Obits played the Bell House, playing Generation Records on Record Store Day (and other dates)
Obits @ the Bell House Saturday night
Obits celebrated the release of their new record with a Brooklyn show at the Bell House on Saturday night. Some video evidence lies below. Those up in Northampton can catch the band Thursday night as they tour up to Canada. Their full list of tour dates is below.
Later this month you can catch Obits help pay tribute to Brendan Majewski in Brooklyn, though don't expect Obits songs if you go to that April 20th Union Pool show (though maybe they'll play some).
Do expect Obits songs though at the NYC gig Obits is playing even sooner. You can catch them for free (but you should buy a record while you're there) at Generation Records on April 16th aka Record Store Day with The Jay Vons (mems Reigning Sound, Robbers On High Street), I Hate Our Freedom (mems of Texas Is The Reason, Thursday), and Spa Castles. DJ sets from Tom Scharpling from WFMU will sweeten the deal, and the shindig kicks off at 1PM (doors at 11AM). The show will also double as a release party for The Bouncing Souls' "Live At Generation Records" 12-inch and OFF!'s "Live At Generation Records" 7-inch.
More details, all dates and those Bell House videos, below...
Obits @ The Bell House
Obits @ The Bell House
's that time of year - when the vinyl nerds emerge from their dusty caves in the pursuit of limited edition pieces of wax. Also known as RECORD STORE DAY!!!
As anybody who has come to the store over the last few years can attest to, RSD is so much more at Generation. It's a full-on celebration. This year, along with the usual hi-jinks, we'll be celebrating the vinyl release of The Bouncing Souls "Live At Generation Records" 12-...inch and OFF!'s "Live At Generation Records" 7-inch.
So while you look over the list of RSD releases coming out, we'd like to announce the initial lineup for our 3rd annual RSD in-store extravaganza. Drumroll please...
OBITS (New record out now on Sub Pop! Members of Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu)
THE JAY VONS (members of Reigning Sound, Robbers On High Street)
I HATE OUR FREEDOM (members of Texas Is The Reason, Thursday. New record out on Mightier Than Sword Records)
SPA CASTLES (Mysterious Brooklyn-based troublemakers)
+ more TBA!
DJ SETS BY:
TOM SCHARPLING OF WFMU'S BEST SHOW
ERIC DAVIDSON OF NEW BOMB TURKS
+ more TBA!
RSD 2011 goes down on Saturday, April 16th. Doors open at 11 am. Bands start at 1 pm. We'll have final list of performers, DJs and set times for you soon. PLEASE NOTE! We can't hold any RSD records for you so please get there early! Be sure to check out our sister store, Bleecker Street Records at 239 Bleecker St in the West Village.
Hope to see on 4/16!
Obits - 2011 Tour Dates
APR 7 NORTHAMPTON, MA AT THE ELEVENS W/POWERBLESSINGS & GIMLET SLIP
APR 8 BOSTON, MA AT BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL W/BLACK HELICOPTER & REPORTS
APR 9 MONTREAL, QC AT CLUB LAMBI W/BLACK FEELINGS & SOLIDS
APR 16 New York, NY Generation Records instore
Apr 20 Brooklyn, NT - BM tribute @ Union Pool
MAY 8 KORTRIJK, BELGIUM AT THE PIT'S W/MARK SULTAN
MAY 10 LONDON, UK AT THE LEXINGTON W/FISTS
MAY 11 REIMS, FRANCE AT KILBERRY CAFE
MAY 12 LE HAVRE, FRANCE AT LE CABARET ELECTRIC W/THE FLESHTONES
MAY 13 PARIS, FRANCE AT MAINS D'OEUVRES
MAY 14 LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE AT LA SIRENE W/VON PARIAHS & ROBOT ORCHESTRA
MAY 15 BORDEAUX, FRANCE AT HERETIC CLUB
MAY 16 TOULOUSE, FRANCE AT LA DYNAMO W/LES SPURTS
MAY 17 BARCELONA, SPAIN AT SIDECAR W/VENEREANS
MAY 18 SANTANDER, SPAIN
MAY 19 GIJON, SPAIN
MAY 20 MADRID, SPAIN AT NASTI W/FRUSTRATION & NACHO HOLY COBRA (DJ)
MAY 21 VALENCIA, SPAIN
JULY 14 WASHINGTON, DC AT BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE W/OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANS
JULY 15 PHILADELPHIA, PA AT JOHNNY BRENDA'S W/DIRTY TACTICS & DRY FEET