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Beth Campbell closing party with Charles Bissell
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Charles Bissell playing new The Wrens material at an NYC art gallery

”If you wanna hear some of this now-done 10-year Odyssey of a recording (a not-pun that’ll be more clear when the record comes out), I’m gonna be doing a solo set of some of the songs (accompanied by my usual hide-me veil of loop pedal shenanigans),” Charles Bissell says.

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Record Store Day announces RSD Black Friday 2019 exclusive titles

Record Store Day Black Friday is November 29 and artists releasing exclusive titles include Arcade Fire, Jonathan Fire*Eater, Lou Reed, LIzzo, Nick Lowe & Wilco, The Wrens, Devo, Cardi B, Lizzo, The New Pornographers, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and more.

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Empty Country
photo by Sam Ray
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Joe from Cymbals Eat Guitars is Empty Country; two songs out now (one ft. The Wrens)

Joe D'Agostino's debut album album as Empty Country will be out on Tiny Engines in 2020. You can hear two songs now...

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Ted Leo, Matthew Caws, Mac McCaughan & more at "Flip These Houses" (photo: @essceeohteetee)
Ted Leo, Matthew Caws, Mac McCaughan & more at "Flip These Houses" (photo: @essceeohteetee)
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watch Britt Daniel, Craig Finn, Ted Leo & lots more sing protest songs at “Flip These Houses” benefit

The "Flip These Houses" protest benefit also features Nicole Atkins, Lenny Kaye, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Shilpa Ray, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Hamilton Leithauser and lots more.

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Craig Finn, Matthew Caws, Nicole Atkins & more playing Trump protest in NYC

The event is called "Flip These Houses" that celebrates "Protest Songs, Political Music, and Unity through Song" and the lineup also includes Hamilton Leithauser, The Wrens' Charles Bissell, Nicole Atkins, Ted Leo, Syd Straw, and many more.

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Ava Luna
photo by Julia Leiby
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What’s going on Saturday?

Exhorder, Ava Luna plays Serge Gainsbourg, King Missile/Charles Bissel, Mal Devisa, Eugene Chadbourne and more Saturday show options.

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Wrenses Alien
Wrenses Alien at Bowery Ballroom - 12/29/17 (photo by Joe Saturday)
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watch Charles Bissell play Wrens classics backed by Cymbals Eat Guitars in NYC

They named the band Wrenses Alien, and Charles called it ”the closest I’ve come to a tour in 8 or 9 years.”

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A Tribute to Brainiac at Bell House
photo by Keith Marlowe
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surviving members of Brainiac reformed for Bell House tribute w/ GvsB, Les Savy Fav & more (pics, video)

Members of The Wrens, The Dismemberment Plan, Hole, Chrome Cranks, and more came out for a very special evening.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Cymbals Eat Guitars at Prospect Park in June (more by David Andrako)
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Cymbals Eat Guitars playing year-end shows (NYC with Charles of The Wrens)

Charles Bissell also has other shows, including one in Brooklyn this Friday (10/27).

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Brainiac tribute happening in NYC with mems of GvsB, D-Plan, Wrens, much more

A tribute show to Brainiac is happening in NYC, and footage will be used in the upcoming documentary on the band. The show will feature surviving members of Brainiac, plus members of Girls Against Boys (who also headline), The Dismemberment Plan, The Wrens, Hole, Les Savy Fav, Hella, Chrome Cranks, and more...

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