Hey! Subscribe to K News (much like this, only a bit cooler) and get coupons for our shop and other awesome stuff. See that box that says ‘sign up for K news’ on the sidebar? Just enter your email address and press that button. We promise to never send you anything you won’t really like.
Rose Melberg Interview!
I got to catch up with Rose Melberg yesterday, who’s released records on K with Tiger Trap, the Softies, and by herself [Homemade Ship (KLP211)]. It comes as no surprise that she’s as nice as her music. We talked about her songwriting and what’s coming up in her musical future. See it on the K weblog. (Eric)
Seattle Folklife with The Softies!
The first topic of discussion with Rose was her reunion with Jen Sbragia under the Softies moniker. They reunited to play at one of Chickfactor’s 20th anniversary shows in Brooklyn, and are bringing the show over to the west coast for May for the K Showcase at Folklife Festival in Seattle! (Yes!) Many other K bands will play as well: on 25th, Angelo Spencer, the Curious Mystery, and Western Hymn and special guest KMVP will be there, and Saturday the 26th, the Hive Dwellers and Kendl Winter will be playing (as will the aforementioned Softies) with visiting band Katie & the Lichen. The full line-up of the fest is announced tomorrow, May 3rd! We’ll put it up on the facebook, that convenient avenue that it is.
Portland Stays Weird in Paris
Tara Jane ONeil, Tender Forever, and Mirah spent last weekend in Paris for the Keep Portland Weird event, celebrating–what else?–Portland’s weirdness, all by playing their songs together, collaborating, and generally being their Northwestern weirdo selves. TJO has been gaining speed around her gorgeous “Sirena” b/w “Rainbow Connection” 7″ single.
Help Nucular Aminals Record Their New Record With Steve Albini!
The Nucular Aminals are going to trek down to Chicago to record with Steve Albini for their next LP, but they’re asking for some help to do it. Instead of a Kickstarter campaign, they’ve posted six demos (that will make their way onto the forthcoming album in Albini-recorded versions) on Bandcamp which can be downloaded for $10 or more. (Included in that price is also a guarantee of getting a download of the finished album once it’s released.) Help the Nuc Ams realize their Albini-recorded dreams! Listen to their new demos on our Tumblr.
LAKE is going on tour this month, playing a dozen shows up and down the Pacific Coast. Go see them, especially you, LA—the Silverlake Jubilee looks pretty great!
05.19.12 – Olympia, WA @ The Evergreen State College
05.24.12 – Salem, OR @ Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge
05.25.12 – Eureka, CA @ The Lil Red Lion
05.26.12 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
05.27.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silver Lake Jubilee
05.30.12 – Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows
05.31.12 – Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda
06.02.12 – Portland, OR @ Backspace
Arrington De Dionyso & Thollem McDonas
Alright, so I know you’re going to be shocked, but Arrington is going on an amazing collaborative tour once again, this time with the piano playing genius Thollem McDonas.
Ten Thousand Tigers is the name of their new release–get it from them at one of their many East Coast dates!
05.07.12 – New York, NY @ La Sala
05.08.12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon
05.10.12 – Lowell, MA @ 119 Gallery
05.11.12 – Allston, MA @ Seal Beards
05.12.12 – Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
05.13.12 – Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog
05.15.12 – New York, NY @ The Stone
05.16.12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Issue Project Room
05.17.12 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Art Center
05.18.12 – Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
05.19.12 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
05.20.12 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Arbor Vitae
05.21.12 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
05.22.12 – Bloomington, IN @ Magnetic South
05.23.12 – St. Louis, MO @ Laumeier Sculpture Park
05.23.12 – St. Louis, MO @ Floating Laboratories
05.24.12 – Kansas City, MO @ Grunauer’s Upstairs
05.25.12 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
Last but not least, a short CONGRATULATIONS is in order for Northern All Ages for REOPENING this weekend! The new space looks amazing! More info. to come.
Until Next Time…