Monday, December 19, 2011

issue 4 of the stowaways out now

send $2 to

the stowaways
5082 wendover road
yorba linda, ca 92886

has a pretty awesome joyce manor interview as well as a bunch of record reviews and a handful of show reviews.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

roman candles show

i'm playing a show today at the echo with koji and white wives. i got added last minute, but i'm really excited to play. fyf is putting the show on. it starts at 5, i go on at six. hope to see you there. :D

Monday, November 28, 2011

terminal boredom reviews roman candles 7"

terminal boredom finally got around to updating their reviews. here's what they said about the romcan 7". or read it HERE.

Roman Candles "Whatever Happened to VBK" 7"
Roman Candles jump from the Termbo Demo//Zone pages with an actual vinyl release, extending a giant middle finger to me in the process. Well done gentlemen. I mean, well done in that you released an actual record and all, even if it is not real good. Two songs of painfully goofy and "playful" pop that owes a debt to Camper Van Beethoven in the worst possible ways. What the Zodiac Killer referencing sleeve has to do with this is beyond my understanding.(RK)
(Young Foole Records //

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MRR reviews the stowaways issue #1

Maximum Rocknroll #343-DEC-2011
reviewed the stowaways issue number one. pick up a copy.

8.5 x 11 - copied - 9 pgs
First issue of a zine that will hopefully get better with future issues. The show reviews are lengthy, but the writing style is bland and fails to capture the author's excitement. His below-average tour diary manages to make the experience sound more mundane than it probably was, and the interview with a member of the The Henry Clay People, which uses zero line breaks and is therefore irritating to read. The record reviews are surprisingly good and capture the feeling of each release, but it's too little too late. The layout is basically too-dark pictures and large blocks of text thrown onto a black background at a copy shop, and while I'm still glad this wasn't done on a computer, it leaves a lot to be desired. (DG) Dan Goetz
c/o Christopher Gordon/5082 Wendover Road/Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Thursday, November 17, 2011

issue 3 of the stowaways out now

send $2 to
the stowaways
5082 wendover road
yorba linda, ca 92886

has a summer vacation interview
has a loughton interview
and a bunch of show reviews and record reviews


Monday, November 14, 2011

roman candles upcoming shows:

we've got some upcoming shows that i'm really exited about. the first one is going to be at the nomad gallery 25 with lemuria, dangers and joyce manor.

1993 Blake ave
Los Angeles, ca 90039
9 PM all ages $7

and the second one is at the che cafe december 10 with the taxpayers joyce manor watercolor paintings and more.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Loughton live @ Back to Basics III 07.16.11

*Now Available at Burger Records
645 S. STATE COLLEGE BLVD. #A, FULLERTON CA (714) 336-0561

*Now Available at Radiation Records
1501 N Raymond Ave, Anaheim, CA. Tel: 714-400-0019

Aztec records alongside This Side That side put out a tape limited to 50 copies of Loughton's set at Back to Basics III. It was recorded by accident by monica fautch 7.16.11. you can buy one now by sending $2 of well concealed cash to

Aztec Records
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or buy online HERE

Sunday, October 30, 2011

the stowaways zine

issue one is almost gone. there are less than 10 copies left. it's got an interview with joey from the henry clay people as well as a tour journal with justin from tiny lungs. also has a bunch of show reviews and record reviews. if you'd like one send $1 to :

the stowaways
5082 wendover road
yorba linda, ca 92886
the second issue is out now too. it's got an interview with sean from thee makeout party! / burger records as well as a bunch of show reviews and record reviews. send $1 of well concealed cash to the address above if youre interested.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a change is coming

in an attempt to get of the internet i am starting a fanzine with riley. when i started this blog, it was because i was living in berkeley, i couldn't do roman candles full time, and i needed a creative outlet. i would like to think that my writing has somewhat improved over the last year and a half of this blogs existence. therefore, i think that the stowaways zine will be a lot better.

initially i was just going to delete it, but then this kid josh schwartz sent me an email saying he read my blog, and asked if i would review his album. it made me reconsider deleting this thing. so from now on, it will most likely just exist to update friends on things i'm doing. but you should click the link and check out his second album wolf's lion. it's folky and good.

there have been about 10,000 page views in the year and a half this has been up. the most popular post was the book review of society verse by ross farrar. the second most popular was a show review of ceremony at gilman. so it's mostly just hardcore kids who look at this i guess?

we are only going to do a pressing of 100 copies for the first issue which will be out at the end of august. if you would like us to review your 7", cassette tape, cd or record feel free to mail to the address below. and if you would like a copy of the zine please send $2 of well concealed cash to:

the stowaways
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

thanks for your support -christopher

p.s. i made a bigcartel for roman candles:
buy tapes/records for cheap if that interests you

Monday, July 25, 2011

roman candles summer tour day 5: 7.24.11

woke up a few miles from the hoover dam. so we made the stop. then we went to in and out in vegas. then parked at excaliber. walked to fat tuesdays. drank. snuck into the excaliber pool. hung out until 5 pm. sat in bumper to bumper forever. got home at 2 am. unpacked at 2:30 am. asleep at 4 am. not really a tour day, but a last hurrah. overall: a lot of fun.

roman candles summer tour day 4: 7.23.11

woke up and drove all day to salt lake city, utah. the place was definitely the most beautiful stop on tour. we took the 80 west and drove through wyoming, which was cool. when we got to slc, we only had like twenty minutes before we had to be at the show, so we went to temple square and found space jesus. we played in midvale, ut at the underground that night with tk vanderbuilt, spobo and the sing-a-longs, and the fission breakers. drove through the night to nevada, and slept at this kid ross's house.

in colorado, or wyoming? not sure


the one and only

tk vanderbuilt
spobo and the sing-a-longs
the fission breakers: TERRITORY WARFARE

roman candles summer tour day 3: 7.22.11

woke up early. ate our continental breakfast. stopped at this place called treasure falls. drove to denver. went to casa bonita - the most exciting restaurant in the world. went to boulder, which was probably my favorite place of the tour. played at the astroland with a sense of porpoise, which was this really good folk/punk band, the manxx, and redvsblack. stayed at andrew's apartment, and had an awesome time. definitely the best show of tour.

treasure falls: legend "As the story goes... in the late 1700's, an expedition of 300 Frenchmen secretly entered the San Juan Mountains in search of gold in what was then Spanish Territory. Over a period of years, they faced disease, brutal winters, and battles with Ute Indians. Of the 300 Frenchmen, only two returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. They told an intriguing tail about how the leaders of the expedition had cached a fortune of gold near Treasure Mountain. Many have looked for the gold but have failed to locate the cache. Most of the clues have been destroyed or lost, and the lost French gold remains the Legend of Treasure Mountain."

the clouds look cool

casa bonita, ya it's real

cliff divers

black bart's cave

a sense of porpoise
the manxx