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NOV '13: solo shows Django is playing two solo house concerts coming up -- Dec 7 at the Deej in DC, and Dec 12 in Durham, NC. Send us an email for more details on how to attend. He's also doing a multimedia show with author Daniel Wallace ("Big Fish") at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill Jan 11th.

solo shows Django and The Jayhawks' Gary Louris have just booked a duo show at Motorco in Durham Jan 24th. They'll be playing together and solo, including at least one tune they co-wrote. Should be an interesting evening.

OCT '13: The new Old Ceremony record is coming along swimmingly, with Mitch Easter helping out with production and a guest appearance by Mike Mills.

MAY '12: Django will be performing twice in London this month -- 28 May at Barbican Centre (London) with Big Star Third, and 29 May at the Slaughtered Lamb Pub with Chris Stamey (dB's) and Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM).

He'll also be performing with the Big Star Third show 1 Jun in Barcelona for the Primavera Festival.

MAY '12: BIG NEWS: YEP ROC RECORDS announces the signing of The Old Ceremony! Our new album will be out on Yep Roc (home of Nick Lowe, John Doe, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock, etc.) AUGUST 21st! We're thrilled to be a part of the Yep Roc family!

JAN '12: Django will be performing excerpts and songs from his upcoming book, "Painting the Town" at UNC-Chapel Hill Jan 20-21.



JUL '11: TOC is back from European tour. Thanks so much to all who helped make this possible.

JUN '11: Thanks to the readers of the INDEPENDENT WEEKLY for choosing TOC as the Best Band in the Triangle!

APR '11: Check out the new issue of MOJO MAGAZINE with the great photo and kind mention of Django's Big Star appearance.

MAR '11:





ROLLING STONE gives Django a shout out for his performance in the NYC Big Star show: "[Haskins] carried the bleak weight of "Holocaust" with a wise plain poise." Check it out here.

The New York Times reviews the NYC Big Star show!


Django is singing with Michael Stipe, Matthew Sweet, Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Chris Stamey, and many more in NYC 26 Mar in a reprise of the Big Star Third show! See the writeup in the Village Voice.

DEC '10: Check out Bertis Downs' review of Django's performance of Big Star's Third record at Cat's Cradle with Jody Stephens (Big Star), Mike Mills (REM), Chris Stamey (dB's), etc.!

SEP '10: Get the new OLD CEREMONY album, Tender Age now at theoldceremony.com and on itunes!

MAR '10: The new (fourth) TOC album will be released in September on Alyosha Records. The local release will be at the Cat's Cradle Fri Sept 17th. Stay tuned for other tourdates.

FEB '10: The Old Ceremony is scoring the new Ed Asner movie, Elephant Sighs, directed by Ed Simpson. The film also features the Dude's landlord from The Big Lebowski.

APR '09: Join The Old Ceremony's Facebook page.

the old ceremonyJUL '08: The Old Ceremony won the Best Band in Orange/Chatham Counties award in this year's Independent Weekly Reader's Poll. Thanks everybody.


APR '08: From the Independent Weekly's music retrospective issue: Two of the bright musical moments of being back in NC for a couple years: Chris Stamey and I had finished our 2006 Christmas show set at Local 506, and I had the thrill of hearing Django Haskins perform his songs by his bad self. Riveting and Triangle-smart, he's another great torchbearer of a lingering creativity gene around here. - Peter Holsapple


the old ceremonyMAR'08: THE OLD CEREMONY plays SXSW in Austin, TX.


the old ceremonySEPT '07: THE OLD CEREMONY plays Cranford NJ MusicFest with Chuck Berry, the Alarm, Apples in Stereo, Fountains of Wayne, and The Smithereens. TOC's tour dates page.


the old ceremonyMAR '07: THE OLD CEREMONY playing with CAKE, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Polyphonic Spree in April/May/June. See the old ceremony's tour dates here.


JAN '07: OUR ONE MISTAKE CHOSEN FOR PASTE MAGAZINE'S 'TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2006'!!



THE OLD CEREMONY CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE "EIGHT GREAT ACTS OF THE TRIANGLE" by the Raleigh News-Observer!