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Neko Case @ ACL 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Neko Case

Case was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to teenage parents of Ukrainian ancestry. (The original family name, changed before she was born, was Shevchenko.) Her family traveled around while she was young before settling in Tacoma, Washington, the city she considers her hometown. She left home when she was fifteen.

In 1994, Case moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. While attending school she played drums in several local bands, including the Del Logs, the Propanes, the Weasles, Cub (which featured I Am Spoonbender's Robynn Iwata), and Maow. All of these bands were local punk groups except for Cub and The Weasles, which Case described as a "country music supergroup".

In 1998, Case graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which meant the loss of her student visa eligibility. She left Canada for Seattle, Washington. Before leaving, however, Case recorded vocals for a few songs that ended up on Mass Romantic, The New Pornographers' first album. Her lead vocals on songs like "Letter from an Occupant" are straightforward, full-volume power-pop performances, entirely shedding any country elements. Released on November 28, 2000, Mass Romantic became a surprise success. Although the band was originally conceived as a side project for its members, The New Pornographers decided to tour and eventually to record a second, third, and a fourth album.

As well as The New Pornographers, Case frequently collaborates with other Canadian musicians, including The Sadies and Carolyn Mark, and has recorded material by several noted Canadian songwriters, in particular on her 2001 EP Canadian Amp. As a result, she is also considered a significant figure in Canadian music--both CBC Radio 3 and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada have referred to Case as an "honourary Canadian". [Wikipedia]

Neko Case's new album Middle Cyclone isn't out until March, but the first single is available as a free download now.

Neko Case hasn't been singing live with AC Newman lately, but Nicole Atkins has been.

Tickets for April 13th & 14th at Nokia Theatre in NYC don't go on sale until Friday, but they are on AM EX PRESALE NOW. All other known tour dates below...

Neko Case - 2009 Tour Dates
February 18 - Berlin, DE Roter Salon @ 8:00 PM
February 19 - Munich, DE Orange House @ 8:00 PM
February 21 - Paris, FR Nouveau Casino @ 8:00 PM
February 22 - Amsterdam, NL Paradiso @ 8:00 PM
February 23 - London, UK Bush Hall @ 8:00 PM
April 07 - Progress Energy Center Meymandi Concert HallRaleigh, NC
April 10 - Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
April 11 - Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
April 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
April 16 - Montreal, CA Le National @ 7:00 PM
April 17 - Toronto, CA Trinity St. Paul's United Church @ 7:00 PM
April 18 - Toronto, CA Trinity St. Paul's Church @ 7:00 PM
April 23 - Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
April 24 - The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
April 26 - State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

(more dates TBA)

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Comments (16)

She's that big?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 6:06 PM

i dont want to hit it anymore

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 6:25 PM

AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 6:59 PM

Can't wait for the Philly show at the Keswick!

Posted by Jen | January 21, 2009 7:00 PM

I wish there was a venue in NYC like the Keswick

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 7:33 PM

I wish there was a MILF like yours in my pants.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 11:04 PM

^ dumbest thing ever written. Still, hee-larious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 12:14 AM

I remember going to the Keswick when I was like 5 and seeing stupid kids shows. ooo good times

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 8:30 AM

Crooked Fingers opening most dates

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 10:08 AM

artists like this should be playing somewhere nice like Town Hall. i wish more acts played there!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 12:12 PM

Friday, April 3, 2009, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 8:16 PM

she looks pregnant. who knocked her up?

Posted by whosyrdaddy | January 23, 2009 12:19 AM

She is beautiful and pure. If you feel this way, you're not worthy of Neko's love anyways.

Posted by jennefarious | January 26, 2009 12:19 AM

mehhh i wanna see crooked fingers headline. sick of them being stuck as an opening act.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 1:11 AM

April 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 9 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

BOTH NIGHTS FUCK YEAH!!!!

Posted by jim collins | January 26, 2009 11:15 PM

I have 4 tickets for Tuesday, April 14 - but I have a conflict that night - contact me if you are interested.

Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 9:46 AM

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