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Tentative List Of ST&TPF Tour Dates

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil New Album Kickstarer Campaign

March 3rd, 2014: The Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Kickstarter campaign has not only funded the new album, but a small tour to boot, and the first tentative schedule for that tour has been posted on Kickstarter and Facebook and Bandsintown and probably a bunch of other social media contraptions with high valuations built on questionable revenue models.

April 30th Akron, OH
May 1st Columbus, OH
May 2nd Blakely, PA
May 3rd Columbia, MD
May 4th Manheim, PA
May 5th Ocean City, NJ
May 16th Dallas, TX
May 18th San Antonio, TX
May 19th Tulsa, OK
July 5th Urbana, IL
(AudioFeed Festival)
August 9th Gilford, NH
(SoulFest)

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Kickstarter Is Live

November 25th, 2013: The Kickstarter campaign for the new Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil album is live, seeking to collect $40,000 in pledges by Christmas. A wide array of gifts for the various pledge levels are available, including digital downloads, CD and vinyl copies of the album, t-shirts and posters, custom-painted artwork by Jimmy Abegg, exclusive audio recordings, inclusion in the album credits, and private concert and party experiences. Click through for all the details!

You can also follow additional chatter about this campaign via Steve Taylor's personal Twitter and Facebook.

And I can't help but copy-pasting this tantalizing bit found at the end of Steve's letter:

"P.S. Some of you will want to know that the long-in-gestation Chagall Guevara live album is at the ready. My Guevarian bandmates felt it would be better to keep its release separate, so we hope to further press our luck by launching that campaign in January..."

More Bootleg DVD Videos Now On YouTube

November 13th, 2013: Sock Heaven friend and generally helpful guy Mint Shows has uploaded more of the bootleg DVD videos available from this site's BitTorrent tracker to YouTube. They can be watched in their entirety there, saving you considerable time over downloading the higher-quality, but much larger, DVDs. Thanks again, Mint!

Steve & Band's New Album May Be Funded Via Kickstarter

September 16th, 2013: Ben Newsum writes in to report a new interview with Steve in which he discusses his recent concert appearances with The Perfect Foil and the forthcoming new album. There is scant detail on the tone or style of the new album, except to say that whereas Squint was a solo album with the help of "fantastic musicians", the new album will be more of a group effort.

Steve also says that Kickstarter may be the means by which the album is finally finished and released:

"We may end up doing some kind of like a Kickstarter campaign in August or September just to be able to finish it up. I used to be pretty well off until my movie making habit started. Now I have trouble funding the occasional date night. But Kickstarter is also a good way to let people know that something's coming. We'll see about that."

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Nashville Video

September 10th, 2013: A video of Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil in concert two weeks ago at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville has appeared on YouTube. In it, the band performs "The Finish Line".

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Performing In Nashville

August 25th, 2013: Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil will be the opening act for Jars of Clay this Thursday, August 29th, at 3rd And Lindsley in Nashville, TN. The event is Jars of Clay's album release party, tickets are $12, and the doors open at 6pm for the show at 8pm.

(P.S. If you can't make this one, then the rumor from a reliable source is that there will be, "God willing," more shows to come.)

(P.P.S. The same source says something about a Kickstarter event happening soon...)

Complete Cornerstone 1996 Concert On YouTube

August 1st, 2013: Longtime site supporter Mint Shows has uploaded the complete Cornerstone 1996 bootleg available from this site's BitTorrent tracker to YouTube. It can be watched in its entirety there, saving you considerable time over downloading the higher-quality, but much larger, DVD.

Three More Videos From Creation 2013

July 17th, 2013: Three more videos of Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil at Creation 2013 have turned up. The first, embedded below, is Ray McMillen's shot of "I Want To Be A Clone". Waylon Glunt has also posted two more videos to Facebook: "The Lament of Desmond R. G. Underwood-Frederick IV" and his angle of "I Want To Be A Clone".

Latest Site Updates

July 25th, 2012: Two new items in the press section.

July 5th, 2012: Four new items in the press section.

June 26th, 2012: Five new items in the press section.

October 24th, 2011: Five new items in the press section.

August 1st, 2011: Sadly, there's a new item in the Archived Web Sites section of this site. Andrew D. Taylor first posted QRSTUV, The Quantitative Roland Stephen Taylor Ubiquitous Volume, to Usenet in late 1994, making it the first Steve Taylor Internet resource. It later morphed into a web site which disappeared from the Internet in the last few months. It is now archived here.

August 8th, 2008: Five new items in the press section. Thanks to Rob Marshall for these.

Update August 8th, 2008: "Meltdown" link below has been fixed.

August 7th, 2008: One new item in the press section:

[Image: Chagall Guevara - Creem, June-July 1991 Page 12 Thumbnail]

July 31st, 2008: One new item in the press section:

July 19th, 2008: One new item in the press section:

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