CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
Yann Tiersen w/ NO
Infinity sounds like toy instruments?
Avant-garde minimalist Breton musician Yann Tiersen brings the back-to-basics sound of his earlier works full circle as he plays selections from his latest and 8th studio album, ∞ (Infinity) on Mute Records, an album that centers around the concept of stones-- a repeated theme in the work.
The multi-instrumentalist is best known for composing the soundtrack to French cult-hit Amélie and started the new album’s work with sounds from toy instruments, then electronically manipulating those, adding acoustic instrumentation, then strings, moving from analogue to digital, and back again. Ex-Arab Strap singer-songwriter Aidan Moffat lends his voice to the album closing and Celtic-tinged ‘Meteorite’and the live presentation of this latest work, should be interesting to say the least.
Echo Park, Los Angeles band NO, who wowed us back in March as part of their label’s showcase tour, opens the show, in continued promotion of their debut full-length, El Prado (Arts & Crafts). The six-piece are led by native New Zealander Bradley Carter, who has a baritone similar to The National’s Matt Berninger and a crowd inciting stage presence that is mesmerizing and infectious.
Yann Tiersen North American Tour Dates
06/01/14 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
06/03/14 Montreal, QC Club Soda
06/04/14 Toronto, ON Opera House
06/06/14 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
06/07/14 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
06/08/14 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
06/10/14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
06/11/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
06/13/14 Seattle, WA Neumos
06/14/14 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
06/15/14 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
06/17/14 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
06/18/14 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
06/20/14 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
7TH STREET ENTRY
Eagulls w/ Cheatahs
This ain’t no Hotel California…
Eagulls (NOT 'The Eagles') are a rising post-punk/garage rock band from Leeds, England that charges headlong with a discontented and relentless aggression that demands to be heard. Their video for single ‘Nerve Endings’ (featuring a decomposing pig’s brain) was more than controversial, but the buzz also landed them on The Late Show with David Letterman in late January, with the band serenading Letterman and guest Bill Murray on ‘Possessed’.
Their self-titled debut (on Partisan Records) is a mostly gloomy wall of sound that also brings an urgency and persistent tension missing in most music today. This is the kind of in-your-face rock that is reminiscent of The Sex Pistols playing a shoegazing version of Killing Joke – buckle your seatbelts.
Fellow English shoegazers, Cheatahs from London open the show, promoting their own self-titled full-length (on Wichita Recordings), who we saw last year opening for Waaves and FIDLAR.
Eagulls Tour Dates
06/03/14 Vancouver, BC Media Club
06/04/14 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
06/06/14 Salt Lake City, UT Shred Shed
06/07/14 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
06/09/14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
06/10/14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
06/11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox
06/12/14 Northside Festival
06/13/14 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
06/18/14 Allston, MA Great Scott
06/19/14 Montreal, QC Casa De Popolo
06/21/14 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
07/24/14 Boomtown Livel
10/30/14 London, United Kingdom Scala
DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB
The Arkeologist is back in the U.S.
Karl Wallinger brings his group, World Party, back to the States, their first such outing since 2012, for a month-long leg of shows, continuing support of Arkeology (Seaview Records), a massive 5-CD/70 track set of new songs, demos, rarities, and unreleased sessions. A new album is also in the works, so fingers are crossed the audiences will get a preview of some of the new work as well.
Wallinger has been steadily back on the scene since 2006, five years after a debilitating aneurysm left him unable to speak, and has a treasure trove of songs to draw from, via the box set and his five previous studio albums.
World Party tour dates:
June 5: 34d and Lindsley, Nashville,TN
June 6: Variety, Atlanta, GA
June 7: Do317 Lounge, Indianapolis, IN
June 8: Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
June 10: Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
June 12: City Winery, Chicago, IL
June 13: City Winery, Chicago, IL
June 14: Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
June 16: Soiled Dove, Denver, CO
June 18: State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
June 20: City Winery, Napa, CA
June 21: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
June 23: Triple Door, Seattle, WA
June 24: Doug Fir, Portland, OR
June 27: Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
June 28: Soho Restaurant & Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
June 29: Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA