by Bill Pearis

Happy Jawbone Family Band
Happy Jawbone

Mexican Summer's 5th Anniversary celebration is this weekend (October 11 & 12) happening at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. The shows will happen inside and outdoors and Friday (10/11) features Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Mike Wexler, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, and Home Blitz; Saturday (10/12) has Spiritualized, No Joy, Connan Mockasin (first US show), a reunited Lansing-Dreiden, Co-La, Lilacs & Champagne, Happy Jawbone Family Band, folk cult hero Linda Perhacs (first NY show), Quilt, Weyes Blood and Soldiers of Fortune. Tickets are still available in a variety of bundles, some of which include a commemorative 250-page book and 10" vinyl compilation (which you can buy separately too). The daily schedule is listed below.

The 10" record that comes with the book features exclusive collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bobb Trimble and Quilt and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain and Ashrae Fax.) This music is exclusive to the book and will not be available digitally. There were 1000 made.

Many of the bands playing have new records either out now or on the way. Brattleboro, VT collective Happy Jawbone Family Band will release their brand new, self-titled LP next week (10/15) via the label. These guys have put out a lot of music -- some of which was collected for Tastes The Broom earlier this year -- but this is a pretty tight, cohesive and enjoyable record. And though the name gives off vibes of folk/bluegrass/jam/etc it would fit in alongside a mix with Fresh & Onlys or Built to Spill on it. You can stream the whole thing over at Pitchfork. You can also catch HJFB tonight (10/10) at Death by Audio with Gull, Lutkie and Painted Faces.

They'll also be around next week for CMJ, playing Cameo on Wednesday (10/16) with Eternal Summers, TEEN, Quilt, Bleeding Rainbow, and Mood Rings who are also on Mexican Summer but are not scheduled to play the anniversary. All dates are listed below.


Speaking for Boston's Quilt, they also have a new single, "Arctic Shark," coming out on Mexican Summer at the end of the Month and you can stream that below. That song will be on the band's new album, Held in Splendor, which will be out January 28.

No Joy, who were here not so long ago, will release a new four-song EP, Pastel And Pass Out, on November 5. Like their terrific Wait to Pleasure LP, this new 12" was produced by Jorge Elbrecht (of Lansing-Dreiden and Violens) and you can stream a track from that below.

The Fresh & Onlys, who are jetting in just for this show, released their new EP, Soothsayer, a couple weeks back and you can stream that via Spotify.

Connan Mockasin (kind of the New Zealand analogue of Ariel Pink), who will play his first-ever US show at this, releases his new album, Caramel on November 5 as well. You can stream "I'm The Man, That Will Find You" below.

Speaking of Ariel Pink, he closes out Friday night's show and has a new collaborative single with Jorge Elbrecht which you can stream below. Jorge has his fingerprints all over this weekend, as Lansing-Dreiden are reuniting for Saturday's show (which should be interesting) and he released a single with Tamaryn as well as the above-mentioned No Joy records.

And J. Spaceman of Spiritualized plays tonight (10/10) at 7 Dunham Gallery with Glen Hasnard and Sean Bones as part of a Daniel Johnston photo book exhibition.

The Rockabus was originally going to provide transportation from Williamsburg and Borough Hall to Red Hook but that is not happening now. Public transportation will get you there eventually.

Quilt, Happy Jawbone, and No Joy tour dates are listed, along with the Mexican Summer Five Years schedule, streams and a flyer, below...


5 Years

Friday, October 11th
Doors: 6 PM
Open Bar (Brooklyn Brewery): 6:30-8 PM
$25 Advance / $30 Day Of

12:15 AM - Ariel Pink
11:15 PM - Tamaryn
10:15 PM - The Fresh & Onlys
9:30 PM - Mike Wexler
8:45 PM - Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders
8:00 PM - Home Blitz

DJ Sets From:
Keith Abrahamsson (Mexican Summer)
Emil Amos (Lilacs & Champagne)
Mike Sniper (Captured Tracks)
Matt Werth (RVNG/Software)
and more

Saturday, October 12th
Doors: 3 PM
Open Bar (Brooklyn Brewery): 3:30-5 PM
$35 Advance / $40 Day Of

12:15 AM - Spiritualized
11:30 PM - No Joy
10:45 PM - Connan Mockasin (1st US show)
10:00 PM - Lansing-Dreiden
9:15 PM - Co La
8:30 PM - Lilacs & Champagne
7:45 PM - Happy Jawbone Family Band
6:45 PM - Linda Perhacs (1st NY show)
6:00 PM - Quilt
5:15 PM - Weyes Blood
4:00 PM - Soldiers of Fortune ("2-hr jam set w/ special appearances")

DJ Sets From:
Ivan Sunshine
Tim Koh (Haunted Graffiti)
Caleb Braaten (Sacred Bones)
Ben Steidel (Lemonade)
Jorge Elbrecht
and more

Happy Jawbone Family - 2013 Tour Dates
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio
10/11 Northampton, MA @ The Elevens
10/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works (Mexican Summer: 5 Year Fest)
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery (CMJ: Carpark/Mexican Summer/Kanine Records)
10/31 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
11/11 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen*
11/13 Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi*
11/14 Boston @ T.T. the Bears*
11/15 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent*
11/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
11/17 Washington, DC @ DC9*
*w/ Quilt

No Joy - 2013 Tour Dates
10-10 Los Angeles, CA @ Taix (Culture Collide Festival)
10-12 Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works (Mexican Summer: Five Years)
10-25 Halifax, NS, Canada @ Michael's Bar
10-26 Halifax, NS, Canada @ The Marquee Club
11-1 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
11-3 Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast
11-4 Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
11-5 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
11-7 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11-9 Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
11-10 Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
11-11 London, UK @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club
11-12 Lille, France @ La Peniche
11-13 Paris, France @ Fleche d'Or (w/ Fear of Man)
11-15 Milan, Italy @ Lo Fi (w/ RDGLDGRN)
11-16 Carpi, Italy @ Mattatoio
11-17 Rimini, Italy @ Grottarossa
11-19 Zagreb, Croatia @ KSET
11-20 Belgrade, Serbia @ KC Grad
11-21 Skopje, Macedonia @ MKC
11-22 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Studio Sounds Like
11-23 Bucharest, Romania @ CONTROL Club
11-25 Budapest, Hungary @ Gozsdu Manó Klub
11-26 Vienna, Austria @ Flex Cafe
11-27 Prague, Czech @ Hoodoo Club
11-29 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival
11-30 Bruges, Belgium @ Cactus Club

Quilt - 2013 Tour Dates
10-12 Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works (Mexican Summer: Five Years)
10-16 Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery (Carpark/Mexican Summer /Kanine CMJ Showcase)
11-11 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen (w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band)
11-13 Montreal, QC, Canada @ Le Cagibi (w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band)
11-14 Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bears (w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band)
11-15 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent (w/ Prince Rama, Happy Jawbone Family Band)
11-16 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band)
11-17 Washington, DC @ DC9 (w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band)


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