Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GAP DREAM + COSMONAUTS @ LAMAR LOUNGE 10/10/2013

GAP DREAM (Fullerton, CA via Cleveland, OH via outer space) just released a next level single on Fat Possum and they're playing at Lamar Lounge tomorrow night (10/10). Gap Dream's mastermind Gabriel Fulvimar has not only been releasing acid fried gunky glam pop on the esteemed BURGER RECORDS in recent years but also apparently living and recording in their California headquarters. Another rumor goes that Gabe was the original third Black Key. You can stream Gap Dream's wonderful self-titled album from last year HERE.

Opening the show will be another excellent Burger Records band the heavily spaced garage trance band COSMONAUTS (Orange County, CA). If you're in the area and miss this one then your life is garbage and we want nothing to do with you. Cover is $5. Doors at 9pm. Music at 10pm.

Friday, September 6, 2013

BORN GOLD + WAR MACHINE @ LAMAR LOUNGE 9/11/13

Remember that insane GRIMES show at Cats Purring Dude Ranch when the floors broke? Then you certainly remember BORN GOLD, whose theatrical opening set featured frontman Cecil Frena's light-studded, MIDI-controlling leather jacket and whose mind-bending futuristic pop could reportedly be heard from a mile a way. You may also remember the Canadian group's previous incarnation GOBBLE GOBBLE who played a late night on South 18th Street a few years back, resulting in perhaps the most out of control house party Oxford, MS has ever seen.

BORN GOLD play Lamar Lounge next Wednesday 9/11, marking the fourth Oxford appearance from Cecil and friends. Those of you who have seen Born Gold or Gobble Gobble (whose original lineup included Corin from PURITY RING) know to expect a hyperactive conceptual pop spectacle for the history books. The rest of you have something special to look forward to.

Local heartthrob WAR MACHINE will be spinning post-apocalyptic party jams to open the show. Cover charge is $5. Doors at 9pm.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NUDE BEACH + SUSPICIOUS BEASTS @ LAMAR LOUNGE 9/10/13

Excellent Brooklyn, NY rock n roll rippers NUDE BEACH return to Oxford, MS next Tuesday 9/10 at LAMAR LOUNGE. Their second album was released last year by OTHER MUSIC RECORDING CO (a label collaboration between the great NYC record store and FAT POSSUM), and we highly recommend checking it out.

Opening the show will be SUSPICIOUS BEASTS, a psychy garage rock band via Brooklyn resident and Japanese ex-pat Yusuke Okada. Cover charge is $7. Doors at 9pm.


FREAK HEAT WAVES + VIET CONG @ LAMAR LOUNGE 9/9/13

We're thrilled to have two wonderful Canadian groups at LAMAR LOUNGE this Monday 9/9. Our friends FREAK HEAT WAVES (Victoria, BC) will bring their hypnotic krauty post-punk to the lounge for the second time. Joining them will be VIET CONG (Calgary, AB), a brand new ensemble from remaining members of the much beloved band WOMEN. Cover charge is $5. Doors at 9pm.

 

CATS PURRING ROUNDUP

It's been a while since we updated. Here's what we've been working on.



BASS DRUM OF DEATH released their self-titled second album via Innovative Leisure available to purchase HERE.



DENT MAY released his third album WARM BLANKET via Paw Tracks available to purchase HERE.



DEAD GAZE released their self-titled debut album via PALMIST available to purchase HERE.



DEAD GAZE also has already announced their second album BRAIN HOLIDAY available to pre-order HERE.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

FREE TIME @ LAMAR LOUNGE 6/15/13

The last time Melbourne's Dion Nania rolled through Oxford, MS, he was filling in with one of our favorite bands TWERPS who opened for REAL ESTATE at the Cats Purring ranch. Dion has now teamed up with some Brooklyn homies including Real Estate's own Jonah Maurer to create FREE TIME. The band has an excellent LP of breezy, jangly pop out now on the legendary UNDERWATER PEOPLES record label, and you can catch them playing at LAMAR LOUNGE this Saturday. Cover charge is $5. Doors at 9pm. Opening act to be determined.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THE MEN + ILLLS @ PROUD LARRY'S 6/3/13

Acclaimed Brooklyn, NY rock n rollers THE MEN will be playing at Proud Larry's on Monday 6/3/13. Known for their loud performances and prolific output, the band has abandoned some of the noise in favor of classic and country rock sounds over the years. Their latest album "NEW MOON" is out now via the always excellent SACRED BONES RECORDS. Opening the show will be reclusive local favorites ILLLS. Doors at 9pm. Tickets are $8 and available HERE.

