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News from 8/2006

TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

EUGENE MIRMAN PROTESTS HIMSELF?

Goodness, GARDEness!! On the afternoon of May 8th, 2006, nearly 100 enemies and fans of Eugene Mirman (including Eugene himself) proved at least one thing by gathering with signs and loudspeakers in NYC’s Union Square: America is nothing if not protesty. Whether or not protesters viewed the May 9th release of EN GARDE, SOCIETY! (Eugene’s second full-length solo comedy album with DVD supplement and his first for Sub Pop) as an affront to freedom as we know it, it was clear that they were there to fight the good fight forgainst Eugene.

If you live in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, you’re probably no stranger to using your voice to promote both liberty and to act out against things that are comedy-larious. On May 14th, you’ll have your chance to speak out and Protest Eugene Mirman Yourself! Anti-Eugene protesters and Eugene himself will be meeting and organizing at 5 PM at the Renwick Art Gallery on the corner of 17th & Pennsylvania, by the glorious and giant painting of “American Gothic.” The assembled will then be marching on the White House! Contact andrews@subpop.com for more D.C. protest info.

Later that night, Eugene will be performing live at the Black Cat with Michael Showalter and Leo Allen.
Check out some ideas for protest signs here: http://www.subpop.com/features/images/eugeneprotestposters.jpg

ALSO! Just to spite and praise Eugene simultaneously, we here at Sub Pop World HQ are also teaming up with America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, to present a number of screenings of the En Garde, Society! DVD. What’s more, to sweeten the deal, we’ll also be screening our new DVD video comp. Acquired Taste!

May 09 – The Knockout , San Francisco, CA (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7-9pm)
May 09 – The Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7PM- 9PM)
May 10 – Subterranean, Chicago, IL (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party @ 9pm)
May 11 – The Hi Hat Garage, Milwaukee, WI (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party at 8PM)
May 11 – The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party @ 7pm)
May 18 – The Dubliner, Minneapolis, MN (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7-9pm)

Together, we are fomenting important societal change and also hopefully encouraging the sale of CDs here, people! And, while the journalistic establishment may be ignoring the revolution, the blogoverse is exploding all over itself with anti/pro Eugene blather:

On Comedy Central’s site, about the NY protest:

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/cc_insider/2006/05/eugene_mirman_p_1.html

More photos here (Tu No Puedes, Eugene!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/remydwd/
Which side are YOU EN?”


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

SUB POP AND THE ONION PRESENT (AND/OR PROTEST): EUGENE MIRMAN!

On May 9th, the good people over at Sub Pop Records (aka us) will be releasing Eugene Mirman’s new CD/DVD En Garde, Society! Recorded live at Piano’s in New York City in October of 2005, En Garde, Society! is Eugene’s second full-length solo comedy album with DVD supplement and his first for Sub Pop Records.

And, to celebrate this fact (and, okay, also in an effort to promote this thing) we’re teaming up with America’s Finest News Source, The Onion to present a number of screenings of the En Garde, Society! DVD. What’s more, to sweeten the deal, we’ll also be screening our new DVD video comp. Acquired Taste!

Here are the dates/times for the screenings:

May 08 – Beauty Bar, New York City, New York
Check out the Eugene Mirman protest before the screening! Here’s some info from Eugene on the protest:
“I’m organizing with The Onion a protest against myself in New York the day before my album comes out and you should join me. On Monday, May 8th I will gather in solidarity with you at 7 PM at the southern end of New York’s Union Square. Protest signs will be provided, though you can also make your own. We will yell for a little bit and then march to Beauty Bar, where The Onion is screening my DVD. We’ll drink and hang out and there’s a special guest DJ.”
Here is a link to sample protest materials.

More screenings!
May 09 – The Knockout , San Francisco, CA (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7-9pm)
May 09 – The Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7PM- 9PM)
May 10 – Subterranean, Chicago, IL (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party @ 9pm)
May 11 – The Hi Hat Garage, Milwaukee, WI (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party at 8PM)
May 11 – The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party @ 7pm)
May 18 – The Dubliner, Minneapolis, MN (En Garde, Society! + Acquired Taste screening/party 7-9pm)

And, one protest with no screening (though, Eugene will be performing in town that same night):

May 14 – Washington, DC – Protest Eugene Mirman!
Anti-Eugene protesters and Eugene himself will be meeting and organizing at 5 PM at the Renwick Art Gallery on the corner of 17th & Pennsylvania, by the glorious and giant painting of “American Gothic.” The assmbled will then be marching to the White House!
Later that night, Eugene will be performing live at the Black Cat with Michael Showalter and Leo Allen.
Again, those protest materials are here.

All of this information is also on the tour page of subpop.com here.

En garde, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Minneapolis, and DC!

IT’S EN!


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson