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Over the last few days the Minus 5 got some good press, check out a nice write up by Marty Hughley in the Oregonian.

Chris Castaneda contributed an article about The Minus 5 in the "Chicago Interview." But he is so nice to publish his entire interview on his personal blog, be sure to check it out it's really worth it. Another lengthy feature can be found at Neumu, just scroll down to somewhere in the middle of the page.

Meanwhile Scott himself wrote a column(a piece about the record that changed his life) in the new Harp Magazine, which is in the newsstands right now. Alternatively you can also read it online. Be sure to browse around the Harp site, as there are some more pieces about Scott and the Minus 5 from previous magazines.

The Minus 5 will play one more gig at the SXSW festival, they will play a couple of tunes at Opal Divines in Austin on March the 16th. The Minus 5 is part of the "Gram Jam!", a tribute to Gram Parson organized by Amoeba Records.

And here are some more reviews of the record: The Pitt News; Harp Magazine; SF Weekly and Stylus Magazine.
Posted on 12 Mar 2006
no updates till the 10th of march
From tomorrow on till the 10th of march i'll be on vacation.
so don't expect many updates, but in the meantime, please visit our forum
and keep your mails about the gigs coming.
Posted on 27 Feb 2006
25 February - Key Club, Los Angeles, CA
I was fortunate enough to catch The Minus Five w/Robyn Hitchcock at The Key Club in Los Angeles last night. After a one-half hour set by an acoustic soloist from Ireland called Shane, Mssrs. McOi, Buck, Rieflin, and Ramberg hit the stage full-throddle. I don't have a complete set list, but many songs from the new album, "The Minus Five (a.k.a. The Gun Album)" were delightfully represented, including the rowdy set-closer 'Aw Shit Man'. Other songs I remember off the top of my head were 'The Days of Wine & Booze,' and 'Lyrical Stance'.
Posted on 26 Feb 2006
23 February - Belly Up Tavern, San Diego, CA
Not a complete setlist, but atleast these songs where played

Lyrical Stance
The Town That Lost it's Groove Supply
Twilight Distellery
I'm Not Bitter
Aw Shit Man
Days of Wine and Booze
The Forgotten Fridays
Courage is the Smallest Bird
Lies of the Living Dead
Ghost Tarts of Stockholm
Over the Sea?
Out there on the Maroon
My Life as A Creep
Cigarettes Coffee and Booze

If you gonna attend any of the upcoming shows, feel free to mail me a review and/or setlist.
Posted on 24 Feb 2006
John Bonham to play drums on the next Minus 5 record? A Q and A with Scott McCaughey
The new Minus 5 album has been out for 2 weeks now, so it's the perfect time to sit down with Scott McCaughey and ask him to clear up a few things about this album.
Meanwhile the Minus 5 is ready to hit the road in the US, next week they will start with a small tour on the west coast and play in Callifornia, Oregon and end it in Seattle, Washington. After that they take a few days off before starting a 3 week tour that begins at SXSW festival in Austin.

- You recorded most of the record with the "In Rock" line up, but like on previous Minus 5 records there are a lot of guests. How did they record their parts? Did they come over to the studio, did they send in their submissions, or did you go on the road to record with them?

A little bit of all these ways!
The tracks with Wilco (With A Gun and Hotel Senator) were recorded at Soma Studios in Chicago (on day off during R.E.M. tour), same place where we did Down With Wilco album. Peter and Ken came by too.
I recorded John Wesley Harding and Kelly Hogan's vocals on Twilight Distillery in their motel room when the Love Hall Tryst tour was coming through Portland.
Sean Nelson came over and did his ...
Posted on 19 Feb 2006

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