Ken To Tour Australia; Reveals Posies To Re-Issue First 4 Records

Ken Stringfellow was interviewed by Sydney Unleashed ahead of his Australian tour next month, and had news regarding the first 4 Posies records:

For news, we will see over the next year the re-issue of the Posies first four albums with expanded content, quite a bit never before heard and that’s *after* we released a 4-CD box set of outtakes in 2000. We found even *more* stuff. Plus the albums will get remastered, pressed on vinyl, etc.

If you follow Ken’s blog, you already know that he and Jon Auer are recording new Posies songs.

Dates for Ken’s Australian tour:

April 11 – KS solo, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney AUSTRALIA
April 13 — KS solo, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
April 16 — Coronet Blue (KS on keyboards), the Vanguard, Sydney AUSTRALIA

The Posies Play “Frosting On The Beater” In Seattle, Portland

Nov 17 — The Posies play Frosting on the Beater at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR (w/Curtains For You) GET TICKETS
Nov 19 — The Posies at the Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA (w/Curtains For You) GET TICKETS

Also, Ken will be touring in the US the week prior, playing with Tav Falco’s Panther Burns and solo. Those dates are below:

Nov 9 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns (KS on bass) & KS solo at Thee Parkside Lounge, San Francisco CA
Nov 10 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Nov 11 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at Emo’s, Austin TX
Nov 12 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at the Hi Tone, Memphis TN
Nov 13 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Siberia, New Orleans LA
Nov 14 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
Nov 15 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at Rodeo Bar, New York City NY

Posies Shows This Month in the US, Finland, and Sweden + KS in China

July 21 — KS @ Brit’s Pub, Minneapolis MN (for tickets, see the Facebook event page)

July 22 — The Posies play “Art on the Rocks” at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL

July 23 — The Posies play FROSTING ON THE BEATER Live @ Viper Room, West Hollywood CA

July 24 — The Posies play Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle WA

July 25 — Posies acoustic play Faces, Walla Walla WA

July 29 — The Posies @ Storsjoyran Festival, Ostersund SWEDEN

July 30 — The Posies @ Q Stock Festival, Oulu FINLAND

Aug 6 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns (KS on bass)/KS solo play Belef Festival, Belgrade SERBIA

Sept. 1-4 Sonja Van Hamel (KS on guitar, vocals) plays the Beijing Int’l Book Fair, Beijing CHINA

It’s Official

Jon shares the news on Facebook

pleased to announce: 1) The Posies will play “Frosting On The Beater” in its’ entirety on 4/17/10 @ The Crocodile in Seattle, WA 2) A handful of hours after said Crocodile show, freshly rocked Posies will leave Seattle for the south of Spain to begin recording a new album for release in 2010, and 3) The Posies will also play all new material for said new album @ The Crocodile on 4/17/10 as well. For rizzle! Tickets go on sale online 2/6/10 @ TheCrocodile.com

End Of Week Update: June 6th, 2009

  • New shows added this week:

    7/16 – Ken Stringfellow DJs Arola Nights @ Arola Restaurant @ Hotel Arts. Barcelona, SPAIN
    10/28 – Ken Stringfellow @ Club Castro, Skopje, MACEDONIA

  • Ken has joined Twitter – follow his updates @KenStringfellow.
  • Magnet asks artists to name their favorite American power pop songs, and Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie) chose “Solar Sister.” Here’s what he had to say:

    It’s their finest moment, the perfect balance of bombastic, tricky cheapness and vocal creme fraische. I can’t understand half the words, but it doesn’t seem to matter that much. I learned more about singing harmonies with this record in my car than I did in three years of choir.

  • Also in Magnet: ‘Frosting On The Beater’ makes their list of Top 15 American Power-Pop Albums, and they’ve republished a 2002 article on the subject of power pop, with comments from Ken.
  • Press for next weekend’s shows in NY: The New Yorker & Ken is interviewed by the Brooklyn blog 24/Seven.
  • Not Lame and American Songwriter review ‘Smoking Kills’.
  • Lastly – Ken is playing with The Sad Knights in Lauzerte, France tonight, and the show will be streamed online at La Grosse Tambouille, 23h France time.

Posie US Festival Dates + Big Star Brief

The Posies will be playing “Frosting On The Beater” at the Taste of Randolph Street Festival June 20th in Chicago (5:30pm – 6:45pm), and they’ll also be at Charlotte Pop Fest in Charlotte, NC on September 24th.

Advance tickets for Charlotte Pop Fest are available here. (Please note they are only allowing 100 advance tickets for the Posies’ show… so get them soon.)

Big Star news:
+ Rhino confirms a box set is in the works.
Scarlett Johansson is covering “I Am The Cosmos” on her next record.

On the topic of Big Star, Bud Scoppa posted a never-published article from 2000 last week on his blog. It comes highly recommended – you’ll see that in the comments, Jody Stephens calls it “one of the best pieces [he’s] ever seen about the band.”

Here’s a snippet on the Posies:

Says Jody Stephens, who handpicked the Posies to fill in the holes for the reunited Big Star: “Frosting on the Beater does to me what all my favorite albums do: They surprise me with a sense of wonder much like the kids in ET must have felt when all their bikes took to the air.”

Posies Spanish Tour Kicks Off This Week, + Disciplines Shows

The Posies will be touring Spain beginning this week playing ‘Frosting on the Beater’ in its entirety. Dates are as followed:

10/2: Posies @ Greenspace, Valencia SPAIN
10/3: Posies @ Oasis, Zaragoza SPAIN (w/Backyard Babies)
10/4: Posies @ Mondo Club, Vigo SPAIN
10/5: Posies @ Sala Breton, El Astillero SPAIN
10/6: Posies @ La [2], Barcelona SPAIN
10/7: Posies @ Sala Heineken, Madrid SPAIN
10/8: Posies @ Aulario La Bomba, Cadiz SPAIN
10/9: Posies @ Teatre Lloseta, Lloseta de Mallorca SPAIN
10/10: Posies @ Donostikluba, San Sebastian SPAIN
10/11: Posies @ Bilborock, Bilbao SPAIN

Here is a list of dates the Disciplines will be playing in Norway this fall, as well as a solo Ken show in October.

10/17/18: KS @ Lemon N Lime Pub, Marsascala Bay, MALTA

11/7: The Disciplines @ Meiereit, Sogndal, NORWAY
11/8: The Disciplines @ Folken, Stavanger NORWAY
11/13: The Disciplines @ Driv, Tromsø NORWAY
11/14: The Disciplines @ Studentkroa, Harstad NORWAY
11/15: The Disciplines @ Bingo’N, Lillehammer NORWAY
11/21: The Disciplines @ Garage, Bergen NORWAY
11/22: The Disciplines @ Parkteatret, Oslo NORWAY
11/28: The Disciplines @ Blaest, Trondheim NORWAY
11/29: The Disciplines @ Union Scene, Drammen NORWAY

Posies Touring Spain, Playing ‘Frosting on the Beater’

To further celebrate 20 years of the Posies, and 15 years since the release of Frosting on the Beater, and 10 years of the label Houston Party Records (who released Success, Alive Before the Iceberg and Nice Cheekbones and a PhD in Spain) The full band lineup of the Posies will tour Spain next month, playing the Frosting on the Beater in its entirety… plus the usual Posies classics.

October 3rd – Zaragoza – Casa del Loco
October 4th – Santiago de Compostela – Sala Capitol
October 5th – Santander – Conservatorio Jesús de Monasterio
October 6th – Barcelona – La [2]
October 7th – Madrid – Sala Heineken
October 8th – Cádiz – Aulario La Bomba
October 9th – Mallorca – Teatre Lloseta
October 10th – San Sebastian – Donostikluba
October 11th – Bilbao – Bilborock