Posted in music | pictures on March 29, 2011

photos by Ryan Barkan

DOWNLOAD: Middle Brother - Me Me Me (MP3)

Jonny Corndawg, Matthew Vasquez, Taylor Goldsmith
Dawes
Middle Brother

"There's a singer-songwriter intimacy in many of the songs on Middle Brother, as though band members John McCauley, Taylor Goldsmith and Matthew Vasquez were sharing secrets and anecdotes and decided to set them to music. All three men belong to bands -- Deer Tick, Dawes and Delta Spirit -- that trade on folk, blues and country traditions; even their up-tempo songs are less rave-up rockers than hand-clapping foot-stompers." [NPR]
That blurb comes from a March 28th (yesterday) NPR feature on Middle Brother that you can listen to at NPR's site. On April 3rd Middle Brother kick off a west coast tour, but earlier this month they toured through NYC on their way to SXSW, and while they were here they played epic shows at both Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom with opening collaborative sets by Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg and Matthew Vasquez. The MHOW show ended with everyone back out on stage during the encore, along with special guest Phosphorescent for the final jam of the night.

Since then I saw Middle Brother again at SXSW, where, like in NYC, the country-stylish Jonny Corndawg (as seen in today's NY Post) almost stole the show. The Austin show I saw was the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Barbarella, but they also played an official showcase at Auditorium Shores which is streaming at NPR.

I just realized that not only haven't I posted the SXSW pictures yet, I never even post the NY ones, so here is the set from Bowery Ballroom and it continues below...

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Jonny Corndawg - 2011 Tour Dates
Mar., 29th - Pensacola, FL Handlebar with The Whigs
Mar., 30th - Hattiesburg, MS Benny's Boom Boom Room with The Whigs
Mar., 31st - Auburn, AL - 8th and Rail with The Whigs
Apr., 2nd - Asbury, NY Asbury Lanes with Tragedy
Apr., 4th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl with Hans Chew and Futurebirds
Apr., 5th - Santa Barbara, CA SOhO with Middle Brother
Apr., 6th - Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar with Middle Brother
Apr., 7th - Los Angeles, CA The Echo with Middle Brother
Apr., 8th - San Diego, CA The Loft with Middle Brother
Apr., 11th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl with Shovels and Rope and a very special guest!
Apr., 18th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl with CSC Funk Band and The Extraordinaires
Apr., 25th - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl with Michael Hurley and a very special guest!
Apr., 28th - Providence, RI The Met with Michael Hurley
Apr., 29th - Biddeford, ME The Oak and The Axe with Michael Hurley
Apr., 30th - Belfast, ME Belfast Music Festival with Michael Hurley
Jun., 17th - Crozet, VA Campout East Festival
Jun., 17th - York, PA Capitol Theater with Futurebirds

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Comments (9)

MHOW pics?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 10:28 PM

middle brother ain't bad

middle hummus ... WAY better (aka LUNCH)

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 10:46 PM

middle finger to middle brother

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:05 PM

matt vasquez was too drunk to play his guitar, loved it

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 12:32 AM

this has got to be the most well photodocumented show I've ever seen in my life. zite-on!

Posted by lj hutchinsuch | March 30, 2011 1:09 AM

if you take a picture of a dawes member the will always appear as if they are in mid-shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 3:22 AM

when matt vasquez did people turn around, it sort of blew my mind.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 9:59 AM

Taylor from Dawes is the king of guitarface.

Love what all these guys are doing - real, sincere, authentic music. I think they have a bright future ahead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:15 AM

Wow, the band members look to be in as much pain as I was listening to them. Deer Tick used to be a great band, now it's a one way ticket to Shitsville. Don't bother going unless you just want to hear ear splitting noise.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 6:07 PM

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