Friday, December 28, 2012

WELCOME NEW ERA

STOKED ABOUT THE NEW ERA, WELCOME!

COUPLE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. NEW SHELLS CASSETTE CAME OUT 12/12/12. POSTING UP HERE SOON. RECORDING LP FOR RELEASE ON THE LIFE LIKE. HOPEFULLY DONE SOON.

2. COUPLE GINKGO SHOWS:

 FRI DEC 28:
- TJ BORDEN (amazing improv cellist from NY)
- PAUL BANCELL (Ritual Howls, Baptist Church etc)
- AM SHELLS (Amber & Shelley from Swimsuit/Damned Dogs/Shells etc)
- BORDEN/FREEMAN/CAIN TRIO synth/cello/reeds etc
- FRED THOMAS reads from his new zine DEFECTS MIRROR 2
- SAM HADDIX doing live art/projection/who knows?!?!
at THE GOLDEN CAT 205 N PROSPECT in YPSILANTI
ALL AGES doors at 9 pm

THURS FEB 7
TY SEGALL, K HOLES, EX-CULT, CHIT CHAT at BLIND PIG, Ann Arbor, presented by GINKGO

Thursday, September 27, 2012

WOODS + LUCKY DRAGONS + CITY CENTER GIG

Stoked to be putting on this Woods / Lucky Dragons / City Center gig with WCBN and EQMC. Flyer by Fred!


Friday, September 14, 2012

WICCANS CASSETTE

OH HEAR YE, WE JUST RELEASED A TAPE FOR ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GROOPS, DETROIT'S OWN WICCANS, ENTITLED "INVOCATION OF THE HORNED ONE." THIS IS THEIR DEBUT RELEASE AND FEATURES SUCH MODERN CLASSICKS AS "OH HOLY MAIDEN" AND "MOON DOOR."

WE HAD A TAPE RELEASE SHOW LAST NIGHT AT ENCORE, REPORTED UPON HERE.



THAT'S WHAT THE TAPE COVER LOOKS LIKE, AND HERE IS A VIDEO FROM THE RELEASE SHOW:





ORDER THE TAPE BELOW, IF YOU DARE:





Location/prices




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

HYSTERICS GIG

UPCOMING SHOW - ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! EARLY ALL AGES PUNK SHOW AT THE TEEN CENTER!!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Out on the weekend

Last weekend was pretty fun!



It started off with the Blues Control and Shells show we did at the Work Gallery here in Ann Arbor, which was co-presented by WCBN and EQMC. Blues Control were really great, and the Shells set went pretty well too. Charles Slick did a light installation with Shells for the second time. Blues Control had projections that were really nice too. Work Gallery was a perfect space for this show!








When we were setting up for the show, we had to move some of the art on display out of the way, including this pile of dust on a pedestal. It miraculously survived the show.







Here's a video of Blues Control performing at Work:





Then the next day, Friday, was the opening of a really amazing exhibit at MOCAD called Vision in a Cornfield. It's a large scale collaboration between three different Detroit collectives: art-rockers Destroy All Monsters, Afro-futurists Ogun, and modern robot builders Apetechnology. This was by far my favorite exhibit I've seen at MOCAD so far. It really nailed all of your senses - it smelled like a cornfield! I saw real bugs on the corn too. I don't want to give too much away, but I really recommend going to see it if you can. (if you really want to read more about it, you can do so here.)





After MOCAD headed over to Jumbo's to see Blues Control, along with Protomartyr and the Intended. This show was pretty much the opposite of the Blues Control show in Ann Arbor, in a good way. BC played an equally great but really different and more freaked out set.

I had a great time hanging with Blues Control, we all stayed at Larry's house and ended their visit to Michigan with a trip to Goodwell's, one of my favorite spots. A vegan pocket sandwich with avocado + a green smoothie = recipe for feeling amazing.

After BC left for Chicago, I headed over to Dally in the Alley to hang out and try to register some voters. The Ginkgo Voter Registration Drive has been going on for a few months now, and will continue until the deadline to register (which is October 6th). If you would like to register, ask me or come into Encore Records where we also have a voter registration clipboard set up.
Registering at Dally was pretty tough going, but it was a fun time hanging out there.

After Dally headed over to the Destroy Compound for Noise Camp 18. Noise Camp is a tradition brought to us by Time Stereo. It's been happening since 1994! I've only been to the last 4 or 5, but it's always a fun time. I played at it last year as Shells (which was basically the first Shells show) and this year Warn asked me to play with him in his new band XOXOWAR.  We played first.

