Archive for August, 2006

Tiger Saw Diaries With Boston Phoenix

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

The
Boston Phoenix
has invited Tiger Saw to submit diary entries while on the latest of their many cross-country tours. Here is their intro to the invitation:

Here at the Phoenix we’ve been big Tiger Saw fans for a couple years, marveling at the ease with which Newburyport native Dylan Metrano expands, contracts, and mutates his ensemble. We’ve also been lurking on Dylan’s blogs for a while — it was, in fact, through one of his posts that we came across a then-unknown singer-pianist named Casey Dienel, who has been an occasional Tiger Saw member when she’s not out bowling over mini-Pitchforks with Pavement covers. Today Tiger Saw kicks off a cross-country barnstorm through cafes, bars, and bed-and-breakfasts, during which the group will swell from three members to perhaps a dozen; then again, maybe not. You never know. We asked him to document the whole thing and post some mp3s and stuff, and he was gracious enough not to say no. Stay tuned . . .

Meanwhile, the band has a new song titled “To Drown Tonight” up online that they played live for the 8/07/2006 installment of the No Love For Ned show.

And their cover of Kimya Dawson’s ‘It’s Been Raining” is available on the new Kelp 2- CD set, which is part of a monthly series of hand-packaged CDs produced by Karl Blau and sent out out to subscribers.

Geoff Farina-Related Disc and…Nuptials!

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

A year-and-a-half ago
Geoff Farina
made a recording with Nathan McBride (bassist w/Ken Vandermark, Pandelis Karayorgis) and Luther Gray (drummer w/Joe Morris Trio), and now it has seen the light of day. Entitled Almanac, it is Volume 4 of Atavistic’s Out Trios project, a series of trio recordings by the likes of Steve Shelley, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Lee Renaldo, and Tom Rainey.

And on a more personal note, Kimchee is pleased to congratulate Geoff on his rapidly approaching wedding day this September 2nd! Geoff marries his 6-years long sweetheart, whom he met in Padova in 1998 at Karate’s very first Italian show. They will exchange rings at the church in the center of Pordenone, the city where she was born and raised.

Paula Kelley Video Podcast

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

This comes straight from Paula Kelley’s other label (Stop, Pop & Roll) website:

Here’s something new… a
video podcast
! It’s a cool chronicle of Paula’s Northwest Tour and features some brand-new, previously unheard live recordings, along with a bunch of footage of the majestic
states of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Click above to access the RSS feed, or if you’d like to download an iPod-ready version, rick-click here.

And oh so exciting: Paula and the Orchestra spent some time in August in a studio at a secret North Hollywood location to begin work on the proper follow-up to her 2003 Kimchee release The Trouble With Success or How You Fit into the World.

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of…

Friday, August 11th, 2006

It’s a short gig, but worth mentioning for its schlock value: Tim Eriksen and Peter Irvine of Cordelia’s Dad will be performing with the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Singers as the Von Trapp Family Singers! The sound of this music will be heard shortly after 6:00pm for about 15 minutes on Tuesday, August 15th at
Transperformance 16
at the Pines Theater at Look Park. From the Transperformance website:

Transperformance is the annual end-of-summer bash produced by The Northampton Arts Council and the PTOs of the Northampton public schools to support arts enrichment in Northampton’s schools and in the community. The theme this year is Family. Local bands will cover groups that have family in their name or have members who are related, such as: The Jackson Five, The Neville Brothers, Sly and the Family Stone, The Kinks, and The Carpenters, to name just a few. Many of the area’s finest musical performers are donating time to create a memorable event that will have our community rocking.

Other “family” bands being re-created at this event including The Plastic Ono Band, INXS, Everly Brothers, Oasis, Sonny and Cher, Allman Brothers, Paul McCartney and Wings…and the list goes on!

Helms Drops Their New One

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

It’s been almost 4 years since the late 2002 release of their last disc McCarthy , but Helms has their third album, Secret Doors , ready to go on their own brand spankin’ new label
Plants and Brains
! The original version of this was completed well over a year ago with Kimchee’s Andy Hong engineering…and then, as Tina McCarthy puts it: “We decided we wanted to make a bunch of changes with bass sounds, and some lyrics and vocal stuff.” Kevin Micka at Small Church ended up recording the final version. A colored vinyl edition will soon be available through History Major Records. The record release show is this Saturday, August 5th, at the Middle East upstairs with Victory at Sea, Tiny Amps and Viva Viva. And there’s an interview with Sean McCarthy in the Weekly Dig this week