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Tweedy Tour
Yesterday The Minus 5 launched their month long promo tour for the new album "Dungeon Golds" out on March 10 on Yep Roc Records. They will tour as the opener on the Tweedy tour (and one date for The Decemberists ) the band this time around consists of Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Michael Giblin and Linda Pitmon.

March 7 at the Vic in Chicago

Hold Down The Fort
It's Beautiful Here
Twilight Distillery
In The Ground
Adios Half Soldier
With A Gun
Dungeon Golds
Blue Rickenbacker
The Days Of Wine And Booze
Aw Shit Man>My Generation

*thanks to bböp from viachicago.org for the setlist
Posted on 08 Mar 2015
Scott The Hoople box set at the Yep Roc store

Good news for the people who haven't found the 5 disc vinyl only album of the Minus 5, that was previously only available at record stores for RSD 2014. Yep Roc has found some copies of it stashed away and has put them up in theweb store . So if you haven't got it yet, or wanna gift it for someone for xmas act quickly, cause supply is limited. and once they are gone, they are gone!
And yes the album comes with a free download for all the tracks on this box set.
Posted on 08 Nov 2014
The Tripwires are releasing their new album "Get Young" on the Spanish FOLC records label. Out on September 15 (CD and LP) the record has 12 new tracks and will be accompanied by a Spanish tour in September to promote the release.
You can stream the record here, were you can also pre-order it.
The Tripwires consist of John Ramberg(The Minus 5), Jim Sangster(Young Fresh Fellows) his brother Johnny Sangster and Dan Peters(Mudhoney)

1.Get Young
2.Early Bright
3.You Have a Bell
4.Be All End All
5.Production Sedan
6.Owner Operator
7.How In Heaven's Name
9.Dance With a Drink
10.Good Sport
11.Anything Nice
12. Waiting For The Snow
Posted on 30 Aug 2014
Full summer Baseball Project Tour
Thu-Jul-10 Birmingham, AL Sirote Theatre
Fri-Jul-11 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sat-Jul-12 Durham, NC All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Sun-Jul-13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre - Schoolkids Records 40th Anniversary
Thu-Jul-17 Washington, DC The Hamilton
Fri-Jul-18 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Head Brewery
Sat-Jul-19 Ringwood, NJ Live at Drew's
Sun-Jul-20 New Windsor, NY Storm King Art Center
Tue-Jul-22 New London, CT Hygenic Art Park
Wed-Jul-23 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
Thu-Jul-24 Rochester, NY Party In The Park
Fri-Jul-25 Reading, PA Berks Vintage Baseball Festival Kickoff Party
Sat-Jul-26 Harrisburg, PA Midtown Arts Center
Sun-July-27 Port Chester, NY Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
Mon-Jul-28 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Tue-Jul-29 Portsmouth, NH The Press Room
Wed-Jul-30 Boston, MA Great Scott
Fri-Aug-01 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommegang
Sat-Aug-02 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
Sun-Aug-03 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Tue-Aug-05 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
Wed-Aug-06 St. Louis, MO Open Highway Festival - The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Thu-Aug-07 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
Sun-Aug-10 Madison, WI House Party *righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com for details*
Mon-Aug-11 Minneapolis, MN The Cedar Cultural Center
Wed-Aug-13 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
Fri-Aug-15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater

7/11, 7/17, 7/18, 7/26, 8/2, 8/15 The Minus 5 supports
7/20 Happiness supports
7/24 supporting Lucero
7/26, 7/28, 7/30 The Split Squad supports
8/1 with Dawes, Conor Oberst
8/6 Water Liars support
8/13 Pedal Jets support
8/15 Dressy Bessy supports

PS: for those of you on the west coast, look for the BBP in early September. Yep.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014
New Tuatara album out August 5th
from: barrettmartin.com



Instrumental powerhouseTUATARA are putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited follow-up to 2008'sThe Here and The Gone with Coleman Barks. The new album, titled UNDERWORLD, was produced by band drummer/founder Barrett Martin and mixed by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and will be released this summer via Martin's label, Sunyata Records.

Like their previous works, Tuatara's UNDERWORLD is an adventurous album steeped in electronic moods, slinky urban beats, hypnotic bass and guitar, and shimmering lines of vibraphone, marimba and bronze gamelans. The album features original membersScreaming Trees/Mad Season/Walking Papers drummer Barrett Martin, Luna's Justin Harwood, tenor sax legend Skerik, with special guest appearances by Peter Buck of REM and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. The album will also feature a guest appearance by Gnarls Barkley bassist Cedric LeMoyne and electronic sequences from New York's DJ Megman.

Explaining the gap between releases, Martin says, "Tuatara is more of a musical idea than a consistently working band, even though the same musicians always show up when it's time to make a new record. The reason for our 6-year absence has more to do with our individual lives and the other bands we play in. I was in graduate school for much of that time finishing a master's degree in ethnomusicology, and then I started the rock band Walking Papers. Mike McCready is always doing something with Pearl Jam, and Peter Buck joined about a half dozen other bands when REM called it quits. Justin now lives in New Zealand but I still send him tracks to play on. Skerik was touring the world with some of the top names in modern jazz.

But eventually, for whatever mystical reason, we are all drawn back together to make our shamanic music once again. It started with some electronic collaborations with DJ Megman in New York, and then some drum and bass jams with bassist Cedric LeMoyne out in LA. Mike McCready and I recorded some ideas in his home studio, and Skerik did some recording in his. That's the magic of Tuatara, its collaborative and fun, and we work at a pace that is enjoyable for us, and our listeners seem to enjoy it as well. It's also why we've been a band for almost 20 years - we let it breathe."

Led by Martin, Tuatara came together in 1996 with the initial idea of making music "that sounded like a film that had never been made." The result was 1997's groundbreaking debut, Breaking The Ethers, followed by ‘98's Trading With The Enemy, 2001's Cinemathique, ‘03's The Loading Program, ‘06's East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and ‘08's The Here and The Gone with Coleman Barks.

Carrying on a musical tradition influenced by late ‘60s experiments in jazz and rock, Tuatara blends a mixture of electronic sounds, exotic percussion, progressive beats, film score soundscapes and sublime compositions to thrilling effect. Soundtrack-wise, the vehicles featuring Tuatara music have been as wide-ranging as the songs themselves, including the hit HBO show "Sex & The City" ("25th & 6th) and the theme song for NPR's "All Things Considered" ("Dark State of Mind").

The band has continued to evolve over the years, using a revolving cast of players on each album that's included DJ Logic, DJ Spooky, Michael Franti, Mark Eitzel, John Wesley Harding, Gary Louris and Mark Olson of the Jayhawks, Steve Berlin from Los Lobos, Scott McCaughey, Victoria Williams, Jessy Greene and renowned Sufi poet Coleman Barks.
Posted on 12 Jul 2014

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Scott McCaughey

Peter Buck

The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon

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M. Ward
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see M. Ward Tourdates


The Lowe Beats
Nick Lowe tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Jim Sangster and Graham Black

Slow Music
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck

The Tripwires
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster

The Baseball Project / The Minus 5, Redeyed in Austin, Vinyl EP for RSD 2015
Out: 18 April 2015

Minus 5 - Dungeon Golds
Out: Now!

The Tripwires - Get Young
Out: Now

Tuatara - Underworld
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