August 05, 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. email@example.com
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!!
The Asian Man 13 year anniversary show was pretty amazing. These DIY generator shows are fun to do, but a little stressful. I thought for sure we were going to get shut down by security. Upon arrival a golf cart full of security drove up and told me that there’s no way we could play, but I begged and he said “Ok, but if another security guard comes you’ll have to shut down”. And still… More security came by , but they never said a thing. They just rode up on their bikes, watched a bit, and rode away. Wonderful. Thanks to all the bands who played and for all the people who came out. I’ve got to do this every year. Too much fun.
Ok, so here’s what’s going on. The Queers are doing a pop tour. Breaking it down for a softer sound, the QUEERS will be doing all their beach boys sounding songs with huge harmonies and such. Still the full band, but an additional keyboard player(Mandy from Karmella’s Game) will be along to help with the sweetness.
That tour will start SEPTEMBER 21st with the Leftovers from Portland, Maine along for more pop goodness. Too bad it’s not coming to the west coast, but yeah.. look for the dates to be posted soon.
There’s a good chance we will be releasing the new solo album from MATT SKIBA. This is not 100%, but I talked to Matt last week and he is the one who brought up that he really wants asian man too put out his solo record. Pretty exciting. The fact that the new trio record is going to be self released by the band and that Matt Allison is producing(he did GODDAMNIT and MAYBE I’LL CATCH FIRE) is enough reason to do jumping jacks, but now a SKIBA solo release on Asian Man?? That would be over the top great. Perhaps I can get Dan Andriano to do one too.
Actually, the Alkaline Trio enter the studio today to start recording. So, let’s celebrate with a special ALKALINE TRIO deal. Here’s what you get: We will send you an 11 X 17 full color Alkaline Trio poster, the ALKALINE TRIO S/T on CD and the re-release of GODDAMNIT on CD with 4 bonus tracks and the full length documentary ORIGINAL SIN on DVD. All this for only $10. If you were to buy this at the store it would cost close to $30. This deal will be available for the next 10 days.
The SKA DEALS have been doing great, so I’m gonna keep with it and add SKA DEAL NUMERO TRES. This is basically the same deal as before, but for another $4, I will be adding the following CD’S:
THE CHINKEES “SEARCHING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE” and KING APPARATUS “MARBLES”. So you get the following:
MONKEY Lost At Sea
PAMA INTERNATIONAL Float Like A Butterfly
UNSTEADY Double Or Nothing
LET'S GO BOWLING Freeway Lanes
MU330 Winter Wonderland
BLUE MEANIES Kiss You Ass Goodbye
LINK 80 The Struggle Continues
SLOW GHERKIN Run Screaming
POTSHOT Pots And Shots
And of course the 2 new cd’s. That's 12 friggin CD'S for only $24. You can buy this and go to your local record store and sell them for more. Hopefully you won't do that of course. But yes, this will be the deal for the next 7 DAYS. Enjoy our generosity.
And BACK IN STOCK is the first album by MU330 “PRESS” and also the RUDIMENTS “CIRCLE OUR EMPIRE”. Both CD’S have been out of print for over a year, so we’re glad to have them back and available for mailorder.
Please check out all the wonderful shirts we now have available: RIVERDALES, THE QUEERS, CLASSICS OF LOVE. That’s it for now. Have a great week.
peace ,mike park