Posted in music | tour dates on January 26, 2009

Akron Family

We are excited to unveil the first details of Akron/Family's forthcoming album, Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, which will arrive May 5, 2009 on Dead Oceans. In celebration of this new chapter for Akron/Family, the band is previewing much of the material from Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free in special shows this coming March. Akron/Family will be playing a series of intimate residencies in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, playing multiple nights in venues far smaller than they normally would visit. Additionally, they will be doing co-headline shows with Born Ruffians in Toronto and Montreal, performing a St. Patrick's Day blow out at Denver's beautiful Oriental Theater, visiting the SXSW festival and playing at the New Museum in New York City. The band has hand-picked openers for each night of the residencies, and every city will feature special guest musicians joining Akron/Family on stage, with the hope that each night the audience will receive a unique experience.
The NY dates are:

03/27 in NYC @ The New Museum w/ The Lexie Mountain Boys
03/28 in Brooklyn @ Union Pool w/ Gold Sparkle Band (TICKETS)
03/29 in Brooklyn @ Union Pool w/ Larkin Grimm (TICKETS)

I don't see tickets yet to the New Museum show, though there are tix on sale for the February 13th High Places / Grouper show at the same venue.

All Akron/Family dates below...

Akron/Family - 2009 Tour Dates
03/06/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/07/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ Citay
03/08/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03/10/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre w/ Golden Animals
03/11/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre w/ Hollywood Hotshots
03/12/09 Los Angeles, CA - Steve Allen Theatre
03/17/09 Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre
03/18/09-03/21/09 Austin,TX SXSW
03/22/09 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah w/ Rock Plaza Central
03/23/09 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees w/ Born Ruffians
03/24/09 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees w/ Born Ruffians
03/25/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Born Ruffians
03/26/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Born Ruffians
03/27/09 New York City, NY - The New Museum w/ The Lexie Mountain Boys
03/28/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Gold Sparkle Band
03/29/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Larkin Grimm

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Comments (10)

oh hell yes

Posted by yoga | January 26, 2009 9:46 AM

I haven't seen this band in a couple years, so I'm excited to hear what's new with them. Union Pool is going to be a nice, intimate--albeit crowded--spot to see the band.

Posted by Regular reader | January 26, 2009 11:01 AM

this band is going to break out in 09' big time I think.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 11:45 AM

They kicked all sorts of ass at the Knit on NYE. I'm pumped.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 2:34 PM

Couldn't make the NYE show ... so excited for this!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 4:09 PM

fuckin hippies

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 7:19 PM

Go for it. The band rocks!

Posted by OScar Thibidoux | January 28, 2009 5:53 PM

There are only 15 tickets left for the Akron/Family New Museum show.

www.newmuseum.org for tix

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 12:24 PM

mostly great, half hour of garbage to close the night. most lethargic chant ever. singer/bassist is way too full of himself. douche chills. look at these awful lyrics from their encore:
Lyrics to Crickets :
September nights when the dusk calls us outside
Crickets sing songs to bury the sunshine
And all we see is made of moonlight
Drifting from dream to dream
In the day time

A millions stars reflecting in our eyes
Trees sweetly sway and sing while a breeze travels across the sky
And all we see is made of moonlight
Drifting from dream to dream in the day time

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2009 10:21 AM

I think, that these guys don't have sense in music.

Posted by Marvin C. Baker | December 22, 2010 5:20 AM

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