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URINALS return -
February, 2008: Beginning in January, the band has been playing and
will continue to play as URINALS. After 18 months as THE CHAIRS OF PERCEPTION,
we felt it was appropriate to return to our original name -- the new material
and its presentation is in keeping with the band's history. It felt like
this was the right decision. It's our 30th anniversary, by the way, and
to mark the occasion we are working to re-release the 100 FLOWERS CD,
as well as release new material (we've started to record this month.)
More on that as we progress. In the meantime, we will continue to post
upcoming performance info, pictures, MP3s and video clips on MySpace (see
THE CHAIRS OF PERCEPTION
migrate to MYSPACE -
October, 2006: We've been busy! Since our Summer debut, we've played
with SAVAGE REPUBLIC at the revived Safari Sam's nightclub in Hollywood,
shared a couple of bills with the HUMAN HANDS, and done several shows
at The Blue Mask (touted as "the best Mask since The Masque"
in the LA WEEKLY.) Later this week, we are to support YO LA TENGO at The
Fillmore in San Francisco. The band has developed considerably, to such
a degree that we feel comfortable describing it as "the next generation
URINALS." Indeed, we continue to perform several URINALS and 100
FLOWERS songs in our live sets, and much of the new material takes off
from there. Instead of adding yet a third moniker to this site (how clunky
is URINALS / 100 FLOWERS / THE CHAIRS OF PERCEPTION?), I think it makes
sense to assign the history of the band to this website and to direct
interested parties to www.myspace.com/chairsofperception
for our current goings on.
THE CHAIRS OF PERCEPTION
March, 2006: We're putting the URINALS aside for the time being. With
last Fall's personnel shakeup, we felt it was time to do something different
-- and so here it is, our new band, the next step in Urivolution, THE
CHAIRS OF PERCEPTION. Joining Kevin Barrett and John Talley-Jones is guitarist
Rob Roberge. Please visit us at www.myspace.com/chairsofperception
for biographical info, mp3s, upcoming show announcements, photos, and
THE WATT FROM PEDRO show
January, 2006: In mid-December, John was Mike Watt's guest on his
Internet Radio show. Check it out at www.twfps.com
, or hear it podcast at itunes .
ROD departs -
October, 2005: Rod Barker, our guitarist extraordinaire (listen to
WHAT IS REAL for proof) since 1998, has left the band to pursue other
interests. The rhythm section (Kevin & John) wish him the best and
hope to announce a new guitarist by year's end..
KEATS issued -
September, 2005: The expanded version of KEATS RIDES A HARLEY, featuring
two 100 FLOWERS songs, is now available for purchase. Please click Happy
Squid mailorder to order.
YET ANOTHER ROCK BIO -
June, 2005: We've been approached by a local literary press about writing
a book about the band's on-again/off-again 27-year history. Which we've
started! If anyone can steer us in the direction of former members DELIA
FRANKEL and STEVE WILLARD, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
URINALS in CHINA -
May, 2005: Yep, we played in Beijing this year. Read all about it at the
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