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Southeast Engine Brother Joseph Remnant Illustrates Posthumous Harvey Pekar Graphic Novel • NY Times Bestseller
Joseph Remnant – brother to Southeast Engine frontman Adam Remant and bassist Jesse Remnant – was discovered by the infamous comic book author Harvey Pekar a couple years back. Pekar was known for his American Splendor comic series that ran from 1976-1988 and was illustrated by the likes of R. Crumb (see cover for the Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Street and Big Brother & The Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills).
A 2003 film of the same name was done on Pekar’s life, starred Paul Giamatti (in addition to Pekar), and won first honors at Sundance. Here is a clip of Pekar getting into a fight on David Letterman’s show.
So it goes, Pekar saw a spread Joseph drew in Arthur Magazine and quickly asked him to illustrate Cleveland – a graphic novel concerning his hometown. Joseph obliged, though halfway through the process Pekar abruptly passed away. Thankfully, the script was written and Joseph was able to finish Pekar’s now-posthumous novel on the author’s hometown of Cleveland, OH.
Cleveland is a a spectacular artifact and charted on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. You can purchase it here and read more about it below. Thanks for supporting the arts. Hey, who knows, perhaps Southeast Engine will have a Big Brother & The Holding Company-esque cover in future days?…
“One of the very greatest works by that unique and irreplaceable American voice, the truly splendorous Harvey Pekar… graced by the impeccable and poignant artistry of Joseph Remnant.” – From the introduction by Alan Moore
“A must for graphic-novel, Americana, and localism buffs alike.” – Booklist (starred review)
”Often insightful, and unafraid to show himself in an extremely uncomplimentary light, Pekar illustrates 70 years of recent history as seen through the eyes of one gloomy but talented pessimist… Remnant brings this very personal history to vibrant life with his own flair for the charm of the ordinary. Cleveland will stand as a must-have volume in Pekar’s body of work.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“America’s poet-comic-laureate of curmudgeonhood is sorely missed, but thankfully, this posthumous book, like Hamlet’s father, is here to remind us of the great man, the great Pekar.” – Jonathan Ames, author and creator of HBO’s Bored to Death
“A great American writer at the very tip top of his game and working with one of the best visual interpreters of his long career. Cleveland is a masterpiece, a modern American masterpiece.” – Richard Metzger, Dangerous Minds
Southeast Engine plays the Dayton Music Festival this weekend (Facebook event). In addition to two (different) SEE sets each night, the band will play the A-Side of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand” on Friday @ 8 PM @ Omega Records and the B-Side on Saturday @ 12:30 PM @ Canal St. Tavern.
SEE heads on a tour of the Midwest and Northeast from 11/1-11/10 (Facebook event). All dates are listed above.
Southeast Engine Head on Midwest Jaunt this Weekend + More Autumn Dates • Water Liars Still Touring Like Mad
Southeast Engine head out on a 4-day Midwest jaunt this weekend. They also head to Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville at month’s end, to the Dayton Music Fest at October’s beginning, and on a proper tour of the northeast at November’s onset. Water Liars are still touring like mad for the rest of 2012. Dates for both bands below:
|09/20/12||Athens, Ohio||Casa Cantina||United States|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $6.|
|09/21/12||Morgantown, WV||Gene’s||United States|
|09/22/12||Toledo, OH||The Ottawa Tavern||United States|
|09/23/12||Youngstown, OH||Cedar’s Lounge||United States|
|Admission: $5. Age restrictions: 18+. with Sam Goodwill|
