The Mighty Mighty Soul-Junk

TONIGHT! Soul-Junk will be at the renowned Orpheum Theatre in LA with none other than M. Ward (She & Him) and Karen Elson. Los-angelites, Californians, Americans, Citizens of the World, this is not to be missed! Get your tickets here!

In other Glen Galaxy news, Octa#grape has a three show mini-tour coming soon. Dates as follows!

2/13/13 The Comet (&) Seattle, WA
2/14/13 Tonic Lounge (*) Portland, OR
2/16/13 Rainy Day Records (+) Olympia, WA

& w/ Tender Hips, Craig Salt Peters
* w/ Karl & The Jerks, Sad Pony
+ w/ Survival Knife, Moon, Reptilian Shapeshifters

Scharpling Talks With Danielson!

WFMU, one of the finest radio stations on the planet, is home to The Best Show, one of the finest programs on the station, which is hosted by Tom Scharpling, one of the genius-est personalities on the airwaves today. A few months ago, Tom visited Daniel Smith at his home in New Jersey to talk about encountering Def Leppard at Boy Scout camp, the terror of singing in a tree next to a drunk drum-playing Swede, Danielson then-and-now, and much more. The full conversation is now available via Low Times. Listen here!

Also, April 15th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, for the first time inyears, the Danielson Famile will be together again, sharing the stage with Deerhoof and People Get Ready. Be kind to yourself: clear the calendar, call a friend, and get some tickets. It’ll be much more fun than filing taxes.

Wovenhand Spring Tour!

As we reported last time, Wovenhand has a new tour on the books. A couple new additions (and more to come!). See below.

3/09/13 Gathering of the Clouds 2013
Denver, CO
4/05/13 7th St Entry at First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
4/06/13 Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL
4/09/13 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/13 The Ephrata Main Theatre Ephrata, PA
4/11/13 Great Scott
Allston, MA
4/12/13 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
4/13/13 Johnny Brenda’s
Philadelphia, PA
4/14/13 DC9 Washington DC
4/16/13 The Grey Eagle
Asheville, NC
4/17/13 The Earl
Atlanta, GA
4/19/13 Club Dada Dallas, TX
4/20/13 Holy Mountain
Austin, TX
4/21/13 The Conservatory
Oklahoma City, OK

That’s all for now. Take care, good folk, and see you soon!

Everyone at Sounds Familyre



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