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Mission Of Burma at the Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, 09-29-2008 [22 Oct 2008|12:49pm]

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Mission of Burma at www.BostonMusicSpotlight.com [21 Sep 2007|01:50pm]
Thought some of you might be interested in this. BostonMusicSpotlight.com talked to Roger Miller in anticipation of the band's shows at Boston's ICA. Check it out at http://www.bostonmusicspotlight.com/article.php?id=581
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[17 Sep 2007|10:31pm]

I'm trying to raise money to finish my movie. Mission of Burma recently signed a poster for The Obliterati to auction. If you'd like to bid on it, bid here! Thank you!
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I can't go, but maybe you can... [28 Sep 2006|05:45pm]

Alloy Orchestra Midwest Tour Fall 2006Collapse )
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Seattle show [20 Sep 2006|03:17pm]

I uploaded some photos and a video from Friday night's Burma show. Sound is a little rough on the video. My girlfriend also took photos at the show. Had a great time!
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Burma interviewed by Kot and DeRogatis [20 Aug 2006|04:29pm]

Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis had the band in their studio for this week's Sound Opinions, the "World's Only Rock and Roll Talk Show." I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but the two guys sure like the newer albums.

You can listen to the streaming MP3 right now (link on the SO page); the podcast will be available starting tomorrow, August 21st.
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[26 Apr 2006|08:03pm]

The night of Tuesday, April 25th, Berkeley, CACollapse )
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obliterati.net [21 Apr 2006|01:28am]
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to make you aware of:


which is a Mission Of Burma wiki... that is, a web page that everyone can edit. posting true or false information about the band, from the members' histories to influences to discographies to whatever. I think it's one of the cooler things we've ever done, but we need more participants, and I know the people who read this journal have more info on Burma than anyone in the world, so get over there and start editing! It's pretty simple to use, especially if you've ever used wikipedia.

In addition, the site is streaming the 8 songs from the subscription series, 1 every 3 days. It's up to "Let Yourself Go" right now, which I think is one of the best Prescott songs ever, and actually I think it might be on to "Man In Decline," a classic Conley track (and my favorite song of the 14 on the album).

The record comes out on May 23rd.

Sorry to fill the board with commercial concerns, but believe me, I'm a FAN.

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Cross-posted to my own journal. [01 Apr 2006|07:47pm]

For those of you in the Bay Area (or willing to visit):

Roger Miller will be playing at The Independent on April 25th, a Tuesday. He will be performing music from Mission of Burma's forthcoming album "The Obliterati" as well as other, doubtless interesting pieces.


Should be a good time!
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[24 Jan 2006|10:30pm]

Okay, I rarely post here, and I know many of you just got the same email I did but I must comment:

We're very pleased to announce that Battles have agreed to open
our upcoming show at the Bowery Ballroom on February 10th. If you're not already
familiar, Battles are an instrumental ensemble featuring ex-Helmet, Tomahawk and
The Mark of Cain drummer John Stanier, ex-Don Caballero and Storm & Stress guitarist
Ian Williams, Tyondai Braxton and Dave Konopka.

Now, I heard some of their work a few months ago (on the PA at a Sleepytime Gorilla Museum show) and was almost instantly hooked. If you imagine the 1980s King Crimson performing works by Steve Reich you're not far from their sound. Lots of work with loops and building textures. Really nice stuff.

There is no way I can get to NYC to see this gig, so I need anyone who can to go, soak in the twinned glories, and then tell me just how sad I should be that I missed it...
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Updated Album News. [12 Jan 2006|05:25pm]

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Album number three gets a new name

Well, it appears we kind of jumped the gun on "Aluminum Washcloth" -
the new tentative name for album number three is "The Obliterati".

