Wednesday, July 18, 2012

August West Coast tour with New York's Deep Pockets.

Summer isn't hot enough this year in Bellingham, so we're chasing the sun down the coast.  Deep Pockets will be flying out here to alienate our friends and mooch our gear, our ride, and our food. They're basically the New York version of Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon's Vacation movies turned into a four piece band. That's actually a compliment to Randy Quaid because Deep Pockets is awesome and we get to play 11 shows with them. I mean, they are from the BIG APPLE, you guys.  I bet they've seen Saturday Night Live in real life.

The first part of the trip will be a reunion with Ilya (remember Fischer!?) and Rosey, who have a new project called Wuv.  They are touring with The Dear John Letters from San Diego. So, that's four bands, four shows, four days. For real.  What's the common thread? How did these four bands from different area codes align? Let's just say there may or may not be four new contracts working their way through the Sub Pop headquarters.

See you soon!

-08/01 Bellingham, WA @ Make.Shift // with Deep Pockets, Wuv, The Dear John Letters, Totalizer
-08/02 Seattle, WA @ The Josephine // with The Exquisites, Deep Pockets, Wuv, The Dear John Letters, Koda Sequoia
-08/03 Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse // with Deep Pockets, Wuv, The Dear John Letters
-08/04 San Jose, CA @ Nu Routes Studios // with Deep Pockets, Wuv, The Dear John Letters, Hazel's Wart
-08/05 Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center // with Deep Pockets
-08/06 Buena Park, CA @ Soak City // with Deep Pockets
-08/07 Long Beach, CA @ Justin & Stephanie's // with Deep Pockets
-08/08 Goleta, CA @ BIKO Garage // with Deep Pockets, Fell To Low, Become
-08/09 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club // with Deep Pockets, Reptillian Shape Shifters, Cinder Cone
-08/10 Reno, NV @ Harrah's // with Deep Pockets
-08/11 Olympia, WA // with Deep Pockets

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moral Crux on Friday, 1/20. What's Up! Awards next week, 1/28.

I don't know the exact date of the last Moral Crux show in Bellingham, but I know it has been a really long time since they have been here.  I also know that they will be playing at the Shakedown on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 with Bowlcut and So Adult.

SATURDAY JANUARY 28 we are playing What's Up! Awards show with The Bad Tenants, Sugar Sugar Sugar, No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Lampost Revival, Falling Up Stairs.  Also performing: DJ Postal, Dirty Bird Cabaret, IG88.  Come to the Wild Buffalo and watch What's Up! roll out the red carpet to champion Bellingham music with gold spray-paint-upgraded beer can trophies.  .

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WhAAM Returns This Thursday at Jinx!

Whatcom All-ages Arts and Music (WhAAM) have idled their heavily steamed music events engine for more than a year in order to find a new home.  WhAAM, who formerly hosted shows at The Old Foundry, are now partnered with Make.Shift and will be located in the Jinx Art Space building at 306 Flora Street.  Both organizations work constantly to help musicians and artists living in, and traveling to our community.  Together, they have improved Jinx to make a venue that will encourage safe, all-ages fun stuff.  I'll take it.

We are playing there on Thursday and it's the first WhAAM show at Jinx.  Big Kids is on tour from Oakland, CA and they are so awesome.  The records are great and seeing them play is a party.  The Exquisites are coming back to play so we'll finally have a Bellingham show with them to release that split cassette we did together.  And holy shit, I'll always be in love with Livingston Seagull, so this show feels so good to me.

I hope you'll find time to take a break from making your Halloween costume while watching whatever horror movie you have queued up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

THIS WEEK: Back to school, Bellevue and Bellingham.

On Friday, September 23, we are playing an all-ages show at Bellevue's Ground Zero with Special Explosion, Cat From Hue, and Winnebago.  Saturday, September 24, at The Shakedown in Bellingham, we are playing with The Cute Lepers and Something Fierce.  One. Big. Recess.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New song for our split cassette with Jason Clackley.

Here is a song we recorded called
Swan Dive.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Nickerson at 20th Century Bowl. Mastered by Chris Vita.

The tapes will be ready to snag at the Jinx show tomorrow. Three songs by Jason Clackley & the Exquisites on one side and three of ours, plus a cover that we recorded on the other.

New shirts by JESSYCA MURPHY.

Ladies' cut in gray/grey. Gentlemen's cut in denim blue. Click to enlarge.

Jessyca Murphy is big deal to me. Her charming art, ferocious music, and mega-crafty film work have wooed me good. She's busy as shit, too, so why is she spending time making art for our new shirts? So we can all get rich off of them and blow the money on Orangina.

We'll have them at the Jinx show (with EllenOprah, Trees & Stars, and Jason Clackley & the Exquisites), Thursday, July 28. *cough*all-ages*cough*first show of tour*cough*cough*

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WEST COAST TOUR: Jason Clackley & the Exquisites / So Adult

Can't hardly wait!  We're traveling the west coast with Jason Clackley and the Exquisites from Seattle.  The first two shows will be in Bellingham and Seattle.

7/28  Bellingham, WA @ Jinx w/ Trees & Stars, EllenOprah

7/30  Seattle, WA @ Steelhorse House w/ Steelhorse
7/31  Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse Book & Film Collective w/ Crush Hour, Your Rival
8/01  Springfield, OR @ The Gathering Place w/ Athame, Get Wise, Skatterbomb, Call It Off
8/02  Reno, NV @ HQ
8/03  Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
8/04  San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas
8/05  Los Angeles, CA (HAVE BANDS, NEED A SPOT) w/ Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas
8/06  Garden Grove, CA @ The Cabin w/ This is Hell, Decoder, Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas
8/07  San Jose, CA @ Think and Die Thinking Fest (Exquisites only)
8/08  Oakland, CA @ The Yellow Room
8/09  Redding, CA @ Sue's Java

Here's Jason Clackley and the Exquisites playing at the Black Lodge in Seattle.  
Directed by J.J. Abrams.