Posted in music | tour dates on October 6, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Throw Me The Statue - Ancestors (MP3)

Bishop Allen @ Sasquatch Fest in June (more by Chris Graham)
Bishop Allen

"The new songs are a glorious mess right now," [Bishop Allen] frontman Justin Rice admits to Spinner. "There are bits and pieces strung together, exquisite corpse-style: donkey heads on snake bodies with chicken feet. It's a great time because I can feel the potential in everything we're working on. Nothing's let me down yet by turning out ugly or tamer than I'd hoped."
Bishop Allen's latest record, Grrr..., came out in early 2009. They have plans to record the follow-up later this year, but not before heading out on tour this fall. The trip kicks off in Boston on October 27th, but doesn't swing around to NYC until its finale, when they play Union Hall on November 20th and the Bell House on Nov. 21st. Tickets for the Bell House are on sale - tickets for the much smaller Union Hall aren't.

Opening both shows, and the entire tour, are catchy Seattle indie-poppers Throw Me the Statue (whose new LP, Creaturesque, came out in August - an MP3 from it is above) and Darwin Deez, an affable NYC quartet who sometimes break out into on-stage synchronized dance routines (video below). Darwin Deez is also appearing at a number of official and unofficial CMJ showcases. Those and all other tour dates are posted below...

Bishop Allen - 2009 Tour Dates
10/27/09 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs *
10/28/09 Providence, RI - Club Hell *
10/29/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
10/30/09 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo *
11/01/09 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom *
11/02/09 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
11/03/09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
11/06/09 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club *
11/07/09 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *
11/08/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
11/09/09 San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Shop *
11/10/09 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
11/11/09 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts *
11/13/09 Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11/14/09 Ft Worth, TX - Lola's *
11/15/09 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack *
11/17/09 Newport, KY - Southgate House *
11/18/09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
11/20/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall *
11/21/09 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House *
* w/ Throw Me the Statue, Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 20 popgun booking CMJ showcase @ cameo gallery Brooklyn, NY
Oct 20 Club NME party at BLVD @ New York, NY (unofficial CMJ)
Oct 23 neon gold showcase @ santos party house New York, NY (unofficial CMJ)
Oct 23 popgun CMJ party @ glasslands Brooklyn, NY (unofficial CMJ)
(see above for other dates)

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Comments (6)

Nick and Norah's Infinite Shitlist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 10:55 AM

Nick and Norah's Infinite Hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 11:00 AM

I Refuse to watch that movie

Posted by Bucket Truck | October 6, 2009 2:00 PM

thanks bv!

as listed, darwin deez will be playing our unofficial cmj party on oct. 23rd at glasslands. others performing that night are: francis & the lights, takka takka, pattern is movement, let's wrestle (uk), anamanaguchi (dj sets), drink up buttercup, naked hearts, and more.

you can rsvp to rsvp@popgunbooking.com for reduced entry. cheers y'all

Posted by popgun | October 6, 2009 2:03 PM

movie > this band

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 9:19 PM

Haha I totally agree witht the comment above I would never watch that show

Posted by Sarasota Photography | June 26, 2012 2:48 PM

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