So this week is the official beginning of my joint tour with Matthew Squires. Both of us will be playing individual sets and I’ll also be playing guitar/violin/banjo with Matt as well! We’re sharing bills with a number of great artists including Chris Schlarb, Sandy Ewen, Jeb Bishop, Nick Hennies, and Peter Nichols (Great Valley/Peter’s Window) amongst many other rad folks! Below is a list of dates!
WED 7.9 / CHEER UP CHARLIE’S / Austin, TX with Real Live Tigers THURS 7.10 / THE 1011 / San Antonio, TX with Filmstrips FRI 7.11 / ALABAMA SONG / Houston, TX with Chris Schlarb/Sandy Ewen SAT 7.12 / CHECKPOINT CHARLIE’S / New Orleans, LA MON 7.14 / WONDERROOT / Atlanta, GA with JESSE NIGHSWONGER TUES 7.15/ NEPTUNES PARLOUR / Raleigh, NC with Polyorchard and Jeb Bishop THURS 7.17 / THE PAPER BOX / Brooklyn, NY FRI 7.18 / GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY / Brooklyn, NY SAT 7.19 / PSYCHEDELICATESSEN / Burlington, VT SUN 7.20/ HOUSE SHOW (details TBA) / Ithaca, NY with Nick Hennies MON 7.21 / THE FUTURE / Brattleboro, VT with Peter Nichols WED 7.23 / HOUSE OF USHER / Chicago, IL THURS 7.24 / DAYTROTTER / Rock Island, IL MON 7.28 / RUBBER GLOVES / Denton, TX TUES 7.29 / LIBERTY BAR / San Antonio, TX with Matthew Rose
First of all, as many of you may know I recently moved out of Los Angeles and have settled in Austin, TX for the time being. I’m super stoked to be here! I’ll be playing a lot of gigs where I’ll be shredding my own tunes but I’m also already doing a ton of sideman work with artists I love like Slomo Drags, Matthew Squires, and Real Live Tigers.
Matthew Squires and I will be doing a big east coast tour in a few weeks so stay tuned for more info on that!
Also, Land of Disenfranchisement recently got some love from Pop Press International and the MySpace blog! The MySpace blog said the album is the 7th best cassette release of 2014 so far! Wow! Check ’em out below:
“This is a real pleasure to hear. I mean it. This makes me feel great and totally happy. This is beautiful looping music in the style of maybe Megabats, Fuck Buttons or Emeralds. I would actually say a super minimal Emeralds with tons of patience. Yeah. Whatever it is it’s like falling asleep in a perfect stream on a perfect day wrapped up in a perfect life.
The overall design is nice. I am not a huge fan of these mini cereal boxes that tapes fit in (I know that’s not what they are) but it doesn’t really bother me too much.
I highly recommend hearing this. I should also mention that when I stopped this tape my three year old daughter protested until I played it again. I think I am going to be as familiar with this album as I am with the Wiggles “Bow Wow”.”