Holly Miranda joins The Antlers @ Maxwell's - Oct 3, 2009 (Audrey Culver)
"On their return home after another extensive and triumphant tour, last night The Antlers continued their evolution at Maxwell's [on October 3, 2009]. As a headline band, they packed the legendary Hoboken club and performed a sixty-five minute set of Hospice material -- with several reworked numbers. Opening with a quiet rendition of "Bear", the band immediately turned up the energy as the song growled to a intense conclusion. "Thirteen" followed, with Sharon Van Etten's vocals from the album filled in admirably by set opener Holly Miranda. Holly and her guitarist Tim returned and contributed to the set's highlight -- a thoroughly entrancing version of "Wake"." [NYC Taper taped the show]The Antlers have announced their first big NYC headlining show. It's at Bowery Ballroom on December 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon (openers TBA).
The Bowery show is a little less than two months after The Antlers play the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Walter Schreifels Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel, Laura Marling, and Fanfarlo (and one more TBA). It's eight days from the time I type this. Tickets are still on sale.
The October 20th Music Hall show is one of many BV shows during CMJ this year. Another one is happening all day at Pianos on Thursday, October 22nd. That full lineup is TBA shortly, but I can tell you that it does include Holly Miranda (who recently signed to XL).
Sharon Van Etten, also referenced in the review above, is on the bill of the free BrooklynVegan (in partnership with Bowery Presents... details TBA) show happening at Pianos on the afternoon of Saturday, October 24th.
All Antlers dates, including one more CMJ show, below...
The Antlers - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 17 - ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY (FREE!) Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 20 - BROOKLYN VEGAN OFFICIAL CMJ SHOW @ MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG Brooklyn, New York
Oct 22 - CLUB NME CMJ SHOW @ THE DELANCEY New York, New York
Oct 29 - BOOTLEG THEATER Los Angeles, California
Oct 30 - THE INDEPENDENT w/ Sleepy Sun San Francisco, California
Oct 31 - THE BOARDWALK w/ Minus The Bear Orangevale, California
Nov 1 - DOWNTOWN BREWERY w/ Minus The Bear San Luis Obispo, California
Nov 2 - BELLY UP TAVERN w/ Minus The Bear Solana Beach, California
Nov 3 - GLASSHOUSE w/ Minus The Bear Pomona, California
Nov 4 - ORPHEUM THEATER w/ Minus The Bear Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 6 - THE DOOR w/ Minus The Bear Fort Worth, Texas
Nov 7 - JAGZ w/ Minus The Bear Pharr, Texas
Nov 8 - WHITE RABBIT w/ Minus The Bear San Antonio, Texas
Nov 10 - WORKPLAY THEATER w/ Minus The Bear Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 11 - FIRESTONE (Anti-Pop Fest) w/ Minus The Bear Orlando, Florida
Nov 12 - 40 WATT CLUB w/ Minus The Bear Athens, Georgia
Nov 16 - BODEGA Nottingham
Nov 17 - 13TH NOTE Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 18 - DEAF INSTITUTE Manchester
Nov 19 - COCKPIT ROOM 3 Leeds
Nov 21 - CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL The Hague
Nov 22 - CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL Antwerp
Nov 24 - NOUVEAU CASINO (Les Inrocks) Paris
Nov 25 - BUSH HALL London
Nov 27 - HOPE Brighton
Nov 28 - LENNONS Southampton
Nov 29 - LOUISIANA Bristol
Dec 1 - CLWB IFOR BACH Cardiff, Wales
Dec 4 - ACADEMY 2 Dublin
Dec 15 - Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY