Wednesday, October 31, 2007


for the last few months its been my distinct pleasure to be playing in solah, a post-metal/noise/drone band with jay blanchard from spitting out teeth. our debut ep, darkcar, is available now free of charge at said blog. its basically two long tracks of loud, mangled guitar and synth with deep drum rolls and cymbal mayhem. being our first effort its rough in spots but pretty damn awesome if you'll allow me to say. in the next month or two expect some live shows, hopefully with a four piece band. also, a hard copy cd release. and, in early '08, a full length release. give it a listen and give feedback. word

Sunday, October 21, 2007

burlington sounds

hi friends,
just a quick note to let you know about a show coming up.
tom, who played a couple months back in charalambides, is coming back
to burlington to play a solo set.
kurt and ruth are part the brattleboro band, feathers. theyll both be
playing solo sets as well.
should be a nice evening of music.
spread the word and bring a friend!
see you all soon.


tom carter (of charalambides)
kurt weisman (of feathers)
ruth garbus (of feathers)

firehouse gallery
149 church st.
burlington VT

friday, october 26th

Thursday, October 11, 2007

also "party star" at club metronome in like 5 hours...

hope to post more soon...


Monday, October 01, 2007

phil spector

so phil spector got a mistrial, huh? not surprised- and not because i subscribe to the 'celebreties get away with everything' way of thinking. i dont believe that- and this summers paris hilton thing proves that- they threw the book much harder at her than they would have me. anyway, i watched a lot of the spector trial this summer and even though it looks like phil is shithouse crazy and has probably waved guns at people before- i really dont think he did it, and if he did- not purposely. whether he will be found financially responsible for her death, like oj, has yet to be seen. but i'll always have a soft spot for phil spector and his wall of sound- the ronettes fucking rule!

Friday October 5th
@ The Monkey House, Winooski
Horse Feathers (Portland, OR)
Johanna Kunin (Seattle, Wash)
Farm (Enosburg, VT)
Doors 8pm Show 9pm
$6 21+ $9 Under age

Johanna Kunin

Seattle-based Johanna Kunin grew up and draws her inspiration from the 10,000-lake-land of Minnesota. She describes herself as: "Midnight tangos with ghosts, journeys into the minds of suicidal insects, childhood memories set off-kilter by bad dreams" Her self-released debut full-length, "Clouds Electric" came out last August, and since then she has been touring in support, earning high marks from radio stations such as KCRW and being described as an "extraordinarily gifted singer" (Seattle Times). Says Damien Jurado: "Johanna Kunin is a strong force and her confidence really comes through...Her arrangements and melodies are perfect. I would give anything for a sliver of her talents."

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Justin Ringle moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, and began to play open mics regularly under the moniker Horse Feathers. In 2005 Peter Broderick heard two songs that Justin had recorded in a friend's basement, and proceeded to track Justin down via the internet. Shortly after that, the two started playing music together. For the most part, Justin writes the songs initially, and then Peter helps to arrange them with varying instrumentation. The resulting sound is music. or


Farm is the Enosburgh based folk-indie-experimental trio. The members of Farm constantly switch instruments so there is no permanent player of anything. If you don't like the way something sounds don't worry it will all change by the next song. They play a wide variety of instruments including, synthesizer, organ, wurlitzer electric piano, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, trumpet, harmonica, horsehead fiddle, and a somewhat strange looking drum kit. Their new album "gray birds" has just been released.

eclectic dub

earlier this summer i told you all about eclectic music productions and their failed liberate! music and arts festival- at the last minute they couldnt get the required permits or convince the right people it was a good idea. the show was looking to be an epic event and getting canceled must have been quite a blow. anyway, not to be discouraged emp is putting on a show this thursday 10/4 at club metronome. come enjoy the reggae / afro-beat / indie stylings of giant panda guerilla dub squad-roots reggae and experimental dub. north american international body music. dig it...