RHCP announced today that
This is not a band. This is a family. This is not a tour. It’s a crusade.
After 27 years the line up of Pigface continues to excite, intrigue, frighten, and energize me with the prospects of new collaborations and new lifelong friendships. Some details I don’t fully know yet, some things are changing, but the prospect of being on stage with Charles, Lesley, and Mary again, is truly wonderful, especially with the recent accolades of our work on FOOK by Pitchfork.
Music is a powerful force and again thrusts me into new relationships with Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Justin Pearson of The Locust. Curse’s solo career is exploding right now and it’s so good to have him celebrate onstage with us. I’ve spent so much time with Greta and grown to love her approach to the bass, and the involvement of our dear friend Gaelynn Lea is exciting to the core. It’s one thing to push the boundaries of music, but it’s quite another to wave the flag for accessibility and this makes me proud and hopeful for the future. I know there will be bagpipes, sitars, and tears of joy and pain and many old friends joining us along the way. I quote this speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V, on the inside of every band members itinerary, but let me share it with you:
“And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”
This iteration of Pigface is:
– Martin Atkins (Public Image Ltd. + Killing Joke: Official)
– Mary Byker (Pop Will Eat Itself + Gaye Bykers On Acid Music)
– Ruby/Lesley Rankine (Silverfish + Ruby)
– Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers)
-En Esch (KMFDM)
– Dirk Flanigan (77 Luscious Babes)
– Bobdog Caitlin (Bob Catlin) (Evil Mothers)
– Bradley Bills (CHANT_Official)
– Greta Brinkman (Moby, Druglord)
– Charles Levi (MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (Official))
– Orville Kline (Porn and Chicken)
with Special Guests:
– Randy Blythe (lamb of god) (Lamb of God) 11/15–19
– Gaelynn Lea Music 11/15–16, 11/25–30
– Fallon Bowman 11/17
– Ali Jafri (Jafri Music) 11/17
And Occasional Appearances From:
– Bruce Lamont (of Brain Tentacles
– JUSTIN PEARSON
– Martin King (DogTablet)
– Jim Marcus
– Leanne Murray
– Joe Letz
– Jesse Hunt
– Roger RAJ Ebner
– Leyla I. Royale
– Joel Gausten – Drummer/Music Writer
VIP Ticket Packages HERE: http://bit.ly/pigface2019
All with help from Dark Matter Coffee and a portion of the proceeds benefitting Hope For The Day
Posted with permission from Martin Atkins @flowersfightforsunshine #Instagram
Niva Chow’s vocal has matured immensely since Hawk Vs. Pigeon was released some years ago.
Tones of elegance and sensuality have lusciously married with Chow’s very real air of “hey, listen up motherfucker!”
Race to the Bottom accentuates that maturity, while grabbing hold furiously to the alternative sound that has always made this band so easy on the ears.
Continuing to share the lead vocal to and fro with front her “Beloved” band mate Robert Higgins, Chow appears to be bringing it from the exact place that Belinda Carlise let it go with the last Go Go’s release.
That’s a fucking great place to be.
Higgins sounds gritty; he co-leads with stability and authority.
That’s a fucking great place to be.
Hard to talk over, even harder not to listen to over, and over; if this song is a taste of the new album Times Square Discount in it’s complete form, it needs dropping…and soon.
For those of you who have no clue who they are, let me introduce you to BIKINI KILL.
Pioneers of Riot Grrrl, who have not prrrformed together live for some 20 years.
Don’t expect to get a ticket for a reasonable price though, if you can get one at all…
Three originally announced shows; two in New York in May and June, and one in Los Angeles in April, SOLD OUT immediately, and a subsequently announced second LA show, also in April has also sold out.
Unfortunately Stub Hub is now selling tickets to all shows for four times the price.
Here’s more detail.
Vixen and former JSGR vocalist and musician Janet Gardner has made this emotional statement on her Facebook account today.
“After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that it’s time for me to step aside and let Roxy and Share pursue their vision for the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated. Love, Janet 💗”
Janet and her powerhouse vocals and enigmatic personality will be truly missed.