|09/28/12||Nelsonville, OH||Stuart’s Opera House||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. FREE Stuart’s Outdoor Show for Nelsonville Final Fridays|
|10/05/12||Dayton, OH||Omega Music||United States|
|Admission: FREE. Dayton Music Festival – with Goodbye and Shrug. SEE plays 3rd at 8 PM and will play a regular set, in addition to the A-Side of Guided by Voices’ “Bee Thousand.”|
|10/06/12||Dayton, OH||Canal Street Tavern||United States|
|Dayton Music Festival – playing a SEE set, in addition to the B-Side of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand”|
|11/01/12||Columbus, OH||The Tree Bar||United States|
|11/02/12||Pittsburgh, PA||Club Cafe||United States|
|Admission: $8. Age restrictions: 21+.|
|11/03/12||Washington, DC||The Dunes||United States|
|11/04/12||Phoenixville, PA||Steel City Coffeehouse||United States|
|11/06/12||Albany, NY||Red Square||United States|
|11/07/12||New Haven, CT||BAR||United States|
|Age restrictions: 21+. with Dolfish|
|11/08/12||Allston, MA||Great Scott||United States|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $9. Age restrictions: 18+. with Hallelujah the Hills|
|11/09/12||Peace Dale, RI||Roots Hoot House Concerts||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $18. Age restrictions: 21+.|
|11/10/12||New York, NY||The Slipper Room||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10 advance / $12 door. early show|
|09/19/12||Lexington, KY||Cosmic Charlie’s||United States|
|09/20/12||Cincinnati, OH||The Comet||United States|
|09/21/12||Nashville, TN||The Basement||United States|
|09/22/12||Oxford, MS||The Blind Pig||United States|
|09/29/12||Water Valley, MS||Doc’s Tavern||United States|
|w/ Matt Patton (dj set)|
|10/06/12||Hot Springs, AR||The Plaza||United States|
|Hot Water Hills Music Festival|
|10/07/12||Memphis, TN||Murphy’s||United States|
|10/12/12||Chicago, IL||Martyr’s||United States|
|w/ Frontier Ruckus|
|10/13/12||Milwaukee, WI||Cactus Club||United States|
|w/ Frontier Ruckus|
|10/14/12||Fairfield, IA||The Beauty Shop||United States|
|10/17/12||Lawrence, KS||Replay||United States|
|10/18/12||Wichita, KS||Rock Island Live||United States|
|10/19/12||Denton, TX||The LABB||United States|
|10/21/12||Austin, TX||Frank||United States|
|10/22/12||Houston, TX||Mango’s||United States|
|10/24/12||Jackson, MS||Hal & Mal’s (Red Room)||United States|
|w/ Shovels & Rope, Frontier Ruckus|
|10/25/12||Oxford, MS||Proud Larry’s||United States|
|w/ Frontier Ruckus|
|10/26/12||St. Louis, MO||Old Rock House||United States|
|10/27/12||Columbia, MO||Mojo’s||United States|
|w/ Frontier Ruckus|
|10/28/12||Fayetteville, AR||La La Land||United States|
|w/ Real Live Tigers|
|10/30/12||Hot Springs, AR||Maxine’s||United States|
|10/31/12||Jackson, TN||Downtown Tavern||United States|
|11/03/12||Fort Wayne, IN||Brass Rail||United States|
|11/04/12||Indianapolis, IN||Fletcher Place Arts & Books||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.|
|11/10/12||Grand Rapids, MI||DAAC||United States|
|w/ Small Houses|
|11/11/12||Rochester, NY||The Bug Jar||United States|
|11/12/12||Buffalo, NY||The Vault||United States|
|11/17/12||Providence, RI||AS220||United States|
|11/23/12||Baltimore, MD||Golden West Cafe||United States|
|w/ The Memory|
|11/25/12||Harrisonburg, VA||Blue Nile||United States|
|Age restrictions: 18+.|
|12/06/12||Jacksonville, FL||Underbelly||United States|
|12/08/12||Ocean Springs, MS||Government Street Grocery||United States|
|12/15/12||Oxford, MS||The Blind Pig||United States|
Southeast Engine Fall Tour Dates • Dayton Music Festival • Live & Breathing Session • Shitty Barn Photos
Southeast Engine’s Live & Breathing Video recently went up online. SEE performed a number of songs for the L&B folks out at Pickathon Music Festival 2012.
Live & Breathing recently featured Southeast Engine’s “Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains” alongside sessions by Phosphorescent, Califone, Damien Jurado, Dr. Dog, and many more. The footage was shot in the old Pendarvis Farm pump house on the festival grounds in Happy Valley, OR.
