Damnably September News-Slaughter

Hello friends and music fans, here’s our news for September

We’re happy to announce our releases are being distributed in North America by Jon Solomon of Comedy Minus One label fame’s newest invention: PRF Distro

Jon has rounded up a lot of great bands and labels and made their releases easier & cheaper to order. Huge thank you to Jon and family!.



Damnably Tours


Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio (members of Silkworm, EARTH, SunnO))), dama/libra, Zebra Hunt)

Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio are on their debut UK/European Tour this September. This is a super group
with members from such celebrated acts as Silkworm, EARTH, SunnO))), Dama/Libra, Zebra Hunt and Treasure State and
we wouldn’t be  exaggerating if we said Joel was one of the greatest living singer songwriters so if you can, please get along and check out the
Pitchfork, Noisey, Stereogum, Exclaim! approved act on our 8th Birthday.

This fine in depth article in The A. V. Club on Joel RL Phelps-describes him as “indie rock’s best-kept secret”

Sept 12  Sebright Arms – London, UK w/ Zebra Hunt/Lazarus Clamp/Former Utopia (Buy Tickets)
Sept 13 ‘Long Divsion‘ Festival – Wakefield, UK
Sept 14 Leicester Musician, UK w/ Echolocation
Sept 15 The Tin At the Coal Vaults Coventry. UK (Buy Tickets)
Sept 17  Forum -Bielfield. DE
Sept 18  Swamp-Freiburg, DE
Sept 19  Club W71 -Weikersheim, DE
Sept 20  db’s – Utrecht, NL (Buy Tickets)
Sept 21 Incubate Festival – Tilburg, NL (Buy Tickets)  Sept 22 Brixton Windmill – London

Watch a new video of Joel captured live in Vancouver
to Joel interviewed by Vish Khanna on Kreative Kontrol
Join Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio on facebook here




Osaka’s Shonen Knife land in North America in next week and have  a pretty
big tour encompassing their 1000th show (with original drummer/bassist Atsuko joining the band for a special fan-voted set) POP Montreal and CMJ Festivals

9/11 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts: Black Box

9/12 Brooklyn, NY The Wick

9/13 Buffalo, NY Music is Art Festival (Delaware Park)

9/14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

9/16 St. Paul, MN The Turf Club – 1000th show! STARRING ATSUKO!

9/17 Iowa City, IA The Mill

9/18 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge

9/19 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick

9/20 Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar

9/21 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal

9/22 Cambridge, MA The Middle East

9/24 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar

9/25 Durham, NC The Pinhook

9/27 Atlanta, GA 529

9/28 Atlanta, GA Anime Weekend Atlanta

9/30 New Orleans, LA The Beatnik

10/01 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

10/02 Dallas, TX Club DADA

10/03 Austin, TX Red 7

10/06 Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher

10/07 San Diego, CA The Casbah

10/08 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater

10/10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

10/11 Portland, OR Dante’s

10/12 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern

10/14 Boise, ID Neutrolux

10/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

10/16 Denver, CO Oriental Theater

10/17 Kansas City, KS Record Bar

10/18 St.Louis, MO The Firebird

10/20 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub

10/21 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint

10/22 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (CMJ)

We still have ‘Overdrive’ T Shirts & Tote bags in stock w/ FREE posters in our SHOP here


Wussy photos - 2014. By Sean Huhghes


Wussy are to headline CBGB OMFUG Music Festival at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on 10/10/14! Tickets on sale HERE


Exit Verse

Exit Verse

Popcorn Double Feature: on SEPT 23 – CHRIS BROKAW BAND feat. Douglas McCombs & Tony Lazarra & ‘EXIT/VERSE‘ (Geoff Farina’s new rock band!) THE BURLINGTON, Chicago Il


Damnably Gigs


Damnably at 8 see’s us celebrate our 8th birthday w/ Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio, Zebra Hunt, Lazarus Clamp & Former Utopia




‘Russellmania’ Oct 5th

2013-09-07 18.04.25
@ Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington
Romford playboy RUSS has bonked-out his debut Wolfchoir EP
and celebrates Russly with a typical cockney knees-up.

£4 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288919

Russell & The Wolf Choir


Former Utopia


Splintered Man (they just released their debut album too)

Hadleigh Ford


 FREE Downloads
smallgang ‘Waiting for your life’ (2007) & ‘Library‘ (2014)
More Bad Times ‘Chilli Linguine
Fried Cabbage ‘Turn That Girl Down’


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