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Onetime Sun City Girls guitarist and Sublime Frequencies founder Alan Bishop is back in NYC with his Alvarius B project, playing -- as he's done before -- tonight and Friday (8/14 & 8/15) at Union Pool. Both shows are with Egyptian-Canadian composer and improvisational musician Sam Shalabi, The Byron Coley Trio and DJ Mike Wolf. It's the start of a short East Coast tour (dates are listed below). Tickets are available at the door for tonight's show and if you buy online for Friday's you get a free tour-only Alvarius B 7" and a chapbook of Byron Coley poetry with purchase.

Meanwhile, Alan's brother and fellow Sun City Girl member, Richard Bishop, will soon be on tour with Bhutanese guitarist Tashi Dorji and those dates include a stop in NYC at Issue Project Room on September 6 (tickets), and a show one day later (September 7) at WFMU's new performance space Monty Hall. It is a:

Full public live performance, recording for air for Brian Turner's radio show on WFMU. Tashi Dorji is Bhutan-born guitarist absorbed a childhood full of shortwave radio before moving to the US and discovering Derek Bailey and Albert Ayler and incorporating all his musical loves into a truly varied and forward-thinking vocabulary. In this era some may have chalked up the guitar to have exhausted itself as a means of breaking new boundaries in expression, yet Dorji, now in North Carolina, has wowed such advanced axemen as Bill Orcutt, Ben Chasny, and Sir Richard Bishop of the Sun City Girls who is part two of tonight's bill, making his second appearance on Brian's show. Open to the public at WFMU's ground floor performance space, Monty Hall. Set time is 8pm on Sunday, September 7th, at 43 Montgomery Street in Jersey City (near Exchange Place and Grove PATH stops).

Tickets are available for that too.

All tour dates for Alvarius B and Richard Bishop are listed, along with some song streams, below...

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ALVARIUS B. - ALVARIUS B. LP (FULL ALBUM)

Alvarius B - 2014 Tour Dates
Thu. 08/14 - Brooklyn, NY, Union Pool
Fri. 08/15 - Brooklyn, NY, Union Pool
Sat. 08/16 - Pawtucket, RI, Machines With Magnets
Sun. 08/17 - Somerville, MA, Johnny D's
Mon. 08/18 - Portland, ME, Portland Empire
Wed. 08/20 - Northampton, MA, Feeding Tube
Fri. 08/22 - Montreal, PQ, CA, La Vitrola
Sat. 08/23 - Montreal, PQ, CA, La Plante

Sir Richard Bishop - Dream of the lotus eaters

Richard Bishop - 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 29, 2014 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook w/TASHI DORJI
Aug 30, 2014 Asheville (Marshall), NC @ Transfigurations II (Harvest Records 10th Anniversary)
Aug 31, 2014 Nashville, TN @ Emma Bistro w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 01, 2014 Louisville. KY @ Dreamland w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 02, 2014 Chicago. IL @ Empty Bottle w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 03, 2014 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 04, 2014 Toronto, ON @ Geary Lane w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 05, 2014 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 06, 2014 Brooklyn, NY @ Issue Project Room w/TASHI DORJI
Sept 07, 2014 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall w/TASHI DORJI