Rhys Chatham “A Crimson Grail” Due Out September 14

The recording of last year’s performance of “A Crimson Grail” at the Lincoln Center will be released September 14, and is available now for pre-order.  I played in this ensemble of 2oo guitarists and 16 bass players, and it was amazing.

Nonesuch press release

Here are my previous posts about the concert:
NYT Review and Video of Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail” at the Lincoln Center
U.S. Premiere of Rhys Chatham Piece for 200 Guitars and 16 Basses

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unFact at the Windup Space, August 13, 2010

dnabass shot some nice video of my show in Baltimore:

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David Yow’s Art Show

If you’re in Los Angeles, you should check out David Yow’s art show at DIY Gallery.

Facebook event link

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Info on the unFact “Dead Wasp” 7″ Single Download Link

For those of you who have bought the single (thank you!)  and are using the download code to get the MP3s and artwork (smart shopper!), please be aware that you have to type in the link exactly as it appears on the slip, including the capitals, the underscore, and slash at the end, like this:

http://www.davidwmsims.com/DeadWasp_downloads/

Or, just click on the link here:

http://www.davidwmsims.com/DeadWasp_downloads/

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Keith Loutit’s “Small Worlds”

I love dioramas, and so I really love things that make the real world look like dioramas. And so, I really, really love tilt-shift miniature faking.  And so, I really, really, really love Keith Loutit’s “Small Worlds” preview:

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unFact “Dead Wasp” 7″ Single is Now Available

The unFact “Dead Wasp” 7″ single is now available for sale by mail order or at unFact shows, while they last.  It comes with a download code for 192 kbps MP3s and artwork.

The singles are $7 for US orders and $9 for international.

Buy yours here.

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unFact at the Knitting Factory with Wrekmeister Harmonies

I will be playing at the Knitting Factory tomorrow with Wrekmeister Harmonies, Chris Brokaw, and Peg Simone. Besides playing an unFact set, I will also be sitting in along with Chris Brokaw during Wrekmeister Harmonies’ show. This is going to be a great night.

Get tickets here.

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David Yow’s New Web Site

You know what you should do?  You should check out the web site David Yow has set up to show off his art skills: davidyow.net

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New unFact “Dead Wasp” T-shirts Now Available

The new unFact t-shirts are here:
The shirts are $15 for domestic USA orders, $20 for international orders.
Order yours here.

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The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir

This is remarkable.  I think I own half these movies on DVD.

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unFact Tour Dates

Okay, it’s time to hit the road.  Here are my upcoming US and Canadian tour dates with Noveller.

(Poster by Reuben Sawyer)

Thursday, August 12 Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight (w/ Twig Harper)
Friday, August 13 Baltimore, MD The Windup Space
Saturday, August 14 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
Sunday, August 15 Philadelphia, PA Highwire Gallery (w/ US Girls)
Monday, August 16 Buffalo, NY Gateway Gallery (w/ Vic Lazar, Pam Swarts)
Tuesday, August 17 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks (w/ Pairdown)
Wednesday, August 18 Cincinnati, OH Art Damage Lodge (w/ Mike Shiflet, Early Tunnels)
Thursday, August 19 Columbus, OH Looks Like It’s Open (w/ Mike Shiflet)
Friday, August 20 Milwaukee, WI Sugar Maple
Saturday, August 21 Chicago, IL Viaduct Theater (Neon Marshmallow Festival)
Sunday, August 22 Chicago, IL Viaduct Theater (Neon Marshmallow Festival, improvised duo with Noveller)
Tuesday, August 24 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar (BUY TICKETS)
Wednesday, August 25 Iowa City, IA White Lightning
Friday, August 27 Ann Arbor, MI HOTT LAVA
Saturday, August 28 Toronto, ON Teranga
Sunday, August 28 Montreal, QC Casa del Popolo
Tuesday, August 31 Quebec City, QC L’agitee
Wednesday, September 1 Burlington, VT The Monkey House (w/ Animal Hospital)
Thursday, September 2 Portland, ME Apohadion (w/ Animal Hospital)
Friday, September 3 Providence, RI AS220 (w/ Animal Hospital)
Saturday, September 4 Boston, MA Spectacle (w/ Animal Hospital)
Sunday, September 5 Easthampton, MA Flywheel (w/ Animal Hospital)
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Artwork for unFact’s Dead Wasp 7″ Single

I am very happy with the amazing artwork done by Jonathan Hargreaves and the design layout by Andreas England for the unFact 7″.

The singles will be on sale here as soon as I get them, and which I hope will be in time for my August 8 show at the Knitting Factory and my August tour dates.

Jonathan Hargreave’s web site

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Circumstances When Whipping It Should Be Considered

(from reddit.com via Jason Wolford)

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New Server for the Blog

I’ve move the blog to the davidwmsims.com server. If you went to the wordpress.com address, you should have been automatically redirected here.

You can get the new RSS feed here.

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unFact at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn – June 29, 2010

I’m playing tonight at the Knitting Factory.

Lapis Lazuli – 10:30
unFact – 9:30
Avondale Airforce – 8:3-

Facebook link
MySpace link

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unFact at Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn – June 23, 2010

I’m playing this Wednesday with Noveller, Brian Olin, and Miracles at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick.   The show is free, so come on out.

New Yorker blurb
Facebook link
Myspace link

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unFact in Los Angeles – Thursday, June 17

I’m playing this Thursday at The Echo.  The headliner is Vato Negro, with Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta.  I think this is going to be a really great show.

Facebook link
MySpace link

(Poster by Sonny Kay)

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We Need Your Help for the Jesus Lizard Book.

Hey, folks, the Jesus Lizard is working on a book about the band that will be published by the excellent Akashic Books.  We know how much you people like pretty pictures, so we need cool  stuff like photos, posters, ticket stubs, etc.  to put around all the words.

If you have things you want to send in, you can scan the them and email them to TooBigToFailBlog-AT-gmail-DOT-com, or mail them to:

Akashic Books
232 Third Street, B 404
Brooklyn, NY 11215
USA

If you mail them, please write “Jesus Lizard book” prominently on the outside of the envelope.   Please indicate whether photos were taken by you or someone else.

(Photo by Eric Johnson)

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"Pure" by Jacob Bricca

Jacob Bricca gives us a meditation on violence and visual tropes in the movies, with music by the Jesus Lizard.

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unFact at Glasslands, May 27, 2010 – UPDATED

I’ll be playing my first unFact show at Glasslands on May 27, 2010.  Black Acid was going to headline, but someone broke a leg, so A Setting Sun is pinch hitting.

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MySpace link

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