To support the release of ‘Elastic Days’, Mascis will tour North America in Nov./Dec. and Europe early next year, make sure to go see him perform live at Soda Bar on November 15th.
Nov. 07 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Nov. 08 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Nov. 09 – Seattle, WA – Tractor
Nov. 10 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Nov. 17 – Denver, CO – Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Nov. 18 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
Nov. 20 – Chicago, IL – City Winery*
Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL – City Winery*
Nov. 27 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery*
Nov. 28 – Nashville, TN – City Winery*
Nov. 29 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar*
Nov. 30 – Detroit, MI – El Club*
Dec. 01 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall*
Dec. 04 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe*
Dec. 05 – Washington, DC – City Winery*
Dec. 07 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade*
Dec. 08 – New York, NY – Public Arts*
Dec. 09 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom*
Dec. 12 – Providence, RI – The Met*
Dec. 13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair*
Dec. 14 – Northampton, MA – The Academy of Music*
Dec. 15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall*
Jan. 16 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
Jan. 17 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Jan. 18 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Jan. 19 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Jan. 20 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Jan. 22 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club
Jan. 23 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Jan. 24 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Jan. 25 – Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes
* w/ Luluc
“Normal People” is from Fucked Up‘s new album ‘Dose your dreams‘, to be released on October 5th. via their new record label, Merge Records.
Musically they sound amazing and their live shows are full of energy, they play in San Diego, CA at Soda Bar on December 5th., make sure to check them out!
I see guys at night drinking in bars, Talking to girls and driving cars. They heard about this place from a magazine, One of their best friends has been. They all laugh and joke like there’s nothing wrong, Like they are right where they belong. She met a guy, they went on a date, she liked him, But it was getting late. He called again, but she let it ring. She needs a little more time to think. She reads the paper on the train, a guy stares the entire way. He got a job right out of school, his place is small, But it has a pool. It’s just a couple of stops away, He feels a sadness that he can’t explain. It’s hard for him to have fun – his mother died when he was young. Yesterday I had a life, I had a home, I wore a smile to sell my soul. My tie was blue and my shirt was white, so why can’t I figure out How to feel alright? I know this could be mine again, If you would just tell me what I need to change. I’ve seen enough, I’ll never go back, I’ll never get my life back on track. They all say so much, but say nothing at all, The world is so big and I feel so fucking small. And then I think to myself and sigh, how can you really give up If you never tried? One day I called in sick, but I was right outside, I just sat down on a bench and cried. I saw this child Playing in the street, his whole life right there under his feet. I knew that what you do, that’s all there is, but then I went Upstairs and sat down at my desk. I don’t fit in, but I don’t feel bad, You can’t miss a feeling that you never had. I know it’s a sham, But it seemed so real, that what I had to be, isn’t who I am. The man I see, he would never dream, I just took the life They handed me. I remember this like it was yesterday, Even though it now seems so far away I’ve learned much more than he’ll ever know, So what do we do now, and where do we go?
Lucero just released their 9th album, “Among The Ghosts”, on August 3rd via their own imprint Liberty & Lament.
For the song “Long Way Back Home” director Jeff Nichols, who is Ben Nichols (vocals) brother, made this amazing short film of a video for the song starring the always mesmerizing Michael Shannon, and also Garrett Hedlund, Scoot McNairy and Paul Sparks.
If you’re not familiar with Jeff Nichols work, well that’s a shame because you should, he’s the director for such amazing films like “Taking Shelter”, “Loving”, “Shotgun Stories”, “Midnight Special”, “Mud”. And the work / bond that he has created with Michael Shannon is one that not every actor or director are fortunate enough to have.
So, thank you to Lucero for writing this great song and having Jeff Nichols team up again with Michael Shannon so they could create this 7 minute (Americana) short film.
Lucero are on tour right now and will be playing the Observatory in San Diego on Wednesday November 7th, tickets here.
words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.
The self titled album is a thing of beauty to listen to. It’s cut from the same line of albums that were released by R.E.M., the National, Beirut or Wilco. I know the bar is set high there, but this album lives up to it and the some. Why? well because not all artists/bands are able to release such an amazing first album.
From the opening chords of “I Will”, which sets the mood for the rest of the album, this is just impeccable work.
The flow of the album is just right and trying to choose a standout track is difficult since each song is a like a short film in it self, and each one is worthy to be in the album. You can see the stories in the songs you’re hearing. You can feel the weight of the songs while painting vivid pictures in your head.
The way the music plays it’s such as to make it almost feel like a film score, yet once you add the vocals that’s where the journey begins. It shows you the way, it clears the path for you and in a way it tells you which road to go on.
This is an album not to be missed. You should listen to it and share it with loved ones.
Go see them live too since is such a treat to see John Meeks (drums), Jason Hooper (bass), Matt Resovich (keys, violin, etc.) he’s basically the Warren Ellis of the band and Phil Beaumont (vocals).
words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.