(St. Vincent)

SXSW is approaching, and that means bands on tour. Starting it off a little early is Shooting Spires, the sort-of-solo side project of Parts & Labor member BJ Warshaw. I had previously posted a track from their new album, in case you missed it. Before the great migration to Austin picks up in March, go see a new band with a very distinctive sound (and then go see Parts & Labor when they tour in March too).

Shooting Spires' Upcoming Shows:
Feb 12 - Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Feb 13 - Bug Jar - Rochester
Feb 14 - Bourbon St. - Columbus, Ohio
Feb 15 - MoCA - Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 16 - Empty Bottle w/ A Tundra - Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 - Mix Tapes - East Moline, Illinois
Feb 18 - Bilken Club w/ HEALTH - St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 19 - Cinemat w/ Gravitas, Mouth Breather - Bloomington, Indiana
Feb 20 - Void Skateshop - Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 21 - Pilot Light - Knoxville, Tennessee
Feb 22 - Werehouse - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Feb 23 - Spazzitorium - Greenville, North Carolina
Feb 24 - The Camel w/ Bermuda Triangles - Richmond, Virginia
Feb 25 - Velvet Lounge - Washington DC, Washington DC
Feb 26 - Talking Head w/ WZT Hearts, Video Hippos - Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 27 - Danger Danger Gallery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 1 - Market Hotel w/ Genghis Tron, Aa, Ponytail, Cheveu, Double Dagger - Brooklyn, New York
Mar 12 - Habana Calle 6, Cardboard Records SXSW Showcase - Austin, Texas
Mar 16 - Double-Wide Bar w/ Parts & Labor, Torche, Pterodactyl - Dallas, Texas

And the Death Set have a new music video:



Erica was a fellow crew member on the first year of the Miss Rockaway Armada's journey down the Mississippi. I fondly remember digging around in Manhattan construction site dumpsters looking for scrap wood with her. Whenever we were confronted by a grumpy authoritarian person, she was our spokesperson. Since besides being very cute and charming, she had an impressive way of dealing with people (even if they were not pleased with us). On top of all of this she is also a talented musician (oh and can also talk backwards, seriously). Anyway, I was always wishing I had something of hers recorded, and now I do, so I'm sharing it with you.

• Erica Freas - Moonshiner

• Erica Freas - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

A band's place in myspace.

1 comment:

  1. i know people who would give their left arm to take that photo.