november califone in Berlin & Italy . red red meat reissues : digging through the dirt of the past, diving into the uncertainty of the future >while at the same time breathing the sweet&living air of the eternal present moment.

hi—- some news:  we’re very happy to be playing some shows in europe. nov.20 at the faithful festival in Berlin and a handful of shows nov.21-30 in Italy. we hope to see you there!

The line up for this tour is: Tim Rutili, Joe Westerlund, Ross Andrews & Wally Boudway

here are the dates:

NOV 20 BERLIN, Germany : FAITHFUL FESTIVAL : 9PM in UTC 01 @ Berghain:                                         Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin – tickets & info

NOV 21 SAVONA, Italy:  Raindogs House – tickets & info

NOV 22 SAN GINESIO (Macerata), Italy :  Teatro Leopardi – tickets & info

NOV 23 BOLOGNA, Italy :  Locomotiv Club – tickets & info

NOV 24 ROMA, Italy : Unplugged in Monti (acoustic show) – tickets & info

NOV 25 NAPOLI, Italy :  Cabaret Port’Alba – tickets & info

NOV 26 CATANIA, Italy :  Zò – tickets & info

NOV 28 ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI (Bari), Italy : Marquee Moon – tickets & info

NOV 30 LIVORNO, Italy : Teatro Aurora – tickets & info

I’ve also started working on some new califone music. I’ll let you know as soon as there is some solid news.

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red red meat vinyl re-issue series:

we’re working with Rob Jones at Jealous butcher records in Portland to bring all our old red red meat records back to vinyl. over the next year we will be releasing the complete red red meat catalog (4 albums & period-specific bonus tracks, outtakes, and singles) + original artwork and other one of a kind artifacts. you can read more and order the records here:  http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/redredmeat

Projected release dates:
• November 11th, 2014 – There’s A Star Above The Manger Tonight – 2 x LP
• March 24th, 2015 – Bunny Gets Paid – 2 x LP
• August 18th, 2015 – Jimmy Wine Majestic – 2 x LP
• October 13th, 2015 – Red Red Meat – 2 x LP & 8 LP Hand Bound Book (limited to 100 copies)

words: a long time ago i played in a band with my friends. we went through a whole lot of experiences together. some amazing times and some pretty bleak. we were always searching for something in the sounds we made; some magic or truth or beauty. sometimes we were just trying to scare ourselves into something real with the noises that we made and the weird situations that we put ourselves into.. i remember hysterical laughter and awkward silences on long hungover van rides in equal measure.. feeling like we were malformed monsters and misfits one day and the next day that we were one with the universe and tapping into the noise at the center of our human dna..  we actually hit on some true moments along the way- experienced real joy here and there and made some mistakes here and there- but there was always this very honest search. I have some mixed feelings about the past. one side is the beautiful memories of making this music and finding sounds and songs in the noise we made and the weird adventures we had together. the other side is remembering the missed opportunities, lost friends and some crazy stupid decisions. I’m still struggling with this and still searching.  going through these old records and prepping the rrm reissues with Rob and guys  brings all these joyful and terrible memories back. The four albums and all those years of touring we did as red red meat was the beginning of a foundation for me as an artist and as a human animal trying to evolve into a conscious being.  the main thing I’m realizing is we’re still on that same search. I’m grateful and truly appreciate the time and experiences i’ve had making red red meat music with brian, hurley and ben (& glynis, glenn, brad wood, the folks at sub pop and many others that contributed to our ride) – putting these records together feels like a cleansing and a reckoning. we’re doing our best to repackage these albums as beautiful objects and a true document of this time in our lives. the thing that carries me through now is the possibility of continuing the search and continuing to create music with my beautiful friends in the future. the past is okay i guess but the present and the future are the thing. there is still the possibility that someday everything will click and we’ll get it right. right? or maybe something will click and everything will just feel right and we’ll know that all the twists and turns were part of the perfection that brought us to right now. and right now is the only place to be. we hope that you will enjoy our old music and that you’ll be able to hear our search and transpose it onto your own. thanks, TR

 

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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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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