massive post: final shows/living room ghosts:babytalk& scorn & the birth of fruit mountain.

Hi,

the shows with S.Carey and The War on Drugs were pretty great. big thanks to all the people who came out. hopefully you enjoyed the music as much as we enjoyed playing.     we have 2 more shows::

Oct 1 in Albuquerque, NM solo show at the Tannex – 1417 4th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. the show is at 7 and tickets will be available at the door. more info here

Oct 4 in Tucson, AZ – living room show – tickets available here

Albuquerque and Tucson will be the last shows on the stitches tour.  we did the first living room shows as a duo with me and Wil Hendricks in spring of 2013 and we’ve been mostly on the road in different configurations of califone since then.  It has been an amazing year of transcendental ups and downs, truly beautiful moments, living rooms(some cozy and some haunted), surreal truckstop encounters and a whole lot of playing music. again, thanks to all the people who enjoyed stitches and came out to shows. huge thanks to the incredible musicians that have played in the califone live band this year: Wil Hendricks, Joe Westerlund, Rachel Blumberg, Michael Krassner, Brian Deck, Ben Massarella, Jessie Stein, William Tyler,  Braden King, Craig Ross, Wally Boudway & Ross Andrews.

2. moonbath.brainsalt.a.holy.fool video by my brilliant and hilarious friends – Andrew Peyton, George McAuliffe and Mark Vannier. this makes me want to eat, watch football and cry until everything is better.     & you can watch the other videos for stitches here

 

3. get stitches on vinyl. it sounds better. 

4. just a few of these left.IMG_1271

5. we have vinyl reissues of the red red meat catalogue coming out this year. we’ll have specifics very soon

**** thanks again to all the great people for sticking with us,  listening and enjoying califone music and coming to shows– it’s been truly wonderful to get out and meet you beautiful weirdos this year. not sure when we’ll tour again but – Hope to see you soon.

peace & love, TR

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IMG_0074photos by Zoe Prinds-Flash from first ave, minneapolis sept.22-23

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actions – sept.4-sept28 east coast, midwest, texas shows w/ s.carey and the war on drugs.

hello,
we’re heading east very soon- we are alot like a hurricane. here are the dates:

Sept 4 : Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe w/ S.Carey
Sept 5 : Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space w/ S.Carey
Sept 6 : Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Sept 7 : New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge w/ S.Carey
Sept 8 : Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ S.Carey
Sept 9 : Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ S.Carey
Sept 11 : Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival w/ S.Carey
Sept 12 : Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording w/ S.Carey
Sept 14 : Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ S.Carey

Sept 15 : Toronto, ON – Phoenix concert Theatre w/ the war on drugs
Sept 16 : Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall w/ the war on drugs
Sept 17 : Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/ the war on drugs
Sept 19 : Cleveland, OH – House of Blues w/ the war on drugs
Sept 20 : Madison, WI – Majestic Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 21 : Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 22 : Minneapolis, MN – First Ave w/ the war on drugs
Sept 23 : Minneapolis, MN – First Ave w/ the war on drugs
Sept 24 : Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ the war on drugs
Sept 26 : Dallas, TX – Granada Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 27 : Houston, TX – House of Blues w/ the war on drugs
Sept 28 : Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek w/ the war on drugs

tickets here: http://www.califonemusic.com/shows/

for this run califone will be Tim Rutili with Joe Westerlund (megafaun, grandma sparrow) , Wally Boudway and Ross Andrews (wooden indian) We’ll also have Rachel Blumberg, Ben Massarella, Craig Ross and some other friends joining us in a few of these cities. We’re really looking forward to this trip. it’s been really fun to play with these guys – more electric guitar!!! Please spread the word- Bring your friends and neighbors- looking forward to seeing you out there!

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We’ll have some new tshirts at the merch table:
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after tour we’ll make them available on our site-

we also have a few more of these beauties left:
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You can grab them here–

Stitches is a living thing. LP CD DL here. vinyl is better.

thanks friends .peace & love ,
tr

actions: records, live in concerts(living rooms w/boxhead ensemble + sept. w/ s.carey and war on drugs), rrm, theramins, gossip, poetry, nudity, serenity.

hi,
here are some upcoming actions–

* July 23 at Largo in Los Angeles.. Very happy to be a part of this:
“Moving Through Space Toward You” – A celebration of the theremin
hosted by Starlee Kine
Califone, Eban Schletter, Probyn Gregory, Sean Michaels (tickets and info right here)
We’ll be live scoring a film I’m editing together using clips from some beautiful old Russian films and other artifacts of the time.

* Califone/Boxhead Ensemble Living room tour:

July 21 : Los Angeles, CA – Living room show – sold out
July 22 : Oakland, CA – Living room show – sold out
July 24 : Portland, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 25 : Portland, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 26 : Seattle, WA – Living room show – Tickets
July 27 : Seattle, WA – Living room show – Tickets
July 28 : Eugene, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 30 : Woodside, CA – Living room show – Tickets
July 31 : Long Beach, CA – Living room show – Tickets
Aug 1 : Palm Springs, CA – Living room show – Tickets
Aug 2 : Phoenix, AZ – Living room show – Tickets

* We’re touring to celebrate the release of : Boxhead Ensemble – The Unseen Hand: Music For Documentary Film – featuring: WIL HENDRICKS | ERIC HEYWOOD | MICHAEL KRASSNER I BRUCE LICHER | ROB MOORE | TIM RUTILI

Limited edition of 330 vinyl records – numbered and hand screened. All records include a digital download of the entire album, plus 3 additional tracks, along with a digital booklet featuring the story of the making of these recordings and photos from the sessions.
We’ll bring some of copies to sell on tour.or. you can
pre- order it right here:

http://hiredhandltd.wordpress.com/

* watch dogs soundtrack LP : I played some crazy guitar on this beautiful record. It’s score music for a video game called Watch Dogs by brilliant composer and badass drummer Brian Reitzell. you can order it here at invada records
if you play the game, you can also hear our song ‘funeral singers’ in there somewhere. I hear that this is a very cool game and the music is incredibly beautiful. don’t sleep on this one. it’s a small pressing and these will go fast.

* this September we’ll be on the road with S.Carey and War on Drugs. These will be full band shows. all confirmed dated can be found here.
Sept 4 : Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe w/ S.Carey
Sept 5 : Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space w/ S.Carey
Sept 6 : Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Sept 7 : New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge w/ S.Carey
Sept 8 : Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ S.Carey
Sept 9 : Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ S.Carey
Sept 11 : Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival w/ S.Carey
Sept 12 : Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording w/ S.Carey
Sept 14 : Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ S.Carey

Sept 15 : Toronto, ON – Phoenix concert Theatre w/ the war on drugs
Sept 16 : Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall w/ the war on drugs
Sept 17 : Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/ the war on drugs
Sept 19 : Cleveland, OH – House of Blues w/ the war on drugs
Sept 20 : Madison, WI – Majestic Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 21 : Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 22 : Minneapolis, MN – First Ave w/ the war on drugs
Sept 23 : Minneapolis, MN – First Ave w/ the war on drugs
Sept 24 : Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ the war on drugs
Sept 26 : Dallas, TX – Granada Theater w/ the war on drugs
Sept 27 : Houston, TX – House of Blues w/ the war on drugs
Sept 28 : Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek w/ the war on drugs

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we’ll also have some new tshirts with us at the merch table on these upcoming shows. hope to see you there!

We’re prepping a slew of vinyl reissues of our old band Red Red Meat’s catalog. We’re working extra hard to make sure the vinyl sounds amazing and the artwork and packaging are made with love. if this interests you please follow us on the demon that is facebook to get the rrm updates.

peace love and many thanks, TR
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califone & boxhead ensemble west coast living room shows/new podcast.mixtape – and then tigers colonized the ruined city/

hi,
1. you can grab the new podcast here – it’s a mix of songs and sounds that i’ve been enjoying. hope you like it.

2. califone/boxhead ensemble living room tour –
(tickets go on sale at 2pm pacific time)
July 21 : Los Angeles, CA – Living room show – Tickets
July 22 : Oakland, CA – Living room show – Tickets
July 24 : Portland, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 25 : Portland, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 26 : Seattle, WA – Living room show – Tickets
July 27 : Seattle, WA – Living room show – Tickets
July 28 : Eugene, OR – Living room show – Tickets
July 30 : Woodside, CA – Living room show – Tickets
July 31 : Long Beach, CA – Living room show – Tickets
Aug 1 : Palm Springs, CA – Living room show Tickets
Aug 2 : Phoenix, AZ – Living room show Tickets

These shows will be Tim Rutili of Califone and Michael Krassner of Boxhead Ensemble playing solo sets and collaborating on songs and improvised music. & we will have some very special guests joining us for a few of these shows.

I’ve had some of the best musical and creative experiences of my life working with Michael. He’s done some incredible production work for califone on Heron King Blues, Roots & Crowns and Stitches and we’ve worked together on many film projects (Rank, Here, Universal Soldier:Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes & more). We performed together at MOMA in 2010 and Sundance in 2011 for Braden King’s Here; the story sleeps. This is the first extended Boxhead tour since Europe 2001.

We’re really looking forward to going out and playing some shows together to celebrate the release of this excellent new album “Boxhead Ensemble – the unseen hand : Music for Documentary film.” Please spread the word & hope to see you out there! Cheers! TR

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you’d like a tshirt or poster. or a record.
you need stitches

coming soon – red red meat vinyl reissues. golden jewelry swag. more music and shows and pictures.
thanks for hanging in there with us. We had a ball in madison and chicago on the last trip. cheers!

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