James Jackson Toth @ Pianos 8/23 (more)
Earlier this year, James Jackson Toth "aka Wooden Wand aka Wand" put out two albums (both as "Wand," which I think is what he's mainly going by now). One of those was a b-sides and demos release called Hard Knox on Ecstatic Peace. The other was a limited-edition release called Born Bad on People in a Position to Know and Toth's own Mad Monk imprint. Two songs off Hard Knox are posted above.
The People in a Position label has a few more Toth releases in the works, including the debut of his band the Jescos. He also has a record coming out on Michael Gira's Young God Records set for early next year.
Wand will be touring the east coast this summer. Those dates include supporting gigs for Michael Gira, Woods and Akron/Family. The first of his NYC stops will be a show with Gira at the Issue Project Room on Saturday, July 25th.
Then, he'll be playing the Studio at Webster Hall on Sunday, July 26th with Larkin Grimm (who is also on Young God Records and whose upcoming shows include the Musicka Mystica Maxima Fest at Santos in September). Tickets are on sale.
Toth teams up with Akron/Family in mid-August to open several dates on that band's extensive summer/early fall tour. All Wand and Larkin Grimm tour dates are below...
Wand - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 7/22/09 Pilot Light Knoxville TN
Thu 7/23/09 River City Grill Fairmont WV
Fri 7/24/09 Metro Gallery Baltimore w/Crazy Dreams Band
Sat 7/25/09 Issue Project Room Brooklyn NY w/Michael Gira
Sun 7/26/09 Webster Hall Studio New York NY w/Larkin Grimm
Tue 7/28/09 Artifacts of the 20th Century Northampton MA
Wed 7/29/09 Valentine's Albany NY
Thu 7/30/09 The Apohadian Theatre Portland ME w/South China/Seymore/Fire on Fire
Fri 7/31/09 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA w/Destroyer
Sun 8/02/09 Rhumba Columbus OH
Mon 8/03/09 Russian Recording Bloomington IN
Wed 8/05/09 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Thu 8/06/09 Daytrotter Rock Island IL (session and pm show)
Fri 8/07/09 Magic Stick Detroit MI
Sat 8/08/09 Sneaky Dee's Toronto ON w/Woods
Sun 8/09/09 Green Room Montreal QC
Tue 8/11/09 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC w/Akron Family
Wed 8/12/09 Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC w/Akron Family
Thu 8/13/09 E.A.R.L. Atlanta GA w/Akron Family
Fri 8/14/09 The Bottletree Birmingham AL w/Akron Family
Larkin Grimm - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 11 Sound Studios @ The Loom Brooklyn, New York
Jul 22 Housing Works Bookstore New York City, New York
Jul 26 Webster Hall (the studio) New York City, New York
Sep 11 The Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 21 Santos Party House New York City, New York