The Meat Purveyors to Call it Quits
Only a few weeks after releasing their fifth album, Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!, the Meat Purveyors have announced they’ll be packing it in because bassist Cherilyn Dimond is getting married and moving to Maine (the proposal took place at this year’s Bloodshot party at SXSW):
Jo, Peter, and Bill may play together again by sometime next year, but without Cherilyn it is doubtful whether we will ever again call ourselves the Meat Purveyors. Considering that we already broke up once and did not play a show for two years after New Year’s Eve 1999/2000, then re-formed and recorded three more albums, it would seem that we are in bonus time anyway. It has been so much fun, and we have met so many cool people and/or hilarious characters. we have had a great run and seen a lot of places that we never would have seen.
The last time to catch ’em in Austin will be Saturday, September 9th, at the Hole in the Wall, the first club they ever played in, and their final show will take place November 4th in Brooklyn during CMJ. Hopefully, they’ll still get together for the occasional one-off gig at SXSW.