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NEWS SEPT 2009


Tunnel live shows and news here: www.thetunnelsf.com
and here: Tunnel myspace
new Tunnel videos here: youtube

JW's new blog: nocturnalresearch.blogspot.com

JW's Tunnel of Love Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Wagners-Tunnel-of-Love/66061688824



NEWS MAY 2009


Hello, fellow seemingly-lost souls. I've been away lately, moonlighting with my other musical endeavor THE TUNNEL (a live collaboration in an entirely different passageway).

If so inclined, see/hear our new CD, artwork, rants, sporadic bursts of live performances in the San Francisco Bay Area, and some nice press here: www.thetunnelsf.com

"These guys is Motherf@#!ers, no less" -- Julian Cope, Head Heritage (UK)



NEWS JAN 2009


THE MICK #45, CRACKED, best of '08


Happy new year from the Tunnel of Love!
Hope you find some happiness in your travels and homes this year.
some news items for your perusal...

No.1. THE MICK #45.
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There's a nice 3-page interview plus album review, disturbingly large color photos, and a reprinting of a bombastic manifesto written by myself in THE MICK #45, the online magazine of esteemed English goth/sensualist/mesmerist music journalist Mick Mercer:

http://www.mickmercer.com/themick.html

all of which will hopefully answer most of your questions about life and then some. I believe it will only be up free for a little while, so check it out soon if you are so inclined! (also see the slew of holiday-themed mini-interviews in THE MICK #46.)


No.2. New review of AN ETERNITY OF BLOOD CD with spirited quotes.
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This is by Georg Cracked from CRACKED webzine out of Vienna, Austria:

"the overall atmosphere of this strange collection of weird songs is dark and cynical but also funny and campy and filled with the sex and blood fumes of the late Sixties. It takes spirited tastes to really be able to like this, and you guessed it, it is right up my alley."

"You may think the devil only works in the movies, but it is not at all true. He has his preachers all around. I cannot yet decide if Jeff Wagner is praying to or against him..."

"A great, late night record, when your eyes are too blurry to watch any more seventies horror movies, your mind is too numb from the alcohol and all the thoughts you have already spent, and you need something to get the party going in midtempo and to let those dreams and visions seep right in. And please remember, deep in their hearts almost everybody is a helpless romantic, even at 2 am in the morning in Tunnel of Love."

(http://www.monochrom.at/cracked/music/2008leftovers.htm)


No.3. 'Best of 2008'
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JEFF WAGNER'S TUNNEL OF LOVE ended up on 2 radio station's 'Best of 2008' lists (well, maybe 3, but the 3rd I found was a "Best of 2008 so far" list posted in September by a Florida DJ and it seems I was cut/forgotten from his final list so let's make it 2):

DJ NAKED ROB from KSCU Santa Clara and PIRATE CAT RADIO San Francisco
"BEST OF 2008 ROCK/PUNK"
(AN ETERNITY OF BLOOD)
http://thethrashattack.blogspot.com

BAGEL RADIO San Francisco
"BAGeL Radio Top SF Bay Area Songs of 2008"
("SHINY CLAWS" = #8!)
http://bagelradio.com/blog/2008/12/bagel-radio-top-songs-of-2008.html

Rockin!

Hope you all are well,
Jeff


ps Also look for a new CD at long last coming out this month from THE TUNNEL, a gothic-western rocknroll and art collaboration between Pat Crawford and myself.



NEWS SEPT 2008


new AEOB review, more radio...


"Jeff Wagner's previous album was pretty interesting, Cramps-style psychobilly gone completely weird. The follow-up is equally bent..." (Anna Stjarnell, LUNA CAFE)

STILL MORE unlikely mavericks playing J.W.'s T.O.L. on the radio:

KSCU Santa Clara, CA
WNCW Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC
WMUH 91.7FM - Allentown, PA



NEWS JULY 2008


first reviews for AN ETERNITY OF BLOOD.


more folks playin J.W.'s T.O.L. on the radio:

WVFS Tallahassee FL
WPRK Orlando FL
WTUL New Orleans
SCAD Savannah, GA



NEWS JUNE 2008 pt. II


blood-radio

podcast of interview with Jeff + live shenanigans on Pirate Cat Radio:
http://www.nerdnetworks.org/pcr/MisterOdom-20080611.mp3

some other folks known to play J.W.'s T.O.L. on the radio:

WSCA POrtsmouth NH
Pirate Cat Radio 87.9FM SF, CA
Bagel Radio SF, CA
WLUR Lexington, VA
WVOF Fairfield, CT THE BEAST
WVCW Richmond, VA
WVKR Poughkeepsie NY
KXLU L.A., CA

a TIP to add some spice to your EVENING:
request a song from "an Eternity of Blood"!

great "date music"! (may not work in all cases)





NEWS JUNE 2008


new album out NOW! "an ETERNITY of BLOOD."



2 years in the making...stuffed with rocknroll, 50s ballads, artxploitation soundtracks, and gothic cuumbia AM radio hits!

