SUPER excited to see Ego Likeness next Sunday night at Ground Zero in Minneapolis! Info:
Just posted a brand new interview with Donna Lynch and Steven Archer of Ego Likeness over at kiltedfarmer.com. Ego Likeness are on tour this November and December, stopping in Minneapolis on November 17.
My first video from Coldwaves II has been uploaded. This is Evil Mothers, featuring Curse Mackey on vocals. They went on just after I arrived and I was quite impressed.
Indie all ages, no alcohol venue The Warehouse in La Crosse, Wi still needs your help! Check out this update from www.warehouserocks.com and help keep this amazing venue alive. Every little bit helps. I sure hope we get to see what kind of cool things this organization can do as a non-profit.
DEAF EAR RECORDS here in La Crosse generously matched $5000 worth of individual donations with a $5000 donation of their own last week. A donor from Minnesota who wishes to remain anonymous has come forward to match the next $5000 in donations. When the contributons hit $26,075, he’ll kick in $5000, taking the total to $31,075.
ALL OF THIS IS CRUCIAL. The bank has extended the time to raise money to resolve the back property taxes, mortgage, and past due bills. So we are effectively in the same position as a couple months ago, with the fundraiser a CRUCIAL part in the survival of the Warehouse. There is a deadline of the first week in October to get back the same amount that was originally contributed but returned by IndieGoGo when the goal was not met ($62,446). A secondary deadline of October 17 is to get the amount to $100,000.
Focus here has been on doing a number of things to encourage the contributions, including making all of the previous pledge rewards available (see the panel to the right!) so that if you want to receive something in exchange for helping, you’re got that option. There are some great items, like the limited edition 18x24 silkscreen glow-in-the-dark print of the Warehouse from Rochambo Studios in Minneapolis, some great shirt designs, and some tasty cookies. But any amount can be contributed and is appreciated.
We have created a Board of Directors for a 501c3 organization that will eventually take over managerial duties at the Warehouse. We are restructuring into a non-profit organization that will allow much more flexibility in activities at the Warehouse, as well as funding. It is an exciting time here. So much financial pressure and so close to the edge, yet so much positive energy. The Warehouse will become much more community oriented once we get through this financial crisis.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Several concerts, an auction of donated items, a tattoo-a-thon, a bake sale, and other events are being planned for the near future to further supplement cashflow.
TOUR: Warehouse will be part of Historic Downtown La Crosse Day on Saturday October 12, and we will be giving tours of the building from 11am-5pm. A great time for anyone unfamiliar with the Warehouse to see the place, and for regulars to see The Warehouse in the daylight!
The Bellwether Syndicate - “The Night Watch EP” (The Bellwether Underground, February 14th, 2013)
Founded in 2011, The Bellwether Syndicate is a Chicago based band consisting of William Faith (vox & guitars, ex Christian Death, Shadow Project, Mephisto Waltz, and Faith And The Muse) and…
Tickets for The Foreign Resort, The Bellwether Syndicate and Uzza 11/9 in Minneapolis go on sale Saturday 9/14 at noon.
Ego Likeness at Dragon*CON 2012. This was an excellent show! They’re booking a big US tour currently so you should definitely visit www.egolikeness.com and find all their social media and follow them or like them or whatever because you know you want to go see them.
Band you should know: The Foreign Resort, Denmark. If you like My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, M83 or Jesus & Mary Chain, I’m pretty sure you’ll dig The Foreign Resort.
Today, the Warehouse’s bankers took mercy on the all ages venue. They were completely blown away by the amount of support this little business in La Crosse, Wisconsin received over the past two months. So they’ve given the Warehouse a reprieve. There’s still a long way to go, however, and there are a lot of bills that need to be paid.
Read the summary update on Indiegogo. Read the full update on Facebook.
Head to www.warehouserocks.com to donate, if you are so inclined. And if you were really excited about the Perks from Indiegogo, you can still get them! I am pretty excited about wearing one of those “49 Steps” shirts and have donated to the cause well over the t-shirt’s $30 pledge level.
7 Year Bitch at the Warehouse in La Crosse, Wi. 7 hours remain to save the Warehouse from condo developers. http://www.savethewarehouse.com
Clip of Chemlab at the Warehouse, La Crosse, WI 2010. www.savethewarehouse.com
Jared Louche, Chemlab
This venue’s one of the most important places for independant bands in the country and has been for over 20 years. Chemlab played there more times than I can count, mis-spending much of our fabled youth there rocking out and freaking out under the graces of Stephen Harm and his coterie of incredibly supportive and hungry-for-action employees like Nick Wilhelmy, and enjoying the sick pleasures of some excellent local disturbed noise like Zero Dark 30 (who never got the exposure they deserved, of course). We were always greeted on the street by a band of kids ready, snow or sweat, to hump our ridiculously heavy gear with us up every band’s arch nemesis: those endless fucking flights of eye-wateringly near-vertical stairs. The stage is wide and deep and not too high so I could always caress the glory faces that I’d soon be screaming in, steal people’s cigarettes and dance with total abandon in and amongst the audience knowing that I was in a place that “got” us. The Warehouse, Steve and Co. dug us from very early on, and it was one of the places that did so long before most other places outside the Midwest. The Midwest was years ahead of the rest of the country in swallowing everything we had to deliver, and so we spent a lot of time playing in places like the Warehouse and the Lizard Lounge in Grande Rapids. That a place like this, that’s supportive of the local scene, alcohol-free and hungry to keep doing what it’s been doing for years is in danger is Art Crime.
Cool compilation to help save the Warehouse. There is some pretty interesting stuff on here and I’m only 2 tracks in. Warehouse: A Compilation of Support, Vol. 1 by Various Artists