6.18.2014

SHOW 88

MOONBATHER / DIAMOND AGE / PEOPLEODEON / NICE UP CREW DJs

DAN's SILVERLEAF / DENTON, TEXAS $7



An (unofficial) celebration of PRIVATE VICTORIES EP - this was not exactly booked as such, but I will be performing the entire EP at this show.  Here is the link to buy the EP (click)

5.06.2014

SHOW UPDATES (84 - 87)



SHOW 87. SUB OSLO  /  PINKISH BLACK  /  DIAMOND AGE
  • June 14, 2014 Lola's  / Ft. Worth
SHOW 86.  SIR NAME & THE JANES / FRAUEN / DIAMOND AGE
  • June 6, 2014 City Tavern / Dallas, TX
SHOW 85.  Charlsie Grace Benefit...            
                    Eyes, Wings and many other things / DIAMOND AGE / Inter Magic
  • May 29 2014  / Club DaDa
SHOW 84.  THE CUSH / DIAMOND AGE  
  • April 24 2014 PATIO SESSIONS  @ AT&T Performing Arts Center

3.26.2014

SHOW 83

FEB 14th
YOUNG PHARAOHS / DIAMOND AGE @ MOHAWK (Inside) Austin, TX

Valentines day too!

1.14.2014

SHOW 81 + 82

2014 BEGINS!

SHOW 82. STICK MEN / DOVE HUNTER / DIAMOND AGE
                   January 17, 2014 Granada Theater  Dallas



SHOW 81. DEF RAIN / DIAMOND AGE / NIGHT GAME CULT
                   January 10, 2014 Dan's Silverleaf  Denton, TX



12.16.2013

OTHER 2013 NEWS

In other 2013 news, I produced the to-be-released early 2014 DEF RAIN album.  Trust me, this is a great album. They're not even paying me to say this!  I put in a ridiculous amount of time mixing and tweaking this album and I "directed" and edited a video which will be part of the next project of completing a video for each song on the album to coincide the release!  CHEERS!

here's the video for "Enemy"

SHOW 80 + end of 2013 message.



Playing at 8PM TONIGHT at CROWN AND HARP as a part of this Greenville Ave. multi-venue benefit extravaganza.


This is the last Diamond Age show of 2013, a year with many triumphs and a few minor disasters.

This year, the double-EP "Broken World" was released as a cassette and download via Pour Le Corps label last March/April.  I really did have high hopes for this release, and although nearly all of the 100 physical copies were sold (or given away),  I am left feeling as if this release never happened.  It became apparent to me this year to what degree money, aside from the age-old "connections", is the driving force in getting your music heard.  For example, a few tracks from BW "debuted" on music blogs, who basically copied and paraphrased text from my bio (somehow managing to jumble all the information about the release and artist history) and slapped a link at the bottom. To my surprise- for a week or two, thousands of people listened to those linked songs... This was nearly the amount of the all-time hits to my own soundcloud page - in a few days!

...and then nothing.

When you get so focused on "what could happen" you forget the scope and quality of your output.  It was humbling to realize I am basically making music for myself and a few friends to hear.

So it goes.  I blame myself for such delusions of grandeur, but I still believe there is at least a few moments of pretty good music on BW- listen here:

http://pourlecorpsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/broken-world


The PR company's work was done, and after a few weeks, the blog links were deleted.  I attempted to contact them to discuss any form of strategy to build upon this and it was basically relayed back to me that that was all that was going to happen...  It was odd to me to have someone "work" for you and so obviously not give a shit at the same time... A PR company is paid to tell someone "hey debut this track, it's great" and sometimes if a blog can't exclusively premiere it, they won't even consider it...  This is the (admittedly maybe not so new) landscape of indie music making.  I looked into paying a different company myself to send BW to college radio stations to get airtime (which I think didn't help correspondence with the prior PR company...)  I found out for around $2K, these people will make this happen. It simply doesn't add up to work in this way.

And that's the story of  "Broken World"...  In the end, I learned some valuable lessons- most noteably make a better record next time!

No more time to dwell on the past endeavors, onward to 2014.



The next release, and EP called "Private Victories" is slated to be completed in the next two weeks and presented as a self-released shortly thereafter.  A proper Pour Le Corps release should followlater in the year if everything goes according to plan.

Thanks for listening this year if you did,

M.







11.20.2013

SHOW 79

(unfortunately, I had to drop off this show...)

