The Dim Locator gigs supporting The Mission at Klub Futurum in Prague have been rescheduled for March 26th and March 27th 2022.
Dim Locator's concert in Ebensee has
been recorded and was broadcasted as streaming on 21st October on
Austrian radio station Freies Radio Salzkammergut. Fantastic live sound and mix! It will be repeated on Friday, 23th October at 02:05 PM (14:05).
In case you're wondering,
here is an update to let you know what's going on with gigs lately.
Needless to say, it's all a bit chaotic because of the Covid situation.
Whether you believe it's bullshit or not, the fact is that since last
Wednesday several countries have designated Czech Republic as a "Covid
Hot Zone". Phil had driven to Berlin on Monday 7/9 to practice with Dim
Locator for concerts at Fluc in Vienna and the UniMoon Festival in
Prague. Luckily, he was already in Berlin when the German Foreign
Ministry put Prague in the "red zone". Therefore, he avoided having to
go into quarantine for several days. The problem the band faced was
that if they played the UniMoon Festival in Prague, the Berlin members
(Chris Hughes, Baron Anastis and Daniel Plashues, plus special guest
Kristof Hahn of Swans) would have had to get PCR tests before returning
to Berlin and go into quarantine for several days until they got the
results. This they could not afford to do. Therefore, the band decided
to drive to Vienna via Leipzig, Regensburg and Passau, avoiding Czech
Republic entirely. This meant a drive of 940 Kms for one concert in
Vienna, but it was a fantastic concert anyway! Thanks to Peter
Nachtnebel at Fluc and the wonderful Viennese audience!
On Friday the Berliners drove back to Berlin via Passau, again avoiding
Czech Republic, while Phil re-entered the country via Znojmo and played
the UniMoon festival on Saturday night with Band Of Heysek from Brno
backing him. Another fantastic concert, and many thanks to Lukáš, Bob
and Honza for helping out at the last minute. They are a GREAT band,
you should check them out.
As for the Southern Cross gig at Rock Cafe on October 1st - as of now,
the concert is going ahead. But it is doubtful if Kristof Hahn and
Chris Hughes will make it, due to the aforementioned Covid/quarantine
problems at the German-Czech border. We will keep you posted on this.
But as of now the concert with Southern Cross at Rock Cafe is going
ahead, with or without Chris and Kristof.
KEEP ROCK MUSIC LIVE AND TO HELL WITH ALL THOSE POLITICIANS AND
BUREAUCRATS WHO WANT TO KILL THE SCENE UNDER THE GUISE OF "PROTECTING"
US FROM COVID!!!
Here is a short and snappy interview that Phil did with
Directors Lounge curator Kenton Turk when they ran into each other at Prague's
Dox Gallery a couple of years ago. Dim Locator had played the Directors Lounge
in 2013 at a screening of the Rowland S. Howard biopic
"Autoluminiscent" and the interview refers back to this. It has just
been posted on the Directors Lounge homepage: https://directorslounge.net/dl-featurillo-4-phil-shoenfeld-gb/
THE MISSION concerts with special guest DIM LOCATOR (originally dated
4th and 5th of April), are now rescheduled to 27th and 28th March 2021
Check out the cover version of Phil's song "Black
Rain" on Harry Stafford's fantastic new album "Gothic Urban
Blues". Harry's legendary band Inca Babies played at the 2019 Drug Me
Fest, along with Dim Locator, Kill The Dandies and many others. His version of
"Black Rain" is excellent, and the album is a genuine classic. https://www.facebook.com/harrystaffordUK/
A great video by Harry Stafford from his wonderful new
album "Gothic Urban Blues": His version of Phil's song "Black
Rain", from the 1993 CD "God Is The Other Face Of The Devil".
The video was mainly shot in the streets and bars of Manchester, but also
features two segments filmed with Phil at last summer's Drug Me Fest in Prague.
Really powerful and atmospheric.
Dim Locator are special guest for two shows of The Mission in Prague:
New album "Cassandra Lied" by Phil Shoenfelt - out now
Phil Shoenfelt's new solo album Cassandra Lied was recorded in Prague between
August 2018 and November 2019. He was joined in this endeavour by
several notable musicians, including band-mate and co-producer Chris
Hughes (drummer with These Immortal Souls, Mick Harvey, Hugo Race,
Alexander Hacke) and lapsteel guitarist Kristof Hahn of Swans. Marcia
Schofield, Eva Turnová and Baron Anastis sang backing vocals, and
Anastis played some ace bass on “The Man Who Sold The World”.
departure from Phil‘s previous work,
Cassandra Lied has a lyrical depth which is comparable to the work of
rock poets such as Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Patti Smith. The music
itself is closer to the layered, atmospheric approach of artists like
Brian Eno, David Bowie and Tony Visconti than it is to traditional rock
dynamics. Other influences on this album are post-punk bands such as Joy
Division and Krautrock bands Neu and La Düsseldorf.
Cassandra Lied is released on January 10th on the Sireena label, and
will be available at online shops such as Amazon and at regular retail
outlets via Broken Silence distribution.