Monday, September 24, 2012

Introducing: The Jewels

Local ripperz The Jewels celebrated the release of their debut CD this weekend, if you were there you know how awesome a show it was. You can download the 10-song album on their bandcamp, or scoop a physical copy at P-mac or Plaza Records.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

femme

“Someone might say, I don’t understand music; but most people experience music emotionally and would agree that music is an abstraction. You don’t need to put music into words right away – you just listen.”
-- David Lynch, in Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

I have been listening to WAXAHATCHEE + SWEARIN' non-stop for months now, I have become quite familiar and definitely intimately involved with this music, but I’m at a loss for words to describe it really. There is such sincerity and beauty and exuberance and exposition – brutally honest lyricism, frantically catchy sugary sweet pop melodies [I’m describing two bands together here who are pretty different, except for shared genetics – Waxahatchee is Katie Crutchfield + lead vocalist of Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, twin sisters and both members of the beloved PS Eliot] – do these words mean anything though? You have to listen to understand maybe. You have to experience this music, it’s ready to make itself vulnerable and explode into your heart if you allow it.

SWEARIN' just released their first full-length LP on Salinas Records, fully establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with after stirring up the waters with their wildly successful demo released last year. WAXAHATCHEE's album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records, home to our pals Screaming Females!





Wednesday June 27th 
SWEARIN'
+ WAXAHATCHEE
++ GIFFORD'S TREATMENT
@ Lost Cross
9p, all-ages, $4

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scott H. Biram



Tonight you can check out two of the best outlaw country acts around, both on Bloodshot Records, Scott H Biram and Lydia Loveless. Country Graves, one of the best new local bands we've seen in a long time, will be there opening! Check out these recordings Travis and the crew just made.
 
Friday June 22
SCOTT H BIRAM
+ Lydia Loveless
++ County Graves  
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, ?$

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Eaters

Those Useless Eaters from Nashville are rolling through town on Wednesday, they'll be at the Skihaus along with Jus' Folks (ex-Underground Railroad To Candyland, Sexy, Jump Off A Building, Abi Yo-Yos, Trainwreck Riders) and Kid Little from California, and locals High Horse. Useless Eaters have a pretty ridiculously long string of awesome records out on labels like Goner, Shattered, Goodbye-Boozy, Tic Tac Totally, Burger, Mastermind, Jeth-Row, Gold Tapes, Nashville's Dead, Southpaw, and more.. This is gonna be a good one.

Wednesday June 20th 
USELESS EATERS
+ Jus' Folks
++ Kid Little
+++ High Horse
@ Skihaus
10p, all-ages, $5

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

~TOMORROW~

Sorry this is so last minute but there'll be a real great show at the Swamp tomorrow nite! Some pals from NY are on a summer-long tour zig-zagging all over the country and they'll be stopping here to cause some ruckus, buffalo-style! b-smackin' boyz BEES + SETTLERS will stir up all kinds of fun on this sweaty jigahoo nite in paradise ~~ WEI ZHONGLE will polish off the nite so be sure to stick around!

and if you haven't heard this yet you've been living a deprived life under a rock:

Thursday June 14th
WEI ZHONGLE
+ BEES (NY)
++ SETTLERS (NY)
@ the Swamp (417 w. monroe)
10p, $3, all-ages

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ride It Out

There's a show going down on Sunday that should not be missed. The end of an era of sorts.. Freedom Ride will be playing their final show with master shredder Rob "Bobby" Jacobs. This lineup of Freedom Ride has been one of our personal fav Carby bands ever, and it will be sad to see them go. Fear not though, they will be continuing on, and will also be releasing an album of the material they have been playing over the last year. Parlor will also be playing, which is becoming quite a rare thing now that A. Leech has moved back out West. If you haven't picked up their new 7", you need to asap! Fuzzy shredders Ranch Ghost will be in town too, so come say hi!
   
