kill rock stars hits athens!


Thurs, Feb 22nd, at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens GA:

MEGABAND - the amazing live-music, real-time video game explosion. For the few who haven't seen it: Megaman II being played on an oldschool Nintendo, onstage, projected on a big screen, while Cinemechanica play the soundtrack live.

MARNIE STERN - "For a solo artist, Marnie Stern seriously stirs up a lot of noise. Layering frenetic, in-your-face guitar over half-sung/half-spoken vocals and spastic drumming, the New York-based guitar virtuoso-- who amazed audiences last fall at CMJ-- makes it immediately apparent why she's described by her label as 'The DIY Lady Shredder.'" - Pitchfork Media

BARR - Weird indie-spoken-word-posi artist, featuring on this tour Kevin Shea of Storm and Stress/Talibam!

It's five bucks, and it's happy hour drinks!!!!!

This Flood Covers the Earth tour help?

Hi. I'm Charlie. I play guitar and scream a lot in This Flood Covers the Earth, a post-hardcore band from San Diego along the lines of Botch, City of Caterpillar, Drive Like Jehu, Funeral Diner, Isis, Swing Kids, Unwound, etc. We have a Myspace account with some songs on it that you can listen to here:

We have a split 12"/CD with fellow San Diegans Lanterns that came out this summer, and we have a new 7" coming out on Dood Records mid-December.

So far we've done a west coast tour, a southwest tour, and a full US tour, and are looking to tour the west coast again this winter... however, we've run into some snags with booking and are looking for any help that anyone could give us. This is our itinerary...

12/29 San Diego CA @ the Che Cafe, w/ Comadre, 400 Blows, Secret Fun Club
12/30 Tijuana MEX @ TBA w/ Comadre, I Am Cataclysm
12/31 Riverside CA @ the Parkview, w/ Comadre, Graf Orlock
01/01 Los Angeles CA @ ??? HELP!
01/02 Ventura / Fresno / Bakersfield CA @ ??? HELP!
01/03 San Francisco CA @ ??? HELP!
01/04 Sacramento CA @ ??? HELP!

01/05 Sonoma CA @ the Shop, w/ Brilliant Red Lights
01/06 Lower Lake CA @ Rebekah's Lodge
01/07 Salem / Eugene OR @ ??? HELP!
01/08 Portland OR @ the Posi Den, w/ Comadre
01/09 Seattle WA @ Camp Nowhere
01/10 Olympia WA @ the Witch House
01/11 Joseph OR @ the Hydrant
01/12 Reno NV @ TBA
01/13 Las Vegas @ ??? HELP!
01/14 Phoenix / Tucson AZ @ ??? HELP!

01/15 San Diego CA @ TBA, w/ Capistrano

If you think you can help us out in any way, shape, or form, we'd really appreciate it. We can be contacted via our Myspace, our email (, or via this medium as well.

Thanks very much for reading.

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R.I.P. 5RC

Kill Rock Stars Retires 5RC
2006-10-23 10:38:30.110,
Story by: Alex Billig

Shortly after announcing the impending departure of label founder Slim Moon for his new post at Nonesuch, Kill Rock Stars has confirmed that its avant-garde offshoot, 5 Rue Christine, will soon be closing up shop indefintely. KRS vice president Maggie Vail explained the situation to Pitchfork, saying, "We're calming down a little bit and not putting out so many records. We'd like to focus on our bands more."

While this decision may allow KRS to provide its bands with additional attention, 5RC's retirement brings into question the future of artists like the Advantage, Excepter and the Robot Ate Me, who are all currently on its roster. At this stage, Vail is still uncertain about the paths each of its artists would take. While some acts have already arranged to switch over to KRS, others may choose, or be forced, to seek deals with other labels.

In the 10 years since its creation in 1997, 5RC has established a name for itself by releasing innovative records by boundry-pushing bands like Hella, Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu. Before becoming "dormant," the label plans to finish out their 2006/2007 plans, which include releasing new full-lengths from the Punks, BARR and Marnie Stern.
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We're pretty fucked... think you can help?

