Monday, June 29, 2009

October and the Butthole Surfers

Start making plans for October because two dates have already been announced: October 1st the Butthole Surfers will be playing at Pop Montreal with Dinosaur, Jr. and Lou Barlow+The Missingmen.

Then on to the Riot Fest in Chicago on October 7th, opening night, they will be playing with The House That Gloria Vanderbilt, and some other very interesting bands in the following days.

One week later on October 14th, head to Portland's McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for an all ages show (bring the kiddies!). Then October 16th in San Francisco at The Grand At The Regency Center and October 18th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Soulsavers Album to Feature Gibby Haynes

According to NME, Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, Mike Patton of Faith No More, Richard Hawley and Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers will be on the next, and 3rd, Soulsavers album. Gibby will sing on a track called "Death Bells." Additionally, Will Oldham is involved with this project ("Bonnie Prince Billy") who is something of a current phenom and keeps popping up on my radar. I tried listening, but I just didn't get the hype.