HAY! HAY ALL YOU GAIS!
We have shows, yes!…local(ish) shows coming up as we ramp up for the AMT tour. The Parlor matinee 11/30 was a HUGE success, we played our Really Red song (“Pigboy”, RIP Walter Wolff) for the first time live, people seemed to like it, etc….we had just recorded it with our old fren Cris Burns at Ameripolitan Studios for the Really Red tribute comp, our new fren Bud Horne, who is one of the folks organizing this massive endeavor, was there at the studio as well…so now, not resting on our laurels, we hobble, like the old men we are…over to the East Side…to the Lost Well…where people really appreciate you! They don’t care where you are from or how much money you have…no sir…they just love ya…unconditionally…We are playing Saturday February the 8th 2020! With our old friends WATA…We ARE the Asteroid! And our new friends the Bridgefarmers…it’s later this time…take a nap, you’ll live…all this whizzing and banging in my head, I tell ya…! Ouch! Where were you in the Big One? Not even a gleam in your mama’s eye, I suppose…so them we play again! On a day that only arrives every four years, and then is cancelled every 100 years! Absurd! Inconceivable! Leap Year Day! February 29th! I shit you not! Mainly just so we can go hang out with the magnificent Erin O’Donnel, we are gonna play the Carousel Lounge on that Sat.…the Baby Robots will also play…Sean Morales and his band in some form or other will also play…I’ll try to get Mel to DJ…maybe Wendy will show up…I’m just a poor retired country doctor, what do I know…we thought the Maginot Line would protect us…!…After that, we’ll probably take a break for a while, until we join the Acid Mothers tour, as detailed below.
So…as you can see…we are doing the last half of the tour. Starting in Detroit, we visit our East Coast and Canadian brethren etc. etc. beginning April 27th…the bass player’s other band, My Education, is doing the first half of the tour…ISN’T THAT CONVENIENT!!!… We can even provide you with ticket links, they are located here:
Acid Mothers Temple – Ticket Links – 12.10.19
OK! OK! Buh-bye! More soon! Mwah!
We’re gonna take the second half. April – May 2020. My Education will do the first half. Wild, eh?
This is of course a teaser. Details to follow.Can I get a witness?
Well, the tour in September/October went pretty well, especially the Vocokesh show. More on that later. The big news now:
Saturday 11/30 at the Parlor with The Groop and It’s a Deathtrap – a rare matinee show at the Parlor on North Loop! Awl-Right! https://www.facebook.com/events/1299440100235024/
Saturday 1/18 in San Antonio at the Mix! Woo hoo! With Ship-To-City! Awl-Right! Our first show in SA since 2017!
In other news, we just recorded a pretty fucking unique and cool version of Really Red’s “Pigboy”, about our late, lamented friend Walter Wolff, for the forthcoming Really Red tribute record organized by Bud Horne of Jesus Christ Superfly etc., Jim Craine (AK 47) and Bob Weber (Really Red’s drummer/percussionist and all around sweetheart) along with a cast of thousands… with the inimitable Cris Burns of the Pocket FishRmen (our birth brethren from Dong Huong in 1987) at Ameripolitan Studios:
so there’s that…
Did we already tell you about the Baby Lemonade cover…? Oh, mostly…!!
Ballardesque continues apace. We have an edited 18.30 version of Love: A Printout that I (Your Humble Bass Player) am wrestling with. Chico Jones and I edited it down from the 38 minute original, which, despite the valiant efforts of violist James Alexander, was thought to be too long to be manageable. The rough mixes sound great!
Yes, it’s an evening of Bobbycentricness as we hit the Carousel Lounge “stage” for an evening of fun and music with our friends the John Wesley Coleman III band and slideshow. Bobby will be playing bass for JWC3 and we’ve assembled a special Bobbycentric setlist, as Matt is out of town fulfilling his delayed obligations to Mick Jagger & Co. (Please yell out for “2000 Light Years From Home”, M!), so it’s wall to wall Baker all around. The deets:
to benefit KOOP 91.7 FM, Austin’s only (legal) community radio station
Saturday July 27th
1110 E. 52nd St.
10pm – John Wesley Coleman III
11pm – ST 37
12am – slideshow
—Always free parking at the Carousel along with Lynchian decor, pink elephants and frosty AC! BYOB; beer, wine and setups available. And yes, they DO take credit cards now. If you’re VERY lucky, you might get served by this wonderful gal:
Hope to see you out and about!
We hit the road again in support of our latest eponymous rekkid. Buy or die! Be there or be square! Aural Sculpture for the masses! Music is the opiate of the people! Oh, by jingo!
Tuesday 9/10 – Denton TX Rubber Gloves RS w/ Carl Finch Sound, Akkolyte and Saraza
Wednesday 9/11 St. Louis MO The Sinkhole w/ Tone Rodent, David Morrison and Alex Cunningham
Thursday 9/12 Chicago IL The Owl with Spiral Galaxy and Sloshed
Friday 9/13 Milwaukee WI with Vocokesh and Punk Guilt at Company Brewing
Saturday 9/14 – Madison WI Bos Meadery with Gran Fury, TBA
Sunday 9/15 – Galesburg IL The Box with local support TBA
Saturday October 12 – Houston TX Rudyard’s with Unified Space, TBA
—–no FB page for the Houston show yet, stay tuned. And thanks much to the Cherubs for renting us their van!!
Well, here tis. Help us out if you can.
ST 37 tour 2019
Monday 9/9 pm – get van, load van
Tuesday 9/10 – Denton TX Rubber Gloves RS w/ Akkolyte and Saraza CONFIRMED
Wednesday 9/11 St. Louis MO The Sinkhole possible hold/ miniBar KC MO 2nd hold with Shiny Jets
Thursday 9/12 Chicago IL The Owl with Spiral Galaxy, Sloshed CONFIRMED
Friday 9/13 Milwaukee WI with Vocokesh and Punk Guilt at Company Brewing CONFIRMED
Saturday 9/14 – Madison WI Bos Meadery hold
Sunday 9/15 – Galesburg IL The Box CONFIRMED
Monday 9/16 – Drive day – arrive back in Austin PM or early AM
Tuesday 9/17 – Bob back to work – return van
…let us present our 539th show, opening for Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO at Barracuda this Friday, May the 3rd. here is the Facebook invite, for those of you that do the FB thang:
Like the cherry blossoms, AMT returns every spring to inject us all with some much-needed cosmic lifeblood. We hope to see you there. Rumors are flying that both ST and AMT will play their Twin Peaks numbers from the Self-Sabotage 12″ (hallo Ismael
) and there may be some cross-pollination involved…!
Of course, we have a long-standing association with AMT and count them as good friends, from the time we first ran into them in Chicago back in 1999 to the first time we shared the stage at Terrastock in 2002 to our US/Canada tour in 2015, so we are looking forward to seeing them again with breathless anticipation.
We are also pleased as punch to announce that recording has finally begun on our next studio LP, to be entitled “Ballardesque”, and we’ll be at it here in May with two more sessions scheduled. We are also going to be contributing to a new Syd Barrett tribute LP entitled “Love You: A Tribute to Syd Barrett” from our friends in Italy at https://www.facebook.com/cantautore.psichedelico
. We’re not gonna spoil the party by revealing what track we’re doing, but if you show up at the AMT show, you’ll find out pretty quick!
yr pals at
Look at the swell poster!