Sunday, April 30, 2006

SSLYBY new tour dates...

boris just wrapped up a west coast tour and has plans already for their next tour in a little over a month. the boys of SSLYBY will be joining Sound Team as opener on tour this summer. if you are lucky enough to be in one of these fine cities-mark your calendars now!

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

6/13 --Tucson, AZ -- Club Congress
6/14 – San Diego, CA -- Casbah
6/15 – Los Angeles, CA --Troubadour
6/16 – San Francisco, CA -- The Independent
6/17 -- Sacramento, CA -- TBA
6/19 – Vancouver, BC -- Media Club
6/20 -- Seattle, WA -- Crocodile Cafe
6/21 -- Portland, OR-- Berbatis Pan
6/23—Salt Lake City, UT-- Kayo Gallery
6/24-- Denver, CO-- Hi Dive
6/26 -- Minneapolis, MN-- 400 Bar
6/27 – Chicago, IL-- Schubas
6/28 –St. Louis MO-- Hi Pointe
6/29 -- TBA
6/30 -- Dallas, TX-- The Cavern
7/01 -- Houston, TX-- Walter's on Washington
All dates w/ Sound Team

more tours and information can be found here...

also, romangnome is now on Myspace. be our friend.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

odds and ends

tapes 'n tapes lineup change?

[yesterday was full of music happenings. first, i stopped by Universal to check in with the folks over there....all seems well and good although there seems to be a lot of personal turnover at the moment. i will be sure to keep my eye on that. second, i visited the Vamp crew and learned how to update website stuff. next, i headed downtown to help 2024 move into temporary offices in Northeast. after that i headed down to the Varsity where i saw The Stills. thankfully i got in free because the band didn't impress me much. the two lead singer dudes kept bickering onstage and there presence on stage was, needless to say i don't think i will be paying much attention to them. ]

*some interesting news*...the local dish on Tapes 'N Tapes is that bassist Shawn Neary is no longer in the band. disputes over some ethical issues apparently broke the band. but don't you worry, Erick Applewick of The Hopefuls and Vicious Vicious has stepped in to replace Shawn. Erick also produced Tapes latest album, The Loon. Sources have yet to confirm whether this is a temporary or permanent lineup change.

Tapes recently played 9 shows at SXSW and have a write up in Rolling Stone's latest issue. they also gave a review of their album - giving it 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

pictorals from austin

margot and the nuclear so and so's

beastie boys @ stubb's bar b q

arctic monkeys

thunderbirds are now! @ south by stereogum

P.O.S. with Craig Finn @ Emo's

tapes n' tapes

We Are Scientists + Aubrey, Kate @ 89.3 The Current, In Studio

Sunday, March 19, 2006

the final hurrah ...SXSW 2006

the sickness overcame me today and progressively got worse as the day and night went on. it wasn't a particularily nice day out either as it was raining for most of the day. i also left two expensive prints that i had bought the day before in the taxi cab that we took into, needless to say the day was not started on the right foot from the get-go...but here is the events that took place nonetheless...

1. 89.3 The Current Breakfast Burrito Party in the rain
2. Flatstock - concert poster print show(aka, other sick obsession that eats away at the funds)
3. Vitriol Party - Lambardi Art Gallery
*Run Chico Run
*Idle Hands
* Film School
4. Iron Works for some Bar B Q
5. Magneta Lane @ Buffulo Billiards
6. The Essex Green @ Antone's
7. The Owls @ Habana Calle 6
8. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness @ Emo's Annex
9. The Side Bar
*where members from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were hanging out. Also, was introduced and chilled with Robert Skoro and Tad Kubler(guitarist for the Hold Steady)
10. Jucifer

that's about it. i would have loved to go check out Lady Soveriegn and We Are Scientists with Neil, but at this point the sickness had taken full effect and have no strength or energy to walk anywhere. there is no need to complain about this week-as i think i have seen and accomplished a lot - being it my first time and all...

Saturday, March 18, 2006

DAY 3 , o MY!

this is a super brief recap of yesterday's events seeing how i am standiong at a computer in the trade show area in the convention center...but here is a summation of what went always more detail will follow.

1.BMI Breakfast @ Four Seasons
2. Portastatic @ 89.3 in studio
3. Festival Booking and Touring Panel
4. controller.controller
5. The Essex Green @ Sub Pop + Merge Records Party - Pok e Jo's
6. Jane Mag Party @ Beauty Bar (with Dan from Real World Miami as Door Guy)
a. Of Montreal
b. Mates of State
7. We Are Scientists @ 89.3 In-Studio
9. Fighting Records Party - Speakeasy Rooftop
a. Grand Buffet
b. Whole Wheat Bread
10. Soul Position @ Emo's
11. P.O.S. @ Emo's (Craig Finn guest once again)
12. Artic Monkeys @ La Zona Rosa
13. Tapes n' Tapes @ Latitude 30

peace to all.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Day 2: SXSW

i was ambitious to think that i would wake up at 830 this morning after being up for nearly 24 hours the day before...needless to say, we all were passed out until like 1130 and didnt get back into the action until 1230. i was kinda bummed because i wanted to see Neil Young speak, but that was soon erased from my regrets as the day went on. here is a list of what went down during DAY 2 of South by...

1. South By Stereogum party @ The Parish
-What Made Milwaukee Famous
-Thunderbirds are Now!
-Rogue Wave
-Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
2. Beastie Boys @ Stubb's
*this was a surprise, last minute show that was announced although rumors had it that they would be playing somewhere during their time here...needless to say it was pretty much one of the coolest experiences of the whole trip thus far. lance was crying when i called him :)
3. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's @ Nuno's Upstairs
4. The Plastic Constelations @ SOHO Lounge
*Craig Finn of the Hold Steady was in attendance and guested on a song too!
5. Mark Mallman @ Exodus
***after this show i was hanging out with the Vamp crew and who walks into the club but comedian Jeffrey Ross. i was a little intoxicated at this point and to make a long story short made a fool of myself while talking to sure i thought i was really cool at the time (the long story upon request...:)
6. Dresdon Dolls @ Stubb's
7. Rocky Votolato @ The Parish Downstairs
8. Mates of State @ The Parish upstairs
9. Aqueduct @ The Parish Downstairs
10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Eternal

so, yeah. it was a packed day. in between all of that i managed to find my way into the poster show that is also g0ing on and pretty much decided that i wouldn't mind going further into debt to buy some of this amazing artwork. leia bell (bryan bell's sister =weezer=) was showing here work too!

i will have to get into more detail later but the cab is on it's way. hope the snow day was fun for all you kids back in minnie. take care.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

SXSW...the longest day of my life

so. i will make this short for now, and add more detail later tonight. here is a list of artists seen so far...

1. tapes n' tapes - fader/levis party
2. (some band i forgot the name to...) - Red 7
3. Say Anthing - Beauty Bar. death + taxes party
4. New London Fire
5. Brightblack Morning Light - Stubb's
6. New Pornographers - Stubb's
7. Belle & Sebastian - Stubb's
8. +/- .... Friends Bar
9. And you will know us by the trail of dead - Emo's

that's all for now. will be posting more on this plus today's events later tonight...hope all is well.