MURDER BY DEATH – Europe-Tour (2015)

Dear good people in Europe!

2531_11156_credit Greg WhitakerThe fantastic Murder By Death are touring Europe RIGHT NOW!

Here are the dates so far – for tickets just follow the links:

May 19    Oslo – London (UK)
May 20    Willemeen – Arnhem (The Netherlands)
May 21    BiNuu – Berlin (Germany)
May 22    Orangehouse – Munich (Germany)
May 23    Exil – Zurich (Switzerland)
May 24    Way Back When Festival – Dortmund (Germany)

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Dear good people – especially all Americans!

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

The outstanding Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is touring your wonderful country – here are all dates for the upcoming shows!

Here are the dates so far – for tickets just follow the links:

May 14    Aquarium – Fargo, ND
May 15    Indeed Brewing Company – Minneapolis, MN
May 16    The Abbey – Chicago, IL
May 18    The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
May 19    Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
May 20    Casbah – Hamilton, Canada
May 21    The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Canada
May 22    Ritual – Ottawa, Canada
May 23    Divan Orange – Montreal, Canada
May 24    L’Agitée – Bar-coop – Quebec, Canada
May 25    The Monkey House – Burlington, VT
May 26    Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 27    Columbus Theater – Providence, RI
May 28    Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 29    Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
May 30    Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
May 31    Hill Country DC – Washington, DC
Jun 02    Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 03    Woodward Theater – Cincinnati, OH
Jun 04    Firebird – St Louis, MO
Jun 05    Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Jun 06    Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Jul 17    Neurolux – Boise, ID
Jul 18    Wildwood Music Festival & Campout – Sheridan, OR
Jul 19    Club 66 – Ashland, OR
Jul 20    The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Jul 22    The Loving Cup – Reno, NV
Jul 23    Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 30    The Barboza – Seattle, WA
Jul 31    Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Aug 01    Music on the Mounds – Olympia, WA
Aug 02    Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR
Aug 26    Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
Aug 27    Opolis – Norman – OK
Aug 28    Three Links – Dallas, TX
Aug 29    Red 7 – Austin, TX
Aug 30    Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Sep 02    EXIT/IN – Nashville, TN
Sep 03    Earl – Atlanta, GA
Sep 04 – Sep 06*    Muddy Roots Festival – Cookeville

muddyrootsfestival* feat. also performances by Denver Broncos UK and Munly Munly!


Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (Photo Credits: Gary Isaacs)


Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Slim Cessna's Auto Club (1994)   Slim Cesssna's Auto Club - American Country Music Changed Her Life (1997)    Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Always Say Please And Thank You (2000) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Buried Behind The Barn (2000/2001) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Jesus Let Me Down (2004)  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher (2008) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Unentitled  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - An Introduction For Young And Old Europe (2013)

Music Diary – 10th May

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 10th May!


On the 10th May 1957, Mr. John Simon Ritchie (later named John Beverley – after his stepfather) was born in Lewisham, South East London (UK). By the age 17, Ritchie hang a lot around in the London area – one of his favorite spot was the legendary clothing store „SEX„, which was run by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. At this time he also crossed paths with John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), who nicknamed John „Sid Vicous“ after his pet hamster. Vicous started his musical career in 1976 as the singer of the Punk band The Flowers of Romance and he later also appeared with Siouxsie and the Banshees as their drummer.

In in 1977, Sid joined the Sex Pistols and replaced bassist Glen Matlock, who was dropped out, because of tensions with frontman Johnny Rotten. Before the British Punk band called it a day in January 1978, Sid Vicious met his future girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The relationship was completely desctructive and mainly based on drug abuse.

On the 12th October 1978, Sid found Nancy dead on the bathroom floor of their room in the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan. Spungen suffered a single stab wound and bled to death. Vicious, who confessed that he stabbed her but without meaning to kill her, was arrested and charged with murder. Ten days later, after Nancy’s passing, Vicious attempted suicide but survived. On the 1st February 1979, Vicious was out on bail. After a small celebration he overdosed around midnight and passed away on the 2nd February 1979.

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Music Diary – 6th May

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 6th May!

satisfactinprofOn the 6th May 1965, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger worked on the legendary opening riff of „Satisfaction„. Keith recorded the very rough version of the legendary riff in a hotel room in Clearwater (Florida) before he fell asleep.

Keith Richards remembers, that the recording consisted of approximately two minutes of acoustic guitar before „hearing me drop the pick and starting snoring for the next forty minutes“.

The song was first recorded on 10th May 1965 at the Chess Studios in Chicago (feat. Brian Jones on harmonica). The Rolling Stones re-recorded the tune two days later at RCA Studios in Hollywood, with a slightly different beat and adding the „Gibson Maestro Fuzzbox“ to create a very special sound of the guitar riff. „(I can’t get no) Satisfaction“ was released on the 6th June 1965 in the USA following the 20th August 1965 for the UK. The track became one of the all-time greates rock songs ever recorded.


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Music Diary – 2nd May

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 2nd May!


On the 2nd May 1980, the final Joy Division concert took place at the University of Birmingham’s High Hall (UK). Two weeks later, on the 18th May 1980, singer Ian Curtis commited suicide. Curtis‘, who suffered from epilepsy and depression, hung himself in his kitchen in Macclesfield, Cheshire (UK). The tragedy happened on the eve of Joy Division’s first North American tour. The remaining trio consisting of Bernard Sumner (guitarist), Peter Hook (bass) and Stephen Morris (drums) formed shortly after this the band New Order.

The setlist of the final gig included the track „Ceremony„, which was later recorded and released by New Order. The very last song Ian Curtis performed live on stage was „Digital„. The complete recording of this final Joy Division performance is featured on the album „Still„, which was released in October 1981.


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Music Diary – 1st May

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 1st May!

Priscilla and Elvis

Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley (1st May 1967)

On the 1st May 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Exactly one year later, Elvis‚ only child Lisa Marie, was born. After only five years, the couple divorced on 9th October 1973.


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