10.16.2013

SHOWS 74 - 77

77. DIAMOND AGE / WIREWINGS / PEOPLEODIAN
      10/25/13 CROWN & HARP - DALLAS, TX



76.  RTB2 / GROOMS / DIAMOND AGE
       10/24/13 DOUBLEWIDE - DALLAS, TX
























75.  DAT POLITICS / PEOPLEODIAN / DIAMOND AGE
       10/10/13 RED 7 AUSTIN, TX

74. BAÑOS Y BAÑOS  / VIDEOING / DIAMOND AGE 
       09/14/13 GOOD RECORDS IN-STORE DALLAS, TX


9.06.2013

SHOW 73


DJ MAURIZIO MERLI - LEAVE EARTH MIX


Here's a mix of Jamaican tunes. 

Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth
Johnny & the Sensations - Bewitched
The Pioneers - Bring Him Come
Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy
John Holt - Darling I Need Your Loving
Jackie Mittoo - Peanie Wallie
Delroy Wilson -  Can't Stand It
Boy Friday - Version Girl
Soul Brothers - Ringo
Prince Jazzbo - The Wormer 
Righteous Flames - Solid Foundation
Lone Ranger - Grave Yard Skank
Keith Hudson - Tribal War
The Melodians - Everybody Bawling
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Shakedown Party
Ernest Ranglin - Pop-A-Top
The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
Nana McLean - Till I Kiss You
King Tubby/The Upsetters - French Connection (Chapter 2)  

8.13.2013

SHOW 72


 KXT PAUL SLAVENS' 9YR ANNIVERSARY SHOW 

Thursday, August 15 @ Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton w/ Dark RoomsBlackstone Rangers and Diamond Age


THIS THURSDAY!!! I am honored to be playing PAUL SLAVENS' KXT 9 YR Anniversary show at Dan's Silver Leaf in Denton TX with Blackstone Rangers and Dark Rooms. I will play first at around 10PM. please come to the show, it's red suit Thursday!



Here is a link to a mix I made for the French mixtape blog Voice of Cassandre (http://voixdecassandre.blogspot.com/ ) and basic fm (UK) featuring a few of the many great DFW artists who should be heard (Cutter, Vulgar Fashion, Wire Nest, Night Game Cult, Def Rain, and Pinkish Black). mixed live, mistakes and all- I hope you check it out! I had a lot of fun putting this together and I hope to have one finished soon for bird and whale. 


INNER VOICE OF CASSANDRE MIX <<<< stream it here

Emerald Web - Flight of the Raven

Miss Pat Collins - Turn On

Broadcast - Long Was The Year

Cutter - Death Perception 

Dennis Bovell - Mint Ah Music

Liars - Perfume Tear

Vulgar Fashion -Krystal Lies

Thug - Dickhead 

Night Game Cult - A Good Storm

Harmonia - Veterano

Etienne Jaumet - Satori (Jon Convex Remix)

Factory Floor - Real Love

Teebs - Red Curbs Loop (Stuff I Dream About)

Helado Negro - U Heard

Wire Nest - Ancient Mariner

Diamond Age - Shoreline

Def Rain - Call

John Carpenter - Chase Across the 69th Street Bridge

Pinkish Black - Fall Down

Jurriaan Andriessen - from Hardware / Software

Miss Pat Collins - I am successful

8.01.2013

SHOWS 69 - 71

71.   Diamond Age / Crown Larks / No Voz Void / Frauen





 70.  George Quartz / DiamondAge / DePalma
        July 19 2013




69.  George Quartz / Diamond Age / Pierre Bürger @ the Doublewide
       May 31, 2013 (DALLAS, TX)



      CANCELLED Rocket Arm / Shmu / Diamond Age @ Bryan Street Tavern
      July 12 CANCELLED

   









T-SHIRTS for sale



Light Grey lightweight Anvil t-shirt with deep red/burgundy screenprinted image. Have you ever sat by your grandma's phone waiting for that call? With this shirt, your luck may just turn around! Keep up with the latest in t-shirt style while simultaneously advertising Diamond Age music. Two symbols from the past commemorated in a t shirt that says "I really hope I'll get the call" or something like that. 

(rotary dial phones were phones people used in the old days. rabbits foot keychains were things you bought for good luck when you went to six flags or the boardwalk.)





White Anvil light weight t-shirt w/ black image screen printed by Nevada Hill. Diamond Age logo designed by Nevada Hill. Design concept by Jeff Sims. Limited quantities available. (I will update quantity when second pressing is done.) Special thanks to George Romero for all the childhood anxiety, and please don't sue me! 

When you remove all the zombies, all you have left is the passage of time!
"NIGHT OF THE DAWN OF THE DAY!" 


-it's tomorrow already, put a shirt on! why not this one? The usual reaction people who see you this shirt is "huh?" your best answer should be "exactly"



*note- they are cheaper if you come out and see show!

5.08.2013

UPDATE : SHOWS PLAYED SO FAR IN 2013





This year so far has been a turbulent one...


