29 April 2011

Donovan Quinn & 13th Month play KUSF benefit

Embattled, excellent free-form radio station KUSF are holding a benefit show this coming Wednesday, and our man Donovan Quinn (& the 13th Month) will be performing. The show marks the debut of the all-new 13th Month line-up, which now includes Michael Tapscott (of Odawas, etc) on synth. Check the show, help the station...

The official word --

Wednesday May 4, 2011

7:00pm door, 8:00pm show

Tartufi and the Verdi Club Present

Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month
Life Coach (Phil Manley of Trans Am)


25 April 2011

Say hello to Brute Heart!

Minneapolis trio Brute Heart have amassed a grip of fans in their brief existence, thanks in no part to the depth of their songs & strength of their live performances; they even landed a Daytrotter session last fall. They've toured a bit in the midwest and east, and are set to play their first west coast shows in June, on the heels of their upcoming album, Lonely Hunter. Lonely Hunter finds Crystal Myslajek, Jackie Beckey & Crystal Brinkman pushing further into the blurry fringes of art-rock, post-punk and dark folk, treading the same turf as the likes of Dog Faced Hermans, Grass Widow, Quix*O*Tic, The Raincoats and Family Fodder. They've moved far ahead of their stellar debut, Brass Beads, incorporating more of a hypnotic, Eastern influence than before & deepening their cathedral harmonies and trancey / dancey rhythms.

Lonely Hunter is now available for pre-order; the official release date is June 7. For those in the Minneapolis area, join us for a release party at Turf Club on May 14, with Jerusalem & the Starbaskets, Lighted, Tender Meat, and Patches (Isa Gagarin). Pre-orders will ship to arrive before the release date...

Brute Heart are headed into the studios of The Current, Radio K and KFAI here in Minneapolis in the coming weeks -- we'll share more info about those appearances as its available. In the meantime, preview the song Blindfolded from Lonely Hunter here.

Tour dates & more information to come!

19 April 2011

Pumice NZ tour with Eat Skull

Fresh off his performance at the Lines of Flight Fest in Dunedin, the mighty Pumice is set to rear up yet again, over the course of three nights in support of the always-great Eat Skull.

20 April - Wellington - Eat Skull, Pumice, Full Fuckn Moon @ Mighty Mighty
21 April - Whanganui - Eat Skull, Pumice @ Arc Theatre
23 April - Auckland - Eat Skull, Pumice (Borderline Music Fest) @ Whammy Bar

And here's a few short clips of Pumice's performance from Lines of Flight, a stellar three day festival that also included sets from The Futurians, Dead C, Alastair Galbraith, Seht, and heaps more. These snippets will appear in longer form on the upcoming Pumice full-length, due later in the year.

08 April 2011

Pigeons / D Charles Speer live in New Orleans

Yours truly had the distinct pleasure of catching two Pigeons gigs last week, in Pensacola and New Orleans. Now a quartet with Jeason Meagher on bass and Nathaniel Bowles on drums, the band has never sounded better. I managed to snap a few photos in New Orleans of both Pigeons and D. Charles Speer ("solo trio"), who were touring behind the release of the new LP, Arghiledes, on Thrill Jockey.

Donovan Quinn video - new song, live

Good ol' Donovan Quinn recently opened a string of shows for Six Organs of Admittance, and the video above features our pal playing an as-yet released new song solo with a modified acoustic 12 string. Check elsewhere for live footage of The New Bums, his duo with Ben Chasny, playing a few tunes from a forthcoming full-length.

07 April 2011

Horrid Red "The Horror & The Cruelty" video

Edmund Xavier has unleashed a new video from the forthcoming Horrid Red 7" on Soft Abuse called Silent Party, due in June.