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Two Awesome Things I Can’t Go To: Sleep/Vaura

Just in case you are in San Francisco or New York tonight I thought I’d fill you in on some musical happenings.

Tonight at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco the legendary Sabbath riff-masters, Sleep, are performing their second SF show in a row as part of their reunion tour.  I don’t know if it’s sold out or not but it’s all ages and doors are at 7pm.

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Cynic: Back Home

After three flights, Sean, Paul, and I are back in Los Angeles after 20 days in Europe. We left Gothenburg around 6am and landed in L.A. at 7pm–I’ll leave it to you to figure out the time difference. Tymon and Robin cheated and flew to Holland instead. Cynic and crew will spend the next month recharging before going back out on their first ever headlining US tour, which will see them performing Focus and Traced in Air in their entirety and more.

Obviously, I’m a little behind on the tour blog. Between having no internet for the past week, being super busy, my iPhone WordPress app freaking out/losing several of my drafts, and being lazy, I haven’t been able to do much in the way of site updates. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be playing catch-up and posting the second half of the blogs as well as new photo galleries from myself and some friends we met on tour. If I didn’t talk to you but you have some pictures from any of the shows on this tour, feel free to email me and I’ll post them here.

Cynic: Day 10

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Imagine a classic Italian village and you’ll get an idea of where today’s show was. Our driver Tide (pronounced TEE-day) had to maneuver our bus through the incredibly narrow streets and steep hills to find the Mephisto Rock Cafe, where Cynic was supposed to play. After the technical nightmare that was the night before, we were a little worried about going to a tiny venue in a small town, but we were met with a very helpful local crew at what ended up being a pretty cool, club They even found us a new power supply for our lighting controller.

This wine-cellar-turned-metal-club looked more like a cave than a venue, but in a good way. After taking a look around, it was time to load in our gear, which ended up being pretty complicated. After several attempts at getting the bus and trailer through the streets and around the tight corners, we decided to just park at the bottom of the hill and have the local crew shuttle the gear to the club. Continue reading

Boris Announces Summer Tour

Boris will be touring North America this summer, first with Russian Circles, then Red Sparrowes. The tour starts at the Casbah in San Diego in late July and ends at The Glass House in Pomona in late August.

Shortly after the tour, Boris will be joining Sunn O))) on stage in New York at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, curated by Jim Jarmusch, for a special Altar set.

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David Carradine Tribute Weekend

This weekend (starting yesterday, sorry!) Quentin Tarantino, the New Beverly Cinema, and Cinefamily are putting on a David Carradine movie marathon as a tribute to the late actor. This Carradine fest starts with three days (now two) at the at the New Beverly Cinema and ends with a quadruple-feature-BBQ-extravaganza at Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theatre. They will also be screening some David Carradine rarities from TV and elsewhere on 16mm and video on Sunday along with the four movies they’re showing.

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Massive Attack in L.A.

Tonight is the third and final night of Massive Attack at The Wiltern here in Los Angeles. Tickets are not sold out for tonight’s show as of now (10:18am), which means you have one more chance if you missed the first two sold-out shows.

If you miss them again, you can try your luck at the free outdoor mini-concert for the Jimmy Kimmel show tomorrow night. You can request free tickets online here. I don’t know how mini this mini concert is, but my sense is that you’d have a better chance at The Wiltern.

Jesu’s New Sister: Pale Sketcher

It seems Jesu’s days of infusing electronic elements into its otherwise guitar-laden sound are over. Justin Broadrick has decided to distance these two sounds in order to explore each one more extensively. Jesu will remain guitar-based, but the electronica side of Jesu has splintered off to form a new project called Pale Sketcher. Pale Sketcher will be Broadrick’s new outlet for his “Jesu electronica”.

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