Hey guys, we're more than a week into tour and still looking for some help...

This is for This Flood Covers the Earth and Lanterns.
Flood = screamy epic post-hardcore, hear them here: myspace
Lanterns = loud indie guitar rock, hear them here: myspace

Basically, we're looking for anything, and I will stress ANYTHING at this point. We have our own PA with us, if you could just give us access to your living room or basement or garage for an evening and invite your friends over and let us pass a hat around and try and sell some shit, that would be amazing. A lot of people have been really great and helped out, but a ton of other people flaked on us and pretty much fucked us while we're a thousand miles from home. Any help at all would be amazing, so if you can, please hit us up.

7.20.06 Starry Night, Provo UT
7.21.06 Todd's Bar and Grill, SLC UT
7.22.06 HELP!!! in COLORADO!
7.23.06 the Electric Snake, Wichita KS
7.24.06 HELP!!! in NEBRASKA!
7.26.06 Kighle's House, Duluth MN
7.27.06 Memorial Union Building, Houghton MI
7.28.06 HELP!!! in MICHIGAN!
7.29.06 HELP!!! in MICHIGAN!
7.31.06 HELP!!! in MICHIGAN!
8.01.06 HELP!!! in OHIO!
8.02.06 Westcott Community Center, Syracuse NY
8.03.06 HELP!!! in TORONTO!
8.04.06 (tba), Ottawa
8.05.06 House Show!, Montreal
8.06.06 HELP!!! in NEW ENGLAND!
8.07.06 HELP!!! in NEW ENGLAND!
8.08.06 the Lily Pad, Cambridge MA
8.09.06 Providence Turners, Providence RI
8.10.06 HELP!!! in NEW ENGLAND!
8.11.06 HELP!!! in NEW ENGLAND!
8.12.06 Totally Awesome Fest 3!!!, NH
8.13.06 The Veggieplex Theatre, Philly PA
8.14.06 Mr Roboto Project, Pittsburgh PA
8.18.06 Relative Theory Records, Norfolk VA
8.19.06 HELP!!! in KENTUCKY!
8.20.06 HELP!!! in TENNESSEE!
8.21.06 the Spazzatorium, Greensboro NC
8.22.06 Huger Street House, Columbia SC
8.23.06 Caledonia Lounge (18+), Athens GA
8.24.06 HELP!!! in FLORIDA!
8.25.06 HELP!!! in FLORIDA!
8.28.06 HELP!!! in OKLAHOMA!
8.29.06 Adrian's House, Denton TX
8.30.06 Super Happy Fun Land, Houston TX
9.01.06 Einstein's Revenge, Odessa TX
9.02.06 HELP!!! in NORTH TEXAS!
9.03.06 the Hole, Clovis NM
9.05.06 HELP!!! in EL PASO TX!
9.06.06 HELP!!! in ARIZONA!
9.07.06 HELP!!! in ARIZONA!

If you can help us out, that would honestly be very very very awesome. We're not really near computers at this point, as we're driving around and playing a bunch, but we all have cell phones that work...

213 448 8736 = Charlie
858 442 3161 = Travis
562 858 4149 = Eric
858 717 3792 = Lowell

Thank you for reading, we hope to see you soon.

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We leave soon for tour and we need some help...

Hello there.

I'm about to leave on tour with my band, This Flood Covers the Earth, and our friends, Lanterns. We have a split record that just came out on History Major Records, and were hoping to play some shows this summer in support of it around the country.

Flood plays epic, heavy post-hardcore, some influences: Botch, Isis, Drive Like Jehu, Unwound, Mission of Burma, Funeral Diner. Lanterns plays spacey, aggressive indie rock, some influences: Pavement, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Meneguar, Cap'n Jazz, My Bloody Valentine, Heroin. Both bands have Myspaces with some sounds on them, so you can hear for yourself, Flood's is here, Lanterns' is here.

