Hello all. It was truly a great Rock Season, capped off by this evidence-NYC Taper’s fine capture of our show in Philly at the Trocadero with our pals Yo La Tengo.
It all started with an amazing time at the first Outskirts Festival in Louisville in October, continued with trying to have Letha Rodman Melchior hear us all sending love and sound to her in the other/after place as we mourned her departure and celebrated her time here with us at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, and ended with two incredible shows with our fellow 30th anniversary celebrators Yo La Tengo here at Town Hall (where Margaret Sanger got chased around the stage by the morality wing of the NYC police in 1921, and of course, the site of a gazillion remarkable musical events over the years) and at the Trocadero in Philly (first known as the Arch Street Opera House in 1870, then, eventually, by the early-1940’s, as the Troc Theatre – a burlesque house.)
Thanks go out to our fantastic guests-Sue Garner on vocals and percussion at both Town Hall and the Troc, and Third Degree Burns Steven Levi and Cheryl Kingan (of the Scene Is Now) on horns for the Town Hall show (serving up some Punk Rock Memphis goodness)!
Onward with a season of recording at Chessie Studios-and there are 4 clues to the next Antietam album for Carrot Top Records nestled in this live tape and elsewhere….
http://www.nyctaper.com/2014/12/antietam-december-6-2014-trocadero-philly-flacmp3streaming/ Antietam @ the Trocadero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmAo8NM5Rk&feature=youtu.be Antietam @ Outskirts performing the Endtables “Slow” with Tari O’Bannon, Steve Rigot, and, the amazing Wink O’Bannon (film: Chuck Baxter)
http://instagram.com/p/vM_mwxRnPf/ Antietam at Letha’s memorial (photo: Vicky Wheeler)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHDkBA5Y35E Antietam Grande (with Sue Garner, Steven Levi and Cheryl Kingan @ Town Hall performing “Birdwatching” and “Sunshine” (film: Brian Musikoff)