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SLINT Annouce Spring Tour Dates in the US, Additional Screenings of the SLINT Documentary Confirmed for US and Europe



SLINT have announced spring tour dates in a few select US cities. The tour begins just two weeks after the official release of the Spiderland (remastered) Box Set on April 15th. Tickets for the April and May tour dates on sale Friday - March 21st!

There's still time to pre-order this limited edition box set HERE before it is sold out.

ALSO! New screenings confirmed for the 90-minute SLINT documentary Breadcrumb Trail - directed by Lance Bangs. Check out all of the screening dates below.

SLINT Spring 2014 Tour Dates (Tickets on Sale Friday, March 21st!)

April 29th Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
April 30th Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
May 1st Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 2nd Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
May 4th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 6th Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 8th Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
May 9th Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
May 10th Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
May 11th Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights

CONFIRMED Screenings of Breadcrumb Trail
March 18th Cable Car Cinema - Providence, RI
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 20th Roxie Theater - San Francisco, CA
** Q&A with Brian McMahan and director Lance Bangs

March 21st Flywheel Collective - Easthampton, MA

March 23rd Hollywood Theater - Portland, OR
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 26th Irish Film Institute - Dublin, Ireland
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 27th The Garrick Bar - Belfast, Ireland
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 29th South Street Arts Centre - Reading, UK

March 30th Institute of Contemporary Arts - London, UK
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 31st Dukes @ Komedia - Brighton, UK
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

April 1st Hyde Park Picture House - Leeds, UK

April 1st Metro Cinema - Edmonton, Alberta, CA

April 3rd Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

April 3rd The Earl - Atlanta, GA
** Introduction by Henry Owings

April 5th Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA

April 6th Texas Theatre - Dallas, TX
** Q&A via Skype with director Lance Bangs

April 7th Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theater Downtown - Austin, TX

April 7th & 8th Belcourt Theatre - Nashville, TN

April 14th Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
** Q&A with Brian McMahan, David Pajo, Britt Walford, Todd Brashear, and director Lance Bangs.

April 15th Space Gallery - Portland, ME
** Q&A via Skype with director Lance Bangs

April 15th FilmBar - Phoenix, AZ

April 16th Music Box - Chicago, IL
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs and others TBA.

April 16th Farish Theater - Lexington, KY

April 16th Gateway Film Center - Columbus, OH

April 16th Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Kansas City, MO

April 19th The Hollywood Dormont - Pitsburgh, PA

April 30th Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA

May 22nd Brooks Museum of Art - Memphis, TN


That's all for now!

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New Book Documents the Rock and Roll Conquests (And Misbahavior) of the Jesus Lizard, Book Tour with Band Members Begins



The Jesus Lizard are on tour again (sort of)! Earlier this month, Akashic Books released The Jesus Lizard Book - a stylish, over-sized, three-pound coffee-table masterpiece, presenting and exploring this legendary quartet. The book includes full-color as well as black-and-white tour photos and personal photos from the band, written contributions by all four members of The Jesus Lizard, reproductions of band posters, a delicious recipe by David Yow, a complete list of every show the band played, biographical material of each member from childhood to the demise of the band in 1999, and plenty of additional archival material to entertain. Also included are original writings from Corey Rusk, Steve Albini, Andy Gill, Mike Watt, Hank Williams III, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, KRK, Guy Picciotto, and many more.

To celebrate, David Yow, David Wm. Sims, and Mac McNeilly will appear together (for the first time since their 2009 reunion tour) at book events in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. But it all starts tonight in Austin, Texas! Details for all appearances below:

March 14th 7:00 pm Book People - Austin, TX
* moderated by Raoul Hernandez (The Ausin Chronicle)

March 25th 7:00 pm Barnes & Noble Union Square - New York, NY
* moderated by Sasha Frere-Jones

March 26th 7:00 pm WORD Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
* moderated by Johnny Temple (Akashic Books, Girls Against Boys)

March 27th 7:00 pm Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
* with special guests Joe Meno and Megan Stielstra
* hosted by Rian Murphy (Drag City)
* Free with RSVP in advance, $8 at the door. You can RSVP HERE

March 28th 7:00 pm Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
* moderated by Horatio Sanz * presented by Book Soup

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Debut 7"s By The Fix To Be Repressed And Released Together On April 15th For the First Time Since 1981



Available April 15th, 2014! Just in time for Record Store Day, Touch and Go Records has repressed "Vengeance / In This Town" and "Jan's Rooms" - the debut releases by essential Midwest punk pioneers The Fix (long out of print since the initial 1981 pressings sold out shortly after release).

