Wednesday, April 1, 2009

When Sons Depart

I leave tomorrow morning for Olympia to get it together for 2 months or so of touring with The Hive Dwellers and Chain & The Gang. Hive Dwellers is Calvin Johnson's new band/new songs and I play drums for the band. C&TG is Ian Svenonius' (Make Up/Weird War/Soft Focus talk show) new jam. I play bass in that one. After the last two months of playing lots of shows, recording all the time and hanging so hard with Ryan all in the name of playing some fucked up music with City Center, I'm really sad to be taking off for so long and putting the CC on hold. Luckily we're gonna play a few shows on this tour, and we also have a ton of things we're working on that will come to light soon, so it's less a break and more just a hiccup in the momentum and joyality. All the dates are listed below. All shows are both Hive Dwellers and Chain & The Gang, but they'll all have some other bands as well, and the shows City Center's playing are bolded up so you know. Also, every last show is all ages. Killer. Wish me luck and tell me where to go for vegan food in Dubuque!

Apr 9, 2009 - Salem, Oregon. Cherry City Music Festival
Apr 11, 2009 - Bozeman, Montana. The Leaf and Bean Coffeehouse
Apr 13, 2009 - Dubuque, Iowa. 180 Main, 180 Main St ., 52001,
Apr 14, 2009 - Springfield, Illinois. Black Sheep Cafe
Apr 15, 2009 - Bloomington, Indiana. Russian Recording w/ City Center
Apr 16, 2009 - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The Nerve w/ City Center
Apr 17, 2009 - New York City, New York. 92Y Tribeca - w/ City Center

Apr 18, 2009 - Boston , Massachusetts. Outside the Lines Gallery
Apr 19, 2009 - Providence, Rhode Island. AS220
Apr 20, 2009 - Annandale on Hudson, New York. Bard College
Apr 21, 2009 - Danbury, Connecticut. Heirloom Arts
Apr 22, 2009 - Montreal, Quebec. Lab Synthese
Apr 23, 2009 - Hamilton, Ontario. The Casbah
Apr 24, 2009 - Toronto, Ontario. Whippersnapper Gallery
Apr 25, 2009 - Buffalo, New York. Soundlab
Apr 26, 2009 - Brooklyn, New York. Market Hotel
Apr 27, 2009 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Barbary
Apr 28, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland. Talking Head Club
Apr 29, 2009 - Washington, DC. Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
Apr 30, 2009 - Akron, Ohio. Musica
May 1, 2009 - Detroit, Michigan. UFO Factory
May 2, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois. Co-Prosperity Sphere - VERSION FEST
May 3, 2009 - Grand Rapids, Michigan. The DAAC w/ City Center May 4, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois. Ronny's Bar - w/ City Center May 5, 2009 - Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eclipse Record Store w/ City Center May 6, 2009 - Iowa City, Iowa. Public Space w/ City Center May 7, 2009 - Indianapolis, Indiana.
May 8, 2009 - Louisville , Kentucky. Skull Alley
May 9, 2009 - Greensboro, North Carolina. UNC - Greensboro Campus
May 10, 2009 - Athens, Georgia. Secret Squirrel
May 11, 2009 - Atlanta, Georgia. The Drunken Unicorn
May 12, 2009 - Huntsville, Alabama. Vertical House Records
May 14, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana. Spellcaster
May 15, 2009 - Scott, Louisiana. Bourque's Social Club
May 16, 2009 - Austin, Texas. Emo's
May 17, 2009 - Denton, Texas. Hailey's Club
May 19, 2009 - Santa Fe, New Mexico. Warehouse 21
May 20, 2009 - Tucson, Arizona. Solar Culture
May 21, 2009 - Isla Vista, California. Biko's Garage
May 22, 2009 - Los Angeles, California. The Smell
May 23, 2009 - San Francisco, California. The Parkside
May 24, 2009 - Oakland, California. Ghost Town Gallery
May 25, 2009 - Santa Cruz, California. Crepe Place
May 27, 2009 - Eureka, California. Accident Gallery
May 28, 2009 - Portland, Oregon. Rotture
May 29, 2009 - Seattle, Washington. The Vera Project
May 30, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. little mountain studios - 195 E.26TH AVENUE
May 31, 2009 - Anacortes, Washington. The Department of Safety
Jun 1, 2009 - Olympia, Washington. Northern - 321 4th Ave.

P.S.: I know Doritos aren't vegan and Mountain Dew isn't actually food at all. They're mostly props. Let a brother live!


Chase said...

Man, that Chain and the Gang is really swingin'. Do you think you'll have any CC stuff left at the Tucson show?

Esme B. said...

I am seriously looking forward to seeing you again! xx

Anonymous said...

im super pumped that you'll be in arizona soon, i miss you lots. also, i have a place that you all can crash at in tucson no probs. let me know if you need, i will for sure be at that show!!

call me(520)309-1356
miss you/love you.

Rachel said...

Oh hooray! I'll get to see you when you come to DC (where I currently live).

darin said...

May 8, 2009 - Louisville , Kentucky. Skull Alley= fuck yeah

Mikey IQ said...

Fuck, homie, I'll be on tour myself when you play 92Y!! I'll probably be able to make the Market Hotel show, tho.

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