by Bill Pearis
Sloan at Knitting Factory in June (more by Dana [Distortion] Yavin)
As previously mentioned, Sloan have three NYC-area shows coming up: Tuesday, September 13 at The Bell House, then Thursday, September 15 at Bowery Ballroom and Friday, September 16 at Maxwell's. All three shows are with Australia's You Am I.
As you also may remember, the veteran Canadian indie rock band are in the midst of their 20th anniversary. In celebration of this, the band are offering up a downloadable 14-track "select singles" compilation for the price of your email address and zip code. It includes "Underwhelmed," "People of the Sky," "Everything You've Done Wrong," "Money City Maniacs," "Losing California"... pretty much all their best-known songs. It's a great primer for the uninitiated. (You can "leave a tip" too if you feel guilty about getting all this for free.) The download widget is at the bottom of this post.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Sloan are one of our great live bands, so go see them. All Sloan tour dates are below.
Sloan - Select Singles - 1992 - 2011
Sloan - 2011 Tour Dates
Mon, Sep 12th Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel
Tue, Sep 13th Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Wed, Sep 14th Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Thu, Sep 15th New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri, Sep 16th Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Sat, Sep 17th Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Tue, Sep 20th Waterloo, ON Starlight
Wed, Sep 21st Peterborough, ON The Venue
Thu, Sep 22nd St. Catherine's, ON Barracuda Pretty
Fri, Sep 23rd London, ON London Music Hall
Sat, Sep 24th Moncton, NB CFL Atlantic Touchdown