Posted in music | tour dates on September 13, 2007

Jamie Lidell (not playing BK) & Ed from Grizzly Bear

The September 24th "Wordless" Beirut show is right around the corner (not really wordless - just the name of the series), and word has just come in that - around a few more corners after that - Beirut's good friends Grizzly Bear will also be playing one of these Wordless shindigs...

Grizzly Bear + special guests and classical performers TBA
The Wordless Music Series
Nov. 3, 2007
New York Society for Ethical Culture
6:30 PM doors / 7:30 PM show
Tickets on sale Monday 9/17/07 via
Yes, Grizzly Bear have a lot of friends, so why not include some of them in their next album, and why not call that album "Friend"? And why not put a big picture of them all on the inside of the CD? In fact, why not put this picture? (click it for a much larger view):


Alligator (Choir Version- feat. Zach Condon of Beirut and Dirty Projectors)
He Hit Me (Crystals cover)
Little Brother (Electric)
Shift (Alternate Version)
Plans(Terrible vs. Nonhorse: Sounds Edit)
Granny Diner
Knife (as covered by CSS)
Plans (as covered by Band of Horses)
Knife (as covered by Atlas Sound)
Deep Blue Sea(Daniel Rossen Home Recording)
Atlas Sound = Bradford from Deerhunter - you can see him there in the photo in his dress. How many of the other people can you name? Own the picture when the album comes out ("November 5 in the UK/Europe and November 6 in North America via Warp Records").

Going to Austin for ACL this weekend? Stop by the Hot Freaks (BrooklynVegan and other bloggers) afterparty to see Grizzly Bear for free. Make sure you add your self to the waiting list (RSVP) though, and get there early. All tour dates (and some more friends) below.....

Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber & Bradford from Deerhunter
Ryan Schreiber & Deerhunter

Grizzly Bear - 2007 Tour Dates
9/14 Austin, TX Club Deville ##
9/15 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine##
9/18 -- Northampton, MA -- Pearl Street***
9/19 -- Buffalo, NY -- Traif Music Hall***
9/20 -- Toronto, Ontario -- The Mod Club***
9/21 -- London, Ontario -- Lola Festival ##
9/22 -- Ottawa, Ontario -- Christ Church Cathedral***
9/23 -- Burlington, VT -- Higher Ground***
10/05 -- Montreal, QC -- Pop Montreal/Ukrainian Foundation##
10/08 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- Ladies Literary Club***
10/09 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Pabst Theater***
10/10 -- Chicago, IL -- Park West***
10/11 -- Columbus, OH -- Wexner Center at Ohio State***
10/12 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Andy Warhol Museum***
10/13 -- Baltimore, MD -- 2640 Space at St. John's Church***
10/14 -- Philadelphia, PA -- First Unitarian Church Sanctuary***
10/18 -- Reykjavik, Iceland -- Reykjavik Art Gallery
11/03 -- New York, NY - Wordless thing (see above)

***w/ Beach House
^w/ Deerhunter
#/ w/ Eric Bachmann, AU, Tiny Vipers
## w/Art Brut

Friendly pictures via the Grizzly Bear blog (like the CSS/Klaxons one was).

* more Grizzly Bear



Comments (26)

look it's carol king, ?!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 6:55 AM

jamie lidell is fucking dope.. sucks that gza cancelled

Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2007 7:18 AM

VAMPIRE WEEKEND are the special guests opening this show

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 9:24 AM

Vampire Weekend = special guests

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 9:25 AM

hey they look that pic at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 10:00 AM

the new track alligator is rad

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 10:16 AM

Is there a way to buy advance tickets for this without service fees? Box office or something?

Posted by Greg | September 13, 2007 10:20 AM

Grizzly Bear at LOLA in London (ON) is gonna be amazing!

