Friday, August 29, 2008

Superchunk Weekend

hope to see lots of peeps at the Cats Cradle tonight for the Cy Rawls benefit Superchunk is playing with the Rosebuds and Birds of Avalon. we took some requests to raise money for this show -- thanks to all the requesters! you raised an extra $865! -- and will be playing songs that we haven't even thought about since we recorded them! plus some covers and special guests....

and i KNOW we will see a lot of people on monday in seattle when we open for Death Cab at Bumbershoot, so if you're out there in seattle just wave on monday and we'll wave back i promise. rock.

Barack-ing the House

in case you missed it, one of the two major political parties of the United States of America has nominated an African-American as it's candidate to be the next President of the country. it's hard not to get pundit-brain after a week of convention coverage, but there were some genuinely moving moments in Denver this week, none more grand than Obama's speech at Invesco Field in front of 80K+ people last night. Amazing.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I Love Beach Music

that song is so annoying! and i can't even do the shag. but still, in addition to the show at Local 506 on September 12, we will soon be playing some music down near the beach -- Wilmington, NC to be exact:

Portastatic live at
The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
Wilmington, NC
Thurs, September 18

see you there!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Portastatic NYC - POSTPONED

UPDATE -- this show has unfortunately been postponed due to some renovations happening at the venue. hopefully we will be re-scheduling for later in the fall...

sooo...Portastatic will be NOT performing live in New York City on September 20th.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Lines!

one of the most treasured singles in my 45 collection is "White Night" by The Lines. i recently took it to NYC to play at my friend Phil's birthday party. i learned it to cover with Portastatic awhile back as well. i'm excited about the Lines today because i just read on the 'fork that someone is finally reissuing the Lines' output on the popular compact disc format. "White Night" is a classic -- post-punk but also harking back to the 60's...i think Brix Smith covered it...and the only other single i have by them is called "Nerve Pylon" which is also great. the band was always mysterious to me because info on them was hard to come by, much less other records, so i'm really looking forward to hearing the comp! check it out if you have a chance.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Portastatic on CD and Live In Concert

as previously mentioned, there's a 2-disc Portastatic b-sides, rarities, etc compilation called Some Small History out on Sept 9, but you can preorder it now and listen to it streaming on the Portastatic page at Merge.

we also have a show lined up to celebrate the release at Chapel Hill rock landmark Local 506 for Friday, September 12th!

see you then...

Friday, August 01, 2008

Rock on the Way

as has been announced elsewhere, Superchunk is playing a couple rock concerts in the coming weeks!

on August 29th at the Cats Cradle in Carrboro, NC we're playing a benefit for our friend Cy Rawls along with the Rosebuds and the Birds of Avalon.

a couple days later we'll be all the way out west, playing at Bumbershoot on Sept 1st with Death Cab for Cutie.

the show at the Cradle is a benefit as i mentioned, to help Cy pay his medical bills and other expenses he's accrued recently, here's a blog about who Cy is and how he's doing: Cy Rawls Has A Posse

as a band we are also raising some money by accepting song requests for the Cradle show at the cost of $100 per song...request a song and for that donation we will rock it!

more details on that HERE