Monday, May 20, 2013

PURE X + DEGWIN @ LAMAR LOUNGE 5/20/13

One of our favorite bands in the universe PURE X of Austin, TX will bring their gorgeous, spaced out tunes to Lamar Lounge tonight. Their new album "CRAWLING UP THE STAIRS" is out now, and we highly recommend that you give it a stream HERE and purchase a copy at the show. Opening will be DEGWIN, a rare duo show from Deg and Edwin of THE ADULTS. Doors are at 9pm. Cover charge is $5.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

COLLEEN GREEN + DRAGON TIME @ LAMAR LOUNGE 4/11/13

LA's stoned queen of fuzzy pop nuggets COLLEEN GREEN returns to Oxford, MS tonight (4/11/13) in support of her excellent new album "SOCK IT TO ME." Pitchfork says that "Heavy Shit," the LP's first single "plays out like a compilation of Ramones songs as re-imagined by a stoner cartoon character with a sunny voice, a deadpan sense of humor and a bedside drum machine." In other words, there's a party going down at LAMAR LOUNGE tonight.

Opening the show will be a very special debut performance from DRAGON TIME, the new band from Colin Sneed (currently of Teen Moms, formerly of Bass Drum Of Death).

Show starts at 10pm. $5 cover. See y'all tonight at the lounge!

Monday, March 18, 2013

ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS + THE ADULTS @ LAMAR LOUNGE 3/19/13

One of our favorite humans currently living in this universe is a guy from New Jersey named ALEX BLEEKER. He has a band called ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS, and he also happens to play in another classic band of the era called REAL ESTATE

THE FREAKS filter the breezy suburban pop that his other band is known for through a headier folk rock lens that's perhaps more indebted to The Grateful Dead and Neil Young than to C86 jangle. ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS have a new album dropping soon on the legendary WOODSIST RECORDS, and they're stopping through LAMAR LOUNGE tomorrow night (3/19) to perform some tunes for you Oxford kids. 

Local sweethearts THE ADULTS, quite possibly the most promising young group in the area, will open the show. Tuesdays also happen to be LADIES NIGHT at the lounge, so females get 2 for 1 drinks. Doors are at 9pm. Cover charge is $5. See y'all there.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NATURAL CHILD + UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS @ LAMAR LOUNGE 2/25/13

Nashville, TN sleazy throwback rock n rollers NATURAL CHILD will be at LAMAR LOUNGE this Monday night 2/25/13. These dudes work hard. They tour constantly, and they've got their third album in as many years out soon on the unstoppable BURGER RECORDS. Fans of Nashville's increasingly visible garage rock scene (see also: Jeff The Brotherhood, Pujol, Diarrhea Planet, etc) will not want to miss this one. 

Local faves UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS will be opening up. Cover charge is $5. Doors at 9pm.

Friday, February 22, 2013

CATS PURRING SPRING BREAK: DUCKTAILS + CHRIS COHEN + EMPRESS OF + MOON KING + IDIOT GLEE + CAVEMAN @ CATS PURRING DUDE RANCH 3/10/13

We're overjoyed to announce the first show at the CATS PURRING DUDE RANCH in almost a year, and the line up is pretty crazy. CATS PURRING SPRING BREAK is going down Sunday 3/10/13, which is also right before that thing going on in Austin, TX for all you road trippers. Here's who we've got on the bill:

DUCKTAILS is the project of Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile. Their great new album "The Flower Lane" finds Matt ditching the loopy lo-fi experimental soundscapes of his past in favor of a glossier and funkier widescreen sound with members of Big Troubles as his new bandmates.

CHRIS COHEN has played in bands ranging from Deerhoof to Haunted Graffiti to Cass Mccombs and many more. His solo debut album "Overgrown Path" on Captured Tracks is a homemade psych-pop classic, one of our favorites in recent memory.

EMPRESS OF is a relatively new project from Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez, a former member of Celestial Shores who has taken the internet by storm with her infectious synth-pop jammers.

MOON KING is a dreamy Canadian duo founded by Daniel Benjamin, who also plays with his brother Airick in Doldrums. Their debut E.P. "Obsession I" is not to be missed.

IDIOT GLEE is the moniker of Lexington, KY's James Friley, a charming pop wunderkind who is no stranger to Oxford, MS.

CAVEMAN is a great NYC band with a new album on the way from our friends at Fat Possum.

This party is going to start early. We're hanging out all day cooking burgers and what not. Doors are at 4pm, and the cover charge is $10, a steal for 6 bands if you ask us. BYOB, and as always, safety first at the ranch. Drinking & driving is not tolerated. Cabs are your friend. See y'all at Cats Purring Spring Break!