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photos by Toby Tenenbaum
The Low Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Last night, 6/15, The Low Anthem played their second NYC area show in three months with Daniel Lefkowitz (they played Bowery in March). The show was at Music Hall of Williamsburg and this time also included a set by These United States. Photographer Toby Tenenbaum described it as "one of the best of the year so far".
Former Low Anthem member Dan Lefkowitz opened the show with a delicate folk/Blues set. He was joined for the last two songs of his set by a bow and saw and the Low Anthem drummer.The Low Anthem have tonight off, but play Newtown, CT at Edmond Town Hall with Daniel Lefkowitz Friday (6/17) before heading to the Clearwater Fest, one of many festival appearances scheduled for te band this summer, both here and in the EU. Full tour schedule, and more pictures from the Brooklyn show, below...
These United States followed soon after with an energetic set to contrast Lefkowitz's. The Low Anthem went on stage at 11PM. They played for just under 2 hours... the highlight of the evening [was] when the band surrounded the microphone for the ensemble acoustic numbers. During the encore for "This Old House" Ben Knox Miller performed his now-famous cell phone "69" feedback trick asking all audience members to call the person next to them and place their cell phone inverted next to each other to eerie, yet tuneful, effect.
These United States
The Low Anthem
THE LOW ANTHEM - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jun 17 Newtown, CT Edmond Town Hall
Jun 18 Croton Point Park, NY Clearwater
Jun 24 Madrid, Spain dcode Festival
Jun 25 Cathedral Quarter, Belfast Coors Light Open House Festival
Jun 26 Glastonbury, UK Glastonbury Festival
Jul 9 Quebec City, QC Quebec City Festival
Jul 31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
Aug 8 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
Aug 13 Rees-Haldern, Germany Haldern Pop Festival
Aug 14 Oxfordshire, UK Wilderness Festival
Aug 17 Birmingham, UK Hare and the Hound
Aug 18 Norwich, UK Norwich Arts Centre
Aug 19 Exeter, UK Beautiful Days Festival
Aug 21 Brecon Beacons, UK Green Man Festival
Aug 28 St. Louis, MO Loufest
Sep 4 George, WA DMB Caravan at The Gorge
Sep 22 - Sep 23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint
Sep 24 Kent, OH The Kent Stage
Nov 16 London, England Roundhouse
Nov 19 The Hague, Netherlands Crossing Border Festival
Nov 20 Antwerp, Belgium Crossing Border Festival
THESE UNITED STATES - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jul 1 @ The Square Room Knoxville, TN*
Jul 2 & 3 @ Floyd Fandango Floyd, VA**
Jul 15 @ Concerts in the Studio Freehold, NJ
Jul 17 @ All Good Music Festival Masontown, WV^
Jul 22 @ Hillside Festival Guelph Lake Island, ON, CANADA^^
Jul 28 @ Moe's Englewood, CO
Jul 29 @ Dillon Amphitheatre - free outdoor show! Dillon, CO
Jul 30 @ Collegiate Peaks Music Festival Buena Vista, CO
Aug 5 @ Fountain Square- Midpoint's Indie Summer Series Cincinnati, OH
* w/ Cora Lee and the Townies
** w/ Dangermuffin, Anders Osborne, JJ Grey and Mofro, more!
^ w/ Primus, Toots and the Maytals, John Butler Trio, STS9, many more!
^^ w/ The North Mississippi All Stars Duo, Rural Alberta Advantage, more!