Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens just released his 50+ Christmas five-disc album, Silver & Gold, collecting Songs for Christmas, Vol 6-10. Stevens is currently on tour, I am assuming he'll be doing at least one or two xmas songs? .....
I'm hoping that things will work out tonight for Audrey. I have sent her out to see Sufjan Stevens' sold out show at the Mill City Nights tonight (12/12/12). Stevens is currently on tour this winter to promote the massive Christmas five-disc album Silver & Gold.
If you want a free xmas gift from Stevens, Pitchfork just offered a free download of remixes of Silver & Gold, courtesy of his record label, Asthmatic Kitty. You can download it at pitchfork.com, or directly on Soundcloud.
The rapper-delight Christmas mixtape is called Chopped and Scrooged and features talents from Heems, Kitty Pryde, Busdriver, & more…
Here's the rest of Stevens' tour itinerary:
12/13/12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
12/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
12/15/12 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
12/16/12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
12/18/12 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall @ Babeville
12/19/12 Providence, RI Fete
12/20/12 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub Boston
12/21/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
12/22/12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Remember how we were going to cover DIIV with Japandroids at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis? I got a last-minute cancellation from DIIV.
Japandroids are still set to play. This Canadian band is incredibly popular in Minneapolis, apparently, selling out both their shows (why not do a 'triple' Triple Rock show?)
Anyway, Emily is still covering their show, special thanks to PolyVinyl. Japandroids are currently on tour in support of their Celebration Rock album.
12/14/12 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
12/15/12 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
12/17/12 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
12/18/12 Saskatoon, SK Louis'
12/19/12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
12/20/12 Calgary, AB Republik Nightclub
12/22/12 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
01/26/13 Singapore, Singapore Gardens By The Bay
01/28/13 Auckland, New Zealand Silo Park
02/01/13 Brisbane, Australia Alexandria Street
02/02/13 Sydney, Australia St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
02/03/13 Melbourne, Australia St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
02/08/13 Adelaide, Australia St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
02/09/13 Perth, Australia Cultural Centre
02/18/13 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya WWW
02/19/13 Osaka, Japan Conpass
Camper Van Beethoven is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2013 with a new album called La Costa Perdida. Set for release in January 2013. The only thing I have is a "Lyric Video" to Northern California Girls.
If you're a CVB fan, check it out - they are heading out on tour! Personally, all I really want is to hear them play "Take the Skinheads Bowling."
12/28 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
12/29 Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
01/18 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
01/19 New York, NY - Stage 48
01/20 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
01/23 Augusta, GA - Sky City
01/24 Athens, GA - 40-Watt Club
01/25 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
01/26 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
01/27 Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage *
02/23 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
* = w/ Calexico & Bonnie "Prince" Billy