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Columbus Individual Promises : “WILL BE A DIVISIVE INFLUENCE FOR FOOD”

By Gerard on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The only thing I don’t like about this Craigslist ad is that the person who placed it might not be available to fulfill a similar service in other U.S. cities (link swiped from Terminal Boredom)

Are you in a band that’s not going anywhere? Is there a particular member of your band that you want to be rid of but he’s your best friend from grade school and you don’t want to hurt his feelings? Did the bassist and your lead singer break up recently and now practice is three hours of awkward? Then I’m your guy.

Here’s how it works. You bring me in. I play guitar. Doesn’t matter if you need one, just bring me in.

Within 6 weeks, major changes will happen with your band. The drummer will accept a job offer out of state. The keyboardist will announce that he’s getting married and the fiancee isn’t into the whole band thing. The singer will be offered a better gig. One way or another, the band will fall apart. For my part, I won’t say much or talk about anyone or complain. I’ll just learn the songs, show up early for practice, and basically do whatever’s required of me.

But we will never play out. The band will dissolve before that ever happens.

In some cases, just firing me will be enough to get your band moving in the right direction, but to be honest that doesn’t happen very often. Usually it’s something innocuous and it causes the band to break up.

Here’s the deal, though. Some of the remnants will re-form a new band and they will thrive.

I’m asking for $300 up front. It’s up front because, face it, we’re not going to make any money gigging.

Delorean- GROW (Yours Truly session) + NEW Tour Dates

By truepanthersounds on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The wonderful folks over at Yours Truly did this sweet session with the Delorean guys in their Spanish home. They talk dubstep, their genesis, work and do an intimate and incredible version of “Grow” off of Subiza. PLUS, the guys announced another round of U.S. Tour dates. Tour dates below the video.

Order Subiza HERE
Order Delorean Subiza T-shirt (w/instant mp3 album download) HERE

The version of “Grow” captured in this video is a studied and intimate version of what the band now plays live. It must be hard to be an ambitious musician in Barcelona. Having to tear yourself away from the lure of the white beaches and narrow cobblestone streets to compose in a windowless practice space almost seems impossible!

But it’s here in this video- the bare moments of composition and rehearsal, dissection of every detail that eventually adds up to an ecstatic experience imbued with emotional and musical heart. Ekhi refers to a “musical competition” that drives them to step beyond themselves, to take the time to draw from their surroundings and community to create something better than what’s come before. It’s amazing that Yours Truly captured the band figuring out how to perform the sounds they composed in isolation live. The video shows us the song in its most essential state- underneath the wash of synths and samplers is care and passion, deliberate and constant change. Summoning transcendence is hard spellcasting work and I’ve seen few people as committed to that craft in my life as Delorean. Good music breathes. YES, thank you!

Friday 06.04 New York, NY – Pianos
Saturday 06.05 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
Sunday 06.06 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Monday 06.07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
Tuesday 06.08 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Thursday 06.10 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Friday 06.11 Los Angeles, CA – Echo

Saturday 07-10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Monday
07-12 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Tuesday 07-13 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
Wednesday
07-14 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar
Thursday
07-15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Saturday 07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

Listen to Shearwater perform live for KEXP tonight

By Jeremy P. Goldstein on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Photo courtesy of Holden Richards

Actually, if you’re one of the lucky winners, you’ll be hearing this Shearwater intimate performance live from The Triple Door in Seattle this afternoon, ahead of their gig at the very same venue this evening (still need tickets? Get ‘em here). Fortunately for the rest of us schlubs, the session will be aired back in its entirety at 5PM PDT (for those of you who have trouble with the mathematics, that’s 8PM EDT). KEXP, as you are most likely full aware, airs terrestrially at 90.3 on your FM dial in the greater 206 and online at KEXP.org.