Monday, May 30, 2011

Hanging Garden Hangout

There is a big show happening at the Hanging Garden tonight. Chinese Telephones from WI, Tenement from WI, Big Eyes from New Jersey, and It Burns. Big Eyes just put out a record on Evil Weevil, who has also put out sweet jams by our friends in Diarrhea Planet, and The Eeries, who are playing in Carby next month. Word has it that Parlor might play too, fresh off their tour, and they will probably have their records!

Monday May 30th
+ Tenement
++ Big Eyes
++ It Burns
+++ Parlor?
@ The Hanging Garden (405 Cherry Court)
9p, all-ages, $5

Friday, May 27, 2011


This is gonna rule.

Saturday May 28th
THE SPITS!!!!!!!!!!!
+ TV Ghost
++ Freedom Ride
+++ The Shakes
@ Skihaus (317 w walnut st)
10p, all-ages, $6

Thursday, May 26, 2011


If you haven't made it out to one of the weekly Friday Night Fairs that Carbondale Mainstreet is puting on at the Town Square Pavilion every Friday night, tomorrow should be your day to change that. Wild Murphy & The New Year, Han Ma & The Camaros, and Laura Partain are playing for free from 6-9p, there are food, art & craft, and produce vendors, cute babes, and cute kids, all in one place! Plus you can get a free back massage. Count me in.

Wild Murphy & The New Year / Record Store Day EP by babiemecca

Every Friday - Town Square Pavilion
6-9p, All-Ages, Free!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Friday

This Friday at Hangar 9, Secondary Modern will be debuting a bunch of new material, some of which they've been giving us peeks of over the past few weeks on their blog. Two bands from Lawrence KS will be there, Lawrence is really nice, and so will Kig Tiger, who is also really nice. See you there?

Friday May 27th
+ Mouth Breathers
++ Up The Academy
+++ Kid Tiger
@ Hangar 9
10p, 19+, $5

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Farewell, Friends

Tomorrow will be the final performance of one of Carbondale's finest bands, Himalayas. Across 3 EPs and the better half of 10 years, they've played some of the best shows I've ever seen in Carbondale, many of the best actually. All good things must come to an end, and bassist Jef Hill is making the move to Portland, so now is the time. Tomorrow is definitely a show not to be missed, and Young Loves and Drunk Virago will open up. Himalayas laid down 5 tracks to tape last weekend at the Skihouse, so soon you'll have a little something extra to remember them by. Thanks for all the good times dudes, it was awesome.

Friday May 20th

HIMALAYAS (final show)
+ Young Loves
++ Drunk Virago
@ Hangar 9
10p, 19+, $worth it

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Say Hello To Freedom Ride

Damnnn Freedom Ride is tight as can be. Check out this video that was filmed at their practice space by Marcus Mader & David Allen, and check them out playing with The Spits, TV Ghost, and The Shakes on May 28th at the Skihouse!!!

Saturday May 28th
+ Freedom Ride
++ TV Ghost
+++ The Shakes
@ Skihouse (317 w walnut)
10p, all-ages, $6

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Parlor / Autonomy Tour

If you didn't catch the earlier post, our hometown buds in Parlor and Autonomy are on tour right now, so tell all of your city-folk friends to go and check them out! Also, Officer Haley reports that the Parlor LPs will be in tomorrow! YES SIR

5/16 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's
5/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero
5/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Rathole
5/19 - Minot, ND @ Pangea House
5/20 - Missoula, MT @ Zacc Gallery
5/22 - San Francisco, CA - generator show?!
5/23 - Oakland, CA - 1935 Linden
5/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
5/25 - San Pedro, Ca @ Harold's
5/26 - Tuscon, AZ @ TBA
5/27 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
5/28 - Austin, TX @ Beerland (matinee show)
5/29 - Little Rock, AR @ ACAC Space

Monday, May 16, 2011

More Secondary Modern Please

More new songs from Secondary Modern. Catch them May 27th @ Hangar 9.

