Emperor X : The Orlando Sentinel LP

I was in Europe for a few days for my friends’ wedding and got to hang out with Chad from Emperor X in Berlin for a couple of days. Always great to see him. I brought back a few copies of his latest album, The Orlando Sentinel, on vinyl and have them for sale in the online store. If you’d prefer to listen before you buy (and if you haven’t yet, you really should), head over to the Emperor X bandcamp site. You can also pick up The Blythe Archives Vol. 1 one-sided LP and Western Teleport, if you don’t have these great releases.


Unwed Sailor August Tour

Unwed Sailor is going out on the road this August.

16 August : Oklahoma City, OK. Blue Note
17 August : Tulsa, OK. Guthrie Green
19 August : Athens, GA. The Caledonia Lounge
20 August : Knoxville, TN. Preservation Pub
21 August : Chapel Hill, NC. Local 506
22 August : Washington, DC. DC9 Nightclub
24 August : Brooklyn, NY. Union Hall
25 August : Philadelphia, PA. Boot & Saddle
27 August : Newport, KY. The Southgate House Revival
28 August : Bloomington, IN. The Bishop
29 August : Chicago, IL. Schubas Tavern
30 August : Des Moines, IA. Vaudeville Mews
31 August : Kansas City, MO. The Riot Room

Get out to see them play when they’re near you!


Crime & Punishment Brewing Co.

I’m involved with a group of people who are launching the Crime & Punishment Brewing Co. in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia. This Wednesday, 23 July, I’m hosting The Collection and Ortolan who will play the brewery at 2711 Girard Ave. Doors at 7pm. Ortolan at 8pm, The Collection at 9pm. $7-$10 sliding scale suggested donation. Sample some of the beers from this new brewery  while watching two great bands. There is a Facebook event for more information.
The Collection “The Gown of Green” video is streaming on NPR.
The Collection’s new album is streaming at the A.V. Club
Ortolan Covered in Black can be heard at their bandcamp site