TR Hell Classic: Rasputina – The Olde HeadBoard

What becomes a legend most?

TR Hell is a staff video pick from the black depths of the abyss itself.


Rasputina’s How We Quit the Forest was one of the albums in regular rotation on my 6 disc CD changer after its release in 1998. I was introduced to the “chamber-goth” cellist quartet by a friend who played me “Diamond Mind”, which is one of the weirder (but hilarious) songs on the album. Their sound and look have been credited in influencing the Steampunk trend.


While my favorite songs on the record were the ballads “Sign of the Zodiac” and “Watch T.V.”, I will leave you with the more popular song “The Olde HeadBoard.”

Rasputina is currently on tour:

Thu/Jul-23 Austin, TX @ The Parish
Fri/Jul-24 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
Sat/Jul-25 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Mon/Jul-27 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Tue/Jul-28 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Wed/Jul-29 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Fri/Jul-31 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sat/Aug-1 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish Hall
Mon/Aug-3 Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
Tue/Aug-4 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Thu/Aug-6 Billings, MT @ Yellowstone Valley Brewing
Fri/Aug-7 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Sat/Aug-8 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Sun/Aug-9 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

Wed/Aug-19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Thu/Aug-20 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box
Fri/Aug-21 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Sat/Aug-22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sun/Aug-23 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

Sun Oct 1 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Fri/Oct-02 Stamford, CT @ RuffleCon
Sat/Oct-03 Troy, NY @ Takkhouse – (private event)
Sun Oct 4 Philadelphia@ Johnny Brenda’s

Thu/Oct-15 Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
Fri/Oct-16 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Sat/Oct-17 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
Sun/Oct-18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Tue/Oct-20 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Thu/Oct-22 Chesapeake, VA @ Chesapeake Public Library
Fri/Oct-23 Carbarro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sat/Oct-24 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
Sun/Oct-25 Nashville, TN @ Exit Inn
Tue/Oct-27 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed/Oct-28 Huntsville, AL @ FlyMo Theatre
Thu/Oct-29 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
Fri/Oct-30 Mobile, AL @ Alchemy
Sat/Oct-31 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Megan Hawkey is the co-founder of Riot-Nerd. She is a 34-year-old concert photographer. She lives in Fishtown with her supportive husband and their 2 rescued Pitbull mixes.
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