Melt Banana Fall Tour

Japanese weird / electronic / punk group Melt Banana has announced a fall tour of North America:

2011/10/01 Eugene WOW Hall (OR, USA)
2011/10/02 Portland Star Theater (OR, USA)
2011/10/03 Seattle Chop Suey (WA, USA)
2011/10/04 Missoula Badlander (MT, USA)
2011/10/06 Salt Lake City Kilby Court (UT, USA)
2011/10/08 Denver Larimer Lounge (CO, USA)
2011/10/09 Kansas City The Record Bar (MO, USA)
2011/10/10 Omaha The Waiting Room (NE, USA)
2011/10/11 Iowa City The Mill (IA, USA)
2011/10/12 Sioux Falls Boonies Bar (SD, USA)
2011/10/13 Minneapolis Triple Rock Social Club (MN, USA)
2011/10/14 Madison High Noon Saloon (WI, USA)
2011/10/15 Milwaukee The Cactus Club (WI, USA)
2011/10/16 Chicago Subterranean (IL, USA)
2011/10/17 St. Louis Cicero’s (MO, USA)
2011/10/18 Bloomington The Bishop (IN, USA)
2011/10/19 Newport The Historic Southgate House (KY, USA)
2011/10/20 Lansing Mac’s Bar (MI, USA)
2011/10/22 Cleveland Grog Shop (OH, USA)
2011/10/23 Ithaca The Haunt (NY, USA)
2011/10/25 Toronto Wrongbar (ON, CANADA)
2011/10/26 Montreal Il Motore (QC, CANADA)
2011/10/27 Cambridge TT The Bears (MA, USA)
2011/10/28 Hamden The Space (CT, USA)
2011/10/29 New York City Santos Party House (NY, USA)
2011/10/31 Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (PA, USA)
2011/11/01 Washington DC The Red Palace (DC, USA)
2011/11/02 Baltimore The Ottobar (MD, USA)
2011/11/04 Chapel Hill Local 506 (NC, USA)
2011/11/05 Atlanta The Earl (GA, USA)
2011/11/15 Birmingham Bottletree Cafe (AL, USA)
2011/11/16 Mobile Alabama Music Box (AL, USA)
2011/11/17 Houston Fitzgerald’s (TX, USA)
2011/11/18 Dallas The Prophet Bar (TX, USA)
2011/11/19 Austin Mohawk (TX, USA)
2011/11/20 San Antonio Jack’s (TX, USA)
2011/11/22 Tucson Club Congress (AZ, USA)
2011/11/23 Mesa Hollywood Alley (AZ, USA)

Newsbits

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NPR has released a 1995 feature on Carla Bley.

Nate Wooley has a new release out on Important Records entitled Seven Storey Mountain, and featuring Chris Corsano and C. Spencer Yeh.

Zeromoon has a new release out from Steve Hilmy and Daniel Barbiero, available for free streaming.

Skirl Records has a new release out from Leah Paul, featuring Chris Speed and Jessica Pavone.

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Fall Out Of Your Head Schedule

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From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

We’ve finalized the full schedule for the rest of August, September, and October. As always we’re at the Windup Space (12 W North Ave, Baltimore MD) from 9:30p to midnight EVERY Tuesday night. All of these are one-time-only, never-to-be-repeated bands so come check out what you can! Lots of great lineups for these three months. Hope to see you out…enjoy.

August 16–Ben Frock-trumpet; Susan Alcorn-pedal steel guitar; Jackie Pollauf-harp

August 23–Danny Gouker-trumpet; Janel Leppin-cello; Chris Pumphrey-rhodes; Will Redman-drums

August 30–Eric Trudel-reeds; Matt Rynes-reeds; Mike Cerri-trumpet; Savino Palumbo-piano; Patrick McAvinue-violin; Zack Branch-cello; Zach Swanson-bass

September 6–John Dierker-reeds; Matt Frazao-guitar; Jack Leckie-bass; Mike Ross-drums

September 13–Peter Formanek-sax; Anthony Pirog-guitar; Brian Brunsman-bass; Alan Munshower-drums

September 20–Colin Renick-reeds; Adam Hopkins-bass; Ethan Snyder-drums

September 27–Amanda Bloom-voice; Lauren Shusterich-voice; Erik Spangler-turntables, electronics

October 4–Dave Ballou-trumpet; Blake Cramer-vibraphone; Michael Ronstadt-cello; Mike Kuhl-drums

October 11–Anna Meadors-sax; Dan Wallace-sax; Dan Ryan-guitar; Jason Cohen-drums

October 18–Derrick Michaels-sax; Jon Lipscomb-guitar; Kevin Gift-keyboards; Mike Ross-drums

October 25–John Dierker-reeds; Andrew Delclos-bassoon; Liz Meredith-viola; Alex Weber-bass; Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums

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Ars Nova Workshop Fall Schedule

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Wednesday, September 14, 8pm, $15, Philadelphia Art Alliance
Angelica Sanchez Quintet + Jen Shyu/Mark Dresser

Tuesday, September 27, 8pm, Free, The Rotunda
Mikrokolektyw
Philadelphia Debut Performance

Thursday, October 20, 8pm. Free, The Rotunda
Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society

Saturday, November 19, 8pm, $15, Philadelphia Art Alliance
The Claudia Quintet + 1 w/ Theo Bleckmann + Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
Record Release Celebration: The Claudia Quintet’s What Is The Beautiful?

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Lea Cummings – Revelations From the New Silence Vol. III- The New
Small Hours – Pulse II
Placenta Lyposuction / Bördel Noïr – Self Titled
Andreas Brandal – Into Thin Air
Various Artists – SILENCE=DEATH
Satori – Live at the Cave/Salzburg
Nurse Unit – Detox(tape boxset)
Mamuthones – Self Titled
Dead Body Collection/Ascites – Tissue Damage
Boar – Wall Reaper
False Mirror – Derelict World