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Will Johnson is doing a solo tour in November. Most of these will be intimate living room shows limited to 35-40 tickets each. No stage, no sound system… Just Will and a guitar.

Living Room Show Tickets on sale now!

SAT 11/02 : Springfield MO / Living Room Show – TICKETS
SUN 11/03 : St. Louis MO / Off Broadway (w/ Okkervil River) – TICKETS
MON 11/04 : Nashville TN / Living Room Show – TICKETS
WED 11/06 : Baltimore MD / Living Room Show – TICKETS
THU 11/07 : Philadelphia PA / Living Room Show – TICKETS
FRI 11/08 : Queens NY / Living Room Show – TICKETS
SUN 11/10 : New Paltz NY / Tin Roof Sessions – RSVP
MON 11/11 : Buffalo NY / Living Room Show – TICKETS
TUE 11/12 : Goshen IN / Ignition Music Garage – TICKETS
WED 11/13 : Chicago IL / LIving Room Show – TICKETS
THU 11/14 : Chicago IL / LIving Room Show – TICKETS
FRI 11/15 : Milwaukee WI / Living Room Show – TICKETS
SAT 11/16 : Madison WI / Living Room Show – TICKETS
SUN 11/17 : Minneapolis MN / Living Room Show – TICKETS
MON 11/18 : Sioux Falls SD / Living Room Show – TICKETS
TUE 11/19 : Charles City IA / Charles City Arts Center – TICKETS
WED 11/20 : Kansas City MO / Living Room Show – TICKETS

Check out this video of Will performing Devil On The Interstate Line.

OVERSEAS: West Coast Shows

September 27, 2013

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Overseas is David Bazan + Will Johnson + Matt Kadane + Bubba Kadane.

We’re doing a few shows on the west coast in October.

Oct 11 : Seattle – Neumos / TICKETS **
Oct 12 : Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge / TICKETS **
Oct 14 : San Francisco CA – Bottom of The Hill / TICKETS *
Oct 15 : San Luis Obispo CA – SLO Brewing Co / TICKETS *
Oct 16 : Los Angeles CA – Satellite / TICKETS *

** with Radar Brothers + Chris Brokaw
* with Radar Brothers

Please come out and say hello!

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VIDEO: Shadows on a River

September 26, 2013

Check out the brand new video from Shadows on a River.

They’ll be playing at the Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign IL on Saturday, September 28.

 

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(photo by Conor Allen)

Tickets for the tour are on sale now!

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Fri 10/4 – Syracuse NY – SOLD OUT
Sat 10/5 – North Tonawanda NY – SOLD OUT
Sun 10/6 – Rochester NY – SOLD OUT
Mon 10/7 – Watertown NY – SOLD OUT
Wed 10/9 – Strafford NH – SOLD OUT
Thu 10/10 – Boston MA – SOLD OUT
Fri 10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
Tue Oct 15 – Canonsburg PA – SOLD OUT
Wed 10/16 – Akron OH – SOLD OUT
Thu 10/17 – Perrysburg OH – SOLD OUT
Fri 10/18 –  Royal Oak MI – SOLD OUT
Sat 10/19 – Ann Arbor MI – SOLD OUT
Sun 10/20 – South Bend IN – SOLD OUT
Mon 10/21 – Ft Wayne IN – SOLD OUT
Wed 10/23 – Indianapolis IN – SOLD OUT
Thu 10/24 – Saint Louis, MO – SOLD OUT
Fri 10/25 –  Chicago IL – SOLD OUT
Sat 10/26 – Milwaukee WI – SOLD OUT
Sun 10/27 – Davenport, IA – SOLD OUT
Tue 10/29 –  Winona MN – SOLD OUT
Wed 10/30 – Minneapolis MN – SOLD OUT
Thu 10/31 – Des Moines IA – SOLD OUT
Tue 11/05 – Omaha NE – SOLD OUT
Thu 11/07 – Ft Smith AR – SOLD OUT
Fri 11/08 – Oklahoma City – SOLD OUT
Sat 11/09 – Denton TX – SOLD OUT
Sun 11/10 – Austin TX – SOLD OUT
Mon 11/11 – San Antonio – SOLD OUT
Tue 11/12 – Houston TX – SOLD OUT
Wed 11/13 –  New Orleans LA – SOLD OUT
Fri 11/15 – Atlanta GA – SOLD OUT
Sat 11/16 – Columbia, SC – SOLD OUT
Sun 11/17 – Rockville MD – SOLD OUT

Bottle Rockets Tour Dates!

September 9, 2013

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The Bottle Rockets are headed out for a few shows in September. Please come out and say hello!

