will spend their summer abroad and have a handful of appearances in the US. The band, who recently played Austin Psych Fest, will play a gang of festival dates including the previously discussed Pitchfork, Outside Lands, Hopscotch, ATP I'll Be Your Mirror and the sold-out Woodsist Festival in Big Sur.

In addition, the band just signed on to be a part of the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle WA, joining names like Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Cloud Nothings, The Psychic Paramount, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk and so many more across six-stages and as many city blocks during three days in July (7/20-7/22). Current lineup is below and tickets are on sale.

All tour dates, the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup and that "For Lease" video is below.

Continue reading "Total Control release video from split with Thee Oh Sees; Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party announces lineup"

The Coathangers at #HotelVegan during SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Coathangers

The Coathangers welcomed a new split 7" with Davila 666 this past Tuesday (streamable below), and have followed up that happy news with more: a new set of tourdates. The Atlanta punk four-piece are set to do a string of East Coast dates that include the previously discussed date with Keith Morris & the boys, as well as ANOTHER NYC appearance the following day at Death By Audio on May 30th with The Numerators. All tour dates are listed below.

Cerebral Ballzy also support OFF! at Bowery Ballroom on 5/29, and they'll play support for another band this weekend, Refused at Terminal 5. The show is sold-out.

All Coathangers dates and a streamable version of that split with Davila 666 is below.

Continue reading "The Coathangers release a split with Davila 666, add dates"

by BBG

Still from OFF!'s "Wiped Out" video
OFF! video still

OFF! are back with their first official LP due on May 8th via Vice Records. The self-titled LP is the source of the recently released "King King Brigade" and a track called "Wiped Out" which now has a video which makes its debut here. Watch it below. Preorder a copy of the album on vinyl or CD.

As previously discussed, OFF! are touring in May and July (with Refused), and are scheduled to play two NYC shows in those months, including May 29 at Bowery Ballroom with Cerebral Ballzy and The Coathangers (tickets) and July 18th at Williamsburg Park with Refused (tickets).

They've since added even more shows in Europe. All dates, the new video and a stream of "King Kong Brigade", below...

Continue reading "OFF! add tour dates, are "Wiped Out" (video premiere)"

by BBG

Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras

New York's Bush Tetras had a no wave link, via guitarist Pat Place's association with James Chance, but the band's sound was neither frantic nor disjointed enough to be properly categorized with those bands. They played scrappy post-punk, with fellow Americans Pylon and Konk and Brits Delta 5 and Au Pairs as close contemporaries. If there's any one song the Bush Tetras are known for, it's 1980's "Too Many Creeps" -- the band's most representative song and also the catchiest, made by the kind of jagged rhythms, slicing guitars, and sniping vocals that were used throughout their short lifespan. -[Allmusic]
One listen to "Too Many Creeps" (which was recently reiussed on wax) and it becomes evident how many bands followed in the footsteps of this NYC band who originally called it quits in 1983. Since that initial break, Cynthia Sley has stayed fairly active while the Bush Tetras have reunited on and off, most recently playing at Le Poisson Rouge and The Kitchen in NYC. The reunion continues TONIGHT (6/24) in a very different space, 285 Kent Ave, as the band will team up with Friends, Coathangers, and Religious to Damn for a show that kicks off at 8PM ($10). Yes, Bush Tetras are that "special guests TBA" last time we mentioned this show.

Tonight's date at 285 Kent is one of two NYC shows for the touring Coathangers, who also play Cake Shop Saturday (6/25) with Teen Witch and The Nec. Teen Witch also recently played Death By Audio with Heavy Cream.

285 Kent holds a different and equally compelling show Saturday: Fucked Up, Jeff The Brotherhood, & Iceage.

Bush Tetras recently popped in to WFMU to play a set. Stream it.

Check out some video and show details below.

Continue reading "The Coathangers are here, Bush Tetras tonight"

DOWNLOAD: The Coathangers - "Trailer Park Boneyard" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Coathangers - "Hurricane" (MP3)

The Coathangers @ Death By Audio (more by Leia Jospe)
The Coathangers

The Coathangers released Larceny & Old Lace in North America this week (6/7) via Suicide Squeeze. The band will go on a tour later this month in support, and that reaches NYC on June 24 at 285 Kent in Brooklyn with Religious to Damn and special guests TBA. Coathangers also play June 25 at Cake Shop, though no other acts have been announced yet.

