Stroke Manor, Shows, and a bunch of other stuff going down
It's time! Yep Roc Records and Record Store Day have announced the upcoming Minus 5 album Stroke Manor. I won't tell you the whole story because it's out there to be told, and sold, soon. Let's just say I never saw this record coming, but I'm glad it made the scene. Somehow.
And after a year of wonderful local shows, sharing the finest stages in Portland, spending time with the best friends a guy could have, playing music for the most lovely of people... well, I might be ready to take it on the road, as it were. Now it won't be like an old-time SST-style 30 shows in 30 days deal. No, but it's what I can do, and will. Start off in Portland, stretching out across the great nation from Minneapolis to SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL, and back to ye olde Seattle, and a few other places in between. Details in the "LIVE" section.
Not to lay it on y'all too thick, there will be other things coming up all over the place. A brand new Filthy Friends album and tour. A Young Fresh Fellows NEW RECORD. The No Ones should finally have its oft-rumored long-player polished up and ready for publishing. Arthur Buck is cooking up a mean follow-up. And Mott The Hoople is back, like 1974! (OK, I have nothing to do with that, but I'm sure appreciative.)
I'm forgetting plenty, but I'm remembering some too!