Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Don't miss it! BOAT, Black Whales, Typhoon, Ritchie Young (of Loch Lomond) and the Riot Act DJ Wrecking Crew are going to jingle yr jangle (what?) at Mississippi Studios TONIGHT. Get there early, as there's no cover--but donations are being taken at the door that'll go to Multiple Sclerosis research, thanks to our amazing, amazing, amazing bands. MERRY HAPPY, YOUSE GUYS.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
You heard me right! 2009's break out band of the year is closing down the oughts at the Cake Shop in New York City... $15 gets you a free pbr and the shreddiest new year's eve party in the city. Not to be missed!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Visqueen and frontwoman, Rachel Flotard, capped off an amazing year last night opening for Vampire Weekend and Muse at Seattle's "Deck The Hall Ball!"
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
You know Dr. Raul Pastor Medal, the Spanish musician/neuroscientist we've been telling you about? Well, here he is, playing "El Rio De Los Nudos" live here in PDX at the always great-sounding Mississippi Studios. Chad Crouch, Hush Records label head (Hush is putting out the "La Espera, La Siembra Y La Cosecha" full-length on 180g gatefold vinyl on 1/12/10) shot the video in HD. Aside from watching the video, please do check out Rauelsson's "Debutantes" EP, which is now available via donation or free at the Hush Shop, HERE.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Jesus Christmas, it was hard for everyone to pick a first song to share with everyone off Shellshag's upcoming "Rumors In Disguise"---you know why? THERE ARE SO MANY DAMNED JAMS that hit you so, so hard that selecting the right one to be the first one just seemed absurd. But, we did. And here it is: listen. Enjoy.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
WE RAISED OVER $2,400 LAST NIGHT.
Chris, Justin, and I are completely blown away.
Not only will the school have a new floor, but textbooks, supplies, and enough to go to 3 different other charities. Our first stop on 12/17 is in Cambodia. We'll be visiting the Angkor Children's hospital and the Savong school before our trek into Laos and into Vietnam.
WE NOW HAVE MORE GIFTS THAN WE THOUGHT POSSIBLE, ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!!"
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
DON GIOVANNI RECORDS ANNOUNCES LABEL SHOWCASE @ BOWERY BALLROOM, SAT., 2/6/10, NYC, NY: It’s been a heck of an ’09 for New Brunswick, NJ’s Don Giovanni Records, and it’ll be an even more amazing ’10 for the label and its family of extraordinary bands. Everyone is beyond excited to announce that this year’s Don Giovanni Showcase show will take place at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, February 6th, 2010—tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door, and the show starts at 6 PM. Get there early to see the Groucho Marxists, Black Wine, The Measure, Jeff the Brotherhood, Screaming Females, Forgetters and headliners Shellshag, whose incredible new record, Rumors in Disguise, is out the following Tuesday, February 9th. Black Wine (ex-Ergs) will be playing from their debut self-titled full-length (out December 15th), and the Females will play songs from their brand new Singles collection (also out the following Tuesday, February 9th) as well as from ‘09’s Power Move! Don’t miss this amazing night.
SCREAMING FEMALES: SINGLES (DON GIOVANNI, 2/09/10): 2009 will go down as the year that everyone—EVERYONE—started to take notice of Screaming Females in the wake of the release of their third LP (and their first on a label of any kind), Power Move (Don Giovanni, April, 2009). From their first TV appearances (dancing with puppets on Chicago’s cult public access TV show, “Chic-a-Go-Go”, then making their national TV debut as a musical guest on MTV’s “It’s On! With Alexa Chung”), first multi-page national print media press and having lead Female Marissa Paternoster be named “Best Shredder in New York City 2009” by the Village Voice to being the band that everyone from Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys personally asked to tour with, 2009’s been quite the weird and exciting year for Screaming Females. After all, they’re doing exactly what they’ve done, the way they’ve always done it…organically, with friends. It’s just that now all of these people are noticing how amazing they are. And they can, y’know, quit their day jobs in lieu of touring all the time and recording new material with both their own band and their side projects because of it. Amen to that, right?
Prior to working with Don Giovanni, itself a staple of the New Brunswick, NJ scene, the band did everything themselves, the way you’re supposed to before it’s time for a label to step in and help facilitate things. This collection, Singles, is six songs from four now-rare Females 7”s, and comes with liner notes written by drummer Jarrett Dougherty and images of the original 7” artwork penned by Paternoster (did you know she does all the band’s artwork? It’s true. Bassist King Mike draws, too, but that’s another story for another day). If you are one of the many who have just this year been introduced to Screaming Females, Singles is here to take you to the School of Deep Cuts.
FEBRUARY 2010 SCREAMING FEMALES SINGLES TOUR W/JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD: The Females’ Singles tour kicks off with the Don Giovanni Label Showcase, and may be coming to a town near you! Many more details will be announced soon. So far:
Sat Feb 6 - Bowery Ballroom - Don Giovanni Showcase - NYC
Sun Feb 7 - Washington, DC
Mon Feb 8 - Asheville, NC
Tue Feb 9 - Athens, GA
Wed Feb 10 - Gainesville, FL
Thu Feb 11 - Tallahassee, FL
Fri Feb 12 - New Orleans, LA
Sat Feb 13 - Houston, TX
Sun Feb 14 - Austin, TX
Mon Feb 15 - Dallas, TX
Tue Feb 16 - Memphis, TN
Wed Feb 17 - Nashville, TN
Thu Feb 18 - Birmingham, AL
Fri Feb 19 - Atlanta, GA
Sat Feb 20 - Durham, NC
Sun Feb 21 - Baltimore, MD
Mon Feb 22 - Philadelphia, PA
“Her name is Marissa Paternoster, and she is 2009’s answer to Sleater-Kinney’s 2006 breakup, using her throaty pipes and serious chops to channel that trio’s femme-shredder legacy to a new generation.”—Rolling Stone
“The last three “guitar heroes” I saw were women: Marnie Stern, Kaki King, and Marissa Paternoster of the the Screaming Females.”—Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker
“The Females recently toured with the Dead Weather; no idea how Jack White had the balls to even walk out onstage after Pasternoster was done with it, or how there was still a stage left at all. Call it Guitar Hero: Riot Grrrl. Bow down.”.”—Village Voice, named Marissa Paternoster NYC’s Best Guitar Shredder 2009
“Fuck the Dead Weather. Also Fuck P.J. Harvey, Karen O., Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith and any other clever girl-rocker comparisons people have been making to Marissa Paternoster of the Screaming Females. And not just the guitar chicks. Fuck Jimi Hendrix. Fuck Jimmy Page. Fuck power trios that don't start with Screaming and end in Females (I'm looking at you Cream and Nirvana). Fuck Jack White. Fuck Meg White. Fuck the Queens of the Stone Age. Fuck the Kills. While we're at it, fuck people who hold up their iPhones to take five-minute videos of the Dead Weather. The Screaming Females killed last night at Terminal 5. The Dead Weather, eh. I could have done without.”—New York Press
(DON GIOVANNI, 2/9/10)
1. Arm over Arm
2. Zoo of Death
3. Cortez the Killer
4. No Being Disgusting
5. Pretty Okay
6. I Do
Bio, photos, cover art, MP3s, etc:
Don Giovanni Records:
Monday, November 30, 2009
Can you believe it's December tomorrow? Neither can we---but it's the true truth! Just because it's the month of weird record sales trends and treacherous road conditions doesn't mean that Riot Act artists are taking a break--quite to the contrary. Why, many of us are even throwing down holiday-style....most overtly, the amazing Portland Cello Project, who are kicking off a triad of Holiday Spectacular (tm) shows this Friday at Portland's Aladdin Theater (see below for Eugene & Seattle show details). Ben Davis, Black Wine, Blunt Mechanic, Church, Finn Riggins, Glorytellers, Screaming Females and Visqueen will all be jammin' some serious show action as well--WHOA!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
All Smiles' brand new five-song "Fall Never Fell" EP is available tomorrow through www.allsmilesmusic.com, all digital retailers, and at shows! Also--get this--between now and Dec. 25th, the digital version of All Smiles' mind-blowing full-length, "Oh For The Getting and Not Letting Go", will be available for only $5 if and only if you go to www.allsmilesmusic.com. While you're there, you can also grab "The Comparison Blouse" EP (also out tomorrow!), comprised of five demos from the OFTGANLG sessions, free of charge.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
AND, if you haven't already, listen to "Wax and Wire" via Largehearted Boy, check out an awesome interview with Ritchie Young on Oregon Music News and read what Pampelmoose had to say about the band---plus, look for the EP review in next month's SPIN! Paste says: "If you can't get enough of the spiritual children of Nick Drake (Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, Sun Kil Moon, Alexi Murdoch), Portland Oregon's Loch Lomond is your new favorite band."
Monday, November 9, 2009
The Portland sextet makes a second stop by our studios at the end of a busy year, capped off next week by the release of their Night Bats EP. They talk music videos (specifically, this one), Bee Gees covers and the name change that wasn’t, and shed some light on the full-length they’re prepping for a 2010 release, Little Me Will Start a Storm.
Look for three Oregon dates from the band surrounding the Night Batsrelease: Nov. 9th at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendelton; Nov. 10th at The Woods in Portland; and Nov. 11th at the Univ. of Oregon in Eugene. They then begin a string of dates down the California coast at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco on Nov. 12th. Plus, don’t miss Loch Lomond on an upcoming edition of OPB-TV’s Art Beat, including footage shot during our session.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The past two days have been big days for Rachel Flotard and Visqueen. Yesterday an amazing article came out in Huffington Post on her, the band, her new label, her new record and more... Read it here!