May 05, 2011
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. BOOYAH!!
Dearest friends… HAPPY THURSDAY!!
Hope all is well. I am currently nursing my annual allergy/hayfever fun fest. You feel like you’re constantly on the verge of getting sick, but it’s just those fun allergies making you sneeze and sneeze and sneeze.
Anyways, lots and lots to cover …so here we go…!!
JAPAN RELIEF is up to $6,250. I have been working with my friend YOKO UTSUMI regarding the best way to use the money raised. YOKO UTSUMI is a dear friend whom released a record on asian man and is one of the few progressive activist/musicians that I have met in my dealings with musicians in Japan. We're still not sure 100% the best way to use these funds, but Yoko has told me that the people in Japan are still in much need, so hopefully we can still raise more funds. But I hope to have a check off by next week and will keep you updated on whom we decide to send our funds too.
ALKALINE TRIO FANS REJOICE!!
DAN ANDRIANO IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. This is the official title for Dan’s solo project. And the album is called HURRICANE SEASON. Look for an August 9th release date and a ton of special deals for vinyl enthusiasts. Dan just sent me the music yesterday afternoon and I’m really excited about these songs. They are so sweet and beautiful. Everything you’d expect from the Dan Andriano side of an A3 album. We will start sneak peaking some of the new tracks from this album in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned and join Dan on his facebook page: http://facebook.com/danandrianointheemergencyroom
And his twitter: http://twitter.com/danielandriano
SKA! SKA! SKA!
Dan Potthast from MU330 has a new 10 piece SKA band featuring 3 members of SLOW GHERKIN and they are called DAN P AND THE BRICKS. This is no SKA PUNK, but just straight up smile big and dance SKA including a 5 piece horn section. The band just wrapped up recording in Los Angeles, where CHRIS MURRAY did the producing. I’ve heard 4 tracks thus far and I’m excited to say this thing is gonna make SKA fans so happy. I have been waiting for a new SKA band to come around and blow me away. I didn’t know it was going to take the mighty powers of MU330 and GHERKIN to make a super band, but hey.. I will take it..!!!
The band has a facebook page here: http://facebook.com/pages/Dan-P-and-The-Bricks/126386915894
Not sure of a release date yet, but will keep you posted.
THE SAINTE CATHERINES “DEAD DOGS” 7 inch was delivered yesterday morning. We pressed 400 including 200 on clear gold and 200 on black. We will have a special on this starting next week. So look for that. This is also a limited edition run. We will not be re-pressing this 7” once it’s out of print. WOO HOO!!! GO SHARKS!!!
The mighty SPRAYNARD leave for tour in 11 days. They still have some holes, so if you can help them in any of the cities listed below with a HELP sign, then that would be great. Anything would rule, but mostly small diy spaces/house shows with like minded folks. If you can help, please get in touch with them at email@example.com
16 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
17 - Nanuet, NY @ Travis' House
18 - Flemington, NJ @ Luna's Pizza
19 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA
20 - Washington, D.C. @ Wasted Dream
21 - Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet House
22 - Greenville, SC @ Suite 8
23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Wonderroot
24 - Athens, GA @ Plush Palace
25 - Orlando, FL @ TBA
26 - Tampa, FL @ Transitions Skatepark
27 - Tallahassee, FL @ Coolifornia House
28 - Birmingham, AL @ TBA
29 - Memphis, TN - HELP!
30 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
31 - Louisville, KY - HELP!
1 - Bloomington, IN @ TBA
2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Dojo House
3 - Lansing, MI @ TBA
4 - Lexington, KY @ TBA
5 - Lexington, KY @ TBA
6 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
7 - Columbus, OH @ The Monster House
8 - Chicago, IL @ The Spaceship
9 - Lincoln, NE @ TBA
10 - Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat
11 - Cheyenne, Wyoming @ TBA
12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
13 - Sacramento, CA - HELP!
14 - San Jose, CA @ Texas Toast House
15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA
16 - Fresno, CA @ TBA
17 - Asian Man Anniversary
18 - Somewhere, CA-HELP!
19 - Asian Man Anniversary
20 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
21 - Tucson, AZ @ TBA
22 - Las Cruces @ TBA
23 - Austin, TX @ TBA
24 - New Orleans, LA - HELP!
And finally, a great magazine from Chicago called JADED IN CHICAGO is back after a few years on hiatus and they just did an interview with me because I RULE!! If you'd like to check it out it's here.