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Los Angeles-based desert rock trio Totimoshi has revamped its lineup and will break in the new blood this week at a special hometown show.
Following latest LP, "Avenger" -- released in 2011 via At A Loss Recordings -- Totimoshi has been on somewhat of a live hiatus for the past year or so due to the partial departure of drummer Chris Fugitt. While Chris remains in the band’s official lineup, he now lives halfway across the country, so the band’s founding members -- bassist Meg Castellanos and vocalist/guitarist Tony Aguilar -- have recruited additional drummer Derrick Hostetter in the interim.
Having played and toured in Illinois punk bands in the 90’s, and having formed and played in various electronic bands in the Peoria area, Hostetter relocated to the West Coast, recording three albums with San Francisco-based band Cast Of Thousands, two records with The Bruises and Seeking Empire, as well as LA-based hardcore act Bough Breaks.
Totimoshi will perform live with Derrick for the first time this Thursday, March 14th at a hometown headlining show at the Silverlake Lounge, with support from Gaytheist, Stripper Pussy, and Dolphins n Shit.
3/14/2013 Silverlake Lounge - Los Angeles, CA w/ Gaytheist, Stripper Pussy, Dolphins n Shit
California desert death rock trio, Totimoshi, will hit the road again later this month for a short run of West Coast shows. The tour will commence on April 12th in Bellingham, Washington, then hit Centralia, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Long Beach, and San Diego. Totimoshi will be joined by Black Elk on select dates.
The band will be touring in support of the "Avenger" full-length (reviewed here), released last year via At A Loss Recordings. Offering up the group's signature brand of heavy eclectic rock, "Avenger" was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Dale Crover (Altamont, The Melvins, Shrinebuilder), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder).
4/12/2012 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
4/13/2012 Hub Bar & Grille - Centralia, WA
4/14/2012 The Comet - Seattle, WA
4/16/2012 East End - Portland, OR
4/19/2012 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA w/ Black Elk
4/20/2012 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA w/ Black Elk
4/21/2012 Side Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Black Elk
The Obelisk is hosting an exclusive premiere of Totimoshi's "Waning Divine," the final track off the California trio's soon-to-be-released new full-length, "Avenger." A tune about growing old, "Waning Divine" features Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder).
Check out the song by heading over to The Obelisk at this location.
"Avenger" is set for release on August 16th, 2011 via At A Loss Recordings. The record was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Hinds and Kelly as well as Dale Crover.
In conjunction with the release, Totimoshi will kick off a near-month long U.S. tour this August. Confirmed dates (with more to be added) are below:
8/04/2011 Chaser's - Scottsdale, AZ w/ Greenhaven
8/05/2011 The Due Return - Santa Fe, NM
8/06/2011 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO w/ Ume, Self Service
8/07/2011 Duffy’s - Lincoln, NE
8/08/2011 Off Minor - Dubuque, IA
8/09/2011 Garibalid’s - Milwaukee, WI w/ Sleestak, Like Like The Death Deaths
8/10/2011 The Frequency - Madison, WI
8/11/2011 Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/12/2011 Mac’s Bar - Lansing, MI
8/13/2011 Stone Tavern - Kent, OH w/ Rebreather, The Unclean
8/14/2011 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
8/15/2011 TBA - Montreal, QC
8/16/2011 Daniel St. - Milford, CT
8/17/2011 O’Brien’s - Cambridge, MA
8/19/2011 TBA - Providence, RI
8/20/2011 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
8/21/2011 Golden West - Baltimore, MD
8/22/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/26/2011 Milestone - Charlotte, NC w / Music Hates You
8/27/2011 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Zoroaster
8/28/2011 Hi Tone Café - Memphis, TN
8/29/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
8/30/2011 The Mink - Houston, TX
8/31/2011 Scoot Inn - Austin, TX w/ Vaz, Pygmie Shrews
9/01/2011 Korova Basement - San Antonio, TX
9/03/2011 Vaudeville - Tucson, AZ
Mastodon have announced that Totimoshi will be supporting them on their upcoming European tour in February. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/5 2010 Fri-son Fribourg
2/6 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam
2/8 2010 Gruenspan Hamburg
2/9 2010 Columbia Club Berlin
2/10 2010 Batschcapp Frankfurt
2/12 2010 Arena Vienna
2/13 2010 Backstage Munich
2/14 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne
2/16 2010 Wulfrun Wolverhampton
2/17 2010 Academy Bristol
2/19 2010 Barrowland Glasgow
2/20 2010 Academy Manchester
2/21 2010 Academy Newcastle
2/23 2010 Rock City Nottingham
2/24 2010 Roundhouse London
Totimoshi releases their new album, "Milagrosa," tomorrow (July 8) but in the meantime, bass player Meg Castellanos has directed the band's first video from the album. "Gnat" focuses on a bug that bites, men who fight, and a classic Buick that tunnels its way under and around the gritty streets of the band's stomping grounds (The East Bay of San Francisco). Featured in the video is a live performance from Totimoshi and a guest appearance by Oxbow's Eugene Robinson.
