Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
On the heals of releasing their final two (in a series of four) split singles, Young Widows embark on an epic North American tour. Go see them live, bring earplugs, buy their records. You wont be disappointed.
Oct 1 @ Granada, Lawrence, KS w/ Thursday, The Fall of Troy
Oct 2 @ Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO w/ Thursday, The Fall of Troy
Oct 3 @ In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT w/ Thursday, The Fall of Troy
Oct 28 @ The Mad Hatter, Covington, KY w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Oct 29 @ The Earl, Atlanta, GA w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Oct 30 @ The Fest 8, Gainesville, FL w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Oct 31 @ The Backbooth, Orlando, FL w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Nov 2 @ The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Nov 3 @ Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Nov 4 @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom, Little Rock, AK w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Nov 5 @ Rubbergloves, Denton, TX w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows, Coliseum
Nov 6 @ Rudyard's British Pub, Houston, TX w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows, Coliseum
Nov 7 @ Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX w/ Russian Circles, Coliseum
Nov 8 @ The Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows
Nov 10 @ Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows
Nov 11 @ The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows
Nov 12 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA w/ Russian Circles, Red Sparrows, Helms Alee
Nov 13 @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA w/ Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Nov 14 @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA w/ Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Nov 15 @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA w/ Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Nov 17 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR w/ Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Nov 18 @ Neumos, Seattle, WA w/ Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Nov 19 @ Neurolux, Boise, ID w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 20 @ Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 21 @ Marquis Theater, Denver, CO w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 23 @ The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 24 @ Nutty's, Sioux Falls, SD w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 25 @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN w/ Russian Circles, Git Some
Nov 27 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Nov 28 @ Soundlab, Buffalo, NY w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Nov 30 @ Daniel Street, Milford, CT w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 1 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 2 @ The Middle East, Cambridge, MA w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 3 @ DC9, Washington, DC w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 4 @ First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 6 @ Il Motore, Montreal, QC w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 7 @ Lee's Place, Toronto, ON w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 9 @ The Strut, Kalamazoo, MI w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 10 @ The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 11 @ Skull Alley, Louisville, KY w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Dec 12 @ TBA, Chicago, IL w/ Russian Circles, Phantom Family Halo
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
001 - GG ("Drug Crazed Annimalistic And Cruel")
002 - ODB ("Live Fast. Die")
003 - BELLUSHI ("Still On Welfare")
Pre-orders will end Friday November 6th and all orders will ship Monday November 9th. These will not be sold any other way. So pre-order now.
Shirts are $15 each or $40 for the set. For orders outside of the U.S. add $5 for the first shirt and $2 for each additional shirt.
send paypal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include size and style number in the comments section.
Example: If you live in Mexico and you want an XL GG shirt and the Belushi shirt you will send $37 and the comments will read XL 001, 003
On my most recent hiatus from KOTM, I released a record with three other friends under the moniker "Perfectly Round Records". The first release collects the last recordings of TCT and was put out in an addition of only 131 copies and in conjunction with my 35th birthday. Perfectly Round will continue to release singles in small lathe cut batches that if you don't jump on right away you will probably never see again. Doing this release also helped spark my interest to start up KOTM again.
Some info on this release...
Not many to go around so act fast!!!
$10ppd in the US (foreign orders get in touch)*
Paypal to email@example.com
When ordering list your color preference (pink or blue) and I will try and accommodate.
TCT "play something between Gang Of Four, early Wire, Yummy Fur, and the Urinals".
Check them out here www.myspace.com/tricitythundercats
Some fun facts about TCT...
-This single is limited to a mere 131 copies (49 on blue, 50 on pink, 2 on clear, and 30 test presses).
-Ryan's boyish good looks landed him a gig as The Wipers bass player for awhile. The fact that he can play bass helped too I guess.
-Zeke plays drums in Love As Laughter and can often times be seen hobnobbing with dudes from Modest Mouse.
-Minardi's love for drawing has gotten some of his work on a pair of Converse sneakers as well as almost punched in the face by sketching caricature's of art fair patrons outside Phoenix's best record store.
*Why so much you ask? The smaller the run of records the more expensive each unit turns out to be. With covers, pressing, labels, plates, shipping from the plant, etc. each of these records works out to be a little over $8 cost. Add postage to you the customer and you get a $10ppd record. Like I have said before I am not in this to make money, but breaking even is always nice.
Monday, October 5, 2009
You would think by now I would have moved on, my passion for music would have died and I would have "grown up" alas that is not the case. I am returning from my second (or third?) hiatus to "restart" the label again. Why bother you ask? That is simple, I still love music and this is my chance to share and expose others to the things I love. I have never "gotten rich" off of this and that was never the point or motive. Since I started doing the label back in 1994, this scene has changed and in opinion not for the good. These last few years have especially been rough and painful to witness. It seems every band has a manager, every band has a booking agent, every band wants to be the next "so and so". On the surface the DIY Punk community looks dead but if you dig a little deeper, look beyond MySpace, Pitchfork, and whatever other "hip" vehicle to expose our culture to music, you will find a thriving underground community who believes the message is just as important as the music. A community that believes in making lasting friendships and bonds with a handshake and conversation than a lawyer and a contract. That is why I do it.