This summer is going to be a busy as hell for Koolarrow bands, with new releases and tours planned throughout the season. And really, there is SO much going on that this bulletin is more like a “State of the Label address” than your average news update…What I am proud to say is that every single one of the bands mentioned are stepping up and making things happen–rolling up their collective sleeves and making a difference. So without further ado, here is the KA summer report:
Today is May 24, the official release date of “The Talking Book” worldwide.Reviews across the board have been excellent, and, following the killer live debut at GAMH in SF, plans are now in the works for taking this project on the road, with tour dates tentatively being scheduled for Fall 2011. The album is now available through independent record shops, online, and through our own Koolarrow store.
Another May 24 landmark, today marks the kickoff for a month long tour of Europe. This run will find the boys hitting familiar spots like Germany and their beloved Balkans, but also breaking new ground in spots like Spain new areas of France…,and the first show of journey begins here in SF at the Bottom of the Hill…TONIGHT!! Tourdates are posted on the tourpage.
As we post this, Dubioza is in the middle of a month long tour of their own, currently in Scandanavia, with European tour dates scheduled throughout the summer. If you are on the continent, be sure to check the Koolarrow tour dates page..these guys are playing a lot and there is a good chance they will be making it your way. Meanwhile, their new album “Wild Wild East” is mixed, mastered, and ready to press! Release is scheduled for Sept 6, 2011…there will be a lot of news about this band coming up over the next few months….
It’s been almost a pipe dreamt–certainly a long time coming — but where there’s a will there’s pharmacy a way, and in this case persistence has paid off…Flattbush play their first shows ever in their native Philippines! Their no holds barred form of activism,, pairs with the classic Flattbush musical assault will not bring a passive response…it’s a ballsy move and it’s also what makes Flattbush so great… More details will be posted soon.
EU dates presently being confirmed for July/August 2011. News coming soon.