Totimoshi, the Bay Area co-ed trio, whose most recent album earned widespread accolades, is set to release "Milagrosa" on July 8th via Volcom Entertainment with a national tour kicking off on August 5th.
The 11-song album was produced by Helmet guitar player Page Hamilton and recorded by Toshi Kasai (Big Business, Melvins). The first single from the new album, "Sound The Horn," can be previewed on the band's MySpace page.
The tour with Nebula is preceded by a hometown record release show on July 8 at 12 Galaxies where Totimoshi will be joined by friends, Big Business.
Here's the complete listing of Totimoshi's upcoming tour dates: More...
Totimoshi have been busy finishing up the last of the writing of their upcoming album, "Milagrosa," that they will begin pre-production on in Los Angeles mid-January. Following pre-production, it’s back to the Bay Area to Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA where the band will begin recording "Milagrosa" with Page Hamilton, who will be handling production duties again. Also on board is Toshi Kasai (Melvins/Tool), who will engineer and mix the album.
Some song titles from "Milagrosa" so far include:
Fall and Bound
Forever in Bone (Los Dos)
"Milagrosa" is set for a late Spring release, with an exact date forthcoming.
TOTIMOSHi are back on the road throughout May 2007, touring as support for RTX, the new band from Jennifer Herrema of ROYAL TRUX. The tour consists of 26 dates across the country, and TOTIMOSHI will follow that up with appearances at two skateboard demos and a homecoming show the week following the end of the tour. Totimoshi's tour dates are as follows:
Tue 1-May Denver, CO Larimer Lounge w/RTX
Wed 2-May Lincoln, NE Duffy's Tavern w/RTX
Thu 3-May Kansas City, MO Recordbar w/RTX
Fri 4-May Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon w/RTX
Sat 5-May Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry w/RTX
Mon 7-May Chicago, IL Empty Bottle w/RTX
Tue 8-May Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant's w/RTX
Wed 9-May Lansing, MI Mac's Bar w/RTX
Thu 10-May Detroit, MI Small's w/RTX
Fri 11-May Columbus, OH Ravari Room w/RTX
Sat 12-May Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub w/RTX
Sun 13-May Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street w/RTX
Tue 15-May New York, NY Gramercy Theatre w/RTX
Wed 16-May Providence, RI AS220 w/RTX
Fri 18-May Boston, MA O'Brien's Pub w/RTX
Sat 19-May Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge w/RTX
Sun 20-May Baltimore, MD Ottobar w/RTX
Tue 22-May Richmond, VA Wonderland w/RTX
Wed 23-May Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/RTX
Thu 24-May Mt. Pleasant, SC Village Tavern w/RTX
Fri 25-May Athens, GA 40 Watt w/RTX
Sat 26-May Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits w/RTX
Sun 27-May Orlando, FL The Social w/RTX
Tue 29-May Atlanta, GA The Earl w/RTX
Thu 31-May Houston, TX Red Room @ Meridian w/RTX
Fri 1-Jun Austin, TX Emo's w/RTX
Sat 2-Jun Seattle, WA Zumiez Couch Tour Skate Demo
Sun 3-Jun Portland, OR Zumiez Couch Tour Skate Demo
Sat 9-Jun Oakland, CA The Uptown
Portland's crushers BLACK ELK will be hitting the road in March on their way to SXSW in Austin, Texas; the ELK will be touring with Bay Area black metallers LUDICRA (Alternative Tentacles) and epic prog/sludge ensemble GIANT SQUID (The End) on the way to Austin, and will be doing a string of dates with TOTIMOSHI on the way back up to Portland. Tour dates will be announced soon.
Here are a few already planned Black Elk gigs:
Feb 16 2007 Berbati's Pan 20 Year Anniversary @ Berbati's Pan Portland, OR
Mar 2 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR with Fu Manchu, Valient Thorr, Seemless
Mar 3 2007 Chiribins Bellingham, WA with Bloodhag
San Francisco's Totimoshi has signed a deal with Volcom Entertainment for the re-release of their 2006 album, Ladron. The re-release is due out in March 2007 and the band will be playing a series of dates with Helmet this winter to support it. Here are the tour dates:
1/7 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
1/9 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
1/16 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
1/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
1/20 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
1/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
2/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Solid PR will be holding a CMJ showcase at the Knitting Factory in New York City on Thursday, November 2nd. Here's the line-up:
8-8:45 Ad Astra Per Aspera
10:30-11:15 special mystery guest on Jade Tree Records
11:45-12:15 An Albatross
1-2:30am (or later) Blue Cheer
San Francisco-based punk/metal trio Totimoshi have announced plans to release their new full length, Ladron on October 24th, 2006 via Crucial Blast Records. The band has earned comparisons to the Melvins, Oxbow, the Meat Puppets and early Sub Pop proto-grunge acts. The band will be supporting the record on a Fall/Winter tour, which will include dates with The Bronx, Mastodon, Oxbow and Genghin Tron.
The currently confirmed tour dates follow:
August 18, 2006 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club w/ Year Long Disaster + Gracyon
August 19, 2006 Sacramento, CA @ Fool's Foundation
September 2, 2006 Oakland, CA @ Uptown w/ Flametal + Madras
September 8, 2006 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club w/ Genghis Tron + Oxbow
September 14, 2006 Hollywood, CA @ Safari Sam's w/ Suplecs + Sasquach
September 15, 2006 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar w/ Suplecs
September 16, 2006 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Suplecs
September 17, 2006 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
October 3, 2006 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom w/ Mastodon + the Bronx
October 4, 2006 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Mastodon + the Bronx
October 5, 2006 Houston, TX @ Meridian w/ Mastodon + Bronx
October 7, 2006 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Mastodon + the Bronx
October 13, 2006 Denver, CO @ 15th Street Tavern w/ Year Long Disaster
October 14, 2006 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot w/ Year Long Disaster
October 15, 2006 Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern w/ Year Long Disaster
October 19, 2006 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Year Long Disaster, Suplecs
October 20, 2006 San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary (Doom to Fall Fest)
October 21, 2006 Houston, TX @ Meridian w/ Year Long Disaster, Suplecs
October 22, 2006 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's w/ Year Long Disaster, Suplecs
October 23, 2006 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe w/ Year Long Disaster
October 24, 2006 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Port Cape w/ Year Long Disaster
October 25, 2006 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree w/ Year Long Disaster
October 26, 2006 Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar w/ Year Long Disaster
October 27, 2006 Chapel Hill, NC @ Wetlands w/ Year Long Disaster + Throttlerod
October 28, 2006 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Year Long Disaster, Throttlerod
October 29, 2006 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone w/ Year Long Disaster, Throttlerod
October 30, 2006 Charleston, WV @ Empty Glass Cafe w/ Year Long Disaster, Throttlerod
October 31, 2006 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland w/ Year Long Disaster, Throttlerod
November 1, 2006 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club w/ Year Long Disaster
November 2, 2006 New York City, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Blue Cheer (CMJ)
November 3, 2006 West Chester, PA @ Rex's
November 4, 2006 Allston, MA @ O'Brien's w/ Year Long Disaster
November 5, 2006 Reading, PA @ the Silo w/ Year Long Disaster
November 7, 2006 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Year Long Disaster
November 8, 2006 Lansing, MI @ Mac's w/ Year Long Disaster
November 9, 2006 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Green Milk from the Planet Orange, YLD, the Mall
December 10, 2006 London, UK @ Club Monsta Gonga
Totimoshi have posted live video footage of "Vader", recorded live on tour with Helmet in 2004 as part of the Budweiser True Music Series that appeared on HDTV, and with Tyler Cox from The Mass on drums. Head over to their MySpace page and click on the videos link underneath their photo/avatar to check out the live video.
The band has a numnber of upcoming shows planned including:
6/12/06 San Francisco, CA @ Elbow Room w/ Yakuza, Dysrhythmia, Behold the Arctopus
Tues 6/13 Oakland @ the Stork w/ Green Milk from the Planet Orange
Thurs 6/22 Portland @ Sabala's
Fri 6/23 Seattle @ El Corazon
Sat 6/24 Vancouver, BC @ the Red Room
6/30/06 Oakland, CA @ WC Warehouse w/ Replicator
7/14/06 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club w/ Black Elk
Oakland, California sludge rockers Totimoshi will be playing two weekends in November in California with the likes of Fu Manchu,Dysrythmia, and 400 Blows immediately following the recording of the bands new full length with producer Paige Hamilton (Helmet).
TOTIMOSHI CALI DATES
11/11/05 San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club (in support of Fu Manchu)
11/12/05 San Francisco, CA @ Club Six (co-bill w/Dysrythmia)
11/18/05 Glendale, CA @ The Scene (co-bill w/400 Blows)
11/19/05 Ventura, CA @ The Underground
Dysrhythmia have announced the following tour dates:
October 16 - Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion Hall w/ Cerberus Shoal
October 21 - New York, NY @ Lit Lounge w/ Behold...The Arctopus, Battle Torn
October 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber w/ Mouth of the Architect
October 26 - Binghamton, NY @ Ra'nelle's
October 27 - Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door
October 28 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ The Kickass
October 30 - Huntsville, AL @ Club Hate w/ Torn Asunder
October 31 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Northgate Tavern w/ Pistols at Dawn
November 1 - Lafayette, LA @ The Renaissance Club
November 2 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Two Spines
November 3 - Shreveport, LA @ Lil Joe's
November 5 - Arlington, TX @ The Phoenix
November 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Good Hurt w/ OHM
November 12 - San Francisco, CA @ On Six Gallery w/ Totimoshi
November 14 - Aptos, CA @ Aptos Club
November 18 - Dubuque, IA @ Busted Lift
It's confirmed, Totimoshi will be supporting Helmet on seventeen of their twenty-four U.S. tour dates beginning this October. Complete tour dates are below. If you weren't able to catch Totimoshi this last time around on tour with High On Fire and Nebula, then here's your chance. The video for "Make Your Day" is complete and has been submitted to the various video channels. A version of that video will be available for download through the Devil Doll / This Dark Reign website soon.
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