(“Dead Molly, “Submerge”, “Bell” and “William”, live, May 25, 2013, Instants Chaviré)
Just a reminder that the original Come lineup of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson and Sean O’Neil hit the road today in support of the double LP/double CD 20th Anniversary edition of ’11:11′. Dates are below.
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA (w/ Tara Jane O’Neil)
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA (w/ Tara Jane O’Neil)
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR (w/ Rebecca Gates & The Consortium)
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA (w/ The Redwood Plan, No Grave)
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA (w/ 27)
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY (with Jennifer O’Connor)
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL (with Brother JT)
7/26 40 Watt Club Athens GA (with Subsonics, A)
7/27 The Earl Atlanta GA
Last week Queens of the Stone Age added a new European tour to their expanding live dates and today the pre-sales went live, you can use the password ‘Clockwork‘ to get tickets ahead of your mere mortal friends from the following links:
(“She Will”, from “Ce soi ou jamais”, taped June 7, video courtesy France 2)
Savages’ July North American dates are close to sold out, but they’ll be back in September in support of ‘Silence Yourself’, hitting a number of American cities for the first time. As mentioned previously in this space, there’s 4 October shows in-between the two weekends of Austin City Limits in which Savages are supporting Queens of the Stone Age. The October 9 show in Tulsa (Brady Theater) was just added.
9/10: 9:30 Club, DC
9/11: Mr Small’s, Pittsburgh
9/12: Terminal 5, NYC
9/14: Laneway Festival, Detroit
9/15: The Basement, Columbus
9/17: First Avenue, Minneapolis
9/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison
9/20: Bluebird Theater, Denver
9/23: Neumo’s, Seattle
9/24: Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver
9/25: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
9/27: The Independent, San Francisco
10/1: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
10/4-6 : Austin City Limits, ZIlker Park, Austin*
10/5: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie (w/ QOTSA)
10/7: Nashvillle Municipal Auditorium, Nashville (w/ QOTSA)
10/8: Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville (w/ QOTSA)
10/9: Brady Theater, Tulsa (w/ QOTSA) (tickets)
10/11-13 : Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin*
*- specific date/time of Savages’ appearance will be announced soon.
Not to be stopped, Savages have added tour dates to their current tour that taking them through the fall. All this includes a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5 and dates with Queens Of The Stone Age. New dates in bold.
4th-6th Austin City Limits, USA 7th Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium (with Queens Of The Stone Age) 8th Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion (with Queens Of The Stone Age) 9th Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater (with Queens Of The Stone Age) 11th-12th Austin City Limits, USA 12th Terminal 5, NYC NY USA 13th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal
By mayoral decree, August 28 will officially be Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia! On that date, Kurt will give a free solo performance in City Hall Courtyard at 5:30pm for the season finale of the City Hall Presents summer concert series. Prior to his performance, the City of Philadelphia will present Kurt with the Liberty Bell Award, the highest honor the City can bestow upon one of its citizens. This award is given only to native Philadelphians, and is presented in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and civic generosity. (More information about City Hall Presents, Philadelphia’s free weekly summer concert series, is below.)
Ushering in a summer of commemoration, we begin with the premiere of Kurt’s new video for “KV Crimes,” directed by Tom Scharpling, in which Kurt is regally paraded through the streets of his fair town (mmm, hoagies).
And finally, why not grace you with these beautiful clips of Kurt Vile and the Violators performing at KEXP:
Girl Called Alex
Wakin on a Pretty Day
City Hall Presents is a series of free events that welcomes the full spectrum of Philadelphia’s performing arts into City Hall Courtyard. Shows are presented on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm throughout the summer, and the entire concert calendar can be found by visiting http://cityhallpresents.creativephl.org. Organized by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, these events aim to bring a new vibrancy to the historic building and inspire citizens to become more active in the arts. The program is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, as well as the William Penn Foundation.
As you’ve probably read elsewhere, Hoboken’s venerable Maxwell’s, one of our favorite live music venues in this country or any other, is scheduled to close their doors at the end of July. The club’s role in the development of many Matador artists & alumni cannot be overstated. Also — we had a great time there. Almost always.
Ted Leo will be making his final Maxwell’s appearance on June 21, with support from Shellshag. Tickets are on sale here.