NEWS ( ! )
From the ashes of
Arab On Radar and Six Finger Satellite come
The Chinese Stars.
Their debut release "Turbo Mattress" will
be available this July. Watch this space for more info and check out their
new website: http://www.thechinesestars.com
Effective immediately SKiN
GRAFT and the SYMBIOTIC LABEL GROUP
have joined ALLEGRO MUSIC and NAIL
DISTRIBUTION for distribution across North America and beyond!
For retailers and record store loiterers alike, that's what we call "mm-mm
A special catalog has been assembled to pimp the Symbiotic wares, record
store buyer types can check it out as a PDF file HERE
(Adobe Acrobat required). We recommend downloading
this sucker to your desktop, it's a big one.
ITEM! As YOU
FANTASTIC! so eloquently pointed out a few years back with their
"Pals" CDEP, everybody needs a friend. And it sure seems like plenty
of you have made Pay Pal your buddy when
it comes to scoring stuff over the internet. So to make it even easier
for you to drop coins in our coughers, we proudly present the brand-spanking
GRAFT PAY PAL SHOP!!! Purchases in the SKiN GRAFT shop allow
you to pay with mom's credit card, e-check or even straight from your
bank account. If you are not already a PayPal member, you'll find more
info and can sign up HERE.
Inside the SKiN GRAFT shop you'll find a plethora of purchasing possibilities,
CD's, LP's, posters, stickers and even a SKiN GRAFT
1" Logo Button - a perfect match for your white belt (or socks).
To hop to the SG shop, click HERE and you'll
be whisked away. Of course you can still get your SG fix in the tried
and true way, by sending us your $$$$ through the mail. To make things
easier for you traditionalists (and so you don't feel left out), we've
created a handy order form for you to print
out! Just scribble your order onto it and mail it our way with your check
or money order. Check it out HERE.
And for further mailorder instructions, allow me to redirect you to our
ITEM! I have heard the upcoming
album from CHEER-ACCIDENT. I have seen the
preliminary artwork. The title resides on the tip of my tongue and, by
crom, is it sour! The new C-A epic has been christened "Introducing
Lemon", and folks, the aftertaste of this one will leave you
puckered up and open to the sucker punch. An advance MP3 has already been
leaked to the SKiN GRAFT Club and reaction has been fanatic. Stay tuned
for more taunts, teases and that inevitable release date, and perhaps
the biggest shock of all - word of another C-A full length, completely
different and scheduled SOON! More on that next time! In other C-A news,
Dylan Posa has relocated to New Orleans, so filling his sizable slippers
is none other than Kurt Johnson (another Flying Luttenbachers alumni)!!!
More? Go HERE
to read up on the band.
ITEM! RUINS rule.
We've got two ARAB ON RADAR T-shirts back
in stock for mailorder. Choose from the "Bloody
Crotch" or "Gold" design.
Sizes available include Large, Medium, Small and Youth Large. Prices are
$12.00 each postpaid. Supplies are limited,
so get 'em while the gettin's good!
02 / 04 / 2003
drawing by mark fischer
Believers ( ! )
GRAFT's Ace Reporter, "Jazzy"
here with yet another update to tempt and tease the tin-eared and iron-jawed
alike (!), so glom onto your neighbor's shoulder, get yourself comfortable
and lets go!
As was recounted some time ago on these very pages, the members of Gorge
Trio (John Dieterich, Chad Popple and Ed Rodriguez, of the late, great
were in the midst of hurdling great distances, preparing an album for
release here on SGR. Well, wisenheimer, they ain't finished it yet, but
yes, they are ON TOUR... across Europe even!!!
Gorge Trio have two previous full length CD's out courtesy of Italy's
prestigious Freeland Record label: "Dead Chicken
Fear No Knife" and "For Loss Of" with
Milo Fine (of the Free Jazz Ensemble - circa
1969). John also performs in Deerhoof, whom
Gorge Trio will be traveling with - see?: g
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tour of europe 2003
~~ February / March
~~ with DEERHOOF
2 / 3 / 2003 The
Pit's KORTRIJK, BELGIUM
2 / 4 / 2003 Worm ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
2 / 5 / 2003 Occii AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
2 / 6 / 2003 Scsi Cell DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
2 / 7 / 2003 Les Tanneries DIJON, FRANCE
2 / 8 / 2003 Les Instants Chavires PARIS,
2 / 9 / 2003 Le Mondo Bizarro RENNES, FRANCE
2 / 10 / 2003 Le Local Univerel BORDEAUX,
2 / 11 / 2003 Le Caravan Serail TOULOUSE,
2 / 12 / 2003 Cafe Music LYON,
2 / 13 / 2003 Classico
Village ROMA, ITALY
2 / 14 / 2003 Mercati
Generali CATANIA, ITALY
2 / 15 / 2003
i candelal PALERMO, ITALY
2 / 16 / 2003
CAULONIA MARINA, ITALY
2 / 17 / 2003 Marabu NAPOLI, ITALY
2 / 18 / 2003 Kset ZAGREB, CROATIA
2 / 19 / 2003 Mark's Haus VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2 / 20 / 2003 The Cafe Exzess FRANKFURT,
2 / 22 / 2003 Molotov
NEW DATES ADDED (without Deerhoof):
2 / 23 / 2003 aarhus ( in an art school )
2 / 24 / 2003 malmo
2 / 25 / 2003 Moss
2 / 26 / 2003 stavanger ( chekpoint charlie )
2 / 27 / 2003 bergen( landmark )
2 / 28 / 2003 oslo ( bar moskva )
3 / 01 / 2003 aalborg (1000 fryd )
3 / 2 / 2003 copenhagen ( play / rec club)
3 / 3 / 2003 berlin ( ausland )
3 / 4 / 2003 leipzig
posture of the the unholy trio of Rockin'
Rob Syers, Mirthful'
Mark Fischer and Jeepin'
Jeff Bentle has never been worse. See, in
the corners of their respective apartments these guys have
been hunched over at work on a NEW issue of SKiN
GRAFT COMiX - after a TEN YEAR hiatus!!!
