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News from 3/2011

TUE, MAR 15, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Ricky Kulwicki Memorial Fund


My good friend and Fluid guitarist, Ricky Kulwicki, died of a heart attack last month. He went home on his lunchbreak, took a nap and never woke up. Ricky was a single father of two 15 year old boys, Richard and Roman.

A memorial fund (here) has been set up to provide for Ricky’s sons and keep them in their house with their grandmother until they graduate high school. If there is a surplus, a college fund will be set up.

Richard and Roman meant the world to Ricky. I can’t think of a better way to honor him than to donate to this fund.

Donations are tax deductible.

Posted by Mark Arm

FRI, MAR 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM

J Mascis vs. Newbury Comics


At 6pm on Tuesday March, 15th, 2011, J Mascis will play a free, all-ages show at the Newbury Street location of Newbury Comics. J’s new record Several Shades of Why is out on Tuesday and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate it’s release than with the man himself. All the info about the store and the performance can be found here.

Can’t make it? Newbury have some signed booklets available via Newbury Comics website here.

Posted by Richard Laing

TUE, MAR 29, 2011 at 5:00 AM

No Age in Taipei


No Age probably has more frequent flier miles than any band I’ve ever met. One of their most recent adventures took them to Taipei! With help from their frequent collaborators at Altamont Apparel the guys played at a skate shop as well as a proper show at The Wall. The fine folks that promoted the show have some video of both events as well as an interview which you can see here. The guys kept a pretty good record of the trip on the No Age blog.

Posted by Susan Busch

FRI, MAR 11, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Sub Pop and Hardly Arts bands at SXSW 2011


The music portion of SXSW 2011 is kicking off this coming Wednesday, March 16 and we thought it was about time that we shared a full list of shows that both Sub Pop and Hardly Art bands are playing at this year’s festival.

Make sure not to miss our official showcase on Friday March 18th at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street)

Sub Pop (Outside Stage)
8:00 Jaill
8:50 Shabazz Palaces
9:40 Obits
10:30 Papercuts
11:20 Dum Dum Girls
12:10 J Mascis
1:00 The Head and the Heart

Hardly Art (Inside Stage)
8:15 Colleen Green
9:15 The Moondoggies
10:15 Hunx & His Punx
11:15 Unnatural Helpers
12:15 Fergus & Geronimo
1:15 La Sera

Wednesday March 16

Obits- Emusic Day Party (Beauty Bar-617 E 7th St., 3:30 pm)

Jaill- Burger Records Showcase (Trailer Space Records 1401-1 Rosewood Ave, 4:00 pm)

Still Corners- Yours Truly/Bella Union (French Legation 802 San Marcos St., 4:20 pm)

The Moondoggies- Treehouse Diddly (Cheers, 416 E 6th St, 4:30 pm)

Vetiver- Yrs Truly Showcase (French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St. 5:00 pm)

Hunx and his Punx- Waterloo Record (600 N. Lamar, 5:00 pm)

The Moondoggies- Free Ballard Show (Trophy’s, 2008 S. Congress, 7:30 pm)

Unnatural Helpers- Panache Day Party (Spider House, 2908 Fruth St., 6:15 pm)

J Mascis- IFC Party (IFC Crossroads House E. 7th & Brazos, 7:00 pm)

J Mascis- Rolling Stone Showcase (La Zona Rosa, 9:00 pm)

Mister Heavenly- Brooklyn Vegan Day Party (Mohawk 912 Red River, 9:15 pm)

Hunx and His Punx- Burger Records Party (Trailer Space, 1401-A Rosewood, 10:00 pm)

Memoryhouse/Vetiver/Low- SXSW Showcase (St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, 301 E. 8th Street (between Trinity and San Jacinto)):

8:00 pm – Lost in the Trees
9:00 pm – Valleys
10:00 pm – Herman Dune
11:00 pm – Low
12:00am – Memoryhouse
1:00am – Vetiver

King Tuff – Burger Records Party (Trailer Space Records 1401-1 Rosewood Ave, 11:30 pm)

Still Corners – My Old Kentucky Blog Party (Peckerheads, 12:00 am)

Thursday March 17

Papercuts- KUT Hilton Stage (The Hilton, 500 East 4th Street, 9:45 am)

Hardly Art Fag Party – free! (Shangri-La, 1016 E 6th St, 12-6 pm):

12:00 – Heavy Hawaii
12:45 – Colleen Green
1:30 – Young Prisms
2:15 – Dizzy Eyes
3:00 – Las Robertas
3:45 – Unnatural Helpers
4:30 – Dirty Beaches
5:15 – La Sera

Hunx and His Punx- Brooklyn Vegan (Barbarellas, 615 Red River, 12:30 pm)

Papercuts- Other Music Party (French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St, 1:00 pm)

Still Corners- Brooklyn Vegan Party (Austin Convention Center Dot Com Stage, 1:00 pm)

Mister Heavenly – High Five Party (Elysium, 705 Red River, 1:45 pm)

