Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Re-emerging from heaven knows where, prophets without honour Arnold strike out for the West Coast next month. Three LA shows confirmed so far:
posted by SMc at 11:45 AM
July 16 Knitting Factory (Sort out your one-liners, guys - all the venue has listed for that night is 'Comedy')
July 17 Silver Lake Lounge
July 26 In-Store, Amoeba Records on Sunset Bld.
The band returns in August for a massive nationwide tour: Aug 5 London Borderline ..er..that's it. Hey, this is Arnold we're talking about here. Actually the venue, tho' not yet listing this date, does list a show on July 4. Two UK dates in a year?, surely not. Will inquire...
Without much fanfare, label RainbowQuartz appear to be selling a new album from Myracle Brah. Called Bleeder - as in 'Come here you little..' perhaps? - the blurb includes words like "experimentation", "bongos" and, reassuringly, "lysergic guitar workout." Plenty of the latter is confidently anticipated this Wednesday at the Barfly in Camden where the Brah headline, Grip Weeds and Three-4-Tens support...
But before all that there's more psych-pop shenanigens at the Barfly this Friday though whether there'll be much room for an audience is debatable - yep, it's The Polyphonic Spree! Given a 5-star review in today's Guardian for their first Meltdown show - "Somewhere between the Beach Boys and The Muppet Show" - they've been tacked onto a bill topped by Aussie pop classicists Even, and Enon (who apparently "mix scathing guitar riffs with well-placed distortion, electronic ephemera, and a Beatles-esque sense of melody"). If you can't make that, don't forget their free performance back at the Royal Festival Hall Saturday evening...