03/05/16 Iowa City, IA Gabe's
03/06/16 Chicago, IL Subterranean
03/08/16 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
03/09/16 Columbus, OH The Basement
03/10/16 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
03/11/16 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
03/12/16 Cambridge, MA Middle East
03/13/16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
03/14/16 Oneonta, NY SUNY
03/15/16 Hamden, CT Space
03/16/16 Washington, DC Rock And Roll
03/18/16 Norfolk, VA Work Release
03/19/16 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
03/21/16 Orlando, FL The Social
03/22/16 Tampa, FL The Crowbar
03/24/16 Houston, TX Walters Downtown
03/25/16 Austin, TX Sidewinder
03/26/16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
03/28/16 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
03/29/16 San Diego, CA The Irenic
03/30/16 West Hollywood, CA Roxy Theatre
03/31/16 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
04/02/16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04/03/16 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
04/06/16 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
04/08/16 St. Louis, MO Luminary Center
The lineup is interesting: instrumental, post-modern rock, alt-rock, emo, etc... There’s a little something for everyone.
The band actually started a little later than advertised, but given the fact that it took them about 20 minutes to get going (including a mini-soundcheck), it was still pretty impressive.
A little backstory on Jess Abbott, who mentioned on stage that she lived in Minneapolis for five years and does not miss the snow/cold (she currently resides in California). In fact, she’s downright disappointed that it was so cold (and snowing) on the night that she was back in town. Her connection to Minneapolis is that she is the guitarist for Now, Now (fka Now, Now Every Children). We’ve seen the band on and off from 2010 to 2013 and mentioned Jess almost every time!
Anyway, Tancred is Abbott’s solo project, and we liked what we heard live. She sounded a little like Veruca Salt and Paramore ... and it probably helped that her forthcoming Polyvinyl album Out of the Garden was produced by Steven McDonald (Redd Kross) and Anna Waronker (That Dog).
Since the record isn’t out yet, I had trouble figuring out the setlist, but, for sure, midway into her set she played the single “Bed Case” (from her white limited 7”).
The only song I could identify was the title track “Split Stones”, taken from their latest Split Stones.
As you can see from their setlist, “Weave” was cross-off in favor of playing “Redwoods” live. The set is a pretty good mix of their two released albums The Albatross and Dealer.
While some people described the band as emo, they also have their chamer/folksy-side to them, that is whenever touring member Emma Tiemann would play violin or when singer Conor Murphy would take out his trumpet.
Based on the strong local youth support for this band, we’re pretty sure that they’ll be doing more headlining shows... it’s simply incredible that this is the first tour that they are playing last.
Foxing at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (04 March 2016)