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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Saw them twice earlier this year. Quite possibly two of the greatest shows I've ever seen.

    Well if you are in the Bay Area, they announced some tour dates for 2012

    04/15 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort
    04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

    If you are anywhere in California and are a fan, I'd highly suggest finding a way to that show in Big Sur. It's outdoors and intimate.
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    The Big Sur show is ideal. Would love to see these guys and I'm hoping they play a certain California festival. These guys are fucking amazing.

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    I might end up shooting that big sur show for work!
    Either way, im there. Probably would prefer to go in a capacity where i dont have tp be behind the camera...

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    I wanted to go see them so bad, I saw A Silver Mount Zion a couple years ago and it was one of the most unforgettable shows I've ever been to. I can't even image how amazing GY!BE would be.

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    I passed up asmz once! I had tickets and... just kind of didnt make the drive.... and i missed them last year. I was sure i had sealed my fate.

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    I saw them right after 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons came out, I was highly let down by Kollaps Tradixionales. The closest they came to me was Chicago for the album's tour and I just didn't want to make the drive.

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    Asmz has a tour coming up too, though more extensive.

    Fri 01/27/12 Lee’s Palace Toronto ON
    Sat 01/28/12 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
    Sun 01/29/12 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN
    Tue 01/31/12 The Republik Calgary AB
    Thu 02/02/12 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC
    Fri 02/03/12 The Crocodile Seattle WA
    Sat 02/04/12 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
    Mon 02/06/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
    Tue 02/07/12 Constellation Room Santa Ana CA
    Wed 02/08/12 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
    Thu 02/09/12 Casbah San Diego CA
    Fri 02/10/12 Club Congress Tucson AZ
    Sun 02/12/12 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas TX
    Mon 02/13/12 The Mohawk Austin TX
    Tue 02/14/12 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA
    Wed 02/15/12 Bottletree Birmingham AL
    Thu 02/16/12 MOTR Pub Cincinnati OH
    Fri 02/17/12 Soundlab Buffalo NY

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    Nice. Your pulling through for me pretty hard right now, ha. Are they promoting something new?. Kollaps was alright... 13 moons was great though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackholesun View Post
    Asmz has a tour coming up too, though more extensive.

    Fri 01/27/12 Lee’s Palace Toronto ON
    Sat 01/28/12 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
    Sun 01/29/12 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN
    Tue 01/31/12 The Republik Calgary AB
    Thu 02/02/12 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC
    Fri 02/03/12 The Crocodile Seattle WA
    Sat 02/04/12 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
    Mon 02/06/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
    Tue 02/07/12 Constellation Room Santa Ana CA
    Wed 02/08/12 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
    Thu 02/09/12 Casbah San Diego CA
    Fri 02/10/12 Club Congress Tucson AZ
    Sun 02/12/12 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas TX
    Mon 02/13/12 The Mohawk Austin TX
    Tue 02/14/12 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA
    Wed 02/15/12 Bottletree Birmingham AL
    Thu 02/16/12 MOTR Pub Cincinnati OH
    Fri 02/17/12 Soundlab Buffalo NY
    well that just fucking made my day. This is awesome!!! Thank you!

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    Also, did anyone check out Efrim's solo album that came out this year? I wasn't a big fan...

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    From what I can tell, ASMZ has played some newer stuff as recent as this year. It doesn't sound like there's anything official on the horizon, so who knows.

    Also, I wasn't a fan of his solo album either.

    Did anyone see the documentary Blood, Sweat and Vinyl? I saw it a few weeks ago and it is a good listen for those who like this type of music.



    I'm gonna post this in the music doc thread too but they interview Efrim pretty extensively in this.

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    I guess I'll be going to the ASMZ show at the Troubadour... Don't know if I'll be able to make it out for any of these Godspeed shows though. This seems to be indicating that there's a good chance they'll play Coachella.

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    This is one band you don't want to miss. . I saw them last year and never witness something like that before musically . They live up to the hype and pass it . The best live show I have seen by a mile . DON'T MISS THEM
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    Boom got a ticket for the Big Sur show. Will be camping at the campgrounds too. Looking forward to April!

