So our buds in Kim Phuc, all the way from Pittsburgh, PA, are playing tomorrow night here in town at the Soda Bar. I have a special memory of crashing in the same pad as them during SXSW and watching them play in the backyard of the house, and then catching them the next night in full force at Club 1808. In addition, I'll be joining Andrew and Jeremy from Beaters/Ale Mania to play the only show ever of Whorio Goes to Clown School, a pet punk project of theirs. Jimmy from Kill Me Tomorrow/Thin Man also plays guitar and Craig Barclift from Beaters/Powerchords/Vision of a Dying World plays bass.
Happy holidays, all, hope you get through them okay. I know this can be a strange time of year for a number of you, myself included. Happy to be here to share some mighty fine recent news in the land of Volar. Marc Riley, one of the originally songwriters in the Fall, has a BBC 6 show, and just last week discovered the debut 7" by Flat Worms on Volar. He says some very kind words here about the nine-minute mark, played them again the next day, and then included them in his best of 2016 show this past Monday. We're down to the last few of our black vinyl copies. Also this past week, Pitchfork put out its list of