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CMJ is gearing up again and this year looks to be amazing. FROM ASHES RISE are coming out from Portland, THE LOVED ONES are making their Jade Tree debut, and DESPISTADO are driving all the way from Canada to rock your socks off. Any way you cut it, this is a stellar show with PAINT IT BLACK, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, and BREATHER RESIST rounding out the bill.
If that’s not enough, in addition to our CMJ showcase at CBGB we’ve decided to take advantage of our proximity to Philadelphia and launch a secondary bash at the First Unitarian Church. Both gigs promise to be to be killer, so if you live on the East Coast you really have no excuse but to head out and say hello…you really can’t go wrong.
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Saturday, October 16 Doors 7:30
CBGB – 315 Bowery, NYC
$12 advance/door, 16 +
Advance tickets are available
From Ashes Rise 12:00-12:45
These Arms Are Snakes 11:00-11:45
Paint it Black 10:15-10:45
Breather Resist 9:30-10:00
The Loved Ones 8:00-8:30 (Ex The Curse, Trial by Fire, Kid Dynamite)
Sunday, October 17 Doors 6:00
First Unitarian Church
22nd and Chestnut, Philadelphia
$8 / All Ages
Advance tickets are available
From Ashes Rise
Paint It Black
These Arms Are Snakes
It’s been a busy year for PEDRO THE LION; the boys from Seattle released the critically lauded Achilles Heel, toured endlessly with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, John Vanderslice, and Tilly and The Wall, dropped a tour-only EP of covers and rarities, and posted downloadable live tracks from their gigs garnering an amazing 250,000 downloads in a mere 40 days.
So in keeping with their madman momentum, PEDRO THE LION will be heading back out on the road beginning November 8th with the shoegazing Starflyer 59 in tow as support.
Please consult the Pedro The Lion for current dates.
While Canada has, for the most part, been fairly peaceful of late, early this week a rumbling began as Saskatchewan based four-piece DESPISTADO cranked up their amps up to 11 and laid out their plans to land at the 2004 Jade Tree CMJ Showcase with brethren From Ashes Rise, These Arms Are Snakes, Paint It Black, Breather Resist, and The Loved Ones. Turns out the band, still hot on the heels of The Emergency Response (JT1096), thought it’d be best to spend a few weeks slaying the folks at home before getting to NYC. So they spin through most of the north beginning in Edmonton and landing back in Halifax after hitting the Jade Tree Philadelphia Showcase on the 17th of October…kick ass!
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES debut full length, Oxeneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home (JT1097) comes screeching it’s way into stores today. Produced by Matt Bayles (From Ashes Rise, Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves) the album sparkles with a tight, visceral momentum. A danceable mixture of squelching hooks and throbbing atmosphere, both angular and infectious this is the record THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES set out to make, a confident testimonial, a vicious revision, and a true confrontation in every sense of the word. The band has been sweating up a storm the last few weeks currently on the road with the Richmond-bred Engine Down, kicking a mix of new tracks as well as all the hits off of last years EP.
Our buddies over at will be releasing the vinyl and be sure to check the band out as they finish out this leg of the tour and plan to terrorize the country beginning November 10th with the noise cowboys in Isis.
Please consult the These Arms Are Snakes for current dates.
Everyone’s favorite brash and rowdy five-some, THE EXPLOSION, are at long last back with a new record and beginning September 24th will be hitting the road to tell you all about it. The boys from Boston plan to hit both coasts with raspy punk legends Social Distortion touring in anticipation of the soon to be released Black Tape, on Virgin Records. For those in the dark THE EXPLOSION kicked off their career with Jade Tree releasing both their self-titled EP (JT1047) and the flasterpiece Flash Flash Flash (JT1051) in 2000. So be sure to head out and see the band perform all the old hits and new classics as well, while you’re at it go to their site to hear new tracks off the record, see some photos from the studio, and check out other assorted electro-goodies.
Please consult the The Explosion for current dates.