1. avatar spirit of division
    [size=9]spirit of division presents:[/size]

    [color=violet][size=24]DON CABALLERO
    LAFARO
    LIBRARY TAPES[/size][/color]

    [b]Thurs 13th Nov
    [u]Early show[/u]
    Doors 8pm, over for 11pm
    Free admission to the Megatron Club afterwards<br>
    Drinks promos
    £10
    Tickets:[/b]
    [color=violet][url]http://www.wegottickets.com/event/35217[/url][/color]

    [i]For fans of Battles, Faraquet, anything with crazy timing. Che's drumming will probably be the best you'll ever see. Though We Are Knives will be giving Don Cab a run for all their worth.[/i]


    [color=violet][b]DON CABALLERO[/b][/color]

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    [url]http://www.myspace.com/doncaballeropgh[/url]

    Don Caballero are a critically-acclaimed instrumental rock group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are often categorized as math rock and post rock.

    Don Caballero; affectionately called "Don Cab" or "The Don" by fans, formed in the summer of 1991, released five albums on Touch and Go Records between 1993 and 2000, then disbanded in November 2000. Drummer Damon Che recruited new personnel for a reconstituted Don Caballero in 2003. They have since signed to Relapse Records and released a new album, titled World Class Listening Problem, on May 16, 2006.

    The new Don Cab had a varied welcome return from fans - equal parts surprise and criticism. Che reformed Don Caballero in 2003 with a new lineup consisting of members of Pittsburgh's Creta Bourzia, a band that bore clear marks of influence from Don Caballero. The new members are Jeff Ellsworth on guitar, Gene Doyle on guitar, and Jason Jouver on bass. Mike Banfield and Pat Morris were invited to participate but both declined. Since their new inception Don CAB have capitalised upon their previous incarnation and surpassed the expectations of many fans; even winning over many of the doubters with new material and intense performances.

    The new Don Caballero signed with the heavy metal label Relapse Records in 2005 and released the album World Class Listening Problem in early 2006. The group has since toured and continues to tour in support of it, even playing its first shows in Great Britain and Japan. Ireland is just next on the list of cities to be awed.

    Expect great things.

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    The band's music was highly innovative and had few precursors. Once described as "what an M. C. Escher drawing would sound like if made into music," the later Don Caballero albums often featured complex, multi-sectioned pieces loosely tied by an unorthodox time signature or inside-out guitar riff. Che and Williams in particular garnered much attention; their unique styles and intricately-scored compositions helped to define the genre of math rock.

    Williams has a unique approach to his instrument; he uses rhythmic tapping almost exclusively (this technique had previously been featured mainly in rock guitar solos, and only rarely in other contexts). Che's energetic and unconventional style of drumming was often praised, and earned him the informal title of "The Octopus" due to the wild flailing of his arms while playing. Critic Steve Huey writes that "it was Che's manic explosions and stop-on-a-dime shifts in time signature that mapped out the trail his bandmates followed."

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    For over ten years Don Caballero have been the standard by which all other instrumental ³math rock² bands have measured themselves. Demonstrating an unparalleled level of musical dexterity and creativity, which will forever leave them heads above their peers, Don Cab's sound is something like a heavy cross between King Crimson and Slint; with some of the most mind boggling time signatures and sickest percussion performances ever put to tape.

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    [color=violet][b]LIBRARY TAPES [/b][/color]

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    [url]http://www.myspace.com/librarytapes[/url]

    Wordless Music offers a characteristically compelling triple bill headlined by Sweden’s Library Tapes, whose gentle, glistening instrumentals will surely appeal to lovers of Satie, Brian Eno’s ambient work and Sigur Rós in roughly equal measure. Much the same could be said for Norway’s Deaf Center, whose impressionistic miniatures are inspired by old films, architecture and nature. ACME opens with Philip Glass’s hypnotic String Quartet No. 5 and Ingram Marshall’s misty Fog Tropes II.