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Interview/Live footage of MOB in Seattle [06 Jan 2006|11:58pm]
Check out a cool filmed interview and live performance by Mission of Burma at Neumo's in Seattle. This is from the tour with Kinksi in 2004. Bob Weston joins partway into the interview wearing a tape loop around his neck.

streaming/download -

Scroll down to Episode 2.
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Album News. [06 Jan 2006|11:19pm]

As seen in their blog on myspace.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Album Number 3

In case you weren't already aware - it looks as though Mission of Burma's third studio LP (their second for Matador) is tentatively scheduled for release on May 9th.

The album title? "Aluminum Washcloth".

Apologies for those of you who urged on "Like a Drunken Stripper".
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Volcano Suns, Kudgel, Neptune Photos [31 Dec 2005|03:04pm]

WOW! Don't think there's been an evening as killer as this one in a mucho long time. Or to quote Jon Strymish, who was particularly slap happy, "Isn't this the greatest night ever?" He seemed to wander the crowd in a complete daze reiterating that phrase like a broken record. But what better place to get your brain-needle stuck than in such a vinyl flash back? Most the usual Burma suspects were in attendance--including the other Burmen. But really the biggest thrill was watching the WORLD"S BIGGEST PETER PRESCOTT FAN BOOGIE DOWN!!!!! I had the good luck to be standing next to Izumi and watch her ecstatic revelry surpass the most elated any little kid has ever been in a pile of gifts on Christmas AM. Having flown in from Japan and sporting her Kustomized t-shirt, Izumi's rock-out made my night and my year. The joy flowing from that young lady was so thick you could bite it in mid-air. You go, girl!!!!

I'm sure someone will post something about the NY outing--yes? PLEASE!!!! At some point I will get my photos sorted from The Middle East and I know there are alot of other photos out there. For now the INSANE NOISE GAWD, BILL T MILLER has posted some initial shots on this page to which he will be adding some more in the not so distant future. Book mark it and check back!!!!

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First gig of 2006 confirmed! [21 Dec 2005|04:33pm]

Jeez--is everyone asleep or something?

From the official site:

Burma will be a surprise (well, to most anyways)
guest at the Onion's War on Christmas Party on
Friday, January 13th at the Bowery Ballroom in

Other acts on the bill include the Wrens, Eugene
Mirman, the Favours, MC Chris, Zach Galifianakis
and the world famous Pontani Sisters.

Tickets for the show are almost gone, so if you
would like to attend, we would suggest grabbing
them now!

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Surprised nobody's mentioned this here [21 Nov 2005|03:12pm]
This event, that is...

Who's going?
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short-ish journal [19 Sep 2005|10:09pm]

Roger Miller kept a week-long journal that slate magazine posted. I found the link on the missionofburma.com web site so it qualifies as old, easily accessable news, but I thought it was worth a post here too since it really is worth a read.
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Where is everybody? [18 Jul 2005|09:25pm]

um...are you there or here?
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(opportunity to see burma play, for free, in austin) [12 Jul 2005|10:35pm]


Anyone who wants to go to Austin to see Mission of Burma play at Emo's Jr (for free, through a miracle of my own technical error, 2 tickets have already been purchased).

Friday night, July 15th, 2005

Austin, TX

Myself and at least one other person (see tickets note above). If someone else wants to go as well, that's cool too.

After the show we'll go to Katz's deli to consume some muh-fuckin' delicious sandwhiches... After that (it'll be about 2 or 3 am) we'll spend the night at my grandparents' apartment in Marble Falls. There's ample amounts of sleeping space there (2 beds and a very large couch), so there will be enough independent sleep space for everyone involved. I'll drive back to DFW at around 10 or so the next morning, because I have work at 4pm that day.

If you're interested in going, contact me:
1) dial 7084-756-718 backwards, if you're not a net bot
2) e-mail me at eth0011@unt.edu

'nuff said
(general love for all/peace out)
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[23 Jun 2005|10:20pm]

mission of burma's #1 fan eric van was profiled in today's globe. much of the interview focuses on his stats work for the red sox, but roger is quoted in the story.
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