Snooze Alarm: Your late-arriving, reuniting link roundup, 11/11


Original Toy Soldiers Duo Performs Tomorrow Night…And There’s A New Toy Soldiers B-Sides EP Out, Too “Way back in April of 2009, when we first tipped you to local roots/mod-rock outfit Toy Soldiers…the group was essentially singer-guitarist Ron Gallo and drummer Mike Baurer. Baurer subsequently left the band, Gallo rounded up some of his musical pals to help make the album and tour, but at the moment Gallo is in the midst of reconfiguring the Toy Soldiers lineup and bringing in some fresh faces. In the meantime, he’s linked back up with Baurer for some ‘reunion’ gigs under the moniker the R&B Band (Ron and Baurer, get it?)” (Make Major Moves)

Sub Pop Bands Play Seattle Benefit Show for Family of Late Label Vice President Andy Kotowicz “On October 24, Sub Pop Records Vice President of Sales and Director of Marketing Andy Kotowicz died in a car accident, leaving behind a wife and baby daughter. On December 4, several Sub Pop bands will play a benefit for the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation, which raises money for Kotowicz’s family, at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle. The bill includes Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Eyes, Vetiver, Pissed Jeans, Fruit Bats, A-Frames/AFCGT, and Michael Yonkers.” (Pitchfork)

Sufjan Stevens brings “Age of Adz” to life “Wednesday night at the Academy of Music, Stevens brought Adz to life, inspiring a sold-out crowd with creative tunes about, as he put it: ‘love, death, heartbreak, the apocalypse, the beginning of the world, the end of the world, and the middle of the world.'” (Phrequency)

‘tine-‘tine Is Back at JR’s Nov. 11 “Philly’s lo-fi queen of mean is back on the scene. Nah, we know that Christine Griffis is an absolute sweetheart, but her stage persona ‘tine-‘tine will cut any bitch that crosses her and make ex-lovers rue the day they hit that shit with a drop of a verse! ” (The Deli)

Bands: How to do band reunions “When bands split now they enter the revolving-door afterlife familiar to superheroes and soap villians – it’s only a matter of time before they’re back.” (The Guardian)



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