March 18, 2009
DO YOU BOOK DIY SHOWS?-All of you who book shows across the United States or actually anywhere in the world, get in touch. Trying to build a good network of DIY venues/promoters for Asian Man Records bands. So get in touch if you can help with booking. firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADES: Anybody live in the bay area?? Near San Francisco? Want to trade stuff for Asian Man cds, shirts, etc. What free stuff you ask?? Basically anything...if you work in a restaurant, theater, any type of entertainment like arcades, batting cages, amusement parks, blah blah....anything. Let's trade!! Anything we have at Asian Man is up for trade. Actually, even if you live in a different state/country get in touch as I tour often and perhaps will end up through your town. BOOYAH!!
Talked to Ben Weasel last night and he tells me that Screeching Weasel are playing shows. Damn.. Didn't think that was gonna happen, but ya know.... good for him. I'm glad he's enjoying playing live music again and hopefully this will mean more shows throughout the United States. But for now, he's announced August 19th in Austin, Texas at EMOS. And I'm sure more shows will follow.
Speaking of Austin, both Kepi Ghoulie and Kevin Seconds are headed there for the SXSW music festival and though I hate music festivals, please go out and see them if you happen to be there.
And also the QUEERS. They too are headed to AUSTIN, followed by a run through eastern Canada and then a few shows in the north east. They'll be doing the rest of the US later this year.
The band FOR THE WIN is on tour right now with the ATOM AGE. This is their first tour and hopefully if you happen to live in one of the cities they're playing you can go and out and support them. You can check out dates at myspace.com/bayareaposicore
We've been getting quite a few inquiries about the BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY vinyl. Well, we are just waiting for Jeff Rosenstock to finish the artwork and then we'll put up pre-sales. With the bad experience with the CD pre-sales, we're making sure that we have an exact ship date before putting up the vinyl info.. But it looks like it will be more crazy artwork for your collectors of interesting art.
Lemuria have been busy writing new material for a new record. Sheena is living in NYC at the moment and Alex has joined her for a month to work on songs. My last chat with Alex had them progressing nicely, so a new album is on the way.
Myself and Classics of Love will be heading to the UK at the end of APRIL. We will be traveling by train throughout the country and are hoping there are some kind people out there that can let us stay at their house. If you live in a clean place and are able to put up lodging for 5 people, please get in touch. We are very respectful and would make sure you're home is treated well. But yeah, if you have the space, please get in touch.
The QUEERS/ATOM AGE split 7" is now available. The QUEERS songs feature vocals by WIMPY, which will make old school QUEERS fans extremely happy. And the ATOM AGE play Rocket From The Cryps influenced punk rock. This run is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.
We also got in 50 copies of the Kepi Ghoulie Art of the Underground 7" series. This one is volume 38.
Limited to 350 copies. These are hand numbered and are on black vinyl.
Nice... That is all for now. Be well.
Peace, mike park