Sunday May 27
FREEDOM RIDE
+ Parlor
++ Ranch Ghost (TN)  
@ Skihaüs (317 w walnut)
10p, $5, all-ages

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY2K

Very excited that we will have Mr. Pujol in town from Nashville, TN, playing at Hangar 9 on Saturday. He has been busy.. after the Live LP he put out on Jack White's Third Man Records last year, and the Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP he released on Saddle Creek, he just dropped a special Reverse Vampire 7" for Record Store Day, and is about to release his debut LP United States of Being on Saddle Creek, which will hit the shelves June 5th.

Also playing the show are Young Loves, who are making a rare appearance that you never want to miss, Government Jobs, who just got off a 2-week tour, and Gnarly Brown.

Saturday May 19th
PUJOL
+ Young Loves
++ Government Jobs
+++ Gnarly Brown
@Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $6

2nite

If you were wondering what you're going to do tonight, there is a sweet little show going down at Hangar 9. Secondary Modern will be there, and they will likely be playing a lot of material off of their new album (which you can now buy on iTunes here). Also playing is a new band called The Pirouettes, who we've heard nothing but good things about, and Han Ma & The Camaros. Scope a track of the new Secondary Modern LP, we will be released with a show at John Brown's in Marion on June 1st.


Thursday May 17th
SECONDARY MODERN
+ The Pirouettes
++ Han Ma & The Camaros
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5

Seasick, Homesick

We've been outta the loop for a minute due to traveling, school, etc. but we're back in it! Check out this new video from Kid Tiger!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

SPOOK HOUSES

Looking for some new music to blast on your porch while you're hula-hooping?? Check out the latest track from NY pals, SPOOK HOUSES, which premiered in Alternative Press this week! Their upcoming full-length, Trying, is due out in July via Evil Weevil [PUJOL + Diarrhea Planet + other friends!]. SPOOK HOUSES will hopefully be swinging by Carbondale in early August, so make sure to stay tuned!

Friday, April 27, 2012

WEI ZHONGLE

The first release by WEI ZHONGLE is finally here - and it is well worth the wait! The album was recorded live by David Allen at the Skihouse Annex on Feb. 19th, 2012 and was mixed, overdubbed, and edited in the following weeks by Rob Jacobs. The amount of time and careful attention that went into this album is definitely apparent - the final product is truly beautiful beyond words.

The album is now available for download on bandcamp and will hopefully be released in a physical format soon! Stay tuned for more information about the physical release (maybe with a corresponding release show?!) and an upcoming summer tour ~~~


The dissonant whirlwind that is Wei Zhongle feels like a tribal chore conjuring images of cyclical ceremonies from ancient cultures in a contemporary fashion. In entirety, the album feels inspired, full of joy for life in its most critical stages. The vocal melodies run wild over vast soundscapes comprised of traditional instruments rather than long synth arrangements, and when it is time for a played lead, the exchange is smooth and lively.
-- DINGUS

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Swing People


This Thursday Government Jobs will release their debut 7" EP Big Swing People with a show at Hangar 9. Kid Tiger will be playing as well, and they will be screening the debut of their new music video at the show. The Jewels are playing too and will debut some new material off of their new album, which will be released next month. You can download the whole Gov Jobs EP for free at their bandcamp.


Government Jobs is about to head off on a tour, the first show of which is at Tres Hombres on Saturday with Gnarly Brown and The Jewels. Scope the dates below:

4/26: Carbondale IL @ Hangar 9 (record release)
4/28: Carbondale IL @ Tres Hombes
5/02: Cincinnati OH @ City Barn
5/03: Philadelphia PA @ House Show tba
5/04: Brooklyn NY @ Lone Wolf
5/05: New Brunswick NJ @ Ray Cappo's Cantina
5/06: Jersey City NJ @ Lamp Post
5/07: Manhattan NY @ Cake Shop
5/08: Boston MA @ Gay Gardens
5/10: Chicago IL @ Ultra Lounge
5/11: Chicago IL @ TBA
5/12: Bloomington IN @ Trained Eye Arts
5/13: Carbondale IL @ Lost Cross
5/19: Carbondale IL @ Hangar 9 w/ PUJOL & Young Loves 


