Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Like Badgers and Birds: A Compilation to Support Wikileaks

CJ Boyd curated a compilation to raise funds for Wikileaks. Son Cats have a track on it, along with tracks from Lost Trail, Casey Chisolm, Br'er, Mahjongg, Hellcake, and CJ Boyd himself (among many others.)

The compilation will change and grow every week or so. The next edition has Lazarus, Madigan Shive, Norman Oak, and Mikael Lind on deck.

Check it out and donate if you like what you hear: Like Badgers and Birds: A Compilation to Support Wikileaks
http://obsoletemediaobjects.bandcamp.com/album/like-badgers-and-birds-a-compilation-to-support-wikileaks

Sunday, December 19, 2010

SON CATS WINTER TOUR 2011

Friends, lovers, and friends' lovers! Join us for 2 solid weeks of rock and roll as Son Cats take over the California coast and the foggy forests & alleyways of Oregon.

This tour celebrates the upcoming release of the Cats' debut 7" on For Arbors / For Satellites. This sweet piece of vinyl was recorded by Alex Wilson and mixed by the band using Wilson's Tascam 488 8-track machine.

"O'Dell/1971" was mastered straight to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering. The digital download (which is available on the Son Cats bandcamp page) was mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering. The cover, designed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner, was printed at Pinball Publishing in Portland, OR.

You'll be able to get your paws on it soon!

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SON CATS WEST COAST TOUR 2011

1/11 - Little Red Lion - Eureka, CA (w/ Schmieshmar Aggdornaut)
1/12 - Revolution Cafe - Oakland, CA
1/13 - The Lodge - San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Sea of Horses, Judd Kaufman)
1/14 - Biko Garage - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Coastlines, Ramona Cordova, Lougow)
1/15 - 5 Stars Bar - Los Angeles, CA (w/ Backseat Bingo, Gardeners, King Cat)
1/16 - House Show (mssge for addy) - Las Vegas, NV (w/ Dreaming of Lions)
1/17 - Pehrspace - Los Angeles, CA (w/ BYODeath, Shane Shane, Melted Cassettes, Bene Tleilax)
1/18 - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA (w/ The Shants, Cave Country)
1/19 - Copland - Oakland, CA (w/ Cenotaph, Mortar & Pestle)
1/20 - Cafe Flo - Chico, CA
1/21 - The Hh - Portland, OR (w/ Marmints, Northeast Northwest)
1/22 - House Show - Portland, OR (w/ Purrbot)
1/23 - Sam Bonds Garage - Eugene, OR

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More information:
http://soncats.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/soncats
http://www.forarborsforsatellites.com

Venue addresses and more info after the break:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Poems, People, Places

Tonight at Detritus in New Haven, CT, I'm going to be sharing some poems with Nancy Kuhl and Mark Horosky at a reading curated by Jason Labbe. Shaki Presents will be spinning some rare and stunning tracks on the turntables before and after the words. If not for the poems, then come for the handmade books, zines, and printed matter that Detritus collects, curates, and distributes.

I'll be bringing some copies of Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock, The Young Sun Press, and Tom Tom Magazine with me, along with a letterpressed broadside I worked on with Mindy Beloff at Studio on the Square / Intima Press and a poster from the poem series I worked on at Kultuuritehas Polymer when I was in residency in August (with thanks to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.)