Saturated in vivid colors and of course, the usual blackness...

You can hear it and/or get it at CDBABY.
hope you enjoy it - JEff




NEWS JANUARY 2008


first new TUNNEL OF LOVE song in a looong while.

some people want to fill the world with gothic love songs...

There's a new song up on the music player at MYDISGRACE right now called "an ETERNITY of BLOOD". It's from the new TUNNEL OF LOVE album coming out this Spring '08. lots more coming up!
Jeff




NEWS OCTOBER 2007


the TUNNEL plays at Deadfest Durango (CO) Sat OCt. 20...

..and no we will not be playing "Truckin".
this is the other kind of DEAD, i.e., zombies.
apparently, a whole lot of zombies.

it seems the festival opens next Thursday with a zombies-on-bikes procession, followed by zombie awards, more zombies on bikes, a bike polo film, and zombies playing bike polo.

the TUNNEL will be part of the zombie entertainment on Saturday. come out if you are in the Colorado area, it sounds like it will be...strange.

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Sat. Oct 20, 9:04pm
the TUNNEL (SF), FRENCH MIAMI (SF), and the FREEMAN SOCIAL (CO)
The Summit, Main @ College, Durango, Colorado
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NEWS SEPTEMBER 2007


pay tribute to the geraldine FIBBERS @ the EAGLE 9/27

the TUNNEL will be playing as part of a CD release show extravaganza that is also a tribute to the late great LA band the GERALDINE FIBBERS.

the GERALDINE FIBBERS being the legendary noise-ballad, murder-ballad, rocknroll beast that featured variously Carla Bozulich (EVANGELISTA, ETHYL MEATPLOW, etc), Nels Cline (THURSTON MOORE, MIKE WATT, WILCO, etc), Bill Tutton, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jessy Greene, Daniel Keenan, and Leyna Papach.

we recorded a version of the song "TOY BOX" for the CD and will play it at the Eagle. rockin.

appearing on the CD "FOR THE LOVE OF GERALDINE":
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Victor Krummenacher (CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN)
Ches Smith (SECRET CHIEFS 3, TREVOR DUNN'S TRIO-CONVULSANT)
Gary Floyd (THE DICKS, SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS)
Doug Hilsinger (ENORCHESTRA, WAYCROSS)
Keala Ramos (NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS)
Sweetie
12 Dirty Lovers
Horseflesh
the Tunnel
Marabelle Phoenix
+ more??

details on the show:
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Thursday Sept 27, 2007
The Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St., SF, CA
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Gary Floyd + Doug Hilsinger
Horseflesh
the Tunnel
Marabelle Phoenix
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also appearing:
EX - BOYFRIENDS
SPEED QUEEN (L.A.)




NEWS AUGUST 2007


the TUNNEL Friday night beneath CHINATOWN.

One might imagine the thrill-seeking transactions that have gone down over the years, illicit or otherwise, in the shadowy cellar beneath the Li Po Lounge in San Francisco's Chinatown. Well, thrill-seekers, imagine no more! The TUNNEL invites you down into said cellar this Friday night. Pick your poison, we will provide the soundtrack. And if your poison happens to be dice games, you might be able to learn a few from the gentlemen upstairs.

FRENCH MIAMI + MICROFICHE + the TUNNEL
Li Po Lounge (look for the cavelike entrance on Grant street)
$3
Friday night, August 24 @ 9pm
916 Grant @ Washington, Chinatown, SF, CA

www.thetunnelsf.com + www.myspace.com/thetunnelsf
www.myspace.com/frenchmiamiband
www.myspace.com/microfichemusic




NEWS JULY 2007


the TUNNEL this Sunday in Union Square.

is this a clever, anti-consumerist guerilla action? no, it's legit! there will be good professional sound and everything!
how could this be? How have Saks and Nieman Marcus allowed this to happen on their very doorsteps?
I have no idea, but the glamorous FRENCH MIAMI got this strange and wonderful gig, and we were not about to pass up a chance to play with them, especially outdoors in front of hundreds of weary shoppers and tourists! primitive romantic catharsis for all!
Come see if they pull the plug on us,

FREE!!
FRENCH MIAMI + the TUNNEL
this Sunday afternoon, July 8 @ 2pm
Macy's @ Victoria's Secret, Union Square, SF, CA

www.thetunnelsf.com + www.myspace.com/thetunnelsf
www.myspace.com/frenchmiamiband
www.unionsquarepark.us/Events.html




NEWS FLASH MAY 2007


friends, you are invited to the live debut of the TUNNEL on June 7 at the hallowed Eagle Tavern in San Francisco.

this should be a great night of intimate, rhythmic, post-apocalyptic ballads! here's the lineup:

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SWANN DANGER (Oakland)
{ swanndanger.com }
{ www.myspace.com/swanndanger }

RED VOICE CHOIR (Oakland)
{ www.myspace.com/redvoicechoir }

the TUNNEL (SF)
{ thetunnelsf.com }{ www.myspace.com/thetunnelsf }

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9pm @ the Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St., SF, CA
{ http://www.sfeagle.com } (see Thursday Night Live)
Thurs. June 7, 2007

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for folks who haven't heard the Tunnel EP, the live performance at KFJC, or our incoherent rantings:
the Tunnel is a 2-headed thing (Pat Crawford and Jeff Wagner) sprung from Jeff's TUNNEL OF LOVE gothic burlesque. The Tunnel has hammered those studio creations down into something live, jagged, and visceral - haunted, rocknroll tearjerkers!




