The Shakedown is undergoing another personnel change. Josh Barnes, formerly in charge of booking at the Midway district live-music venue (3048 Midway Drive), has left the club and launched a new booking partnership with Rob Brouillard called Disconnected.
Barnes says in an email to CityBeat that the change comes as a result of finding "much better opportunities and greener pastures."
"Nothing major led me to leave," he says.
"It was an amicable departure."
Disconnected will focus on booking shows at Brick by Brick and The Void, Barnes says. The next show that Barnes and Brouillard will present is Voodoo Glow Skulls at Brick by Brick on Friday, July 19.
"I've worked with Brick by Brick and The Void previously, and they've always taken care of the bands, so that's all I'm really concerned about," Barnes says.
New Shakedown owner Anilee Griffin says that she and Ross D'Boss Nichols will handle booking after Barnes' departure.
The Shakedown underwent a "grand reopening" in June after Griffin took over.
After reuniting in May to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror festival in the U.K., masked noisecore heroes The Locust have announced two more festival dates this summer. The band's scheduled to play FYF Fest in Los Angeles, which will be held Aug. 24 and 25, and at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, which will be held Nov. 8 through 10.
Local robot-and-professor duo Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra have announced that they're putting out a new album, Experiments with Auto-Croon. No release date's been set, but song titles will include "God of Cocktail Umbrellas" and "Waffle Putty." This is the group's first full-length release since their debut four-CD box set in 2008.