On February 28th, 2011 Glasser will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…
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Regular Matablog readers will be both familiar with and appreciative of the restraint with which we discuss the various going-on that are inevitably a part of life here in the music industry’s fast lane. It’s at the risk of ruining our reputation for understatement, then, that I describe the anticipation for Kurt Vile’s forthcoming album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, as approaching a fever pitch. Kurt & The Violators are happy to contribute to that build-up with today’s live broadcast of their WXPN Free at Noon show, which starts exactly when you would think it would: 12:00 noon EST. Philadelphia, tune in at 88.5FM. Rest of the world, do yourself a favor and listen online.
By Jeremy P. Goldstein on Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Photo courtesy of gaelenh
They may not be spinning the Wheel of Whatever but Yo La Tengo will indeed be performing live on KEXP today at 4PM PST/7PM EST ahead of their show this evening at The Showbox at the Market. Tonight’s gig will mark the first date on the West Coast leg of their Spinning Wheel tour, with other shows to follow Seattle in Portland, Eugene, Oaktown, LA, and ending in Costa Mesa on 2/24. There is a Vancouver date thrown in between Seattle and Portland, but I don’t speak Canadian, so I didn’t include that initially.
As previously reported Kurt Vile And The Violators will be touring North America this Spring in support of the forthcoming Kurt Vile LP, Smoke Ring For My Halo.
We’re happy to report some more dates to the touring schedule, including a West Coast headline run at the end of April (new dates below in bold).
But before all this kicks off, don’t forget, Mr. Vile will be doing a run of East Coast solo in-store dates around Smoke Ring For My Halo’s March 8 release. You can find all in-store date and location info here.
Kurt Vile And The Violators Spring Tour
Thursday, March 10 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways #
Friday, March 11 – Toronto, ONT – The Great Hall (Canadian Music Fest) # Saturday, March 12 — Kingston, ONT — The Mansion **
Sunday, March 13 — Burlington, VT — Monkey House **
Monday, March 14 — Milford, CT — Daniel Street ** Saturday, March 19 — Austin, TX — Ground Control Showcase at Auditorium Shores (SXSW)
Tuesday, March 22 – Battleboro, VT – Headroom Stages #
Wednesday, March 23 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live #
Thursday, March 24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge # (SOLD OUT)
Friday, March 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Saturday, March 26 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall # Monday, March 28 — Red Hook, NY — BARD College **
Tuesday, March 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum **
Wednesday, March 30 – Cleveland Hts, OH – Grog Shop #
Thursday, March 31 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig #
Friday, April 01 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean #
Saturday, April 02 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry # Sunday, April 03 — Iowa City, IA — The Mill **
Tuesday, April 05 — Gambier, OH — Kenyon College **
Wednesday, April 06 — Nashville, TN — The End **
Thursday, April 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
Friday, April 08 – Athens, GA – Melting Point #
Saturday, April 09 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle #
Sunday, April 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle # Thursday, April 21 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo **
Friday, April 22 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom Of The Hill **
Saturday, April 23 — Portland, OR — Bunk Bar **
Sunday, April 24 — Seattle, WA — Sunset Tavern **
Monday, April 25 — Vancouver, BC — Waldorf Hotel **
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** Kurt Vile And The Violators Headline
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As previously reported, Cold Cave will be heading out on the road this Spring in support of their forthcoming LP, Cherish The Light Years.
Check out the below list of dates as there have been some additions & date changes for the previously scheduled shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
Friday, April 08 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (CC headline) Cancelled
Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)
Friday, April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Sunday, April 17 – Phoenix, AZ – ICYC (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills) **
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills) **
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills) **
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills) **
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills) **
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills) **
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills) **
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills **
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills) **
Saturday, May 14 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre (supporting The Kills) **
Monday, May 16 – El Paso, TX – Bombadiers (CC headline)
Wednesday, May 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Thursday, May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Friday, May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Sunday, May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)
It’s been a long time since we updated you on the comings and goings of the contributors to our 2010 Austin compilation album, ‘Casual Victim Pile’. Since the last missive, the Golden Boys and Wild America went (the former to Europe for a December trip, the latter committed rock’n'roll auto de fé with a house show finale) and Dikes Of Holland came (out with a new full-length album that was arguably one of last year’s best). But for for the purpose of appearing to be timely/relevant for a change, we’ll focus on the recent activity of Follow That Bird! (above), who mark the release of their brand new Mt. Fuji 7″ with the following tour dates ;
sat 2.12 – austin, tx @ the mohawk w/ silent diane, dikes of holland, holy wave
thur 2.17 – el paso, tx @ garage tequila
fri 2.18 – tucson, az @ hangart
mon 2.21 – san francisco @ the knockout
thur 2.24 – eugene, or @ wandering goat coffee co
fri 2.25 – portland, or @ the woods
sat 2.26 – portland, or @ wtf bikes
sun 2.27 – seattle, wa @ the sunset tavern
thur 3.3 – denver, co @ the hi-dive
fri 3.4 – albuquerque, nm @ blackbird
sat 3.5 – marfa, tx @ marfa book company
On a slightly related tip, there’s a second volume of ‘CVP’ — the creatively dubbed, ‘Casual Victim Pile II’ coming out on vinyl very soon on another label. I’m told it might be a quality endeavor, but at the risk of getting all corporate for a moment, is the theft of Matador’s intellectual property not even worth protesting? I don’t know how these people can sleep at night.
In anticipation of the release of his upcoming ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’ (out 3/8), Kurt Vile will be running around the northeast and stopping in some of our favorite independent record shops playing a series of solo acoustic (and one full-band) instores. Some very special guests are in the works, with Northampton Wools (Thurston Moore + Bill Nace) already confirmed for one of the three NYC engagements.