Thursday, July 17, 2014

Roman Candles Yorba Linda b/w Crystal Cathedral 7" Single


I'm having a record release show for a new 7" single. It's a two song 7", and the second single from Riley Versus Jason. This is a full band recording that Madison and I started back in 2011 and finished in January. The release show will be at Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach on Monday July 21, and it will also be mine and Fugue's welcome back show from our west coast tour. Pelican Vision will also play a set as a part of their release for their new cassette tape. I only made 100 of these 7"s because I'm leaving for two years, and wasn't feeling too ambitious. If you would like a 7" please come to the show because that's your best bet for getting one. I hope to see you there. Best, Christopher

Click HERE for the Facebook event. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Tour with Fugue

Hey everyone, I'm touring up the west coast with my friends in Fugue. I'll have the new issue of The Stowaways, as well as copies of "Riley Versus Jason In The Battle of Gracious Living" available on record, and cassette. I'll also have copies of the "whatever happened to vbk?" and "gracious living" 7"s for sale. If we're playing in or near your city, please come to a show. I hope to see you there. 

Sat. July 5th Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound
Sun. July 6th Irvine CA @ 88.9 FM KUCI "Barbara Bush's Bathtime Breakdown"

Mon. July 7th Provo, UT @ Muse Music Cafe
Tues. July 8th Salt Lake City, UT - Day off
Wed. July 9th Rexburg, ID @ Sammys Sounds
Thurs. July 10th Missoula, MT @ The Doll House
Fri. July 11th Spokane, WA @ Mars
Sat. July 12th Seattle, WA @ Ground Zero (earlier)
Sat. July 12th Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio (later)
Sun. July 13th Vancouver, BC @ Astorino's (just Fugue)
Mon. July 14th Seattle @ house show
Tues. July 15th Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
Wed. July 16th Portland, OR @ The Laughing Horse
Thurs. July 17th Portland, OR @ Darkplace
Fri. July 18th Arcata, CA @ The Ink Annex
Sat. July 19th Santa Cruz
Sun. July 20th San Luis Obispo
Mon. July 21st Yorba Linda @ house show

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Tour with Calvin Jalandoni

Hey Everyone, I'm touring out to Plan-It-X Fest in Indiana with Calvin Jalandoni this summer. Tonight is our tour kickoff in Fullerton. I'll have the new issue of The Stowaways, as well as copies of "Riley Versus Jason In The Battle of Gracious Living" available on record, and cassette. I'll also have copies of the "whatever happened to vbk?" and "gracious living" 7"s for sale. The radio set from the other night is available to download by clicking on the link. If we're playing in or near your city, please come to a show. I hope to see you there. 

Thursday June 12 – KCSB 91.9 FM “5432fun!!
Friday June 13 – KXLU 88.9 FM “Demolisten” 

Saturday June 14 – Fullerton, CA @ Comic Book Hideout
Sunday June 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunkspace
Monday June 16 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
Tuesday June 17 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
Wednesday June 18 – Kansas City, MO @ 
Art Closet Studios
Thursday June 19 – Chicago, IL @ Tiki Tomb w/ Justin Conway
Friday June 20 – Indiana Plan-It-X Fest
Saturday June 21 – Indiana Plan-It-X Fest
Sunday June 22 - Indiana Plan-It-X Fest set time 2:30 p.m.
Monday June 23 – Nashville, TN NEED HELP
Tuesday June 24 – Huntsville, AL @ 
255 PRATT AVE. SHOWS
Wednesday June 25 – Mississippi NEED HELP
Thursday June 26 – 
WTUL 91.5 FM
Friday, June 27 – NOLA @ the mudlark
Saturday, June 28 - NOLA (just hanging out)
Sunday June 29 – Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
Monday June 30 – Austin, TX 
The Annex at 1808
Tuesday July 1 – El Paso, TX TBA
Wednesday July 2 – Albuquerque, NM 
The Wagon Wheel
Thursday July 3 – Tucson, AZ @ 
Gary's Place
Friday July 4 – San Diego, CA @ 
Ché Café Collective
Saturday July 5 – Fullerton, CA@ Programme w/ 
Fugue
Sunday July 6 - KUCI 88.9 FM "Barbara Bush's Bathtime Breakdown"


for the facebook event click HERE

Monday, June 9, 2014

the stowaways issue #16 out now


The Stowaways Issue #16 is out now in time for my summer tour with Calvin Jalandoni. 
This issue has a Pocketknife interview with Madison Woodward and a Layman interview with Jeremy Stith. It's got a years worth of show reviews while living up in Arcata, California. It's got some record reviews, zine reviews, and a couple book reviews. If you're interested pick one up at a show this summer. Click HERE and HERE for tour dates. Cover art by Zack Benson. Happy Summer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Razorcake Reviews The Stowaways Issue #15


