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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Titus, Gorilla King

Shortly following our Zoo trip on Saturday there was a doco on ABC about Titus, an amazing silverback from the Virunga Mountains. He was a pretty awesome gorilla. Watch the whole thing right here, and then read about his death and burial back in September, but only if you've got a box of tissues handy. Or just read the Wiki if you're lazy. Poor Titus. You were truly the king.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Photos: Lansdowne Poster

(thanks Digital!)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

YIS News #5

All quiet on the YIS front during March, mostly just to give everyone a rest and recharge the batteries before massive April.... so massive I'm going to bold it. APRIL.
But we've been busy. Not musically of course. Bron and I are moving into a new home (which we warmed over the weekend) in a week or so.
So, yes, APRIL should be pretty mega, kicking off with the Digger launch gig at Yah Yahs on the 1st, followed by our Canberra and Sydney shows on the Saturday and Sunday. Another confirmed gig is with Baptism of Uzi for one of their The Old Bar Wednesday residency shows in April on the 21st. Also playing are fellow all-caps fans TRAJEU (previously known as Floods). We're also trying to get down to Tassie over ANZAC weekend, so, we'll see how that goes.
After that, Andre is off to Europe for a few weeks to see The Stooges and Suicide in London and play some Minpins shows. During this time I intend to write and record a 14-track concept album about the life of my pug, Buster, to be pressed only on vinyl (with a locked groove at the end, because he will live forever).
Also, on Saturday June 5th we're putting together a supergroup with Sasha (from Spitfire Parade and Constant Light) and maybe a couple of others to play a tribute night for The Fall at The Workers Club. Should be pretty cool. Also playing are Breaker Morant and a group put together by Ash from Witch Hats with dudes from Parading and Pets With Pets.
We should probably record something, right? Anyway, to recap...

THURSDAY, APRIL 1st, 2010, YAH YAH'S, Fitzroy, 8PM

Good Friday Eve with Digger & The Pussycats (Album Launch), Legends of Motorsport and Precious Jules (Kim Salmon). YIS on at 8:30pm. $10 entry.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2010, THE FRONT, Canberra, 7PM

Easter Saturday Gig with Teddy Trouble and one other band. YIS on last. Gold coin entry.


Easter Sunday with The Nice Folk, Whipped Cream Chargers and Yes I'm Leaving. Free entry.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2010, THE OLD BAR, Fitzroy, 8PM

Supporting Baptism of Uzi (Wednesday Residency) with TRJAEU.

(then Andre is going to Europe from April 28th until May 21st to see Stooges and Suicide)


The Fall tribute night with other supergroups with dudes from Witch Hats, Parading, Pets with Pets, YIS, Strange Attractions, Spitfire Parade, Breaker Morant.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tour Poster

Yes, we have become a Jethro Tull cover band.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

All Tour News

Okay, so, our East(er) Coast tour is on...

Thursday the 1st of April at Yah Yahs, Melbourne supporting Digger & The Pussycats (Album Launch), Legends of Motorsport and Precious Jules (Kim Salmon). Good Friday Eve.

Saturday the 2nd of April at The Front, Canberra with supports to be confirmed.

Sunday the 4th of April at The Lansdowne, Sydney with The Nice Folk, Whipped Cream Chargers and one more band TBC. Easter Sunday, 6pm start.

No YIS shows in March, The Minpins are launching their second album "Wake The Neighbours" on Saturday the 20th of March at The Great Britain in Richmond, supported Baptism of Uzi. Minpins will perform the first half a duo (just Andre (YIS) and Tim (Strange Attractions), but the second half will be a performance by The Minpins Big Band. Who knows what that's going entail, but it's going to be... epic.

Other shows coming up on the horizon: we are playing one of the Baptism of Uzi April Wednesday residency show at Old Bar, and a supergroup is forming to play a Fall tribute night (with a few other exciting bands). Details, as always, are to be confirmed.

Also, if you happen to buy the Green Guide this Thursday (I think), you'll see a couple of familiar faces talking about guitar crap. At least, I think it's this Thursday.