Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on August 27, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Handsome Furs @ the Mohawk
Handsome Furs

For their part, the Furs are eager to keep returning to places where few other Western bands ever venture, to maintain the friendships they've forged and the fanbases they've built. The tours sharpen the couple's perspective on their art, their politics, and the Handsome Furs' existence itself. Says Boeckner, "Instead of going into this band being like 'We're against this! We're against that!', it's, 'We're against these things, but we also feel happy and positive that we're able to make music.'" [National Post]
The Handsome Furs are currently on a massive tour that hit Bowery Ballroom back on 8/18, and visited Austin, Texas for two shows yesterday (8/26). The first one happened inside Waterloo Records. The second was last night at Mohawk. We have pictures from both in this post.

And though we don't know the venue yet, we do know that Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry will be back in NYC in October for CMJ UPDATE: Handsome Furs are not actually coming to CMJ anymore. All tour dates and more Austin pictures below...

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Handsome Furs -- 2011 Tour Dates
08-27 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
08-30 Santa Fe, NM - Sol Santa Fe
08-31 Tuscon, AZ - Club Congress
09-01 San Diego, CA - Casbah
09-02 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex
09-03 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
09-04 Sacramento, CA - Townhouse Lounge
09-07 Boise, ID - Neurolux Lounge
09-08 Portland, OR - Music Fest North West
09-09 Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9
09-10 Seattle, WA - Neumos
09-13 London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
09-14 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
09-15 Dublin, IE - Whelans
09-16 Brighton, UK - The Hope
09-17 Tilburg, NL - Incubate Festival
09-18 Munster, DE - Gleiss 22
09-20 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
09-21 Cologne, DE - Blue Shell
09-22 Hannover, DE - Glocksee
09-23 Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival
09-24 Berlin, DE - Berlin Independent Night at Lido
09-26 Munich, DE - Kranhalle
09-27 Stuttgart, DE - Schocken
09-28 Luzern, CH - Treibhaus
09-29 Graz, AT - Forum Stadtpark
09-30 Zagreb, CR - Tvornika Kulture
10-01 Budapest, HU - A38
10-02 Krakow, PL - Klub Pickny Pies
10-04 Lodz, PL - Zak Festiwal
10-05 Warsaw, PL - Cafe Kulturalna
10-06 Vilnius, LT - XI20
10-07 Riga, LV - NABAKLAB
10-08 Helsinki, FI - Tavastia
10-12 Stockholm, SE - Fritzs Corner @ Malmen
10-13 Oslo, NO - John Dee
10-14 Stavanger, NO - Folken
10-15 Bergen, NO - Perfect Sounds Forever Festival
10-19 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
10-20 Laval, QC - Maison Des Arts
10-?? New York, NY CMJ
11-24 Madrid, SP - Primavera Club
11-25 Barcelona, SP - Primavera Club
11-26 Beirut, LB - Indie Sessions

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Comments (30)

Way better than any of Krug's bands.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 7:19 PM

drugs

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 7:20 PM

Great band and pictures!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 7:24 PM

i think i saw those two in a porno.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 8:42 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 9:18 PM

this is lawyer rock

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 11:05 PM

Lawyer rock meaning corporate lawyer rock? Or partially-retarded activists with third-rate law degree rock?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2011 11:26 PM

nips

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 12:26 AM

Austin looks nice, not being sarcastic

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 12:59 AM

CANCEL CMJ
PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 1:21 AM

Austin is full of Douches.

Looks like it was a on night for the band and a OFF night for their drugs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 4:15 AM

Leave the witty remarks to veterans, okay? You wouldn't know Austin if you fell ass-backward into it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 5:57 AM

Yeah, 5:57...
I(4:15) live here, so I think I would know.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 6:26 AM

the crowd at the mohawk show was unbelievable in both size and overall pep.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 11:15 AM

I survived Hurrican Meh. Where's my T-shirt?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 1:00 PM

^ no t-shirt, but I think that you've earned your sign.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 1:29 PM

is this Austin Vegan now?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 1:35 PM

Austin Vegan is IN THE HOUSE

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 3:39 PM

Looks like Steve-0!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 4:36 PM

does as many drugs as Steve-0

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 4:45 PM

Finally got handsome furs and frohawk on stage together. Catch them in this video. And then at Sullivan hall sept 1 and at pop Montreal sept 24 and at CMJ http://youtu.be/hR_cTYuLY10

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 5:12 PM

Handsome Furs at the Mohawk...without Frohawk? Weird.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 5:37 PM

5:12- you dick. I was looking for frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2011 10:23 PM

They do a live sex show right

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 12:46 AM

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "BRIDGE AND TUNNEL"!! Farg!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:23 AM

Are they in Gossip Girls ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 8:22 AM

this chick seems like a huge slut. next.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:30 PM

Thanks BV - it's been since before Irene that we got another Austin post. I was starting to think that the rain threw you off your game, and then you roar back with this one. Very nice,

Oh, and don't think I didn't notice that Ted Leo pic a few days back! You sly fox!

And now, more fat rock!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 5:50 PM

Matt & Kim without the dumb faces.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 8:18 PM

I stand corrected. This is exactly the same as Matt & Kim.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 8:20 PM

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