Posted by Mark B. | September 13, 2007 11:19 AM

Greg just stop by mercury lounge between noon and 7pm and purchase tickets for the ticket price.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 11:36 AM

Hey Anon: this Grizzly Bear show isn't by Bowery Presents show, so that's the not the Box Office for this--I guess there just isn't one. Damn service fees.

Posted by Greg | September 13, 2007 11:43 AM

As mentioned above, the new "Alligator" (w/ Beirut & Dirty Projectors) is unbelievably, escalatingly beautiful.

Posted by new alligator here | September 13, 2007 11:43 AM

Hey Anon: this Grizzly Bear show isn't a Bowery Presents booking (Wordless is something else entirely), so Merc's not the Box Office for this--I guess there just isn't one. Damn service fees.

Posted by Greg | September 13, 2007 11:44 AM

Bee Gees > Grizzly Bear

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 12:58 PM

12:58- are you trying to be provocative, you little scoundrel? I can't tell if you're expressing your admiration for the Bee Gees, or your dislike of GB. I'm going to choose the former, because they have some good songs. But the new version of Alligator is AMAZING.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 1:14 PM

That is one of the ugliest bunch of people ever gathered in one place...ever. Just sayin.

Posted by Tragically unhip | September 13, 2007 1:48 PM

I went to go see Grizzly Bear once at thezzzzzzz............zzzzzzzz......... sorry, wake me when the Indie (tm) hype machine stops churing out this boring, soulless crap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 2:08 PM

Brooklyn Vegan is home to such worldly cynics. I mean, these guys have seen it all and it takes a lot to impress them. In fact, they seldom talk about things they actually like, instead offering generic "criticism" of things that less worthy souls enjoy IMMENSELY.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 2:14 PM

anon@ 2:08

Wow, you can call them a lot of things, but have you actually listened to yellow house...soulless is the last thing id call it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 2:58 PM

@ anon258 - yellow house was the album I heard, and yes, I found it to be a yawnfest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 3:32 PM

I can see how YH might not be your cup of tea (though it certainly is mine). But I don't see why people feel the need to bash bands in these comments. I'm not saying it has to be all praise, but reading so much cheap, tossed-off negativity gets to be a drag. And they're always the same: the feigned narcolepsy, the "I liked this better when it was called ____", the "_____ sucks". Ugh.

Anyway, you can hear the beautiful and exciting new Grizzly Bear track at Stereogum.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 3:55 PM

this concert isn't listed on Grizzly Bear's website, nor do I see it on the Wordless site. what gives?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 5:23 PM

until it's officially announced, i'll dream that dirty projectors are the special guests.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 5:24 PM

what is the deal with deerhunter? they are a really bad version of about 15 or 20 other bands who have already done the same thing, except those other dudes did it well.

i mean the first track on cryptograms made me really angry about having bout that album.
last time i listen to the hype machine.

i will just continue to listen to mogwai who do eerie space out guitarry stuff...but yea, they can actually play!!!!!!

Posted by bones | September 17, 2007 4:08 PM


You're kinda off-base if you're going to say that Deerhunter is a bad version of Mogwai.

Granted, I can see similarities, but I would not compare the two (very good) bands.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2007 4:19 PM

Bones- you should listen to the rest of the album. It changes... and then there's the Flourescent Gray EP... but I don't think any of it sounds like Mogwai.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2007 4:25 PM

yea, i didn't mean to equate the two entirely.. it's just that they would vie to occupy the same space in my pleasure-to-hear hierarchy...

i could see deerhunter being interesting at excruciatingly loud volumes, but i still get a sense of that record being tossed off in a way that comes out not as spontaneous, but rather as tossed off. my feeling was that it's spotty, with a good track followed by another bore.
i'm not sure they succeed with the frightening (or frightened?) psycho-swirl they're pushing towards.

i think i was a little letdown cuz i really wanted to like this band and things didn't work out between us.

as this is too long already, i will leave it at that. thanks for the counterpoints.

Posted by bones | September 18, 2007 2:45 PM

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