Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 15, 2007

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The WombatsIt's always tempting to talk about bands that are visiting our fair city from other countries - it must be a big deal if they made the trip all the way here - a rarity - possibly a chance to see something that's big somewhere else (and possibly good even!) in a small and intimate setting. Such is the case with two shows happening in NYC tonight (aug 15, 2007). The first, and least interesting one, would be Eskimo Joe. They're huge in Australia! Then there's the one I'm more tempted to check out, though not much more, and that would be The Wombats from the UK. They're playing at the Annex.

And not only are both of these bands playing in NYC, they both have songs about NYC - and though I wouldn't necessarily recommend either (especially the Eskimo Joe one), you can get the song by the Wombats above, and listen to the one by Eskimo Joe on their MySpace. Songs streaming at The Wombats' MySpace include a kind-of-annoying song about Joy Division (most of it anyway), and a catchy remix done by CSS.

To go or not to go? Hot or Not? What do you say? More tour dates below....

Eskimo Joe

Eskimo Joe - 2007 Tour DAtes
Aug 15 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Aug 16 - The Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 17 - Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Aug 21 - Viper Room West Hollywood, California
Aug 22 - Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Aug 25 - Bay Area Indie Festival San Francisco, California

The Wombats - 2007 Tour Dates
Aug 15 - Annex New York
Aug 17 - Carling Academy ** Ramshackle ** Bristol
Aug 18 - V Festival Chelmsford
Aug 19 - V Festival Stafford
Aug 20 - Bivouac ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Lincoln
Aug 21 - Soundhaus ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Northampton
Aug 22 - Garden City ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Welwyn
Aug 23 - The Town Mill ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Mansfield
Aug 24 - The Forum ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Tunbridge Wells
Aug 25 - The Charlotte ** RESCHEDULED DATE ** Leicester
Aug 26 - Get Loaded in the Park Festival London
Sep 1 - Lodestar Festival-CANCELLED due to weather x Lode
Sep 9 - BESTIVAL Newport, Isle of Wight
Sep 10 - The Village Dublin
Sep 11 - Mandella Hall Belfast
Sep 13 - Underground w/ The Holloways Stoke
Sep 14 - Carling Academy w/ The Holloways Birmingham
Sep 15 - Leadmill w/ The Holloways Sheffield
Sep 16 - Leeds Met w/ The Holloways Leeds
Sep 17 - University w/ The Holloways Newcastle
Sep 18 - Garage w/ The Holloways Glasgow
Sep 19 - Rock City w/ The Holloways Nottingham
Sep 20 - Junction w/ The Holloways Cambridge
Sep 21 - Pyramids w/ The Holloways Portsmouth
Sep 22 - Astoria w/ The Holloways London
Sep 23 - Carling Academy w/ The Holloways ** MATINEE ALL AGES ** Liverpool
Sep 23 - Carling Academy w/ The Holloways ** 16+ ** Liverpool
Sep 24 - Carling Academy w/ The Holloways Bristol
Sep 25 - Carling Academy w/ The Holloways Oxford
Sep 27 - Carling Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Oxford
Sep 28 - Leeds University Leeds
Sep 29 - Junction ** SOLD OUT ** Cambridge
Sep 30 - University Great Hall Cardiff
Oct 1 - Carling Academy Newcastle
Oct 3 - Ironworks Inverness
Oct 4 - Music Hall ** SOLD OUT ** Aberdeen
Oct 5 - Barrowlands ** SOLD OUT ** Glasgow
Oct 6 - Fat Sams ** SOLD OUT ** Dundee
Oct 8 - Town Hall Middlesborough
Oct 9 - Rock City Nottingham
Oct 10 - Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Manchester
Oct 11 - UEA ** SOLD OUT ** Norwich
Oct 13 - Keele University ** SOLD OUT ** Stoke on Trent
Oct 14 - Civic Hall Wolverhampton
Oct 15 - Guildhall Southampton
Oct 17 - Brixton Academy London
Oct 20 - Carling Academy ** SOLD OUT ** Birmingham
Oct 29 - Sala Caracol Madrid
Oct 30 - Sala La de Apolo Barcelona
Nov 1 - La Maroquinerie Paris
Nov 2 - Perron 55 Venlo
Nov 3 - Paradiso ** London Calling ** Amsterdam
Nov 4 - Ekko Utrecht
Nov 5 - Rotown Rotterdam
Nov 6 - Botanique Brussels
Nov 8 - Gebaude 9 Koln
Nov 9 - Rosis Berlin
Nov 10 - Molotow Hamburg
Nov 13 - Loppen Copenhagen
Nov 14 - Debaser Stockholm
Nov 15 - Mono Oslo
Nov 17 - Atomic Cafe Munich
Nov 19 - Hafenkneipe Zurich
Nov 20 - Chelsea Vienna
Nov 23 - Rocket Club Milan
Nov 24 - Covo Bologne
Nov 25 - Extra Ancona

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Comments (16)

I really like the Wombats, though sometimes they try too hard to be clever with the lyrics.

Eskimo Joe... eh.

Posted by bill p | August 15, 2007 4:00 PM

The Wombats are terrific live. Funny guys who can certainly play. It's nice to see them getting somewhere. GoFaster>> are very similar, and at least as good.

Posted by Lee | August 15, 2007 4:07 PM

I saw the Wombats several times this year...lots of that naughty British schoolboy vibe ;-)

Posted by wendy | August 15, 2007 5:25 PM

saw botha t 93 feet east in london in jan

go faster xceelent

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2007 5:29 PM

Eskimo Joe are pretty good, you should go check them out.

Posted by megatronpwns | August 15, 2007 5:31 PM

i have a friend studying out in australia now who just won't shut up about eskimo joe, so i'm going to go check them out. the wombats? ehhh...they try to hard.

Posted by amanda | August 15, 2007 5:38 PM

amanda - i may have an extra guestlist spot for eskimo joe at union hall friday, in case you haven't got a ticket yet. feel free to drop me a line.

Posted by nifty lil number | August 15, 2007 5:45 PM

LOVE eskimo joe! they've got a free download at the Ryko site:

http://www.rykodisc.com/blog/eskimojoe/03_Black_Fingernails_Red_Wine.mp3

Posted by John | August 15, 2007 8:10 PM

oh man! that's the jason anderson show!

too bad it's 21+

:(

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2007 8:11 PM

LOVE eskimo joe! they've got a free download at the Ryko site:

http://www.rykodisc.com/blog/eskimojoe/03_Black_Fingernails_Red_Wine.mp3

Posted by John | August 15, 2007 8:11 PM

wombats show not good annex awful venue

all people talking during set

stick to the merc for gigs

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2007 12:27 AM

Annex is a crap venue, but if you're in front of the soundbooth it's fine. Wombats were great, I thought. Really fun show.

Posted by bill p | August 16, 2007 3:19 AM

Eskimo Joe are fantastic, I would definately go see them. I saw them in Melbourne - travelled from NZ to see them!

Posted by bronnie | August 16, 2007 4:48 AM

I was so mad I couldn't go to see The Wombats. :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2007 9:47 PM

Eskimo Joe make me embarrassed to be Australian.

Posted by kilgore | August 19, 2007 10:41 PM

yeah they are sooooo hot... moving to new york.. i love this song... uuuh.. really really nice, isn´t it?
i ♥ the wombats
...
bye,
Lisa from Germany<<

Posted by Lisa Pollakowski | March 23, 2008 8:22 AM

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