Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 29, 2009

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M Ward

"Like many a band on the festival circuit, M Ward's tinny brand of guitar pop seems like it would translate better during a deep headphone-listening session than live, But they acquit themselves well, The crowd maybe sparse during their midday set [at the 2009 Sasquatch Festival], but the sound is lush and the band surprisingly flashy considering that they play to the indie-folk set." [Seattle Weekly]
The lineup for M Ward's free show at Central Park Summerstage this summer has been updated. Yuka Honda and Dougie Bowne will play in the same opening band as Nels Cline and Mike Watt.on the August 1st bill.

As the review above suggests, M Ward played a set at the 2009 Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington this past weekend. More pictures from that, and all tour dates below....

M Ward

M Ward

M Ward

M Ward

M Ward - 2009 Tour DAtes
Jun 22 - Sala Heineken Madrid, Madrid
Jun 24 - Hove Festival Arendal
Jun 25 - Debaser Stockholm, Stockholms län
Jun 27 - Glastonbury Pilton
Jun 28 - Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Jun 29 - Club Academy Manchester
Jun 30 - Shepherds Bush Empire London
Jul 2 - Arras Festival Arras
Jul 3 - Rock Werchter Festival Werchter, Flemish Brabant
Jul 4 - Tivoli Utrecht, Utrecht
Jul 5 - Roskilde Festival Roskilde
Jul 22 - XX Merge Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 23 - XX Merge Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 23 - Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 24 - XX Merge Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 25 - XX Merge Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 26 - XX Merge Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 27 - 40 Watt Athens, Georgia
Jul 28 - Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee
Jul 30 - 9:30 Club WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Aug 1 - Central Park Summerstage New York City, New York
Aug 2 - Paramount Center for the Arts Peekskill, New York
Aug 4 - Antone's Austin, Texas

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Comments (11)

What model Gibson guit is that?

Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 3:44 PM

Hopefully he will be better compared to the last time he played at the Apollo...

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 3:54 PM

I was wondering that too! it's a cool ass guitar!

Posted by ff | May 29, 2009 5:26 PM

I think that's the Johnny A. signature model.
Some blues player I'm not real familiar with...

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 6:52 PM

post updated - Yuka and Dougie are not a separate opener. They are part of Mike and Nels' band.

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 29, 2009 7:21 PM

Posted by dan | May 30, 2009 9:28 AM

floored by four= bored by four. terrible, absolute borefest

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2009 12:10 AM

bored by four indeed. wow. awful. sort of masturbatory. enough nels.

but m. ward. wow. except for those darlins at southpaw, best show i've seen this summer. what a showman. i always thought his voice was sorta weak, but it was actually one of the best, most intriguing parts of the show. and man can play guitar like chuck berry. rest of band was ridiculously tight too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2009 2:21 PM

I'm going to disagree about floored by four.
It was the wrong setting for what they were playing, since the first half was relatively slow and open, but the music was fine and there was some very interesting interplay on some of the passages in the long piece which I am sure is the piece that bored people.
If you are ready to party (like on a beautiful Saturday evening in Central Park) then that kind of stuff doesn't go over too well.
But anyone who didn't appreciate "Maggot Brain," which they closed with, needs to open up their ears.
Would have been nice if the emcee had mentioned that Watt was in the Minutemen.
What's up with not doing that?

Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2009 2:36 PM

2:36 are you Mike Watt?

M. Ward and Band = Grandeur

Opening act = womp womp

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2009 6:32 PM

M Ward is amazing. He & the band really seemed to be enjoying themselves!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 8:46 PM

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