Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on January 30, 2009

photos by Lori Baily

These Are Powers

THESE ARE POWERS, the Brooklyn/Chicago based trio of future primitives have announced plans for a United States tour. The dates include select performances with Abe Vigoda, Bird Names and US Girls, and begin February 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up on March 27 in Richmond, Virginia. Touring in support of All Aboard Future, available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. The vinyl is 180 grams, housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a coupon to download the songs as MP3s. We would also like to extend an apology to Sarah Wilmer, whose gorgeous photograph was not credited on the LP.
These are Powers played their first of six NYC shows in a month last Friday (1/23). It was at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Ponytail and Pattern is Movement.

Their next NYC show is tonight, Friday January 30th, with Dan Deacon and friends AT The 1896 (NOT AT DANBRO). They also have shows coming up at the recently-almost-burned-down Monster Island, Manhattan's Less Artists More Condos, the record store Other Music, 92Y Tribeca, and many other places across the country. All dates and more pictures from last week's show, below...

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Johnny's Ponytail pics HERE. TAP dates below...

These Are Powers - 2009 Tour Dates
01/30 - Brooklyn, NY - The 1896 - Brooklyn Vs. Baltimore Battle w/ Dan Deacon, USAISAMONSTER, Thank You
02/06 - New York, NY - 92Y Tribeca w/ Bird Names
02/08 - Portland, OR - Backspace
02/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Monster Island - Art Show with Album Art
02/16 - New York, NY - Other Music
02/20 - New York, NY - Less Artists More Condos
02/25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Marvelous Music w/ U.S. Girls
02/26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Lava Lounge w/ U.S. Girls
02/27 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout w/ Bird Names, Gatekeeper, DJS Hunter Husar, Alex Valentine
02/28 - Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College - Gardner Lounge w/ Bird Names
03/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club w/ Bird Names
03/02 - Lincoln, NE - Box Awesome
03/03 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
03/04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03/06 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
03/07 - Olympia, WA - The Northern
03/08 - Portland, OR - Backspace
03/11 - Chico, CA - Tion
03/12 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
03/13 - Oakland, CA - Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze
03/14 - San Francisco, CA - The Hemlock
03/15 - Los Angeles, Ca - The Echo/Part Time Punks
03/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Phix Gallery w/ Abe Vigoda, Wavves
03/17 - Albuquerque, NM - TBD
03/23 - Jackson, MS - 121 Milsaps
03/24 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum Gallery
03/25 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
03/26 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
03/27 - Richmond, VA - Church of Crystal Light w/ Diamond Black Hearted Boy



Comments (13)

These Are Powers=They Are NYC's Worst Fucking Band!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 8:56 AM

This show was so good, I love them!

Posted by chris | January 30, 2009 9:16 AM

8:56 = NYC's Biggest Fucking Moron

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 9:28 AM

agreed, 9:28. These are Powers are better than many bands in NYC and Brooklyn, if not one of the best. Great live shows and recordings.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 10:40 AM

first time i ever saw a group of indie kids watching someone in a sports jersey

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 11:00 AM


Posted by Spine-f├╝hrer of Hoboken | January 30, 2009 11:12 AM

Awwwww hell yeah!!! Ponytail brings that shit. Indie kids love football down here in Bmore!

Ray Lewis

Posted by Ray Lewis | January 30, 2009 12:12 PM

i want to like these are powers, i bought the album, saw the shows, but it's just not sticking. live shows are a little contrived and overly theatrical; getting ahead of the music.

Posted by annie momus | January 30, 2009 3:44 PM

Yeah, I love early Liars and No Things, but TAP are not doing it for me.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 4:04 PM

These Are Powers? More like This Isn't Music! Noise in the wrong hands is a sad thing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2009 3:14 AM

I hate that this is what is known as "Brooklyn Music" now. As some one who was born and raised here I'd just like to say, fuck this garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2009 11:21 AM

What's wrong with you people. I was blown away when I saw These Are Powers. . and this was a year ago.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 7:52 PM

These Are Powers were better with their old drummer. Felt more punk and less self-consciously hip.

Posted by Erik Satie | February 26, 2009 2:18 PM

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