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2 upcoming shows:
AUGUST 6, 2016 - URINALS w/ MIKE WATT at NON PLUS ULTRA
It’s always great to share the evening with Mr. Watt and The Missingmen, especially at this lively and fun venue. Also w/ Side Thing and TBA.
JULY 14, 2016 - 100 FLOWERS at IN THE RED ANNIVERSARY FEST
In honor of the label’s 25th Anniversary, The Echo/Echoplex in L.A. is hosting a three-night festival curated by In The Red. 100 FLOWERS will be playing the first night, Thursday, July 14, along with KID CONGO, CFM, THE GORIES, REVERSE SHARK ATTACK, WOUNDED LION, CHEATER SLICKS, and ZIG ZAGS.
JUNE 10, 2016 - 100 FLOWERS in LA
> Friday, June 10 - Non Plus Ultra, Los Angeles CA. The POST-PUNK edition of URINALS returns to play Silverlake/Hollywood/Koreatown-adjacent, sort of. With FREAK HEAT WAVES (Canada!) and TRAPS PS (LA!) Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/934482783339259/
MAY 2016 - URINALS Midwest Dates
> Wednesday, May 25 - HOWLERS, Pittsburgh, w/ Love Letters & JE Double F.
> Thursday, May 26 - THE HIDEOUT. Chicago, w/ LeTour & Skip Church
> Friday, May 27 - UFO FACTORY, w/ Terrible Twos & Future Punx (NYC)
> Saturday, May 28 - CLEVELAND HORRIBLE festival at Now That’s Class.
APRIL 9, 2016 - 100 FLOWERS in LA
> Saturday, April 9 - Perhspace, Los Angeles CA. It’s an ALL-AGES show with 100 FLOWERS, Media Jeweler, and Traps PS. Once again, this is the post-punk edition of the band (w/ Kjehl.) Not to be confused with the current URINALS lineup - yeah, we know, it’s complicated. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589737054680961/
JAN 15, 2016 - 100 FLOWERS in SF!
> Friday, January 15 -The Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco. 100 FLOWERS, the post-punk edition of the URINALS (including original guitarist Kjehl Johansen,) reform for one night at the Ss Records 15th Anniversary Party. Also w/ Spray Paint, Ponytime, and Screacher.
NOV 2015 Arizona dates
> Friday, November 20 - RIPS BAR, Phoenix, with Man Hands, Soft Shoulder, Heavy Breather.
> Saturday, November 21 - MIA’s LOUNGE, Flagstaff, with Man Hands & Soft Crimes.
> Sunday, November 22 - TOP SECRET VENUE (seriously, we don’t even know where this is, but if you are in the know, you’ll figure it out,) Tucson, with Lenguas Largas. All Ages. More tba, or possibly not, who knows?
FALL 2015 Pacific Northwest dates
> Thursday, October 15 - THE BOREAL Eugene, OR - early, all ages show!
> Friday, October 16 - DANTE’s Portland, with Mean Jeans, Sex Crime, The Bugs.
> Saturday, October 17 —FUNHOUSE LOUNGE, Seattle, with Universe People, Deep Creep, Damn!
AUGUST 2015 shows
> Saturday, August 8th - SPACE Gallery Pomona - FREE, ALL-AGES show starting at 7:30pm.
> Thursday, August 27th - Boo Boo Records, San Luis Obispo. A FREE in-store performance - 5pm.
> Friday, August 28th — The Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, with Violent Change and Smiles.
SPRING 2015 Shows
> Friday, May 1, 2015 - Cafe NELA, Los Angeles - our once-a-decade or so record release party (for NEXT YEAR AT MARIENBAD) will feature San Francisco’s COLD BEAT (with ex-Grass Widow Hannah Lew) and the always-inspiring SHARK TOYS. Also: PRIZES! SPECIAL GUESTS! $10 21+
Rick Moody on ACK ACK ACK ACK
Author Rick Moody makes the case that we’re responsible for the greatest song ever written (and makes it all somehow plausible.) Also, an interview with Rob Roberge on being a Urinal. Read it HERE.
New URINALS album now available
Our long-in-production record, NEXT YEAR AT MARIENBAD, is now available on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Order it HERE including the limited edition blue vinyl version.
100 FLOWERS album now available via Download
For the very first time, the 100 FLOWERS album is available as a digital download, currently via CD BABY. Within the next two weeks, expect to also find it through iTunes, Google Music, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Spotify, and other digital distributors.
> Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 - INSTANTS CHAVIRES (Montreuil, France) - our first visit to Europe, and one of two shows on the continent!
> Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 - HARBINGER SOUNDCLASH v2, at DE KREUN in KORTRIJK, BELGIUM
NEW ALBUM WRAPPED...
…and soon it will DROP! We're currently in the graphic layout stage of the saga. I've learned not to make promises, but we're heading into the final turn here. More soon...
URINALS to PHOENIX
We'll be playing at the Double Nickels Collective on Saturday, February 22, 2014, along with FAR CORNERS, MAN HANDS, BUTTON STRUGGLER, and MR. ATOMM'S BOMBS. Details here!
