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CROPPED OUT 2013 Announced!

I have to admit, last year’s CROPPED OUT Festival would be difficult for anyone, much less our fearless friends and heroes, to top. Jandek, Eugene Chadbourne (yes, people born after 1970 know who he is), Neil Hamburger, The Ritchie White Orchestra, Merchandise, Papa M, and Wooden Wand were just some of the many, many memorable performances of the weekend (and by memorable, I also mean I won’t ever forget seeing that naked guy from Guerilla Toss, no matter how much I try!). Following up last year’s fest is on a magnitude with winning the NCAA basketball tournament two years in a row…

So it’s even more surprising that not only did our CROPPED OUT pals not blow it this year as the musical equivalent of the first round of the NIT (heh heh), but, to mix sports metaphors, they knocked it OUT OF THE PARK yet again this year! This year’s CROPPED OUT lineup (with picks to click in bold):

Mayo Thompson And The Corky’s Debt Band performing Corky’s Debt To His Father
Endless Boogie
The Endtables
Wolf Eyes
Blues Control
Shit And Shine
Bill Orcutt/Chris Corsano
Hair Police
Human Eye
Spray Paint
Watery Love
Steve Gunn
Cop City Chill Pillars
Salad Influence
Jaye Jayle
Kal Marks
Asm A Tik
Tom Blacklung & The Smokestacks
Thee Open Sex
Today’s Hits
New England Patriots
Quail Bones
White Reaper
Spelling Bee

I’ve been assured that plenty more surprises are on the way, so vote early, vote often! Er… buy your tickets now! Here’s the details:

Two-day combo passes (which include Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday’s separate closing party) are on sale now at Astro Black Records and online. There will be a limited amount of combo passes available for the almost inconsequential amount of $35, and once those are gone, you can still purchase them in advance for the very reasonable price of $40. Day-of-show combo passes are $50, so save a few shekels and purchase them now!

PURCHASE TWO-DAY PASSES HERE: http://ticketf.ly/1ap5Kee

The closing party, which will be headlined by Lambchop, will be a more intimate affair, and located off the festival grounds at the incredible and historic Workhouse Ballroom, a semi-secret, pre-Civil War manmade cavern. Referred to locally as “The Cave,” it once served as a debtor’s prison, and is a wonderous place to see a musical performance. Consider it a kind of wind-down from the insanity of the weekend. It’s ticketed separately, so if you want to catch Nashville’s finest, along with a TBD support act, be sure to pick up a ticket.




Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life present:

MERCHANDISE (Tampa, FL; on Night People)
MILK MUSIC (Olympia, WA; on Fat Possum)
DESTRUCTION UNIT (Phoenix, AZ; on Suicide Squeeze)

Thursday, June 6th
1312 Lexington Road
$10 advance tickets available online here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/251729?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=FEC11C8814D1A55B09D3805622D7C595 and at ASTRO BLACK RECORDS, 930 Baxter Avenue; $15 day-of-show
8 PM


There isn’t going to be any shortage of words on the new MERCHANDISE full length LP Totale Nite… Tampa, Florida is a different sort of place to be from then the major cultural cities of influence… Sometimes the more isolated locations produce more uniqueness in the absence of stimulation or bigger opportunity. With MERCHANDISE, you can’t just look at the surface because there is so much more in the collective spirit of the surrounding art and music, solo projects, additional bands, the music that came before in its richness and depth. Totale Nite is the distillation of experience, working hard, thinking deep while letting the spirit move forward unhindered. This record captures so much beyond any kind of obvious influence focusing the self-produced and recorded atmosphere into an even more distinct MERCHANDISE sound, dreamy dense post-punk drifter ballads that are as textured and dynamic as they are laden with pop sensibility.

MILK MUSIC are a band of American artists who make cosmic electric soul rock on the subject of life and the human condition. Their impeccable songwriting and style can be compared to artists such as the Velvet Underground, Gun Club, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and the Meat Puppets. Their latest LP entitled Cruise Your Illusion is out now on compact disc and digitally through Fat Possum Records. The vinyl was self-released by the band.


Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, DESTRUCTION UNIT deal in their own sort of desert rock: ripping riffage, pounding drums, ominous atmosphere, damaged vocals. Spin magazine calls them “The best American band to hit the stage since The Stooges, The Velvets and The MC5.”

Check out the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/176621505825174.

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