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Grandma Misra Adds History of Locales to Tour Updates  

Posted at 12:53 pm

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.

Written by leo on September 26th, 2012

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Black Swans on Coke Machine Glow • Will Johnson & Patterson Hood Interview One Another on Aquarium Drunkard  

Posted at 1:38 pm

The Black Swans were recently featured via Coke Machine Glow. This is added to a long list of outstanding reviews, praise, and features:

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.

Written by leo on September 10th, 2012

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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.”