Tonight is the night for the Philadelphia City Paper Music Awards. Denison and I will be in attendance in our formal attire to find out how he fares for his nomination as Best Folk Performer/Group. If we finish in time, I might take life into my own hands and check out the Locust who are playing at the First Unitarian Church tonight.
Circle of Birds artwork is underway. Oakland artist Jamie Hunt will be doing drawings for the release, his work was featured in Little Engines #2 (an excellent magazine that I highly recommend). Final mixing will happen after Johnathon, Casey, and Dave are all back from the Pedro the Lion/Damien Jurado/T.W. Walsh tour.
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Denison Witmer is now opening for The Church next Tuesday, 23 April, at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. Awesome! Hope to see you there.
I am choking in indie rock fantasy baseball, down to 6th place, bringing shame to the btv name. Some interesting news about David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar making friends again. And I thought stuff like that only happened on VH1 these days.
Soul Junk 1957 LPs are now available on-line. Don’t forget the new Pedro the Lion Control specials. The first few orders will get a free poster. hey hey. Some new releases have also been added to the on-line store, including a Jade Tree compilation with unreleased tracks from Jets to Brazil, Pedro, and others.
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Boston was an enjoyable place to go, plenty of wandering and eating and drinking and record shopping, etc ,visits to Back Bay, Harvard Square, and the historical spots. Props to Newbury Comics on Newbury Street for having several btv releases in stock. I do wonder why the T trolleys say they only accept coins and no dollar bills? This is the great mystery.
Denison Witmer was nominated for the Philadelphia City Paper Music Awards in the Best Folk Performer/Group category. Denison and I will be at the Trocadero Theatre on Thursday for the awards ceremony.
Denison and the Six Parts Seven have added almost all of the tracks for Philadelphia Songs. There are some small additions and vocals to be added which will happen in the first week of may. Incidentally, Edan Cohen, who has recorded many of the extra parts and will man the healm during mixing is one of the City Paper Music Awards nominees for Best Producer, as is Brian McTear who recorded The Trouble with Sweeney’s Dear Life full-length.
Denison is playing two shows in Virginia, one tonight and one tomorrow. Hope you catch him.
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