Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Zanzibar Snails in THE WIRE

In the June 2008 issue, Size Matters column:

Zanzibar Snails Krakkatowiak MAYYRH 3” CD
From Denton, the past home of Texas’s space rock programme, The Zanzibar Snails have emerged as one of the region’s more interesting units over the past couple of years. They appear as a quartet here, using feedback, sax, electronics and percussion to create an extremely neat kind of racket. The feel is akin to The Dead C jamming with Paul Flaherty, and you’d have to agree, that’s a good goddamn feel.
- Byron Coley, THE WIRE

And it sure is.


Zanzibar has two Denton shows slated for July, the first a July 19 show at Hailey’s with Austin’s My Education, touring behind their new Bad Vibrations on Strange Attractors Audio House, joined on the bill by newest Silber Records signees, the nomadic hotel, hotel.

The second Zanzibar show is a July 22 jaunt at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios opening for legendary art-metallers Harvey Milk, touring behind a new release on Hydrahead and a renewed interest in their unique brand of unpredictable outsider slo-mo sludge. Also on the bill is Dallas avant-jazz powerhouse Yells at Eels, featuring Dennis, Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez, and wiry Denton faves Kaboom.

July 19@Hailey’s, Denton w/ My Education + hotel, hotel + My Empty Phantom $6 / $8

July 22@Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton, w/ Harvey Milk + Yells at Eels + Kaboom!
$6 / $8

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