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!
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Look at the swell poster!
Well, we had a great time at NASR and we sure had some interesting experiences hosting the Mighty Thunder Rider, Nik Turner. Matt and Mel supplied the majority of the hospitality and even managed a bit of jamming with Mr. Turner. Hmmm…Matt Turner and Nik Turner…time to 23andMe you guys, eh? So now we get to relax a bit and spend a Saturday night at home watching movies, as I am doing. So most of you who like our music are definitely familiar with Popol Vuh, those titans of Krautrock, eh? Well, if you’re like me (the bass player) you might’ve gotten into Popol Vuh through the films of the inimitable and amazing Werner Herzog. I saw his version of Nosferatu at the beloved River Oaks Theater in Houston in about 1978 and was instantly forever hooked. Recently I realized there were some gaps in my Herzog viewing history and resolved to close them. Right now I am 3/4 of the way through a great one that I missed, and felt compelled to tell the world about it. Have you seen Wings of Hope? This is an obscure one, a made for German TV film with a deep connection to “Aguirre” that had escaped my notice until now. Do yourself a favor, drop whatever it is you’re doing and watch it for free on youtube right now. Here ’tis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlJVIcCPIl8
No Popol Vuh in this one kids, just an absolutely amazing story of survival, tenacity and luck, told in the unique documentary stylee only Werner can provide. Pro tip just for youse guys.
Hi all –
Another last-minute blog post to let you know that we are playing the North American Space Ritual tonight at Come and Take It Live. Here’s the schedule for tonight:
Third Ear 7pm
ST 37 8pm
Ace of Spades 11pm
Ace of Spades is Alan Davey’s Motorhead tribute band. They play all classic-lineup (the power trio) Motorhead covers and are, in Alan’s words “the ONLY Motorhead tribute band authorized by Lemmy!” As Alan was the spiritual successor to Lemmy in Hawkwind, we think they’ll be pretty amazing. Come on out if you can! Cover is $15 and Come and Take It Live is the old Beauty Ballroom on Riverside Drive. Tomorrow night’s lineup is stellar also, featuring the new post -Lemmy version of HeadCat at Moonhawk with Alan, Nik Turner and Michael Moorcock making his final stage performance. We’ll be there!
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