by Andrew Frisicano
Califone's SXSW schedule has filled out. They'll be in Austin for a week of shows, two of which will be screenings of their film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers with a live score. Those movie shows are at Alamo Lamar and Alamo Ritz on March 15th and 19th, respectively. Their other SXSW shows will be regular rock shows including the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase on Wednesday, March 17th at Club DeVille. Also on the bill for that are Dawes, Bowerbirds, Here We Go Magic, The Middle East and Serena-Maneesh. Califone play that show at midnight, after Bowerbirds and before SM. Their full schedule is below.
After SXSW, Califone visits NYC for the previously announced show at the Bell House on March 30th with Sonoi. Tickets are still on sale. Califone are now also doing a show one night later with the movie at IFC Center (3/31). Tickets info to come.
Chicago band Sonoi, who open Califone's Bell House show, play beautifully composed, radiating folk-pop - they release their self-titled debut on April 27th through Low Transit Industries. Sonoi went into the studio with Weathervane Music, a non-profit that set the band up with free recording time (their previous session was with Sharon Van Etten). Daniel Smith (aka Danielson) curated and produced the session, which birthed the song "Micro-Coliseum," posted above. Two videos from the session, a video from their forthcoming debut and all tour dates are below...
Califone - 2010 Tour Dates
3/9/10 (9pm) - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (with film)
3/10/10 (9pm) - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (without film)
3/11/10 (7pm doors) - St. Louis, MO - Luminary Center for the Arts (with film)
3/15/10 (9:30pm) - Austin, TX - Alamo Lamar 1 - SxSW (with film)
3/17/10 (midnight) - Austin - Club DeVille - SxSW - BrooklynVegan Showcase
3/18/10 (1pm) - Austin - Other Music Lawn Party, French Legation Museum - SxSW
3/18/10 (4:10pm) - Austin - Team Clermont Party, Flamingo Cantina - SxSW
3/19/10 (12pm) - Austin - Alamo Ritz 1 - SxSW (with film)
3/30/10 (8pm) - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House (w/ Sonoi)
3/31/10 (7pm) - New York, NY - IFC Center