Larceny & Old Lace is available for purchase via the Suicide Squeeze webstore as CD and LP. Grab the tracks "Trailer Bark Boneyard" and "Hurricane" above, and check out the video for "Hurricane" along with more dates, album art and tracklist below.

Continue reading "The Coathangers released 'Larceny & Old Lace', touring soon (MP3s & dateS)"

"heading to NYC to play the PORTLANDIA premiere!" - The Thermals

"OMG just saw Carrie Brownstein at the airport SHE'S ON OUR FLIGHT!!!" - The Thermals

"whoa there's a lot of sluts on this flight. c u in NYC!" - The Thermals

"good flight. I finally learned what the mile high club is. I always thought it meant getting stoned in Denver" - The Thermals

The Thermals @ 2009 Pitchfork Fest (more by Joseph Xu)
The Thermals

"Allow us to introduce you (against their wishes) to Forbidden Friends!

Forbidden Friends is part secret society, part torrid love affair. The kind of experience you cherish, yet would kill to keep secret. Well as of this moment the secret is OUT. You can wash your dirty sheets as many times as you want, but once the world knows all your steamy indiscretions there's no going back! Might as well post all your (formerly) deep, dark secrets as your next status update. Forbidden Friends may have hoped to keep their little club private, but it's too late now! The gossips have spoken and won. Let's tell EVERYBODY. Please help us!

Forbidden Friends is a new band from Hutch Harris, lead singer and mastermind of The Thermals, Portland's last great post-pop-punk-power trio. Initially conceived as a way for lovers to send hidden messages in plain view (isn't there an app for that?), Forbidden Friends is now a legitimate, public work of art. The band is at once old fashioned (acoustic instruments, mono mixes), forward thinking (reference-less, incredibly danceable), and timeless (classic lyrical themes of love and desire.)

Forbidden Friends will release their debut single, "Tiny Hands", on the Kill Rock Stars label March 15, 2011, on vinyl (7") and digital download. It is accompanied by the b-side "For You". Harris played the basic instruments (drums, guitar, bass, vocals), and was assisted in the studio by his fellow Thermals Kathy Foster and Westin Glass, as well as Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, on percussion. Both songs are truly upbeat and fun, and are the perfect introduction to this exciting new band." [Kill Rock Stars]

Forbidden Friends have no upcoming live dates, but (not counting the private party that Hutch has been tweeting about - see the top of this post) The Thermals do, as do Portlandia guest stars and Thermals' Kill Rock Stars label-mates Corin Tucker and the Decemberists.

Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, premieres on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on IFC, but you can watch it now in the video embedded below.

The Thermals, after the Portlandia party (1/19), have some dates scheduled on the west coast followed by a European tour with The Coathangers. Their list of dates, and Carrie's new band Wild Flag's updated set of dates, and pretty much every upcoming Kill Rock Stars-artist tour date currently listed by the label, is below...

Continue reading "Hutch of the Thermals forms new band 'Forbidden Friends' (Thermals playing a Portlandia party in NYC & other dates)"

photos by Leia Jospe

The Coathangers @ Death by Audio
Coathangers

Atlanta's The Coathangers, almost done with their tour, will bless Baltimore, MD tonight (11/17) with their garage-y punk, four days after their Saturday night Brooklyn show at Death By Audio with The So So Glos, The Ex-Humans, and Unholy Two. The Britney Spears fans are welcoming their new split 7" with The Numerators (on sale now) via Suicide Squeeze.

The So So Glos have a trio of new dates in their near future. First up, the band will headline The Studio at Webster Hall on November 26th with The Rassle and Devin Therriault (tickets). Then in December, they'll play the Showpaper Gallery on Dec 3rd with Weekends, Adult Themes, & Slow Animal, and Shea Stadium on Dec 11th.

All Coathangers and So So Glos tour dates, and more pictures of the two (Leia missed both openers) at DbA, male stripper included, below...

Continue reading "The Coathangers & So So Glos played Death by Audio (pics), playing more shows (dates) "

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