Going this year? Perhaps you'd want to check out some of these Hopscotch shows:
Hopscotch Music Festival
The Independent Weekly is bringing its third annual Hopscotch Music Festival to North Carolina …
I saw Young Magic at the 400 Bar, Liars at First Avenue, and will be checking out Deerhoof (with Buke & Gase and Mirel Wagner) at Mill City Nights on 9/23. All three are deserving headliners, so having them all under one roof at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on 9/6, with one ticket price, is a deal.
Since I've previously already written about Liars and Young Magic, I'll just touch a little on Deerhoof.
Yes, this is another one of those popular animal-named bands. With their latest album, Breakup Song, to be released September 4th via Polyvinyl Records, their drummer Greg talked about their latest album:
We've been called a lot of things, as you know. But pop has always marked the spot on the Deerhoof treasure map.
Pop = catchy
Pop = new
Pop = no rules
If you want to come dance or sing karaoke with Deerhoof, you don't have to ask twice.
We've just finished this sensational slice of Cuban-flavored party-noise-energy music. We called it Breakup Song. Just don't expect a bunch of Grammy®-baiting sob stories, OK? In Deerhoof's thesaurus, freedom's just another word for feeling good again and raising hell and getting away with it. Stick with us and the bad guys with guns will never catch up...
Young Magic, Deerhoof, and Liars are playing at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on Thursday, September 6th.
If you want to see more Deerhoof, here is their tour schedule:
09-05 Washington, DC The Black Cat *
09-06 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival &
09-17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg $^
09-18 Cambridge, MA The Middle East $^
09-19 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal$^
09-21 Lexington, KY Boomslang Festival$
09-22 Chicago, IL Scuba's Tavern (early)^
09-22 Chicago, IL Schuba's Tavern (10PM)$
09-23 Minneapolis, MN The Brick $^
09-24 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room $+
09-25 Denver, CO The Hi Dive $+
09-27 Garden City, ID Visual Arts Collective $+π
09-28 Seattle, WA The Vera Project $+
09-29 Portland, OR Branx $+
09-30 Arcata, CA The Depot $+
10-01 San Francisco, CA Slim's $+
10-02 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex $+
11-03 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar =%?
11-04 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-05 Houston, TX Walter's =?
11-06 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon =~?
11-07 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box =?
11-08 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder =?
11-09 Orlando, FL Accidental Music Festival
11-10 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club =?
11-12 Richmond, VA The National =?
11-13 Baltimore, MD Ottobar =*?
* w/Dope Body | & w/Liars and Airstrip | $ w/Buke And Gase | ^ w/Mirel Wagner | + w/Raleigh Moncrief | = w/Liam Finn | ? w/Formica Man | % w/Skating Polly | ~ w/Twin Killers | π w/Luke Wyland (of AU)
Be sure to check out some of these other Hopscotch shows:
Milwaukee's Altos announced a brief September tour with Death Blues (a multidisciplinary project by percussionist and composer Jon Mueller.)
Their final stop will be at a Hopscotch show at Lincoln Theatre, alongside Death Blues, Screaming Females and Baroness.
The only burning question I have is how they're going to fit all twelve band members* on stage? Good luck!
Altos Tour Dates:
09/02 RCNCAVE Akron, OH
09/03 Soundlab Buffalo, NY
09/04 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
09/05 Studio 34 Philadelphia, PA
09/06 Hopscotch Music Festival
Current roster: Thomas Duffey, Brendan Benham, Amelinda Burich, Shawn Stephany, Erin Wolf, Daniel Spack, Todd Ringe, Adam Krause, Marielle Allschwang, Nathaniel Heuer, Heather Hass and Ken Palme
In case you missed the Hopscotch Day Party announcements, check out some great bands for FREE.
If you like Wye Oak as much as we do, you may want to head over to The Pour House Music Hall on Friday, September 7th from noon to 5pm at the Brooklyn Vegan & Figure Eight Management showcase. The showcase features Flock of Dimes, which is 'singing waitress' Jenn Wasner's other band.
She may, or may not, also be singing with Baltimore's White Life, as she has done so on past shows. Wasner and White Life's main songwriter, Jon Ehrens, are also involved in a new project called Dungeoness. Look for more information later on this year.
In the meantime, if you're lucky enough to see this year's Hopscotch, be sure to check out White Life and find out why the Baltimore City Paper voted them Best New Band of 2011.