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The Minus 5 didn't show at Opal Devine's by 4 pm and the Gram parson's Tribute was long over, so we left. If they showed up later well, then we just missed them.

We did manage to get into the Continental Club last night.

Set list, with probable errors as I've had about 5 hours sleep.

In a Lonely Coffin
Out there on the maroon
Hillbily Drumer Girl
Little Black egg
Cigarettes Coffee and Booz
My Life as a creep
Twilight Distillery
Hotel Senator
With a Gun
Dear Employer
I'm Not Bitter
Lyrical Stance
Days of wine and booze
I Still Miss Someone
Aw Shit Man
Lies Of The Living Dead

They had to quit at 2:15 a.m. when the bars close. John Ramberg was not there due to a death in the family. They had various other guitarists and vocalists help out during the show. Don't know all the names - Steve Wynn (Winn?) was one. Someone from Elf Power too.
Posted on 18 Mar 2006
The Lowe Beats release a song on a Nick Lowe Tribute CD
Brewery Records has just released a Nick Lowe tribute CD, LOWE PROFILE: A Tribute to Nick Lowe, a 2 disc release that covers songs from his Brinsley Schwarz years, his recordings with Rockpile, and his solo releases, up through and including his last release, The Convincer.

The Lowe Beats (Scott McCaughey Nick Lowe cover band) recorded "Don't Want The Night To End" for this release and according to the review in Harp Magazine it is one of the stand out tracks. If you go to the Brewery Records site, you can hear samples of all the songs from this album.

Other bands on this release include Steve Wynn, Don Dixon, Dave Alvin, Rick Shea & Christy McWilson and many others.

The album includes a 16-page booklet with extensive liner notes by executive producer, Walter Clevenger, and an introduction by music critic and author, John Borack.

Posted on 12 Mar 2006
News Round Up
Over the last few days the Minus 5 got some good press, check out a nice write up by Marty Hughley in the Oregonian.

Chris Castaneda contributed an article about The Minus 5 in the "Chicago Interview." But he is so nice to publish his entire interview on his personal blog, be sure to check it out it's really worth it. Another lengthy feature can be found at Neumu, just scroll down to somewhere in the middle of the page.

Meanwhile Scott himself wrote a column(a piece about the record that changed his life) in the new Harp Magazine, which is in the newsstands right now. Alternatively you can also read it online. Be sure to browse around the Harp site, as there are some more pieces about Scott and the Minus 5 from previous magazines.

The Minus 5 will play one more gig at the SXSW festival, they will play a couple of tunes at Opal Divines in Austin on March the 16th. The Minus 5 is part of the "Gram Jam!", a tribute to Gram Parson organized by Amoeba Records.

And here are some more reviews of the record: The Pitt News; Harp Magazine; SF Weekly and Stylus Magazine.
Posted on 12 Mar 2006
no updates till the 10th of march
From tomorrow on till the 10th of march i'll be on vacation.
so don't expect many updates, but in the meantime, please visit our forum
and keep your mails about the gigs coming.
Posted on 27 Feb 2006
25 February - Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
I was fortunate enough to catch The Minus Five w/Robyn Hitchcock at The Key Club in Los Angeles last night. After a one-half hour set by an acoustic soloist from Ireland called Shane, Mssrs. McOi, Buck, Rieflin, and Ramberg hit the stage full-throddle. I don't have a complete set list, but many songs from the new album, "The Minus Five (a.k.a. The Gun Album)" were delightfully represented, including the rowdy set-closer 'Aw Shit Man'. Other songs I remember off the top of my head were 'The Days of Wine & Booze,' and 'Lyrical Stance'.
Posted on 26 Feb 2006

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The Minus 5

April 13 - Music Millennium, Record Store Day, Portland, OR
June 14 - Hi-Fi, Eugene, OR
June 15 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
June 20 - Turf Club,St. Paul, MN
June 21 - Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
June 22 - Kiki's House Of Righteous Music, Madison, WI
June 25 - Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 26 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
June 27 - White Eagle Hall,Jersey City, NJ
June 29 - Mass MoCA SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL, North Adams, MA
July 27 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 30 - The Ruins, Hood River, OR

Young Fresh Fellows

April 26 - Slim's Last Chance, Seatle, WA
April 27 - Dante's, Portland, OR

Scott McCaughey

Peter Buck

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

Filthy Friends
Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon and Kurt Bloch

May 09 - Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 10 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 11 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 13 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 17 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
May 20 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
May 21 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
May 27 - Festsaal, Berlin, Germany
May 28 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 29 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 30 - Barn Theatre, Oxted, UK
May 31 - The Garage, London, UK
June 02 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES

The Tripwires
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster

The Minus 5 Stroke Manor , Vinyl, CD for RSD 2019 first release
Out: 13 April 2019

Filthy Friends - Emerald Valley
Out: 3 May 2019




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