XOXOWAR at Noise Camp 18
Wiccans played a fireside set near the end of the night and were joined by a random dude with a battery powered amp and electric guitar who tried to jam along. Only at Noise Camp.

Noise Camp concluded with the traditional Princess Dragonmom set/cardboard bush destruction, and afterwards I headed back to Ann Arbor.


video


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Upcoming Ginkgo related shows!

NYC TRIP WAS GREAT!!! More on that later.

For now, here are some upcoming Ginkgo presented & Ginkgo related shows:

FRIDAY AUGUST 17 2012
RANK/XEROX (postpunk from San Francisco) http://rankxerox.bandcamp.com/
RAT COLUMNS (San Francisco) http://ratcolumns.tumblr.com/
RADIANT MARKS (new group from Nick Jaroch, Jules from Bad Indians and
Kevin McKay)
BITCHCOPTER (first show in a long time! and they are playing first!!)
$5   ALL AGES
EARLY SHOW doors at 7 pm, bands at 8, show must end at 11.
at the 3rd Deathstar (formerly Natural Canvas) 613 N MAIN ST Ann Arbor.


Saturday August 18:
CHIT CHAT  http://chitchatband.bandcamp.com
MARGY PEPPER (OLYMPIA)  http://margypepper.bandcamp.com
SOIL (OLYMPIA) http://gardencore.bandcamp.com/
also at the 3rd Deathstar (formerly Natural Canvas) 613 N MAIN ST Ann Arbor
$5   ALL AGES
EARLY SHOW doors at 7 pm, bands at 8, show must end at 11.

Mon Aug 27
DUNES (weird pop from LA!) + The Rebel Kind (feat Autumn & Erin from Bad Indians) + Kevin Greenspon (experimental guitar/composition from CA)
at 124 Felch st Ann Arbor

Wed Aug 29
 Catacombz (Milwaukee) + Mother Whale + DJ Shells
at Lo & Behold Records & Books, 10022 Joseph Campau Hamtramck

Tues Sept 4
Toxie (Memphis, mems Coasting & Magic Kids) + Swimsuit
at  Lo & Behold Records & Books, 10022 Joseph Campau Hamtramck

Thurs Sept 6
WCBN & EQMC present BLUES CONTROL + SHELLS
at Work Gallery in Ann Arbor

Mon Sept 17
HYSTERICS (Olympia) + Swimsuit
at TBA in Ann Arbor


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SHELLS video



About a month ago SHELLS opened for the Rainbow Vomit Family Band and Minus 9 at the historic Arbor Vitae loft in Ann Arbor. I asked my longtime friend and bandmate Charlie Slick to play the lights for me (as Sagitrronics, his new electronics company). Thanks to Andy Gabrysiak for shooting this.

Love Songs For Lamps - Believer Magazine compilation / roadshow

LOTS OF NEWS OVER HERE! Apologies for the long delay since the last update.

Since then, we have
- gone to NYC with Damned Dogs
- gone on tour with Saturday Looks Good to Me
- gone up to the UP with Swimsuit
- organized and played a bunch of cool gigs here in Michigan

Releases have slowed down, but that's ok. We have more coming soon.

More on all that later. But now some more exciting news!

LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS compilation

OLD NIGHT is featured on the Love Songs For Lamps cassette compilation that our friend Calvin Johnson put together for the Believer Magazine. I'm really honored and excited to be a part of it. (OLD NIGHT is a cassette I did a while ago (Ginkgo #6), and since that time I have started playing solo shows as SHELLS, which is pretty similar)

This is what the magazine looks like! You can read the liner notes and other stuff at the link above.  I've been listening to the compilation a lot, it's great!



LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS roadshow

In conjunction with the release of the Believer Music Issue, they have also organized a roadshow with performers from the compilation! This is also in celebration of the 30th anniversary of K Records. Calvin asked me to play the New York show, so I'm headed out there tomorrow!

Show info, courtesy of Todd P:

Friday August 10th >> 9:30PM << @ MUCHMORE'S
:: THE BELIEVER MAGAZINE presents
:: "LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS ROADSHOW"
:: http://believermag.com
:::: Calvin Johnson —— from Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic

::::: Katie and the Lichen
::::::: Laura Lief
::::::::: Old Night
:::::::::::: Priests
| MUCHMORE’S |

2 Havermeyer St @ North 9th St| Williamsburg, Brooklyn

L - Bedford Ave | >> 9:30PM << | $tba | all ages

This will be my first solo appearance in New York! It would be great to see some friends if anyone's around. Even though I've been playing shows as Shells, this one is as Old Night cause that's what the cassette was under. I hope that isn't too confusing for everyone.

