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Tour Update – Out of the snow and into the sunshine

This tour is going great! In case you don’t read my blog all the time, here’s what’s going on with me: I flew out to Seattle to play keyboards in a band called iji on a 5 week tour of the US. Since the members of iji were also my backing band on tour last October we’re playing a couple Just Another Snake Cult songs at the shows as part of the iji sets.

We started tour in Vancouver, BC were we played again with Collapsing Opposites, who are really great. I’d describe them as posi-twee-pop-punk.

The next show was in Seattle. Hungry Cloud Darkening wrecked their van in the snow and therefore could not make it, which is a shame because I’ve been wanting to see them. But we did a full Just Another Snake Cult set in their place and it went over really well. Olympia was fun, and I got to see more friends.

The weather was freezing and snowing and generally miserable until we got down to California. We played in Oakland in the backyard of a giant, beautiful turn-of-the-century Victorian house. It had art nouveau wallpaper in the bathroom. Lots of sculptures in the yard. Kale and sweet potatoes on the stove. I got homesick for California. It was such a good feeling.

Santa Barbara was also a good feeling. I’m always really happy to see everybody there. We went to the beach and got sun burned. I’m looking forward to hearing recordings from Power Of Now, because the songs that were played at the show were really cool.

Tonight was our L.A. show. We played at the Smell. My past Smell experience was really rotten, but today was nice. That iji, James Rabbit, and Pangea all played at the same show was amazing. Pangea never ceases to amaze me. They burned us a copy of their latest album — really great garage rock stuff. In addition to backing me on a couple of my songs, iji backed up Mandarin Dynasty for a special guest appearance. In the car we’ve been listening to a preview of a forthcoming Mandarin Dynasty album and we’re all really excited for it.

The shows just keep getting more fun.  I’m loving seeing James Rabbit play every night.  They are easily one of the best bands in existence.

Here are the remaining upcoming shows:

March 9th San Diego, CA – The Park Gallery

March 10th ??

March 11th Flagstaff, AZ – Cottage House

March 12th Phoenix, AZ – The Trunkspace w/ Hello the Mind Control, French Quarter, and Feel Free

March 13th Tucson, AZ – Brutal Sun Fest at Scrappys w/Just Another Snake Cult

March 14th Santa Fe, NM

March 15th Amarillo, TX– The 806

March 16th Grapevine, TX – Pause

March 17th Houston, TX – Super Happy Fun Land

March 18th Austin, TX – ?

March 19th Austin, TX – Waterloo Cycles 12pm

March 20th Austin, TX – ?

March 21st Norman, OK – The Red Room

March 22nd Kansas City, MO – The Studded Bird w/ Mary Fortune

March 23rd Denver, CO – Yellow Feather Coffee w/ All Liver no Onions and D-Starts

March 24th Grand Junction, CO

March 25th Salt Lake City, UT – House Show

March 26th Logan, UT – The Why Sound

March 27th Missoula, MT– The Lab

March 28th Moscow, ID – Mr. Studley’s House

March 29th SPOKANE, WA

Iji Tour and Bröötal Sun Fest 2011

I am going on a U.S. tour — not my own, but playing keyboards with my friends in the band Iji (who are pretty much the same people as in Mega Bog, but with Zach’s songs instead of Erin’s).  EDIT: I forgot to mention, but we will play some Just Another Snake Cult songs during the iji sets!  Thanks Zach for pointing that out!  So you will get your taste of the Seattle incarnation of Just Another Snake Cult! We’re traveling with a band I used to be in called James Rabbit.  It’s going to be roughly 5 weeks on the road, covering a big loop of the west half of the United States.  We’ll be in Austin during the b.s. that’s going on there in late March.  And we are doing at least one Just Another Snake Cult performance along the way, at Bröötal Sun Fest 2011 in Tucson, Arizona on March 13th.

Brootal Sun Fest 2011 Flyer

Here’s links to most of the bands on the line-up.

Check out the page for our tour for more info on that, and here’s the route:

Feb 26th Vancouver, CA – Nyala w/ Collapsing Opposites

Feb 27th Seattle, WA – Healthy Times Fun Club w/ Hungry Cloud Darkening and S. Funkee

Feb 28th Olympia, WA – House Show w/ Young Salmon

March 1st Portland, OR – The Glittr Dome w/ Orca Team

March 2nd Corvallis, OR – Stumptown Sounds w/ Brian Smith

March 3rd Chico, CA

March 4th Davis, CA – Robot Residence w/ World History

March 5th Oakland, CA – House Show Afternoon BBQ

March 6th Santa Cruz, CA – Laurel Manor w/ Ghost Puppet

March 7th Santa Barbara, CA – The Pink Mailbox w/ Power Of Now

March 8th Los Angeles, CA – The Smell w/ Pangea and Moses Campbell

March 9th San Diego, CA – The Park Gallery

March 10th Tijuana Mexico

March 11th Megabog in Tempe, AZ

March 12th Phoenix, AZ – The Trunkspace w/ Hello the Mind Control, French Quarter, and Feel Free