Thursday April 26th:
GOVERNMENT JOBS
+ Kid Tiger
++ The Jewels
+++ Rob Jacobs
@ Hangar 9
9p, $5, 19+

Secondary Modern S/T LP

Our boys in Secondary Modern were hard at work on their S/T LP back in Nov-Dec 2011, and the day is finally here for us to hear it! You can stream the album on their bandcamp, download it from iTunes, and it should be available on vinyl in about a month. Can't wait!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Music For Swimmers

Our pal Dave X over at WDBX 91.1 has had a cool show showcasing experimental music for some time now, and he is moving to a new time slot! You can now catch his new show, Music For Swimmers, every Sunday from 5-6p.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

M.O.T.O.

We've got fkkn M.O.T.O. in town tomorrow night, all the way from New Orleans. Check out this video from 10 years ago, and they're still kickin azz. The Heat Tape, Samata, and Shit For Brains are playing too, it's gonna be a real good time!



Thursday April 19th
MOTO
+ Heat Tape
++ Samata
+++ Shit For Brains
@ Lost Cross
10p, all-ages, $?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

County Graves



County Graves is a pretty sick new Carby band, you better check them out whenever you get a chance! We're not sure when their next show is, but we'll be sure to let you know when we do!

WILD 4/19

Hey friends, we've got a pretty rad show happening at the Big Muddy IMC tomorrow. As far as I know it is the first musical happening there since the improve forum. Since the IMC has been active lately simply as a public space, the show will be all ages and no drinking will be permitted. But, if you want to drink, a simple solution would be to take care of that before/during/afterward at a different location. Way easy.

ORANGE IGUANAS are a rad retro garage rock band from Appleton, Wisconsin who are on tour to support their brand new self release Hou Tian (listen below).

Carbondale natives HIGH HORSE (riffy badassness) and THESE MAGNIFICENT TAPEWORMS (super fun danceable surf) will be joining to round out the set. Should be awesome! See ya'll down there!




ORANGE IGUANAS
+ High Horse
++ These Magnificent Tapeworms
@ Big Muddy IMC
8pm, $3-5 donation, all-ages
*No boozin'

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday Thee 13th

Tomorrow we've got Literature in town from Austin, TX, and they've got a brand new LP with them. Check it below, you can download it for free! Also in town is Bloomington, IN's LEGS! Featuring former Carby All-Stars Joe Crawford and Chris Koester (of North Americans fame). Government Jobs will be playing a special set in honor of Friday thee 13th, and DVDG will be on the 1s & 2s.




Friday Thee 13th
LEGS
+ Literature
++ Government Jobs
@ Skihaus
10p, $5, all-ages

Saturday, April 7, 2012

supermoooon

Get ready for another wild show at the Swamp under a full moon! ARVID NOE from Boston will be in town - a super-talented, mind-bending rock n' roll trio that are FUN as hell! Two new Carbondale bands will be gracing us with performances as well! If you haven't seen HIGH HORSE yet, now's your chance! This is going to be their 2nd show - the act features members of Dan Sentighty, Wei Zhongle, + more! Stoked! Also, SUFFERING BASTARD will be there fresh from a show up in Champaign-Urbana! Come out to welcome them home and pick up their new recording!

New songs from ARVID NOE:



Saturday April 7th

ARVID NOE
+ High Horse
++ Suffering Bastard
@ the Swamp (417 w. monroe)
10PM, all-ages, $2-3 suggested donation

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oh Mannn

Got a killer show going down tonight.. Atlanta's Coathangars are in town for the first time since Handsome Fest, White Mystery from Chicago is with them, new local doods Government Jobs are playing their first big show, and the Heat Tape is back from their European Tour. See you at 9 at the Hangar 9!