 Here's a poster for the roadshow, featuring an illustration of yours truly:



LIFERS compilation

I'm also really excited to be a part of the LIFERS compilation on Fred's label Life Like. It's great!!

Check out the tracklisting and get stoked:

1.SHELLS "Or So It Seems"
2.BAD INDIANS "She Is Gone"
3.GARDENS "The Onion Peels of Honest John"
4.HIVE DWELLERS "The Dignity of Saint Jude"
5.MAN THE HUNTER "Permanent Vacation"
6.OUR BROTHER THE NATIVE "Of Mountains"
7.CURTAINS "Harbinger"
8.DAYTIME TELEVISION "The Sky"
9.AVERY FERAL "For Snips"
10.mt. hope "Sixteen"
11.CITY CENTER "Permanent Green"
12.BROKEN WATER "Practice Tape"
13.WICCANS "Cone of Night"
14.RAT PAWS "Vending Machine"
15.MIGHTY CLOUDS "Volcano"
16.SWIMSUIT "Ghosts"
17.IDIOT GLEE "I'm Going to Yum Yums"
18.CORPSEKISSER "This Is Not A Revenge"
19.racecardriver "Cell Phone Machine"
20.LONG DISTANCE POISON "Heofoncandel"
21.BILLOWING "Dead Duck"
22.XELA "A Cemetery Mane"
23.DAMNED DOGS "Also"
24.SKATE LAWS "Where Were You In '72"
25.THURSTON MOORE "Home/Dream"
26.LIDLESS EYE "Night Balance"
27.MALL MUTANTS "Terror Dog"
28.FAILING LIGHTS "Border At Dawn"
29.EVENINGS


Monday, February 27, 2012

Blowout pt 2

We're having another GINKGO showcase at ye olde METROTIMES BLOWOUT with some of our favorite groups!

LINEUP:

9 pm SHADES

10 pm WICCANS

11 pm SWIMSUIT

12 am GARDENS

at ATLAS BAR 2363 Yemans in Hamtramck- I think this might be the first night they are reopened!

You need a wristband for this show - it's part of Blowout. Sorry! Come hang out if you can though!!

brought to you by
GINKGO http://ginkgorecords.blogspot.com/
and MICHIGAN HAPPENINGS http://michiganhappening.blogspot.com/

MORE LINKS:

http://www.myspace.com/gardensforfree
http://swimsuit.bandcamp.com/
http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcra.htm
http://metrotimes.com/blowout

Thursday, February 9, 2012

GINKGO shows

After 5 years of booking shows at all kinds of places in Michigan, I've decided to start using the GINKGO name for shows as well as for the label. The first show I booked was at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor in January 2007, and I haven't really stopped booking shows since then. I was originally hesitant to do that kind of production company branding, but it makes sense to me at this point.

The first show officially listed as GINKGO presents is coming right up, on February 15 2012 here in Ann Arbor:

GINKGO presents...
VERONICA FALLS (UK/Slumberland)
with BRILLIANT COLORS (San Francisco/Slumberland)
and SWIMSUIT
performing live at the Blind Pig 208 S First St Ann Arbor MI
on Wednesday February 15 2012
Doors at 9:30 pm / / 18+
$8 adv / $10 at the door (Advance tickets available to purchase at Encore Records)



Fred made this beautiful poster!

This is going to be a really amazing show, hope to see everyone there!!

We will also be doing another showcase at the Blowout this year, at Atlas Bar on Thurs March 1 with Swimsuit, Wiccans and more TBA.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

SXSW / some press

BAD INDIANS are going down to SXSW to play some gigs! We're trying to get them on more shows! If you can help out or get us some shows on the way down or back up please get in touch! baadindians at gmail or sabsalant at gmail. Thanks!


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Cool to see some Ginkgo and related releases on some best of 2011 lists...

Bad Indians "The Path Home" from their single on Ginkgo (GINKGO 8, more info below) on Metro Times favorite local songs of 2011

Bad Indians and Man the Hunter on Current's "Classics of 2011" list

Swimsuit LP on an All Music best of 2011 list...and their post about our record when it came out

Swimsuit, Man the Hunter, and our Old Night cassette on Calvin Johnson's best of 2011 list on Tobi Vail's Jigsaw blog

Not a best of , but here's a review of the Bad Indians single at Foxy Digitalis

Swimsuit has been entered in some sort of battle of the bands contest?

Annarbor.com just did little article too...