Posts Tagged ‘upcoming tour’

Holy Fuck interview on HiFi Cartel

29th May 10 (Sat) Leave a comment

There’s a great new Holy Fuck interview from leadman Brian Borcherdt at The HiFi Cartel

(click picture for interview link)

Their U.S. Tour is officially underway… I’ll be seeing them in Portland (and hopefully San Francisco, too).

Holy Fuck – 2010 Tour Dates (so far)

May 28 Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York #
May 29 The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts #
May 30 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
May 31 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC #
Jun 1 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio #
Jun 3 Turf Club Saint Paul, Minnesota #
Jun 6 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon #
Jun 8 The Independent San Francisco, California #

Jun 10 Troubadour Los Angeles, California #
Jul 5 Club Soda – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Quebec
Jul 9 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Ontario ^
Jul 30 Sappyfest Sackville, New Brunswick
# w/ Nice Nice
^ w/ Metric and Passion Pit

Check out their video for “Latin America“…

Or their bitchin’ live video from The Cake Shop (in NYC)

~Dan – np: George Cotsirilos TrioPast Present


Conan O’Brien’s Prohibited Tour 2010

13th Mar 10 (Sat) Leave a comment

Late night comedic legend Conan O’Brien got booted from his late night gig, and is hitting the road… most of the shows are already on-sale (and sold out), but I’m sure more tickets will become available via legit (and otherwise) channels as the dates approach… they start off in my home town of Eugene.  Tickets sold out within hours.  D’oh!

Conan O’Brien PROHIBITED 2010 tour dates:
4/12, Eugene, OR (Hult Center for the Performing Arts
4/13, Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theatre
4/16, Spokane, WA (INB Performing Arts Center)
4/17, Edmonton, AB (River Cree Resort & Casino
4/18, Seattle, WA (Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
4/22, San Francisco, CA (Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium
4/24, Universal City, CA (Gibson Amphitheater)
4/29, San Diego, CA (San Diego Civic Theatre)
4/30, Phoenix, AZ (Dodge Theatre
5/1, Las Vegas, NV (Pearl Concert Theater)
5/4, Reno, NV (Grand Sierra Resort and Casino)
5/5, San Jose, CA (San Jose State Event Center
5/6, Sacramneto, CA (Sacramento Memorial Auditorium)
5/9, Boulder, CO (Mackey Auditorium
5/10, Denver, CO (Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
5/13, Dallas, TX (McFarlin Auditorium)
5/14, Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall
5/15, Tulsa, OK (Brady Theater
5/16, Kansas City, MO (The Midland)
5/18, Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theater
5/19, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
5/22, Toronto, ON (Massey Hall)
6/1, New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall
6/4, Boston, MA (Wang Theater)
6/6, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
6/7, Upper Derby, PA (Tower Theatre)
6/8, Washington, DC (Dar Constitution Hall)
6/11, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/14, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)

~Dan – np: Charlotte Gainsbourg with BeckIRM

That1Guy Packs a Wallop

27th Jan 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

That1Guy was just here in Eugene.  He’s coming back in May (15th @ WOW Hall).  I didn’t know if was his new album that came out this past Tuesday.  Do I just not pay attention sometimes? Yes.

Go get his new album… CD, download, or both…

I’ll be at the T1G show in Eugene.  For other tour dates (and there are a’plenty), go to…

~Dan – np: HeatmiserDead Air

New Sufjan Song / Swell Season Tour

25th Sep 09 (Fri) 1 comment

I Guess I’m Floating have a new live-captured Sufjan Stevens song “There’s Too Much Love.”  Snag the free mp3 here:

Sufjan Stevens – There’s Too Much Love {external link mp3}

Or watch the video here:


The Swell Season, comprised of Glen Hansard from The Frames and Marketa Irglova, is releasing their new album, Strict Joy, on 9/29.  They’ve got a U.S. Tour on the map.  I got my Portland tickets in the mail the other day…

November 2009
1 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ The Pabst
2 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Clowes Memorial Hall
3 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
4 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Olympia de Montreal
6 – Boston, Mass. @ Berklee College of Music Performance Center
7 – Providence, R.I. @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
8 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Merriam Theater
9 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
12 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
13 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
14 – Dallas, Texas @ Palladium
15 – Austin, Texas @ Paramount Theatre
17 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Mesa Arts Center
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Paramount
22 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Paramount
24 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
– Vancouver, B.C. @ Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
27 – Boise, Idaho @ Egyptian Theatre
28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Jeanne Wagner Theatre
29 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
30 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater

December 2009
3 – Chicago, Ill. @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
4 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
5 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ State Theatre

~Dan – np: FailureFantastic Planet

Fiona Apple & Múm

7th Jul 09 (Tue) 1 comment

Two unrelated music news items worthy of note…

Fiona Apple is back in the studio for the first time in three years.  As SPIN reports, Fiona will contribute two new recordings to The Best Is Yet to Come, a forthcoming compilation honoring Cy Coleman, a composer whose most famous material was performed by Frank Sinatra.  On the collection, Apple performs Coleman’s “Why Try to Change Me Now” and “I Walk a Little Faster,” which was popularized by Tony Bennett.  Patty Griffin, Nikka Costa, Jill Sobule, and Missy Higgins are among the other artists who honor Coleman’s musical legacy on the album.  No release date set, from what I can tell.

Here’s an audio YouTube of Fiona’s “Why Try to Change Me Now”…


Icelandic band Múm (pronounced “moom”) is releasing another album and is touring the U.S.  I received my ticket to the Portland show (Nov 4th) in the mail today.  I figured it was related to an album, but hadn’t heard that until today (over on the BrooklynVegan blog).  Musically, Múm are akin to Sigur Rós meets Frog Pocket. And for those not in the know about Frog Pocket… well, the prior sentence meant that Múm are like a glitchy-electronic Sigur Rós.

Honestly, I hadn’t looked, but I now find out that Múm’s new album (Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know) is due out in August 2009, but it has already been leaked.  Oh, internets, when you you ever learn that in order for the arts to continue and flourish, you should pay for it!

Anyway, Múm’s 2009 tour dates are as follows:

  • Jul 08 TEATRI DI VITA Bologna #
  • Jul 11 Loop festival afterparty at Digital Brighton #
  • Jul 12 Loop festival Brighton
  • Jul 13 TabarnacleLondon
  • Aug 14 SUMMER SUNDAE festival Leicester
  • Aug 15 Studio 24 Edinburgh
  • Aug 17 National museum of Wales Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 18 Norwich art center Norwhich
  • Aug 27 Atomic CafeMunich (DE)
  • Aug 28 Beatpol Dresden (DE)
  • Sep 05 Lido Berlin (DE)
  • Sep 06 Knust Hamburg (DE)
  • Sep 07 Gebaeude 9 Cologne (DE)
  • Oct 21 the Somerville Theatre Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Oct 22 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 23 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
  • Oct 24 Le Poisson Rouge NY, New York
  • Oct 26 Le National Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 27 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 28 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 29 McGuire Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 01 Marquee Room Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 02 Richards on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 03 Showbox at the Market Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 04 Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 05 The Independent San Francisco, California
  • Nov 06 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 07 Yost Theatre Santa Ana, California
    # múm DJ set

~Dan – np: DavkaDavka Live

Porcupine Tree, King’s X, and That 1 Guy walk into a bar…

9th Apr 09 (Thu) 4 comments

Porcupine Tree is working on a new album, due out in September on Roadrunner Records (in the U.S.).   For their upcoming North American tour in support of its new album, the following dates have been confirmed (more to follow):

Tue 15 Sep SEATTLE, WA MOORE THEATER [opener: That1Guy]
Wed 16 Sep PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND [opener: That 1 Guy]
Fri 18 Sep SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD [opener: That 1 Guy]
Sat 19 Sep LOS ANGELES CLUB NOKIA [opener: Big Elf]
Mon 21 Sep CLEVELAND, OH HOUSE OF BLUES [opener: King’s X]
Tue 22 Sep CHICAGO, IL VIC THEATER [opener: King’s X]
Thu 24 Sep NY, NY TERMINAL 5 [opener: King’s X]
Sat 26 Sep PHILLY ELECTRIC FACTORY [opener: King’s X]
Sun 27 Sep BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES [opener: King’s X]
Tue 29 Sep MONTREAL METROPOLIS [opener: King’s X]


General onsale date is April 17th for all dates, except Boston/Chicago (4/18) and San Fran (4/19).  If you’re a PT “ROABP” fanclub member, you can get tickets earlier (4/10)… but most are probably GA venues anyway… so… yeah… you do the math.

I’d kind of hope to see the PT / KX bill, but I guess I’ll settle for PT/T1G.  And who the heck is Big Elf?


