Posted in music | tour dates on November 18, 2009

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Pitchfork: Favorite City to Play?

Neon Indian: I think I'd probably have to do a little more touring to draw that conclusion. And although it's cliché, I think that the most fun that the band will consistently have is in New York City. We played at Cameo, Studio B, even McCarren Park; there's such a wide variety of venues that each have their own appeal and charm, and every show we've played has never been the same crowd twice, there's always been a slight variation. But I feel like I'm preaching to the choir, considering the band is relocating in December.

That quote is from a newly-posted Pitchfork interview with "Neon Indian" though to be specific, it was with Alan Palomo who also plays as Vega, and it was Vega who actually played in all of those NYC venues. Neon Indian (currently residing in Texas) (despite their claim on MySpace that they are from "Brooklyn/Austin") has only played in a random warehouse so far (and maybe The Living Room if you count the kids show they/he played the next afternoon). Actually, that interview even happened before those CMJ-time Neon Indian shows (as evidenced by Alan's answer to the last live show he saw) (Phoenix at the Monolith Festival in September) (not that it matters).

Also, Neon Indian is not actually moving to NY in December. They had planned to and still want to, and still may in February, but no definite plans at the moment.

Neon Indian will be back to visit in December though. First they play at two sold out shows at Mercury Lounge and then a show they just added at Brooklyn Bowl on December 17th. Tigercity is opening. $5.00 tickets will go on sale this Friday.

Meanwhile Vega is rumored to have signed to Fool's Gold (not to be confused with the band that is playing MHOW tonight). It's the A-Trak-co-owned label that put the new Kid Sister record "Ultraviolet" this week. Kid Sister has a NYC show coming up at Webster Hall on Friday 11/27 with Flosstradamus.

All tour dates below...

Kid Sister - 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 21 - Palladium Ballroom Dallas, Texas
Nov 25 - House Of Blues with FLOSSTRADAMUS!!! Chicago, Illinois
Nov 27- Webster Hall with FLOSSTRADAMUS!!! New York, New York

Neon Indian - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
Nov 18- Willamette University Montag Den Salem, Oregon
Nov 19 - rickshaw shop San Fransisco, California
Nov 20 - Echoplex Los Angeles, California
Nov 21 - Club congress Tuscon, Arizona
Nov 22 - Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 27 - Stubb's Austin, Texas
Dec 1 - Captains rest Glasgow
Dec 3 - Redrum Helsinki
Dec 4 - Rust Copenhagen
Dec 5 - Bazar Curieux Festival Rotterdam
Dec 9 - Academy W/White Lies Dublin
Dec 10 - The Opera House W/White Lies Cork
Dec 11 - Primavera Club Madrid
Dec 12 - Primavera Club Barcelona
Dec 15 - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
Dec 16 - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) New York, New York
Dec 17 - Brooklyn Bowl W/Tigercity and special guest New York, New York
Jan 8 - Empire Sydney
Jan 9 - Chillwave Festival Melbourne

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Comments (17)

who the fuck cares where neon indian lives?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 5:07 PM

If the show is Wednesday, November 18th at noon it already happened.

Posted by texastab | November 18, 2009 5:15 PM

"who the fuck cares where neon indian lives?"

not you?

"If the show is Wednesday, November 18th at noon it already happened."

good point. updated, thx

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 18, 2009 5:23 PM

Any review / pics from the Edward Sharpe, Fool's Gold, & Local Natives show at the Bowery last night?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 5:34 PM

big fucking deal they are relocating.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 5:54 PM

i love neon indian

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 7:47 PM

i thought the brooklyn part was for the girl/visual half of neon indian
i think she does live in brooklyn,

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 11:33 PM

I was at the Salem Neon Indian show and it was absolutely incredible. The band sounded really tight on all of the sounds and the crowd was even able to coax the band into playing a vega song at the end of the set. Don't miss any of these shows.

Posted by Cliff | November 21, 2009 12:40 AM

they played in tampa, where i live.
instead i went to see Os Mutantes that night
because they're amazing
and not a band that will be forgotten in 6 months
oh yeah, i dont think neon indian is very talented
although i do not make music
and i do not care
bc i dont want to make music
i just want to listen to music i like
not a bullshit genre that rips off ariel pink
a talented fellow
shit man have you ever listened to loverboy

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