TR Hell Classic: Rasputina – The Olde HeadBoard

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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.

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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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