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Thursday, February 25, 2010


It seems that it was just yesterday we we're knee deep in Hologram Jams (out now on Fat Possum btw) from last month's RUMBLE band, the mighty JAGUAR LOVE. We had a terrific time with that circuit and seeing the room go wild each time the duo roared into office favorites "Postcards and Red Wine" or "I Started a Fire." The response to the JL love couldn't have been better and before I tell you about March info, I want to extend a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to any of the dates, all our sponsors and all the venues! Let's move onto MARCH!

We have so many RUMBLE parties in March that we need to roll them out systematically all the way into our 4 Rumble parties at SXSW in Austin (including the Super Rumble night party).

It all starts though in Seattle on Monday night at the Havana Social Club with two quality SEA based acts:
HAIR ENVELOPE & NIGHTMARE AIR. We've spun both of these bands heavily on the FS radio show on WOXY, from Hair Envelope's brilliant "Largo Lagos' to the spin-off act sporting 2 members of FILM SCHOOL - Nightmare Air. If you've heard 'Who Who Lies Who Down' you understand what force DD and crew puts into each track, and by the way, that is Mr Dupuis on vocals.

THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO next Wednesday has the subtitle of being the official 'Noise Pop Hangover Show', because NP2010 has taken over the Bay Area this week and weekend, and if you haven't had enough great music, we offer up this incredible line-up:
There is no way to hide our absolute LOVE for LILOFEE. We put out their 7" vinyl for the single, 'Runaway' at the end of 2009, and are set to drop their second single, 'Destroy Me' (+a video + a remix) on Future Sounds Records in March. Stay tuned for more info on that release.

STRIPMALL ARCHITECTURE we were just introduced to but after listening to the Myspace songs and vibing their influences, we're instant fans. Here's what the SF WEEKLY had to say:
"Does the mention of a band somewhere in-between Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins make those little hairs on the back of your neck tingle? If so, you owe it to yourself to check for Stripmall Architecture's show." Resident DJ, BAGEL TED, will handle the DJ duties.

That leads us to TWIN TIGERS from Athens, Georgia, a band that will be playing through the circuit starting in SF, into LA, San Diego, and will be playing THE RUMBLE: LAS VEGAS that will be a part of the NEON REVERB MUSIC FESTIVAL on the 12th. They will keep the wheels turning to Austin and will be playing THE RUMBLE @ SXSW at Shangra La, as well as 6 other parties (including the WOXY Official SXSW showcase @ Emo's Annex on Friday night).

Red Fox Run by Twin Tigers from Robert Thomason on Vimeo.

Their debut record - 'Gray Waves' on Old Flame Records drops Tuesday, March 2nd and the album is a flamethrower. We're thrilled to include 'Passive Idol' on the upcoming Future Sounds 34 release. Here's what AQUARIUM DRUNKARD has to say about it: "A four piece, the bands live show kills, reminiscent of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Psychocandy era JAMC."

So Twin Tigers will hit Los Angeles for THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES @ 3 Clubs on Thursday and we all had good fortune smile upon us when RUMSPRINGA stepped forward to headline our party as they prep for SXSW. We've been fans for some time and finally got our opportunity to bring them into that 3 Clubs backroom where they will take it apart. Our lovely resident DJ's, S.i.S. are always present, and always bring their smiles and great selections.

Opening up LA, but headlining THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO is a band that we're freaked out about - BEATERS. This band heads out on tour as direct support to THE SOFT PACK post-SXSW, and we get to double-dip with them in both cities, in our effort to show swap San Diego and Los Angeles bands together. They had us from the first 30 seconds of "Fishage". TWIN TIGERS will continue their tear of the West Coast at Bar Pink on Saturday night, and a San Francisco act that is a Rumble veteran, BIRDS & BATTERIES, round out the bill in SD. We're big fans of their single, "The Villain" off their 'Up To No Good EP'.

We'll be announcing the line-up for THE RUMBLE:LAS VEGAS, which is the featured show at this year's NEON REVERB FESITVAL on Friday night, as well as all the details surrounding the four SXSW Rumble parties. THE RUMBLE: NEW YORK will also be announced next week - New venue, back in the big apple.

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