Friday, March 26, 2010

FLIGHT NYC DEBUT

Hey New Yorkers, sorry for the late notice, but the sleazed out Mississippi psych band FLIGHT are making their NYC debut this weekend. Tonight (3/26/10) they join forces with Philly's READING RAINBOW at the CAKE SHOP in Manhattan. Then, tomorrow (3/27/10) they'll head to DEATH BY AUDIO in Brooklyn, where they play with the riff-heavy Australian girl groop BEACHES. You can hear a couple of their tunes HERE and HERE. Hope y'all can make it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

VIVIAN GIRLS + HAPPY BIRTHDAY + WETDOG @ TWO STICK 3/24

Oxford has a lot of awesome bands coming through this week, presumably all touring east from SXSW. Don't miss three of our very favorite bands Wednesday 3/24 at TWO STICK.

VIVIAN GIRLS (Woodsist, In The Red) are a female 3-piece from Brooklyn, NY. Their combination of girl group doo wop sounds of yesteryear, nostalgic C86 style indie pop, and riotous garage punk has led to worldwide critical acclaim and a seemingly non-stop global touring schedule. Listen to their instant classic track "Where Do You Run To" HERE.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Sub Pop) are a new band from King Tuff of Vermont, and their freshly released debut album offers delightful 70s crunchy power pop with sparkling AM gold melodies. Check out two addictive songs from the new record HERE and HERE.

WETDOG (Captured Tracks) are yet another trio of ladies. Hailing from London, they tap into angular post-punk in the vein of Raincoats, Slits, etc. Peep the video for their single "Lower Leg" HERE.

If these 3 excellent bands aren't enough to get you out on Wednesday, Two Stick is serving up $1 PBR and Miller High Life beers all night! Musics begin at 9:30 pm sharp. See y'all there!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CATS PURRING BANDS AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

Here's a list of SXSW shows from four awesome Mississippi bands-- BASS DRUM OF DEATH, DEAD GAZE, THE UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS, and YOUNG BUFFALO. As anyone familiar with the festival knows, all times are subject to change and you'll most likely end up at a fratty 6th street bar watching a 311 cover band with coked-up midwestern hotties or soaking in a hot tub full of piss and vomit 45 minutes outside of Austin which is probably all for the better. Either way, here's the schedule after the jump...

UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS 7" OUT NOW

Our favorite new Oxford band THE UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS (featuring members of Bass Drum of Death, Lover!, and The Sleepwalkers) have a new 7" record out, and it's crammed with four fantastically sleazy pop gems. "IF THAT'S LOVE" is out from TIC TAC TOTALLY and available HERE for the reasonable price of $5. The label's site describes The Unwed Teenage Mothers sound as "power-pop-punk-gumball-gummy-gunk in a quickly shifting lil poppy hurry-up offense," and if that strikes your fancy you can catch these dudes this week at SXSW (show details here) where they'll be selling copies of the EP.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

KITTY SNACKS BOOK KLUB MARCH/APRIL SELECTIONS


Attention all literary freakz: KITTY SNACKS BOOK KLUB is back with not one but TWO highly recommended (and short, so don't worry) selections for March and April. A JELLO HORSE by Matthew Simmons and TUMBLE HOME by Amy Hempel can both be purchased at SQUARE BOOKS in Oxford, MS with a 10% discount. Some sort of discussion/binge drinking party will inevitably be planned, so keep an eye on the KITTY SNACKS blog.

DEAD GAZE - "END OF DAYS, WHY NOT YOU?" CASSETTE OUT NOW

DEAD GAZE, once the bedroom project of Jacksonian COLE FURLOW, is now a full-fledged band, and they have a new cassette out via the excellent Charleston, SC label MIRROR UNIVERSE TAPES (Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Weed Diamond, Truman Peyote, etc). End of Days, Why Not You? is limited to 100 copies, so click HERE to order the damn thing.

Or, if for some strange reason you'll be at SXSW in Austin this week, DEAD GAZE will be selling the cassette there. They've got a bunch of shows lined up, including SHAKE SOME ACTION!, an unofficial 3-day extravaganza organized by a bunch of our very favorite internet dweebs.

We'll be posting more info on Mississippi bands at SXSW, so stay tuned!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BARRY HANNAH 1942-2010

Our hero and friend BARRY HANNAH passed away yesterday. For those unfamiliar, check out WATER LIARS from his awe-inspiring short story collection AIRSHIPS.

We hear that some local writers and students may be gathering to read selections from his work tonight at Proud Larry's beginning around 9pm. This weekend, the Oxford Conference for the Book dedicated to Barry Hannah will be taking place as planned, beginning with a special Thacker Mountain Radio show on Thursday at Paris-Yates Chapel.

We send love to all family, friends, and fans of Barry Hannah.