So did Ty Segall tank? Eli Mardock gives the finger; New Thermals; Universe Contest, Guilty Is the Bear tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:57 pm February 12, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

I never said in yesterday’s review whether or not Sunday’s Ty Segall show tanked. A glance at the crowd tells me there were twice as many people there on Sunday night than at Slow Burn’s Titus Andronicus show last year.

Sam Parker, who runs Slow Burn, said the show did “very well.” “There was over 100 in advance sales for (Sunday) night’s show alone,”  he said. Here’s hoping that was enough to cover Segall’s guarantee.

Slow Burn has another show tomorrow night at Slowdown (Corrections House featuring members of Neurosis, Eyehategod and Yakuza), and then three shows in March and April, including 2012 breakout artist The Men April 27 at The Slowdown.

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Eli Mardock released the first track off the upcoming EP Hamburg yesterday. It’s the title track, but Mardock said the song’s unofficial title is “Middle Finger,” and that it is, indeed, autobiographical, which will be obvious to anyone who knows the back story. It’s also pretty frickin’ good. Check it out below and come back Thursday for an interview with Mardock about the “unorthodox” marketing behind his last EP.

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Speaking of new music, The Thermals’ first single off their Saddle Creek debut, “Born to Kill,” went online yesterday. Check it out below. Desperate Ground comes out April 16 on Saddle Creek Records.

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There’s a big Fat Tuesday show happening tonight at The Sydney featuring Universe Contest, Guilty Is the Bear and Low, Long Signal. $5, 9:30 p.m. More info here.

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