Eugene Robinson names his “Top Revenge Themes for 2011″, going on tour with Scott Kelly, playing the Knit (dates)
Eugene Robinson at Europa (more by BBG)
Scott Kelly (Neurosis) is currently touring the West Coast, but will make his way East for a string of dates with the great Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) that will include a stop at Knitting Factory on March 4th. Tickets go on sale at 10AM on 12/10 (Saturday).
In related news, Relapse Records will reissue Neurosis' classic Souls At Zero and Enemy Of The Sun LPs on 180 2LP sets (color and black). Pre-order yours.
Speaking of the amazing Eugene Robinson, his band Oxbow will be the subject of a new crowd-sourced documentary (they have met their goal, but donations close 12/16 if you still want to give). In addition, we asked Eugene Robinson to discuss some of his favorite things in 2011. His response? Top 10 Revenge Themes for 2011. Check his unmissable list, the kickstarter video and all tour dates below (look for additional lists from some of our other favorite artists in the days to come)...
Top 10 Revenge Themes for 2011 by Eugene S. Robinson, singer for Oxbow, author of Fight, A LONG SLOW SCREW, and a wide variety of lonely hearts advice columns
10] If you are a "ladder puller" [those that deny others routes of egress that you, yourself availed yourself of, while convincing those of us without ladders that you got to where you are by dint of your "skill" and "talent"], be on alert: 2011 has just been a dress rehearsal for what I have in store for you withholding pieces of shit in 2012.
9] in very real and concrete terms, I am not having sex with the love of your life to get back at you for what you have done but for what I EXPECT you to do. Have done. Um, whatever.
8] calling me a "whack job" and/or a "douchebag" just makes me laugh. So I will have to find another reason to get back at you.
7] the best revenge is often...revenge.
6] if you have more money than me or are more successful than I am, know this: losing your teeth is just one wise crack away. No one thinks their lack of cash is in the slightest bit amusing.
5] you flaunt nice shit? You will lose your nice shit.
4] calling me "man" if you do not know me in order to conspicuously display some sort of race "fluency" and comfortability with Negroes just makes me want to go all Negro on you.
3] ideas stolen from me, even if they just remain ideas, unspoken to anyone else, will be met with aggressive shows of force. [Witness: Metallica working with Lou Reed. except in this case we had this plan MONTHS before. But they were just pulling a page from when they used Marianne Faithfull after hearing Oxbow had done so and NOT giving us credit for it.]
2] I am not getting older, I am getting bitter. Getting? HAH...wait. Scratch that. I am not only getting older, I am also becoming much more massively bitter today than I was yesterday. Doesn't roll of the tongue in the same way but you know...and...
1] that money you owe me WILL be paid. Or YOU will be paid. In the only currency currently accepted in Bulletonia: bullets.
SCOTT KELLY - 2011-2012 TOUR DATES
12/07/2011 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ$
12/08/2011 Bar Pink - San Diego, CA$
12/09/2011 Juke Joint - Anaheim, CA$
12/10/2011 Echo - Los Angeles, CA$
12/11/2011 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA$
12/13/2011 Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA$
12/14/2011 The New Parish - Oakland, CA$
12/15/2011 Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA$
12/16/2011 Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA$
1/04/2012 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Bruce Lamont [free RSVP here]
2/02/2012 King's Arms - Auckland^
2/03/2012 SF Bath House - Wellington^
2/04/2011 The Civic - Perth^
2/05/2012 Fowlers Live - Adelaide^
2/06/2012 The National Hotel - Geelong^
2/08/2012 ANU - Canberra^
2/09/2012 The Zoo - Brisbane^
2/10/2012 Corner Hotel - Melbourne^
2/11/2012 Manning Bar - Sydney^
2/12/2012 The Brisbane Hotel - Hobart^
2/15/2012 The 529 - Atlanta, GA*
2/16/2012 The End - Nashville, TN*
2/17/2012 Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock, AR w/ Iron Tongue*
2/18/2012 La Grange - Dallas, TX*
2/19/2012 Mohawk - Austin, TX*
2/21/2012 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO*
2/22/2012 Fubar Lounge - St Louis, MO*
2/23/2012 MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH*
2/24/2012 Intersection Front Bar - Grand Rapids, MI*
2/25/2012 Lager House- Detroit, MI*
2/26/2012 Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH*
2/28/2012 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH*
2/29/2012 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH*
3/01/2012 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY*
3/02/2012 Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT*
3/03/2012 Church of Boston - Boston, MA w/ Marc Pinansky*
3/04/2012 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY*
3/06/2012 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA*
3/07/2012 Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD*
3/08/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA*
3/09/2012 The Pinhook - Durham, NC*
3/10/2012 Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC*
* w/ Eugene Robinson
^ w/ John Baizely
$ w/ Jay Munly, Bob Wayne