Re: Boxstep on tour
- They're playing here on July 4th? Sheesh, playing on my favorite
holiday is NOT the way to get me to a show. <g> If I'm here, though,
I'll see what I can do. I bet I'd like 'em.
--- In fearnwhiskey@y..., Carl Zimring <cz28@a...> wrote:
> Boxstep is a Pittsburgh band that makes epic soundscapes. Fans of the
> Dirty Three and Godspeed! You Black Emperor who might enjoy alternating
> male and female vocals on top of layers of violins, guitars and organ ought
> to check out either of their full-lenth albums (the easy one to find is
> _The Faces All Look On_ on Overcoat) or the new _By Now Even the Trees_ EP
> featuring an even larger array of instrumental firepower than before
> (adding an accordion and a second violin to the mix). The EP comes in a
> nicely letterpressed cardboard sleeve and features one of my favorite
> tracks of the year, a dark, stately ballad called "Western Exit".
> They're going on tour. I'm not sure how many of their thousand members are
> making the trip, but whichever members show up promise to deliver a
> dynamic, bracing show. Bay Area attendees get to see them with The Court
> and Spark, and the Portland bill includes Nina Nastasia, who has an
> excellent, moody record out called _The Blackened Air_. (I'm trying to
> figure out how they got on a bill with The Frogs.) Dates:
> Fri Jun 7th Milwaukee Cactus Club
> Sat Jun 8th Minneapolis 400 Bar
> Sun Jun 9th Chicago Empty Bottle
> Mon Jun 10th Omaha Socol Hall
> Tue Jun 11th Denver Lion's Lair
> Wed Jun 12th Salt Lake City Zepher Club
> Fri Jun 14th Seattle Chop Suey (w/Carissa's Weird)
> Sat Jun 15th Seattle Paradox (w/Carissa's Weird)
> Sun Jun 16th Olympia TBA
> Mon Jun 17th Portland Dante's Inferno (w/Nina Nastasia)
> Tue Jun 18th San Francisco Make Out Room (w/Court and Spark)
> Wed Jun 19th Los Angeles TBA
> Thu Jun 20th Berkeley Starry Plough (w/Court and Spark)
> Fri Jun 21st Los Angeles TBA
> Sat Jun 22nd Phoenix TBA
> Sun Jun 23rd Sante Fe The Warehouse
> Mon Jun 24th Albuquerque Launch Pad
> Tue Jun 25th Oklahoma City Green Door (w/The Frogs)
> Wed Jun 26th San Antonio Salut
> Thu Jun 27th Dallas/Denton TBA
> Fri Jun 28th Austin Emo's
> Sat Jun 29th Houston Rudyard's Pub
> Sun Jun 30th New Orleans The Matador
> Wed Jul 3nd Atlanta The Star Bar
> Thu Jul 4th Athens 40 Watt
> Fri Jul 5th Chapel Hill Local 506
> Sat Jul 6th Baltimore/DC TBA
> Sun Jul 7th Philadelphia TBA
> Carl Z.
- --- In fearnwhiskey@y..., "jlswedberg" <jlswedberg@y...> wrote:
> They're playing here on July 4th? Sheesh, playing on my favoriteMaybe Scratchy will shoot fireworks out of her violin for that show.
> holiday is NOT the way to get me to a show. <g> If I'm here, though,
> I'll see what I can do. I bet I'd like 'em.
> --Jamie S.
They have a couple of mp3s hiding in their site at boxstepmusic.com,
but the long, epic pieces aren't on the web as far as I can tell.