Shabazz Palaces- Pitchfork #Offline (East Side Drive-In, 1001 E. Sixth St., 2:00 pm)

The Moondoggies- / Pop Montreal Show (Beauty Bar, 617 E 7th St, 2:00 pm)

The Head and the Heart- WFUV (Day Stage at Convention Center, 2:15 pm)

Fergus & Geronimo- Brooklyn Vegan (Barbarellas, 615 Red River, 2:30 pm)

Still Corners- Pianos Party (Club 1808, 1808 E 12th St., 3:00 pm)

Obits- Brooklyn Vegan (Barbarellas, 615 Red River, 3:00 pm)

Hunx and His Punx- Thrasher 30th Anniversary (Scoot Inn, 1304 E 4th St., 3:30 pm)

Memoryhouse- Brooklyn Vegan Party (Barbarellas, 615 Red River St., 4:00 pm)

The Head and the Heart- C3 Party (Lamberts, 403 W 2nd St., 4:00 pm)

King Tuff- Black Lips Present Speed Sets (Gear Alley Garage, Expo Center, 4:00 pm)

The Head and the Heart- Filter/Dickies Party (Lustre Pearle, 97 Rainey St, 5:00 pm)

J Mascis- Pitchfork #Offline (East Side Drive-In, 1001 E 6th, 5:00 pm)

Low- Other Music Day Party (French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St, 5:00 pm)

Still Corners- Waterloo Cycles/SXSW Waterloo Showcase (Waterloo Cycles, 5:15 pm)

Dizzy Eyes- CMRTYZ party (lot at 6th & Waller behind Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1112 E. 6th St., 5:30 pm)

Hunx and His Punx- Big Freedia show (Loft 718 upstairs, 718 Congress, 6:00 pm)

La Sera- I Hate Rock n’ Roll (Trailer Space, 1401 Rosewood, 6:30 pm)

Dizzy Eyes- Barsuk showcase (Red Eyed Fly, 8:00 pm)

Hunx and his Punx- CMRTYZ party (lot at 6th & Waller behind Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1112 E. 6th St., 8:00 pm)

Fergus & Geronimo- Force Field showcase (Shangri-La, 1016 E 6th St., 9:45 pm)

Unnatural Helpers- CMRTYZ party (lot at 6th & Waller behind Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1112 E. 6th St., 11:45 pm)

Colleen Green- Group Tightner party (Cheer up Charlie’s, 1104 E 6th St., 12 am)

Hunx and His Punx- Force Field showcase (Shangri-La, 1016 E 6th St., 1:30 am)

Dum Dum Girls- Pitchfork #Offline (East Side Drive-In, 1001 E 6th, 6:00 pm)

Mister Heavenly- Hollerado Nacho House (Beauty Bar, 617 E 7th St, 5:15 pm)

Vetiver (Hotel San Jose, 1316 South Congress Ave., 6:00 pm)

Memoryhouse- Poolside Performance (Party Condo, 80 Red River, 6 pm)

Obits- Brooklyn Vegan Day Party (Barbarellas, 615 Red River, TBD)

J Mascis- Paste Party (7:00 pm)

Memoryhouse- Gorilla vs Bear / Transparent Showcase (Double Down Lounge, 515 Pedernales St, 11:00 pm)

Retribution Gospel Choir- Domino Publishing Showcase (Emo’s Jr., 603 Red River, 12:15 am)

Friday March 18

The Moondoggies- Waterloo instore (600 N Lamar Blvd, 12:00 pm)

La Sera- Ground Control (Urban Outfitters, 2406 Guadalupe Street, 12:00 pm)

Colleen Green- Altered Zones party (Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1104 E 6th St., 2:00 pm)

La Sera- Waterloo instore (600 N Lamar Blvd, 3:00 pm)

The Moondoggies- Treehouse Diddly (Cheers, 416 E 6th St., 4:30 pm)

Still Corners- My Old Kentucky Blog Party (Peckerheads, 402 E 6th St., 12:00 pm)

Dum Dum Girls- instore (Waterloo Records, 600 N Lamar Blvd, 12:30 pm)

Memoryhouse- Pitchfork Party (East Side Drive-In, 1001 E 6th St, 12:45-1:15 pm)

J Mascis- WMG Six Sounds party (Arthouse, Jones Center 7th and Congress, 2:00 pm)

King Tuff- Ground Control Touring Party (Urban Outfitters, 2406 Guadalupe, 2:00 pm)

Still Corners- (Homeslice Pizza, 2:20 pm)

Papercuts- Ground Control Touring Party (Urban Outfitters, 2506 Guadalupe, 3:00 pm)

Shabazz Palaces- Gorilla vs. Bear Party (Klub Krucial, 612 East 6th Street, 5:00 pm)

Low- The Onion/AV Club Day Party (Mohawk (indoor stage), 912 Red River, 5:00 pm)

J Mascis- Brooklyn Vegan Party (5:00 pm)

King Tuff- Knitting Factory Showcase (Rusty Spurs, 405 East 7th St.)

Dum Dum Girls- Filter / Dickies Party (Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey Street, 6:00 pm)

Sub Pop / Hardly Art split showcase (Red 7, 611 E 7th St.)

Sub Pop stage (outside):

8:00 pm – Jaill
8:50 pm – Shabazz Palaces
9:40 pm – Obits
10:30 pm – Papercuts
11:20 pm – Dum Dum Girls
12:10 am – J Mascis
1:00 am – The Head and The Heart

Hardly Art stage (inside):

8:15 pm – Colleen Green
9:15 pm – The Moondoggies
10:15 pm – Hunx and Hix Punx
11:15 pm – Unnatural Helpers
12:15 am – Fergus & Geronimo
1:15 am – La Sera

Head and the Heart- Billions Showcase (Antones, 213 W 5th St., 8:00 pm)

Still Corners- NXNE Showcase (Club Deville, 900 Red River St, 9:00 pm)

King Tuff- CMRTZ Party (Cheer Up Charlies, 1104 East 6th St, 1:30 am)

Saturday March 19

Hardly Art Pizza Party showcase (End of an Ear, 2209 S. 1st St, 1-3pm):

1:00 pm – Colleen Green
1:45 pm – Dizzy Eyes
2:30 pm – Fergus & Geronimo

Hunx and His Punx- I Hate Rock n’ Roll party (Trailer Space, 1401 Rosewood, 2:00 pm)

The Moondoggies- KXSC & KVRX show (Domy Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez, 2:45 pm)

La Sera- Fader Fort party (1101 E. 5th St (between San Marcos & Waller), 3:00 pm)

Unnatural Helpers- Burger Records house party (500 W 51st St., 7:00 pm)

Fergus & Geronimo- Panache showcase/party (Mohawk (inside), 912 Red River, 10:30 pm)

Dum Dum Girls- Warterloo Records (Waterloo, 600a North Lamar, 1:00 pm)

Papercuts- Nomanis Party (Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th St, 2:00 pm)

Dum Dum Girls- Hell Yes! / Art fag / Impose Showcase (Long Branch Inn, 2:00 pm)

J Mascis- (Waterloo Indoors, 4:30 pm)

Still Corners- Music For Listeners (Red House Pizzeria, 1917 Manor Road, 7:00 pm)

Vetiver- instore (Patagonia, 4th and Congress, 8:15 pm)

King Tuff- Burger Records House Party (500 W 51st St., 12:00 am)

Sunday March 20

Unnatural Helpers- Panache Hangover Party (Beerland, 711 Red River, 1:00 pm)

Fergus & Geronimo- Panache Hangover Party (Beerland, 711 Red River, 7:30 pm)

Unnatural Helpers- show w/ Shannon and the Clams, (Beerland, 711 Red River, 10:00pm)

Posted by Bekah Zietz

MON, MAR 14, 2011 at 4:28 AM

The Head and The Heart on World Cafe


Hi all! For those of you who don’t get to go to SXSW and see The Head and the Heart live, we have a second option for you!

About a month ago, the band traveled to WXPN in Philly to record an in-studio with World Cafe. This is their third session EVER, and I promise they did a smashing job.

You can stay at home, cozy with your cat and some tea, and listen to the sweet, live sounds of The Head and the Heart starting tomorrow! I know, I know, I’m a little early in letting you know, but I will be on an airplane this time tomorrow. Here’s where you can L I S T E N!.

If you are lucky enough to attend SXSW, check out when and where they will play here.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

MON, MAR 7, 2011 at 4:36 AM



We at Sub Pop Records are quite pleased with ourselves in announcing that both Still Corners and Memoryhouse have joined our ever-growing family. Both bands will be heading to SXSW this month, after which Still Corners will continue on with new label-mates, Papercuts, on their first-ever US Tour. A complete list of Still Corners and Memoryhouse tour dates is below!

Still Corners
From London, England, Still Corners write songs that are eerie and tremulous, echoing caverns of sound. Comprised of Tessa Murray (vocals), Greg Hughes (guitar and keys), Leon Dufficy (guitar), Luke Jarvis (bass), and Paul Mayhew (drums) the band self-released their debut full-length, Remember Pepper in June of 2008 with the 7" singles, “Endless Summer” and “Don’t Fall in Love” following in 2010. Still Corners are hard at work finishing their Sub Pop debut, which we hope to release in summer 2011. For more information on Still Corners please visit their artist page.

Watch Still Corners video for “Wish”
Brooklyn Vegan on Still Corners
Gorilla vs Bear on Still Corners
Fader on Still Corners

Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, is from Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of dream pop. Their discography consists of a digital-only EP entitled The Years and two 7" singles, “Lately (Deuxième)” b/w “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)” on Inflated Records and the “Caregiver” single on Suicide Squeeze Records. All three were released in 2010. Look for a new Memoryhouse release on Sub Pop before the end of 2011. For more information on Memoryhouse please visit their artist page.

Memoryhouse Website

For a full list of tour dates for both bands please visit

Posted by Bekah Zietz