Posted in music | tour dates on February 18, 2010

Joanna Newsom

There are updated tour dates for Joanna Newsom, who is also at Big Ears and will be playing a March 18th show at NYC's Town Hall. Her new triple album Have One On Me is due February 23rd on Drag City. Actual album art (opposed to the earlier teaser cover) above. Dates and tracklist are below...

"Have One On Me" tracklist
Easy 6:04
Have One On Me 11:02
'81 3:52
Good Intentions Paving Company 7:02
No Provenance 6:25
Baby Birch 9:30
On A Good Day 1:49
You and Me, Bess 7:13
In California 8:42
Jackrabbits 4:23
Go Long 8:03
Occident 5:31
Soft As Chalk 6:29
Esme 7:56
Autumn 8:02
Ribbon Bows 6:11
Kingfisher 9:11
Does Not Suffice 6:45


Joanna Newsom - 2010 Tour Dates
3/12/10 Calvin College Chapel Grand Rapids MI
3/13/10 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto Ontario Canada
3/14/10 Ukrainian Federation Montreal Quebec Canada
3/15/10 Ukrainian Federation Montreal Quebec Canada
3/17/10 Sanders Theatre Cambridge MA
3/18/10 Town Hall New York NY
3/19/10 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
3/20/10 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
3/22/10 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington DC
3/23/10 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington DC
3/24/10 Jefferson Theatre Charlottesville VA
3/25/10 Carolina Theatre Durham NC
3/26/10 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
3/27/10 Big Ears Festival Knoxville TN
3/28/10 Mercy Lounge Nashville TN
3/29/10 Southern Theatre Columbus OH
3/30/10 Memorial Hall Cincinnati OH
3/31/10 Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Bloomington IN
4/2/10 Pabst Theater Milwaukee WI
4/3/10 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
5/9/10 All Tomorrow's Parties Festival Minehead United Kingdom



Comments (37)

She is at the Royal Festival Hall in London on the 11th and 12th of May as well. Roy Harper opens.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 3:47 PM

2 too many hours of this

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 4:13 PM

This girl would be nothing without Van Dyke Parks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 4:27 PM

This girl was so much, even before Van Dyke Parks.

(you fucking idiot)

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 4:52 PM

yea what fucking idiotic statement lulz. most of the musician on Ys even wrote their own parts..

cant wait to see her and listen to this new epic

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 4:55 PM

I can't help asking "have one what on me?" and a voice answers "A big poo"

Posted by nygrump | February 18, 2010 5:05 PM

Twin Peaks would be nothing without Van Dyke Parks

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 5:07 PM

Van Dyke Parks would be nothing without Dick Van Dyke!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 5:17 PM

I'm gonna fuck up your shit brooklynvegan

Posted by dick assbutt | February 18, 2010 5:23 PM


- huge toenails

- Casey

Posted by stan nexbitt | February 18, 2010 5:24 PM

Joanna Newsom sucks. Can't believe people listen to this bullshit garbage. She should stick to licking balls.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 5:52 PM


Posted by andysandberger | February 18, 2010 6:00 PM

Is Dick van Dyke playing on this? Should be bitchin'

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 6:33 PM

Joanna Newsom has talent. I think her voice is sounding better in these recordings, but she needs to cut the fat from her sounds and records and stop trying to be so over the top. And the whole dungeons and dragons kitsch gets old, too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 6:35 PM

The acclaim seemed to go to Newsom's head, and the follow-up reeks of ambition with a capital ART. Gone are the simple, beguiling tunes of the debut, replaced with defiantly overlong opuses — five compositions totaling nearly an hour, though each seems about that long. Song length wouldn't be an issue if Newsom had bothered with anything resembling structure. (At least when old school poppers-turned-proggers Stackridge spent 20 minutes going on about the horrific Slark, they set it to a right jaunty little tune.) On Ys, whose Renaissance Fayre-style painting on the cover recalls the grand old days of Kansas (yikes) and is named for a mythical Celtic kingdom (yegads), Newsom does listeners no such favors, and instead strands them in a meandering hell. She plunks away at her harp and seemingly free-associates lyrics while Van Dyke Parks (an old master at landing work bearing no relation to rock music in the rock section of record stores) provides aimless orchestral squiggles and noodles in the background. It's like being stuck in the seat next to a chatty, batshit backwoods pixie for an 18-hour plane ride. All hope is abandoned after the first five minutes or so of the opener "Emily," which begins promisingly and is moderately mesmerizing until Newsom begins caterwauling about meteorites. After that, the album becomes an exercise in looking at one's watch and wondering how long the damn thing is going to go on. (The presence of Steve Albini and Jim O'Rourke shows that somewhere along the line either Newsom or Drag City worried enough about alt-rock credibility to put their indie-god ass-prints on the studio furniture.) As excruciating as The Milk-Eyed Mender was magical, Ys buckles under the hefty weight of its aspirations.

Brad Reno, Trouser Press

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 7:04 PM

I wonder if she'll lend her music to Victoria's Secret commercials

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 8:14 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 8:25 PM

"Hello Antiques Roadshow? Yeah...You're gonna wanna come over and check this fuckin' place out."

Posted by Brian Farrelly | February 18, 2010 8:26 PM

the end is near
on a good day
you can see the end from here

Posted by my fave song on the album | February 18, 2010 9:44 PM

Why post such a stupid review

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 9:53 PM

this is something that liz girl from my life as liz would listen to

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 9:59 PM

long trackslisting

Posted by abdominal hernia support | February 18, 2010 10:29 PM

"Why post such a stupid review?"

Because it's by one of the few critics to come out against "Ys" when so many foolish people were coming all over "Ys" - listening to it now is even more of a chore than the first time around.

Joanna Newsom: casualty of her own damned vanity.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 18, 2010 10:41 PM

Hmm "one of the few critics to come out against "Ys"" possibly because it was a great album, so most critics praised it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 11:37 PM

i still think kim has it. and thurston and lee have never sounded better. and steve, dude is ace 100%. can't wait for this new one on matador. fuck yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 12:32 AM

Man, that Lady Gaga is a workaholic

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 2:41 AM

Wilhelm Schmidt?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 9:14 AM

I'd like to "have one in her."

Posted by Regular reader | February 19, 2010 10:49 AM

I know i'm not breaking any new ground here but Van Dyke Parks is the man. It's blasphemy to say but his album "Song Cycle" might be the best album that came from California during the 60's

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 10:51 AM

10:51- I would love for that to be true, but I think that album is practically unlistenable, a disjointed, obnoxious mess. "Vine St." was done better by Newman and Nilsson, and the instrumental cover of Donovan's "Colours" just goes to show that the melodies were never what made song compelling in the first place. His voice is terrible, too!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 11:46 AM

sadly, when she is singing about a guy, you know that it's probably andy samberg.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2010 4:47 PM

Excellent post I must say.. Simple but yet interesting and engaging.. Keep up the good work!

Posted by team national | March 10, 2010 11:57 PM

who's opening?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2010 12:26 PM

Is there any way to get into this show? I'm f'ing desperate and have no $. ... so I guess I just answered my own question.

Posted by sam | March 18, 2010 5:53 PM

I find it a little stomach churning to imagine Joanna singing these beautiful songs to andy f'ing samberg of all people

Posted by andy | March 18, 2010 5:54 PM

wow, people are criticizing Have one on me? If it's too long go watch a freaking hulu clip. I find that I can start the album at any point, and pick it up again over various points during the day and resume. and then do that over and over and over. it's incredibly addictive and fun to listen to... fuck you haters

Posted by BONGO | March 18, 2010 6:09 PM

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