Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Nathan Miller)
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