by Black Bubblegum

Nebula, inna black-metal stylee

Call it the unofficial Tee-Pee-clusterfuck week if you want, but for nine days this August, four separate tours featuring bands on their label will pound NYC with a barrage of shows, with a few shows falling on the same day.... sigh.

First up, the psychedelic LA band Nebula have announced a US tour with The Entrance Band. That includes a stop at Santos Party House on August 22nd with Naam. Tickets are on sale. Nebula are touring to promote their Heavy Psych (the LP name and in practice), which will pounce on an unsuspecting public on July 7th via Tee Pee. Check out "Pulse" and The Dagger" from that LP, both of which are downloadable above.

The Entrance Band (an Ecstatic Peace-signed band who are sometimes just called "Entrance") are also touring with Sonic Youth even sooner. In fact they are playing United Palace in NYC with them on July 3rd (tickets are still available).

The Entrance Band is one of a few openers that are scheduled for the Sonic Youth tour which has Sonic Youth taking July 4th and 5th off. The Entrance Band aren't taking as long of a vacation though. You can catch them headline Southpaw in Brooklyn on the 5th (this Sunday) with TK Webb & the Visions. Tickets are on sale.

Meanwhile, another Tee Pee band from the westside is hitting the eastern shores within a week of Nebula's show at Santos AND have a release coming on the same day as Heavy Psych. Night Horse, who share guitarist Justin Maranga and drummer Brandon Pierce with the mighty Ancestors (not the black metal band), have scheduled a pair of NYC area dates for the second week in August. They play Pianos on August 13th with TK Webb & The Visions and Union Pool on August 16th with Tournament and Orphan. Night Horse will release the first of a three part split 7" series planned for this summer with Dirty Sweet. Look for that 7" on July 7 and check out the first track, "Good Bye Gone", available above.

Next up, Swedish doom-proto types (or is that doom-prototype types?) Graveyard are scheduled to tour the US with CKY (yes, the one with Bam Margera's brother) which includes a NYC date at Gramercy Theater on 8/13, same night as Night Horse at Pianos. Tickets are on sale.

Oh, and did I mention The Warlocks shows at Bowery Ballroom and Maxwell's on August 14th & 15th respectively? Tickets are still available (BB here, Maxwell's here).

Although Ancestors are NOT on the road in any significant fashion, they recently announced their new album, the massively epic Of Sound Mind. Featuring contributions from David Scott Stone (Unwound, Melvins) and Sera Timms (Black Math Horseman), look for Of Sound Mind to hit stores on Oct 6th via Tee Pee Records. MUCH more on this record to come... highly recommended.

Full tour dates for Nebula, Night Horse, The Entrance Band, and Graveyard are below.

Aug 4 2009 Elbo Room San Francisco, CA*
Aug 5 2009 Nocturnum Eureka, CA.*
Aug 6 2009 Rotture Portland, OR.*
Aug 7 2009 Chop Suey Seattle, WA.*
Aug 9 2009 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT.*
Aug 10 2009 3 Kings Tavern Denver, CO.*
Aug 11 2009 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, KS.*
Aug 12 2009 Turf Club St. Paul, MN.*
Aug 13 2009 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL.*
Aug 14 2009 Ravari Room Columbus, OH.*
Aug 15 2009 Club Echo Huntington, WV.*
Aug 16 2009 Peabody's Cleveland, OH.*
Aug 17 2009 Bug Jar Rochester, NY.*
Aug 18 2009 Call The Office London, ON.*
Aug 19 2009 Casbah Hamilton, ON.*
Aug 20 2009 The Wreck Room Toronto, ON.*
Aug 21 2009 il Motore Montreal, QC.*
Aug 22 2009 Santos New York, NY.*
Aug 23 2009 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, PA.*
Aug 24 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, MD.*
Aug 25 2009 Black Cat Washington DC*
Aug 26 2009 Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA.*
Aug 27 2009 Soapbox Wilmington, NC.*
Aug 28 2009 Masquerade Atlanta, GA.*
Aug 29 2009 Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, TN.*
Aug 31 2009 Walters on Washington Houston, TX*
Sep 1 2009 Emo's Austin, TX.*
Sep 2 2009 Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar San Antonio, TX.*
Sep 3 2009 Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK.*
Sep 5 2009 The Sets Tempe, AZ., Arizona*
Sep 11 2009 Baroeg Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sep 12 2009 Underground Koln, Germany
Sep 14 2009 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Sep 15 2009 NIL Club Potsdam, Germany
Sep 16 2009 Wild At Heart Berlin, Germany
Sep 17 2009 Groovestation Dresden, Germany
Sep 18 2009 Rosenkeller Jena, Germany
Sep 19 2009 Swamp Room Mania Munich, Germany
Sep 20 2009 Arena Wien, Austria
Sep 21 2009 Lazzaretto Bologna, Italy
Sep 22 2009 Sabotage Bar Vicenza, Italy
Sep 23 2009 United Club Torino, Italy
Sep 24 2009 Sinister Noise Roma, Italy
Sep 25 2009 La Centrale Pisa, Italy
Sep 26 2009 Bloom Mezzago, Italy
Sep 27 2009 Blues Bar Luzerne, Switzerland
Sep 28 2009 Bleu Lezard Lausanne, France
Sep 29 2009 Le Mojomatic Montpellier, France
Sep 30 2009 T.B.A Barcelona, Spain
Oct 1 2009 Ritmo y Compas Madrid, Spain
Oct 2 2009 Porto Rio Porto, Portugal
Oct 4 2009 Noveau Casino Paris, France
Oct 5 2009 T.B.A Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 6 2009 Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 7 2009 Nachtleben Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 8 2009 Burgerweeshuis Deventer, Netherlands
Oct 9 2009 Sojo's Leuven, Belgium
Oct 10 2009 Poppodium Alkmaar, Netherlands
Oct 11 2009 La Chimère Lille, France
* w/ The Entrance Band

Jul 8 2009 Hultsfred 8-11 Juli Hultsfred*
Jul 15 2009 East End Portland, Oregon**
Jul 16 2009 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, California*
Jul 17 2009 Historic Brookdale Lodge Brookdale, California*
Jul 18 2009 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, California*
Jul 19 2009 Bar Pink San Diego, California*
Jul 21 2009 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Jul 22 2009 Gators Bar and Grill Farmington, New Mexico
Jul 24 2009 Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Jul 25 2009 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Jul 26 2009 The Meridian Houston, Texas
Jul 28 2009 The Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jul 29 2009 The Social Orlando, Florida
Jul 30 2009 Jannus Landing St Petersburg, Florida
Jul 31 2009 The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 1 2009 Pop's Sauget, Illinois
Aug 2 2009 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 3 2009 Station 4 Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug 5 2009 House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Aug 6 2009 Peabody's Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 7 2009 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, Michigan
Aug 8 2009 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 9 2009 Xtreme Wheels Buffalo, New York
Aug 10 2009 Recher Theatre Towson, Maryland
Aug 11 2009 The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Aug 12 2009 Nara Richmond, Virginia
Aug 13 2009 Blender Theatre at Gramercy New York, New York
Aug 14 2009 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 15 2009 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* no CKY
** no CKY, Danava

Night Horse - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 4 2009 Nomad Art Compound Los Angeles, California*
Jul 10 2009 Casbah San Diego, California**
Jul 18 2009 Bootleg Theatre Echo Park, California***
Jul 19 2009 Bar Pink San Diego, California***
Jul 31 2009 Henry Miller Library Big Sur, California^
Aug 13 2009 Piano's New York City, New York^^
Aug 14 2009 Firehouse 13 Providence, Rhode Island^^^
Aug 16 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn, New York^^^^
* w/ Farflung, Spindrift, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Weird Owl & Imaad Wasif
** w/ Dirty Sweet & Black Hondo
*** w/ Graveyard
^ w/ Dead Meadow, Sleepy Sun, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
^^ w/ TK Webb & The Visions, Barracks
^^^ w/ Doomriders & Javelina
^^^^ w/ Tournament & Orphan

The Entrance Band - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 2 - Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 3 - United Palace NYC!!!, New York
Jul 5 - Southpaw (Entrance Band headlining show, no SY) Brooklyn, New York
Jul 6 - wind up space? more info tba (No SY) Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 7 - 9:30 Club District of Columbia
Jul 8 - the National Richmond, Virginia
Jul 10 - Bijou Theater Knoxville, Tennessee
Jul 11 - War Memorial Nashville, Tennessee
Jul 12 - Sloss Furnace Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 13 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 15 - tba (Entrance Band headlining, no SY) Bloomington, Indiana
Jul 16 - the Hideout (Entrance Band headlines, no SY) Chicago, Illinois
Jul 24 - HENRY MILLER LIBRARY (BIG SUR) w/ MALKMUS & THE JICKS big sur, California

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