by Bill Pearis
When Jenn Wasner isn't busy with her band Wye Oak (whose new album Civilian is amazing), she makes music as Flock of Dimes. She makes her NYC debut under this name on Saturday night (5/7) at Glasslands with fellow Baltimorians White Life and Other Colors. How did Flock of Dimes come to be? Bmore Musically Informed got the scoop:
I was in-between tours, and feeling crazy and maybe a bit overambitious. I decided that the only way I would follow through with making as much new music as I could while at home would be to set a deadline. That morning my friend Ben asked me to play a show at his house. I impulsively agreed. The 5 songs I wrote and recorded in the two weeks preceding the show became Flock of Dimes.You can check out a stream of Flock of Dimes' "Prison Bride" at the bottom of this post.
As for Jenn's other band, Wye Oak play the music of Dinosaur Jr as part of the Our Band Could Be Your Life 10th Anniversary show at Bowery Ballroom on May 22 (sold out) that also features Dirty Projectors (playing Black Flag), Delicate Steve (playing Minutemen), Ted Leo (playing Minor Threat), Titus Andronicus (The Replacements) Tune-Yards (Sonic Youth), Dan Deacon (Butthole Surfers), St. Vincent (Big Black), and Buke & Gass (Fugazi). Wye Oak then head off on a European tour before coming back to the U.S. for various festivals (Lollapalooza, Outside Lands). All dates below...
Wye Oak -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sun May 22, 2011 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sat May 28, 2011 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival -
Fri Aug 05, 2011 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza -
Sat Aug 06, 2011 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza -
Sun Aug 07, 2011 Happy Valley, OR Pickathon -
Sun Aug 14, 2011 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival