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Snap, Crackle, Pop : The Condo Fucks (with The Great Gaylord) at Norton 25

By Gerard on Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Norton Records is celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend with a star-studded, 4-night bill at Brooklyn’s Bell House.  We’d like to congratulate Billy Miller and Miriam Linna on their stewardship of one of the planet’s finest labels ; if anyone has done more to document real rock’n'roll, old & new, please don’t tell us about it because we’re running out of room in the record library. The Condo Fucks and longtime associate The Great Gaylord (Fields) were just one of the Friday highlights ; Gaylord wearing earplugs is kind of Rocky Marciano donning a protective headgear. He might be safe, but the rest of us won’t be the same for days.

Ira Kaplan’s Participation In The Democratic Process Blown Way Out Of Proportion

By Gerard on Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Only the most cynical of observers would look at the above item, taken from the venerable Hoboken Patch, and conclude this was some sort of sleazy ploy to promote the upcoming Condo Fucks show at the Mercury Lounge (November 4, supporting The Glands). Except it is.  On our part, anyway.  Still, you’d like to think we live in a world where showing interest in community matters was the rule rather than the exception, that Ira could attend such meetings without being harassed by local reporters, photographers or his own record label.

WFMU Primavera broadcasts: Pavement, The New Pornographers, and more

By Hector on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

photo by Bob Weston

WFMU returns to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival, which starts tonight and features a lineup that is pretty damned impressive. Just like last year, WFMU will be broadcasting Primavera sets from various artists, including the following Matador bands at the following times (all EDT):

FRIDAY, MAY 28
12:10pm Mission of Burma
5:40pm The New Pornographers
8:45pm Pavement

SATURDAY, MAY 29
1:10pm Condo Fucks
2:20pm Cold Cave

The full WFMU Primavera broadcast schedule, which includes sets by The Fall, Wire, Liquid Liquid, and other luminaries, can be found at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. All times are subject to change, so pay attention to WFMU’s Twitter and Facebook for updates. Tune in to WFMU at 91.1FM in NY/NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, and wfmu.org for everyone else.

Condo Fucks In Rare Chicago Appearance Shocker

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

While hanging backstage at Coachella with such luminaries as Pat O’Brien, Mason Reese and John Stamos this weekend, I caught wind of a rock rumor so scintillating, I’m about to turn the entire biz sideways just by repeating it. To wit, the legendary CONDO FUCKS will warm up for an appearance at Primavera Sound with a May 16 show at Chicago’s Hideout in support of Eleventh Dream Day.

Condo Fucks’ Salute To Jon Bernhardt, June 21

By Gerard on Friday, April 24th, 2009

Many years ago, I used to answer telephones at WMBR.  Never would I have imagined  during the station’s oh-so-cool early ’80′s they would one day see fit to recognize a bunch of talented musicians from Connecticut.  But enough about Death Threat, it seems the Condo Fucks are playing an WMBR-related event in the near future.

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WMBR DJ Jon Bernhardt will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the morning Breakfast of Champions radio program on June 26, from 8-10 a.m. To mark this auspicious occasion, he has convinced the bands that have been played the most on his program to perform at a pair of benefit concerts at two Boston area clubs. UK legend Bevis Frond will play in his only U.S. appearance on Sunday, June 21 at TT the Bear‘s along with the Condo Fucks and Sleepyhead. Versus reunites to play Church with Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes) and more guests TBA, on Saturday, June 27. Proceeds will benefit WMBR. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Sunday, June 21, TT the Bear’s, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge
The Bevis Frond – #1 on Bernhardt’s career playlist – makes a rare appearance, having last played the United States in 2002. Matador recording artists the Condo Fucks feature all three members of Bernhardt’s #2 band, Yo La Tengo. Sleepyhead, who released a song that tied for #1 on the list, opens.

Saturday, June 27, Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston
Versus, who haven’t played in Boston since 2003, and are the #4 band on the list, reunite especially for the occasion. Also appearing is Rebecca Gates, whose band The Spinanes, released the other song tied for #1. More artists TBA.

Respected Freeform Station To Risk FCC License With Condo Fucks Session

By Gerard on Thursday, March 19th, 2009

To commemorate next Tuesday’s release of the long-awaited Condo Fucks LP/CD, ‘Fuckbook’, the fearsome threesome of Kid Condo, Georgia Condo and James McNew have recorded a live set for Joe Belock’s “Three Chord Monte” program, to be aired that same day, March 24 between 12-3pm.  You can listen online at WFMU.org, or in the greater NYC area on 91.1 FM.

(preorder ‘Fuckbook’ on LP, CD from the Matador Store)

Condo Fucks Listening Party In New London (Where Else?)

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I hope it goes without saying that full Matador / Beggars staff attendance at this event is mantadory. Thank you.

(preorder the Condo Fucks’ ‘Fuckbook’ on LP/CD)

Condo Fucks – Straight Outta Connecticut

By Gabe on Monday, March 9th, 2009

Many years ago, in a town called New London, in Connecticut, one band reigned supreme.

Condo Fucks.

Here is their story, the story of a scene, of dreams fulfilled and those unrealized.

Georgia Condo. Kid Condo. James McNew.

Condo Fucks’ “Fuckbook” is out March 24th. Buy it here.

Southeastern Connecticut, So Much To Answer For

By Gerard on Thursday, February 12th, 2009
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Condo Fucks – “What’cha Gonna Do About It” from the forthcoming LP/CD ‘Fuckbook‘.  Little known fact : The J. Geils Band’s Magic Dick is also a resident of New London, CT.

Matador artifacts, part three

By Patrick on Monday, January 26th, 2009

Here are both sides of a label catalog that was published on LP innersleeves in our early days. Click on the images to see a larger and more readable version.