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Ex Plex Club - Silverlake, CA, U.S.A. [Live, D.I.Y. Festival]

Doug Gillard

Date: 02/10/2005
Format: Gig
# Songs: 12
Type: Festival
Festival: D.I.Y. Festival
Audio Exists: No
Video Exists: No
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Gig info:

EX-GUIDED BY VOICES GUITARIST DOUG GILLARD TO PLAY FIRST SOLO SHOW IN SUPPORT OF HIS ACCLAIMED DEBUT SOLO LP SALAMANDER, HEADLINING GRAND FINALE SHOWCASE OF THE D.I.Y. FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES FEB. 10 (HE WILL ALSO BE A KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Fresh from Guided By Voices' farewell tour that ended in Chicago December 31, lead guitarist Doug Gillard has put together a hot backing band to play his first solo concert in support of his debut solo album, Salamander, the universally praised first release on new Big Takeover Magazine imprint Pink Frost Records, distributed exclusively by Red Eye. (See appropriate attached new frothing press; Salamander was selected by the editors of Amazon.com for their coveted list of the "Top 10 Alternative Rock LPs of 2004.") The special concert takes place in Los Angeles February 10, headlining the grand finale show of the DIY festival, and the second as part of Austin, TX's SXSW festival. He will be joined for just this occasion by old Cleveland friend, bassist Tony Maimone (ex-Pere Ubu, Bob Mould, They Might Be Giants, Friction, etc.), and fellow GBV drummer Kevin March (ex-Dambuilders) on drums.

The gig, the focal point of the D.I.Y. Festival dedicated to "Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books," will take place Thursday Feb 10th at the Ex Plex club under the Echo nightclub (1822 W Sunset Blvd near Lemoyne in Los Angeles, 90026). It will feature Gillard headlining after the three winners of the DIY Music Festival competition from thousands of entries, Team Tomato of Chesterfield, MO (winners of the DIY Album of the Year award); Fredalba (an L.A. band that's DIY songwriters of the year); and Amilia K. Spicer, DIY song of the year winner (for her "Seamless"). The ticket price at the door will be $12. The venue is 21 and over, and Gillard, Maimone, and March should appear soon after 9 p.m. (The Mountain Goats are playing upstairs the same night, so it sounds like a great place to be)

Along with John Waite, Gillard, who was also formerly of such hallowed 80s/90s Cleveland underground rock n' roll bands as Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde, and Gem, will then deliver a Keynote address for the festival at the famed Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Saturday the 12th at noon. (According to the festival guide, Gillard will tell stories about recording with Ric Ocasek and GBV, discuss some of Bob Pollard's writing habits, and explain the way he himself records in a one-on-one conversation with Bug Music's Mara Schwartz followed by audience questions.


Musicians
VocalsDoug Gillard
GuitarDoug Gillard
Drums and PercussionKevin March
Bass GuitarTony Maimone
Ex Plex Club - Silverlake, CA
1.   Malamute Jute
2.   Present
3.   Valpolicella
4.   Blockout
5.   Symbols, Signs
6.   Going Back (To You)
7.   Drip-Nose Boy
8.   Fate, Say It Again
9.   Wait For You
10.  Give Me Something
11.  Me & The Wind
12.  I Am A Tree