LATEST JADE TREE BAND: CHALLENGER

Jade Tree’s newest band is CHALLENGER, which features MILEMARKER’S backbone and main creative forces, Al Burian and Dave Laney.

CHALLENGER is no mere project or one-off, but rather an entirely new group that builds upon MILEMARKER’S intensity, yet offers something wholly different. Reminiscent of the abrasive and pummeling energy of bands such as Husker Du and Sonic Youth, CHALLENGER songs are non-stop, scratchy, fuzzed out affairs of speed driven post-punk. But CHALLENGER refuses to lose itself just to keep pace with its meaty bursts, providing a generous roadmap of melody buried within the scrawl and totally refining the classic guitar determined origins of American indie music in the process.

CHALLENGER has just completed recording their debut full-length with A.J. Mogis (Statistics, The Faint, Cursive) at Presto Studios in Omaha. The ten-song Give People What They Want In Lethal Doses LP/CD (JT1092) is due to hit the streets in early 2004. Prior to the release, CHALLENGER plans to get familiar with audiences by staying out on the road beginning in October.

Please consult the Challenger for current dates.

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JADE TREE 2003 CMJ SHOWCASE ANNOUNCED

Jade Tree’s 2003 CMJ showcase will take place on Friday, October 24 at North Six in Brooklyn, NY and looks as if it might be one of the best yet! With a heavy emphasis on new Jade Tree bands along with co-headliners DENALI and STRIKE ANYWHERE, this is the must see CMJ event. Be there or be square!

JADE TREE 2003 CMJ SHOWCASE

STRIKE ANYWHERE 12:00 – 1:00
DENALI 11:15 – 11:45
PAINT IT BLACK 10:30 – 11:00
ESTER DRANG 9:45 – 10:15
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES 9:00 – 9:30
STATISTICS 8:15 – 8:45
CHALLENGER 7:30 – 8:00 (new MILEMARKER band)

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2003

VENUE:
North Six
66 N. 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

DOORS: 7PM

ALL AGES (Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

ADMISSION: $12 Advance/Door

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STRIKE ANYWHERE BEGIN US TOUR SUPPORTING BOUNCING SOULS

STRIKE ANYWHERE begin their US tour supporting The Bouncing Souls today. The band is out in advance of the release of their sophomore album, Exit English LP/CD (JT1087), which will be released September 30. All dates listed below subject to change. Please consult the Jade Tree Tour page for updates.

All Dates w/ The Bouncing Souls (Except Eastern Canada)

September
24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga (3609 Forbes Ave)
25: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre (5000 Euclid Ave)
26: Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s (65 E Huron)
27: Chicago, IL @ Metro (3730 N Clark)
28: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (701 First Ave N)
30: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (935 E Coflax)

October
1: SLC, UT @ DV8 (115 S West Temple)
3: Seattle, WA @ Graceland (109 Eastlake Ave E)
4: Seattle, WA @ Graceland (109 Eastlake Ave E)
5: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (1332 East Burnside)
6: Sacramento, CA @ Colonial Theatre (3522 Stockton Blvd)
7: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (333 11th St)
8: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (333 11th St)
9: Hollywood, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre (6126 Hollywood Blvd)
10: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica Blvd)
11: San Diego, CA @ Soma (3350 Sports Arena Blvd)
12: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (200 W Second Ave)
14: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (3950 Las Vegas Blvd S)
15: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee (730 N Mill Ave)
17: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (603 Red River)
18: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (2706 White Oak Dr)
19: Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Hall (1401 W Intendencia St)
20: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Cafe (200 N First St)
21: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues (1490 E Buena Vista Dr)
22: Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Club Venu (100 SW 3rd Ave)
23: Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade (1502 E 7th Ave)
24: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (695 North Ave NE)
25: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (33 E Main St)
27: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (317 Monticello Ave)
28: State College, PA @ Crowbar (420 E College Ave)
29: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (204 N Water St)
30: Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom (15 Lansdowne St)
31: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony (913 Ocean Ave)

November
1: Washington, DC @ Nation (1015 Half St SE)
2: New York, NY @ CBGB (315 Bowery)

Eastern Canada

All dates with City of Caterpillar

November
4: London, ON @ Call The Office (216 York St)
6: Ottawa, ON @ Babylon (317 Bank St)
7: Quebec City @ L’Anti (725 D’Abraham)

For further booking information: [EMAIL]doitbk@aol.com[/EMAIL]

GIRLS AGAINST BOYS BACK UP GINA GERSHON ON "PREY FOR ROCK & ROLL" TOUR

Johnny, Scott and Alexis of GIRLS AGAINST BOYS are playing a bunch of shows with actress Gina Gershon in support of her new movie “Prey for Rock & Roll”. They will be playing all of her songs and possibly one or two of GVSB songs. Jade Tree has no idea what to expect, but it should certainly be interesting to say the least.

Please consult the Girls Against Boys for current dates.