Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on December 17, 2009

words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Erez Avissar

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Beach Fossils @ Shea Stadium
Beach Fossils

Tickets are still on sale for the Crystal Stilts MHOW show on Saturday, February 20th. Opening up for that show are The Beets, Christmas Island, Beach Fossils and The German Measles (who have a gig with Bishop Allen coming up, more on that soon).

Leading up to that show, Christmas Island (whose debut came out this October on In the Red), The Beets and Beach Fossils are all on tour together this February. The MHOW show is the last of three separate NYC dates for the tour. The other two come February 9th at the Cake Shop and February 13th at Death by Audio.

The Beets have already had a pretty busy December as far as NYC shows go. And the month isn't over for Beach Fossils, who'll ring in the New Year with Frankie and the Outs, Surfer Blood and We Are Country Mice at the Cameo. Beach Fossils (aka Dustin Payseur) has a full-length on the way from Woodsist/Captured Tracks in March, and the song above is from a forthcoming Woodsist 7".

Looking ahead to SXSW, Christmas Island also lists an In the Red showcase at Austin's Beerland on March 19th. The song "Bed Island," a tuneful love song, is above.

All tour dates along with the rest of the pictures from the show at Shea Stadium last Wednesday (12/9), below...

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Beach Fossils - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 31 NYE Party @ Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, New York $
Feb 09 Cake Shop New York, New York #
Feb 10 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticut #
Feb 11 The Cottage Boston, Massachusetts #
Feb 12 Bard College Annandale Hudson, New York #
Feb 13 Death By Audio Brooklyn, New York #
Feb 15 Terrordome Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Feb 17 Blue Nile Harrisonburg, Virginia #
Feb 18 Terrace @ Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey #
Feb 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York @
$ w/ Frankie and the Outs, Surfer Blood, We Are Country Mice
# w/ The Beets & Christmas Island
@ w/ Crystal Stilts, The Beets, Christmas Island, German Measles

Christmas Island - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 09 CAKE SHOP MANHATTAN, New York &
Feb 10 CAFE NINE NEW HAVEN, Connecticut &
Feb 11 THE COTTAGE BOSTON, Massachusetts &
Feb 12 BARD COLLEGE ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York &
Feb 13 DEATH BY AUDIO BROOKLYN, New York &
Feb 15 TERRORDOME PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania &
Feb 16 TBA TBA &
Feb 17 E NILE HARRISONBURG, Virginia &
Feb 18 TERRACE @ PRINCETON PRINCETON, New Jersey &
Feb 19 TBA TBA &
Feb 20 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN, New York ^
Mar 19 SXSW - IN THE RED SHOWCASE @ BEERLAND AUSTIN
& w/ The Beets, Beach Fossils
^ w/ Crystal Stilts, German Measles, The Beets, Beach Fossils

The German Measles - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 15 171 Lombardy St Brooklyn, New York *
Feb 20 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN, New York ^
* w/ YUMMY FUR, THE SURPRISERS, McDONALDS, AND BISHOP ALLEN
^ w/ Crystal Stilts, Christmas Island, The Beets, Beach Fossils

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Comments (26)

philip seymour hoffman is a cutie

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 10:16 AM

half-assed, total snoozefest

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 11:30 AM

total slacker is particularly bad

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 1:10 PM

tour of NY is more like it

Phillip lost some weight

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 1:31 PM

Shea is finally getting some better bands

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 1:43 PM

Shea's a decent place... and Beach Fossils are AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 1:54 PM

That was the 1st time i had gone to shea.Beach fossils just get better and better! Total Slacker kids need to practice, but they're songs are memorable.

Posted by todd | December 17, 2009 2:00 PM

love shea

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 2:06 PM

dr. k was awesome at shea

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 4:39 PM

Total Slacker!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2009 2:53 PM

frat dad was ok, i dont get what all the hype is

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 7:47 AM

TOTAL SLACKER brings th Jams!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2009 7:52 AM

Beach Fossils and German Measles each also have early January shows with Babies:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/12/babies_have_4_s.html

Posted by brooklynvegan | December 19, 2009 2:08 PM

Beach fossils, Babies and Total Slacker all play
Jan 6th @ Glasslands too!!!!!!

http://glasslands.blogspot.com/

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 12:33 PM

that was The Maids, not Frat Dad

Posted by linetti | December 20, 2009 6:18 PM

total slacker was so fucking boring

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 6:27 PM

"total slacker was so fucking boring"

yeah, more lo-fi "we can't really play/write but aren't our image/antics/girl in the band cute?" bullshit.

as you can see from the photos there were maybe 20 people there. goes to show that even in indie, all you need for coverage is biz connex and PR.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 7:00 PM

who the fuck are the maids?

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2009 8:00 PM

Beach Fossils are fucking radical. Shea is a little strange...

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2009 1:12 AM

fuck your negative creep bullshit!! these r my friends from new school, and they have no biz connex-PR at all. yr one of these dicks who just disses on other people who actually have something to contribute!

Posted by Robert | December 21, 2009 7:58 AM

oh hey, haters, guess what? total slacker hasn't even released a goddamn EP yet, so quit your whining. they're practically babies. when they run, they will run, and they will run into the arms of smiling critics. right now they are crawling, quite well and with quite the fanbase.

haters quit your yakkin'. total slacker has quite the future ahead.

and beach fossils killed it, as per usual- what a good looking and talented set of guys

Posted by where's my phone? | December 22, 2009 7:36 PM

the beach fossils didnt kill it, you have no idea what you're talking about. my bulldog can talk smack too. you need some training or something.

Posted by bulldog training | January 11, 2010 7:36 PM

s a full-length on the way from Woodsist/Captured Tracks in March, and the song above is from a

Posted by designer clothes | March 14, 2010 3:28 PM

Woah Shea's on tour! I must see them!

Posted by Drain Services | May 4, 2010 7:46 AM

I guess she hates the Red Sox too!

Let's hope the Yanks clinch it today...

Posted by ben 10 | May 20, 2010 11:25 AM

Your post is stretching the page out for some reason only in google chrome. In firefox it looks alright though.. At first I thought that it was just something wrong with my browser so wanted to check. Just letting you know so you can fix it :)

Posted by husky insider | February 2, 2011 5:32 AM

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