March 13th Tucson, AZ – Brutal Sun Fest at Scrappys

March 14th Las Cruces, NM

March 15th Amarillo, TX– The 806

March 16th Grapevine, TX – Pause

March 17th Houston, TX – Super Happy Fun Land

March 18th Austin, TX – SXSW

March 19th Austin, TX – Waterloo Cycles 12pm

March 20th Austin, TX – SXSW

March 21st Norman, OK – The Red Room

March 22nd Kansas City, MO – The Studded Bird w/ Mary Fortune

March 23rd Denver, CO – Yellow Feather Coffee w/ All Liver no Onions and D-Starts

March 24th Grand Junction, CO

March 25th Salt Lake City, UT – House Show

March 26th Logan, UT – The Why Sound

March 27th Missoula, MT

March 28th MOSCOW, ID

March 29th SPOKANE, WA

Flyer for Show on Friday

The Tin Can is:
1863 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

December shows in California

I’m slowly making my way down the west coast. Will be playing some California shows in December, these with a backing band of kids from San Diego (Monsters From Mars, Dreamboat,…).

Dec 10th – Tin Can Ale House, San Diego, CA (facebook event) w/Still Flyin’, Red Pony Clock, The Endless Bummer
Dec 11th – Biko Garage, Goleta, CA (facebook event) w/Still Flyin’, Watercolor Paintings, Bearing Systems, Corpus Collosum
Dec 28th – Park Gallery, San Diego, CA w/Feel Free

If you don’t know Still Flyin’, check them out!  They are “an indiepop super group kind of thing that plays ska/reggae music”–or hammjamm as they call it–“with members from bands like Masters of the Hemisphere, Je Suis France, The Aislers Set, Eux Autres, The Lucksmiths, Red Pony Clock, Rafter, Love is All, The Ladybug Transistor, Architecture in Helsinki, Maserati, Poundsign, Dear Nora, and probably more.”  Here’s some video:

Announcing US Dates

Just Another Snake Cult and Mega Bog Northwest mini-tour.  We’ve ended up jettisoning the California dates due to various difficulties.  We’re still “semi-unsure about line ups and venues,” but here’s how it’s tentatively looking right now:

10.21 anacortes @ the business w/moterbikes HUNGRY CLOUD DARKENING
10.22 seattle @ kaladi bros w/ neighbors, iji
10.23 vancouver at toast collective w/ collapsing opposites, GREENBELT, bad fate
10.24 bellingham at home bass house (1314 humbolt st) w/ Zach Zinn
10.25 tacoma @ Peabody Walldorf w/humble cub
10.27 olympia @ Chez Pugez w/GENERIFUS, TAKHOMA
10.29 seattle halloween w/ Mostly Ghostly, Monster Band

Am also working on southern California shows for December.

Iceland Airwaves

We are performing at the Iceland Airwaves festival on Saturday at 20:20 at Sódóma.

Áa just sent me a link to a pretty cool personalized Airwaves schedule website, where you can select which artists you want to see and it compiles a personalized schedule for you.  Pretty handy!  Only thing to make it really top notch would be the ability to preview to a sound clip from each band.  If most people are anything like me, we have no idea who most of these bands are, and more importantly, we may love a band we know nothing about yet.  Oh well, I’ll have to spend an evening with an internet connection some time in the next few days and figure out who I most want to see.

Listen live! If you didn’t buy a ticket (it’s sold out), you can still listen to our performance live on Swedish web radio, http://www.gimmeindie.se/

Oct 7 @ Venue w/Skelkur í Bringu, Heavy Experience

Free show @ Venue (Tryggvagötu 22)
Thursday, October 7
9PM

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157831640901151

Havarí on Menningarnótt

We will be playing on Menningarnótt (“Culture Night”) at the Havarí record store (Austurstræti 6).   Show starts at 16:00.   Also playing is Of Monsters And Men.

Just Another Snake Cult will be performing for the first time with a full-band line-up.  We will be thrashing our way through songs from the upcoming album.

Innipúkinn 2010

I’m playing a solo, acoustic set on Sunday at the Innipúkkin festival outside of Sódóma and Venue on Tryggvagata/Naustin.  I’m slated to go on at 6PM.

There are a lot of really great bands playing the festival, especially on Sunday night.  If I were you (and had some form of income), I’d say it’s totally worth the entrance.  Here’s the facebook event page:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140078769353029

In other news, I’m putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released on Brak Hljómpötur.  It will be released in Iceland in August.

To play at Reykjavik Grapevine Grassroots next weekend