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Hammer Down – Rest in Peace Jason Molina  

Posted at 1:47 pm

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A newspaper clipping featuring Molina’s high school band The Spine Riders. Shared via friend Todd Jacops – an original member of Songs: Ohia.

We are all deeply saddened to hear that Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. has passed away. He was a phenomenal Ohio musician and his music meant a lot to many in the Misra camp.

Molina hit close to home (literally and figuratively) and Misra had artists lucky enough to share stages and records with him throughout his expansive career. Will Johnson of Centro-matic released Molina & Johnson alongside Jason in 2009 and Southeast Engine played shows and shared the same booking agent as MEC. In addition, Shearwater did a number of dates with Molina back in the day.

His music seemed to make time stand still and, for brief moments, it left a lingering sense that everything was going to be okay. Oh, what a beautiful gift Jason Molina gave. “It ain’t Hallelujah, but it might as well have been.”

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Old Songs: Ohia flier shared via friend Todd Jacops – an original member of the band.

Will Johnson Living Room Tour  

Posted at 8:56 am

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Will Johnson will embark on a living room tour of the Southern United States. The tour kicks off on February 12. Here is a recent feature via the fine folks of Pop Press International on Centro.

Will Johnson

Date City Venue Country
02/12/13 Alexandria, LA Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/13/13 Mobile, AL IMC / Satori Coffee House United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/14/13 Waverly, AL Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/15/13 Athens, GA Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/16/13 Snellville, GA Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/17/13 Huntsville, AL Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/18/13 Nashville, TN Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/20/13 Memphis, TN Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/21/13 Dallas, TX Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/22/13 Houston, TX Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/23/13 Sealy, TX Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/24/13 Austin, TX Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.
02/25/13 San Antonio, TX Living Room Show United States
Time: 6:00pm.

Written by leo on February 4th, 2013

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Reminder: Shearwater supporting Dinosaur Jr. • Black Swans supporting WHY? • R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson, Centro-matic Tours  

Posted at 8:23 am

A reminder that Shearwater are currently supporting Dinosaur Jr., Black Swans are supporting WHY?, and R. Ring, Southeast Engine, Water Liars, Will Johnson (solo), and Centro-matic all having forthcoming tours. Hallelujah the Hills and Emily Rodgers also have a few shows lined up as well.

Head to the tour page on Misra’s site here to learn more. Thanks for supporting independent music!

Paste Magazine Features Will Johnson’s Baseball Paintings  

Posted at 9:22 am

Will Johnson is a wonderful fellow. Grandma Misra loves that dude. In addition to fronting Centro-matic & South San Gabriel, his solo career, his drum duties with Monsters of Folk, his participation in New Multitudes (with Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, and Anders Parker), etcetera, Will is also an avid baseball lover and painter. He marries the two by creating baseball paintings and Paste Magazine recently featured them. WJ will head on tour soon. Check out the dates below.

Will Johnson Late Summer/Autumn 2012 Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
09/13/12 Mobile, AL IMC / Satori Coffee House United States
09/14/12 Waverly, AL Living Room Show United States
09/15/12 Birmingham, AL Living Room Show United States
09/16/12 Atlanta, GA Living Room Show United States
09/17/12 Athens, GA Living Room Show United States
09/19/12 Baltimore, MD Living Room Show United States
09/21/12 Philadelphia, PA Living Room Show United States
09/23/12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge United States
09/24/12 Boston, MA Living Room Show United States
09/25/12 Montpelier, VT Living Room Show United States
09/26/12 Buffalo, NY Living Room Show United States
09/27/12 Cleveland, OH Living Room Show United States
09/28/12 Chicago, IL Schubas United States
Address: 3159 N Southport.
09/29/12 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway United States
10/02/12 Dallas, TX Texas Theatre United States
10/03/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s United States
10/04/12 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe United States
11/06/12 Barcelona Sidecar Spain
11/07/12 Madrid, Spain Teatro Lara United States
11/08/12 Orense, Spain Cafe Pop Torgal – American Autumn United States
11/09/12 San Sebastian, Spain Teatro Victoria Eugenia United States
11/11/12 Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway John Dee United States
11/12/12 Helsinki, Finland Savoy Theatre United States
11/13/12 London, UK Union Chapel United States
11/15/12 Enschede, Netherlands Crossing Border United States
11/15/12 The Hague, Netherlands Crossing Border United States

Centro-matic Paste Video Premiere – Bastrop County Fire Memorial Video  

Posted at 8:37 pm

Last year, Misra donated some of our Will Johnson & Centro-matic stock to WJ’s efforts in aiding Bastrop County fire victims. To note: credit should be given to Will, not Misra, for this great thought and effort. Alas, we were very happy to help in the cause.

Pulled from Paste Magazine‘s website:

To memorialize the victims, Denton-based rockers Centro-matic filmed a video for their song “Against the Line” amongst some of the fire’s debris. The video is meant to highlight the devastation the fire caused, but also to bring hope—it features a group of children cleaning up debris from a charred forest.

Centro-matic’s Will Johnson explains:

“The 2011 Bastrop County fires affected thousands of people, homes, pets and wildlife in an area very dear to my family and many of our friends. My wife, step-son and I lived out there for a time, and the Lost Pines State Park quickly became our common weekend destination; a place of sanctuary and inspiration. Our band held a couple of fundraisers in the aftermath of these devastating fires, but found that we also wanted to pay tribute in a more creative way. This video is our means of tribute to the area, its people, and the rebuilding efforts and signs of new life that are taking place in Bastrop County.”