Thursday April 5th
COATHANGERS
+ White Mystery
++ Government Jobs
+++ Heat Tape
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $7

Friday, March 23, 2012

Head On Electric

We've got Milwaukee's Head On Electric coming back to town tomorrow night at the ol' LC, along with our very own Autonomy, who are fresh off their East Coast tour, and Dead Womb, in what will likely be their final show. See you in the basement!



Saturday Mar. 24th
HEAD ON ELECTRIC
+ Autonomy
++ Dead Womb
@ Lost Cross
10p, all-ages, $3

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Perry's in Town!

A whole bunch o' bands are rolling through town tonight.. BOOM CHICK from Brooklyn, Bad Doctors from Philly, and Dry Feet from Philly will all be at Hangar 9, along with our very own Magnificent Tapeworms, who just released a new CD single a few weeks back. Check it out, should be a sweet show!





Wednesday Mar. 21st
BOOM CHICK
+ Dry Feet
++ Bad Doctors
+++ These Magnificent Tapeworms
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Monday Monday


Tomorrow there will be a great great show at the skihaus. Apache Dropout will be in town, on tour from Bloomington IN via SXSW. They've got two new 7"s out since the last time they were here and played at Skihaus, in the Hangar beergarden, and at Handsome Fest.

Parlor will be back from their East Coast tour and is playing too, and they will have their new 4-song 7" with them! If that wasn't enough, Wei Zhongle will be playing a special set in the living room and it will be filmed. Get there on time! Scope a track from the new Parlor 7" below.




Monday Mar. 19th
APACHE DROPOUT
+ Parlor
++ Wei Zhongle
@ Skihaus (317 W Walnut)
10p, all-ages, $5

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get It!

Git out there tomorrow and support Staring Problem while they are on a short tour around the midwest! The ladies + Jake have a new 7" about to come out on BLVD, and will also be on a split 12" very very soon! Secondary Modern will be there too, and their new album is about to drop as well, we will be getting you sneak peaks asap. Plus Gifford's Treatment! Never seen 'em, but you better bet that we wanna! Get in the basement!


Tuesday March 13th
STARING PROBLEM
+ Secondary Modern
++ Gifford's Treatment
@ Skihaüs
10p, all-ages, $3-5?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Break Tour Time 2012

It's time all you party people.. Spring Break is upon us, and if you're going to be trapped at Carbondale Beach there are a bunch of sweet shows to help you get through the week. If you're out traveling around, a few of our Carby fav's (Staring Problem, Autonomy, Parlor, & Kid Tiger) will on tour as well. If you're crazy and heading to SXSW, Wild Murphy will be there! Here's the scoop:

SATURDAY MARCH 10th
IT'S DAVID BROWN'S BIRTHDAY!!
+ SECONDARY MODERN
++ Freedom Ride
+++ Bo & The Locomotive (stl)
@ Hangar 9
9p, $5, 19+

SUNDAY MARCH 11th
ROB JACOBS
+ HYENA
++ GREAT VALLEY
@ The Swamp (417 w. monroe)
9p, $3

TUESDAY MARCH 13th
STARING PROBLEM
+ Secondary Modern
++ Gifford's Treatment
@ Skihaus
10p, all-ages, $4?

THURSDAY MARCH 15th
BOB REUTER'S ALLEY GHOST (stl)
+ County Graves
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5

FRIDAY MARCH 16th
STATE CHAMPION (ky)
+ The Jewels
++ Dirt Choir
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+ $5

SATURDAY MARCH 17th

BOURBON KNIGHTS
@ Hangar 9
19p, 19+, $5

MONDAY MARCH 19th
APACHE DROPOUT (in)
+ Parlor
++ Wei Zhongle
@ Skihaus
10p, all-ages, $5

STARING PROBLEM TOUR DATES:
3/10 - Milwaukee WI - Quarters
3/11 - Chicago IL - Township
3/12- Chicago IL - The Whistler (they aren't playing but SECONDARY MODERN is!)
3/13- Carbondale IL - Skihaus
3/14- Nashville TN - The Basement
3/15- St. Louis MO - El Lenador

