This was just posted by Joshua Lory: “Got my notes ready, practice, practice, practice (by myself right now). No solid date yet, but I think we have a venue picked out, should be in September sometime, looking like Oakland, Ca will be the city. Michael Knott, myself, Matt Biggers, Nick White, and Jafar Rafee Green will be playing the entire Rocket And A Bomb album live (upon availability of these musicians) to celebrate it’s 20 year mark. I’m sure a few other tunes will be tagged on to the set. Brian Healy was kind enough to offer Dead Artist Syndrome as an opener! Todd A. Zeller has offered to film the show! While Mike is up visiting, he and I will be recording a new EP to be released on 7″ vinyl, CD, and download. What this means is a Kickstarter will be launched to cover cost of making DVD’s of Rocket And A Bomb Live and the EP. I’ll keep everyone posted on when everything is happening as soon as I have the details.”
For those that also follow Knott’s collaborators, you know that Rick McDonough has an ambient side project called Eymard. They have a new release out called Light. Knott contributes vocals and keyborads to the last track, “ele’s song”.
The Michael Knott tribute album is still moving forward. As prrof, The Bloody Strummers (Joshua Lorry and Matt Biggers) have released their rockin’ garage psychedelic version of “Blame” as a free download. Check it out and get ready for the awesomeness that will be the upcoming Michael Knott tribute album.
Several pages have been added or updated – you can see the list on the bottom of this page. There are also several projects on the horizon for Knott, some that are new and some that have been in various stages of development for years (or decades). The new issue of Down The Line magazine will have an interview with Matt Hunt of Retroactive / Bombworks / Born Twice that touches briefly on two interesting releases for the future. Stay tuned for some announcements in the future.
“You can have Kissing Strangers at your door on Halloween!
Sounds creepy, doesn’t it?
This is the title of a new Dead Artist Syndrome album.
Mixing & Mastering is needed to finish it, costing $2,500.
Here is how D.A.S. fans can help make delivery on time.
Donate $25.00 by October 25th.
Click on GET TICKETS to give.
In return, Dead Artist Syndrome will:
- Deliver Kissing Strangers download to you on October 31
- Add your name to a drawing for some goodies…
1st prize – Brian Healy original painting on canvas. (Colors will match proper numbers.)
2nd prize – 4 autographed Dead Artist Syndrome CDs (Good as coasters.)
3rd prize – Kissing Strangers t-shirt. (Better than a Sham Wow.)
Amazingly talented folks contributed to Kissing Strangers:
Brian Healy (Dead Artist Syndrome)
John Piccari (Dead Artist Syndrome)
Derri Daugherty (The Choir, The Lost Dogs, Kerosene Halo)
Ric Alba (Altar Boys,Undercover)
Michele Bunch Palmer (Adam Again)
Steve Hindalong –(The Choir,The Lost Dogs, LSU)
Michael Knott (LifeSavers, LSU, Aunt Betty’s)
Gym Nicholson (Undercover, Boys Club, Steve Taylor)
Marc Plainguet (Gadget, Graveyard Cafe)
Ojo Taylor (Undercover)”
See www.facebook.com/events/726942310655489/ to help!
“Rewind Episode 28 features music from L.S.U. (a.k.a. Life Savers Underground), one of many Michael Knott band names. The show uses footage from a Knott in-studio interview by Rewind host, Brian Healy. It is timed perfectly with the digital release of 3 L.S.U. albums, originally on Blonde Vinyl and Siren Records. Knott spontaneously writes and plays songs and relates colorful stories, including an experience with late pastor, Chuck Smith.””
See frontlinerecords.us/frontline-records-rewind-podcast-episode-28/ to listen to the interview.
A new Bandcamp page has been created to collect all of Michael Knott’s Bandcamp releases. A kind of “Michael Knott Collective”: http://knott.bandcamp.com/. Recent additions include L.S.U.’s hard to find Losing Angel indie release and Bomb Bay Babies Volume 1. Keep an eye out for more releases to be added in the future.
Good news for fans that haven’t been willing or able to fork out big ebay price tags: The ultra rare Lifesavors single “You and Me” is now available for streaming or digital purchase on the band’s BandCamp page. This is probably the earliest release that featured Knott’s songwriting. You can also snag a digital copy of the classic Poplife album if you are still missing it. BandCamp is bringing us some good things, so let’s see what else comes through in the future.
This just in from Josh Lory, bassist for Lifesavers: “Give the people what they want! New Lifsavers available for download now! This download was originally made available only to the Kickstarter backers of the project. Due to a large amount of interest from people that missed the Kickstarter campaign 2 years ago, and an early leak of the album, we decided to make this version available to the public for only $10! The Kickstarter edition was mastered by Masaki Liu and will differ slightly in sound than the CD version coming out within the next few months. The CD will be mastered by J. Powell at Steinhaus Mastering. http://