A band led by Kim Deal and billed as The Breeders will perform two year-end
shows in Northern California. When ATN spoke with Kim's sister Kelly Deal last
month and asked her for Breeders' news, she said, "The Breeders are
Kim's band, you'll have to ask her."
Fair enough, but is it the Breeders
if Kelly's not there? Sure, we guess. But is it the Breeders if Josephine Wiggs
isn't there either? Um, maybe. But is it the Breeders, if, it's, uh, the Amps?
Kim Deal currently plans to hit the stage at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz,
CA on Dec. 30 with Breeder Jim MacPherson on drums, Nate Farley on guitar and
Louis Lerma on bass, the same line-up she took on the road last year as the
"The Breeders have always revolved around Kim," was our Elektra
Records source's explanation, although she couldn't say whether the band would
play Breeders material, Amps material, or a mix of both. (The Breeders record
for Elektra. ) Some version of the Breeders will have an EP out on 4AD early
next year, to be followed by another full-length on Elektra later in 1997.
And about those two shows: After warming up in Santa Cruz, Kim Deal's
Breeders will play the next night at San Francisco's Herbst Pavilion, in a New
Year's eve slot opening for Primus (Protein will kick off the show). (Of note:
The New Year's show marks Primus' first with new drummer, Brain, with whom they
will go into the studio in March to record a new Primus album.)