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Wussy – Strawberry

4th Oct 11 (Tue) 1 comment

I don’t miss Cincinnati much.  I do miss a few choice eateries (Melt, Gajah Wong, Tellers, Lemongrass, tons of Indian) and I do miss being able to see some of my favorite bands play (Over the Rhine, Ric Hordinski, Ash Peacock, Ryan Adcock, Kim Taylor, Ellery, Jason Ludwig/Noctaluca, Wussy… the list could go on for a long time).

Well, I’m happy as a doggie in a strawberry field, because the aforementioned Wussy just put out their fourth full-length studio album – Strawberry.  Wussy’s a fantastic rock quartet made up of Chuck Cleaver, Lisa Walker, Mark Messerly, and Joe Klug.  They write catchy, poppy choruses and meld it perfectly with Midwest Americana-meets-indie-rock grit (or “Midwestern drone” as their press says).

Vocal duties are traded off with Chuck (of the Ass Ponys) and Lisa (of the Magic Words… and of my college days).  The samples I’ve heard so far as right in line with what I love about them.  Go hear for yourself (the entire album is up streaming with a few FREE downloads), and then pick up a copy for yourself on bandcamp (mp3 download or limited CD).

http://wussy.bandcamp.com/album/strawberry

FYI, the CDs are limited to only 100… and I’ve got one coming to me in Oregon, so grab one of the other 99 before it’s too late.  I can’t recommend Wussy, this album, and their prior albums enough.  A+++

Other links for Wussy:
Webpage / FB / MySp / Twit

~Dan – np: Steven WilsonGrace for Drowning

Puscifer – Spring 2010

16th Dec 09 (Wed) 1 comment

Maynard James Keenan is taking Puscifer to the midwest and east coast in Spring 2010… I’d highly recommend the VIP wine tasting tickets, if you can.  It was only an extra $20-25 or so, and you get some Caduceus/Merkin wine and meet Maynard.  This tour is also right on the heels of the release of the Arizona wine documentary Blood Into Wine (click link for trailers).

Mar. 02 – Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage
Mar. 03 – Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage
Mar. 05 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theater
Mar. 06 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theater
Mar. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Mar. 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Mar. 11 – New York, NY – Grand Ballroom
Mar. 13 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Mar. 15 – Boston, MA – Berklee Academy of Music
Mar. 16 – Boston, MA – Berklee Academy of Music
Mar. 19 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater
Mar. 20 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater
Mar. 21 – Lorain, OH (Cleveland) – Lorain Theater
Mar. 23 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theater
Mar. 24 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theater
Mar. 26 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater

Mar. 27 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
Mar. 28 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyles Community Pavilion (added 1/12)
Mar. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater (date changed)
Mar. 30 – St Louis, MO – Roberts Orpheum Theater (canceled)
Mar. 31 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Apr. 02 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theater
Apr. 03 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theater

Have fun, folks!  Puscifer in Portland last month was a blast or two. :)

~Dan – np: My Brightest DiamondShark Remixes, Vol 4: DM Stith

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