Russian Circles will be headlining a six week long overseas tour in support of their latest release Empros out now on Sargent House. Support bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Always check with venues directly to confirm show times and age restrictions.
Democratic pollster Geoff Garin conducted a focus group during last night’s State of the Union address with voters in Columbus, Ohio (a key swing state). The group was evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans/Independents - and, according to a memo by Garin, the overall reaction to the…
“We’ve made music become something cheap and disposable. It’s something to sit on your hard drive for a few months before the 1s and 0s are completely flushed from existence. I don’t want Steve Jobs to be the voice of our generation. I don’t want the learning curve on an instrument to be the time it takes to familiarize oneself with the latest software. I don’t want a musical genius’s greatest work to be a free download on Bandcamp. I want some sense of permanence, some sort of assurance that our artists aren’t just creating tomorrow’s junk and digital ether.”—http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2012/01/20/this-trash-shouldve-been-free
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