Goodbye to a man who wore many hats (literally/figuratively). We lost Nashville’s Ben Todd.
Just days ago Ben returned my favorite sweater that I left at his house, as well as 2 copies of D. Watusi’s latest, excellent LP “Dark Party”. All intentions were to send him some copies of “Light Up Gold” and a nice thank you letter. I know that Nashville won’t be the same without him, and it will be a strange place to visit in the future for any of the touring bands he had helped book shows for and provided a place to stay. Our hearts go out to all of our brothers and sisters in the struggle down in Tennessee.
Ben, thank you buddy.
Light Up Gold’s 2nd pressing is now available. If you were lucky enough to get the first pressing note that it has gold labels, and the 2nd pressing has a lovely baby blue center label. Just a little collector scum info:
First Press: 500 (100 gold vinyl, 400 black)
Second Press: 2,000 (all black)
Anyway, you can get your grubby hands on it at any of these fine soundmongers:
Also, available digitally at eMusic or iTunes, if you are into that sort of thing.
WED DEC 26 DETROIT, MI @ JUMBO’S w/ Protomartyr, Kommie Kilpatrick, Turn to Crime
THUR DEC 27 CHICAGO, IL @ THE EMPTY BOTTLE w/ The Gizmos, The Yolks
FRI DEC 28 OMAHA, NE @ THE SWEATSHOP w/ Yuppies, Adult Films, Capgun Coup
SAT DEC 29 KANSAS CITY, KS @ THE MANHEIMAN w/ Eunuch
SUN DEC 30 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ BAD GRANNY’S w/ The Phaggs, Gay Uncle, Glow God
MON DEC 31 DENTON, TX @ RGRS w/ Endless Thoughts, Sin Motivo
WED JAN 2 AUSTIN, TX @ BEERLAND w/ Sweet Talk, Endless Thoughts
THUR JAN 3 BEAUMONT, TX @ VICTORIA HOUSE w/ Native America, Hello Chief
FRI JAN 4 OXFORD, MS @ LAMAR LOUNGE
SAT JAN 5 NASHVILLE, TN @ THE OWL FARM w/ Dirty Dreams
SUN JAN 6 MURRAY, KY @ TATER-TOT MANSION w/ Quailbones
MON JAN 7 COLUMBUS, OH @ CAFE BOURBON ST w/ Connections, Psychedelic Horseshit, WV White
TUES JAN 8 PITTSBURGH, PA @ THE VATICANT w/ Psychic Boots, Crappy Funeral
WED JAN 9 WASHINGTON, DC @ THE ROCKETSHIP w/ Priests, Teen Liver
THUR JAN 10 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ KUNK FU NECKTIE w/ Priests, The Mike Bell Band, Amanda X
FRI JAN 11 BROOKLYN, NY @ DBA w/ Priests, PC Worship, In School
MON JAN 14 SAN DIEGO @ SODA BAR
TUES JAN 15 LOS ANGELES @ THE ECHO
WED JAN 16 SAN FRANCISCO @ HEMLOCK TAVERN
FRI JAN 18 PORTLAND @ BUNK BAR w/ Naomi Punk, Nucular Aminals
SAT JAN 19 SEATTLE @ CAIRO w/ Naomi Punk
So here is us at our very first show in January 2011 playing “Yr No Stoner”…
And here is us playing it (1:30) at Death By Audio in March 2012.