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Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:22 am
 
Dunno if everyone was looking at the thread in the Upcoming Shows as it says nowhere in the header that they did not play their scheduled show tonight and they may have already cancelled their upcoming dates.

This fucking blows. I guess I might have made the last 2 Dead Moon posters, but they ain't even playing the shows for them.

I guess the DVD and 2CD Sub Pop set is a fitting end, but there's nothing like seeing Dead Moon play live.

Total bummer.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:32 am
 
They are supposedly playing right now at Dantes, but all words I have heard are it is done after tonight and even the local show at Sabalas is cancelled.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:48 am | Edited by: mikesniper
 
I hope everyone who lives near there went. Please tell me ya did. I'm expecting some updates, puhleeeez.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:11 am
 
that would be a bummer. dead moon at the blackout was one of the greatest things i've ever seen.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:38 am
 
booooooo. I just got tickets to go see them in Seattle on the 30th, and it's cancelled.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:40 am
 
Now I am hearing that they did not play tonight at Dantes--I have no idea what happened. Literally, all we have heard is "something BAD happened in Europe" and they are done.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 10:01 am
 
True, they didn't play. Voodoo doughnuts already had a moon shaped "RIP Dead Moon" donut. I'm sad.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 10:17 am
 
Bummer for everyone who had tickets for these gigs & mike sniper but they've been touring continously for like twenty years so I guess everybody had the chance to go see 'em right ? I didn't go to their belgian gig a few weeks back because I've seen them in 1990 and maybe seven or eight more times, but friends who saw them said toody looked very tired, very old also and I know this is not a nice thing to say but all things gotta end..
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 11:46 am
 
They are meant to be playing down here in the New Year...many folks in Australia will be very disappointed if this is true, they made a lot of friends here.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 1:06 pm
 
but they've been touring continously for like twenty years so I guess everybody had the chance to go see 'em right ?


Yes...and no. They played West Coast and Europe all the time. but they did not start touring most of the rest of the States until the late 90s. And then it was very sporadic at best, until the last couple yrs. I was lucky to live in Seattle 91-95, so I got to see them ALOT! One of my favorite live bands, always a party...
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 1:37 pm
 
Dead Moon's show here in NYC a couple weeks after Sept. 11 was unbelievable, so cathartic. I'm not ready to leave this town! It's OK! I get chills just thinking about it. Thanks, y'all.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 2:18 pm
 
I hope everything is OK with them on a personal level. It sounds disturbing to me.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 2:35 pm
 
that would be a bummer. dead moon at the blackout was one of the greatest things i've ever seen.

I AGREE!!!! 54-40 live is one bad MOTHER FUCKER!!
Glad I got to see them at Blackout
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 3:30 pm
 
not being the biggest fan of the band, but they are good. they just don't seem the type of band to call it quits. very weird and it sucks.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 3:34 pm
 
Totally weird and kinda depressing.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 3:45 pm
 
Man, I just watched that documentary and I was thinking "I hope they come back to town soon." I've only seen 'em a couple of times. Damn!

I wonder what the story is?
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 3:47 pm
 
I'm gonna miss not seeing them again. I just hope they're all alright.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 4:06 pm
 
I hope this doesn't turn out to be the end, but it's really not like them to cancel gigs. The new kids on the block won't be taking their place.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 4:17 pm
 
They have given me more fun than I knew what to do with at a show. I feel lucky for each time I got to see them. Whatever the situation is, I hope that it works out best for them. They've given so much raw energy to their fans, I hope they can use some of that energy on themselves and work through what they need to.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 4:44 pm
 
what a sad day this would be if this was the end of Dead Moon...
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 4:45 pm
 
i'm surprised mike stopped downloading porn at 3:00am to post this troubling news...
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 5:28 pm
 
damn damn dammit. somebody find out.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 5:35 pm
 
Where's Petey? He was going to that show.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 5:39 pm
 
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 5:44 pm
 
i hope its just a break. really inspiring people.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 6:39 pm
 
It's possible they just need a break, I hope so. I've only seen them 3 times. Anyway, I could give a shit about the posters, it's just depressing as all hell.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 6:52 pm
 
yeah
same here, and all three times were this past summer. memphis, chicago, seattle. so much fun. i get so excited about this band.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 6:54 pm
 
It seems like odd timing, with all the good that's been coming their way lately, but maybe that's one of the reasons why they want to stop?
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:26 pm
 
Update, 6:50 pm: Dead Moon has cancelled their appearance tonight and all scheduled shows. Generation and SK and the Punk Ass Bitches will still perform and the show is now free. Although I haven't received official word that the band has broken up, this doesn't bode well. Local Cut will continue to gather more information and report back as quickly as possible. I propose a hunger strike on behalf of all Dead Moon fans until the band plays again.

