Tour De Horse : The Creeping Weeds

July 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Philadelphia’s Creeping Weeds have released what is pretty much a shoo in for the Bag Of Songs year end best of list with their brilliant disc We Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having that I’ve raved about before. Now they’re bringing their equally amazing live show to your town. I’ll being seeing them for my fifth time this year when they kick off their summer tour this Friday July 13 at The Khyber in Philadelphia. Get out and see them when they come to your city, you’ll be glad you did. (tell them I sent you) Here’s a taste from the cd and their upcoming tour dates.

MP3: Eternity Is A Long Time
MP3: I Wanted To Live (Die)
Buy We Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having

The Creeping Weeds – TOUR DE HORSE
7/13–Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/okay paddy, Buried Beds and Dr Horsemachine
7/14–Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s w/Life in Bed and Race the Ghost
7/16–Cincinnati, OH @ Skull Lab w/Plastic Factory, Marmalade Brigade and K Brutal
7/17–Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s w/Ashtray Boy and Star
7/18–Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/BOAT, Paperwork and Selling September
7/19–Kansas City, MO @ The Brick w/Jujitsu
7/20–Dallas, TX @ The Cavern w/Preston Grey, Dark Romantics and Dignan
7/21–Little Rock, AR @ venue TBA w/Cracker Creeptacular and tambersauro
7/23–Nashville, TN @ Grimey’s early (6pm) in-store performance
7/23–Nashville, TN @ 8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge
7/25–Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/Tennis and the Mennonites
7/26–Greenville, NC @ The Spazzatorium w/Astronauts and eagle-ager
7/27–Wilmington, NC @ Bella Festa w/Bottom of the Hudson and King of Prussia
7/28–Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/Bandazian and Dead Goats
8/3-Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s w/Adam Arcuragi, These United States and Cartright


LIVE : Creeping Weeds,Bitter Bitter Weeks, & Apollo Sunshine @ Johnny Brenda’s Friday April 27, 2007

April 29, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Some photos from this past Friday night at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. First up was Creeping Weeds, whose new disc We Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having is one of my current favorites. This was the third time I’ve seen them and they just keep getting better and better. Next up was Bitter Bitter Weeks celebrating the upcoming release of their new disc Peace Is Burning Like A River with a great set of their shimmering, jangly songs.
Apollo Sunshine with special guest vocalist Quentin Stoltzfus of Mazarin closed out the night with a set of blistering rock.

The Creeping Weeds

Bitter Bitter Weeks

Apollo Sunshine

Creeping Weeds Are Part Of A Dream I’ve Been Having

April 5, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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The first thing you hear is a solitary desolate piano playing, sooned joined by half spoken-half sung vocals merging to create a surreal sounding lullaby. Part of A Dream evokes that sensation you have have when you’re almost asleep, where your mind is completely clear but insanely racing with thoughts all at the same. It’s the title track on Creeping Weeds new disc We Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having. As it’s signature piano line slowly fades out it perfectly sets up the mood for the songs to follow. The songs that follow evoke shades of bands like The Pixies, Pavement, Modest Mouse and Dinosaur Jr paying tribute without ever sounding derivative. Each song is a new journey ,like a trip with Alice through the Looking Glass into Wonderland soundtracked by a swirling sonic dreamscape of electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, syncopated rhythms, and instruments like xylophone and digeridoo. The climax of the journey is the 7 minute plus tour de force, Derelict, a major highlight of the couple live shows I’ve seen them do. Don’t just take my word for it give the songs a listen,get the record, see the live show, and experience the ride yourself.
You’ll be glad you did.

