Grass Widow is a great band and they have a new album coming out which we’re all pretty excited about. also all three members are subscribers to Mothers News, and all (independently) found the batman, in our regular “find the batman” contest. kind of hard to see, but Hannah (bass) is wearing her Mothers News batman pin (what you get when you find the batman) in this promo video for the new record:
if you want one of these pins, the only way to do it is to get a CURRENT issue of Mothers News, and FIND THE BATMAN hidden somewhere among the ads. then send us a postcard detailing his whereabouts. this, our most coveted item of merchandise, cannot be bought! only gained by endeavor. in the words of Josephine Mendes, GOOD LUCK!
oh, and if you don’t live near a Mothers News distribution point, you can always be like the band and SUBSCRIBE!! very cheap, with many nice bonus items!
yoooooooo tomorrow night (friday may 4th) at 9pm we’re having a Mothers News release party / show here in Providence for Mothers News. this will be at as220, on empire st..
bands will play, including:
- WRECK ROOM
- MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
- maaaaaybe 1 more?
we’re asking for $3 or more at the door to help support THE PAPER OF RECORD. come on by, drink a beer or soda or something, hang out, listen to some music, pick up the new issue.
about the bands-
STYK is a GLAM BAND featuring members of Terribles, Secret Lovers, and Harry And The Potters. eye makeup, lacey cuffed shirts, sax solos, fuck. pretty psyched on this band. http://www.styk.me
MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED – lots of people are walking the dance/noise line nowadays, but the OG, who nobody does it like, is Providence’s own MMOT. real head bop! also runs a successful dog walking business. here’s a cool video of dude in a cave ya:
WRECK ROOM – johnny and hall. great feeling when two excellent buddies have a band that rules.
again, this is on FRIDAY THE 4TH, which is either tomorrow or today, depending on when you read this (or it already happened), at 9pm, at as220, for $3 or more. nice nite come on by. PROVVVVVVVVVVIDENCE. say hi.
Ayooooo last chance to get a complete set of Mothers News Year 2!
Mothers News is the award-winning newspaper featuring exclusive comics by CF, Brian Chippendale, Chuck Forsman, Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, and more! we have only a few complete sets (of 12 issues) remaining of Mothers News Year 2, so if you are not already subscribed, and want to “Go Pokemon” on these, you’ll really have to act now!!!! a mere $20 will get you 11 back issues plus the heretofore unwritten May issue that will round out our year. Every issue is at least 8 pages, features 2 big pages of comics, a poster-appropriate centerspread, and LOTS of great writing that will change your life probably, all printed out PROFESSIONALLY on newsprint in the time-honored format!
“one of my favorite rags ever” – Frank Santoro
mention code MYWAR on the order form and you will also get a free 11×17 panel of Nancy wallpaper (offset printed in purple by Mothers News editor Jacob Berendes), plus a Mothers News promo poster (hand colored in crayon by an intern), and whatever other fun trash we have lying around!
like i said we only have a few complete sets available and they’ll go fast so ACT NOW! $20 postpaid DON’T SLEEP! click the button above or on the Mothers News subscription page. subscriptions for next year (July 2012 – July 2013) will go on sale in May.
thanks to Tom we now have a nice spreadsheet of all past Mothers News advertisers. over the past 2 years there have been 208 unique advertisers, most of whom took out multiple months of ads. plenty of businesses, bands, websites, artists, restuarants, bars, “i don’t know what this is”es, and naturally, whatevers. thanks everyone!!! this pic is the tail end of that list, sorted alphabetically by business type. i like yoga alright, but it’s kind of disappointing that yoga has a 1 point lead over witches… of course you have to bear in mind that this is “type of business”, not a demographic breakdown- there were plenty of witch-owned and -operated businesses that advertised in Mothers News, but only 2 of them catered specifically to witches… still… LET’S GO, WITCHES!!!!
it’s that time of the month gang, let’s get those ads in for the next issue of Mothers News, “The Only Newspaper On Earth”…
ads start at just $10. and if you prepay for 3 months, we give you a 4th month at no additional cost. go to “advertise.html” by clicking on this large bell:
or by clicking on this sick TCB patch designed by Elvis Aaron Presley:
ARE YOU READY TO TCB? then take the TCB oath:
More self-respect, more respect for fellow man.
Respect for fellow students and instructors.
Respect for all styles and techniques.
Body conditioning, mental conditioning, meditation for calming and stilling of the mind and body.
Sharpen your skills, increase mental awareness, for all those that might choose a new outlook and personal philosophy.
Freedom from constipation.
All techniques into one.
Elvis Presley 8th
Applying all techniques into one.
then: download TCB.mid to your telephone and set it as your ringtone.
“A monthly treat, its understated New England charm belies the paper’s towering ambition: nothing less that to produce a vital and consistently readable newspaper that pays for itself every single month in an era when we are told the newspaper is dead. Jake’s seemingly ad-libbed observations on the months of the year and various quotidian facets of life resonate with surprising profundity, sometimes sticking in my head all month. Always warm and hilarious, but never below the belt, Mother’s News, like all great newspapers, builds community.”
in other news, the wikipedia page is getting deleted, for understandable reasons (lack of secondary sources). that’s ok though because we really are (as erick says) lifelong members of the underground criminal scumbag community! here’s what i’m like:
the new issue of Mothers News is 12 big pages, a 50% increase from last month.
we had a release party for the pape last night, at flan y ajo, the tapas place in downtown providence. what can i say, it ruled! lots of people, delicious food… looks like this is going to be a regular thing so plan on coming out next month!
ANGELS IN AMERICA / MARK LORD tourdates:
CF has an ongoing monthly comic strip called “Monorail High”, available ONLY in Mothers News THE PAPER OF RECORD.
pick up more CF wares (including back issues of Paper Rodeo) at Chipsylvania.
MARK LORD DOES NOT REST ON A SUNDAY!
“The Backbone Of Night” is available online at Chipsylvania
Jeff’s been making zines for years, and each new one is amazing! uh, this is no exception, in that it is exceptional. Jeff’s zines are so good because they seem like “art books” but there are enough “zine cues” to underline that this is not some pretentious mark that someone is trying to make upon the Earth, it’s just the next thing from Jeff. Oh, and we also have I think 1 more copy of Jazz Tobacco, which is mega good.
Jeff is AKA Noise Nomads. here’s video of a 2009 performance (shot by ZEBU):
and here’s a song that one of his fans wrote about him:
play both videos at the same time?
Blog is here.
Brian Chippendale has a new comic strip, “A Trophy Life” (or “Atrophy Life”?) that will be published exclusively in Mothers News starting in the July issue.
here’s a video of Brian playing drums in his band Lightning Bolt in 2009:
also joining us in July is fellow Paper Rodeo alum Mike Taylor, whose strip is tentatively titled “Mike T’s Far Side”
here’s a video of Mike from… 1994?
Mothers News is a newspaper, not a website. subscriptions are $20 and include 12 issues (1 a month) from June 2011 to June 2012. subscribe online at mothersnews.net. also, get your shout outs in for the next issue, $3 for 100 characters.