MARTIN'S LOUNGE in Jackson, MS continues this year with DEAD GAZE, YOUNG BUFFALO, and CHILD STAR. After you assess your holiday loot, hit the eggnog way too hard, and never want to see your family again, come party with us! Bands start at 10pm.
DEAD GAZE - "IT'S NOT REAL"
YOUNG BUFFALO - "BABY DEMONS"
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We're ringing in 2012 with our most epic New Year's Eve party yet at PROUD LARRY'S 12/31/11. The apocalypse is near, and we'll have performances from DENT MAY, FLIGHT, ILLLS, and CHILD STAR to celebrate. That's a lot of music, so show up on time to catch all four bands. Doors at 8pm. Bands at 9pm sharp. $10 at the door. Here are some sample tunes to get y'all in the freaky, pre-apocalyptic mood:
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Clarksdale, MS underground filmmaker WILL GOSS (creator of the cult classic MAGENTA'S CARESS series) screens his latest epic LAND at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch tonight. LAND is "the story of a farmer who sells his soul to the devil for power over the weather," resulting in "a cosmic battle of elemental human desire." The screening starts at 7pm sharp, and the filmmaker will be on hand to answer your questions, hang out, etc. Here's the trailer:
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Cats Purring favorites PRINCE RAMA return to Oxford, MS for the 3rd time this Tuesday 11/22 at the DUDE RANCH! Raised in Hare Krishna communities of Texas and Florida but based in Brooklyn, NY, sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have made quite a reputation with their unpredictable live shows that blur the line between performance art, psychedelic ritual, and pop spectacle. They have a great new record TRUST NOW out via our friends at PAW TRACKS (Animal Collective, Ariel Pink, Dent May, Black Dice, etc).
GRAY THINGS will open, making their debut as a live band. We realize it's Thanksgiving break at the university, so y'all fellow townies come support some of our favorite artists in the universe. BYOB, $5. Doors 9pm, bands 10pm.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
MAKE MINE will release TOMMY TOUSSAINT's debut 7" on November 21, and you can stream the 4-song E.P. of homemade cosmic synth-pop below. It's limited to 500 copies with artwork by our friend WILL BRYANT, so go ahead and PRE-ORDER that shit ASAP.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
TOOTH ACHE (Burlington, VT) and MICHAEL COLLINS (Cleveland, OH) bring their "KEEPERS OF THE FLAME" tour to the Cats Purring Dude Ranch this Thursday 11/17. TOOTH ACHE (a.k.a. Alexandria Hall) will perform shimmering psychedelic synth-pop workouts from her new album "FLASH & YEARN," and MICHAEL COLLINS (ex-Prince Rama) will conjure other-dimensional sacred dance floors with his new solo material. BYOB. $5 recommended donation. Doors at 9pm. Music at 10pm.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Oxford, MS's ILLLS play their first show ever tonight with YOUTH LAGOON, and they've shared two excellent tracks from their forthcoming debut E.P. via Bandcamp. Listen to the two songs below, and come out to the Cats Purring Dude Ranch tonight to see this mysterious new band unmasked.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Boise, ID native and indie pop auteur Trevor Powers will bring his acclaimed YOUTH LAGOON project to the Cats Purring Dude Ranch next Wednesday 11/9. Opening the show will be Oxford, MS's ILLLS making their debut live performance. Cover charge is $7. Doors open at 9pm. Bands play at 10pm. BYOB, but do not drink & drive! Taxi info will be on hand.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Oxford, MS's annual ONE NIGHT STAND motel art show is tonight! Put together by our friends at AMELIA PRESENTS, this year's event features some great artists converting eleven rooms at the OLE MISS MOTEL into their own gallery spaces for one night only. Above poster art is by our pal WILL BRYANT.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
BASS DRUM OF DEATH embark on an epic European journey next week, and you can scope their schedule via the above flyer. Taking advantage of a couple weeks off at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch, John recorded a great new jam "I DUNNO" and immediately posted it to the band's new TUMBLR. Snag the MP3 below, turn it up loud, and catch them on tour if you can.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Los Angeles, CA sunshine punk sister duo BLEACHED play the Cats Purring Dude Ranch next Wednesday 10/12. Fans of their previous band MIKA MIKO know to expect a frenzied live show, and if their infectious new single "Think Of You" is any indication, the sisters have been sharpening their pop chops as well. DEAD GAZE will open the show. Doors 9pm, bands 10pm. $5 cover. BYOB, but do not drink and drive!
