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The good stuff: it does not disappoint [17 Nov 2006|03:19pm]

Saw Califone at The Earl last night in Atlanta with The Judy Green and Cassavettes (local band). If they come anywhere close to you, DO NOT MISS THEM. Noisy, messy bliss.
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Coming to the party a bit late... [01 Nov 2005|08:37pm]

Just recently I found out about Califone when someone said to me, "You know RED RED MEAT reformed as another band, right?" I picked up Heron King Blues a couple days later, and now I'm hooked.

So, a question, if y'all are still paying attention: what's your favorite Califone album (or track), and why? What should I listen to next?
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Intonation Festival? [10 May 2005|04:32pm]

I heard through the grapevine (Andrew Bird's website) that Califone will be playing at Chicago's first annual Intonation Festival in July. Can anyone confirm this?
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Only 3 Seeders... [22 Mar 2005|06:05pm]

There is a torrent of a live Califone Compilation. I'll try to keep it active for the rest of the week.

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Califone Live Shows ? [12 Mar 2005|02:25pm]

Does anyone know where to download/trade Califone shows (mp3s, shns, flac, etc)?
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[12 Mar 2005|01:14pm]

Anyone heard anything about what they might be up to these days?
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these are a few of my ... [24 Jan 2005|02:04pm]

[ mood | blah ]

... FAVORITE THINGS OF 2004 ::::

....:::::THE 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2004 :::::....

10) William Basinski — Disintegration Loops
09) Arcade Fire — s/t
08) Xiu Xiu — Fabulous Muscles
07) Magnetic Fields — I
06) Animal Collective — Sung Tongs
05) Björk — Medulla
04) Joanna Newsome — The Milk-Eyed Mender
03) Sufjan Stevens — Seven Swans
02) Dirty Projectors — Slaves' Graves & Ballads
01) Devendra Banhart — Rejoicing in the Hands

....:::::THE 6 BEST SHOWS OF 2004 :::::....

06) Mekons + Johnny Dowd @ Chapter House (Ithaca, NY)
05) Saturday Looks Good to Me + The Organ + This Sheep @ Castaways (Ithaca, NY)
04) Dirty Projectors + Tyondai Braxton @ Sin-e (NYC, NY)
03) Califone @ Brooklyn Fire Proof
02) The Blow + Y.A.C.H.T. @ Tommy's Tavern (Brooklyn, NY)
01) Animal Collective + Black Dice @ Bowery Ballroom (NYC, NY)

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Califone in SF 2004.6.20 [11 Jul 2004|06:55pm]
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ode to a dying community [19 May 2004|03:57am]

I hope all of you are lucky enough to catch Califone on their current tour -- their show in Atlanta tonight was about ninety minutes of absolutely amazing music. They played most (if not all) of the tracks from HKB, maybe one or two from Roomsound and at least "Horoscopic.Amputation.Honey" and "Michigan Girls" from Quicksand/Cradlesnakes... fucking great stuff, as half the fun was trying to figure out how the hell they pulled everything off! Rutili and co were charming and humorous but completely professional -- wish the crowd was a better turnout for their sake, but it meant I was front and center... can't complain!

PS The highlight was definitely closing with a 15+-minute version of "2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other" before a brief encore that included "Don't Let Me Die Nervous" from one of the first EPs.
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[22 Mar 2004|01:51pm]

Thought I'd put up a link to an old interview with Tim Rutili.

This one's a little better.
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[07 Mar 2004|11:49am]

I first heard of Califone when I was downloading as many Modest Mouse songs as I could. So ummm... that's pretty much it except for how much I really enjoy the music. I'm Anna by the way.
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This is great.. [23 Feb 2004|11:39pm]

[ mood | happy ]

This is my first post on a community, but this one inspires the change.

I first saw Califone with very little idea of their sound. The Sea and Cake headlining at John Henry Theater in LA, Califone opening. My friend and I were impressed, but it didn't really stick. Started listenening to Roomsound on a near-daily basis a month after that, and noticed that they were playing a show in San Diego (with Brokeback, no less) over the July 4th weekend. Details of the show with TSAC coalesced into my active memory, and my impression returned: these guys are making incredible music. It's all in the details.

That next live show blew me away. I'm hooked. Saw them again in LA at the Troubadour. The bassist was missing, but they still played a great show, with some hints of Heron King Blues.

I feel the need to espouse these guys everywhere I go. Michigan Girls reels them in.

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[24 Feb 2004|12:55am]

Welcome to the community.
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