Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 18, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

EMA in Brighton - May 14, 2011
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"The much-anticipated arrival of EMA also turns out to be something of a revelation. Playing in the courtyard of Skint Records to an audience of mostly industry bodies. Coming on like a devilishly possessed hybrid of Karen O and Courtney Love, the venomous diatribe 'California' and equally dogmatic 'Butterfly Knife' offer a menacing antidote to the weekend's niceties. More importantly though, with debut long album 'Past Life Martyred Saints' almost certain to figure in most end of year best of lists, her live show justifiably confirms what most observers were hoping; a star is born." [ContactMusic]
That review comes from one of the two shows EMA played at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Saturday night. We were at the other one, at Horatio's. The pictures are in this post.

As previously mentioned, EMA will hit the road with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. in June. All those shows are on the west coast. EMA will show the east some love before the summer is over though. After the Pitchfork Festival on July 15th, EMA will tour through Philly and play TWO shows in NYC on July 20th. The early NYC show is at Mercury Lounge (on sale Friday at noon), and the late show is at Glasslands (on sale now).

More dates TBA, but all currently-known dates, and more Great Escape pictures, are below...

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EMA -- 2011 Tour Dates
JUNE 3 LOS ANGELES, CA THE ECHO*
JUNE 4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA RICKSHAW STOP*
JUNE 6 PORTLAND, OR MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS*
JUNE 7 SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN*
JUNE 9 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX*
JUNE 10 SALT LAKE CITY, UT KILBY COURT*
JUNE 11 DENVER, CO HI-DIVE*
JUNE 13 OMAHA, NE THE WAITING ROOM*
JUNE 14 IOWA CITY, IA THE MILL*
JUNE 15 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7TH STREET ENTRY*
JULY 15 CHICAGO, IL PITCHFORK FESTIVAL
JULY 18 Philadelphia, PA KUNG FU NECKTIE (tickets)
JULY 20 New York, NY MERCURY LOUNGE
JULY 20 Brooklyn, NY GLASSLANDS (tickets)
* supporting Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

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Tags: EMA, Great Escape

Comments (18)

oh, i thought she was gonna be hot...(walrus chin)

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:20 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:21 PM

u give me shit, i give you shit!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:22 PM

how much hummus did this nothing act's publicist give bkvegan to push this shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:24 PM

is that a dude?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:28 PM

It's Thurston Moore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 2:45 PM

You push this James Blake crap on us and now this? I DRINK YOUR HUMMUS

Posted by Charles WhaleBlower | May 18, 2011 2:55 PM

the EMA lp is great. your band sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 3:58 PM

she can try and look it as punk and roughed up as she want, but the pick holder on the back of her headstock is proof she's faking it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 5:28 PM

>Coming on like a devilishly possessed hybrid of Karen O and Courtney Love,

what?! are you fucking serious?! do you ever go back and read what you write. no no no! she most certainly sounds nothing like either of those two artists.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 5:56 PM

Fromage

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:06 PM

people who dress well and have nice teeth cannot be trusted

Posted by jose | May 18, 2011 6:32 PM

i once saw graffiti that read 'underneath all your tattoos, your still a mainstream cunt'. even though EMA doesn't seem to have any tattoos, the phrase still seems oddly apt.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:34 PM

thurston moore got a sex change op last week and forgot to tell anyone

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:51 PM

Kim Gordon knows

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:16 PM

Oh yes gotta have the Fender Mustang which the dumb kids now days will pay over 600 dollars for one when 12 years ago you could find them often for much less than 400.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 2:23 AM

2:23, you realize fender mustangs came into vogue in 1994 - right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 1:49 PM

Coming on like a devilishly possessed hybrid of Karen O and Courtney Love,

what?! are you fucking serious?! do you ever go back and read what you write. no no no! she most certainly sounds nothing like either of those two artists.

Posted by girls | October 18, 2011 6:03 AM

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