No. 932: New York, NY

Poster by Stainboy
November 16, 2009

New York, NY

The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

the Jesus Lizard
Skeleton Key

Poster by Stainboy

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No. 931: Boston, MA

Photo by David Yow
November 14, 2009

Boston, MA


the Jesus Lizard
Animal Hospital

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No. 930: Montreal, QC

Photo by David Yow
November 13, 2009

Montreal, QC

Le National

the Jesus Lizard
Grand Trine

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No. 929: Toronto, ON

Photo by David Yow

November 12, 2009

Toronto, ON

Phoenix Concert Theatre

the Jesus Lizard

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No. 928: Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009

November 7, 2009

Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Festival (Black Stage)

the Jesus Lizard
Face to Face
Fucked Up
7 Seconds
Melt Banana
Russian Circles
Young Widows
All Leather
Rat King

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No. 927: Atlanta, GA

Poster by Richie Goodtimes

November 6, 2009

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

the Jesus Lizard
All the Saints

Poster by Richie Goodtimes

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No. 926: Carrboro, NC

Carrboro Poster

November 5, 2009

Carrboro, NC

Cat’s Cradle

the Jesus Lizard
Hex Machine

Poster by Lil Tuffy

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the Jesus Lizard: 2009 Shows [UPDATED - ONE MORE CHICAGO SHOW]

We’re going to play New Year’s Eve with Disappears at the Metro in Chicago.  This is absolutely, positively the last 2009 show that is going to be added.  Ticket go on sale this Saturday.

photo by Achim Friederich

These are the shows that have been confirmed so far:

May 9, 2009 ATP Festival Minehead, UK
May 10, 2009 ATP Festival Minehead, UK
May 11, 2009 Forum London, UK
May 27, 2009 Villette Sonique Festival Paris, France
May 28, 2009 Primavera Festival Barcelona, Spain
July 14, 2009 Exit/In Nashville, TN
July 17, 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
July 24, 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, WA
August 21, 2009 Pukkelpop Festival Kiewit, Belgium
September 11, 2009 ATP New York Festival Monticello, NY
September 14, 2009 Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
September 15, 2009 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, DE
September 16, 2009 Tavastia Klubi Helsinki, FI
September 17, 2009 John Dee Oslo, NO
September 18, 2009 Debaser Stockholm, SE
September 19, 2009 Spazio 211 Turin, IT
September 20, 2009 Locomotiv Bologna, IT
September 21, 2009 Circolo degli Artisti Rome, IT
September 22, 2009 Button Factory Dublin, IE
October 14, 2009 Casbah San Diego, CA
October 15, 2009 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA
October 17, 2009 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
October 22, 2009 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
October 23, 2009 Neumos Seattle, WA
October 24, 2009 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 5, 2009 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
November 6, 2009 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
November 7, 2009 Fun Fun Fun Festival Austin, TX
November 12, 2009 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
November 13, 2009 Le National Montreal, QC
November 14, 2009 Paradise Boston, MA
November 16, 2009 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York City, NY
November 17, 2009 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York City, NY
November 18, 2009 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, PA
November 19, 2009 9:30 Club Washington, DC
November 20, 2009 Sonar Baltimore, MD
November 24, 2009 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
November 25, 2009 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
November 27, 2009 Metro Chicago, IL
November 28, 2009 Metro Chicago, IL
December 31, 2009 Metro Chicago, IL

(Photo: Achim Friederich)

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No. 925: Brooklyn, NY

October 31, 2009

October 31, 2009

Vice Magazine 15th Anniversary Party

Titus Andronicus & Children
Bad Brains
the Jesus Lizard

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Fugitive Caught After Updating His Status on Facebook

From The Guardian:

Maxi Sopo Facebook screenshot

Sopo, who arrived in the US in about 2003, made a living selling roses in Seattle nightclubs until, according to prosecutors, he moved on to bank fraud. He apparently drove a rented car to Mexico in late February after learning that federal agents were investigating the fraud scheme.

Investigators scoured social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace but initially could find no trace of him and were unable to pin down his location in Mexico.

Although Sopo’s profile was set to private, his list of friends was not. Scoville started combing through it and was surprised to see that one friend listed an affiliation with the justice department. He sent a message requesting a phone call.

“We figured this was a person we could probably trust to keep our inquiry discreet,” Scoville said.

Proving the 2.0 adage that a friend on Facebook is rarely a friend indeed, the former official said he had met Sopo in Cancun’s nightclubs a few times, but did not really know him and had no idea he was a fugitive. The official learned where Sopo was living and passed that information back to Scoville, who provided it to Mexican authorities. They arrested Sopo last month.

Link to story in the Guardian.

(hat tip: Schneier on Security)

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No. 924: Vancouver, BC

Poster by Nat Damm

October 24, 2009

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom

the Jesus Lizard

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No. 923: Seattle, WA

Poster by Jeff Kleinsmith

Black Elk Poster

October 23, 2009

Seattle, WA


the Jesus Lizard
Black Elk

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No. 922: Portland, OR

Poster by Mike King

October 22, 2009

Portland, OR

Crystal Ballroom

the Jesus Lizard
Black Elk

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The Fun Theory

(hat tip: The Claw)

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No. 921: San Francisco, CA

Poster by Alan Forbes

October 17, 2009

San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore

the Jesus Lizard
Black Elk

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No. 920: Los Angeles, CA

Poster by Dave D'Andrea

Model/Actress Poster

October 15, 2009

Los Angeles, CA

Henry Fonda Theatre

the Jesus Lizard
Black Elk

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No. 919: San Diego, CA

Poster by Alan Hynes

October 14, 2009

San Diego, CA


the Jesus Lizard

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Giant Marionettes in Berlin

And I, for one, salute our new marionette… oh, never mind.  I really, really want one of those red suits, though.

Giant Marionettes

More great photos of giant marionettes: “The Berlin Reunion” at

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Speaking Piano

And I, for one, salute our new keyboard overlords!

(hat tip: Nif)

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Tweenbots in Washington Square Park

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”

I love this city.

Tweenbots web site

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