Posted in music | tour dates on November 28, 2007

The Clean

The Clean played Other Music yesterday (about 8-9 songs), and they're playing Cake Shop on November 29th, 30th & December 1st. Cake Shop's MySpace says, "(no advance tickets. to rsvp, send an email to cakeshopnyc@gmail.com specifying the amount you need and the day you want.)". They're also playing Philly on December 2nd.

The Clean were a band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978. Led through a number of rotating line-ups by brothers Hamish and David Kilgour, the band (usually a trio), forged a distinctive and quirky sound that relied heavily on organ melodies and simple chord progressions.
See who else is playing Other Music.

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Comments (17)

What a sad commentary on the musical knowledge of blog readers that you have to tell people who The Clean are (not "were," as quoted in the--I'm guessing--All Music excerpt above).

People should be going nuts that they are playing four shows on US soil. As Other Music put it in their bulletin: "As far as we can tell, this band
invented indie rock, and their songs are indelible to the very fabric of Other Music."

Not criticizing BV, just pointing out how ridiculous it is that most indie fans these days don't even seem to know The Clean, let alone The Bats, The Chills, The Verlaines, et. al.

Posted by Matt | November 28, 2007 2:32 PM

driving up from Durham, NC for this one... can't believe i get to see The Clean - a true privelege!

Posted by craig | November 28, 2007 2:56 PM

Since it's at the Cake Shop not too many people are actually going to SEE them play

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 3:32 PM

um, they played knitting just a couple of years back.

im a huge fan...the show at other music was great. i remember seeing david kilgour open for pavement and guided by voices at roseland in 94...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 3:44 PM

>>>What a sad commentary on the musical knowledge of blog readers that you have to tell people who The Clean are

not everyone is old

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 3:52 PM

>>>What a sad commentary on the musical knowledge of blog readers that you have to tell people who The Clean are

Thanks to you (and your ego) for wasting your time with us puny humans. I am going nuts right now, thanks again, it feels good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 4:11 PM

i rsvp'ed cakeshop last weekend, asking for tickets for the saturday show. they got back to me after a few days saying saturday is sold out. (wtf?! how, if no advance tickets?) i sent anther email asking for friday tickets. again, same thing. in the email, they said all three shows are sold out. i called cakeshop; the person there said fri and sat are sold out, but thu is not. their (cakeshop's) fuckin website says sat is sold out, but fri and thu are not.

WHAT THE FUCK?

Posted by om | November 28, 2007 4:40 PM

>>>>>What a sad commentary on the musical knowledge of blog readers that you have to tell people who The Clean are


Not really. The Clean (along with those other obscure Down Under bands) were of the cultiest cult status even when they were cultedly popular. BV's fine to explain who they are/were. Cool songs, but part of US music fans' everyday lives? I think not.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 5:36 PM

the clean anthology came out in 2003 on merge - you know that label that a couple...er, few really popular bands are on.


you don't have to be old to know.


Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 9:45 PM

fuck that, dont make them out to be Suicide or Half Japanese or something. Australia- no one cares.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 2:34 PM

australia? uh, new zealand actually.

(Y)

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 2:02 AM

Anybody make it last night?

Posted by j | November 30, 2007 11:32 AM

seriously you'd be insane not to go to one of the remaining shows. last night was sooo freakin good. done.

Posted by pdiddy | November 30, 2007 11:42 AM

To people who went last night, or who go to cake shop ever: looks like there are two openers, what time will they go on? 10? 11? Thanks in adanve, I'll buy you a beer tonight.

Posted by David | November 30, 2007 2:02 PM

insane or not 21. :(

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 2:09 PM

to anyone who went-

did you have advance tickets or were they letting people in at the door?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 2:21 PM

two openers, starting at 9:30 and 10:30
clean go on at 11:30
seems to be rsvp and list only
standing outside before the show i saw friends of the opening ask for help getting in, but they couldn't
cake shop seems to be taking the rsvp seriously

the clean were good, but its cake shop so sightlines more than sucked
push your way through the crowd- there were plenty of holes to fill up front

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 3:27 PM

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