Tuesday, September 30

Show Alert: No Age and Friends (Bigler Benefit) - The Echoplex - 10/12/08

On October 12, SSM faves No Age are heading up a benefit show on behalf of their friend Michele Bigler, who is currently battling cancer without any health insurance. The lineup includes David Scott Stone, The Movies, Modern Memory, The Tyde and Dublab DJs Ale and Jimmy Tamborello. Barbara Levin of Progressive Democrats of Amercia will also be speaking. Tickets are only $12 and include a raffle ticket for one of many prizes from "conscientious and super" sponsors.

Thursday, September 25

News: The Republic Tigers Detained In London, U.K. Tour Continues

Well well. The Republic Tigers score themselves their first tour on the other side of the pond, and how do they kick it off? By getting locked down for 24 hours by London-Gatwick Airport Immigration Officers.

Apparently some SNAFU with their work visas put TRT into a tight spot that threatened them with imminent deportation back to the U.S. However, an 11th hour saving grace ensured that these guys will get to show Scotland and England what they've got in store.

Head on over to David Gaumé's tour blog for a full account of the experience as well as pics from the tour, like this lovely one below at Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland. Full tour dates below.

Sep 25 2008 8:00P
Picture House w/Travis Edinburgh, Scotland
Sep 26 2008 8:00P
ABC w/ Travis Glasgow, UK
Sep 28 2008 8:00P
the Ritz w/Travis Manchester, UK
Sep 29 2008 8:00P
Liverpool Academy w/Travis Liverpool, UK
Sep 30 2008 8:00P
Wulfrun Hall w/Travis Wolverhampton, UK
Oct 2 2008 8:00P
Newcastle University w/Travis Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Oct 3 2008 8:00P
Norwich UEA w/Travis Norwich, UK
Oct 4 2008 8:00P
Pyramid Centre w/Travis Portsmouth, UK
Oct 6 2008 8:00P
Bath Pavilion w/Travis Bath, UK
Oct 7 2008 8:00P
Leadmill w/Travis Sheffield, UK
Oct 8 2008 8:00P
Astoria w/Travis London, UK
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
Hi Dive w/Bishop Allen Denver, Colorado
Nov 16 2008 8:00P
M-Shop w/Bishop Allen Ames, Iowa
Nov 17 2008 8:00P
Subterranean Lounge w/Bishop Allen Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, September 21

Recommended Music This Week: Mogwai

Hot off a face-melting tour, Mogwai release their sixth LP this Tuesday. Entitled The Hawk Is Howling, this album collects ten of the Scottish rockers' latest tracks, all of which can be heard right now on the band's Myspace. So bless your ears with those tracks, and feast your eyes on this amazing work of videography, "The Sun Smells Too Loud":