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at 7th Street Entry
Sunday 07/09/17 (7:30pm/$12)
Cymbals Eat Guitars is back in town to support their fourth LP Pretty Years. The band was last seen in town at the 7th Street Entry on 10 October 2016, where we noted, “CEG have a sound and presence made for clubs like the Entry; much of their catalogue is anthemic and fierce, but still have a cool New York strut to them. D’Agostino’s voice is an appealing combination of Mike Ness’ gruff earnestness and Tim Armstrong’s defiant snot. He spits and yells when he wants to like on “Beam” and “Warning” and he slinks it up on my favorite tune “Wish” (a song that also features some serious keyboard action from Brian Hamilton).”
Local Lunch Duchess will open. The last time we saw this band in May 2016, and said that the band was “brand new”... although we also noted that drummer / singer Katharine Seggerman was previously in B.O.Y.F. and White Boyfriend.
7-8 Chicago, Il - West Fest
7-9 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
7-11 Denver, CO - Globe Hall ^
7/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court %
7/14 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill%
7/15 Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer%
7/16 San Diego, CA - The Casbah%
7/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg%
7/19 Tucson, AZ - Congress%
7/21 Austin, TZ - Stubbs%
7/22 Dallas, TX - Three Links%
7/23 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall%
7/25 Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
7/26 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle #
7/27 Washington D.C -. Black Cat #
7/28 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
^ w/ The Districts
% w/ Palo Duro
# w/ Active Bird Community
at Turf Club
Tuesday 07/11/17 (7pm/$25/Sold Out)
I’ve mentioned this a few times, but one of my first “real” concert experience was seeing Matthew Sweet during his Girlfriend tour in Fresno, California. I’ve seen Sweet on and off many years later, but you never forget your first time. I was a huge Sweet fan in those days, bought into all the anime-inspired CD singles, loved Super-deformed stuff. Got into Altered Beast (and Son of Altered Beast!), so I know all the songs from that time period.
Anyway, currently, Matthew Sweet is back with a new album, after a six-year hiatus, called Tomorrow Forever (Honeycomb Hideout, through Sony’s RED Distribution). The new 17-song album will be available on CD, double 180-gram vinyl, and digital.
The last time I saw Sweet, at Basilica Block Party 2015, he had The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris to help play his songs - so expect the same kind of local hero appearance at this Tuesday’s show.
Unfortunately, if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, it’s sold out.
Tommy Keene to open. Keene with Ivan Julian was previously in town at the Turf earlier on April 30th.
7/09 Omaha NE - The Waiting Room
7/11 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
7/12 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
7/13 Chicago, IL - City Winery
7/14 Chicago, IL - City Winery
7/15 Springfield, IL - Bedrock 66 Music Fest
7/16 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
7/18 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
7/20 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
7/21 Austin, TX - 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
7/22 Austin, TX - 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
7/23 Houston TX - Heights Theatre
7/25 Jackson MS - Duling Hall
7/26 Atlanta, GA - City Winery
7/27 Atlanta, GA - City Winery
7/28 Nashville, TN - City Winery
7/29 Louisville KY - Headliners
8/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
8/16 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
8/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
8/20 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
8/21 - Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
9/07 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
9/08 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
9/10 - New York, NY @ City Winery
9/13 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
9/14 Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
9/15 Brownfield, ME - Stone Mountain
9/16 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
9/17 Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
9/19 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts
9/20 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
9/21 Wilmington, DE - The Queen
9/22 Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
9/23 Port Washington, NY - Landmark on Main Street
9/24 South Orange, NJ - SOPAC
at Turf Club
Wednesday 07/12/17 (7:30pm/$20)
I’ve seen legendary noise guitarist Thurston Moore in his post-Sonic Youth band called Chelsea Light Moving in March 2013. At the time, I wondered why they didn’t just re-name the band to “Thurston Moore” and maybe Moore and company came to the same conclusion, but shortly after that Chelsea Light Moving tour, they formed the Thurston Moore Group (features bandmate Steve Shelley & Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine) and went on tour in 2015.
Thurston Moore’s new album is called Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline Records).
As of this writing, no opening band is listed.... but Moore has a million songs he can easily play a double or triple set.
July 14 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 - Detroit, MN - Museum Of Cont. Art Detroit
July 17 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
July 18 - Montreal, QB - La Sala Rossa
July 19 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
July 22 - Philadelphia PA - Underground Arts
July 23 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel