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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 Summer Tour 2010

I’ve been meaning to post something about this for a little while to let you guys know what’s coming up, but now we all just have to jump right into this. Prog legends Cynic are going on tour this summer: first in Europe, then in the U.S., and I’m going with them! I’ll be running lights and teching for the band, as well as posting tons of tour coverage right here on the Crossing–and it all starts today.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks rehearsing and programming the light show with the band here in L.A. and now (literally) we’re flying to France for the real thing. Keep checking back, as I’ll be covering the European tour for the next 20 days, posting updates whenever I get a wireless connection. For now, here are some shots from the reahearsals and programming the lights at my house.

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Mastodon Calling It Quits? Update: No!

Unconfirmed rumors of Mastodon’s breakup abound, dear readers. That their European tour this summer is no longer happening has been confirmed, however. This, from the band’s website:

MASTODON regret to inform their fans that their upcoming Summer tour of Europe originally set to begin June 5, in Germany and ending July 3, in Finland has been cancelled. Guitarist Bill Kelliher who has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis has been advised by doctors to continue further medical treatment. Bill’s medical team are optimistic and expect a full recovery in the weeks ahead as the band looks forward to being part of BlackDiamondSkye also featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones, slated to begin Sep. 16, in Chicago.

Update: According to a post on their official message board, the band is indeed still a band. Another block quote for your reading pleasure: 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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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.

ISIS Announces Farewell Tour, Impending Breakup

According to a post on the band’s official blog, ISIS is throwing in the towel. Their reasoning is actually quite commendable:

Simply put, ISIS has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close. We’ve seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure ISIS would never fall victim to that syndrome. We’ve had a much longer run than we ever expected we would and accomplished a great deal more than we ever imagined possible. We never set any specific goals when the band was founded other than to make the music we wanted to hear and to play (and to stay true to that ideal), so everything else that has come along the long and winding path has been an absolute gift.

Though this is a bummer, I have to give them kudos for ending it on their terms and attempting to maintain their artistic integrity. Here’s a list of all the dates on their upcoming (and final!) tour.

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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