In addition, we wanted to share with you the incredible photos taken by Connie Ward from SEE’s recent show in Spring Green, Wisconsin at The Shitty Barn. This was one of the band’s favorite shows of all time. The people of Spring Green have a good thing going on. You can see the photo album here at their Facebook page (no login required to view).
Lastly, Southeast Engine heads out on a nice midwest jaunt, followed by a slot at the Dayton Music Festival, and a proper east coast tour at November’s beginning. In Dayton, the band’s hometown, SEE will do a set of Guided By Voices songs Friday, October 5 at Omega Music, followed by a regular set at historic Canal St. Tavern on Saturday, October 6. Dates are subject to be added and changed, but below is what we have to announce. Thanks for your support!
Southeast Engine Autumn 2012 Dates
09-20 – Athens, OH – Casa Cantina
09-21 – Morgantown, WV – Gene’s
09-22 – Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
09-23 – Youngstown, OH – Cedar’s Lounge
10-05 – Dayton, OH - Dayton Music Festival @ Omega Music (FREE Show – GBV Set)
10-06 – Dayton, OH – Dayton Music Festival @ Canal Street Tavern
11-01 – Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar
11-02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
11-03 – Washington, DC – The Dunes
11-04 – Phoenixville, PA – Steel City Coffeehouse
11-06 – Albany, NY – Red Square
11-07 – New Haven, CT – BAR
11-08 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11-09 – Peace Dale, RI – Roots Hoot House Concerts
11-10 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room(early show)
Great Praise continues to roll in for Southeast Engine, including a phenomenal piece by Andrew Gilstrap of PopMatters called “Fear and Hope in the Great Depression,” as well as a beautiful acoustic video of “Ruthie” (off SEE’s Canary). The video was filmed live at Pickathon by the kindhearted badasses of KEXP in Seattle and The PopMatters article addresses the themes of both Canary (2011) and its companion EP Canaanville (2012).
In addition, the band had some wonderful new photos taken by the wildly talented Alison Vagnini while they were touring through Denver, CO on their way to Pickathon 2012. The first is up there for all to see.
A week after the release of Canaanville, the praise continues to roll in. Andrew Gistrap describes Canaanville and Canary as “[o]ne of the most recent, and most striking portrayals of small-town life” in his eloquent field study for PopMatters. It’s not every day they appear on a list with Kanye and Ben Gibbard, but in their “must hear countdown” AV Club says: “Old Oak Tree” is a sweet little tune about love, death, and small-town living.” The boys even had a chance to catch up with WOUB.
In addition, NPR’s Mountain Stage will be rebroadcasting Southeast Engine’s performance from last October. You can listen to it on your local NPR affiliate on August 10th.
We are thrilled to announce that Southeast Engine’s Canaanville EP is officially out today. Canaanville is a 4-song appendix EP to 2011′s critically-acclaimed Canary. It is designed to accompany that album, but is *not* a set of B-sides or outtakes. Please support and purchase the album here.
Quick Listen [link]: ”Old Oak Tree”
Tour Dates [link]: Southeast Engine is on the road right now en route to Pickathon Music Festival to play alongside Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more.
>>> Southeast Engine’s most recent Daytrotter session posted today. Thanks to Sean, Phil, & the DT gang for the love.
>>> SEE’s new Canaanville EP – a 4-song appendix to 2011′s Canary - arrives next Tuesday, July 31. You can purchase it as a t-shirt album here (new SEE shirt + download of EP).
>>> A SEE Pickathon tour commences this Friday, 7/27. The band plays in the midwest, west, then midwest once more en route to and from the festival. In addition to SEE, this year’s Pickathon lineup includes Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more.
Time & Breath eat cake.
In recent days, Misra co-founder and Mendoza Line frontman Timothy Bracy, alongside wife and Bird of Youth accordionist Elizabeth Nelson, have duly heartened Grandma via word and sound. The dream twosome have been writing for The Washington Post, NPR, Stereogum, etc. and rocking in a new band called The Paranoid Style.