Friday May 27th
+ Mouth Breathers
++ Up The Academy
+++ Kid Tiger
@ Hangar 9
10p, 19+, $5

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Blogger has been on the fritz all week (is it because of Joel Fritzler?) so we haven't had a chance to talk about the two great shows happening tonight until now.. so let's do it right now! Chicago's Ga'an, Iowa City's Alex Body, and our very own Drunk Virago are playing at the Skihaus tonight, on mister Nicholas Sandino's birthday! Ga'an is sweet as hell, and so is Nick, so check it out.

Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three are playing at Hangar tonight, and if you haven't seen them one of the many times they have played here before, maybe you've seen them on the internets lately 'cause the've been blowing up everywhere! They've been featured on NPR a bunch (check out their tiny desk concert), Jack White recorded some songs with them and put them out via his Third Man record label, etc etc. Swamp Tigers will open up, and possibly Whistle Pigs will be playing in the beer garden?? Tix $8 at the door but you can still get the presale price of $6 today if you go grab a ticket at Hangar 9, Plaza Records, or PMAC.

Saturday May 14th

+ Alex Body
++ Drunk Virago
@ Skihouse
10p, all-ages, $4?

+ Swamp Tigers
++ Whistle Pigs
@ Hangar 9
10p, 19+, $6adv/$8door

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Owls & Crows CD / Wheels On Rob Jacobs

If you needed another reason to brave the rain and get out tonight, there is a sweet show happening for free at the ol' Pizza King. Carbondale supergroup Owls & Crows are celebrating the release of their debut CD, Wheels On Fire will be in town from Athens, GA, and Rob Jacobs & His Ensemble will be opening up.

Wheels On Fire have a string of albums and singles out on some killer labels like Chicago's Trouble In Mind, Fat Possum, Alien Snatch!, etc.. they rule come check it out! Suck it school!

Thursday May 12th
OWLS & CROWS (CD Release)
+ Wheels On Fire
++ Rob Jacobs
@ PKs
10p, 21+, FREE

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Two of Carbondale's finest are making us proud. Both Parlor and Autonomy have new releases out or on their way very soon, and they are about to depart on a quick tour together that will take them all the way up and down the West Coast and back around again. Autonomy has an 8-song cassette demo that is available now, and Parlor's 11-song LP that was released on cassette tape last Fall by Let's Pretend is being re-released on 12" vinyl!! No word yet on when the records will be in, but we are hoping (and they probably are too) that it will be available any day now. I saw a phone pic of the test pressing and boy does it look pertty. Both releases are coming out on a new label called Social Collapse!, based right here in Carbondale! I wish we had more to tell you about that, but as of right now it has been pretty tight-lipped.

The dudes are playing a tour kick-off show tomorrow (like, thurs 5/12) at the Dude Ranch, which is across from the Treehouse (RIP). The Shakes are playing as well, and it is only $3, which is an insane deal so go support 'em cause gas ain't cheap! THE SHOW STARTS AT 9p AND WILL END BEFORE MIDNIGHT SO GET THERE ON TIME YOU SLACKERS.

Here be the dates:

5/16 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's
5/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero
5/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Rathole
5/19 - Minot, ND @ Pangea House
5/20 - Missoula, MT @ Zacc Gallery
5/21 - Portland, OR @ ??? (need help!)
5/22 - San Francisco, CA - generator show?!
5/23 - Oakland, CA - 1935 Linden
5/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
5/25 - San Pedro, Ca @ Harold's
5/26 - Tuscon, AZ @ TBA
5/27 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
5/28 - Austin, TX @ Beerland (matinee show)
5/29 - Little Rock, AR @ ACAC Space

Thursday May 12th
+ Autonomy
++ The Shakes
@ The Dude Ranch (510 W Oak)
9p, all-ages, $3

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marketing Ploy

Word from David Brown is that Secondary Modern has a lot of new material, and they will be departing with the old and getting on with the new at the show they have coming up on May 27th at Hangar 9. They've been kind enough to provide us with some previews of the new stuff, and I've got to say it is the best stuff we've heard from them yet. Look forward to more coming soon, and mark this date in your calendar:

Finals Week

More like finally time to party week. Good luck on all those tests kiddo's, don't get too distracted by this:

SUN 5/8 - Bible Of The Devil, ZUUL, High Spirits @ Hangar
TUE 5/10 - DickWolf! (chi), Freedom Ride @ PKs
THU 5/12 - Parlor, Autonomy, Shakes @ Dude Ranch (early show 9p sharp)
THU 5/12 - Wheels On Fire (GA), Owls & Crows (cd release) Rob Jacobs @ PKs
SAT 5/14 - GA'AN (chi), Alex Body (IA), Drunk Virago @ Skihaus
SAT 5/15 - Pokey LaFarge, Swamp Tigers, Whistle Pigs @ Hangar

Good thing there are days off in there for your study time.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


It is not often we get to see a show at The Swamp anymore, much less one that is this great. We're a little late posting about this.. but hopefully you all have heard about it by now, because it is going to rule! Local punks of the dark variety Autonomy and Staring Problem will be there, as well as Doom Town from St Louis and Population from Chicago! We've also just heard that it is Autonomy's cassette tape release show, so be sure to pick one up. Wear your rubber boots!

Saturday May 7th
AUTONOMY (tape release)
++Staring Problem
+++Doom Town
@ The Swamp
10p, all-ages, $5

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Wayne-O

a bit of a legend playing at Hangar 9 tonight.

Wed. May 5th
10p, 19+, $10

Monday, May 2, 2011


Damn can't believe it is already May.. Hopefully this rain will leave with April. There are so many amazing shows that are happening this month!!! It is gonna be like, the best month ever! Here is a rundown of the majority of what is happening.. we'll hit you with the details all month long.

5/5: Wayne 'The Train' Handcock, Bob Wayne @ Hangar 9
5/6: Swamp Tigers @ Friday Night Fair
5/6: Mountian Sprout, Hobo Knife @ Hangar 9
5/7: Population (chi), Autonomy, Staring Problem, Doom Town (stl) @ Swamp
5/8: Bible Of The Devil, ZUUL, High Spirits @ Hangar 9
5/10: Dick Wolf! (chi), Freedom Ride, Dan Senteighty @ PKs
5/12: Wheels On Fire (athens), Owls & Crows (cd release) @ PKs
5/12: Parlor, Autonomy, The Shakes @ Dude Ranch
5/14: Ga'an (chi), Alex Body (iowa), Drunk Virago @ Skihouse
5/14: Pokey LaFarge @ Hangar 9
5/19: Raw Flesh Eaters @ Hangar 9
5/20: Giant City Slickers @ Friday Night Fair
5/20: Br'er, Rob Jacobs @ The Litterbox
5/20: Himalayas (final show), Young Loves, Drunk Virago @ Hangar 9
5/21: Sunshine SS (nc), Flies Around It (nc), The Shakes @ Lost Cross
5/27: Wild Murphy, Han Ma & The Camaros @ Friday Night Fair
5/27: Secondary Modern, Mouthbreathers (lawrence), Kid Tiger @ Hangar 9
5/28: The Spits (seattle), TV Ghost (in), Freedom Ride, The Shakes @ Skihouse
5/30: Chinese Telephones (wi), It Burns, Tenement (wi) @ Hanging Garden


Comedy 2nite

There is stand-up comedy tonight at Hangar 9 from 9-11p.. if you missed the last one, it was pretty hilarious. This one probably will be too!

Andrew Voris (from Champaign)
Kevin Bunetic (from St Louis)
Kyle Scanlan
David Sharp & Mike Garvin
T Murph
Ian Provence
Garrett Callender
Nathan Colombo
Emeric Brown
Ryan Lichtenstein
Dave Tabler
Eric Brown
Ross Kelly
Andrew Chandler
Rich Cason
Evan Halleck
and more!

$3 / 9-11p / 19+

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Black Fortys killed it last night.. reminded us of the olden days. Good times.