Original Post: There is a rumor that after nearly 20 years as a band, Dead Moon is breaking up. Of course, at this point, it is utter hearsay: I've been unable to reach the band for comment, and none of LC's key sources for this lead are willing to go on record. But I wouldn't be writing this if we hadn't received very strong information from people who we think might know what they're talking about.

The word is that "something bad happened" on the trio's two-month European tour that wrapped up just a few days ago, and as a result, "the band is calling it a day" (from separate sources). So, like I said, hearsay. But pretty reliable hearsay. The fact is though, that if you call Dead Moon's booking agency, you won't be able to set up a show: They aren't accepting new dates.

Someone with the handle "Rainbow Songleaf" at the Goner Records bulletin board has also heard the rumors, as has a blogger for Olympia's Weekly Volcano. But if you take a moment to remember, we've all heard this before. Just last March there was a similar rumor kicking around, so I talked to bassist Toody Cole to sort it out. She told me that the band would play until someone dies: "Till death do us part. This band is a marriage—no d-i-v-o-r-c-e." At that point, Dead Moon had just finished a year-long break because Cole was experiencing tendonitis in her wrist. The present barrage of break-up panic could just be the result of a similar planned hiatus. I mean, it would make sense that a break might be called for after such a long tour.

But we shall see tonight. There has been announcement of a cancellation of shows planned for the end of the month in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle, so I guess there's a small chance that this could be Dead Moon's last show. It's sort of like a date when you suspect that your relationship is going south. Everything could be totally normal—Fred and Toody Cole might even assuage our fears and tell us the rumors are bunk—but every time they start to speak between songs, I know I'll be thinking, "I hope this isn't it! I hope this isn't it!"

Oddly enough, tonight's appearance will definitely be the last for three members of Generation, which is a shame because in just around 6 months Generation was acquiring quite a buzz. In honor of the departure of Dan Hawthorne, Dave Kaufman, and Steve Powell (and possible demise of the band), I've posted a Generation song as Cut of the Day, with more info about that possible break up.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:27 pm
 
From WW on Gayspace
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:44 pm
 
hey mike, was it at the dead moon show at maxwell's where you "had a bad day?"

a true classic.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 7:59 pm
 
Someone at WW peruses this board?
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:33 pm
 
This is terrible news. But I still refuse to believe it.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:47 pm
 
None of this is true. They are tired from their European tour. That is all.
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 8:58 pm
 
ww... doesn't sam soule write wrestling reviews for 'em???
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 9:02 pm
 
None of this is true.


No! It IS TRUE. Dead Moon does RIP!!!!
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 9:08 pm
 
"Someone at WW peruses this board?"

Yep. Two of 'em that even write for WW post on here sometimes. I'll let you do the additional detective work.

"This is terrible news. But i still refuse to believe it."
"None of this is true.They are tired from their European tour. That is all".

I'm with you. It's in their blood.

Dubya,Katrina,Dead Moon RIP?- - The 2000's... Worst Decade Ever.
Posted: Dec 9, 2006 12:50 am
 
OK Sam Soule and who else?
Posted: Dec 9, 2006 10:41 pm
 
You write to 'em on here,CSI NE Knott... you can figure it out.
Posted: Dec 10, 2006 12:14 am
 
I doubt it...I haven't looked at the names of anyone writing for that paper in quite some time.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 12:34 am
 
Oh geez. Ok,it's Joe,not to be confused w/ joe danger or myself. Or even Seamus for some reason.

DEAD MOON LIVES!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:20 am
 
No shit. They are the Rock of Gibralter of Rock. Give 'em a few months and they'll be rocking the shit straight into your socks.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:33 am
 
joe rules! goddamn great times after g-fest!
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 2:19 am
 
joe rules! goddamn great times after g-fest!

PARTY!!!

This is a bummer if this is the real shit, though.


PS- I'm computer-less at the moment... but I got a fancy cell-phone. Any more thought to the whole Goner Board Mobile idea?? That would rule!!
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 4:21 am
 
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 7:17 am
 
the best use of the kroger logo i've seen yet!
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 7:26 am
 
it's for real dude!
http://www.goner-records.com/mb


That's halariously awesome
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 5:03 pm
 
Sweet!!
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 6:43 pm | Edited by: Razor A Go Go
 

Many of you have asked, I'm sorry to say- It seems official that Dead Moon are no more.
We're not the voice of the band but they've told us this news a few times- personally and officially. Perhaps they will make an official statement themselves but they may be laying low for a while so I thought to try to say something. To briefly paraphrase Fred:

He said that it's very hard thing to do, but after 20 years he feels the band has run it's course. He was very eloquent in his thanks and he marveled at the DIY approach that has brought the band and the "Dead Moon family" to where it is today.
He hopes the spirit and idea of Dead Moon will live on.

Perhaps they just need a break but my gut hears a very final tone in Fred’s voice. It really seems they want to move on and they are ready to begin new endeavors.

Jason and I have been saddened by the news of the band but we’re reminded of the incredible boundless world that is Toody, Fred and Andrew. To be associated with them and have had the chance to document them has been one of the greatest honors of our lives.
I don’t want to get super sappy but I’ll just end by saying what I hope fans around the world are also thinking- Thank you Dead Moon, we’ll mourn your loss but we can’t wait to celebrate whatever comes next in your fantastic lives.

-Kate & Jason


If complete strangers say its true, it must be so.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 9:04 pm
 
Complete strangers? Where'd ya get that from?
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 9:16 pm
 
So did Balki or Cousin Larry write that bogus bunk? Oh wait,that was Perfect Strangers,these are complete strangers.

Anyway, 6 months tops.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 11:42 pm
 
of course not! don't be ridiculous.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 11:43 pm
 
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 11:44 pm
 
of course not! don't be ridiculous.
NIIIICE!
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 11:53 pm
 
Complete strangers? Where'd ya get that from?
Kate and Jason are the folks that did that Dead Moon dvd.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 12:29 am
 
Oh. Didn't know that.

And i can be as ridiculous as i want! I live in America, where i can and will make an ass outta myself now and in the future! USA-AOK!!!!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 12:31 am
 
The world is a better place with you in it, Joe.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 1:11 am | Edited by: magwheels
 
Yeah I was just messing on asking where Razor A Go Go pulled that from- that's my myspace text posted in his listing and I made the film. Knew DM for ages before I worked on films so "complete strangers" is a good one.

Here's hoping I'm wrong and 6 months brings a reunion. But I do hear something serious in his voice that says "over".
Thinking of them spending the next years living in the shadow of that band ---I imagine it'll be rough, even for them. I hope people embrace whatever's next and respect the fact that they didn't drag it out 'till they became caricatures.

Pardon the reverent and formal tone of my myspace posting, we are suckers for them and that's saying alot after the insane amount of hours we spent with them and working on the film- it's usually the opposite with doc makers and their subjects. For sure the fault of the film is our unabashed love but we couldn't hide that so we'll leave the "behind the music" drama to others and play some records tonight and celebrate/ mourn.

Fred said he and Toody may have new projects afoot once they get out from 3 months of backlog. They sure got plenty of old stuff to consider releasing/ rereleasing, hope they do some Rats and Range Rats stuff.
Cheers
kate
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 1:20 am
 
i meant complete stranger to me. great documentary, by the way.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 1:29 am
 
Thinking of them spending the next years living in the shadow of that band ---I imagine it'll be rough, even for them

I know nothing of them as people but it sure seems that they have more fortitude as human beings to simply be "living in the shadows" of a band, even a band as worshipped as Dead Moon. Sure it was "their life" for so long, but this kinda thing can be positive, you know. I'd say they were living in the shadow of Dead Moon until last week in many ways.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 1:30 am | Edited by: magwheels
 
Cool thanks Razor.

We're kinda hoping they'll buy a "fixer-upper" casino in nevada, I think they already own a motel there.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 2:10 am | Edited by: magwheels
 
this kinda thing can be positive, you know. Id say they were living in the shadow of Dead Moon until last week in many ways.

it sure seems that they have more fortitude as human beings to simply be "living in the shadows" of a band

I agree with what you said. My statements are probably too colored by my own personal worries for them. They are super tough and self-sufficient.
It's hard to express a feeling that people move on but also don't forget.

Anyway, for a jolly change of subject and goodnight -I don't know that I can post pics on this board but here's me and jason as "bringing it all back home", our xmas 2006 pic.
[IMG]http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/3691/xmas06imagecopyov9.th.jpg [/IMG]

former years are here:
http://www.magicumbrella.com/VS_xmas.htm
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 2:18 am
 
Talked to a reliable source that says that "Dead Moon doesn't even know if Dead Moon is broken up". They are going through a rough patch & are taking time off to try and figure out what they want. Supposedly. I guess we will wait and see....
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 2:20 am
 
I agree with what you said. My statements are probably too colored by my own personal worries for them. They are super tough and self-sufficient.
It's hard to express a feeling that people move on but also don't forget.


I hear you and I certainly wasn't trying to be condemning, just trying to see it in a different light.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:10 am
 
DM are a total kick-ass rock and roll band. It was a pleasure to be able to do the mini-tour we did with them. I hope for the best for everyone involved.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:33 am
 
Talked to a reliable source that says that "Dead Moon doesn't even know if Dead Moon is broken up". They are going through a rough patch & are taking time off to try and figure out what they want. Supposedly. I guess we will wait and see....
-David Bowie
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:44 am
 
Bowie Knife, but I you can call me David Bowie if you like.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:51 am
 
If you were a same name catagory puzzle on Wheel of Fortune, you'd be David Bowie Knife!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:58 am
 
If you were a same name catagory puzzle on Wheel of Fortune, you'd be David Bowie Knife!

Or a before and after category on Jeopardy!!!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:00 am
 
I said I'm running the show here. Fuckin' Wheeeel, bro!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:01 am
 
Bro-ette, for one, and runnin the show or not, Trebek would kick Pat Sajaks ass any day of the week.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:03 am
 
Bro-ette, for one,

Great, next you're gonna tell me you're black.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:12 am
 
y'all shutup and LISTEN!!!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:18 am
 
Great, next you're gonna tell me you're black.

So? What are you, a big, fat white guy? Neat. I'm sure you're pretty proud of that.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:19 am
 
Ironically, he's a Heinz 57.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:21 am
 
Ironically, he's a Heinz 57.

I don't know what that means, but I appreciate the effort to lighten the mood.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:23 am
 
he's a mexican. w/ a big sombrero.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:24 am
 
w/ a big sombrero.

That's called a yarmulke. With a wide brim.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:28 am
 
I think it might be a top hat. Like Slash. Only nerdier.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 1:36 pm
 
I'm in that Dead Moon yahoo email group and an email that was sent out to everyone went as follows:

just got a email from Fred

We are retiring Dead Moon after 20 yrs. I promised to let you know the
last gig and you were at it . Vera. We cancelled everything when we got
home.

The band is dead but I hope the commeradery lives on in all of us. Down
the road.....Fred
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:11 pm
 
So? What are you, a big, fat white guy? Neat. I'm sure you're pretty proud of that.


I'm not white but I'm working on the fat part!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 3:12 pm
 
R.I.P. Dead Moon!

Glad I got to see 'em (and dj the show!) once.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 4:37 pm
 
Yeah, the news looks super grim. This just got posted on the Dead Moon website. Dead Moon doesn't run it, but works closely with the guy that does for news updates, tours, etc.

"RUMOURS - AND UNFORTUNALLY, THEY ARE TRUE:

AFTER THE CANCELLATION OF THEIR U.S. DATES, RUMOURS WERE FLYING.
I AM SAD TO SAY TO YOU ALL THAT IT IS TRUE: DEAD MOON IS NO MORE.
IF THERE IS AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO PUT ON THE INTERNET, YOU WILL READ IT HERE.
BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THESE SAD FACTS.
I DO NOT KNOW THE REASON, I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FUTURE PLANS.
FOR NOW, ALL I WANT TO SAY IS THANK YOU FOR 20 YEARS OF THE BEST MUSIC ANYONE COULD GO OUT AND SEE.
THIS WEBSITE WILL REMAIN UP, AND I WILL KEEP YOU ALL INFORMED AS GOOD AS I CAN.
-------ERIC, DEC 13, 2006"
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 5:21 pm
 
WDAD-What did Andrew do?
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 5:37 pm
 
WDAD-What did Andrew do?

I was waiting for that!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:01 pm
 
Well! Since no one responded to my Perfect Strangers reference i won't be posting my Urkel-Os Cereal thread in the "Food And Drink" section.

And until i hear from someone WHO ACTUALLY LIVES IN PORTLAND about this other business i'm still gonna think they'll return. Why does everyone believe the Internet all of a sudden?
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:31 pm
 
Bronson Pinchot!!!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:36 pm
 
Urkel-O's please.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:42 pm
 
Maybe they'll return someday but this morning Fred sent me and subpop this as an official statement for press/ internet fan sites.

After 20 yrs, Dead Moon is retiring. It has been a journey we will always treasure and feel that a worldwide family has emerged in its place. Dead Moon became much bigger than the band itself, it became a DYI underground hopeful for a lot of people. The candle is still burning!
-Fred Cole
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:45 pm
 
DYI

do yourself in?
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:48 pm
 
DYI

THat's what I was just wondering...
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:52 pm
 
yikes, don't want to give the rabid myspace fans any ideas...

fred is always calling the dvd NSCT or something instead of NTSC. I should have noticed DYI
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 7:55 pm
 
Since no one responded to my Perfect Strangers reference i won't be posting my Urkel-Os Cereal thread in the "Food And Drink" section.

of course not! don't be ridiculous.

DUDE!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 8:23 pm | Edited by: Uptight White
 
Do Yourself, It

Classic dyslexic move, but that also may be directed at the speculators of indeterminate gender. I've been to shows in the Pacific Nothwest, and I know I sure as hell couldn't tell half the time.

I told a friend about them possibly breaking up and the first thing she asked if they were having maritial issues, so see, some people don't blame the drummer first. She may have been the only one, though.

Either way, it was fun while it lasted. On to better things.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:24 pm
 
Hey! Stop perpetuating rumors! No one actually knows FOR SURE!!!
They may just need a break to re-evaluate. I live in Portland, I talked to and saw A.L. @ our show on Sun, and I talked to Charlie Nims about whether or not he & AL are starting a band together.... NOBODY KNOWS. Well, nobody knows, EXCEPT MAYBE THEM, and WE"RE NOT THEM!!!
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:27 pm
 
andrew an i are best friends. i think i would know.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:28 pm
 
The drummer's always the last to find out.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:29 pm
 
Oh yeah, and the guy that maintains your website.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:36 pm | Edited by: Rich Balls
 
RECENT SUB POP NEWS >>
2006-12-13 - AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DEAD MOON

After 20 yrs, Dead Moon is retiring. It has been a journey we will always treasure and feel that a worldwide family has emerged in its place. Dead Moon became much bigger than the band itself, it became a DYI underground hopeful for a lot of people. The candle is still burning!
--Fred Cole

https://www.subpop.com/scripts/main/news.php?table=news&display_type=n ews_full&id=679
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 9:38 pm
 
EXCEPT MAYBE THEM, and WE"RE NOT THEM!!!
now you know
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 10:02 pm
 
I said MAYBE.

And I still don't believe it until I hear it from Fred or Toodys red hot rockin mouths. But you fools can sit around and talk about how much you know all day long. Oh wait, you already are.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 10:06 pm
 
dammit.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 10:07 pm
 
"I talked to AL @ our show on Sunday"...
Upon hearing the allegations that his actions might've caused the breakup of his band Dead Moon,drummer Andrew Loomis hiked up his pants,donned suspenders and a pair of glasses and responded in a high pitched nasal voice:"Did i do thaaat?"

But don't fret PDXers: if you wanna see some Legends of NW Rock n' Roll in action,be sure to see Head and the SilverKings play at the Tonic Lounge this Friday Night!

How's that for spam?

And to all you Non-PDXers: Sub Pop is NOT in Portland,and definitely NOT in Clackamas,so just keep on guessing.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 10:12 pm
 
I think a car bomb just exploded in Iraq.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 10:14 pm
 
silverkings are awesome.
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 11:49 pm | Edited by: cthort
 
Weren't A.L., Charlie(Myrtle), and Bryson in a band called The Had in the late 90's? I'm sure they played at EJ's at least once.
Posted: Dec 14, 2006 12:36 am
 
yawn...
Posted: Dec 14, 2006 2:55 am
 
yawn...
too cool for school
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