by Andrew Frisicano
Andrew Kenny is a native Texan who after nearly six years in Brooklyn, NY has returned to beautiful Austin, TX. He's best known as the singer/songwriter behind mellow indie favorites the American Analog Set. However, he's also performed as a guest artist with the Album Leaf, Her Space Holiday, Styrofoam, Arthur and Yu, Ola Podrida, and most recently the Broken Social Scene.The Wooden Birds perform for their hometown crowd at SXSW's Barsuk/Merge Showcase showcase on Saturday, March 21st at The Parish. The band's NE dates, before heading to Europe, include two Mercury Lounge shows, first on Friday, April 10th with Lymbyc System (tickets on sale here), then Thursday, April 16th (tickets here). The next night (4/17) The Wooden Birds play Union Hall in Brooklyn (no tickets for that one yet).
His latest project is called The Wooden Birds...
The band, recently signed to Barsuk Records, will release its debut, magnolia, on that label in May.
During SXSW, Kenny will also play with The American Analog Set, performing its 1999 record The Golden Band straight through at InSound.com's 10th anniversary party, Friday, March 20th at Club de Ville.
Insound SXSW flyer and Wooden Birds tour dates below...
The Wooden Birds - 2009 Tour Dates
FRI, MAR 13: Austin, TX @ Ballet Austin : Balmorhea Record Release Party
MON, MAR 16: Austin, TX @ Mohawk : The Onion Decider Party
WED, MAR 18: Austin, TX @ Urban Outfitters
SAT, MAR 21: Austin, TX @ OK Mountain : AutoBus Party
SAT, MAR 21: Austin, TX @ The Parish : SXSW Barsuk/Merge Showcase
FRI, APR 10: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge $
SAT, APR 11: Philadelphia, PA @ M Room $
SUN, APR 12: Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage $
THU, APR 16: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
FRI, APR 17: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
SAT, APR 18: Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
SUN, APR 19: New Haven, CT @ Bar Night Club
THU, APR 23: Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser #
FRI, APR 24: Hamburg, Germany @ Prinzenbar #
SAT, APR 25: Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2 #
MON, APR 27: Stuttgart, Germany @ Schocken #
WED, APR 29: Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera #
FRI, MAY 1: La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland @ Bikini Test #
WED, MAY 6: Valencia, Spain @ El Loco Club #
THU, MAY 7: Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Club #
FRI, MAY 8: Zaragoza, Spain @ Cafe Hispano #
SAT, MAY 9: Barcelona, Spain @ Apollo #
WED, MAY 13: Vienna, Austria @ Wuk #
THU, MAY 14: Zagreb, Croatia @ Teatar & Td #
FRI, MAY 15: Dresden, Germany @ GrooveStation #
SAT, MAY 16: Leipzig, Germany @ Pop-Up Festival @ UT Connewitz #
SUN, MAY 17: Berlin, Germany @ Cafe Zapata #
$ w/ Lymbyc System
# w/ Grand Archives