photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
""Slit, my throat, Callahan!" So shouted one fan mid-set at Bowery. He was right. Bill Callahan killed everyone in that room." - Hammer to Nail
Ed Askew started things off with a set of songs sung with a raspy-yet-gentle voice over keyboard accompaniment.Bill Callahan and folk legend Ed Askew hit Bowery Ballroom (7/12) and Music Hall of Wiliamsburg (7/11) this week as part of an ongoing tour headlined by the Smog mastermind. Pictures from the Music Hall show are in this post.
Bill Callahan and his two bandmates took to the stage shortly afterwards... to play a set drawing heavily from Callahan's most recent post-Smog releases, Apocalypse and Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle.... The set also included many golden-oldies from classic Smog albums such as Supper and A River Ain't Too Much Love. -[Plastic Impossible]
Bill Callahan, whose album Apocalypse dropped on Drag City earlier this year, will wrap up his current tour and ready for an appearance at the previously discussed Pickathon in Happy Valley, Oregon in early August. The "indie roots music festival" will take place over three days and will also feature appearances from Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Califone, and many others.
All tour dates, pictures from MHOW and some videos from Bowery below...
Ed Askew - Boy With Brown Eyes @ Bowery Ballroom 07-12-11
Bill Callahan - "Too Many Birds" @ Bowery Ballroom - 07-12-11
Bill Callahan - "Our Anniversary" @ Bowery Ballroom - 07-12-11
Bill Callahan - "Say Valley Maker (Medley)" @ Bowery Ballroom - 07-12-11
BILL CALLAHAN - 2011 TOUR DATES
7/13/11 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC w/ Ed Askew
7/15/11 Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC w/ Ed Askew
7/16/11 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta GA w/ Neal Morgan
7/17/11 Mercy Lounge Nashville TN w/ Neal Morgan
7/19/11 The Loft Dallas TX w/ Neal Morgan
8/5/11 Pickathon Happy Valley OR Woods Stage
8/6/11 Pickathon Happy Valley OR Mainstage