Introducing Rig 1

Above The Tree Line West of the Periodic will be in stores this October to coincide with a few weeks of dates opening up for Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band.
The realm of rap and the cosmos, the OUTER SPACE where Sun Ra and George Clinton pointed the young pups’ gaze to the sky…but pushing a mop bucket down an empty hall under dusted florescent lights slowly digesting generations of dead flies; Rig 1 was unable to see the stars and turned his quest to understand our place in the universe back in on the Self. Rather then explore the outer ring he opted to polish the double-helix, scrub the electrons and map the infinite space between particles, the space between the wall and the fist, the small hairs and ocular freeways that inform the mind, that text-book-answers are an easy option, but not the only path.

Rig 1, a Midwestern endeavor 10 years in the making, started in the jammed-in-the deck 36 Chambers cassette, melting behind the dashboard controls in the baking sun, windows up tight, air choking and abandoned; Rig 1 started in the janitor’s closet, in the bag of E’s in the top drawer, in the notion that inner-space has no mirrors, only manifestations of will.

Tour Dates

Wed Nov 05 Boston,, MA The Roxy
Thu Nov 06 Northampton, MA Academy of Music
Fri Nov 07 Grantham, PA Messiah College
Mon Nov 10 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed Nov 12 Richmond, VA The National
Thu Nov 13 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Fri Nov 14 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat Nov 15 Hilton Head Island, SC Shoreline Ballroom
Sun Nov 16 Orlando, FL Anti*Pop Music Festival 08
Tue Nov 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Wed Nov 19 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Thu Nov 20 New Orleans, LA The Republic

Listen to

Out the Periphery (mp3)
Dirty Little Sica (mp3)

Rig 1 – Above the Tree Line West of the Periodic

Above The Tree Line West of the Periodic will be in stores this October to coincide with a few weeks of dates opening up for Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band.

The realm of rap and the cosmos, the OUTER SPACE where Sun Ra and George Clinton pointed the young pups’ gaze to the sky…but pushing a mop bucket down an empty hall under dusted florescent lights slowly digesting generations of dead flies; Rig 1 was unable to see the stars and turned his quest to understand our place in the universe back in on the Self. Rather then explore the outer ring he opted to polish the double-helix, scrub the electrons and map the infinite space between particles, the space between the wall and the fist, the small hairs and ocular freeways that inform the mind, that text-book-answers are an easy option, but not the only path.

Rig 1, a Midwestern endeavor 10 years in the making, started in the jammed-in-the deck 36 Chambers cassette, melting behind the dashboard controls in the baking sun, windows up tight, air choking and abandoned; Rig 1 started in the janitor’s closet, in the bag of E’s in the top drawer, in the notion that inner-space has no mirrors, only manifestations of will.

Tour Dates

Wed Nov 05 Boston,, MA The Roxy
Thu Nov 06 Northampton, MA Academy of Music
Fri Nov 07 Grantham, PA Messiah College
Mon Nov 10 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed Nov 12 Richmond, VA The National
Thu Nov 13 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Fri Nov 14 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Sat Nov 15 Hilton Head Island, SC Shoreline Ballroom
Sun Nov 16 Orlando, FL Anti*Pop Music Festival 08
Tue Nov 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Wed Nov 19 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Thu Nov 20 New Orleans, LA The Republic

Listen to

Out the Periphery (mp3)
Dirty Little Sica (mp3)

SEASON OF TOURS!!

New tour dates keep pouring in! Below please find new (and previously announced) itineraries for A Weather, David Dondero, The Felice Brothers, McCarthy Trenching & Tilly and the Wall!

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The Felice Brothers at the Newport Folk Festival this past August (improvising after a power outage)

A Weather
09.13.08       Salt Lake City, UT     Kilby Court
09.14.08       Denver, CO     The Hi Dive
09.18.08       Dallas TX     Granada Theater
09.19.08       Houston, TX     Rudyard’s
09.20.08       Austin, TX     Emo’s
09.22.08       Albuquerque NM     Launchpad
09.23.08       Phoenix, AZ     Modified
09.24.08       Los Angeles, CA     The Echo
09.25.08       San Francisco, CA     Bottom of the Hill
09.26.08       Portland, OR     Doug Fir
09.27.08       Seattle, WA     Sunset Tavern

