24 February 2006

after a few months of totally ignoring it, we finally start looking after our my space profile... www.myspace.com/transsolar

23 February 2006

SXSW 2006 Shows!!!
 
Thurday, March 16 @ Beerland
Harlan T. Bobo (8:30 pm)
 
Friday, March 17 @ The Velvet Spade Patio
Quintron & Miss Pussycat (time tba)
 
Saturday, March 18 @ The Velvet Spade
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds (12:00 am)
Viva L'American Death Ray Music (01:00 am)
 

22 February 2006

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2006 shows!! 
 
Saturday, Feb 25th @ Circle Bar
Viva L'American Death Ray Music (w/ The Royal Pendletons)
 
Monday, Feb 27th @ One Eyed Jacks
Quintron and Miss Pussycat w/ Peaches and Twilight (members of Viva L'American Death Ray Music and Gogogoairheart).
Are you going to New York City?
 
Kid Congo Powers is celebrating the release of two albums on March 3, 2006 at Tonic. Philosophy and Underwear, is the debut recording of his current New York band, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. Solo Cholo is a career-spanning compilation focusing on the legendary guitarist’s work as a vocalist and songwriter from 1985 to the present, that will be released on Trans Solar in June 2006. The headliner is of course Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. The Birds will also back up Thalia Zedek (ex-Come, Live Skull, Uzi, etc.) on a few Gun Club numbers. Another highlight of the evening is the reunion of the original New York version of Congo Norvell – Kid, Sally Norvell (actress, ex-Norvells, Prohibition, etc.), Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Vanity Set, ex-Sonic Youth, Cramps, etc.), Paul Wallfisch (Botanica, ex-Firewater, Love and Rockets, etc.), and Brian Emrich (film composer, ex-Foetus, Toasters, etc.). In addition to the pairing of both a current and former member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the show is also significant in that it marks this acclaimed ensemble’s first performance of the 21st Century. Kid will also join German experimental musician/producer/arranger Marcus Schmicklr (AKA Pluramon) in providing the accompaniment for Twin Peaks diva Julee Cruise. The Electroputas (Social Registry Records!), Botanica (Paul Wallfisch’s project), and Stu Spasm (ex-Lubricated Goat, Crunt, etc.) will perform short sets. A final significant musical event will be the New York debut of a brand new downtown supergroup, Size Queens - featuring Jack Martin, Bob Bert (International Shades, ex-Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, etc.), Ron Ward (Speedball Baby, ex-Blood Oranges, etc.) and Sean Maffucci ( Icewater Scandal). The night’s master of ceremonies is none other than Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), and the
evening’s DJ is the eternal sassiest boy in America, Ian Svenonius (Weird War, ex-Make-Up, Nation of Ulysses, etc.).
Tonic, March 3, 2006 107 Norfolk St, NYC (lower east side). http://www.tonicnyc.com/

17 February 2006

PRESS QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"What's on the NME Stereo?
Quintron & Miss Pussycat- swamp tech (Transsolar)
New Orleans keyboard legend returns, with a little help from his girlfriend. He plays like his hands are on fire, she dresses like a cat. Genius, obviously."

NME, Dec. 10 2005