6/15: Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
6/16: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Guthrie Theater
6/20: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music
6/21: Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater
6/22: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
6/23: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Since we're on the subject of cover songs, here's a fantastic cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back". Personally I don't like cover songs unless they're quite different...
Every Beatles fan should know that June 18th is Sir Paul McCartney's birthday.
Just a friendly reminder that Jonathan Coulton will be playing at the Guthrie (McGuire Proscenium Stage) in Minneapolis on June 18th.
Unlike some of you, I don't really go to these 'theater' shows, so I actually had to do some research on this event.
There are many small class rooms and lobbies inside the new Guthrie, but there are three theaters. Dave called it the "three bears" theater because they have the right size for all performers.
Wurtele Thrust Stage (1,100 capacity)
McGuire Proscenium Stage (700 capacity)
Dowling Studio (175-250 capacity)
The first time (and last time) I was at the Guthrie, it was for Dar Williams at Dowling Studio, which was quite a tiny place. They list 250 max, but I felt like there was no way they could fit 100 in that place. It was a very intimate performance.
I am rather excited that I'll be checking out the next-size up at the McGuire Proscenium State, which according to the seating layout looks like a large rectangle room.
Is this a clever "widow's peak" or "widow speak"? Either way, they seem too young to be widows.
Widowspeak is a rock band from Brooklyn, currently signed to Captured Tracks Records. They have one self-titled album, released August 2011 … which about the same time they announced a tour with Vivian Girls.
Widowspeak will be playing with 2:54 at Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on June 18th.
06/16/12 Columbus The Basement*
06/17/12 Chicago Empty Bottle*
06/18/12 Minneapolis Triple Rock Social Club*
06/21/12 Seattle The Crocodile*
06/22/12 Portland Doug Fir Lounge*
06/23/12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret*
06/25/12 San Francisco The Independent*
06/26/12 West Hollywood Troubadour *
06/27/12 San Diego Casbah United States*
* with 2:54
BONUS: LISTEN TO THE 2008 INTERVIEW
Remember my interview with Anberlin? Well, it looks like they're playing an "acoustic" show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on June 18th. Opening up for them are Campfire OK and Monsters Calling Home. I would actually love to check out Anberlin, it's too bad they're playing on such a busy night.
The band is on tour for their 2010 album, Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place, but expect to hear some new songs like "Impossible" from a forthcoming 2012 album (I believe the pending title is Vital).
Jun 16 Wooly's Des Moines, IA
Jun 17 The Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Jun 18 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Jun 20 The Music Hall London, Canada
Jun 21 Alive Festival Mineral City, OH
Jun 22 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Jun 23 Heirloom Arts Theatre Danbury, CT
Jun 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jun 26 Recher Theatre Towson, MD
Jun 27 The Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 28 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Jun 29 Jillian's Columbia, SC
Jul 28 Taste of Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL
Sep 15 The Big Exo Day Sydney, Australia
Baby Dee is performing at Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre on Monday, June 18th. Her latest album, Regifted Light, was released last year on Drag City.
I've seen Baby Dee before, I thought she was a lot of fun and not to mention "outrageous" and "flamboyant". If you see Baby Dee live, expect to see her gigantic harp!
Baby Dee's tour:
Sat. June 16 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Sun. June 17 - Dubuque, IA @ Monks Kaffee Pub
Mon. June 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre
Tue. June 19 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
Thu. June 21 - Calgary, AB @ #1 Legion (Sled Island)
Sat. June 23 - Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood (Sled Island)
Sun. June 24 - Vancouver, BC @ The Waldorf Hotel w/ Tim Cohen
Mon. June 25 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
Tue. June 26 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. June 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
Sat. June 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Tim Cohen
Thu. July 5 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Our favorite bar, the 400 Bar, is hosting a show by Everyday/Everynight. The band's based out of Kansas, Missouri.
The band is on a mid-west tour in support of their 2011 album, etc, which you can find on Golden Sound Records.
June 16th @ Rex Fest (Kansas City, MO)
June 17th @ Vaudeville Mews (Des Moines, IA)
June 18th @ 400 Bar (Minneapolis, MN)
June 19th @ TBA (Chicago, IL)
June 20th @ Simple Days (Chesterton, IN)
June 21st @ The Mill (Iowa City, IA)
June 22nd @ O'leavers (Omaha, NE)