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    I'm officially on the shoot for Godspeed! in big sur! How 'bout them apples?

    As such I will likely have to extra camp ground tickets for details. When it comes crunch time for show I will likely sell them and you can PM me if you're interested.

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    So excited for the Mt Zion show on Monday. You going, Wretch?

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    I haven't got my tickets yet, but I'm planning on it! Getting together a crew...


    I'm sure I'll see you there!

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    Awesome! Yeah I just bought a ticket but my two friends bailed on me. Usually don't go to shows by myself but I'm making an exception.

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    Well im a curly headed guy with a wife and a bloody mary sitting in a corner by the merch booth if you wanna hangout

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    Sorry didn't see this til now. Did meet some new friends so that was cool. Really enjoyed the show. They played my 3 favorite songs: There Is A Light, Blindblindblind, God Bless Our Dead Marines.

    I loved when someone asked Efrim what his favorite bands were and he replied with Slipknot, Mudvayne and Staind hahaah

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    Killer set better performances. Loved the new material but its vinyl only and cant find a digital... pretty disappointed 'bout that. I was to the far back and this one chick would always start talking during the quiet parts. She kept getting shut up.


    Really a great show though. Totally epic, never seen anything like it.

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    Hey check yr PM's. Found a link to the new stuff.

    That sucks about the chick talking. I was right along the front and everyone was chill.

    I also really liked the opener. She had a great personality and really seems to be a master of her craft.

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    Yes. Matana was pretty cool. Very funny person the free saxophoning thing was a good way to get started too.

    Efrim was surpisingly interactive. Always figured him gor a recluse but he was quite the social butterfly. Musing about the dichotomy between cocaine and kambucha, the canadian prime minister, etc.

    Thanks for sending the files! When i saw the vinyl at the booth i a guy near me was talking about how hed seen them before and their merch booth was practically vacant. I asked him about the ep amd he looked at it inquisitvely and shrugged. So that thing has gotten no publicity at all, ha! I ended up talking to the drummer about it. He said get a vinyl player! I said i cant listem to vinyl in the car or on walks. But he also mentioned the material might end up on am lp at some point.
    I figure i have to have bumped into you at some point. We got there pretty early. Lingered around the bus listened to a rant about coachella....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackholesun View Post
    Hey check yr PM's. Found a link to the new stuff.
    erm, what? did you happen to catch a title or was there not even a name on the spine?

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    It's called 'The West Will Rise Again'. 3 new songs (1 of the songs is split into 2, so there's 4 sides on 2 7" records.)
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    My wife will be psyched too! I actually think i saw the guy recording it. There was a guy next to me with red lights coming from his hoodie pocket. Hope it didnt pick uo the chatter from those women...
    The west will rise again is an awesome song... like a trippy mathy version of the theme from twin peaks.

    They also played another new song that wasnt on the ep iirc.

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    13-15.07.12 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
    23.09.12 Asbury Park, NJ ATP Iíll Be Your Mirror NJ
    01.10.12 Boston, US Orpheum Theatre
    02.10.12 Philadelphia, US Union Transfer
    03.10.12 Baltimore, US Rams Head Live
    04.10.12 Carrboro, US Cats Cradle
    05.10.12 Atlanta, US Buckhead Theatre
    06.10.12 Birmingham,AL, US Bottletree
    07.10.12 New Orleans, US Tipitinas
    09.10.12 Austin, US The Mohawk
    11.10.12 Dallas, US Granada Theatre
    12.10.12 Nashville, US Cannery Ballroom
    13.10.12 Louisville, US Headliners Music Hall
    14.10.12 Detroit, US Majestic Theatre

    I saw them last year, and it was amazingly beautiful. Baltimore isn't that far of a reach for me, but I'm not really familiar with the area. But if I can get tickets...

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    Oh fuck yes. I saw them last year at the Majestic and it was amazing. Will be doing that again.

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    Nice!

    Yeah I just saw their show in big sur, and then in SF. They were great performers, the crowd was awful both times though - big talkers for quiet music -.-

    In retrospect though, ASMZ were much better.

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