Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 29, 2008

photos by Shawn Brackbill

"Although the band never officially split there has been little Beachwood Sparks activity since 2002" [Wikipedia]

Beachwood Sparks @ SP20, Seattle, WA - July 13, 2008
Beachwood Sparks

As [Beachwood Sparks] explained in their timid hippie drawl, they weren't sure how this [Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival] show was going to go. But aside from a little flat harmonizing at the beginning, they sounded note-for-note like they had never broken up. With the sun shining, a little breeze blowing, and a great big sky overhead, their mix of hippie twang, Byrds-ish tremolo, and hazy dream pop, made it seem like they were serenading the elements like the nature fruitcups they are. They performed "You Take The Gold", "Confusion Is Nothing New", "Desert Skies" and "Silver Morning After". It was like a greatest hits review with no filler. The only other thing I could have asked to hear is their Band-like cover of Sade's "By Your Side". But when I heard they have a new album on the way, that filled me with more joy than any song I could have heard that night.

Then came the much-anticipated Green River reunion....
[Seattle Weekly]

Tickets are on sale for a September 13th Beachwood Sparks show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC, and for a show a day earlier at Maxwell's in Hoboken. More SP20 pics, videos, and all tour dates, below...

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Beachwood Sparks - By Your Side

Beachwood Sparks - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 21 - Bottom of the Hill san francisco, California
Aug 23 - CASBAH San Diego, California
Aug 24 - Sunset Junction Bates Stage Los Angeles, California
Sep 11 - Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 12 - Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey
Sep 13 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York

Beachwood Sparks - Confusion Is Nothing New

(thx J)

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Comments (11)

i am very psyched for this....

Posted by edward23 | July 29, 2008 10:42 AM

best news of the month!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:59 AM

Was Farmer Dave there? What about Aaron Sperske?

Posted by Stinky Peanuts | July 29, 2008 11:12 AM

aaron sperske i belive is with them. i think that's him i see in those new photos on their myspace page.

farmer dave is not. he's with the interpol.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:17 AM

^^correct.
Aaron is playing with them, sadly Farmer Dave is not. Still going though!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:20 AM

it's a shame about Farmer Dave. but it's still going to be ace! got my tickets!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:24 AM

I don't understand how you can have Beachwood Sparks without Farmer Dave. He was the magic and secret weapon behind the band; as he is with most bands he plays with. Hate to say it, but this seems like an attempt by the remaining members to make some money and reclaim some spotlight after each of their solo projects crashed and burned.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:31 PM

Interpol is keeping Farmer Dave hostage in their dungeon of mediocrity! We must free him and let Beachwood Sparks reign supreme!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:53 PM

Amen. Plus, Paul Banks was doing just fine when he had only three bandmates hating him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 8:56 PM

farmer dave played with them last night in san francisco

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2008 12:36 PM

farmer dave played s.f.,l.a.&s.d. and it was the NAZZ!!!, i hear he's gonna try'n make n.y.c. too. i saw them in big sur without dave and it was amazing, they sounded phenomenal!!! either way i'm psyched! ;)

Posted by jackass jones | August 30, 2008 1:08 PM

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