News December 2012

California X on tour

Written by Don Giovanni on 12/18/2012 10:50am


California X are going on a northeast tour in support of their new record which is out Jan. 15th.  Check them out when they come through your city:

Thu. 1/10 - Amherst, MA
Fri. 1/11 - NYC, NY 
Sat. 1/12 - Philly, PA @ Nachouse
Sun. 1/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (Upstairs) 
Mon. 1/14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 
Tue. 1/15 - Washington DC 
Wed. 1/16 - New Brunswik, NJ @ House Show
Thu. 1/17 - Hartford, CT
Fri. 1/18 - Somerville, MA @ PA's Lounge  w/ Dig Safe, Sneeze, No Fun 
Sat. 1/19 - New Market, NH @ Fuckingham Palace   w/ Young Leaves, Betty Nico 
Also, check out a new song from their debut album, Spider X, here:

Don Giovanni Records Showcase 2013

Written by Don Giovanni on 12/10/2012 1:00pm

Next year is our 10th year as a label and we have an incredible showcase planned.  Tickets to both nights will be on sale Friday and they were will be a very limited amount (100) of 2 day passes available for just $20 dollars.  Our showcase has sold out every year and this should be no different so please please please get tickets early because I really want to see you there. 

Friday - Feb 8, 2013
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Laura Stevenson
Jeffrey Lewis
Waxahatchee
Lemuria
Hilly Eye
$13 adv/$15 door

Saturday - Feb 9, 2013
Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Screaming Females
Black Wine
Stormshadow
Home Blitz
Shellshag
$13 adv/$15 door

Stormshadow - Set On Destroy

Written by Don Giovanni on 12/10/2012 12:51pm


Stormshadow were one of the most important bands to me growing up.  They were short lived but in many ways defined everything I like about the New Brunswick music scene.  They were original, they were emotional, they were political, they were tight musicians, and had cool art and style.  Before they broke up they put out one of the best records I had ever heard and only made a few CD-rs to sell at their last show.  I never really stopped listening to it since then.  I went to college in Boston and no one had even heard of the band, or most of the other local bands from the New Brunswick punk scene, since most had never toured or had albums with real distribution.  This was one of the main reasons I wanted to start a label to put out New Brunswick bands and get them heard and distributed.  From day one with the label, even when it wasn't really a serious label, the plan was to be able to do a quality pressing of the Stormshadow record, and 10 years later, we finally are able to do that.

We'll be releasing Set On Destroy on vinyl Feb. 9th when they reunite for our label showcase.  

 Listen to the opening track, "Switched On" below: