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WAND OF THE LOST (Tour Report, Pt 4)

posted November 18th, 2015

REPORT 4:
Missoula, 11/3. Real Lounge.

Saw a massive, beautiful Great Dane with no collar at a gas stop in east Washington. He boofed and woo-woo'd at us. The gas attendant said that he had an owner, and treated us like we all needed to "relax" and stop trying to control "everything." Whatever. Best part of the dog? It's the dog.  

S-W?? We are still unsure.

Cory fell deep into mouth-open sleep as we drove... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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DON'T JUST LISTEN TO IT; WATCH THE SILENCE!

posted November 17th, 2015

The noise of a new week is upon us. Doesn't anyone remember peace and quiet? If not, then please join us in listening to the sounds of The Silence! No, not that John Cage hoohah,  something new instead - Japanese psych master Masaki Batoh's newest endeavor of mammoth proportions!

This time, there are sounds you don't just hear, what? Right, although "Little Red Record Company" is an exquisite and intense rock arrangement of a classic Damon and Naomi jam, there's now... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, The Silence

WANDMOREAGAIN (Tour Report Pt. 3)

posted November 16th, 2015

WAND TOUR REPORT 3: 
Olympia 11/2, Obsidian. 

Olympia, what can we say about Olympia? Show was all killer zero filler, as we have come to expect from that fine lil city and from our friends in PB who slay night after night. We all celebrated a job well done with a healthy helping of karaoke at The Clipper. Cory sang "Golden Years" by David Bowie, and Marvin sang "I Wanna Be Adored" by The Stone Roses. The DJ showered... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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GENTLY AND SOFTLY SING THE BLUE JEAN COMMITTEE

posted November 13th, 2015

Ahhhhh. The feeling of a fresh cotton towel straight out of the dryer; draping your skin in warm and fluffy hug of fabric. Or maybe the soft touch of puffy kittens entangled in your arms? These simple feelings of pleasure and contentment are often hard to emulate...unless you're the Blue Jean Committee! The almost-otherworldly quality of the smooth-n silky vocal harmonies of softrock legends Clark Honus and Gene Allen possess an ability to instantly transport and relax your body and mind to a peaceful... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, The Blue Jean Committee

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LET THE EMOTIONAL MUGGING BEGIN

posted November 11th, 2015

get in the booth -

punch in the number

when they pick up

don't say a word

just listen

shout at the double

from the damned from

a dry throat

dry eye chuckle

insistent / elastic (but never plastic)

thick / butt jump pierced by

the kids

sweet angel voice sinister

(what are they thinking)

guitars sliced... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

WAND HO! (Tour Report, Pt 2)

posted November 10th, 2015


WAND TOUR REPORT #2

October 31st (HALLOWEEN), Vancouver BC

We drove to Olympia after the Portland show. Corey (from Vexx n GLOSS, insane drummer) had secured us a house to catch a few hours of sleeeeeeeeeep. We were greeted by friend Alice who woke from her slumbery haze to greet us and give us a tour of her room. We talked about Hole and Manson fam and interior decorating. There were shards of broken mirror all over the floor.

 

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Artists in this story: Wand

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THE RED KRAYOLA PRESENT CORRECTED SLOGANS LIVE!

posted November 6th, 2015

The Red Krayola. Let's not be hyperbolic or anything (what, we exaggerate?) but Mayo Thompson and The Red Krayola have  essentially inverted entire genres of music with their  redefinitions of 'rock' over the years. They've managed to make albums entirely distinct from each other time and again. However, this weekend, for the first time, Mayo will lead The Red Krayola through a live set of the Corrected Slogans albums at the esteemed REDCAT (at CalArts Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts) in Los Angeles tomorrow.

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Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson

WAND ON THE RUN (Tour Report, Pt 1)

posted November 5th, 2015

To whom it may concern at Drag City Inc.

As required by our unwritten unspoken thoughtless and partially botched blood promise, which we MUST fulfill out of good faith, sweet love and general confusion, here is the 1st of 20 reports regarding our fall 2015 North American Tour. I hope the data your employees extract from our represented experience will elaborate the facts: L.I.F.E! and a storm of blackberries, showers of chrome-dunked blessings ten fold-- be sure to pack your thermal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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BILL CALLAHAN GIVES FREELY

posted November 5th, 2015

Bill Callahan is a giver of many things - song, words, drawings, life - and shows! Plus, the man has a way with treating the locals more like family than neighbors, too; so with all that deep rooted resentment comes bursts of unbridled love and random acts of kindness! And while giving and loving are rarely exclusive from each other, it ain't too often that they're combined so wonderfully as they will be this Friday, when ol' Bill takes the stage at The New Movement... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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HERE COME THE HIGH LLAMAS

posted November 4th, 2015

Melodiously receptive ears rejoice! The High Llamas, the best in the game at warmly wonderous pop song, arrangement and harmony, are set to return with a new album!

How'd it come about? While cycling around his home-district of Peckham (in southeast London) a few years ago, Sean O'Hagan decided that not only would the new High Llamas music be driven by narratives, a collection of stories, but they would first have to be performed as theatre; reshaped theatre, if you like, blending... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas