February 8th: Marquee Moon is 40 years old today.
Play it loud!
How Television Made ‘Marquee Moon,’ the Best Punk Guitar Album Ever
A Celebration of Television's 40-year-old Masterpiece Marquee Moon
Television – Marquee Moon 40 Years Later
Television Creates an Influential Masterpiece with ‘Marquee Moon’
Structures Capable Of Joy:
40 Years of Marquee Moon
Consequence of Sound:
Television’s Marquee Moon at 40: The Story of a Band, City, and Guitar Rock Masterpiece
Television’s Punk Epic “Marquee Moon,” 40 Years Later
Television will be playing at Burger Records Hangover Fest:
Sunday March 19th at 1pm.
San Antonio, TX
Tom Verlaine album reissues 2016
TOM VERLAINE and (his best, IMHO) DREAMTIME are being reissued on a single CD on October 7th in the UK and November 4th elsewhere.
You can pre-order HERE or HERE.
Television gigs in Europe 2016
29th. Roma Orion
31st. Milano Live
2nd. Paris Philharmonie
5th. Berlin Huxley's
2nd. Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
4th. Lunar Festival, Tanworth in Arden, UK
6th. Bristol Anson Rooms
8th. Glasgow O2
10th. Manchester Academy 2
12th. London Brixton Electric
14th. Bexhill on Sea De La Warre
16th. Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
August 11th. Teatro Oriente, Providencia, Chile
August 13th. Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Review of this gig by Amilcar Amarante:
Went to see Television last saturday here in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... oh boy ! ... so good ...it was one of those magic times ... 100 minutes show, all of Marquee moon except for "See no Evil "plus "I`m Gonna Find You" ,"1880" and "Persia" ...
I was up front, center, it sounded amazing, real clear, much more than the previous one that I saw ...Billy`s hi hat was so well eq'ed it didn't seemed amplified at all... the guitars retained all the details, even the hum of the the single-colis pickups, they were absolutely dry, with no reverb whatsoever, when Jimmy used effects it was almost subliminal j ust a little doubling on the Lloyd solos, and some Echoplex-like mess in "Persia "coupled with an organ-y sound ... he used the Telecaster, which I think it suits this material better, again it was clean, clean... just chimey Vox AC-30's at a moderate volume...he nailed the old songs flawlessly and with conviction ...
Tom went with his Franken-Strat ...he played some bits of "Persia" with a pen on his right hand ,which sounded like some weird african drum or something ...
He plays without any effects, I don`t know how he boosted his solos with some extra DB'S, but he had that power ...
he played fantastic , well constructed solos ,not noodling at all,not a single bum note in the entire concert ... got chills just remembering "Torn Curtain " and "Friction"...
Fred was elegant with his glasses, hat and the lovely little Ampeg bass, which i believe he used in " Marquee moon" ...
overall they were really tight, like on "I`m Gonna Find You" ... they just had such a soulful groove ,all four whacking hard on Billy's snare hits. ..they seemed comfortable and relaxed, and tuned extensively between songs ...
You can see a liked it, but I don't think they can be better than this ... just amazing, powerful and unique ...
4th. BSP Lounge, Uptown Kingston, NY
6th. 9:30 Club, Washington DC
8th. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
10th. Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
16th. Desert Daze Festival, Joshua Tree, CA.
18th. Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ,
21st. The Chapel, San Francisco. CA.
22nd. The Chapel, San Francisco. CA.
23rd. Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA.