Lance Bangs is throwing a party at Cinefamily on Sunday. He’ll be screening 70 minutes from his unreleased 2005 ArthurFest concert feature film. More info/tix here: Cinefamily
The Big Arthur Store Blow-Out, begun a couple of weeks ago, concludes THIS COMING SUNDAY NIGHT. We’re very pleased indeed to report that we’ve now sold out of one of the CDs and more than one-third of the back issues are no longer available, with a few items right on the edge of becoming goners. The remaining stock has been severely discounted, to put it mildly. Some mags are as low as $2, some CDs as low as $3. After tomorrow, Sunday, March 2, anything in the Store not spoken for goes on the compost heap or in the recycle bin. THIS IS IT. Do what you feel the need to do: arthur.bigcartel.com
And with that, it’s time to say farewell. It has been a pleasure to get to do our thing for so many years. Thank you to all who made it possible. May we meet again.
The Arthur Gang
The 7th annual Austin Psych Fest is coming up in May and the lineup for this three-day celebration is praiseworthy as always. A festival featuring BOMBINO, TEMPLES, GRAVEYARD, WHITE HILLS, WOODS, MOON DUO, PANDA BEAR, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, LIARS, DEAD MEADOW, GAP DREAM, STEVE GUNN, GREG ASHLEY, MARK MCGUIRE, THE ZOMBIES (!!!), EARTHLESS, BARDO POND, DESTRUCTION UNIT…? Get out! You and those dearest to you have no choice but to attend. Buy as many tickets as possible NOW NOW NOW via austinpsychfest.com
Here’s the latest poster with the full line-up…
Some of the items still available at the store…
Because so many people have been asking for some clarification as to Arthur’s future:
There are no further issues of Arthur planned at this time. We’re happy we got to do the three issues we did in 2013, while being able to pay our contributors for the first time ever and fulfill all those old outstanding subscriptions.
The online mail-order Arthur Store will be open until March 2, 2014. At that point, all unsold backstock will be chucked on the compost heap or into the recycle bin. Everything has been discounted. A number of items are now sold out and have been removed from the Store. Go here to grab stuff for cheep: arthur.bigcartel.com
This website, as well as the Arthur Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages/feeds, will stop being updated on March 3, 2014.
For many reasons, it’s now time for Arthur to go dormant. Perhaps the mag will sprout again in the future, perhaps not. In any event, we hope we’ve been of some use, and thank everyone who’s been so kind to us.
Thank you so kindly,
The Arthur Gang
Joshua Tree, CA * Portland, Ore. * Austin, TX * Northampton, MA * wherever you can hear your footsteps
(Artwork by Arik Roper)
Arthur store CLOSES for good on March 2, 2014 and everything left goes in the recycle bin or compost heap.
CDs have been discounted to $5 each, and prices for many back issues of the magazine have been cut as well.
HFS: SPOT is sharing his photos from the Black Flag/Minutemen/SST era. Like this shot from Black Flag’s infamous Pollywog Park gig:
Info on this stash, and dozens more photos, about half with with captions: http://www.spotinator.com/