Only 200 copies of their first 7” "Vengeance / In This Town" were ever issued (in early 1981), and only 1000 copies of their "Jan's Rooms" 7” were ever issued (in late 1981). Original copies of "Jan's Rooms" received one of 2 different inserts, but never both inserts together. Today, the original 7"s sell for thousands of $$ online.

Packaged together in a 2-pocket vinyl gatefold wallet, both 7" reissues are printed exactly as per the 1981 originals - no art, text, or obsolete contact information on the sleeves, inserts or labels has been added, changed, or removed (see contents video below). The "Vengeance / In This Town" 7" sleeve is offset printed with a half-flap back cover as per the 1981 original. "Jan's Rooms consists of a silk-screened sleeve and exact reprints of both the inserts as was done in 1981, including custom spray paint by Steve Miller (vocals, The Fix) and Tesco Vee (vocals, The Meatmen). This double 7" package is limited to 1000 copies worldwide and is signed by both Steve Miller (vocals) and Craig Calvert (guitarist).


Steve Miller and Tesco Vee - Insert spray-painting session


Steve Miller signing 1000 7" sleeves for upcoming double 7" pack


But who the hell are The Fix and why should you care? Quite possibly the best hardcore band you never heard of. The Fix was one of the very earliest Midwest punk/hardcore bands and the second band to be released by Touch and Go Records (in 1981). Blazing away along with the Necros and The Meatmen, The Fix
were part of the beginning foundation of Touch and Go Records.

Vocalist Steve Miller, guitarist Craig Calvert, bassist Mike Achtenberg, and drummer Jeff Wellman created super fast and ferocious music that never failed to blow away those who were lucky enough to witness one of their live shows or buy one of their 7”s. After only 22 months, The Fix broke up on News Years Day 1982 in San Francisco after a final unscheduled show with the Effigies, Dead Kennedys, Flipper, and Anti-Pasti. Steve and Mike went on to form another essential Michigan band Blight with Tesco Vee of The Meatmen.

You can PRE-ORDER from Touch and Go Records HERE


Check out the video below for all the packaging details on this limited reissue release:



VENGEANCE / IN THIS TOWN

Side A: Vengeance
Side B: In This Town

JAN'S ROOMS

Side A: Cos The Elite * The Truth Right Now
Side B: Signals In Distress * Off To War

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Theatrical Screenings of SLINT Documentary BREADCRUMB TRAIL Announced



THIS IS NEWS! Especially if you live in a city with a "** Q&A"... Oh, to live in LA or Louisville!!!

You haven't watched the trailer yet? Go HERE now, and TRY to control your excitement, please.

Whether or not you live in one of the lucky cities below, don't forget you can own a DVD of this 90-minute feature length documentary (including bonus footage you won't see in the theater!) if you purchase the Slint - Spiderland (remastered) Box Set. Pre-order your box set today directly from Touch and Go records, just click HERE.

Theatrical Screenings for BREADCRUMB TRAIL listed below (more showings to be announced):

March 11th & 12th Cinefamily - Los Angeles, CA
** Q&A with Brian McMahan, David Pajo, Britt Walford, David Yow, and director Lance Bangs. Film Introduction by 33 1/3 Spiderland book author Scott Tennent.

March 14th & 15th PhilaMOCA - Philadelphia, PA
** Q&A with David Pajo and director Lance Bangs

March 15th Cinefamily - Los Angeles, CA

March 16th The Black Cat - Washington, DC
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 17th Nitehawk Cinema - Brooklyn, NY
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 18th Cable Car Cinema - Providence, RI
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

March 20th Roxie Theater - San Francisco, CA
** Q&A with Brian McMahan and director Lance Bangs

March 21st Flywheel Collective - Easthampton, MA

March 23rd Hollywood Theater - Portland, OR
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

April 3rd Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs

April 3rd The Earl - Atlanta, GA
** Introduction by Henry Owings

April 7th Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theater Downtown - Austin, TX

April 14th Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
** Q&A with Brian McMahan, David Pajo, Britt Walford, Todd Brashear, and director Lance Bangs.

April 15th Space Gallery - Portland, ME
** Q&A via Skype with director Lance Bangs

April 16th Music Box - Chicago, IL
** Q&A with director Lance Bangs and others TBA.

April 16th Farish Theater - Lexington, KY

April 16th Gateway Film Center - Columbus, Ohio

April 30th Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA

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