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    "For fans of Max Richter, Tim Hecker, and Eluvium, A Summer Beneath the Tress is a can’t-miss album." (Pitchfork - 7.4 rating)

    "With some forays into string-led semi-ambient soundscapes suggesting a combination of the feelings engendered by Rachel’s, Godspeed! You Black Emperor and even Mike Oldfield" (diskant)

    For me, though, it’s nice to find a modern artist that hints at the classical roots of western music with meticulous harmonies and dynamics that can be called "mezzo-" or "-issimo." The bottom line is that Library Tapes has offered up a record that surprised me. A week after acquiring and listening to this album, I still hadn’t warmed up to it. A little digging, though, proved it to be an absolute treasure, capable of fitting in with the likes of Ravel or Erik Satie just as easily as Efterklang." (the silent ballet)

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    [b][color=violet]CONTACT:[/color][/b]
    www.myspace.com/spiritofdivision
    or pm me!

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  2. avatar David McLaughlin
    Wow, Don Cab are amazing and We Are Knives are the perfect support. That will be one hell of a gig.
  3. avatar huggy baps
    Ah sweet!!
  4. avatar boourns
    Yes!
  5. avatar Lap Dog Shuffle
    eyo...
  6. avatar Joeplaysthedrums
    Holy Fuck. Fair play Pete!!!
  7. avatar spirit of division
    Why thank you Joe :)
    This will indeed be immense.
    I cant wait!
  8. avatar spirit of division
    [color=violet:fd80dbc539][size=18:fd80dbc539][b:fd80dbc539]TICKETS:[/b:fd80dbc539][/size:fd80dbc539][/color:fd80dbc539] [url]http://www.wegottickets.com/event/35217[/url]
  9. avatar distracted
    YES!!! :-D
  10. avatar rinky
    Fairly kept that under your fez Jez. Good work!
  11. avatar spirit of division
    I kept forgetting!
  12. avatar all-is-vanity
    Don Motherfucking Caballero. 'nuff said.

    BTW Any development on the Lite gig?! They were fucking tight as hell when they played with Tracer AMC.
  13. avatar huggy baps
    Listening to the new album at the minute, it's pretty good! Can't wait for this 8)
  14. avatar spirit of division
    [quote:a97662528a]BTW Any development on the Lite gig?! They were fucking tight as hell when they played with Tracer AMC.[/quote:a97662528a]

    Details up soon.

    :)
  15. avatar spirit of division
    bumpage.
  16. avatar spirit of division
    so...who thinks this will slay?

    we'll be running some competitions to get free tickets...details up in the next few days fingers crossed :)
  17. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Will there be tickets at the door? Cos have no credit card so can't buy 'em from the netz.

    But I got sold this, was listening to Don Caballero yesterday after ages and made my mind up about coming to this.
  18. avatar spirit of division
    There'll definately be tickets on the door and if not I'd keep someover for you...

    Saw you earlier creeping about Victoria Square...you seemed kinda lost in a world of your own...
  19. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Good times.

    Well, I was. That place is too big and too confusing.
  20. avatar spirit of division
    It's mostly full of not very much...but it's a niver walk to Forbidden Planet than the other street where Eason used to be...

    Cant wait for this :)
  21. avatar spirit of division
    Library Tapes (Sweden) added!
  22. avatar huggy baps
    Don Caballero will surely rock, really looking forward to it!
  23. avatar spirit of division
    We Are Knives are out...hoping to get an extra special sipport added. Sucks doesnt it? Still in for the mighty Don Cab folks?
  24. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    I am displeased because due to my ignoring completely next week I got reading week, I won't be in Belfast. Damn me!
  25. avatar spirit of division
    [quote:930a69e5b9="POSITIVExYOUTH"]I am displeased because due to my ignoring completely next week I got reading week, I won't be in Belfast. Damn me![/quote:930a69e5b9]

    Surely reading week is another term for going out?
  26. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Ahahahah it most certainly is. But promised my mam that I was going to head home for the week, so I could also be away from the lures and distractions of the big city while attempting to write an essay.
  27. avatar spirit of division
    or you could go home until thurs ;)
  28. avatar spirit of division
    So this is tomorrow then...we'll have some tickets to give away for Russian Circles / These Arms Are Snakes...yoooo!
  29. avatar november kyle
    Can't wait! When shall the extra special support act be announced then? Plus, free tickets?! I want some o' dat action 4 sho'.
  30. avatar huggy baps
    Got any stage times for this? Still pay at the door aye?
  31. avatar spirit of division
    So...the mighty Lafaro have been kind enough to offer their services for this.

