HARI KONDABOLU TALKS ABOUT COLONIALISM, CHESS, AND HOMOPHOBIA ON LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O' BRIEN

June 20, 2014

Hari Kondabolu appeared on Monday's episode of Late Night with Conan O' Brien performing material of his new-ish stand-up comedy album Waiting For 2042. You can watch a video of his performance on Youtube.

Hari will be appearing Calgary, Alberta this weekend for the Sled Island festival. Click here for more info.

Hari's album Waiting For 2042. is available as a download at our Bandcamp page and on CD from our mail-order store.

1997's 'SOME SONGS' COMPILATION GETS THE CASSETTE REISSUE TREATMENT!

May 29, 2014

We are excited to announce that our Some Songs from the Kill Rock Stars Singles compilation is now available on cassette... just in time for summer! First released on CD in 1997, Some Songs... collects songs from the first few years of Kill Rock Stars 7 inch singles, including tracks by Elliott Smith, Cupid Car Club, Team Dresch, Heavens To Betsy, Unwound, Mukilteo Fairies, Bikini Kill, godheadSilo, Thrones, Witchypoo and more! After the enthusiastic response to last year's Kill Rock Stars: The Compilations three cassette box set (still available in our mail-order department), giving Some Songs... the cassette treatment seemed like a no-brainer!

Some Songs from the Kill Rock Stars Singles tracklist:
Side A: Elliott Smith "Some Song" / Frumpies "Be Good" / Starpower "Treefort" / Cupid Car Club "Grape Juice Plus" / Team Dresch "Hand Grenade" / Witchypoo "Bad Circulation" / Mukilteo Fairies "Four Letter Love" / Bikini Kill "New Radio" / godheadSilo "Elephantitus of the Night"
Side B: Blood on the Saddle "Please Quit Calling Me From Jail" / Phranc "Hillary's Eyebrows" / Peechees "Grease" / Thrones "Young Savage" / Heavens to Betsy "Firefly" / Unwound "Hating in 'D'"

Click here to order your copy of Some Songs... on cassette for the low price of $5 (and get an instant MP3 download!)

Some Songs... is still available on compact disc and digitally for those of you upset by the cassette revival.

2009's The Thermals/Thao split 7" makes its digital debut!

May 28, 2014

Good news for all you CRAZED MP3 FANS out there, The Thermals / Thao with the Get Down Stay Down split 7" from Record Store Day 2009 is available digitally for the first time ever at our Bandcamp page!  The Thermals/Thao with the Get Down Stay Down split includes The Thermals' demos of Now We Can See tracks "When I Died" and "You Dissolve" plus Thao with the Get Down Stay Down doing an early version of Know Better Learn Faster track "Cool Yourself" and a cover of The Lovin' Spoonful's "Have You Ever Had To Make Up Your Mind?"  Click here to buy or stream the single!

The Thermals tour dates
06/21 Tacoma, WA @ New Frontier Lounge tickets
06/25 San Diego, CA @The Casbah tickets
06/26 Los Angeles,  CA @The Roxy tickets
06/28 Portland, OR @Branx tickets

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down tour dates
06/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival tickets
07/03 Qunicy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival tickets
07/12 San Francisco, CA @ Phono Del Sol  tickets
07/27 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival tickets
07/28 Williamsburg, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg tickets
08/13 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's tickets
08/16 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk tickets

Click here to check out all The Thermals releases available at our mail-order store.
Click here to check out all the Thao with the Get Down Stay Down releases available at our mail-order store.

Artist: The Thermals

KURT BRAUNOHLER TO JET SKI FOR GOATS!

May 19, 2014

American hero Kurt Braunohler has announced his plan to jet-ski from Chicago to New Orleans to raise enough money to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to African families in need. The trip will be filmed by Comedy Central for a new web series called Roustabout. You can help the cause by contributing at Kurt's Indie Go Go page. Every dollar you donate will go directly to Heifer International, who will provide 1 goat and 2 chickens to a family. You can read more about the project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jet-ski-for-goats

Here's Kurt's jet-ski schedule for those interested...
Schedule (subject to change, obviously, because the River is a cruel mistress): May 29th – Pre-Launch show at Schubas in Chicago featuring myself, Wyatt Cenac, and Candy Lawrence.
May 30th – Launch Party 7am, Chicago’s Navy Pier – come see me off / give me words of advice
May 31st – St Louis – what will happen?
June 1st – Kaskaskia, IL – what again?
June 2nd – TBD – we should have planned this better
June 3rd – TBD – now I’m worried
June 4th – TBD – oh boy
June 5th – Arrive in New Orleans – Celebration show at One Eyed Jack’s with Kristen Schaal and more!



Kurt's album How Do I Land? is available for download from the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page and on cd at our online store.

HARI KONDABOLU ON ANDY BECKERMAN'S BEGINNINGS PODCAST

May 15, 2014

Hari Kondabolu is the guest on today's episode of Andy Beckerman's Beginnings podcast. Beginnings is a podcast where Andy Beckerman talks to comedians, writers, flmmakers, and musicians about their earliest creative experiences.

Hari Kondabolu's album Waiting For 2042 is available now on compact disc and as a digital download from our Bandcamp page.

WATCH MILAGRES' APPEARANCE ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY

May 09, 2014

The wait is over! Milagres' recent appearance on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly is finally available to view online! Check it Out!

Milagres' next show is at Chicago, IL's Do Division Street Festival on June 1st. You can download their new album Violent Light at the KRS Bandcamp page.

Artist: Milagres