As Bill wrote in our NYC Popfest 2011 preview, "Another repeat are Oxnard California's Sea Lions who were one of my favorites last year and who I'm pretty sure will have a record out on Slumberland too."
Sea Lions are playing Popfest, but they also have
two other NYC shows coming up (that I could find) four other NYC shows coming up. On May 19th they play the sold out NYC Popfest show at Cake Shop with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Gold-Bears (who play and more. Two days later you can catch them TWICE. They play Saturday night shows at both Glasslands and Death By Audio in Brooklyn on a bill with other Popfest bands, and then the next afternoon, Sunday, 5/22. you can find them at a party in Bushwick. On May 24th they play Brooklyn Fireproof. On May 28th they are back in their home-state for an appearance on a Slumberland showcase at San Francisco Popfest. More details on all those dates, below.
Meanwhile for a taste of NYC Popfest before it even starts, Gold-Bears (who play Cake Shop with Sea Lions) are here and play Brooklyn Fireproof tonight (5/17) with The Hairs (who play Death By Audio with Sea Lions).
The Hairs (the new group from Kevin of Knight School fame) also play Rock Shop Sunday, Cake Shop Monday, and South Street Seaport in July. All dates below...
Sea Lions -- 2011 Tour Dates
May 19 - NYC Popfest @ Cake Shop, New York, NY w/ Gold-Bears, TPOBPAH, etc (sold out)
May 21 - Death By Audio, Brooklyn, NY w/ The Hairs, Kids on a Crime Spree, Bright Lights.
May 21 - Glasslands w/ My Teenage Stride, Beackniks, The Surprisers
May 22 - RAD, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY w/ The Toothaches, Trees, Alan Watts, Lame Drivers
May 24 - Brooklyn Fireproof w/ McDonalds
May 28 - San Francisco Popfest, Ca @ Rickshaw Stop (tix)
Gold-Bears - 2011 Tour Dates
05-17 Brooklyn, NY - Fireproof
05-18 Somerville, MA - PA's Lounge
05-19 New York, NY - Cake Shop (NYC Popfest)
05-21 Richmond, VA - Steady Sounds In-Store
The Hairs - 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 5/17 @ Brooklyn Fireproof East w/ Gold-Bears, The Sanctuaries, Inland Empire
Sat 5/21 @ Death By Audio w/ Bright Lights, Sea Lions, Kids on a Crime Spree
Sun 5/22 @ The Rock Shop w/ Fan Modine, The Motifs, Panda Riot, Procedure Club, Silver Swans, Persian Rugs, Kids on a Crime Spree
Mon 5/23 @ Cake Shop w/ Kids on a Crime Spree, Persian Rugs
Sun 7/03 @ South Street Seaport/Fulton Stall Market (free)