Posted in music | tour dates on June 1, 2011

Ume at CMJ 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)

"How could I have not known about Ume? An Austin trio fronted by a whirling dervish of a singer guitarist who in the standard PR band head shot looks like she wouldn't hurt a fly; yet give her a guitar, a Marshall stack and a mic and stand back, way back. She shreds." [Dave Allen of Gang of Four]
Ume have signed to the recently established Austin, TX label Modern Outsider Records who will release Ume's debut full length, Phantoms, on August 30. The album was mixed by Jason Livermore at Bill Stevenson's (Black Flag, Descendents) The Blasting Room.

Ume are going on tour this month ahead of the album release, and will stop by Pianos on June 9 with Super Hi Fi, The Young Things and Wormburner and The Rock Shop on June 11 with Yourself & The Air, The Foxx, and Man Your Horse. They play the Saint in Asbury Park in between. The band will also play NXNE later this month and MusicfestNW in September. This week they open for Kylesa in Denton. In July they open for Mission of Burma in Austin.

All tour dates below...

Ume 2011 Tour Dates
06.04.11 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Kylesa
06.07.11 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatters
06.08.11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock
06.09.11 - New York, NY @ Pianos
06.10.11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
06.11.11 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
06.12.11 - Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bears
06.13.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck-Tie
06.14.11 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
06.15.11 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel (NXNE Festival)
06.18.11 - Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
07.01.11 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland
07.03.11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07.22.11 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Mission of Burma)
08.27.11 - New Braunfels, TX @ Dia De Los Toadies Music Festival
08.28.11 - St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
09.07.11 - Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW



Comments (10)

"she shreds", eh? shreds like ... annie clark? like jimmy page? like dug martsch? or ... like, she looks really hot and cute, so we'll give her a guitar and she'll be all popular and stuff with the billyburger kids? yeah, thought so.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2011 11:04 AM

@Anonymous - why don't you listen to the music first and watch a video of her "shredding" before you open you stupid, uninformed mouth.

Posted by Jack | June 1, 2011 11:10 AM

i saw her back in 07...might'a been 06 in austin. she's alright...but yea i'd say 11:04 is pretty much right.

puts on a decent show though...good for smaller venues. from what i remember...purdy much sonic youthish type stuff...perhaps in the vein of grooms.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2011 12:36 PM

She has has consistently inspired me since 2004, when I first heard her music and our punk bands toured together. She is a phenomenal guitarist, performer, and person (with a heart of gold) - and does it all in high heels without falling. Beat that.

Posted by heather | June 1, 2011 2:35 PM

Yeah she literally shreds your face off with waves and layers of distortion. Look up Octopus Hands (fan coined) by Ume or The Conductor. Incredible to see live. Her fingers are everywhere on a few songs but i enjoy the intensity of their Nirvan-ish ”Baby Xie Xie”. Nothing cute about that song. Ume = Sonic Youth + Nirvana + Metric :)

Posted by xiexie | June 1, 2011 4:19 PM

how about playing an indoor venue in Seattle? PLEASE.

Posted by dave | June 1, 2011 8:10 PM

she could shred the $50 faux vintage t shirt off of pretty much anyone out there, she is a phenominal guitarist and anyone who tries to state theyre popular cause shes cute is fooling themselves

Posted by trainwrexxx | June 1, 2011 10:04 PM

it sux when good bands go from playing smaller venues to mega-fests where you're 100 yards away.

Posted by TR | June 2, 2011 9:19 AM

Yeah, it sucks when good bands get more successful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2011 10:27 AM

I'd hit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 3:17 PM

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