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DOWNLOAD: Red Cortez - World At Rest (MP3)

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Red Cortez

The Tallest Man On Earth is playing a show at Union Hall on April 14th (tickets are on sale). That's one day before the previously announced show at Bowery Ballroom (tix still on sale).

Both NYC shows are with California's Libertines-U2-like band, Red Cortez (formerly The Weather Underground), who, as recently pointed out, are now on tour with Morrissey (sort of).

The music that [Red Cortez] makes is an odd mash of a multitude of things - including beat poetry, ragtag clothing, the fertile hope of equality, The Black Crowes, The Walkmen, peace marches and that audacity of human content that the new president-elect has been talking about and which has been a calling card since the 60s. [Daytrotter]
After Morrissey-touring, and before they hit the road with The Tallest Man, Red Cortez will play around six shows in Austin for SXSW. Those include the My Old Kentucky Blog official showcase at Radio Room, and Mess With Texas.

The Tallest Man on Earth will be at SXSW too, and one of the seven shows he's playing is Roky Erickson's seventh annual Psychedelic Ice Cream Social with Okkervil River who will be playing with Roky. The flyer, full lineup, some videos, and all tour dates below...

Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson, Austin's own pioneer of psychedelic rock, songwriter and front man for iconoclastic 13th Floor Elevators, will host his seventh annual Psychedelic Ice Cream Social with performances by Erickson (performing with Okkervil River), Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden), Dynah, Wil Cope, The Golden Dogs, Warlocks and Chief Rival. Tickets are $25, available at Frontgate Tickets. HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, will receive a portion of the proceeds.

WHAT: Roky Erickson's 7th Annual Ice Cream Social
WHEN: noon Thursday, March 19
WHERE: Threadgill's World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside Drive, 512.472.9304

Bands include:
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
The Heartless Bastards
Black Joe Lewis
Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Warlocks
The Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden)
Chief rival
The Golden dogs
Wil Cope
and surprise Guests!!

Benefiting HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians)
and the Roky Trust
Peace and Love Festival (Sweden)
Gibson guitars
Amy's Ice Cream
Mojo magazine
Red Cross

The Tallest Man on Earth - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 18: 4:50pm - Little Radio/TopSpin Event @ Red Eyed Fly [715 Red River St.]
Mar 18 - HearYa & QuinnStorm The Stimulus Package @ Paradise [401 E 6th St.]
Mar 19: 2:00pm - Found Magazine @ Red 7
Mar 19: 3:30pm - Roky Erickson's Psychedelic Ice Cream Social @ Threadgill's [301 W. Riverside Dr.]
Mar 19: 8:00pm - Gigotron, Mexican Summer, @ Club 1808 [1808 E 12th St.]
Mar 19: 12:00am - Billions Official Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards [201 E 6th St.]
Mar 20: 4:00pm - SESAC Day Party @ Austin Convention Center [500 E. Cesar Chavez St.]
Mar 22 - Ron tom's Portland, Oregon
Mar 23 - Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Mar 25 - Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California
Mar 26 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Mar 28 - Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, Colorado
Mar 29 - Old Main Theater Boulder, Colorado
Mar 30 - The waiting room Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 31 - High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 1 - Pabst Theater Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 2 - Turf club St. Paul, Minnesota
Apr 4 - MIssion creek festival Iowa City, Iowa
Apr 5 - Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Apr 6 - Buskirk-Chumley Theatre w/The mountain goats, John Vanderslice Bloomington, Indiana
Apr 7 - Taylor University Upland, Indiana
Apr 9 - Haverford college Haverford, Pennsylvania
Apr 11 - The Brattle Theater Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 14 - Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
Apr 15 - Bowery Ballrom New York, New York
Apr 17 - Terra Cotta Coffeehouse Alfred, New York
May 13 - Storan Göteborg
May 14 - L´Orient Linköping
May 15 - S2 Borlänge
May 28 - Primavera Sound Barcelona
Jun 13 - Bollnäs, Världen Bollnäs
Sep 11 - End of the road Dorset

Red Cortez - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 13 - The National (w/MORRISSEY) Richmond, Virginia
Mar 14 - Warner Theatre (w/MORRISSEY) Washington DC, Washington DC
Mar 16 - Wellmont Theatre (w/ MORRISSEY) Montclair, New Jersey
Mar 17 - Carnegie Music Hall (w/ MORRISSEY) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 18 - My Old Kentucky Blog Showcase @ Radio Room- 10pm set time Austin, Texas
Mar 19 - Cheers (on 6th St.)- 3pm Set Time Austin, Texas
Mar 19 - reapandsow/Remix/Electronic Musician Magazine Party @ Habana Calle- 5:15m set time Austin, Texas
Mar 20 - Buzz Bands at Cheers (on 6th St.)- 5pm Set Time Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - Mess With Texas 3- 12:10pm set time Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - The Big One 2009 @ Do512 Compound- 5pm set time Austin, Texas
Mar 30 - The Waiting Room * Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 31 - High Noon (W/The Tallest Man on Earth) Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 1 - Pabst Lower Level * Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 2 - Turf Club * St. Paul, Minnesota
Apr 4 - Mission Creek Music Festival Iowa City, Iowa
Apr 5 - Schubas (w/The Tallest Man on Earth & the War on Drugs) Chicago, Illinois
Apr 9 - Haverford College * Haverford, Pennsylvania
Apr 11 - Brattle Theatre (The Tallest Man on Earth) Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 14 - Union Hall * Brooklyn, New York
Apr 15 - Bowery Ballroom * New York, New York
Apr 17 - Alfred University * Alfred, New York

* w/ The Tallest Man on Earth



Comments (6)

Do not knock the Rok!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2009 9:59 AM

I wish I could attend this event, but I have been assigned to run the KEXP info table at the BrooklynVegan/Paste party at Radio Room, going on at the same time.

Oh, the irony, BV, the irony!

Posted by hipster replacement | March 14, 2009 11:18 AM

i wish roky would play ny again. i missed the last show he played here and have regretted it since.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2009 3:35 PM

Red Cortez...great band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 2:59 AM

saw red cortez open for Morrissey. They we're almost better than the man himself, Lot of great energy!

Posted by norman | March 18, 2009 8:05 PM

Anyone catch this last night? I'm going tonight, and am curious what the show was like...start times, length of sets, etc. Cheers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2009 10:00 AM

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