LOTS OF NEW NEWS ALL OF THE SUDDEN DEC. 2006


3 Tunnel of Love songs appear in a new Mike McCarthy (aka JMM aka GuerrillaMonster Films) short called "Careless Wood". The film is about an old Memphis wooden roller coaster haunted by Elvis' last ride, with the Tunnel of Love creaking away in the background - it's pretty neat. (see it at http://www.guerrillamonster.com, along with the all the other cool primal art there) who knows...there might be more where this came from one day.

THE TUNNEL is born...and born again 3 times! with a new website, a new EP, and a debut live radio show next Sunday night:

THE TUNNEL is Pat Crawford and me playing stripped-down, live versions of TUNNEL OF LOVE stuff. It sounds like the ToL's gothic burlesk wrenched into something more jagged and visceral. rocknroll!

new website is THETUNNELSF.COM

new EP is 5 songs, listen to all 5 at the THETUNNELSF.COM, more details soon

radio show is at 10pm Sunday Dec. 10 on KFJC, hosted by Ophelia Necro listen at 89.7 in the SF Bay Area, or online at http://www.kfjc.org

!!



BRIEF NEWS BRIEF JULY 2006


--NEW REVIEW OF "FURY TOWN" ON 'REVIEWS' PAGE--


--4 MORE RADIO STATIONS CAUGHT PLAYING "FURY TOWN":--

WPTS PITTSBUGH
WXYC CHAPEL HILL, NC
KALX BERKELEY, CA
KZSU PALO ALTO, CA


--THAT'S ALL, FOLKS--



BREAKING NEWS FEB. 2006!


hammer and ghost

MORE REVIEWS OF NEW TUNNEL OF LOVE CD "FURY TOWN" NOW ON 'REVIEWS' PAGE..."SLEAZY AS HELL"..."TWO ZOMBIES"...

also
3 more random discoveries of FURY TOWN on the radio

PIRATE CAT RADIO SF, CA
WLUW Chicago, IL
209 RADIO Cambridge, UK

RIYL charts recently showed FURY TOWN ranking at #370 out of 1071 albums reported that week. Yowza! TOL has hit the 'Top-40(0)'!

also
FURY TOWN is now available at that venerable source for things gothic, PROJEKT RECORDS' DARKWAVE store (www.projekt.com).




BREAKING NEWS JAN. 2006!


FIRST REVIEWS OF NEW TUNNEL OF LOVE CD "FURY TOWN"
NOW ON 'REVIEWS' PAGE.

also
FURY TOWN is currently getting airplay on at least 10 fine community/college radio stations across North America. if you live in any of these neighborhoods, consider requesting a song from FURY TOWN to dedicate to a loved one!

WCKS Allendale MI
CISM Montreal Quebec
WUNH Durham NH
KFJC SF Bay Area CA
WEFT Champaign IL
CFRU Guelph Ontario
KDHX St Louis MO
WFMU NYC
WBOR Brunswick ME
Rainydawg Radio Seattle WA

(communications with radio promo HQ have been...murky...so these are just the stations I've found with random google searches. reports of other stations playing FURY TOWN are most welcome!)

also
there's a new 5-page TUNNEL OF LOVE review+interview in THE MICK #22. This is the online magazine of Mick Mercer, veteran UK goth/punk journalist...lots of other interesting, varied stuff there too. TOL is on pp. 105-109. The mag is a free download but it will only be up on his site for a little while.
http://www.mickmercer.com



BREAKING NEWS NOV. 2005!

FURY TOWN

NEW TUNNEL OF LOVE CD "FURY TOWN"
NOW AVAILABLE!!

primitive HOPES
and MURDEROUS
insticts on a lost COAST.

FURY TOWN



BREAKING NEWS SEPT. 2005!



NEW TUNNEL OF LOVE CD "FURY TOWN" COMING OUT SOON!
new songs from FURY TOWN in rooms 2 and 5. Yes! More gothic burlesk, junk-pop, reptiles, circus rants and ominous moods, plus shards of 60s French pop, Spanish-language radio, spaghetti-western shakedowns, robot drums, bordello piano vampires...

TUNNEL OF LOVE TO APPEAR IN NEW SAN FRANCISCO STAGE PRODUCTION (9/30 - 10/22/05)!
"Not the More Lovely: a Circus Sideshow" by Karen Penley is a carnivalesque physical theater show with poetic text, animation by Sean Jones, and live music by 20 Minute Loop, Ian Robertson and Tunnel of Love.
SEE http://home.earthlink.net/~kpenley/circus.htm

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