Word has it that an astonishing 4 pages have already been partially
penciled! Fortunately, while we all wait for 'em to get it in gear,
Rob and Mark each have new comics
available for your bemusement now ~
In ROCTOBER Magazine, Rob continues the
Nine Life Deathwish of Gumballhead The Cat!
In the latest installment, issue number 35, Rob pulls out all the stops
in "GIANT" - featuring a giant
(natch), the Maharinces of Franistan, shady FBI dealings and MURDER
BY HOT ROD!!! Issues of ROCTOBER can be
ordered by visiting their website HERE
- and your efforts will be aptly rewarded (with stomach cramps) cuz
Rob's comics will have your sides splitting!
Meanwhile, Mark drops the third installment of STAGGERING
STORIES for Seattle's MATTE MAGAZINE
(issue number 3). This time out the Karate Chimp
and his hulking companion come face to face with those "fuckers"
from another world, and they'll stop at nothing to solve the secret
of the Now Wave! Mark has drawn up chapters for all three square-bound
issues of Matte, so order a set via their website HERE,
and raise the IQ of your bookshelf.
Next time I'll see if I can scam a sneak peak at Jeff Bentle's new Ass
Bandit strip currently in development for SG Comix!
ITEM! A few new photos have come
our way courtesy of Josh Wiese. Check out the new pics of SHORTY
and DAZZLING KILLMEN in the photogalleries.
We're still short on Shorty pics, so if you've got any stashed away,
send em in this direction.
Thanks for all of the sympathy cards over the passing of ARAB
ON RADAR. We here at SG are plenty broken up about it, but glue
is at a premium price these days and we stick together pretty well.
We know the drill - and Arab On Radar follow in the fine tradition of
Brise-Glace, Space Streakings, Dazzling Killmen, Lake Of Dracula, Colossamite,
Shorty and about six Flying Luttenbachers lineups by busting up in their
prime. Between you and me, I can tell ya that two new bands are knocking
themselves out in their respective practice spaces as I type, so hit
the highway atheists, there is life after death.
ITEM! Yes, we still have a VERY
limited number of the Arab On Radar / Kid Commando
split 7"s for mailorder. We had backorders through the roof for
this thing from distributors, but we turned 'em all down so we could
serve the platters up to our faithful mailorder-ers. Act now before
we start selling 'em on ebay to finance that new hot tub... ITEM!
And having just mentioned THE
FLYING LUTTENBACHERS (well, three items ago), best of luck to
Weasel Walter on his move to Oakland, California. Weasel will be assembling
a new TFL lineup out west and as we all know, there's gold in them thar
If you've experienced problems getting some of
the streaming videos at the SGTV page to
work in the past, then it's time to experience some good times! All,
with the exception of The Luttenbachers live show (that one is still
AWOL), are back up and running! Check 'em out HERE.
Just enough time for a quick plug for the new split 7" sporting
two post-Dazzling Killmen acts; Darin Gray's GRAND
ULENA and Nick Sakes' SICBAY! The
single is the first release on NIck's own Sawtooth
Record label in many, many moons and it's 7 inches are sure to
bring you at least 3 feet of pleasure! To score, send $4.00
(US) or $5.00 (world) payable to:
Nick Sakes 3000 NE Polk, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or send paypal payments
ITEM! And lastly, please join
me in a three armed salute to Brian "piles"
Peterson who has elected to take an early retirement from his
post at Sgraft in order to focus on his booking activities at MP Shows.
Brian served the label and it's bands well during his tenure as "Les
Charm" of SKiN GRAFT Enterprises and he will be missed. Effective
immediately, Rob Syers has stepped up to
see that the SG U.S. mailorder goes out, the checks get written and
the dragon is fed. Mark Fischer will continue to swab the decks from
his HQ in Vienna, Austria.
the dark side is calling so I leave you with the immortal words of Fabian
Vad L'Rouge (the 2nd): "Biniquona lephant yolasus!",
which, when translated, comes out something like...