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Grandma Misra has always been allured by history. In fact, her fascination with the past (and its impact on the present) is largely why she took over the label in late 2010. Misra had released groundbreaking titles from Destroyer, Shearwater, Phosphorescent, etc., however, for various reasons, operations were on hiatus. Here we are in late 2012 and we’re rolling once more.
Anyway, in an effort to learn more about our world, Grandma decided to add tiny pieces of historical information to tour updates. Misra already alerts folks via Facebook, Twitter, etc. when label artists are coming to their towns. This will remain the same, however, updates will become geekier with the inclusion of history on the various locales. Here’s one from today via Misra’s Facebook. Welcome to our world of dorkiness:
Will Johnson plays Buffalo, NY tonight as part of his Living Room Tour. Buffalo (first settled in 1789) grew rapidly after the presence of the Ohio Erie Canal in 1825 and later became a major railroad hub. By 1900 Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the U.S. Not half bad.
Black Swans on Coke Machine Glow • Will Johnson & Patterson Hood Interview One Another on Aquarium Drunkard
The Black Swans were recently featured via Coke Machine Glow. This is added to a long list of outstanding reviews, praise, and features:
- Largehearted Boy
- Consequence of Sound
- No Depression
- MTV Hive and many more
Centro-matic’s Will Johnson & Patterson Hood interviewed one another for Aquarium Drunkard’s Longshot feature. It’s a fun piece and you can read it here.
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
|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|
|11/07/12||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|
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.”