31 October 2008

Ulaan Khol / Steven R. Smith live on WMFU

Steven R. Smith recently performed an exclusive live set for WFMU (pre-recorded without overdubs, etc) from his home studio in Los Angeles. The 40+ minute performance kicks off with the first track from the upcoming Ulaan Khol release, II.

Hear an archive of the performance here.

Ulaan Khol's II, released December 2, 2008, is the second installment of his trilogy known as 'Ceremony.' Following the cryptic first installment, II shines with hazy, rolling atmospheric works that drift and shift with ease. Riding a crumbling riff into oblivion, Ulaan Khol's II emanates with the gleam of pure white light.

22 October 2008

DQ13 at CMJ in NYC (& beyond)

Donovan Quinn - friend to dogs, lover of all things October, writer & singer of songs - is making his first solo trek out east today for the annual CMJ fest. Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month are making several appearances over the course of the fest; read on to find out when & where. For the east coast shows, the 13th Month consists of DQ (guitar, voice), Nick Marcantonio (bass) and Pete Nolan (the drums). Jason Quever will be back behind the kit for the band's headlining homecoming gig in early November -

10/23 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
(Gothamist CMJ showcase, 2 PM)
10/23 - New York, NY - Piano's
(ForceField PR CMJ showcase, 8 PM)
10/24 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
(Chouette CMJ showcase)
10/25 - Boston, MA - P.A.'s Lounge
(with D. Charles Speer & the Helix, King Darves, Moore & Sons)
11/05 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
(with Lazarus, The Sarees)

Look for more west coast dates (hopefully with Lazarus) before too long...

Donovan will also be playing with The Skygreen Leopards in support of Woods in a few weeks...

11/13 - San Francisco, CA - Amnesia
(with Woods)