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“We're playing our first shows in the Inland Empire and the desert in September,” Will Lerner tells the Reader
. “We're going back to Las Vegas in October, making our second tour of the Bay Area in November, and we have an opportunity to play the Cosmic Trip Festival in France May 2015, so we're trying to get everything in place for a European tour.”
His upcoming CD Live at Uncommon Ground
(due September 19) archives a May 2014 show in Chicago, Illinois, and features bassist Dave Hartmann, along with guests Bill McDowell on electric guitar and Scott Carlton on flute.
Their first professionally filmed video “4th Dimension”, helmed by Hollywood director Jenn Page, is streaming online, and they booked an east coast tour and an appearance at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival.
A new video for “From Now On,” from their upcoming fourth album Into the Wide
(due September 9) is streaming online. The support tour will wrap at the Belly Up on November 1.
His former Badlands bandmate Greg Chaisson has joined Red Dragon Cartel, replacing bassist Ron Mancuso, who quit to concentrate on his production career. They'll play Brick By Brick on November 21.
The comedic duo's new video for “Three Girls and a Cup...of Soup,” featuring Joe MacAskill dressed in drag, joins other new vid clip online like “Shut Up, Ted Nugent is Talking” and “Furries.”
Having played around town for about four years, the group has announced that they've broken up.
“Lately all of my favorite albums have been books,” says the Penetrators frontman, whose new book of poetry Unholy Dreams
, laid out by longtime musical collaborator Ray Brandes, is now available on Amazon.
Rick Froberg and John Reis are reuniting the band for a free all-ages performance at Spreckels Organ Pavilion on August 31, where resident organist Carol Williams will open with a solo set as well as playing with the band.
The 2013 Best Rock SDMA-winners are crowd-funding their upcoming full-length Float On Towards Our Doom
, recorded at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios in Nashville.
The band is at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a new full-length (their first since 2012’s Collide With the Sky
), due out in January on the Fearless label.
Her new video “Maybe I Was Wrong” was filmed over several years, before and after her late-stage cancer battle, shot by three-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Mario Ortiz and directed in two parts by Craig Wilson and Asher Brown.
Their farewell performance takes place September 17 at the Irenic, where they'll debut their final album Ten Rivers.
Their first album in nearly ten years, Back to Oblivion
, drops September 30 at the Casbah, before they embark on a U.S. tour with Weatherbox and Maps & Atlases, running through November 8. The first single “Two Guns to the Temple” is out now.
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