New music: "MLK" by The Entrance Band


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“There’s a reason I sing/Because I want to hear freedom ring”

Dig it: essential message groove music from The Entrance Band‘s latest, available on 2xLP and cd through the good folks of Ecstatic Peace.

Jan 15-Feb 25, NYC: Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal #10 at White Columns


(above: cover of sold-out Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal No. 7)

From White Columns:

Edited By Thurston Moore with Byron Coley and Eva Prinz

White Columns is proud to present Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Issue #10: an exhibition, publication, and a series of readings and performances.

Artist, musician, poet and publisher Thurston Moore began editing and producing Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal in 2001 as a forum to publish poetry by individuals who intersected the worlds of poetry, music and art. A dynamic range of writings, with various pages of visual work by Gerard Malanga, Richard Meltzer, Chan Marshall, Dennis Cooper, Kathleen Hanna, John Sinclair, Richard Hell, Jutta Koether, Gus van Sant, Rick Moody, Kim Gordon, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Anselm Berrigan, Gary Panter and many others were published in eight issues in as many years.

Moore was inspired to publish Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal after years of appreciation, study and relentless archiving of post-war poetry publishing focusing on the activity of the “mimeo revolution” of the ’60s and ’70s. The stapled mimeo poetry journals produced from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Peace Eye Bookstore in New York City, and Asphodel Bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as a myriad of other subterranean centers of shared post-beat writing, rage, meditation and experimentation continues to inform the publication of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal.

Issue #10 of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal will be published and presented at White Columns as an expanded event/exhibition. A stapled issue will be created during the show. Pages from each of the ten journals will be exhibited as enlarged wall pieces, including the heretofore unpublished issue #9, [in keeping with the journals every-third-issue a theme issue, i.e., #3 was themed “cunnilingus,” #6 was “punk,”—with #9’s theme “pot”]. The main gallery space will feature a selection of historical poetry publications from the last fifty years culled from Moore’s own library, including original editions of Amphora, Change, Coldspring Journal, Copkiller, Fervent Valley, Free Poems Amongst Friends, Gaslight Poetry Review, Kauri, Klactovedesteen, LA-BAS, Outburst, Stance, Sum, The Willie, Trobar, Yowl and more.

Working as co-editor on many aspects of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, including this exhibition is writer Byron Coley, formidable musicologist, essayist, poet and producer of music and literary arcana, ephemera and beyond. Select pieces from Moore and Coley’s catalogue will be reprinted in limited states for this exhibition. Eva Prinz, editor, co-publisher of Ecstatic Peace Library and curator of Radical Living Papers: Free Press 1965-75 (2007) brings additional organizational and creative force to Issue #10 as a gallery event.

Reading and performance schedule:

Friday January 15th:
6-8pm. Opening performance: Northampton Wools (Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, Bill Nace)

Saturday January 23rd
7-9pm. Reading: John Giorno, Byron Coley. Performance: Thurston Moore

Friday February 5th
7-9pm. Reading: Edmund Berrigan, Anselm Berrigan. Performance: Thurston Moore

Friday February 19th
7-9pm. Reading: Richard Hell, Dorothea Lasky. Music: Thurston Moore + guest

Thursday February 25th
7-9pm. Reading: Thurston Moore and Anne Waldman accompanied by musicians Ambrose Bye and Devin Waldman

All performances and readings are free, admission on a first-come basis.

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New Music: MV & EE "Feelin' Fine"


Here’s the lead loper off MV & EE’s new album “Barn Nova” (pictured above), out today (October 13, 200) via our friends at <a href="Ecstatic Peace Records of Massachusetts…

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TONIGHT (Thurs, Sept 17), Philly: Arthur welcomes MV & EE for all-ages homegrown show, PLUS HERE'S A BRAND NEW MV & EE STUDIO TUNE


Here’s the lead loper off MV & EE’s new album “Barn Nova” (pictured above), out October 13, 2009 via <a href="Ecstatic Peace Records of Massachusetts…

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Download: “Feelin Fine” – MV & EE (mp3)


Arthur welcomes

Ecstatic Peace! recording artists
accompanied by Willie Lane


Blood Like Mine
(Geoff Bucknum & Rosali Middleman)

Thursday, September 17 8pm
Frankford Gardens/ The Compound
at 2037 Frankford Avenue (map)
(enter from Sepviva)
music promptly at 8:30
all ages encouraged
this is a home, not a bar
so remember to bring your own locally brewed beverage

MV & EE:
Willie Lane: info, mp3

Monday afternoon new music: THE ENTRANCE BAND

Above: The Entrance Band (pictured: Guy Blakeslee and Paz Lenchantin; not pictured: drummer Derek James) in electric power trio formation at the Arthur Magazine benefit at Cinefamily in Summer, 2007. Photo by JENNIE WARREN


Here’s the opening psych-blues jam off The Entrance Band’s loonnnnng-awaited new LP, set to finally arrive September 1, 2009 from our friends at Ecstatic Peace! Records+Tapes of Massachusetts. Tomorrow, the Entrance Band embark on a North American barhopping tour supporting Nebula. Dates here.