November 30, 2007

Dan le Sac hits Colorado; will bring Scroobius Pip

Somehow Colorado made the top list of only 4 U.S. cities that Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are hitting in December (full dates below). I find this unclassifiable duo from London to be nothing short of intriguing, and I will eagerly go to their show if only for a much-needed change of pace — “Thou shalt not make repetitive, generic music” indeed.

Even though it’s been seven months since I first posted their video for “Thou Shalt Always Kill” (dubbed by NME as their Track of the Year despite the fact that the song slams their fine publication), I’m not even close to sick of watching it yet:

The other day I was putting the Nestle Coffeemate creamer (my weakness, my vice, my morning requirement) back in the fridge and I swear I near-audibly heard the voice of the Scroobius Pip dude like a celestial conscience saying, “Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.” Thing is, I know he’s right, I believe I read that their stance against Nestle stems from unethical formula-promotion campaigns that harm breastfeeding and public health/infant mortality in developing countries for the sake of profit, so we are on the same page with that travesty. But I still like my Toffee Nut creamer. And I have a feeling that that, in a nutshell, is why this civilization is going to hell.

Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

Nov 30 – EKKO, Holland
Dec 1 – Clash, Holland
Dec 2 – Rotown, Holland
Dec 5 – Bumper, Liverpool
Dec 6 – The Aftershow @ Sankeys Soap, Manchester
Dec 13 – Supreme Trading, New York, NY
Dec 14 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Dec 15 – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
Dec 16 – The Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Dec 17 – Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 18 – Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Cinespace, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 21 – Filter Magazine Xmas Show @ Camden Barfly, London
Jan 19 – Out to Lunch mini-festival @ The Black Box, Belfast
Jan 26 – XFM Spiced @ Glasgow Box, Glasgow
Feb 8 – Marignan, Brussels


  • that was f*cking cool. loved when he was tossing the albums…

    jeffro — December 1, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  • I think the problem with Dan le Sac etc. is: where do they go from here? They’d have to do something really unbelievably amazing to live up to their own standards. Like clone The Beatles or something.

    Pete P. — December 1, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

  • if i make the 14 hour trip to nyc via greyhound, can i do a guest blog/ review – i was doing music stuff in 97-98 for college and want to do it again.
    Heather, there are tons of bootlegged mp3′s i can totally send to you if you want. or i can start my own blog and you could give me publicity.

    he who knew howie day as a guy in bangor maine, amounst other coolness

    Mike R.

    Uppity Disability — December 1, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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