Thursday, March 4, 2010

This Moment in This Moment in Black History News

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM

This Moment in Black History rockin the double coolness of sunglasses and duct tape
  • This Moment in Black History rockin' the double coolness of sunglasses and duct tape

Late last year, Chicago-based Smog Veil Records (founded in Cleveland in the early ’90s) released Public Square, the latest album by Cleveland’s This Moment in Black History.

Now they’re releasing a split 12-inch by TMiBH and fellow Clevelanders Sun God as a joint project with SNAX Records & Tapes.

The two bands will celebrate these releases with a show at the Beachland Tavern on Friday as part of the club’s 10th anniversary weekend.

Over in the Beachland Ballroom, another Cleveland-spawned band, Pere Ubu, will be presenting a live performance of its 1978 debut album, The Modern Dance. That album includes tracks like “Life Stinks,” “Non-Alignment Pact” and “Street Waves,” which made the experimental noise-rock ensemble, fronted by former Scene assistant editor David Thomas, a major influence on generations of underground bands.

Both shows start at 9 p.m.

After Friday's show, TMiBH and Sun God hit the road together, playing a series of shows in Columbus, Athens, Covington and Lexington, Kentucky, Nashville, New Orleans and Houston.

They’ll end up in Austin, where they’ll play a pair of gigs March 18 and 19, during the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. —Anastasia Pantsios

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