We could really use some help on some of these dates, and honestly, we'll play pretty much anywhere, as long as it's all ages (or [grudgingly] 18+). This includes a DIY space, a club, a bar, your living room one night, your garage in the afternoon, your basement at four in the morning... well, you get the idea. We don't need guarantees or to be fed or to be given places to stay, we just need places to play, and we really will take anything and will just be stoked to each play for twenty minutes and make some new friends with the dozen or so people that trickle in and pay attention to us for two-thirds of an hour total.

7.10.06 San Diego CA @ the Che Cafe
7.11.06 Tijuana MEX @ Las Trancas
7.12.06 CA @ HELP!
7.13.06 Oakland CA @ tba
7.14.06 Reno NV @ Record Street Cafe
7.15.06 Redwood City CA @ Kinda Like a Fest: Part II
7.16.06 Eugene OR @ the Corestar Center
7.17.06 Tacoma WA @ the Hall
7.18.06 Seattle WA @ Nakatomi Plaza
7.19.06 Spokane WA @ House Show!
7.20.06 Provo UT @ Starry Night
7.21.06 Salt Lake City UT @ HELP!
7.22.06 Denver CO @ HELP!
7.23.06 Lawrence KS @ HELP!
7.24.06 Omaha NE @ HELP!
7.25.06 Moline IL @ Iconoclast Record Store
7.26.06 Duluth MN @ Kighle's House
7.27.06 Madison WI @ HELP!
7.28.06 Chicago IL @ HELP!
7.29.06 St Louis MO @ HELP!
7.30.06 Indianapolis IN @ HELP!
7.31.06 Detroit MI @ HELP!
8.01.06 Cleveland OH @ HELP!
8.02.06 Syracuse NY @ Westcott Community Center
8.03.06 Toronto CAN @ tba
8.04.06 Ottawa CAN @ tba
8.05.06 Montreal CAN @ House Show
8.06.06 Portland ME @ House Show
8.07.06 Boston MA @ tba
8.08.06 Amherst MA @ tba
8.09.06 Providence RI @ Providence Turners
8.10.06 Hartford CT @ tba
8.11.06 Cambridge MA @ tba
8.12.06 Derry NH @ Totally Awesome Fest 3!!!
8.13.06 Philadelphia PA @ The Veggieplex Theatre
8.14.06 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Roboto Project
8.15.06 Baltimore MD @ tba
8.16.06 Washington DC @ tba
8.17.06 Richmond VA @ HELP!
8.18.06 Norfolk VA @ Relative Theory Records
8.19.06 Louisville KY @ HELP!
8.20.06 Nashville TN @ HELP!
8.21.06 Greenville NC @ the Spazzatorium
8.22.06 Columbia SC @ Huger Street House
8.23.06 Athens GA @ Caledonia Lounge (18+)
8.24.06 Gainesville FL @ HELP!
8.25.06 Jacksonville FL @ HELP!
8.26.06 AL or MS @ HELP!
8.27.06 AR or LA @ HELP!
8.28.06 Norman OK @ tba
8.29.06 Denton TX @ House Show
8.30.06 Houston TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
8.31.06 Austin TX @ tba
9.01.06 Odessa TX @ Einstein's Revenge
9.02.06 Amarillo TX @ HELP!
9.03.06 Clovis NM @ the Hole
9.04.06 Albuquerque NM @ HELP!
9.05.06 El Paso TX @ HELP!
9.06.06 Tucson AZ @ HELP!
9.07.06 Phoenix AZ @ HELP!

If you think you can help, please feel free to respond in this medium, or to email us @, or via our Myspace, or by calling Travis @ 858 442 3161 anytime of day or night (my phone is being rather persnickety these days).

We can and will offer and honor any and all show trades in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. We try to be upstanding, role model-worthy young men.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your time. Hopefully we'll hear from you and see you on the road this summer.

xoxo Charlie / Flood / Lanterns


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Hey everyone

New York's Hi Red Center are currently touring the midwest and east coast and if you're a fan of Deerhoof, USAISAMONSTER, or Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 you *need* to check out this band. Think experimental, prog, textural and noisy pop with vibraphone, electronics, and barbershop quartet harmonies.

