There are only a few weeks left of Troubled Hubbleâ€™s rampage across the country. Putting the â€˜scorchedâ€™ back into scorched-earth policy, these fellas are a musical tornado, earthquake, and volcanic eruption all in one, having left trails of destruction on stages across the nation. Upcoming West coast dates with Maximo Park are not to be missed. Check out the remainingÂ show dates. Now, before itâ€™s too late.
PINE*anime this August
We told you theyâ€™d return. We failed to mention that they could be found at anime conventions. In addition to a nice itinerary of club shows this August, PINE*am will be performing live atÂ Otakonin Baltimore andÂ Pacific Media Expo in Long Beach, CA. A friend of anime is a friend of PINE*am. Bring a sharpie and get ready to stand in the long but worthwhile autograph line.Â PS: PINE*am has a DVD trailer featured in this issueâ€™s Newtype USA.
Looks like Blue-Eyed Son will be crashing at PINE*amâ€™s pad
About the same time PINE*am is charming the socks off U.S. audiences, Drew will have Japanese audiences swooning to his California tunes. Drew will be on tour to support his Japanese release of â€œWest of Lincoln.â€ The highlight of the tour will beÂ Summersonic in Tokyo and Osaka, where Drew will play with the likes of Oasis, Kasabian, Bloc Party, The Arcade Fire, The Roots, M.I.A., and Nine Inch Nails, on the fittingly named â€œBeach Stage.â€Â
You bring the fireworks this weekend; Seksu Roba will bring the soundtrack
Seksu Roba will be performing at Club Loaded / The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco tonight and Nuemoâ€™s in Seattle tomorrow. Wherever these two turn up, a dance party is sure to follow. Usher in the nationâ€™s 229th birthday with your groove on.Â
July is the month for Eenie Meenie to kick down some newfangled music technology
First we put a flat disc of wax-like material on a lathe-like machine. Recorded music is then etched with a recording stylus onto the wax. Next, an exact opposite of this etched wax (similar to a negative of a photograph) is burned onto acetate (the â€œacetateâ€ is more accurately a lacquer covered with a layer of cellulose nitrate). Against this more durable acetate, vinyl copies nearly identical to the original wax imprint are pressed. These â€œrecordsâ€ are then packed into neat sleeves with slick artwork and sent off to stores. Some records will have Hockey Night recordings on them. Some will be bright, luscious, hot red numbers with Troubled Hubble recordings on them. And some 7â€ diameter ones will have the Bedroom Walls on them.Â
Thatâ€™s right. Vinyl collectors have a new reason to celebrateâ€”Eenie Meenieâ€™s whole new crop of vinyl includes the collectable redÂ Troubled Hubble â€œMaking Beds In A Burning Houseâ€ LP, as well as the forthcomingÂ Hockey Night â€œKeep Guessinâ€™â€ LP and theÂ Bedroom Walls â€œDo the buildings and cops make you smile?â€ 7â€ single.Â
Heavy hitters on deck for the months to come…
Dimension Mix â€“ August 23:
Youâ€™ve heard us harpinâ€™ on and on about the Dimension Mix. A bunch of Dimension 5 Records covers by a bunch of bands that everyone considers their favorites. Seriously, the line-up on this disc is out of this world. And for every disc you buy, a portion of the proceeds goes towards finding a cure for Autism. What more can you ask for? The Dimension Mix will be out August 23.Â
Oranger â€“ September 20:
Oranger is slated to release â€œNew Comes and Goes,â€ a sure-to-be critically acclaimed follow up to the 2003 release, â€œShutdown the Sun.â€ On the new record, Oranger exchanges its characteristic soft rock soundâ€”a la Air Supply and the Neville Brothersâ€”for some good, clean, frolicking fun. Standout tracks include â€˜Crooked in the Weird of the Catacombsâ€™ and â€˜Crones,â€™ not that it means anything to you since you canâ€™t get the record yetâ€¦but youâ€™ll be able to soon.