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Russian Tsarlag Announces Four-Date New Zealand Tour

Russian Tsarlag Announces Four-Date New Zealand Tour

Friday 12th February, 2016 10:40AM

Minimal-wave musician Russian Tsarlag, otherwise known as Rhode Island filmmaker and comic artist Carlos Gonzales, has lined up a string of shows around the country for late February and early March. Gonzales' first jaunt around the Southern Hemisphere sees him supported by a raft of wonderful local talent, including The Futurians, File Folder, Les Baxters and Pumice. Here are the details...

Russian Tsarlag

Thursday 25th February , Orange Room, Dunedin w/ The Futurians and File Folder
Friday 26th February, The Auricle, Christchurch w/ Les Baxters and File Folder
Saturday 27th February, Pyramid Club, Wellington w/ File Folder
Thursday 3rd March, Golden Dawn, Auckland w/ Pumice

Here's a clip of Russian Tsarlag performing live at Off Vendome in NYC...


A lot of bands are from Providence, Rhode Island but few as much as Russian Tsarlag, the monolithic musical project of filmmaker and comics artist Carlos Gonzalez. I am fortunate enough to have seen Tsarlag evolve over the last decade++ and I still hesitate to describe what one might be getting into: A showman first and foremost with a crooner's brood, a voice front and centre behind a cluster of derelict instruments, tape loops, and liquids. Memorable, charming, unusual, and quiet--because it can be, because every time I have seen him the audience is spellbound or cautiously curious. Countless cassette and vinyl releases across Not Not fun, Night People, Hot Releases, Unskilled Labour, ad nausea. His first visit to the southern hemisphere. RP


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Russian Tsarlag And Pumice
Thu 3rd Mar 8:00pm
Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, Auckland
Russian Tsarlag with File Folder
Sat 27th Feb 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington
Russian Tsarlag, File Folder and Les Baxters
Fri 26th Feb 8:00pm
The Auricle, Christchurch