Dionysus Records sensation Karling Abbeygate and her band will be on tour in Europe in August and September with RJ from Holland, The Neva Riva Rockets from Russia, and the Tri Tones from Estonia. Here are the dates. Hope you can make it out!
August 21: Café De Stier. Kerkstraat 2, Eibergen, Holland.
August 22: Gearbox. Wendenstraße 59, Braunschweig, Germany.
August 23: Drive Inn Barn. Kerrestraat 49, Oosteeklo, Belgium.
August 27: Corridor. Prinses Beatrixlaan 31, Den Haag, Holland
August 28: Jazz Session Club. Gerhard-von-Are-Straße 4, Bonn, Germany.
August 29: Stars And Bars. Buitenwatersloot 17, Delft, Holland.
August 30: Café De Kroeg. Bogardeind 203, Geldrop, Holland.
September 4: Tapperij Mout. Oosterburen 25, Midsland, Holland.
September 5: De Stoep. Oosterburen 5, Midsland, Holland.
September 6: Heartbreak hotel. Badweg, Oosterend, Holland.
September 11: Home of R’n’r. STRASSE DES 1.MAI 74-PRATER. Vienna, Austria.
September 12: Taco’s Bar. rue de Genève 17, Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Cosmopolitans, acclaimed 1980’s NYC/NC New Wave party band, will perform for the first time since 1982, on Saturday August 1, 2009, at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro, N.C. The line-up will feature founder/songwriter Jamie K. Sims (vocals, drum), Nel Moore Nichols (harmonica, vocals), David (Itch) Britsch (guitar, vocals), Evan “Funk” Davies (drums, vocals), and new member, Cathy Harrington (keyboards and vocals).
Also on the bill will be music legends Don Dixon and Mitch Easter, who were involved in the original 1980 Cosmopolitans recordings of “(How to Keep Your) Husband Happy” b/w “Wild Moose Party” and “Dancin’ Lesson.”
This Reunion Show and Dance Party was born out of the 2006 Bacchus Archives release Wild Moose Party – New Wave Pom Pom Girls Gone Go-Go, NYC 1980-81. The CD includes MTV’s Michael Dugan’s video of “Husband Happy” with footage from the Uncle Floyd Show and Easter’s film debut as The Husband.
The Cosmopolitans caught the fancy of swinging New Yorkers at the height of the punk/New Wave era. With their Shangri-La’s attitude, their Hullabaloo choreography, their Sam the Sham spirit, and their deadpan lyrics, the Cosmopolitans surfed the New Wave as leaders of the pack of party bands. The Village Voice described them as “New Wave pom-pom girls with brains.” They brought down the house at the hippest downtown clubs such as the Mudd Club, Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Tier Three, the Ritz, the Peppermint Lounge, and Irving Plaza.
For more details visit The Cosmopolitans website
Watch the “(How To Keep Your) Husband Happy” video
Satan’s Pilgrims’ first full album of newly recorded material since 1999!!!!
The Northwest’s premiere purveyors of surf and guitar instrumentals invite you take a trip with them on the psychedelic side of things. “Psychsploitation” features 13 garage psychedelic guitar instrumentals
that will blow your mind.
Skip Heller is the true heir-apparent of exotica, having been mentored by legends Les Baxter and Robert Drasnin and his work with Yma Sumac, Korla Pandit, and many others. His work as a film and TV composer includes stints with Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones, The Bernie Mac Show, and several Disney TV programs. “Lua-O-Milo” (Hawaiian for “isle of darkness”) is the first time Heller has gone all-out exotic for an entire disc, and what a voyage it is, a sort of tiki noir tribute to Baxter and Drasnin, but with touches of everything from film noir to Wall of Voodoo. Featuring a diverse cast of musicians including Robert Drasnin and X drummer DJ Bonebrake, “Lua-O-Milo” is likely the most significant exotica disc by a new artist since the genre’s Kennedy-era heyday.
Features cover art by Canadian pop-surrealist artist Heather Watts.
1. The Collector
2. Mona Is Typing
3. Watch Us Burn
5. King Carla
6. Hurricane Apartment
7. Alice Through A Twilight Zone Episode
8. El Tiradito
10. Tomorrow The Green Grass (demo)
11. Hand To Eye (demo)
12. Snowdrift (demo)
13. Les & Plas’s Excellent Adventure (demo)