The above picture is an actual photo of Thurston Moore's new record 'demolished thoughts' on blue vinyl in front of one of the pressing machines. You can look for that in a store on Tuesday (May 24th) or pre-order directly from Matador. You can also download two of the album's nine tracks for free above.
Today is Friday, May 20th, which means that TONIGHT is Thurston's big record release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. As mentioned before, poet Eileen Myles and I Feel Tractor are opening the show. As maybe not mentioned, Thurston will be playing "with the full band (including Samara and Mary, and adding Keith Woods on guitar, Matt Heyner on bass and John Maloney on drums)." Tickets are still available, AND we have THREE PAIRS YOU CAN WIN. To sweeten the deal, each pair of tickets comes with a signed copy of the new album. Details on how to enter the contest are below.
As mentioned before, Thurston also has a free show coming up Monday inside the Other Music record store. As maybe not mentioned, that show will also be "plugged in and full band." After that, Thurston doesn't have any other dates scheduled until June and July. They are all listed below.
Most of Thurston's July dates are with Kurt Vile, who as mentioned before, is also opening for Wild Flag and Sonic Youth at Willimasburg Waterfront on August 12th. Tickets are still on sale for that show, tickets go on sale today at noon for the DFA1979 & TVOTR/BSS shows happening at the same venue this summer.
A flyer for tonight's MHOW show, the contest details and all Thurston dates, below...
Thurston More - 2011 Tour Dates
May Friday 20 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May Monday 23 New York, NY Other Music
June Saturday 25 North Adams, MA Solid Sound Festival
June Sunday 26 North Addams, MA Solid Sound Festival
July Friday 15 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
July Saturday 16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July Monday 18 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater *
July Thursday 21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater *
July Friday 22 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party Festival
July Saturday 23 Portland, OR Alladin Theater *
July Monday 25 Oakland, CA New Parish
July Tuesday 26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
July Thursday 28 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *
July Friday 29 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *
July aturday 30 San Diego, CA The Casbah *
* w/Kurt Vile
To win the Thurston Moore tickets & a signed album, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Thurston). Include your first and last name in the email. Winners will be randomly selected and awarded the tickets and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for any nefarious purposes.