it’s that special time of year again, my droogs
gather round the christmas bong and bask in the soothing sounds of ‘Doldrums & Friends; A Very Doldrums Christmas’. it might even make the perfect gift for that special you-know-who.
Catch Doldrums on December 14th at Cabaret Playhouse in Montreal!
He sees you when yr sleeping, he knows when yr awake. He’s making a list, and checking it twice… Sean Nicholas Savage is coming to town!
Catch him on the below dates across North America this December.
Wed 12/4 | Death By Audio – Brooklyn NY - http://tinyurl.com/ppgeu6g
Fri 12/6 | Eclectic Society – Middletown CT
Sat 12/7 | Casa Del Popolo – Montreal QC – http://tinyurl.com/qhj9syw
Mon 12/9 | Double Double Land – Toronto ON – http://tinyurl.com/pe65ub9
Tue12/10 | PJs Lager House – Detroit MI – http://tinyurl.com/ooewbrx
Wed 12/11 | The Burlington – Chicago IL
Fri 12/13 | The Republik – Calgary AB
Sat12/14 | The Artery – Edmonton AB – http://tinyurl.com/qgg498l
Check out BRAIDS’ live Portals session of Girl, a cut from their latest double LP “Flourish // Perish”!
video by Moritz Freudenberg
Sept 4th | First We Take Berlin showcase festival | Berlin DE
One of the jazziest gurls in all of Montreal, Andy White bucks the guests straight out of the bedroom with this serpentine home-made video for “Big Chestined Nights”. Now I don’t know about you, but whenever I smoke DMT I usually burst into the room which plays host to White’s spirit in this video. Foreseeably, the indescribable majesty of said setting appears to have been somewhat degraded after filtering through the inferior technologies of the physical realm, but the Andy Boay spirit eternal carries the vibe back from the timeless ether to sober sitting rooms worldwide. Nothing is more objective than the beauty of an Andy Boay pop song. And we boy we sure do cherish thee -Does Are
9/26 Montreal, QC | Cabaret Playhouse w/ TOPS, Doldrums (DJ)
9/27 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Bard College w/ Tonstartssbandht, Eola
9/29 Atlanta, GA | Terminal West
9/30 Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theater
10/1 Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle
10/3 Washington, DC | Rock & Roll Hotel
10/4 Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of Living Arts
10/5 Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/6 New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom
10/7 Boston, MA | Brighton Music Hall
10/9 Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace
10/10 Columbus, OH | The Basement
10/11 Chicago, IL | Bottom Lounge
10/12 Iowa City, IA | Gabe’s
10/13 Minneapolis, MN | Triple Rock Social Club
10/15 Kansas City | The Riot Room
10/16 Denver, CO | Larimer Lounge
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT | Urban Lounge
10/18 Las Vegas, NV | Beauty Bar
10/19 San Diego, CA | The Irenic
10/21 Los Angeles, CA | El Rey Theatre
10/22 San Francisco, CA | The Independent
10/23 Santa Ana, CA | Constellation Room
10/24 Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Dallas, TX | Trees
10/27 Austin, TX | Red 7
10/28 Houston, TX | Fitzgerald’s
10/29 New Orleans, LA | One Eyed Jacks
10/30 Mobile, AL | Alabama Music Box
10/31 Tallahassee, FL | Club Downunder
BRAIDS’ “Flourish // Perish” is out today! Sonically, these songs are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to a rich lushness. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group’s emotional growth and maturity.
Head over to the SHOP to pick up a copy of the double LP, CD or get digitally!
On August 27th Arbutus will release a book by Trevor Barton (preorder here), coupled with launch parties (below). Watch the above video by Julian Garcia, featuring three of Trevor’s poems.
Derive/The Lifeguard Suite situates the reader between absurd and darkly comical dialogues, confounding binaries of life and death, mind and body, chaos and order.
Barton contrasts personal and fictional narratives of an internet-based literary experiment with the trials of a lone lifeguard and his undead companions harassed by a band of unseen teenagers. The Lifeguard Suite depicts conversation between a lascivious Grim Reaper, his jet-skiing skeletal wife and the impressionable but genius Lifeguard, who over the course of a late-summer day confronts the threats of random teenage violence amidst failing personal assurances and the dying season. Florid description and comedic banter between dead and living characters scarcely conceal the allusion to realms of insanity in which the world’s parameters of expectation are decisively scattered. The product of a weeklong sequestration, Derive is a series iscreen-captures and impressions gleaned from the internet into disturbed but redeeming narratives. Frightening and profoundly moving, Derive/The Lifeguard Suite is an achievement of an unbounded and bizarre imagination.
Date: August 30th, 2013
Venue: Lucky’s Comics
Billing: Larissa Loyva, Vincent Parker, Half Chinese, Trevor Barton (reading)
Cover: $5 for show or free entry with a $10 book
Date: September 7th, 2013
Venue: The Casual Agent
Billing: DJ Cadence Weapon, DJ Essaie Pas, DJ Doldrums, Mary, Wilcox, Trevor Barton (reading), Roland Pemberton (reading)
Cover: $20 (includes book & open bar)
Date: September 20th, 2013
Venue: Silent Barn (upstairs)
Billing: Eola, Bob Lamont (reading), Jordan Michael (reading), Trevor Barton (reading)
Cover: $7 for show or free entry with a $10 book