Andrea Swensson wrote a great article about the history of the Turf Club, Rob and Leah Rule, and the upcoming Rock For The Rules benefit concert at the Amsterdam in St. Paul.View
I recently put together and released this compilation to help raise some money to help my friends Leah and Rob Rule.
In April, Leah was diagnosed with cancer and had a tumor removed. She is undergoing chemotherapy, and is doing well.
Anyway, there’s some great music on there, including an unreleased Crossing Guards song and a song from an old one-off band I formed for Raleigh’s Burrito Bash at the Turf Club in 1996, Crotch Rockets.
You can buy it here for a minimum contribution of $1.
Listen to some tracks below.View
The new Crossing Guards record, Revenge of the Tallboys, is officially released and available for public consumption. It can be ordered online, or purchased at most Twin Cities record stores. Hopefully it’ll be on the iTunes store soon.View
We’re just working on the last song, a very GBV-esque tune called “Smoke and Mirrors.” Basics are nearly done. You can listen to an unfinished and completely unmixed sample of where we are at so far below.[audio:CG_smoke and mirrors2.mp3] View
After only two performances, the Crossing Guards found ourselves drummerless when we lost Judd Hildreth to the sunshine and smog of the City of Angels. Luckily, our old friend Dave Wiegardt—who played with me in The Magnolias—agreed to step in and fill in on the skins. We’ve had only two rehearsals with him, but we’re confident that he’s going to kick some butt as he makes his debut as a Crossing Guard tomorrow night at the 7th Street Entry. We hope you can make it…View
The Crossing Guards had to cancel our debut performance at the Turf Club as Martin was yodeling in the porcelain canyon, jettisoning the chunky cargo, laughing at the ground, yawning in full technicolor… puking his guts out. It just means that we’ll be that much more rehearsed for the 15th, right? (unlikely)
Hope you’re feelin’ better, Martin.View