ROMANCE - Local post-punk favorites : ) who will be performing their Bastille Day inspired song "Paris Is Burning" http://www.romancetheband.com/ LES JUPES - A new Canadian band whose cool debut album Modern Myths was recorded with Montreal producer/engineer Marcus Paquin when he found time from working on Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. http://www.headinthesand.ca/lesjupes/ JUPE JUPE - Veterans of the Seattle and Austin music scenes (Pleasurecraft, Maximum Coherence During Flying) They mix sci-fi and glam into a synth-noir cocktail and serve it in the genre they wholeheartedly embrace: pop. http://www.jupejupemusic.com/ opener $7
Romance opening for Peter Murphy show in Seattle! We're so honored to be playing with another one of our biggest idols Peter Murphy (ex-Bauhaus)! Definitely don't miss this show with one of the greatest pioneers of the post-punk goth sound.
Romance Night Beats ...The Royal Bear (CD Release) Fox and the Law---------- Romance - Fresh from supporting The Chameleons and a feature in Rolling Stone Magazine (ru), indie post-punk band Romance return to The Crocodile with their blend of dark, catchy and epic songs. http://www.facebook.com/Romancetheband http://www.myspace.com/romance------------ Night Beats - They currently hail from Seattle but as two of the three members are originally from Texas, it's not hard to pick out the influence of golden age TX psych idols such as the 13th Floor Elevators, Lost and Found and Golden Dawn. They are fresh off of a slot at the 2010 Austin Psych Fest and are rumored to be working on a recording project with members of The Black Angels. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Night-Beats/314422042405 http://www.myspace.com/thenightbeatswilleatyou---------- The Royal Bear - They are creating a buzz in Seattle with their anticipated first full length album, Attack, produced by Ryan Hadlock (Metric, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip...). With influences like Joy Division and AC/DC, The Royal Bear is sure to please even the toughest ears. They were founded on the concept that rock music can be fun, danceable, and catchy. They write songs with interesting, melodic riffs and vocal melodies that you can't help but hum to yourself. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Bear/109737087609 http://www.myspace.com/theroyalbear-------------- Fox and the Law - Their songs are ballsy and robust, featuring flawless and dirty guitar playing. They might remind some people of The White Stripes...they have a very similar feel. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fox-and-the-Law/101697219872713 http://www.myspace.com/foxandthelaw
THE PLAYGROUND presents SEX WAR SEX CARS SEX Friday 05/11/10 ...Time: 7pm – 4am £7 adv. Tickets from www.ticketground.co.uk ELECTROWERKZ, Torrens Str. Angel LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!
Don't miss this great show with Mark Burgess touring with The Chameleons Vox. He will be playing all classic Chameleons songs with a full band! The Chameleons (aka The Chameleons UK) – and in particular Mark Burgess – created a host of incredible post-punk music during the 80′s and beyond. Burgess stormed that period with an immeasurable talent for songwriting that evoked (and still does) an array of deeply felt emotions. Easily one of the most underrated bands of the 80's. Joining them on tour is Veil Veil Vanish! Coming from San Francisco's distinctive music scene, Veil Veil Vanish has played sold out shows with A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Holy Fuck, Celebration, and 1990's (UK). Also on the bill are two great local bands Romance and C'est La Mort. http://www.myspace.com/thechameleons http://www.myspace.com/chameleonsvox http://www.thechameleons.com/ http://www.myspace.com/veilveilvanish http://www.romancetheband.com/ http://www.myspace.com/cestlamort
“The Divide is the debut full-length album by Romance, a Seattle group with a characteristic post-punk sound that is unlike most local acts. They have toured extensively over the past few years and even opened for The Sisters of Mercy in November at El Corazon. Featuring solid production to boot, this LP reflects a well honed selection of songs that are impressively strong. Working as a full album experience, The Divide, is a seamless assortment of songs that are strung together with precise cohesion. Elements of both old and new bands are present in this recording. Singer Drew Jackson's vocals are similar to those of Paul Banks from Interpol and Romance's music is at times reminiscent of them and at other times resembles the early eighties sound of groups such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division and The Chameleons. ”