The Creeping Weeds are :
Pete Stewart
Justin Seitz
Chris Wirtalla
Kate Stewart
Cara Sakoian

MP3 : Creeping Weeds – Part Of A Dream
MP3 : Creeping Weeds – Derelict

Upcoming Shows:
Mon Apr 16 2007 7:00P Knitting Factory New York, New York
Fri Apr 20 2007 9:00P Roustabout! @ Chronic Town State College, Pennsylvania
Fri Apr 27 2007 9:00P Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sat May 12 2007 9:00P The Fire Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fri May 18 2007 8:00P Siren Records Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Wrapping Up The Week

April 3, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Wrapping up the past week and looking ahead a bit.
What I’ve been listening to the most this past week :The Broken WestI Can’t Go On,I’ll Go On, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy(remaster), Julie DoironWoke Myself Up, Bright EyesCassadaga,LimbeckLimbeck,The SwimmersFighting Trees,The Creeping WeedsWe Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having

The ~K’nise Music Maker Of The Week is the lovely piano playing Skyler Stonestreet.

Bag Of Songs Artist To Watch Chelsea Taube has gotten her song Desperate Winters placed on an upcoming Loose Music Country Girl compilation and is playing a couple shows in New York City this week.

Wednesday April 4th Wicked Willy’s on Bleecker St. 7pm
Friday April 6th Googie’s Lounge Above The Living Room 154 Ludlow 7pm

One of the bands that blew me away when I saw them recently for the first time was Canada’s The Constantines. Someone stole one of their guitars at a recent show @ Lee’s Palace in Toronto.

From the band :
Hey Friends,
Thanks to all who came out to the show last night (March 30) at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. No thanks to the person who walked out of the club with Will’s guitar in Steve’s guitar case. We are asking anyone in the Toronto area to be on the look-out for a Black 1995 American Stratocaster with a white pick-guard, a rosewood fretboard, and a rainbow coloured guitar strap. The serial number is: N55 7313. The guitar case is a black Fender hardshell case, covered in Constantines, Threegut and Subpop Records stickers.
If whoever took the guitar reads this, you can contact us via and we can figure out a way for you to return it, no questions asked.
Thanks to everyone who has come to the shows in Eastern Canada so far. We head off to Winnipeg tomorrow and I am going to write another message in a few minutes announcing further tour dates in the Northeastern United States in late April.

Good Sounds Good is a collective of amazingly talented female artists mainly based out of Toronto consisting of Emer, Emma-Lee, blueVenus, Melissa Bathory, Sarah Shafey, Moulann, Kirsten Jones, Clare Love and, Saidah Baba Talibah. They have a big showcase show coming up as well as shows by a few of their members.

Tue Apr 3 2007 9:30P GSG Monthly @ The Cameron House featuring Melissa Bathory, Moulann and Sarah Shafey! Toronto
Wed Apr 4 2007 7:00P Clare Love Solo @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York City NYC, New York
Thu Apr 5 2007 9:00P Clare Love – The Lei Lounge at Niagara New York
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Clare Love – Freddy’s Bar and Backroom Brooklyn
Sat Apr 7 2007 9:00P Emma-Lee & Emer @ The Cameron House Toronto
Sat Apr 21 2007 10:00P blueVenus at The Cameron Toronto, Ontario
Tue Apr 24 2007 8:00P Sarah Shafey- Renaissance Cafe(Emma-Lee hosts) Toronto, Ontario

My favorite Philadelphia band of the moment, The Swimmers, bring their amazing sounds to the midwest this week. Be sure to stop out and see them and tell them I sent you.

Tue Apr 3 2007 1:00P WHFR in-studio Detroit, Michigan
Tue Apr 3 2007 8:00P Lager House Detroit, Michigan
Thu Apr 5 2007 8:00P Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Constant Spring Goshen, Indiana
Sat Apr 7 2007 7:30P Senorita Burrita Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LIVE : 03.14.07 The Creeping Weeds,The Novenas @ The Khyber

March 16, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Some photos of a stellar performance by The Creeping Weeds and The Novenas from Wednesday March 14th at The Khyber in Philadelphia PA. Hong Kong Stingray and Timothy Bracken Complex were also on the bill for a great night of Philadelphia local music.

The Novenas

Creeping Weeds

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