The Beets @ Death By Audio (more by Zach Stern)
The Princetonian: What are your favorite venues to play?The Beets have a zillion and one shows coming up in many different venues starting with one at the Ace Hotel in NYC on Sunday night (3/7). Proof is in the picture which is with all dates below...
The Beets: There is definitely a nice feel to house shows -- I guess it feels more like a communal thing, where you are on par with the people watching you (like they're just as important as you are for the show to happen). I think some of that gets lost when you play bigger venues. In terms of specific venues, we really like Dead Herring, which is actually someone's apartment. Death by Audio and Silent barn have always treated us great. They are run by really passionate people who are so easy to get along with.
What's the rock scene like in New York?
The Beets: New York is chock full of scenes and different bands, I wouldn't know where to begin. As for the scene we seem to be a part of, it is adored. It's great to be able to play shows with a community of people that you don't just respect musically but that you can get along with on a personal level. Some people hate it, some people love it and that's how it will always be. The important thing is that we adore doing what we're doing and glad we have found a venue to do it.
The Beets - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 7 - Ace Hotel NEW YORK, New York
Mar 11 - TBA w/ ETERNAL SUMMERS + BEACH FOSSILS Harrisonburg, Virginia
Mar 12 - Al's Bar w/ BEACH FOSSILS Lexington, Kentucky
Mar 13 - Glenn Danzig's House Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 14 - 315 S. Schiller St. House Show w/ READING RAINBOW + BEACH FOSSILS + TOTAL SLACKER + ETERNAL SUMMERS Little Rock, Arkansas
Mar 15 - House by House Fest @ Mable Peabodys w/ ETERNAL SUMMERS + READING RAINBOW + GIRLS AT DAWN + MORE Denton, Texas
Mar 16 - THE DAY BEFORE THE MESS FEST w/ MANY MANY MORE BANDS Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2010 8:30P Famous Class/Impose Show @ Longbranch Inn w/ SISTERS + GROOMS + JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 1:00P BrooklynVegan & AnSo Day Party! @ The Spider House Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 2:00P FIND N GRIND Skateshop Party Party Austin, Texas
Mar 18 - RanchO RelaxO w/ FUNGI GIRLS + BEACHES + TOTAL SLACKER + GRANDCHILDREN + AND MORE! Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 3:00P Plumage Vintage Parking Lot Show Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 4:15P ACID MARSHMALLOW / MODERN COUNTRY / POP JEW texas party @ Broken Neck Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 6:30P WOODSIST RECORDS PARTY @ Ms Bea's Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 8:00A SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 9:15P IMPOSE Show @ Longbranch Inn w/ GOLDEN TRIANGLE + WET DOG + DD/MM/YYYY Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - MtyMx MONTERREY, Nuevo León
Mar 25 - FARM255 w/ BEACH FOSSILS ATHENS, Georgia
Mar 26 2010 9:00P House Show @ Craig's House w/ NODZZZ DURHAM, North Carolina
Mar 27 - Big Bear Cafe w/ ETERNAL SUMMERS WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Mar 28 - Knitting Factory w/ LOVE IS ALL + BEACH FOSSILS BROOKLYN, New York
Apr 2 - Cake Shop w/ GAROTAS SUECAS NEW YORK, New York
Apr 9 - Record Hospital Fest CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts
Apr 16 - Eclectic @ Wesleyan University w/ TURBO FRUITS MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut