September 08, 2011
DO YOU BOOK DIY SHOWS?-All of you who book shows across the United States or actually anywhere in the world, get in touch. Trying to build a good network of DIY venues/promoters for Asian Man Records bands. So get in touch if you can help with booking. email@example.com
TRADES: Anybody live in the bay area?? Near San Francisco? Want to trade stuff for Asian Man cds, shirts, etc. What free stuff you ask?? Basically
anything..if you work in a restaurant, theater, any type of entertainment like arcades, batting cages, amusement parks, blah blah....anything. Let's trade!! Anything we have at Asian Man is up for trade. BOOYAH!!
I'm listening to the SPECIALS s/t album from 1979 and my goodness it's a really friggin good record. Can it really be 32 years ago that this came out? Did you know Elvis Costello produced this record? Anyways, SKA is good man. Some people like to make fun of it, but heck.. i like it.
So yeah, here's some ska news for you.
Got the master for the new DAN P AND THE BRICKS album. Sounds pretty amazing. For those who aren't familiar, Dan Potthast fronts this band along with AJ, MATT, BRENDAN, and PHIL form SLOW GHERKIN. 10 piece band with five piece horn section and wow. Beautiful. Imagine a more mid tempo MU330/SLOW GHERKIN record with just a wall of harmonies blowing us away. Dan's wife even lends her vocal talents and yeah...SKA SKA SKA....Maybe I should start a new SKA band? Hmmmm......
MONKEY is heading off tomorrow for a 3 week tour of EUROPE. They all work day jobs and have been saving their money to pay for plane tickets. I talked to the singer CURT last night and he told me the goal was to lose no more than $3,000. DOH!!! Pretty amazed that they are just going for it and hoping people show up. So it would be much appreciated if you can help spread the word to friends you have in any of these cities below. Also, they have 2 days they're still trying to fill, so if you happen to book shows and can help with that it would be much appreciated. Here's the info:
Sep 10 OLD BELL - Derbyshire, UK
Sep 11 IVYLINE FESTIVAL - Plymouth, UK
Sep 12 TALBOT PUB - Bornemouth, UK
Sep 13 THE HOBGOBLIN - Brighton, UK
Sep 14 AMMEHEOLA - Bree, Belgium
Sep 15 HELP!!!!-N GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, FRNANCE
Sep 16 LE TIPI - Liege, Belgium
Sep 17 DE PIEK - Vlissingen, NL
Sep 18 WALLONIE - Namur, Belgium
Sep 19 KASSABLANCA - Jena, Germany
Sep 20 CROSS CLUB - Praha, CZ
Sep 21 IMBIR - Krakow, Poland
Sep 22 COLOSSEUM - Kosice, Slovakia
Sep 23 LOOP - Vienna, Austria
Sep 24 SUBLIME - Afflenz, Austria
Sep 25 GROMKA - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sep 26 HELP!!!!-N. ITALY
Sep 27 BARATHYM - Toulon, France
Sep 28 GASWERK - Winthur, Switzerland
Sep 29 MALOE MELO - Amsterdam, Holland
Sep 30 THE TIMEPIECE - Exeter, UK
What else? KEPI is awesome, KEVIN SECONDS will buy a new van, AJJ touring soon, BTMI is doing something in NY I am guessing?, CLASSICS OF LOVE almost finished recording, THE RIPTIDES are doing Canadian things(whatever that is?), JOYCE MANOR are probably having a burrito, SPRAYNARD are excited about living in WESTCHESTER, PA, THE WILD are excited the BRAVES will be in the playoffs, HOT TODDIES getting ready for wedding number 2, and Brendan Kelly is at home wishing he was on tour.
peace, mike park firstname.lastname@example.org
ps-buy our stuff. I have 2 kids. They need expensive stuff like food and diapers.