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Well blow me down! This one caught us off guard. The FantômasMelvins Big Band has decided to do a little mini tour in part of Europe in April! No new record, no real reason, just doing it because some promoters offered em a bunch of cash to dust it off. Look for the dates in the calendar section. This is not part of any bigger tour. No plans to tour other parts of the world and not sure if any dates will be added to this European run. It is very rare when the Big Band is able to get all the musicians available at the same time. And to answer your question, the reasons these cities were chosen is because this is where the offers came from. Don't blame us if they are not going to your city or country. These musicians do this for a living so they go where they are offered good money. Private jets and full body massages are expensive, you know?
Very cool tour alert!!!! Check out the calendar section. Ipecac veterans and bringers of the noise, Dälek are on tour NOW in the US opening for Meat Beat Manifesto!!!!!!! THIS is a tour to hit for sure!
|Feb. 9, 2006||San Francisco, CA||Mezzanine|
|Feb. 10, 2006||Los Angeles, CA||Knitting Factor|
|Feb. 11, 2006||Tucson, AZ||Club Congress|
|Feb. 13, 2006||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theatre|
|Feb. 15, 2006||Dallas, TX||Granada Theatre|
|Feb. 16, 2006||Austin, TX||The Parish|
|Feb. 17, 2006||Houston, TX||Engine Room|
|Feb. 18, 2006||Baton Rouge, LA||Spanish Moon|
|Feb. 20, 2006||Orlando, FL||The Social|
|Feb. 21, 2006||Jacksonville, FL||Jack Rabbit's|
|Feb. 22, 2006||Gainesville, FL||Common Grounds|
|Feb. 23, 2006||Atlanta, GA||Smith's Old Bar|
|Feb. 24, 2006||Carrboro, NC||Cat's Cradle|
|Feb. 25, 2006||New York, NY||BB Kings|
|Feb. 26, 2006||Buffalo, NY||The Buffalo Icon|
|Feb. 27, 2006||Cleavland, OH||Grog Shop|
|Feb. 28, 2006||Chicago, IL||The Abbey|
Congrats to Fantômas for winning the 2005 best metal album award from the PLUG awards!
Hey, y'all. If you live anywhere in the San Francisco bay area, I got a great night out for you. Check out the Bay Area Derby Girls live and in action. Great Roller Derby and Pabst on tap! The last bout was through the roof. It is Oakland vs. SF. For details visit: http://www.bayareaderbygirls.com/
Guaranteed enjoyment. the BAD girls get the IPECAC seal of approval!!! See you there!
RIP Dolomite ..... you were da dawg, G!
Kielty here!!!! Miss me? How about some answers to frequently asked questions?
1) When can I see FIRECRACKER (the movie Patton is in)? The DVD will be available May 23rd on Amazon.com we are told. Preorder now!
2) I have the demos but when will Peeping Tom come out? How about May 30th! Finally, huh?
3) Will the FantômasMelvins Big Band ever play again? Stay tuned for details on some European dates in April!
Need something to do to kill time at work/school? Triple J radio in Australia is letting fans pick the top 100 songs of 2005 and one of the nominees is X-Ecutioners/Mike Patton "Get Up Punk" from the General Patton CD. VOTE!!!
Hey y'all! Kielty here. Time to raise some money to keep an important music venue alive and get some cool music in return for your help.
Check out this new release:
THE STONE: ISSUE ONE featuring the following players: Rob Burger, Dave Douglas, Bill Laswell, Mike Patton, Ben Perowsky & John Zorn
Weaving beautiful and evocative tapestries of sound, this unprecedented meeting of diverse musical masters is much more than the sum of its parts. All players contribute generously from their respective musical worlds, finding common ground in this striking musical suite. At times moody, at times intense and exciting, fans of Zorn, Patton, Douglas and Laswell will all be thrilled by the empathy and passion present in this astonishing collaboration—the perfect release to benefit the downtown’s new home in the East Village.
This Special edition is available online only through the Downtown Music Gallery and Tzadik. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go directly to support The Stone. Only with your help can we keep The Stone alive!
ALSO, a Special Edition Signed by John Zorn, limited to 1000 copies [#'d 000 - 999] is available exclusively from www.DowntownMusicGallery.com
Hey, it's the end of the year so that means award season and top 10 lists and all that stuff. Well it looks like IPECAC is off to a good start! The prestigious PLUG award nominations have been announced, chosen by industry insiders and they include:
Fantômas "Suspended Animation" - Metal Album of the Year & Album art/packaging
Dälek "Absence" - Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Locust "Safety Second" - Punk Album of the Year
Orthrelm "OV" - Avant Album of the Year
Our friends Jello and the Melvins got nominated too.
It's your civic duty, right?
If Suicidal Tendencies cancel on you, who you gonna call??? Fantômas of course! That's right, Brazilian friends, the rumors are indeed true. Fantômas will be playing Sao Paulo on Nov 26th and Rio on Nov 27th as part of some big ass rock festival featuring Iggy and the Stooges, Flaming Lips, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth and those hunks in Good Charlotte! Carnival indeed! Tickets on sale now. Road trip anyone?