FRI 9/13 : Austin IN (near Louisville KY) – Living Room Show @ 8pm
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SAT 9/14 : Maryville TN – The Shed
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THU 9/19 : Memphis TN – Living Room Show @ 8pm
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FRI 9/20 : Nashville TN – AMA Fest / Mercy Lounge
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Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

8/21 – San Diego CA – SOLD OUT
8/22 – Prescott AZ – SOLD OUT
8/24 – Santa Fe NM – SOLD OUT
8/26 – Austin TX – SOLD OUT
8/27 – Houston TX – SOLD OUT
8/28 – Fayetteville, AR – SOLD OUT
8/29 – Memphis TN – SOLD OUT
8/30 – Nashville TN – SOLD OUT
8/31 – Chattanooga TN – SOLD OUT
9/01 – Birmingham AL – SOLD OUT
9/03 – Atlanta GA – SOLD OUT
9/04 – Athens GA – SOLD OUT
9/05 – Knoxville TN – SOLD OUT
9/06 – Charlotte NC – SOLD OUT
9/21 – Burlington VT – SOLD OUT
9/22 – Rosendale NY – SOLD OUT
9/23 – Buffalo, NY – SOLD OUT
9/24 – Ypsilanti MI – SOLD OUT
9/25 – Indianapolis IN – SOLD OUT
9/26 – Downers Grove IL – SOLD OUT
9/27 – Milwaukee WI – SOLD OUT
10/01 – Denver CO – SOLD OUT
10/02 – Colorado Springs CO

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Overseas is David Bazan, Will Johnson, Matt Kadane and Bubba Kadane.

The debut album is out now and they’ll be playing a few shows in August and October. Please come out and say hello.

August 19 : New York NY – Mercury Lounge
August 20 : Brooklyn NY – Kitting Factory
October 11 : Seattle – Neumos
October 12 : Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge
October 14 : San Francisco CA – Bottom of The Hill
October 15 : San Luis Obispo CA – SLO Brewing Co
October 16 : Los Angeles CA – Satellite

Will Johnson has a few shows coming up in Texas. Please come out and say hello!

Thursday, September 12
Austin TX / Living Room Show @ Yard Dog
* limited to 40 tickets.
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Friday, September 13
Ft Worth TX / Dia De Los Toadies 6 @ Panther Island Pavilion
with Toadies, James Hall
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Saturday, September 14
Marfa TX / Trans-Pecos Festival
with David Garza, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Dan Dyer
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We need your help! We’re looking for people to host Baptist Generals Living Room Shows September 16 – October 15.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about three hours and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

We’re looking for hosts all across the country. We’ll put together a final cities and dates once we have all the submissions in.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, August 14
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 21.

Please read everything below and get in touch right away if you can host a show… contact info at the end.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 30-40 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside. There needs to be street parking or public parking nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 30-40 people is what the average living room can hold.

2. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets. The shows will not be open to the public and no tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets will be sold through our website before the show. Ticket price will be $20. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. We’ll cancel any tickets if we find them for re-sale.

3. We’ll provide a detailed list of everyone coming to the show so you can check people off the list as they arrive. You won’t have to deal with any money.

4. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends and help us spread the word.

5. You get 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends who want to come to the show you can direct them to the link to buy tickets on-line.

6. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for Chris to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on a coffee table, floor lamp with a dimmer, etc.

7. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

8. We ask people to arrive after 7pm. The shows start at 8:00pm and are usually over by 9:30pm. We let everyone know they should be out of your house by 10:00pm.

After reading all of this, if interested please send an e-mail to:
baptistgenerals@undertowmusic.com

Please include a photo of the space where you would like to host the show and put “Chris Flemmons Living Room Show” and the city in the subject line of the e-mail.

We’ll review all requests and get back in touch to confirm shows once we have a routing figured out.

Thanks for your help!

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Testimonium Songs collects the song cycle composed by Joan of Arc (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, and Theo Katsaounis) to be performed live in Testimonium, a work of performance by well-respected experimental theater ensemble Every house has a door. 

Testimonium responds — both in substance and in style — to Charles Reznikoff’s monumental work Testimony, a translation into poetry of courtroom transcripts of witness and victim testimonies in criminal cases and cases of workplace negligence, in the US, spanning the years 1885 to 1915.Performances of Testimonium incorporate modern dance, theater, and original songs written and played by Joan of Arc.

In a departure for the band, these highly structured compositions, developed over a two-year rehearsal period, emulate Reznikoff’s poetics by shaping themselves according to a mosaic method – rotating a fixed set of musical units in warping permutations.

The lyrics re-invent the strategies of Objectivist poetry, by turns surreal, ordinary, testimonial, and explosive, releasing the undercurrent of emotion in the poems while (almost) never quoting them directly.

Beyond collecting the Testimonium Songs, the record has a life of its own, with the contributions of stellar musicians David Grubbs, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, and Jim Baker, additional vocals by Melina Ausikaitis, and musical material not included in the performance. The album does not feature recent Joan of Arc contributor/member, Victor Villarreal, as he and Kinsella are currently working towards the completion of a new Owls album.

The cover art was made by renowned Chicago artist Jason Lazarus.

The album will be released via Polyvinyl Record Co. July 30, 2013 on limited edition CD, hand-numbered LP (500 magenta, 500 black) as well as through all digital outlets. Testimonium Songswill also see a limited edition release of 100 purple tinted cassettes on Joyful Noise Recordings.

To showcase Testimonium in a live setting, Chicago Cultural Center presents, in association with Every house has a door, the world premier performances of Testimonium, October 17 – 20, 2013 at The Storefront Theater, Chicago.

Testimonium Songs Tracklist

1. Amelia
2. I’d Expect Babies Should Fly, If Not at Least Float Away
3. Mosaic of Bolts
4. Stephen’s Song
5. The Bird’s Nest Wrapped Around the Security Camera
6. Jury Duty

LINKS
Pre-order Testimonium Songs
Stream “Amelia” on Soundcloud
Every house has a door
View a trailer of the Testimony performance