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the PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT playing 3 shows (1 today) (+CMJ), Arbouretum & Pontiak playing some too – 2008 Tour Dates

by Black Bubblegum

the Psychic Paramount in Chapel Hill (photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Psychic Paramount

Anything planned for this evening? Got a pair of ear plugs? GOOD ONES? The Psychic Paramount are set to play their first NYC show in over a year at The Stone TONIGHT (Sept 4) at 10PM as part of a short tour that’ll last through the weekend (dates below). The band is currently prepping their new record for No Quarter, the follow up to the ear-shredding psych Gamelan Into the Mink Supernatural. The Psychic Paramount is also slated to play CMJ, so keep an eye out for that if ya can’t make it out tonight.

The Stone was curated by J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus) for the entire month or September. Also tonight, at the same venue, right before The Psychic Paramount ruins your hearing…

8PM Toby Driver & Kayo Dot Auxiliary Unit
Toby Driver (bass guitar, vocals) Dan Means (alto sax) Tim Byrnes (trumpet) Terran Olson (piano) David Bodie (percussion) Yuko Sueta (projections)
WORLD PREMIERE of a new full-length piece by Driver, with lyrics and film fragments by Yuko Sueta.

Kayo Dot Auxiliary Unit is Kayo Dot “pretty much” except “we’ll be missing a few regular members and adding a couple additional ones”. The FULL Kayo Dot is slated to tour with Pelican, Stove Bredsky, and Zozobra (on select dates). The NYC date on that one is November 2nd at Bowery Ballroom.

The Psychic Paramount are playing with Thrill Jockey bands Arbouretum and Pontiak in Baltimore and Philly over the weekend. Both shows are part of a tour Arbouretum and Pontiak are going on together that then heads straight to NYC after Philly. The NY shows are at Glasslands (Sunday) and Cake Shop.(Monday) Also look for Arbouretum when they return to NYC to open for Earth at the Knitting Factory in October. All dates below…

SEPT 4 – New York, NY @ THE STONE
SEPT 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ JOHNNY BRENDA’S*


PONTIAK – 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 5 Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club w/Arbouretum, Psychic Paramount
Sep 6 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s w/Arbouretum, Psychic Paramount
Sep 7 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands w/Arbouretum, Endless Boogie
Sep 8 New York, NY Cake Shop w/Arbouretum

Sep 9 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine w/Arbouretum
Sep 10 Burlington, VT The Bakery w/Arbouretum
Sep 12 Waterville, ME Colby College w/Arbouretum
Sep 13 Boston, MA PA’s Lounge w/Arbouretum, Thalia Zedek Band
Sep 17 Cincinnati, OH Gypsy Hut w/Arbouretum
Sep 18 Champaign, IL Pygmalion Festival
Sep 19 Louisville, KY Ear-X-Tacy (In-Store)
Sep 20 Memphis, TN Odessa
Sep 21 Knoxville, TN Bird House w/Mountains of Moss
Sep 22 Atlanta, GA 97 Estoria
Sep 23 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sep 24 Asheville, NC Static Age Records

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