Speaking of DEAD GAZE, catch them Thursday 10/6 performing on THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO. The taping goes down at 6pm at OFF SQUARE BOOKS and is broadcast live locally on Rebel Radio 92.1. The show will be rebroadcast at 7pm on Saturday 10/8 via Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
DEAD GAZE and DENT MAY will both play hometown sets in Jackson, MS, this Saturday 10/1. PARLOR MARKET is throwing a big street party with delicious BBQ to celebrate their first birthday. Bands play all day starting at noon. DENT MAY plays at 7pm, and DEAD GAZE goes on at 9:30pm. Admission is $10. For the rest of the lineup and more info, click HERE.
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Oxford, MS beat guru Deepak Mantena, better known as JUNK CULTURE, has a new 7" single out in October via ILLEGAL ART. He's recruited JANA HUNTER from one of our favorite bands LOWER DENS to contribute vocals, and the result is perhaps his finest track to date! Grab the MP3 below, and purchase HERE.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
DENT MAY and CHILD STAR (formerly Winter Sport) play at Proud Larry's this Friday 9/30. DENT MAY will have copies of their new 7" single FUN, and this is CHILD STAR's 1st performance with a new name, lineup, and attitude. CATS PURRING DJs will be on MP3 party patrol. Bands play at 10pm sharp.
Fun by Dent May
Wedding Day by Dent May
Fun by Dent May
Wedding Day by Dent May
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Monday, September 5, 2011
TOMMY TOUSSAINT is poised to release his debut 7" via our friends at MAKE MINE. Check out the a-side "SUMMER USA," Toussaint's slickest and most immediate pop recording to date. Sure, summer's almost over here in the USA, but with this jam on deck it's always sunny vacation time. Part of the summer never dies.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Since 1996, PHIL THOMAS KATT (alongside co-host Tommy Robinetti) has been the face of THE UNCHARTED ZONE, the extraordinary Gulf Coast public access music program with a growing cult following thanks to the weird and wonderful videos Katt has produced for MARK GORMLEY and many others from Pensacola, FL and beyond.
Over the past 25 years or so, Katt himself has been assembling a catalogue of off-kilter pop music that fans of home recording favorites R. STEVIE MOORE and ARIEL PINK will surely flip for. The [insert adjective here] Phil Thomas Katt has a brand new album DECLAWED available for purchase HERE now, and we're excited to present one of its standout tracks "COMPETITION," streaming below:
As a bonus, scope this classic video for "THOSE NITES," from Katt's excellent 1993 album CURIOUS:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We're psyched to welcome Austin, TX glam-psych group BOY to the Cats Purring Dude Ranch on Friday 9/9/11. Many of you will remember brothers Josh and Jakob Clark from their much loved band LIVING BETTER ELECTRICALLY, who terrorized Jackson, MS for years and hugely influenced all the Cats Purring bands. Their new project BOY is getting tons of love in Austin, and we're thrilled to present their first show back in Mississippi.
In addition, Oxford, MS trash-pop idols FLIGHT will debut a new live line-up, and hallucinogenic one-man-band GRAY THINGS will open the evening. The party is BYOB, and we'll be charging $5 at the door. Bands start at 9pm. As always, drinking & driving is not allowed at our parties! Call a taxi if you're tipsy.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
MICHAEL BIBLE has a new book out called SIMPLE MACHINES, available now via Publishing Genius's new imprint AWESOME MACHINE. In addition to Bible's delightful sentences, the 64 page book features drawings from Lauren Bender, Sommer Browning, Zach Dodson, Craig Griffin, Dina Kelberman, Tao Lin, Ian White, and John Dermot Woods. Buy it HERE or locally at SQUARE BOOKS.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Excellent Brooklyn, NY label GROUP TIGHTENER just announced they're putting out an E.P. from Oxford, MS's DEAD GAZE, and they've shared "IT'S NOT REAL," a stunning new track from the release. The 10" will be pressed on translucent orange vinyl in a highly limited run of 500 copies! You can pre-order HERE and stream the next level tune below.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Gorilla Vs Bear just premiered "WEDDING DAY," from DENT MAY's forthcoming 7" on PAW TRACKS. Here's the back cover, which features art by WILL BRYANT and a photo taken at Talladega Superspeedway by Cole Furlow (of DEAD GAZE). The "FUN"/"WEDDING DAY" vinyl (limited to 700 copies on clear wax) officially drops September 13th. Pre-order from Insound HERE, or purchase from iTunes HERE.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
"CLASS" is the latest single from GRAY THINGS, the project of Dude Ranch resident and Dent May collaborator THOMAS COOPER. "CLASS" finds GRAY THINGS moving away from the darker paranoid sound heard on last year's split with DEAD GAZE and toward a warmer, kaleidoscopic, electronic psych-pop sound. The track was recorded with production help from Dent May at his HITS INC studio at the Dude Ranch.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
[UPDATE: DENT MAY & FRIENDS have joined the lineup at the last minute. Don't miss this party!]
