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Thu, Oct 15Ramones MuseumHi-Fi D.I.Y. EP RELEASE SHOW!BerlinGermany
Fri, Oct 16Soulstore Coffee & MomentsHi-Fi D.I.Y. TourGothenburgSweden
Sat, Oct 17LørdagsgodtHi-Fi D.I.Y. TourOsloNorway
Sun, Oct 18Stian Villa ShowHi-Fi D.I.Y. TourAskøy Norway
Fri, Oct 23Pet Sounds BarHi-Fi D.I.Y. TourStockholmSweden



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TOUR UPDATE #1: Getting Weird In Prague

Hello from a kindergarten nap room in Prague, CZ, the most bizarrely neat sleeping arrangement to date. Slumber farty!... jingle ...
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Highly-anticipated car naming election has heated finale.

The votes are in. You went to the polls, braved the lines, and showed strength in the face of rock ...
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VOTE! Help us name our “new” EU car

The Danimal (Manager/Hype Man/Band Psychologist) has arrived in Berlin to meet me for ground zero of the Hi-Fi D.I.Y. tour ...
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Stories from the dark underbelly of touring and global circumnavigation

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Undergoing Home Surgery in my Vietnam Apt

In Saigon, Vietnam, my roommate Sweet Chucky B is disinfecting a small razorblade. It will be inserted into my leg ...
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How to avoid death at an Argentine Futbol Match

April, 2008 - Buenos Aires, Argentina When the Argentina guidebook tells you to avoid “Boca: the most dangerous neighborhood in Argentina”, ...
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How I Became Friends with “Buzz” from HOME ALONE

On October 3, 2010 I became Facebook friends with Buzz from the film Home Alone. I’m not talking about the ...
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I’m Brett Newski. I write heaps of songs and tour my face off in an effort to keep my anxiety under control. There are two people who refer to my style as, “American Folk Armageddon,” which happens to be the name of my new record. Other people tell me I sound like the Violent Femmes, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg and Ben Kweller.

In 2011, I was job-less, girl-less and band-less so I bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok and wandered around for six months, recording in dirt-floored makeshift studios in the hills of Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Lost, I moved to Saigon, Vietnam on a $100 motor-scooter. I soon found myself writing music for tampon ads for Saatchi and Saatchi where the creative director called me “The Vagina King of Vietnam.”

Back in ‘Nam, I wrote nearly 100 power-folk songs. After two years and two albums, I choked down my final bowl of pig ear soup and boarded a flight to America. Since then, I have graduated from my parents basement and spend my time touring the world 200+ dates per year, including Europe, Australia and South Africa.

This bizarro odyssey inspired songs about sweet victory, crushing defeat, fleeting freedom, losing my friend and saving my ass. I know there is light at the end of the tunnel…but then again….sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.