David Dondero
09.24.08       Torrey, UT     The Patio Live
09.25.08       Pueblo, CO     Downtown Bar
09.28.08       Kearney, NE     The Roman
09.30.08       Omaha, NE     Waiting Room
10.02.08       Des Moines, IA     Vaudeville Mews
10.03.08       Minneapolis, MN     400 Bar
10.07.08       Chicago, IL     Beat Kitchen
10.10.08       Urbana, IL     Red Herring
10.13.08       Pontiac, MI     Vernors Room
10.14.08       Pittsburgh, PA     Howlers
10.20.08       New York, NY     The Living Room
10.25.08       Wilmington, NC     Soapbox Laundrolounge
10.26.08       Atlanta, GA     The Earl
11.01.08       Gainesville, FL     The Fest 7
11.13.08       Salem, OR     The Space

The Felice Brothers
09.11.08       Albany, NY     Linda Norris Auditorium
09.12.08       Ithaca, NY     Castaways
09.13.08       Hoboken, NJ     Maxwells
09.14.08       Alexandria, VA     The Birchmere
09.16.08       Atlanta, GA     Smith’s Olde Bar
09.18.08       Nashville, TN     Exit/In
09.19.08       Lexington, KY     Christ the King Oktoberfest
09.20.08       Chicago, IL     The Abbey
09.21.08       Iowa City, IA     The Mill
09.23.08       Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room
09.24.08       St. Louis, MO     Billiken Club at St. Louis University
09.25.08       Notre Dame, IN     Legends of Notre Dame
09.26.08       Cincinnati, OH     Midpoint Music Festival at the Know Theater
09.27.08       Rutland, OH     Annual Reclaim Music Festival
09.30.08       Chapel Hill, NC     Local 506
10.02.08       Philadelphia, PA     First Unitarian Church
10.09.08       Princeton, NJ     Princeton University (students only)
10.10.08       Pittsburgh, PA     Club Café
10.11.08       Louisville, KY     Louisville Palace Theatre
10.13.08       Memphis, TN     Hi-Tone Cafe
10.15.08       Oxford, MS     Proud Larry’s
10.16.08       Birmingham, AL     Workplay
10.17.08       New Orleans, LA     Maple Leaf
10.18.08       Alexandria Music Project     Alexandria, LA
10.22.08       Los Angeles, CA     The Troubadour
10.24.08       Portland, OR     Mission Theater
10.25.08       Seattle, WA     Chop Suey
10.28.08       Boulder, CO     Fox Theater
11.02.08       New York, NY     Speigeltent

McCarthy Trenching
09.25.08       Tulsa, OK     The Marquee
09.26.08       Denton, TX     Hailey’s
09.27.08       Austin, TX     Emo’s
09.29.08       Phoenix, AZ     Rhythm Room
10.01.08       Los Angeles, CA     Silverlake Lounge
10.02.08       San Francisco, CA     Hemlock Tavern
10.03.08       Bend, OR     Silver Moon Brewing
10.04.08       Portland, OR     Towne Lounge
10.05.08       Seattle, WA     Tractor Tavern
10.06.08       Boise, ID     Neurolux
10.06.08       Salt Lake City, UT     Kilby Court
10.08.08       Salt Lake City, UT     Kilby Court
10.09.08       Denver, CO     The Hi Dive
10.10.08       Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room
10.11.08       Des Moines, IA     Vaudeville Mews
10.16.08       Springfield, IL     Mixology
10.17.08       Chicago, IL     The Double Door
10.18.08       Cleveland, OH     Beachland Ballroom
10.19.08       State College, PA     State Theater
11.11.08       Boston, MA     Great Scott

Tilly and the Wall
09.14.08       Morrison, CO     Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Monolith Festival)
09.15.08       Salt Lake City, UT     In the Venue
09.17.08       Vancouver, BC     Commodore Ballroom
09.18.08       Seattle, WA     The Showbox
09.19.08       Portland, OR     Roseland
09.20.08       San Francisco, CA     Mezzanine (Treasure Island After Party)
09.22.08       Los Angeles, CA     Mayan Theater
09.23.08       Los Angeles, CA     Mayan Theater
09.24.08       Pomona, CA     The Glass House
09.25.08       Phoenix, AZ     Rhythm Room