68.  CHAD VALLEY /  SKI LODGE / DIAMOND AGE @ THREE LINKS
      MAY 6 2013 (DEEP ELLUM, TX)



67. BROKEN WATER / DIAMOND AGE /  DEPTH AND CURRENT @ OPOLIS
      MAY 4 2013 (NORMAN, OK)


66. EYES, WINGS / DIAMOND AGE / WIREWINGS / FRAUEN @ RUBBER GLOVES
      APRIL 13 2013 (DENTON, TX)




65. EYES WINGS / DIAMOND AGE / SINGLE LASH / DEF RAIN @ MACARONI ISLAND
      MARCH 30 2013 (DENTON, TX)


64. DIAMOND AGE / SINGLE LASH / LILY TAYLOR @ CROWN AND HARP
      MARCH 26 2013 (DALLAS, TX)



 flyer by Marjorie Owens


63. REDEFINE SXSW DAYSHOW @ HOUSE OF COMMONS with 12 bands
      MARCH 16 2013 (AUSTIN, TX)
 flyer by Marjorie Owens

62. CROWN AND HARP "INVASION" show with 15 bands.
      MARCH 11 2013 (DALLAS, TX)


 flyer by Marjorie Owens


61. 35DENTON @ HAILEY's w/ SILVER APPLES, MISSIONS, STRANGE TOWERS
      MARCH 10 2013


60. EYES WINGS, MIDNIGHT SOCIETY, DIAMOND AGE, JUVE @ RUBBER GLOVES
      MARCH 1 2013 (DENTON, TX)



59. VIOLITIONIST SESSION
      FEBRUARY 23 2013 watch it here














2.12.2013

BROKEN WORLD RELEASE DATE / PRE-ORDER





RELEASED MARCH 10th 
PRE-ORDER HERE via POUR LE CORPS
PRE-ORDER "BROKEN WORLD" today! ACT NOW, while limited pre-ordering time lasts. Get this 60min. album on a elegantly designed hi-fi cassette tape for $5,
complete with a free mp3 download for the mobile or hightech device of your choice.
 




2.04.2013

1.31.2013

"BROKEN WORLD" COMING SOON

more info soon...

http://www.pourlecorpsrecords.com/


1.12.2013

SHOW #58

FIRST SHOW OF 2013.


DJ MAURIZIO MERLI - GIALLO JELLO MIXTAPE





Here's a mix I initially made for a close friend's birthday. She loves Italian soundtrack music.  This mix contains mostly Italian soundtrack music, and a few other soundtrack tunes that are not Italian.  Some things are from other kitsch/soundtrack comps, most are not.  Here is another sentence about writing about the mix you should be downloading by now and listening to already.

***UPDATE- link was shut down for copyright violation specifically for a Piero Umiliani track from the Lina Wertmuller film "Mimí metallurgico ferito nell'onore " I will try to remedy this soon. Judging by the overwhelming response... Or maybe you should just go buy all these tracks from itunes (if you can find them there) and assemble the mix yourself?

****01/15/13 LINK FIXED!!! DOWNLOAD!

(unzip then double click the .m3u file. playlist will load into itunes)


here's the Tracklist


11.15.2012

SHOW 57

COME EARLY, STAY LATE...
11.18.2012


THE HISTORY OF SHOWS 51 - 56

 photo by A.Cromeens


It's time to update! It's been a while but here's the list, for those keeping score, of the shows in the past few months. Some of these actually had people show up and watch/listen to live music -

6/08/2012
WOUNDED INFIDEL / DEF RAIN / DIAMOND AGE / VULGAR FASHION

7/20/2012
KINGDOM OF SUICIDE LOVERS + VIDEOING + A TIGER NAMED LOVESICK + DIAMOND AGE + RICHARD HENRY

7/21/2012
DIAMOND AGE / DEF RAIN / KYLE CHEATHAM (acoustic set) / DJ FOOLISH 2

8/30/2012
MIND SPIDERS / NERVOUS CURTAINS / DIAMOND AGE

10/23/2012
DIAMOND AGE / BRAINSTORM / TECHNICOLOR HEARTS / GOBLINS

11/10/2012
DALLAS OBSERVER AWARDS SHOWCASE @ LaGrange


Another thing I've been thinking about recently is using the blog more than the facebook.  It seems the facebook for self promotion model is broken.  I post things and  in the bottom corner it reads "34 people reached" and then I noticed a new button that reads "promote this post" - I know that I don't have very many people checking out this music site, but when 1/6 of them see things you post why keep doing it?  So I'm heading back to blog town. Well, that's if there's anything to blog about- maybe 2013 will be the year of the first "real" website for DIAMOND AGE?