Fri: Showcase – 1a @ The Loft
Sat: Audiotree Day Party – 1:25p @ Swan Dive (w/ Yellow Ostrich and more)
Sat: 40-Watt Day Party – 5:30p @ The Side Bar (w/Ponderosa, Dead Confederate, Diamond Rugs, Reptar, Futurebirds, and more)
The known information on director Jesse Donk-Rains is as follows; he is raised on an organic farm in Mansfield, Ga, he loves Legos, jumping, drawing, youtube and playing games with his friends. His favorite foods are raw fennel, turnips, pasta and rocky road ice cream. He is fascinated by all things Canadian and is currently 11-years old.
It’s tough to imagine going back to what my 11-year old self was doing (roller blading with the neighborhood girls, playing basketball, discovering my friend’s dad’s porno collection) and be able to find room for “direct my favorite band’s music video”, but that’s the life of Jesse Donk-Rains. I didn’t have A.D.D., but dedicating a day of sunshine to creating a stop-motion video would have led to stomping on the play-dough and mimicking Godzilla’s roar – rather than a completed short film.
For the “Come Alive” video, it’s clear this is not Donk-Rains first rodeo. He’s matching up the lyrics with his sequences, building a narrative and taking that narrative to alternate worlds. Impressive stuff. We hope the next one has more to do with Canada.
Gringo Star’s Count Yer lucky Stars is out now.
Do it y’all!!!
All ya gotta do is click the album cover above, then spend a measly 7.99 at iTunes!
We love you!
The GRINGO STAR fall tour! (More Dates TBA as well!)
9/10 – Eighth & Rail – Opellka, AL
9/16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/17 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
9/19 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
9/22 – Popeye’s Garage – New Haven, CT
9/23 – The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
9/24 – The Basement – Northhampton, MA
9/25 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/28 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
9/29 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/30 – Founder’s Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, MI
10/3 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/05 – Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD
10/06 – Eye Level Art – Charleston, SC
10/07 – Get Down – West Asheville, NC
10/08 – Boone Saloon – Boone, NC
10/09 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
10/10 – JD’s Bar and Grill – Sheffield, AL
10/11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
10/12 – Sitckyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
10/14 – The ND – Austin, TX
10/15 – Malone Pictures Headquarters – Dallas, TX
10/17 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/18 – Opolis – Norman, OK
10/20 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/21 – Plush – Tuscon, AZ
10/22 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/24 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
10/25 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Check out the fantastic video for “Shadow” as well! I do hope you dig it! (and our new website!)
Both the video and the song are available for purchase/streaming at your favorite digital store!
TONITE TG [ARMS] plays solo at the Boy Without God CD Release @ Union Pool w/ Soft Black! DOORS at 9, MUSIC at 9:15.
Another solo set TOMORROW at the 54/10 Music Marathon @ Ars Nova w/ Miracles of Modern Science & Thunder & Lightning. Watch out – ARMS will be Thunder & Lightning’s backing band for the evening! For tickets go HERE
YOUR YOUTH plays the L Magazine’s “Bands You Need To Hear” Showcase @ Gutter this Saturday! Click either above image for a link!!! Hope to see you cool kids out!
Please click the picture below to vote!!! And tell your friends!!
ARMS is playing the final two dates of the Daytrotter Barnstormer Tour (w/Guards, Sondre Lerche and more!!)
MORE NEWS SHORTLY! THE RECORD KILLS! (and trust me folks, you are going to flip out over the packaging!!)
Our great friends BLADEN COUNTY RECORDS put out the digital and cd, now!!!! Get that jammy!
click the above link for tickets!!! see you at the show folks!