Figured everyone here would want to know. For those not on the email list:
The November It-News for the It-kids:
1. Ok, tons of stuff to report, so keep it all straight:
Pere Ubu continues their North American tour with gigs in NYC, Cleveland, Chicago and
Minneapolis, dates below. The band has recorded a radio show for Sound Opinions, airing
*Saturday November 18th at 7 p.m CST on Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5 FM, or http://
*Saturday November 18th at 9 a.m. CST on The Current 89.3 FM, 88.7 FM, Minneapolis
*Sunday November 19th at 5 p.m. EST on WFUV 90.7 FM, New York City
*Sunday, November 19th at 9 p.m. PST on KPCC 89.3 FM, Pasadena, CA
*Wednesday November 22nd at 4pm AST on KIAL 1450 AM, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska
*By podcast available at http://www.soundopi
nions.org beginning November 20, 2006.
Additionally, Pere Ubu will be taping a WFMU radio broadcast on November 22nd and
appears in-store at Borders in Cleveland Heights prior to the Beachland Ballroom gig on
THOR has just returned from a series of live dates in Ontario and Winnipeg, and has filmed
scenes from a new movie, details to follow. the band plays The Nerve Magazine Festival of
Guns in Vancouver on November 18th.
We received a ton of email inquiring regarding the 2nd Unknown Instructors release. We
had hoped to release the CD in October of this year, but decided to do some upgrading
and tweaking with the art and now plan a March, 2007 release. Trust me, it will be worth
We just received a shipment from Tokyo cult label 1977 Records with the new
retrospective from The Kids. 1977 Records went all out on this one as the package
includes a lyric insert, poster insert, and 2 little neat photo cards. Compiling 32 songs
from the fist 2 records plus some live stuff and some hard to find stuff, do not wait on this
one! We also just inked a deal with NAT Records from Tokyo, and we will soon be stocking
their releases, including the Hubble Bubble CDs and The Gobblinz reissues!
Last, but not least, it is Smog Veil holiday season time. Here is the deal: buy a CD, get a
free CD; buy an LP, get a free LP, buy a 7-inch, get a free 7-inch; buy a shirt, get a free
shirt! I will personally pick the freebies, but go ahead and email your choices. Offer goes
to orders placed through January 2nd, 2007, or whil supplies last. Offer does not include
freebies for downloads, sorry. Rock on, rock warriors!
2. JUST ADDED to the iTunes Music Store: The Xtraverts and The God Squad.
U.S., European, and Canadian users can now download Smog Veil releases from: The
Dissidents, Buzz Clic Adventure, Les Black's Amazing Pink Holes, The New Creatures,
California Speedbag, David Thomas & Two Pale Boys, The Vacancies, Rubber City Rebels,
Rocket From The Tombs, Sema 4, Amoeba (raftboy), Stepsister "Autopilot Stuck On, Get
Down!", Step Sister "Sugar Sweat 8-Track/Second Hand Smoke", Amps II Eleven, Offbeats,
Agitated, "Broke: File Under Soundtracks" , "Pie & Ears" comp Volume 1 and 2, Numbskull,
THOR, The Spudmonsters, The Balomai Brothers, Unknown Instructors, The Mayflowers,
Axemaster, Teengenerate 'Live At Shelter', The Oranges 'Bubblegum', The Accidents, Bored
Teenagers Volume 1, The Shamrock 'The Mods Are Alright', Onepercentres 'Platinum
Bundle' and 'currently', Rockbottom 'Throw Away', Beat Caravan 'Vol. 2', The Cokes
'Heatwave' and 'First Album', Bold Chicken and The New Christs!!
3. Gigs galore!!:
Check out a Smog Veil band in your area:
Wed, Nov 22 New York City, Knitting Factory (w/Bush Tetras)
Fri, Nov 24 Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom
Sat, Nov 25 Chicago, Abbey Pub
Sun, Nov 26 Minneapolis, 400 Bar
AMPS II ELEVEN:
More gigs announced soon!
Sat., 11/18 Balmoral, Vancouver, BC Canada (Festival of Guns)
Nov 24: 31st St Pub, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 25: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Nov. 26: The Note, Chicago, IL
Ok, all for now comrades...Mr. Frank/Smog Veil Boss