Eaux Claires Music Festival

Friends, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be a part of the inaugural, Eaux Claires Music Festival, this July in Eau Claire, WI. Tickets go on sale February 12th at noon CT here. You can get more info about the festival and tickets here.

Eaux Claires Admat Final-2015 copy

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October Spanish Tour

We’re headed to Spain in October!  More details below and here.  Tickets for most of the shows won’t go on sale until September, so we’ll update as we receive them.

22 Oct. – Algeciras – La Gramola
23 Oct. – Madrid – El Sol – Tickets
24 Oct. – Valencia – Wah Wah
25 Oct. – Zaragoza – La Lata de Bombillas
26 Oct. – Beriain – Jazpana Festival
28 Oct. – Manresa – Teatre Kursaal Sala Petita – Tickets
29 Oct. – Castellón – Four Seasons (Sons)
30 Oct. – León – Gran Cafe
31 Oct. – Valladolid – Sala Experimental Teatro Zorrilla

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The Sixty Five Roses Festival

We’re pleased to be a part of The Sixty Five Roses Festival on June 9th in Minneapolis.  The festival includes a fantastic lineup of Minnesota musicians performing on three stages to help raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. In addition to fantastic local music there will be an art show and silent auction showcasing Minnesota artists who have donated their time and artwork. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the event will be donated directly to the Minnesota Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.

Doors at 11:00am
Music at 12:00pm

You can get more information about the festival and the full lineup here and purchase tickets here.

65 roses


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New Album “3” and New Tour Dates

Q: How do you follow-up a four-song 7”?
A: With a two-song full-length.

One song per side, this radio-format-challenged record will come out January 22, 2013 on Chaperone Records.  Side A “Can’t Walk Out” is the crown jewel of recent RGC live shows with it’s repetitive, building, almost free, freakout – so far, probably the most accurate recording of what the band brings to the stage.  Side B “Seven” sees the more sprawling side of the band – haunting, epic, and enhanced throughout by guest guitarist Nels Cline.  These songs were tracked live, playing together in the same room, one take each.

A friend of mine used to play Frank Zappa’s “Uncle Meat” at 16 rpm all the time.  How do you recover from that?

You don’t.

stay warm – Alan Sparhawk

Retribution Gospel Choir will be on the road in February in support of this new release.  Information regarding all tour dates is available here.

December 20 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
February 9 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
*February 12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
February 13 – BAR – New Haven, CT – Free Show
February 14 – DC9 – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
February 15 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
February 16 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets

*co-bill with Nels Cline’s BB&C, Nightlands (War on Drugs’ Dave Hartley) opens

Buy 3 at iTunes here.

Order 3 from Chaperone Records here.

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