Posted in music | tour dates on January 16, 2009

Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Nathan Miller)
Those Darlins

Aside from their apparent taste for fur (that hat?) (and maybe an old jacket?), and the occasional less-than-steller instrumentation and/or singing (it's not always about perfect playing), there's no denying (I'm asking for it with that one) that Those Darlins are an entertaining band. Last night (1/15) at Mercury Lounge, the crowd (myself included) seemed to be enjoying the young trio+drummer's country tunes - they were the perfect way to warm everyone up for Norway's Ida Maria who came up, and tore the place up, next.

Show bookers seem to already know this about Those Darlins. If you haven't noticed, much like the Vivian Girls, this mostly-female band is suddenly appearing on every other (alt-country) bill. To name a few... they've recently played with O'Death, Heartless Bastards, Langhorne Slim, Deer Tick, Boss Hog, and have an upcoming tour scheduled with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys (which has them back at Bowery and Music Hall). Last night they opened for Ida Maria at Mercury Lounge, and TONIGHT (1/16) they play with The Soft Pack (formerly the Muslims) and the Browns at Mercury Lounge (again). Saturday night they play their 3rd NYC show in a row (they're from Tennessee) at Union Pool (also with The Soft Pack).

Check out some of TD's recorded songs at MySpace. All tour dates below....

Those Darlins - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 15 - The Mercury Lounge w/ Ida Maria New York, New York
Jan 16 - The Mercury Lounge w/The Soft Pack & The Browns New York, New York
Jan 17 - Union Pool w/The Soft Pack New York, New York
Feb 28 - 9:30 Club w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Mar 1 - Paradise Club w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 2 - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Brooklyn, New York
Mar 3 - Bowery Ballroom w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda New York, New York
Mar 5 - Beachland Ballroom w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 6 - Metro w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Chicago, Illinois
Mar 7 - First Avenue w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 10 - The Showbox w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Seattle, Washington
Mar 11 - Wonder Ballroom w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Portland, Oregon
Mar 13 - Bimbo's w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda San Francisco, California
Mar 14 - El Rey Theatre w/Dan Auerbach & Hacienda Los Angelos, California



Comments (13)

BV...thanks for covering Those Darlins. After reading their bio off their myspace I decided to give them a chance. These girls back grounds are fascinating and explain their music and dress...I like the hat! It is also refreshing to see a band who is simply about fun AND not wrapped up in themselves. Seeing them tonight...figured a later time slot would make for a better party!

Posted by CJ | January 16, 2009 4:49 PM

are you being serious dude?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 4:53 PM

"less-than-steller instrumentation and/or singing .....

"refreshing to see a band who is simply about fun AND not wrapped up" in actually being able to play music well....

WTF - Isnt that pretty much the whole point - I can play a guitar like shit, maybe I can open for the Black Keys.....

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 5:36 PM

I've saw Those Darlins last night and I thought their playing was tight. Surprisingly so.

And it is hard to say whether one should open for the Black Keys when they post anonymously.

Posted by James | January 16, 2009 5:49 PM

fun but repetitive sounding...

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 6:07 PM

I'd hit it, it and it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 10:32 PM

i saw them last night and they were GREAT
the drummer (who was he?) was fantastic.
their record don't sound like much
and doesn't do them any justice.
but live it sounded like The Stooges gone country.
i loved them

Posted by gregory | January 17, 2009 9:59 AM

omfg girls with guitars SIGN THEM!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2009 6:33 PM

show more pictures of the girl in the middle

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2009 1:18 PM

I normally hate anything that is described using the word "fun" on this site.
Those Darlins have something going on though. Stage presence is hard to come by these days. The blonde girl can actually play, and so can the drummer. And the songs are really good.
They were definitely the best band on any of these bills.
I gave "Soft Pack" a chance, they sounded like Pavement on their myspace, how bad could it be? They frankly aren't any good. Proficiency does not necessarily make good music. High school battle of the bands material, like a lot of the stuff you kids seem to like these days...

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 9:32 AM

I saw them with the soft pack, and I don't know how you could say they could not play there instruments.
Although I concure there more alive band.

Posted by mike flood | January 21, 2009 11:00 AM

seriously...the idea that it's a cool thing not to be concerned about playing your instruments well...thats just silly...fucking practice...

Posted by george | March 18, 2009 12:29 PM

Those Darlins kick ass Im hooked

Posted by Swanton John | September 21, 2009 1:49 PM

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