Razorcake reviewed the most recent issue of the The Stowaways

STOWAWAYS, THE #15, $2, 8 1/2" x 11", copied, 20 pgs. 
A guy's life, mainly told through the shows that he goes to. It's all there, from packed fest to empty room. "We took the 91 to the 55 to the 405, exited Euclid, parked at the Costco, walked across the street, walked down the bike path to bottom of the riverbed, and sat under the bridge waiting for the show to start." - Chris Terry (fuckthestowaways.blogspot.com)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Slingshot Reviews The Stowaways Issue #15


The Stowaways #15 ($2)
by Christopher Gordon
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
fuckthestowaways.blogspot.com

The Stowaways is a great punk zine because it's written by someone who goes to a fuckload of shows, so almost any DIY-minded (not necessarily just punk) band that passes through the Orange County / Los Angeles area has at least a passing chance at getting a show review. Unfortunately, the reviews aren't always very comprehensive (one act, for example, is acerbically dismissed as a 'fucking stupid band' with no further explanation), but the author's enthusiasm about the bands he loves often makes up for it. The zine also includes interviews with Elliot Babin (Dad Punchers, DNF, Touche Amore) and Kris Westreich (Collosal Wrecks) which was totally readable but sometimes suffered from Awkward-First-Date-itis (e.g. "Do you have any other siblings?") and a pleasantly incisive editorial about racism in the punk scene. I'll definitely be around for #16 (x.lenc) 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Roman Candles Summer Tour + Tape

TAPES ARE IN
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Hey Everyone Roman Candles is going on TOUR this summer to play Plan-It-X Fest. I'll be heading there and back with my friend Calvin Jalandoni who plays in a one-man, psychedelic, noise band. I'm really looking forward to it. Avocado Records is also putting out Riley Versus Jason In The Battle Of Gracious Living on cassette tape. It's coming with a full color 5-panel j-card. These are the real deal. They ain't no burger tapes baby. You can now buy it HERE. It comes with a digital download to for all you Ipod-toting indie-crushers. 

The tour dates below: 


Thurs. June 12 – KCSB 91.9 FM “5432fun!!”
Fri. June 13 – KXLU 88.9 FM “Demolisten”
Sat. June 14 – Fullerton, CA @ Comic Book Hideout 

Sun. June 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunksapce
Mon. June 16 –  Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
Tues. June 17 – Omaha, NE
Wed. June 18 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Art Closet Studios
Thurs. June 19 – Chicago, IL w/ Justin Conway
Fri. June 20 – Indiana Plan-It-X Fest
Sat. June 21 – Indiana Plan-It-X Fest
Sun. June 22 - Indiana Plan-It-X Fest set time: 2:30 p.m.
Mon. June 23 – Nashville, TN
Tues. June 24 – Huntsville, AL @ 255 Pratt Ave.
Wed. June 25 – Mississippi
Thurs. June 26 – New Orleans, LA
Fri. June 27 – NOLA @ Mudlark
Sat. June 28 - NOLA
Sun. June 29 – Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
Mon. June 30 – Austin, TX
Tues. July 1 – El Paso, TX
Wed. July 2 – Albuquerque, NM
Thurs. July 3 – Tucson, AZ @ Gary's Place
Fri. July 4 – San Diego, CA @ The Che Cafe
Sat. July 5 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate and Sound w/ 
Fugue
Sun. July 6 - KUCI 88.9 FM "Barbara Bush's Bathtime Breakdown"


Then I'm heading ON TOUR with Fugue: 

Sun. July 6th - Las Vegas, NV
Mon. July 7th - Provo, UT @ Muse Music Cafe

Tues. July 8th - Salt Lake City, UT
Wed. July 9th - Rexburg, ID @ Sammy's Sounds
Thurs. July 10th - Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW Post 209
Fri. July 11th - Spokane, WA
Sat. July 12th - Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio
Sun. July 13th - Vancouver, BC (just Fugue)
Mon. July 14th - Seattle / Tacoma, WA
Tues. July 15th - Olympia, WA
Wed. July 16th - Portland, OR @ The Laughing Horse
Thurs. July 17th - Eugene, OR
Fri. July 18th - Arcata, CA @ The Birdhouse
Sat. July 19th - Bay Area, CA
Sun. July 20th - Santa Cruz/Santa Barbara, CA
Mon. July 21st - Los Angeles, CA