Bad Weather CA announce extensive headlining tour

By on December 10, 2011

In celebration of 2012, the year of the Mayan calendar’s solar cycle
prophecies, Family Tree Records’ recording artists Bad Weather California
will be touring in their own right and with Family Tree founders
Akron/Family in anticipation of the release of a new album Sunkissed.
These Denver-based street partiers have been playing house shows and biker
bars out West for years and are ripe to enter a wider world. Sunkissed
features  exquisite beached out, afro-cana punk anthems with ripping
guitar and street wise lyrics, all dedicated to the cellular source of
life on this planet – the Sun! This skater-friendly, hippie/ punk
aesthetic hearkens back to the glory days of early 80‘s SST Records:  the
Meat Puppets (who’ve they’ve worked with), Minutemen and early Flaming
Lips. Those bands emerged at a time when the punk tenets of artistic
freedom  and militant individuality had gone out of fashion, only clung to
by the most dedicated of outsiders. I’m hoping you’d consider advancing
their show with a feature, CD review or advance blurb.
Family Tree Records follows in the footsteps of Fahey’s Tacoma Records,
Elephant 6 and Young God Records (the band’s first home), artist-run
record companies born from a desire to create their own context to more
truly reflect their music and artistic vision, driven by a sense of
independent thinking, ideas, and values.

Right from the start, Akron/Family was inspired by the likes of the Sun Ra
Arkestra, Grateful Dead and Wu Tang Clan, and envisioned operating as a
group of friends and artists, creating in ever-shifting combinations,
drawing on an ever-widening circle of collaborators. Since Akron/Family
started exploring music in 2002, their penchant for the unpaved road has
brought them opportunities to collaborate onstage and in the studio with
musicians from their own free-jazz heroes Hamid Drake and William Parker
to legendary Japanese free-shredder Keiji Haino to the members of Woody
Guthrie’s family to the several thousand people who have been invited
(either by the band or by their own excitement) to sing with the band at
live shows. Family Tree Records will be the home for the sound documents
produced by this process.  Family Tree Records started this year with the
co-release (with their homies at Dead Oceans) of , a musical survey
and documentation of a Banksy-an Internet prank where Akron/Family’s
latest album was demolished and reconstructed by seven different artists,
then leaked online throughout the Christmas season.

1.2.12 Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
1.3.12 Pop’s Blue Moon, St. Louis, MO
1.4.12 The Bishop, Bloomington, IN

BAD WEATHER CALIFORNIA, opening for Akron Family
1.6.12 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
1.7.12 Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
1.8.12 Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
1.10.12 Crowbar, Tampa, FL
1.11.12 Double Down, Gainesville, FL
1.12.12 Social, Orlando, FL
1.13.12 Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
1.14.12 Earl, Atlanta, GA
1.15.12 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
1.17.12 Hideout, Chicago, IL
1.18.12 Subkirke, South Bend, IL
1.19.12 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
1.20.12 Blockley Pourhouse, Philadelphia, PA
1.21.12 285 Kent, Brooklyn, NY

1.22.12 Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY
1.23.12 Cardinal Skate Shop, Virginia Beach, VA
1.23.12 The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC
1.26.12 Siberia, New Orleans, LA
1.27.12 Fitzgerald’s (downstairs), Houston, TX
1.28.12 Mohawk, Austin, TX
2.17.12 GNU:experience gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2.18.12 Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
2.24.12 Mesa Theater & Club,  Grand Junction, CO
2.25.12 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
2.28.12 Casbah, San Diego, CA
2.29.12 Cellar Door, Visalia, CA
3.1.12 The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
3.2.12 SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA
3.3.12 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
3.4.12 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
3.6.12 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
3.7.12 Neurolux, Boise, ID
3.8.12 The Pink Garter Theatre, Jackson, WY


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.