December 2013 shows: 100 FLOWERS farewell & RADWASTE reDebut -
100 FLOWERS is going back to its day-job soon, but catch us at PART TIME PUNKS at THE ECHO on Sunday, 12/8. This is the last foreseeable show w/ Kjehl before the URINALS kicks back into gear in 2014.
Meanwhile, Kevin and John join the reformed RADWASTE (with ALL original members) at THE REDWOOD in downtown LA on 12/6/13 (it's a busy weekend!) See the new RADWASTE Facebook page for details. NOTE: RADWASTE was unable to perform.
100 FLOWERS to NoCal -
The 100 FLOWERS flavor of THE URINALS (i.e. with founding member Kjehl Johansen) is off to Northern California in November: On Sat, Nov. 2, 2013, we'll be at Oakland's UPTOWN NIGHTCLUB with THE AVENGERS and WILD ASSUMPTIONS. Details here!
On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, we debut in Davis, at the Third Space Art Collective, with BAD DADDIES and DAD PUNCH. Find the info here!
100 FLOWERS at Cafe NELA, Saturday 10/19/13
This Saturday at Cafe NELA near Glassell Park, we'll be celebrating Sylvia Juncosa's birthday with John Wahl, The Last, and the b'day girl herself. Details!
100 FLOWERS in the LBC
100 FLOWERS will play Long Beach on 10/3/13 with the lovely and talented SHARK TOYS, CUNTZ (from Melbourne!,) and our old friends from the Smellscene, LE FACE! Expect mayhem from the kids, and respectably angular pre/post/punkrock from the oldsters. The Prospector, 2400 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804! Music at 10pm, 21+, $5 cover.
100 FLOWERS/URINALS to play STRANDED in Oakland on 9/14/13
The "legacy" Urinals (original lineup, with Kjehl) will be playing a set of 100 Flowers & early Urinals tunes at Stranded Records' One Year Anniversary soiree on Saturday 9/14/13. Info HERE.
NEGATIVE CAPABILITY - now on vinyl!
7/30/13 - IN THE RED has just released a 2-disc set of the classic early URINALS anthology NEGATIVE CAPABILITY…CHECK IT OUT! We have copies of the limited edition red vinyl package, available for sale HERE.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - NEGATIVE CAPABILITY Record Release Party, with URINALS and 100 FLOWERS. Both interpretations of the same band will be performing together (a first!,) covering 3 1/2 decades of minimalist, lo-fi, pop-psych, white-boy funky punk rock. Founding member Kjehl Johansen returns to the URINVERSE to handle guitar chores for 100F, with latter-day guit-god Rob Roberge taking over for the URINALS set. You'll hear songs unperformed live for literally decades - it'll be a special night to celebrate the 2-lp vinyl edition of the classic URINALS compilation NEGATIVE CAPABILITY…CHECK IT OUT! due on IN THE RED Records. Also w/ SHARK TOYS and MC/comedian Tania Estrada. Join us at the BLUE STAR CAFE in downtown LA.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - VIVA POMONA, with 100 FLOWERS. This post-punk version of the URINALS will be playing selected shows for a limited time (through the end of 2013) to promote the release of the 100F catalog on vinyl and CD by SUPERIOR VIADUCT. Last year's VP was a blast, btw. Come on out and see an impressive lineup of the up-and-coming (and us too!)
100 FLOWERS reform
3/7/13 100 Flowers, the post-punk era incarnation of the Urinals, will be playing a limited series of shows in the second half of 2013. This is a temporary reunion, featuring guitarist Kjehl Johansen, to promote the release of the 100F catalog on Superior Viaduct. More info here.
100 FLOWERS on vinyl
3/7/13 - 2013 will be a busy reissue year for us, with a variety of early recordings being rereleased to vinyl. First up: on March 19th, Superior Viaduct will issue the original 16-track "100 Flowers" LP in the 12" format. You can preorder it HERE.
MIKE ATTA BENEFIT
7/15/12 - Last night, Bastille Day, we played the VIVA MUSIC FESTIVAL at The Glass House in Pomona, Ca. It was a strong lineup: So Many Wizards, The Babies (no, not that one,) Grass Widow, La Sera, and the Tijuana Panthers. We were thrilled to have had Grass Widow join us on "Black Hole." Their harmonies really took the tune to the next level. Kudos to promoter Rene, who put the evening together.
BACK FROM SLED ISLAND
06/25/12 - We've just returned from Calgary's SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL, where we had our Canadian debut. It only took us 35 years! Weird that we played China before Canada, but now we're on a roll -- next up: Chechnya, Cambodia, the Czech Republic, Cuba, and The Congo.
06/17/12 We keep promising this record -- and it keeps stubburnly refusing to complete! Recorded at Greenhouse Music Studios and recorded by Mike Martt (Thelonious Monster, Tex and the Horseheads,) the new album is currently being mixed by ace engineer Andre Knecht (Human Hands, Urinals) for eventual release. It's taken a long time, but we're hoping that slow and steady does indeed still win the race. No set date as yet, but keep your ears open.