Yall know these dates have been floating in the ether for some time but today the mist lifted got out of bed and YO it's really happening!!!
BLK JKS IN AMERICA, SEASON 2 EPISODE 1
***FIRST MIDWEST AND LEFT COAST DATES***
2 MAR JAKES / BLOOMINGTON
3 MAR ROCK ISLAND BREWERY / ROCK ISLAND..."Daytrotter Presents"...TRUE
4 MAR THE EMPTY BOTTLE / CHICAGO
6 MAR NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM / LOS ANGELES
9 MAR RICKSHAW STOP / SAN FRANCISCO
13 MAR UNION HALL / BROOKLYN
14 MAR SANTOS PARTY HOUSE / NEW YORK CITY
18-22 MAR SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST / AUSTIN
27 February 2009
05 February 2009
Know Your Mushrooms is screening at the Victoria Film Festival until Feb. 7. Here's where it will screen after that:
March 14 Austin, TX @ South By Southwest Music and Film Festival
March 13-15 Winnipeg, MB @ Cinematheque Winnipeg
April 3-6 Vancouver, BC @ The Vancity
Soundtrack by The Flaming Lips!
03 February 2009
"How do you get a girl to fall in love with you? Well, first you have to get her to your house. Then just put on Blk Jks, and the rest is history. It's just that getting her to come over that's the hard part."
How long til Valentine's Day?
02 February 2009
In which the gents go hard on the cover of the extra crisp Sunday Times Magazine (South Africa) and intrepid SA journo Diane Coetzer braves being mistaken for "another JKS groupie" and relates perhaps the most clear-eyed account of the band to date by weaving a narrative of the band's hard grind til now and a little perspective on what the future might hold now that it's big things poppin with on international label with Bon Iver and Antony & the Johnsons on the roster. Money quote: "A typical Blk Jks fan anywhere in the world is easy to spot. 'For the most part, it’s people who are moving forward and who are keen to look at the possibilities culture offers,' Mcata confides."
Or, as Coetzer writes: "...something about who turns up at a Blk Jks gig: lots of women of all colours and a reliable number of new South African hipsters who are looking for a soundtrack to an identity..."
LOL @ Mpumi and Molefi fighting the age-old "MIA vs Santogold" debate.
SMH @ the Times for calling BLK JKS "boys" on the cover.
Read the whole thing, it's good.