It’s the first of the month, and I’m happy to begin September with lots of good news!
First of all, Happy Nomad Booking has two new additions to its roster:
1) Moses Nesh, an Atlanta singer/guitarist whose music alternates between originals written in the style of “American Primitivism” and covers of blues, jazz, and pop songs from the early 20th century. I’ll be booking his tour of the mid-South in early November, in support of his upcoming cassette.
2) Hawn, an electronic duo from New Orleans whose music juxtaposes the synth-driven minimalism of Suicide with the slow melodies and soft vocals of Low. Their second album is currently being mastered. I’ll be booking a series of regional “long weekends” for them in October and November.
Second order of business:
HNB’s second mission - AF THE NAYSAYER's “Landfall Tour” with Prism House and Slomile Swift - will begin this coming Tuesday, September 2nd! If you're into any of the music being released by Warp, Brainfeeder and/or R&S, you need to know about this tour.
Due to various logistical quirks beyond my control, not all of the dates are confirmed yet. However, enough of them are set in stone for me to announce them NOW, so that you can start spreading the word!
TUE 9/2 - Baton Rouge, LA at Spanish Moon
WED 9/3 - New Orleans, LA at The Willow
THU 9/4 - Birmingham, AL at The Spring Street Firehouse
FRI 9/5 - Asheville, NC at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
SAT 9/6 - Charlotte, NC at Snug Harbor
SUN 9/7 - Blacksburg, VA at XYZ Art Gallery
MON 9/8 - Washington, DC at Union Arts DC
TUE 9/9 - Baltimore, MD at Club K
WED 9/10 - Philadelphia, PA at The Sound Hole
THU 9/11 - Brooklyn, NY at Spike Hill
FRI 9/12 - Cambridge, MA at lilypad
SUN 9/14 - New Haven, CT at Stella Blues LLC
MON 9/15 - Providence, RI at Aurora Providence
TUE 9/16 - Lowell, MA at The Last Safe & Deposit Company
WED 9/17 - Albany, NY at Fuze Box
THU 9/18 - Trenton, NJ at The Mill Hill Saloon
FRI 9/19 - Columbus, OH at Cafe Bourbon Street
MON 9/22 - Chicago, IL at Rodan
TUE 9/23 - Cincinnati, OH at Chameleon
WED 9/24 - Louisville, KY at Tim Faulkner Gallery
SUN 9/28 - Shreveport, LA at Calanthean Canyon
Expect more confirmed dates within the next week. In the meantime, if you live in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas or Mississippi and you can help me set up a show for these artists, hit me up ASAP! You won’t regret it.
Third order of business:
Although I’ve only lived in Charlotte for five weeks, I’ve already begun organizing shows in my new home base. The first of these shows will take place this Wednesday, September 3rd, when my musical project the Cocker Spaniels opens for the endearingly crass Brooklyn band Milk Dick at Tommy’s Pub. Local bands Heiros and the Carbonari will also perform. The show is free for 21+ attendees and will begin @ 8 PM sharp, so if you plan to attend, don’t be late!
I’ll have more announcements soon regarding When the Word Was Sound's second “long weekend” and Jody Seabody and the Whirls' October tour.
In the meantime, please spread the word about HNB and its artists, and don’t hesitate to contact me about anything involving HNB and its mission!
Enough is enough- @playboydummy
!!!!!! We are not 1000 cheeked mutants!
there is just so much suffering and sadness and horrible things in the world, so much useless and pointless suffering. please spend your time on this earth making people feel loved. please love one another. reach out to someone who is hurting. appreciate others, and love others. there’s too much useless sadness in this world.
Well hello, time flying by, nice to feel your breeze as you pass. December needs to hurry up even faster, though, I’m pretty stoked about marrying this fellow.
boyfriend: what’s for dinner?
I told Sean about this gif about how it gave me such life. I told him if I saw it again I would reblog it, so yassssssss.
Always a suitable answer!
The fact that people in GAZA are tweeting Ferguson residents on how to deal with this…..
Date night at Chipotle? Super legit.
Beautiful weather, too :-)
white people bend over backwards to shout about their constitutional right to bear arms but when black people exercise their right to peaceful assembly they’re met with militarized police force
Y’all remember that open-carry rally that took place in the middle in the SXSW this year?
might be the rawest pic I ever seen. and he got a bag of chips in his hand
THIS IS SO FUCKING METAL
With his dreads and his american flag shirt, this is everything
I want this to be one of those photos that lasts forever you know
This photo is gonna go down in history its fuckin unbelievably powerful
Flobots gonna have some new lyrics.
on the far left of the picture, you can see a small figure (possibly two) wearing what looks like dark jeans and a black tee with a white long-sleeved shirt underneath; the white sleeve is clearly visible at child-size, child-height, the curb they’re standing on it’s far enough away for that to be an adult body
this is fucking important to know, especially given how the cops/media are twisting and misrepresenting the protesters’ actions as ‘violence’
The more I learn about this fellow, the more of a hero he becomes.
Boldness is mine for emphasis.
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