Jacob FREE Jazz Odyssey

30th Jan 09 (Fri) Leave a comment

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have released their new studio album, Winterwood, for FREE.  Go here…

They’re also embarking on a tour which (of course) swings through Eugene when I’ll be out of town.  So, three times through Eugene in 10 months… first time the same time as an in-town Ani DiFranco gig, second time when it was a ticketed show behind a ticketed festival (grumble), and third time when I’ll be 100 miles away for work.  Sigh.  At least they’ve proven that they’ve got love for Eugene… and I’m sure I’ll get to see them… eventually.

Anyway, here are their tour dates (as of 1/29/09):

01/29/09 :: George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
01/30/09 :: Jardine’s – Kansas City, MO
01/31/09 :: Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
02/10/09 :: Winston’s – San Diego, CA
02/11/09 :: Largo – Los Angeles, CA
02/12/09 :: Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
02/13/09 :: HopMonk Tavern – sebastopol, CA
02/14/09 :: New World Ballet Co. – Arcata, CA
02/18/09 :: Indigo – Eugene, OR
02/20/09 :: Eastside Club – Olympia, WA
02/21/09 :: Goodfoot Lounge – Portland, OR
02/22/09 :: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
02/25/09 :: Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
02/27/09 :: The B-Side Lounge – Boulder, CO
02/28/09 :: Owsley’s Golden Road – Denver, CO
03/28/09 :: The Parish Room – Austin, TX

And I’m glad I’ll at least be spinning their new album for free in a bit.

~Dan – np: The Bad PlusThese Are the Vistas

Glen Phillips updates

18th Sep 08 (Thu) 6 comments

Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips has new projects (now with names) with albums on the horizon:

The Plover record (project with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Star) is done, and will be available in the next few months.

Also – The other band, the one without a name, now has a name. We are the Works Progress Administration. Go to for a taste.

He’s going on tour with Jonatha Brooke in late Oct / early Nov.  Sean and Sara Watkins from Nickel Creek in late Nov.  And Jonatha Brooke again in early December.  I’ll be seeing him in early Nov in Portland (Aladdin Theater, 11/6), as I’ll be up there for work.  His tour dates are not in an easily copy-n-pasteable format; so GO HERE for any of his tourdates.

~Dan – np: Piano MagicPart Monster

You down with OTC?

26th Aug 08 (Tue) 2 comments

Jason Schimmel, from Estradasphere (and the recent Secret Chiefs 3 live incarnation), has a lovely new album out now… Orange Tulip Conspiracy. It’s available directly from Web of Mimicry (SC3’s label), but oddly not yet from Lobefood (Estradasphere’s distro) or Amazon (a large women & rainforest wholesaler). I picked it up at the Portland SC3 gig, and I absolutely LOVE IT. Behind SC3’s Xaphan, it’s probably my #2 album of 2008 so far.

Well, apparently the OTC is going to tour. YAY! The tour is going to feature Jason Schimmel (guitar/ keys), John Whooley (sax, an original Estradasphere member), Dan Robbins (bass), Zach Cline (guitar/ keys) and Lee Smith (drums).

Here are the dates and cities (subject to change):

Saturday Nov 15- Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
Sunday Nov 16- Portland, OR @ Dante’s
Monday Nov 17- Eugene, OR @ Samurai Duck :)
Tuesday Nov 18- Sacramento, CA @ On the Y
Wednesday Nov 19- Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
Friday Nov 21- Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory

Jason needs help with opening band slots and additional venues in or around the cities above. If you are in a band or know of any good venues, contact him through either the OTC or Estradasphere MySpace pages (above).

~Dan – np: Frank ZappaTrance-Fusion

((O)) planets have aligned ((O))

20th Jun 08 (Fri) 2 comments

I’ll be in Portland* on Monday, October 6th for work.
*-Portland, Oregon. Maine, quit asking!! It’s not gonna happen.

Icelandic ambient/post-rock/rock band (pick one) Sigur Rós will also be in Portland on Monday, October 6th… for work at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (downtown).

I just got a ticket to their workplace to see what their daily grind is like. This’ll be my 5th time seeing them… and I’m stoked. Each time is surreal / magnanimous / phosphorescent / pah-nah-men-ah.

Sigur Rós can come see me at my work for free that day, because that’s how *I* roll. Jonsi, call me. ::gestures::

~Dan – np: HiromiBeyond Standard

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