Gabe sent an e-mail out today announcing a couple of quick web related updates from The Murder City Devils. First that a load of photos have been posted on their Flickr profile and then also that they’ve joined the world of Twitter. The band also has a new web site at www.themurdercitydevils.com and in bigger and actual non-virtual news is that the band has a set of of February tours dates scheduled. They still definitely rank in the top live performances I’ve seen so if you have a chance, check it out.
Here they are:
02/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
02/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
02/13: Vancouver, WA @ Commodore Ballroom
02/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
02/15: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
02/16: Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
02/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
Forget the fact that your Chinese calendar may inform you that 2009 is the year of the ox. The original lineup of The Jesus Lizard – David Yow, Duane Denison, David Wm. Sims, and Mac McNeilly – are reuniting for a brief string of performances in 2009 that will have fans of the group which disbanded back in 1999 declaring 2009 to be the year of the Lizard. The first performance will be at the All Tomorrow’s Parties “The Fans Strike Back” event in the UK in early May with a final performance occurring in Chicago some time in November.
Touch and Go Records is also doing what it can to support the year of the Lizard, reissuing four remastered releases by the group – Head, Goat, Liar, and Down with expanded packaging on LP and CD in May.
Earlier today Pretty Girls Make Graves announced on their website that their tour in May will be the band’s last due to the departure of Nick DeWitt.
From the PGMG Website:
We are sorry to announce that our upcoming tour in May will be our last. Nick quit the band and the rest of us feel like it wouldnâ€™t be right to continue on without him. The 5 of us feel very lucky to have met and worked with some truly amazing people over the years. Thank you all so muchâ€¦.
Tacoma, Washington group Some By Sea will be perforing their final show this Friday at Hell’s Kitchen in Tacoma. I can’t really think of a better venue for any Tacoma group to close out their career. I’m sad that I never got around to seeing the band perform live here in Seattle, but I’m not sure if I’ll be making the trip down south to Tacoma. If you go, please give me the scoop on the performance!
Be sure to check out the tracks available on their MySpace profile.