WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY 2013
live sets by…
L O O M E R E
DJ sets by…
Coralcola (Make it New)
Erotic FX (Last Rites)
The Winter Solstice Party is booked by John (Ruby Ridge) and Mikey (Coralcola) almost every year at a different venue somewhere in Middlesex County with the intention of properly celebrating and appreciating the longest, darkest night of the year. A good time to get bleak, cold and grim… or to let your lovelight shine and warm yr cockles among friends and like-minded freaks… or just to attempt to ward off your seasonal affective whatevers for a little longer. Previous years have brought out diverse bands, performers and DJs including the Vandelles, D. Gookin, M△S▴C△RA, GL▲SS †33†H, Will Lynch (Resident Advisor), The Cold War, Amadeezy, Damien Paul, Shitaly and more. This year’s event will encompass both rooms at Radio and will be the biggest and baddest installment to date.
Music starts at 8pm and $10 gets you in. There will be an afterparty and that business wll go LATE! Seeya there!
Here are two new covers for you:
yes, we will be opening for the ridiculously prolific masters of avant-neo-psych at harvard square’s super sick new(-ish) venue. also on the bill is orbit service, an intriguing electronic psych project from colorado. be there, be square, stay in the back, trip some sack.
in other news, it was great to play & hang out with PARALLELS on wednesday. here’s hoping we make our way up to toronto soon!
Somehow, for all the time we’ve spent there, Ruby Ridge has never actually played at the Middlesex before. All that changes next week (August 14th) when we play there with Parallels (ex-Crystal Castles, from Toronto), Adam PC and Andrea from the group Bright Light Bright. Don’t forget to bring a towel!
Next show is at Radio again, and this time we’re bringing along Brooklyn’s BEDFELLOWS. Additionally, HOUSE DUETS are coming all the way from JP and righteous homeboy BEN WEISER will be on-hand to kick things off.
That’s Thursday, the 25th at show o’ clock.
Bona Dish - Actress (Rupert Version)
The Subhumans - Human Error
Pharmakon - Pitted
Torn Hawk - Black Rain (Fast Throne Mix)
Stellar Om Source - Elite Excel
High Wolf - Rip X
Immigrants - Kuiper Belt (Ruby Ridge’s Greetings from Eris Version)
Fuck Buttons - Sentients
Clinic - Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10PM (RPT) II
The KVB - Pray to the Light
Colin Stetson - High Above the Grey Green Sea
Thee Majesty - Real Eyes
CRASS - Darling
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Chariots of Pumpkins
Vita Noctis - Serial Killer
Move D - Wanna Do
John Talabot feat. Pional - So Will Be Now
There New Puritans - V (Island Song)
Our next show is on Thursday, June 27th with Light House, a Portland-based dark synth tour de force featuring ex-Rapture keyboardist/programmer Chris Relyea and vocalist Dawn Sharp. This event (at Radio in Somerville) is one of only two east coast performances the group has on tap, so you won’t wanna miss it. The Milling Gowns and Sleep Crimes will be on-hand to kick things off.
Here is the video for Light House’s single “The Walls Want Communion”.
Wednesday, June 5th @ O’Brien’s in Allston, MA: Ruby Ridge w./ HESS IS MORE, Squirty Worm and Mooncusser
That’s right. We’re playing out again. This time the location is O’Brien’s Pub in scenic Allston, MA. We’re performing in the headlining slot with powerful support from electropoppers Hess is More, who are coming all the way from Denmark (via NYC).
Also on the bill is Squirty Worm (featuring members of Ho-Ag and Thunderhole)…
…and Mooncusser (ex-Girlfriends, MMOSS, Earth People Orchestra)!
Soooo this Thursday we’ll be playing the soundtrack release party for the movie Day Of Youth, presented by Allston Pudding over at Great Scott. On the bill with us are Pure Sunray, Gabe Goodman and Peachpit. Word.
Scout Somerville took the time to conduct an interview with the two of us in advance of our show with Black Marble tomorrow. In it, we had the opportunity to be much more explicit about the political aspects of our music than we have in the past, which was a great opportunity to have. Check the link above for more!