PARLOR & AUTONOMY TOUR DATES:
3/8 - Carbondale IL - PKs
3/9 - Bloomington IN - some house with Fat Shadow
3/10 - Columbus OH - 369 e 15th ave
3/11 - DAY OFF
3/12 - Philly PA - JRs - btwn. 22 / 23 st on passyunk ave. 19145
3/13 - New Brunswick NJ - The Zoo - 54 handy st
3/14 - NYC NY- Lulus - 113 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
3/15 - Boston MA - venue still TBA
3/16 - NYC NY- heaven street records - 184 knoll st
3/17 - Pittsburgh PA - The Gopher Hole - 4106 butler
3/18 - Dayton OH - House Show tba

3/19 - Carbondale - Skihaus (parlor only) w/ Apache Dropout

KID TIGER TOUR DATES:

3/9 - St.Louis MO - The Heavy Anchor
3/10 - Bowling Green KY - Tidballs
3/13 - Nashville TN - tba
3/15 - Bloomington IN - Root Cellar
3/16 - Chicago IL - The Bird's Nest
3/17 - Chicago IL - The Store

GOOD LUCK ON THE ROAD SWEETPEAS!

Friday, March 2, 2012

March It Is

Two sweet shows 2nite. Happy March!

Catacombz are in town from Milwaukee, it's always nice to have a show at le Swamp again, and they will be joined by new Carby bands Samata and Suffering Bastard.

Young Loves will be making a rare appearance, at the Hangar with Kid Tiger, Jessica Jolly, and Feels. Sounds good!


Friday March 2nd:
CATACOMBZ
+Samata
++ Suffering Bastard
@ The Swamp
10p, all-ages, $3-5

We will be collecting donations to bring to the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg, which is currently acting as a relief center for families affected by this week's tornado; if you bring a donation (needed supplies include non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, bottled water and toiletries), we will show our appreciation by offering you a reduced door charge. Thanks!!! Please spread the word!




KID TIGER
+ Young Loves
++ Jessica Jolly
+++ Feels
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5

Thursday, February 23, 2012

IMPROV FORUM no. 1


Thursday Feb. 23rd
IMPROV FORUM no. 1
@ Big Muddy IMC (214 n. washington st.)
7:30p, all-ages, FREE

Monday, February 20, 2012

Have a Royal Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow night Royal Baths will be coasting into town, fresh off of a move from San Francisco to Brooklyn and with a new LP from Kanine Records. It will also be your second chance to see new Carbondale group Government Jobs, featuring members of Parlor, Secondary Modern, Night Night, Wei Zhongle, The Jewels, and a bunch of other bands. Check out some recordings of them below, rumor is these tracks will be making on a 7" very soon.


Speaking of recordings, Wei Zhongle just finished recording their debut full-length album over the weekend, and they will be playing as well. Can't wait to share that with you! See you tomorrow night!

Tuesday Feb. 21
ROYAL BATHS (ny)
+ Wei Zhongle
++ Government Jobs
@ Skihaüs
10p, all-ages, $5

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Freakin Friday


Tomorrow night is gonna be fkkn nuts.

LOVE AT THE GLOVE
+The Jewels
++ Wei Zhongle
@ Glove Factory
7-11p, All-ages, $5 or $3 w/ canned good

SKIHAÜS BENEFIT SHOW
+ Government Jobs
++ Wild Murphy
+++ Kid Tiger
++++ Dead Womb
@ Skihaus
11p, All-ages, $3


Better Luck Next Life





Royal Baths will be coming back through Carby soon (Feb. 21 @ Skihaus), which we couldn't be more excited about, and their new LP Better Luck Next Life came out this Tuesday via Kanine Records. It sounds killer, check out some videos that have been floating around and we'll see you at the show!

Tuesday Feb. 21st
ROYAL BATHS (nyc)
+ Wei Zhongle
++ Government Jobs
@ Skihaus
10p, all-ages, $5

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Red

Our pals in Lost In The Trees just finished a new album, it will be dropping March 20th. You can check out the video for the first single below, via NPR.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

KILLER SHOW 2NITE









Saturday Feb. 4th
MURDER BY DEATH
+ Kid Tiger
++ Wei Zhongle
@ Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $12adv $14door

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FEBRUARY IS COOL

Oh man.. December and January have been kinda slow months for shows, but February is about to make up for both of them. There are so many amazing shows going down! Including a 5-day run to kick it off. We can't believe it is Feb. already.. gotta get over it, check out this list!

2/01: Charlie Parr + Head For The Hills @ Hangar 9
2/02: Ground Hog Day Roller Derby Party w/ Whistle Pigs @ Hangar 9
2/03: Secondary Modern + The Jewels @ John Browns
2/04: Murder By Death + Kid Tiger + Wei Zhongle @ Hangar 9
2/05: Freedom Ride + Feast Of The Epiphany @ IMC
2/10: Love @ The Glove w/ The Jewels & Wei Zhongle @ Glove Factory
2/11: Dead Womb + tba @ Skihaus
2/12: The Jewels + Soul Glo @ Hangar 9
2/16: Supersuckers + Spittin' Cobras @ Hangar 9
2/18: Lera Lynn + Hackensaw Boys + Alex Kirt @ Hangar 9
2/21: Royal Baths + Wei Zhongle + Government Jobs @ Skihaus
2/23: Improv Forum @ IMC
2/26: Your Pest Band + Autonomy + Kid Tiger @ Lost Cross

Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr will grace the Hangar stage tonight (at 8p!) with Head For The Hills to follow. If you've got 8 bucks, do something smart with it. This is definitely well worth it!




Wednesday Feb. 1st
HEAD FOR THE HILLS
+ Charlie Parr
@ Hangar 9
8p. 19+, $8

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Polar Express

If you're looking for a way to escape the polar bear zombies walking around town, come check out tonight's music showcase at the IMC! The IMC is an all-ages, alcohol and drug free space so we guarantee there won't be any drunkards there you'll have to deal with! Rooster Noodle Soup [feat. Crass Culture], some anarcho-squatter-hip-hop from St. Louis, will be laying it down and FOUR other out-of-town bands will gracing us with their musical talents!



Saturday Jan. 28th
ROOSTER NOODLE SOUP feat. Crass Culture [STL]
+ A FACTORY BINGE
++ EARTH MASTERS [NYC]
+++ CHERRY ST. VOLCANO
++++ HUMAN + PLUS
@ Big Muddy IMC (214 N. Washington}
8PM, all-ages, $3-5 suggested donation

Friday, January 27, 2012

Milo Does Europe

Got a good one going down this Saturday.. Troubadour Dali from Stl., Owls & Crows, and The Heat Tape all at Hangar 9. The Heat Tape has a new 7" that is about to come out on Underground Communique, and they are leaving soon on a fuggin' European Tour!! Dates below. We hope this one goes better than the recent Copyrights Euro trip.. If you haven't heard about that, ask around, it is a pretty awesome story.

