Vega @ McCarren Pool (more by Bao Nguyen)
Pitchfork: Favorite City to Play?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).
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.
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