Two excellent psychedelic NYC bands invade the CATS PURRING DUDE RANCH this Monday 8/15/11! Many of you know ALEX BLEEKER as bassist for one of our favorite groups REAL ESTATE, but this time he's bringing his own band, the rock n roll shredheads ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS. Also joining the party will be the aptly named FLOWER ORGY, who, according to FIRE TALK, "makes the kind of laid back jams your mom might have smoked a joint to."
Doors open at 8pm, with bands playing at 9pm. Cover is $5. Alcohol will NOT be provided, so BYOB. Taxi info will be available, so DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE. See y'all Monday.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We're excited to announce a last minute FREE SHOW this Friday 8/12/11 at PROUD LARRY'S. Oxford, MS synth-grunge psych-pop explorers DEAD GAZE will perform, and BASS DRUM OF DEATH's guru-in-chief JOHN BARRETT will play a rare solo set. Local dad-pop deconstructionist DENT MAY will be DJing heady party jams all night. Come celebrate the last weeks of summer with the Cats Purring family! Doors are at 9pm, and the fun starts at 10pm. FREE.
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BASS DRUM OF DEATH just shared this seasonally appropriate T. REX cover on their blog. Straight from the horse's mouth:
"so i did a t rex cover a while ago. it's called "celebrate summer", the a-side to the last single marc bolan recorded before his death. make a pool call and get tan while u can, summer's almost over."
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
It's been a while since our last house show at the CATS PURRING DUDE RANCH, and we've put together a summer slammer you can't miss this Sunday 8/7/11.
Woods - "Pushing Onlys"
White Fence - "Get That Heart"
Brooklyn, NY's WOODS (founders of the legendary WOODSIST label) will bring the sound Pitchfork calls "a distinctive blend of spooky campfire folk, lo-fi rock, homemade tape collages, and other noisy interludes, all anchored by deceptively sturdy melodies."
Openers WHITE FENCE (Los Angeles/San Francisco, CA) play a delightfully warped brand of lysergic 60s psych-pop. Altered Zones describes their brilliant album IS GROWING FAITH as "absolute ramshackle-scatterbrain-chaos, revealing an equal affinity for the acid-soaked psychedelia of Syd-era Floyd and the noise-caked post-punk of The Fall."
[UPDATE: VOYAGEURS (Fayetteville, AR) have joined the bill at the last minute!]
CATS PURRING DJs will be spinning party jams all night. Doors open at 8pm, and bands start at 9pm sharp. Cover charge is $7. BYOB, but absolutely no drinking & driving is tolerated at the Dude Ranch. Taxi info will be on hand. See y'all Sunday.
Woods - "Pushing Onlys"
White Fence - "Get That Heart"
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
REAL ESTATE and DENT MAY are on tour together, and they're stopping through Oxford, MS this Wednesday 7/13 at PROUD LARRY'S. Doors are at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $10 HERE.
REAL ESTATE - "OUT OF TUNE"
DENT MAY - "FUN"
DENT MAY - "FUN"
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
DENT MAY has a 7" single forthcoming via PAW TRACKS, and here's the a-side "FUN," which was recorded in the Hits Inc studio at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch. The 7" will be pressed on clear vinyl in a limited edition of 700. It doesn't drop until September 13th, but 100 cassettes will be for sale on Dent's upcoming tour with REAL ESTATE.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We're throwing our first Cats Purring Dude Ranch show in a while, and if the summer heat hasn't already melted your mind, this lineup will. Austin, TX's dreamy BOY FRIEND (ex-SLEEP∞OVER) will join Los Angeles, CA's hypnotic SPECULATOR and Oxford, MS's warped GRAY THINGS for an evening of boundary-pushing psychedelic pop next Tuesday 6/28 at the Dude Ranch.