Saturday Jan. 28th
HEAT TAPE
+ Troubadour Dali
++ Owls & Crows
@Hangar 9
9p, 19+, $5
HEAT TAPE EUROPE TOUR DATES!!!!!!!!
23/2 Lille @ La Chimere, FR
24/2 Rotterdam @ Roodkapje(TBC) , NL
25/2 Nijlen @ Kroenkel, BE , BE
26/2 TBA
27/2 TBA
28/2 Osnarbruck @ TBC , DE
29/2 Kiel @ TBC , DE
1/3 Copenhagen @ KB 18, DK
2/3 Traanas @ Pub Babar , SE
3/3 Goeteborg @ Showdown , SE
4/3 TBA , Maybe Day off in Copenhagen still trying to fix 1 more show
in copenhagen though!
5/3 Halle @ Zwei zimmer , DE
6/3 Innsbruck @ PKM , AU
7/3 Milano(Bresso) @ Blue Rose, IT,
8/3 Forli @ Valverde , IT
9/3 Torino @ United Club , IT
10/3 Bergamo @ Sottosuolo , IT
11/3 Salsomaggiore Terme(PR) IT
12/3 Genova @ TBC
13/3 TBA
14/3 St gallen @ TBC CH
15/3 Wintherthur @ Widder CH
16/3 Zurich @ House of Horrors, CH
17/3 Cologne @ MTC , with Mest. DE

Cover for the new 7", photo by Carson Cates!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

BDAY PANDA BOY

SECONDARY MODERN will be playing at Tres Hombres tonight (Thursday, Jan. 26th)! This completely unpromoted performance is bound to be stellar! Come out and buy a drink for your pal Rob Jacobs [of Wei Zhongle/Freedom Ride] because it's his BIRTHDAY!!! yeah!!

If you haven't already, check out these live recordings from your favorite Zhonglerz! Donations are being encouraged to help these guys fund their forthcoming studio album, which could be pressed on vinyl if we all make some magic happen! <3



ALSO, Wei Zhongle is heading out of town this upcoming Monday to play a show in STL! COOL! Grab a friend and join the caravan! POINT REYES just released their debut album on Cakes & Tapes and its amazingly beautiful and refreshing - hear here:



Monday Jan. 30th
WEI ZHONGLE
+ POINT REYES
@ LEMP Neighborhood Arts Center
[3301 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO]

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ugly

Maybe you heard, maybe you didn't, but errbody needs to know that our pals Screaming Females just finished recording their 4th studio album, Ugly, with none other than Mr. Steve Albini. It will be droppin' in April via Don Giovanni Records, and they will be going on a tour in Feb. playing mostly free shows in record stores. No plans for Carbondale yet.. but they're playing for free a few places close by, check the dates below. Screamales also recently played on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.. check it below!



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Holographic Dreamingg

Speaking of new jams, this past week local duo Dolphin Logic dropped their debut, Holographic Dreamingg, on Oakland's Tundra. It has been getting peeped about all over the internets, from showing up on an Impose Magazine hot new release list (among heavy hitters like Zola Jesus, Frankie Rose, The Babies, etc.), all the way to France. Congrats, boys. Snag the download for only 1.99.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year, New Jams

Been takin' a little break for the holidays.. but we're back and have a lot of news to share over the next few weeks.

Seems like almost every band in Carby has been in the studio in some form or another, so we've got a lot of new releases to look forward to over the next few months. 3 bands who will all have new releases out soon are playing together at Hangar 9 tonight, so if you wanna catch the new material in action now is your chance.

Secondary Modern just put the finishing touches on their newest 12-song record, here is a little sneak peak:

Kid Tiger just finished their second EP, Sleep, you can stream the tracks on their bandcamp and we imagine they'll be having a release show very soon.



The Jewels have also been in the studio working on a full-length album, we haven't got any leaks of that yet, but you can check out a few songs they recorded not too long ago that have been on the hush until now:



Saturday Jan. 7th
KID TIGER
+ The Jewels
++ Secondary Modern
@ Hangar 9
9p!!!, 19+, $5

Dolphin Logic, Parlor, Staring Problem, Autonomy, Brett Haley, Nighty Night, Wei Zhongle, Freedom Ride, and more have stuff on the way too!

Black Fortys new album VOODOO MOON has finally hit the interworld, and you can download it for free for a limited time only at their bandcamp!



Staring Problem just announced that they have a 7" coming out on BLVD Records this spring, and they're already at work on a followup release as well.


Wei Zhongle is about to head into the studio, but here is a live recording from the show they played with Tweak Bird last month that sounds killer! Can't wait for the record.