Hi Red Center Mp3s:

5/31- Louisville, KY @ Old Louisville Coffeehouse w/ One Small Step, Autumn Moon
6/01- St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts w/ Picastro
6/02- Moline, IL @ Iconoclast Records w/ Lazer Mountain
6/03- Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe w/ Call Me Lightning, North Polio, Patrol Wagon
6/04- Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar w/ Your Black Star, God and the Architects, HS10
6/05- Grand Rapids, MI @ Shipwreck Music w/ A Paschal Circus
6/06- Hamtramck, MI @ Painted Lady Lounge w/ Rescue, The Phage
6/07- Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's w/ Your Black Star
6/08- Kent, OH @ The ECC w/ Godot
6/09- Cleveland, OH @ The Church (formerly Inside-Outside Gallery) w/ 9-Volt Haunted House, Bird Names, 54 Ft. Trampoline
6/10- Rochester, NY @ AV Space w/ Worm Quartet, Gaylord, Gaybot
6/11- Easton, PA @ Quadrant Bookmart
6/12- Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel w/ Ghost to Falco
6/13- Portland, ME @ Whiteheart Bar and Lounge w/ Diamond Sharp
6/14- Lowell, MA @ 119 Gallery w/ Ghost to Falco, Dr. Professor
6/15- Somerville, MA @ P.A.'s Lounge w/ The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Big Disappointment
6/16- Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Xerxes, JMMJ, Fifth Period Fever
6/17- Warwick, NY @ Tuscan Cafe w/ Ideal Brain Tonic, Skyline Fracture, Toe the Line
6/18- Wallingford, CT @ American Legion (6pm - Early Show!) w/ I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, Transistor Transistor, Ultra Dolphins, Order of the Dying Orchid, La Guillotine, As Dead As Dreams
6/19- Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Zs, Eyestek
6/20- Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger House w/ Capillary Action, Attractive and Popular, Chamomile

Tour Contacts?

Hi there. I'm trying to book a summer tour for my band, This Flood Covers the Earth, and our friends, Lanterns. Flood sounds like mid-'90's Ebullition crossed with early-'00's Level Plane, with some doom metal and indie stuff thrown in. Lanterns are like Drive Like Jehu covering My Bloody Valentine songs. Flood's Myspace is here, Lanterns' is here. Recently, we've been having some trouble throughout the midwest, New England, and the south, and were wondering if we could get some help as far as contacts go.

States we need help with:

Rhode Island
South Dakota
West Virginia

So yeah, if you book shows, or know people who do, feel free to get in touch with us, either through this medium, or by emailing us at, or by shooting us a line on Myspace. For those interested, yes, we can offer show trades in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.


San Diego Kids Need Tour Help!

Hi there everybody. We're back again, looking for some tour help.

We're called This Flood Covers the Earth. We're from San Diego.

We have a Myspace page with some music on it here:

RiYL: Botch, City of Caterpillar, Don Caballero, Drive Like Jehu, Heroin, Mission of Burma, Neurosis, Off Minor, Unwound

Anyways, we're shooting out to the southwest this next week and still have a bunch of TBAs. If anyone can help us out or point us in the right direction, we'd be ever so grateful. We'll play pretty much anywhere, living rooms, basements, garages, clubs, bars, DIY spaces, whatever, we just want to play.

Here are the dates:

Mar 17 @ tba (help!) Phoenix AZ
Mar 18 @ the Hole, Clovis NM
Mar 19 @ tba (help!) Oklahoma City / Norman / Tulsa OK
Mar 20 @ tba (help!) Denton / Dallas TX
Mar 21 @ tba (help!) Denton / Dallas TX / Shreveport LA

Mar 22 @ Super Happy Fun Land, Houston TX
Mar 23 @ Einstein's Revenge, Odessa TX
Mar 24 @ Skabrones, Carlsbad NM
Mar 25 @ Dry River, Tucson AZ

If anyone can help us out, please don't hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment here, shooting us a line on our Myspace, or emailing us at

Thanks for reading / listening!