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DOWNLOAD: Phosphorescent - It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama) (MP3)

Phosphorescent @ Prospect Park - June 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)

Phosphorescent (typically Matthew Houck and band) will play a solo (and probably short, but unique) set at this month's Happy Ending Music and Reading series at Joe's Pub (Wednesday, March 3rd) with writers Benjamin Anastas, Melissa Febos, Lucy Corin and host Amanda Stern. Tickets are on sale.

Phosphorescent goes on tour with UK piano crooner... David Gray this March & April. Their April 1st show at NJ's Wellmont Theatre is sold out.

Luckily, Phosphorescent play a show of their own at Maxwell's on Friday, April 2nd. Tickets are still on sale.

There's a new Phosphorescent record on the way: Here's to Taking It Easy (subtitle Tho The Jaws Of This World Wish Only To Grab Hold Of Your Sweet Ass) comes out May 11th on Dead Oceans.

Featuring the current live incarnation of Phosphorescent (Scott Stapleton, piano; Jeff Bailey, bass; Chris Marine, drums; Jesse Anderson Ainslie, guitar; Ricky Ray Jackson, pedal steel), Here's to Taking It Easy is the new Cosmic American Music. Recorded in the band's hometown of Brooklyn with outside mixing assistance from Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, the Walkmen), this album breathes with life like nothing Phosphorescent has ever done before.
The album's honky-tonk lead song is above. All tour dates and album info & art are below...

'Here's To Taking It Easy' tracklist
It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama)
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)
We'll Be Here Soon
The Mermaid Parade
I Don't Care If There's Cursing
Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)
Hej, Me I'm Light
Heaven, Sittin Down
Los Angeles


Phosphorescent - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 03 Joe's Pub New York, New York - solo #
Mar 11 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, Texas $
Mar 12 Mahalia Jackson Theater New Orleans, Louisiana $
Mar 13 Hogg Memorial Auditorium Austin, Texas $
Mar 14 Hogg Memorial Auditorium Austin, Texas $
Mar 16 Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie, Texas $
Mar 17 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Missouri $
Mar 19 Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center St. Louis, Missouri $
Mar 20 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin $
Mar 21 Playhouse Square at State Theatre Cleveland, Ohio $
Mar 23 Taft Theatre Cincinnatti, Ohio $
Mar 24 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, Indiana $
Mar 26 Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, Kentucky $
Mar 27 Ohio Theatre Columbus, Ohio $
Mar 29 UB Center for The Arts Buffalo, New York $
Mar 30 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $
Mar 31 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, Maryland $
Apr 01 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, New Jersey $
Apr 02 Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey
Apr 03 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, Rhode Island $
Apr 05 The Egg At Hart Theatre Albany, New York $
Apr 06 Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, Connecticut $
Apr 07 Merrill Auditorium at City Hall Portland, Maine $
Apr 09 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, North Carolina $
Apr 10 tlanta Civic Center Atlanta, Georgia $
Apr 11 The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee $
Apr 13 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, Florida $
Apr 14 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida $
Apr 15 Hard Rock Live Orlando, Florida $
# solo performance - Happy Ending Reading Series
$ opening for David Gray



Comments (8)

I probably haven't heard a song of his in 6 years, but is David Gray really a "piano crooner"? I thought he played guitar.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 1:49 PM

Love Phosphorescent's stuff...
but I cannot tolerate a David Gray,
no matter how many hot chicks will be there!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 2:01 PM

David Gray - reallY? i cannot believe this pairing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 3:11 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 3:23 PM

Hey Hyde-is Fez going to be there too?

Posted by smack | March 3, 2010 12:33 PM

We felt really fortunate to have Phosphorescent into the studio to film/record a freqControl Session with the band. They played 3 originals and a Willie Nelson cover. You can check it out at Hope you enjoy!

Posted by freqControl | March 11, 2010 10:36 AM

Guggenheim billed it as a performance piece and it was just an installation. Resultingly, the crowd simply waited for the "show" to start, limiting anyone's ability to freely explore the space (the ground floor was packed with indian-style seaters, and the balconies were lined with people holding onto their spots like grim death.

Posted by منتديات | January 9, 2011 1:31 PM

Hey ya'll we lost another one.......but I'm glad to have grown up with gangstarr as representatives of this music that has an incredible history.....hip hop is a book that wrote itself and GURU was definetly one of its main characters.....we are all getting older.....and GURU is one of the MCs that added a soundtrack to our lives in the 80's and 90's.......the NAMES,PLACES and FACES come to mind when I hear a GANGSTARR track.........I thank GOD that he allowed GURU to shine in his short time...........REST IN EVERLASTING PEACE GURU

Posted by تسريحات شعر | January 20, 2011 6:31 AM

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