    :)

    Times roughly...

    DON CAB 9.30 - 10.30
    LAFARO 8.50 - 9.20
    LIBRARY TAPES 8.20 - 8.50

    The first band will be on pretty swiftly after doors open...
  32. avatar spirit of division
    They would playing this show :)
    It's tomorrow...
    Come.

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  33. avatar Jamesy Yakuza
    dammitt, back in the spirit of revision so don't think I can make this or these arms are snakes...gah!
  34. avatar spirit of division
    It's only three hours of your life! Take it as a dinner break!
  35. avatar doctorlilt
    Can't wait for this!
  36. avatar huggy baps
    still pay at the door ja?
  37. avatar spirit of division
    Yeah...lots of tickets at the door!
  38. avatar Revenge Therapy
    Tonight!!! looking forward to this!
  39. avatar Furious Tradesmen
    pros: out on time for bus home
    cons: they sucked
  40. avatar boourns
    We must have been watching different shows
  41. avatar Gelfling
    [quote:6bea8a75dc="Furious Tradesmen"]pros: out on time for bus home
    cons: they sucked[/quote:6bea8a75dc]

    Is it wrong I hope this is true cause i couldn't go? If i cant have fun blah blah blah...
  42. avatar my-angel-rocks
    I was disappointed really. I was expecting a lot better.
  43. avatar november kyle
    What I posted on Metal Ireland:

    Pete, a few days ago, by any chance, did Don Cab hear/see footage of We Are Knives and think, "Holy shitballs, we can't go on stage after this lot! They'll blow us away! With their blinding technicality, riffs and general tightness! We must get them off this bill! ASAP!!"?

    At the risk of sounding all Nicholas Carr, I must declare: We Are Knives are better than Don Cab. Better; superior. Now I know the that these guys are held in high regard by many, and their influence can be heard in many places nowadays (definitely within WAK), but I feel they've run their course. Perhaps they were a much better live unit 'back in the day', but I found the performance somewhat lacklustre: the songs simply fade into nothingness. When a song started and you thought it had potential (perhaps a catchy, foot-tapping riff), it would suddenly descend into a mish-mash mess, lacking structure and anything to hold the attention. And although Ray Liotta is a superb drummer, I honestly thought he was about to die on a few occasions.

    Echoing what was suggested earlier in this thread - We Are Knives would've wiped the floor with them. I'm sure many will have differing opinions though :lol:
  44. avatar anty
    im just pissed off ive missed lafaro twice this week :(
  45. avatar spirit of division
    WAK would have wiped the floor with them indeed.

    Lost money at this and that coupled with the fact they somewhat dissapointed me made tonite pretty balls.

    Saying that though Don Cab did have their moments...glad I finally got to see them as well, but I'm sure it would have been better first time round with the original line up...
  46. avatar mrginger
    i seen them with daughters in berlin and wasnt all that impressed - i hear they were better when ian williams was around. Daughters blew them off the stage that night.

    I would have liked to have seen library tapes tho. Had to work. Oh well.
  47. avatar Revenge Therapy
    [quote:21d9fe568d="november kyle"]What I posted on Metal Ireland:

    Pete, a few days ago, by any chance, did Don Cab hear/see footage of We Are Knives and think, "Holy shitballs, we can't go on stage after this lot! They'll blow us away! With their blinding technicality, riffs and general tightness! We must get them off this bill! ASAP!!"?

    At the risk of sounding all Nicholas Carr, I must declare: We Are Knives are better than Don Cab. Better; superior. Now I know the that these guys are held in high regard by many, and their influence can be heard in many places nowadays (definitely within WAK), but I feel :[/quote:21d9fe568d]




    This is all true but WAK do need to stop pulling out of shows.I know how annoying it can be for this to happen. i thought Don Cab were just ok.. pretty dull actually
  48. avatar trepanner
    [quote:4da30f9656="Revenge Therapy"]
    This is all true but WAK do need to stop pulling out of shows.[/quote:4da30f9656]

    Then again there are times when the casual observer could be led to believe that the name of the band is actually "With support from WAK". They do seem to be slightly over-exposed in respect of supporting post-rock (Or whatever it's called) bands at the Bunker. Maybe that's a false impression, or perhaps there aren't many other suitable local acts for such slots, I'm not scene enough to know.
  49. avatar Crackity_jones
    WAK pulled out of Solidarity this weekend as well. :cry:

    I didn't end up going last night because I was exhausted, though I might have dragged myself along had WAK been playing. Haven't seen them in a while. Not since that Marvin's Revolt gig in the Bunker I think.
  50. avatar Furious Tradesmen
    i think it's a false impression trepanner.
    maybe in 2006 they played a little too often, but these days they make a point of not playing too many shows. even ones they're booked for.

    but yeah, they'd have killed don cab, and it would've been funny. sad times.
  51. avatar Herb
    Maybe i'm mental but I thought Don Cab were pretty good.
    If i was gonna blame anyone for them having an off night I wouldn't blame the whole band, i guess i would blame 'the grumpiest drummer in the world' for them having what most people seem to think was a bad night.

    While i'm here, i'd like to thank pete for having us.

    We had a ball.
  52. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Aye, but yous were erudite, charmin and deliverd on counts of rockin out and bein mighty, which they weren't an didn't.

    If you ask me it's a blatent concession to the shinners.
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  53. avatar andyzsp
    are you saying that WAK book shows and then pull out of them on purpose? why dont they just decide what couple of shows they do want to play and stick to that? brilliant band though.
  54. avatar Lap Dog Shuffle
    Didn't catch the support but Don Cab was dull. I hope that's the last of 'em.
  55. avatar Lemsipmax
    My first post!
    LaFaro were fucking excellent. That was rockin'
    Don Cab were pretty good I thought, wasn't keen on the first few songs but thought it picked up. Drummer saying that he just wanted to "get the hell out of here" didn't exactly make me warm to him...but a good night.
    Pretty annoyed WAK pulled out, wanted to hear their music, shocked to hear they've pulled out of a little solidarity as well...:(
    Was also looking forward to hearing library tapes.
    LaFaro owned.
  56. avatar Amz
    [quote:fc00fdbc32="Lemsipmax"]Drummer saying that he just wanted to "get the hell out of here" didn't exactly make me warm to him...but a good night.[/quote:fc00fdbc32]

    He actually said that???
    I'd be tempted to walk out there and then... I didn't make this show, but, yeah... I haven't seen a unanimous 'waste of time' post in a long while.
  57. avatar Lemsipmax
    Yeah i'm pretty sure, he was like...blah blah blah...so then we can get the hell out of here.
    I was pretty steamed, but i'm almost certain I remember that. Good night though, and in fairness, he was a technically excellent drummer.
    Bit of a cock though, it seems.
  58. avatar spider_jerusalem
    They were very disappointing to say the least... WAK would have washed the floor with them.. [note to Steve: no that doesn't necessarily mean I'm complementing you.. ] :wink:
  59. avatar doctorlilt
    I've only heard a couple of Don Cab albums, "Singles Breaking Up", being my favourite. I was expecting that sort of sound at the gig.

    So my question is, when did they change so dramatically?

    On the other hand, there were some fine moments. I hope this gig doesn't discourage Spirit of Division from bringing more stuff over.

    Also, just curious, but what is with WAK pulling out of gigs all the time? (or are we just going to have guess?)
  60. avatar spirit of division
    [quote:c8a8d8f52e]On the other hand, there were some fine moments. I hope this gig doesn't discourage Spirit of Division from bringing more stuff over.[/quote:c8a8d8f52e]

    It does! Here's hoping These Arms and Russian Circles is ace...
  61. avatar doctorlilt
    [quote:9e888a227a="spirit of division"][quote:9e888a227a]On the other hand, there were some fine moments. I hope this gig doesn't discourage Spirit of Division from bringing more stuff over.[/quote:9e888a227a]

    It does! Here's hoping These Arms and Russian Circles is ace...[/quote:9e888a227a]

    For the sake of Belfast's music scene I hope they are ace too!