Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on February 23, 2011

photos by David Andrako

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch played the gorgeous Allen Room on February 17th, as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, and as part of a round of currently ongoing and sold-out dates that place Alexi in Minneapolis tonight before he heads further west for Noise Pop and other shows which are all listed below. Alexi's band is now made up of some familiar faces including Nate Martinez (from Pela and Thieving Irons), Brian Wolfe (one of Sufjan's drummers) and a horn section that both Sufjan & the National use. Pictures and the setlist from the NYC show are in this post.

If you missed Alexi at Lincoln Center, then luckily he will be back in NYC soon, though you'll have to settle for the scenic stretch of North 6th in place of Central Park. Murdoch will return to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 24th with Sam Amidon (who played Glasslands the day before Murdoch played NYC, and who you can catch at the BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase this year). Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on AmEx presale at noon, and on regular sale on Friday.

Murdoch is preparing to release his new LP Towards the Sun on March 8th in North America via Zero Summer. The LP features the title track which Murdoch recently made available for stream and download. Check out that song, more pictures and the setlist from The Allen Room, and all tour dates, below...

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Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch

Allen Room Setlist:
Through The Dark
Some Day Soon
Dream About Flying
The Ragged Sea
All My Days
Song For You
Towards The Sun
At your Door
The Light
Home
Crinan Wood
Orange Sky
Slow Revolution
"New Song"

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ALEXI MURDOCH - 2011 TOUR DATES
2/23 Minneapolis, MN at the Cedar Cultural Center
2/25 San Francisco, CA at the Swedish American Hall
2/26 Los Angeles, CA at the Bootleg Theater
3/03 Costa Mesa, CA at the Detroit Bar
3/05 Los Angeles, CA at the Bootleg Theater
3/07 Portland, OR at the Doug Fir Lounge
3/08 Seattle, WA at the Tractor Tavern
3/09 Vancouver, BC at the Biltmore Cabaret
3/23 Philadelphia, PA at the First Unitarian Church
3/24 New York, NY at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/07 Amsterdam at Bitterzoet
4/08 Rotterdam at Motel Mozaique
4/13 Paris at the Cafe de la Danse
4/19 Berlin at Lido
4/20 Frankfurt at Mousonturm

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Comments (8)

Hah sweet, my friend used to date this guy. He seemed like a swell dude. I never knew what became of him but this is cool I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2011 10:27 AM

That seems like a neat place to see a show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2011 10:32 AM

thank you a lot's

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 23, 2011 10:44 AM

I saw the show. Great setting. Great sound.

His set was a one note affair. The songs were SO SIMILAR in texture, structure, sound. It seemed like he played the same song 7 or 8 times over. It was a great song but I was surprised he didn't make better use of the band he had assembled. He'd start quiet then they'd join in to envelope him, then they'd fade away at the end of the song. Not very imaginative.

And he killed so much time retuning to different open tunings. Really should have had one guitar tech to handle that. Seriously, a ten piece band but not a guitar tech to tune? Every song had a different tuning practicly. It killed the momentum.

In short, a good start but needs some direction/editing.

Posted by Brian | February 23, 2011 11:35 AM

thank you >>>

Posted by احبك | February 24, 2011 6:44 AM

I saw this show and flew all the way from santa barbara to see him. Alexi is so gifted and his music is hypnotizing. I loved seeing him in this space with the full moon behind him. He is so humble and charming ,I wish he spoke a little more it would have cut the ice a bit.
I'm addicted alexi!!!!

Posted by Eileen haber | February 25, 2011 12:29 AM

we too are adicted...don't change a thing. We were at this show as well, it was awesome and at times brought tears to our eyes. And if you did by chance have a 'guitar tec' it would remove a level of personal connection and make you one step closer to mainstream. Thank you for keeping it real.

Posted by blaik | March 4, 2011 11:26 PM

I have to to state this is a perfectly considered speech that basically put onvalue in the those who read it

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