The show starts at 9pm, and we'll charge $5 at the door. BYOB, but drinking & driving is strictly forbidden. Taxi info will be on hand.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Learned, Mississippi's BOBBY CHIZ just dropped two summer sizzlers in the form of a "digital 7-inch." Don't miss these new tracks "Brooklyn Mouth" and "Roy Le Roy," specifically formulated for heavy airplay at your next backyard barbeque.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
KITTY SNACKS just announced its long-awaited Issue #4, and they're throwing a party June 1st at SOUTHSIDE GALLERY to celebrate. GRAY THINGS, hot on the heels of of their massive track "Fortune Teller," will provide musical entertainment. $8 at the door includes a copy of the magazine. Free beer. 8pm sharp.
image via Digital Solutions
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
The highly anticipated debut track from Learned, Mississippi's reclusive BOBBY CHIZ (member of Dead Gaze, Dent May) has finally arrived. "Vibe Tech" is homemade psych-pop at it's finest, here just in time for summer. Praise be to Zorn!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Here's a striking new cosmic pop tune from nomadic Dent May collaborator TOMMY TOUSSAINT. The song is called "Only Want You," with artwork via ELISE TIPPINS (Peace Age, Fantastic Lands, Featureless Ghost).
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
If you're searching for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta, we have you covered. DIRTY BEACHES, the highly acclaimed one-man-band of "trans-Pacific nomad" Alex Zhang Hungtai, will join Oxford's own FLIGHT at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch this Thursday 5/5. Doors open at 8pm. Bands go on at 9pm. Cover is $7.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Just when we thought UPPER DECKER 2011 was doomed, we got a call from our absolute favorite band in the universe UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA. Good news for Oxford, MS: the Questlove-approved Portland/New Zealand trio will make a surprise appearance at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch this Sunday 5/1, fresh off their tour with the great SMITH WESTERNS. If you haven't heard UMO's irresistible psych-funk tunes, stream this delicious 4-song sampler, and look for their debut LP on FAT POSSUM this summer.
Opening the show will be local heartthrobs DEAD GAZE, and Cats Purring DJs will be spinning party tunes all evening. Doors open at 8pm. Bands start at 9pm. Cover charge is $7. Directions to the Dude Ranch are HERE. BYOB, but please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE!
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Monday, April 25, 2011
BASS DRUM OF DEATH play their first Oxford, MS show since the release of GB CITY, their instant classic debut LP via FAT POSSUM this Thursday 4/28 at Proud Larry's. Two great Denver, CO bands will open the show. Many of you remember kraut-influenced shredders WOODSMAN from their legendary surprise show at the Cats Purring Teen Wing last year, and this time they're bringing along heavy space psych purveyors TJUTJUNA, who share a drummer with Denver favorites TENNIS. Doors at 8pm, $10.
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Friday, April 22, 2011
Dent just tweeted this DENT SWEAT archival audio nug "More Than A Friend (Less Than A Lover)," recorded at the Cats Purring Teen Wing in 2008. Scope the MP3 below.
[UPDATE: Here's the screwed mix as well.]
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Our favorite day of the year is coming up, and we've recruited two great female-fronted Austin, TX bands to join the celebration this Wednesday 4/20 at The Lyric's Red Star Bar.
SOFT HEALER combine kraut-y rhythms, droning nu age synths and smoky saxophone grooves into a delightful bubblegum psych sound. HATCHET WOUND deliver addictively minimal proto-pop nuggets, and local favorites WINTER SPORT open the show with their syrupy synth-funk. Doors at 8pm, bands at 9pm. $5 cover.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Michael Bible's new book COWBOY MALONEY'S ELECTRIC CITY is out now! Read excerpts and order it HERE from DARK SKY BOOKS or pick it up at Oxford's SQUARE BOOKS where Michael will be reading and signing 4/12.
"Michael Bible may have hit what a lot of us were trying, a singular new voice for CEO’s to slackers. He’s so open, so easy, so fluid, you’ll smile with joy turning every page." — Barry Hannah
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Monday, April 4, 2011
Oxford, MS's BASS DRUM OF DEATH make their national TV debut tonight 4/4 on Fuel TV's THE DAILY HABIT (airs 10pm central). Then, catch them tomorrow night 4/5 performing as MELLOWHYPE's backing band on the same show, same time. Oxonians, come watch with us both nights at TWO STICK on the square.
While you're at it, pick up BASS DRUM OF DEATH's new LP "GB CITY" at OFF SQUARE BOOKS or order it HERE from FAT POSSUM.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Brooklyn, NY's noise rock champions A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS bring their wall of sound to Oxford, MS tomorrow 3/22 at Proud Larry's. Supporting will be HOORAY FOR EARTH (NYC) and NICO'S GUN (Philly). Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $8.
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