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Exit Clov Single Coming Soon!

The Exit Clov single will be out soon! It’ll have District Menagerie, Strippers & Politicians, and The Hate. Feel free to turn this image into your desktop background so you can remind yourself everyday to go to the show. Our tour dates are as written in the next column to the right. Come hang &… Read more »

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Strangeness in Taiwan: Installment #4

Before you think our Taiwan travelogue is all poopy jokes and grossness, here are some really gorgeous, gorgeous spots in Taiwan … life-altering and breathtaking. My friend Rick once said that Track 2 (‘svefn-g-englar’) on Sigur Ros‘ ágætis byrjun changed his life the moment he heard it. But the Taroko mountains, in all seriousness, were… Read more »

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Duty Now For the Future!

If you thought McCain won the debate yesterday I have news for you. You’re NUTS! Check it out, DEVO’s gone back to their hometown of Akron, OH, to give back to the community — by promoting Obama. So they’re geeky artrockers and patriotic too. Dreamyness. DEVO … sprang from Akron in the 1970s at a… Read more »

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First Clov Practice in NYC

So when two of our bandmates left for New York, all hell broke loose in the Clov camp. But from the molten disarray rose an exceptionally brilliant idea … to switch off weekend practices in DC and New York. For those of us traveling that weekend, we’d meet for 3-4 hour practice each day and… Read more »

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Bellflur Big Band at Iota

I’ll be joining Bellflur on violin/vox at their headlining show tonight at Iota! This is Carlos ‘double-fisting’ on synths during practice. Apparently one Nord Electro isn’t enough… and the MS2000 isn’t even on a stand. It’s just in his arms. The show’s especially exciting because it’s Bellflur ‘Big Band’ — their usual vintage gear, effects… Read more »

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NYC Meeting with Stylecaster

Em and I were in NYC this past weekend to get some stuff done. We met up with Brett in Chelsea to talk with the guys from Stylecaster.com about an upcoming project together. Brett was fashionably late…excuse the pun, and it was pretty brisk outside, so Em and I went to shiver and wait across… Read more »

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Crafty Bastards & Obama the Rockstar

Crafty Bastards is coming back around! SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Sept. 28. I can’t contain my excitement! But it also brings back memories of the June festival when Tina Seamonster and I were trying to crash blog all the vendor Q&As in time for the festival. This time around we have some funny questions and… Read more »

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Last Two Clov Shows For Awhile

We played our last Exit Clov show for awhile, as some of us pick up and haul ass to a whole ‘nother city Here’s a little slideshow from the shows at Iota and 9:30 Club. {Sad, contemplative music begins to play} PRE-SHOW AT IOTA. It’s taking too long to start soundcheck, so Aaron and Brett… Read more »

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don’t be glib @ black cat!!

Mousybabe show highlight of the week: Don’t Be Glib @ Black Cat (backstage) The band features Aaron Leeder (who opts for tasty rhythm guitar over his trademark Clov heroics), alongside talented and demure song bird Mary Beth Doran. We caught them at IOTA a few weeks back. I wish they had played The Ring, but… Read more »

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!! Signs of Life in the BLUR camp !!

!!! My friend CJ tipped me off to this. Damon Albarn’s latest project “Monkey: Journey to the West.” Released September 23 (at least in the US). “Recorded in London and Beijing with a mix of European and Chinese musicians, Monkey … is a genuine attempt at East-West fusion. Featuring a dizzying array of instrumentation–rock guitars,… Read more »