Friday, August 29, 2014

The Stevens are touring the US

One of my favorite bands to emerge from Melbourne in the past couple of years is The Stevens.  Their debut LP, The History of Hygiene (review here), was released by Chapter Music and in my opinion should be in the collection of all guitar pop fans, but especially fans of Guided By Voices.  The band commences a US tour next week, so stateside fans have the opportunity to experience The Stevens in the flesh.  To help prompt music lovers to leave their couches and shuffle to the venue and drink beer while listening to Australian rockers, they have released an newly recorded song, "Thirsty Eye".  Their debut EP also is being released in North America by Kingfisher Records.

I nearly didn't publicize this tour after looking at the dates and venues and learning that my house didn't make the cut.  But more dates may be added, so I'l be a good soldier and, well, who knows?  Here are the dates, venues and other acts as of this week:

9/4 LA @ Los Globos w/ The Memories
9/6 SF @Hemlock w/ Scott & Charlene's Wedding
9/10 NY @ Cake Shop w/ Free Time, Ballroom
9/11 Brooklyn @ Baby's All Right w/ Ducktails
9/14 Brooklyn @ Death By Audio w/ Rat Columns
9/16 Baltimore @ The Crown
9/17 Cleveland @ Happy Dog w/ S&C Wedding
9/18 Detroit @ Garden Bowl
9/19 Lexington @ TBD w/ Rat Columns
9/20 Columbus@Double Happiness w/Connections
9/22 Chicago @ The Owl
9/23 Milwaukee @ Linnemans Inn
9/24 Minneapolis @ Hexagon w/ Naomi Punk
9/27 Memphis @ Goner Fest
10/3 Austin @ Hotel Vegas


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