Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nighty Night Tour & Varsity Show

Our pals Nighty Night are currently in the middle of an East Coast tour, and when they return they will be playing at the Varsity Theater, giving you the first chance to see some local bands play in the awesome sounding room without having to pay $10+. The show is a benefit for The Science Center of Southern Illinois, so the $5 advance / $7 door ticket price is going to a good cause. Also playing is Wei Zhongle (aka Rob Jacobs Ensemble II, aka China Band), and if you haven't had a chance see them yet, they are amazing and are playing some of the most interesting music we've ever seen in Carbondale. Doors for the show open at 7:30p, and the show starts promptly at 8:oop. Advance tickets are available at Plaza Recs, P-mac, and the Practice Pad. More info here.

Here are the tour dates:

7/22 : Nashville TN @ The Parsonage (3803 Granny White Pike)
w/ Diarrhea Planet

7/23 : Asheville NC @ Broadways
w/ Ahleuchatistas

7/24 : Durham NC @ Motorco (free early show 2p)

7/25 : Richmond VA @ Sprout (free show)
w/ Erika Blatnik

7/26 : Philadelphia PA @ House Show (address tba)

7/27 : Brookyln NY @ Brooklyn Fireproof
w/ Beat People, Gytters, Moonmen On The Moon, Man

7/29 : Boston/Allston MA @ Problemhouse (11 Islington St)
w/ Doomstar!

7/30 : New Brunswick NJ @ The Alamo
w/ Eternal Fuzz

8/01 : Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle (free show)
w/ Slowdance & Tin Tin Can

8/04 : Carbondale IL @ Varsity Theater
w/ Wei Zhongle

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Australian Alps

It's not too often a band from a different country rolls through Carby.. but tonight one is coming from a different Continent.. A different Hemisphere!! And if that wasn't enough, they sound sweet too. ALPS from Australia will be playing at the Litterbox tonight.. go out and show them a good time!!

Also playing is newest incarnation of the Rob Jacobs Ensemble, Rob Jacobs Ensemble Presents : Wei Zhongle. If you missed them play at the Skihaus a few weeks back, they slayed everyone. It was awesome. AND Owls & Crows are playing too. To the Litterbox!

Wednesday July 13th
ALPS (Australia)
+ Wei Zhongle
++ Owls & Crows
@ Litterbox
10p, all-ages

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Useless Eaters

There's a badass show coming up in a week.. Useless Eaters from Nashville via Memphis are coming to town, we've been trying to make this happen for over a year now, so we're pretty stoked it is finally happening. They've got a string of killer 7"s out on a number of amazing labels, like Goner Records and Tic Tac Totally, and they are about to drop an LP on Southpaw later this summer. PARLOR and FREEDOM RIDE are playing too.. holy shit this is gonna be heavy.

Notice anyone familiar in that last vid??

Tuesday July 19th
+ Parlor
++ Freedom Ride
@ Skihaus (317 w walnut)
930p sharp!, all-ages


There are two awesome shows tonight!! You can't lose!

If yr feeling wild.. At the Litterbox you've got KRUXE.. one of the sweetest bands going in Memphis, MIAMI DOLPHINS.. total bebes getting weird from Minnesota, NETHERFRIENDS.. animal-collective channeling pitchfork alums from Chicago, and FREEDOM RIDE!!

If yr feeling classy.. At Hangar 9 you've got THEODORE.. who are from St Louis and are totally awesome, WILD MURPHY & THE NEW YEAR.. murphy lays it all down, and KEV-O & THE JEWELS.. letting out the jams!!