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Black Bananas (formerly RTX) kick off their tour with Sleigh Bells tonight (2/16) in DC and hit NYC at Terminal 5 on Friday (2/17). That show is sold out but if you don't have tickets you can stream it live at 10:30 on Friday at the Bowery Presents YouTube page. Black Bananas' new album, Rad Times Xpress IV is out now on Drag City and you can watch the new video for its single "TV Trouble" along with a new tour diary video below.

Speaking of Drag City artists, psych/folk singer Ed Askew has three four upcoming NYC shows including two this week. He plays Union Pool TONIGHT (2/16) with Neal Morgan and Metal Mountains and Vaudeville Park on Friday (2/17) in Brooklyn with Neal Morgan and Jay Pluck. After a long break, he'll play another NYC show in May at Judson Church on May 8 in Manhattan. All dates are listed below.

In other Drag City news, a Drag City-signed special guest will appear at the upcoming Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem show at LPR (3/5) with Matteah Baim. Any guesses?

All dates and videos below...

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Black Bananas - "TV Trouble" Official Video

Black Bananas Volcum Road-Tested Season 2 Tour Diary

Black Bananas -- 2012 Tour Dates
Feb 16 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
Feb 17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
Feb 18 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
Feb 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater*
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom*
Feb 24 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market*
* = w/ Sleigh Bells

Ed Askew -- 2012 Tour Dates
2/16/12 Union Pool Brooklyn NY w/ Neal Morgan, Metal Mountains
2/17/12 Vaudeville Park Brooklyn NY w/ Neal Morgan, Jay Pluck
3/21/12 Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY w/ Steve Gunn
5/8/12 Judson Church New York NY

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Comments (21)

The special guest is that fucktard Fred Armisen. Be prepared not to laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:30 PM

Will Oldham? Chasney? Sir richard bishop?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:32 PM

Sleigh Bells are fucking terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:32 PM

Seconded @2:32, though you've put it lightly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:37 PM

what time do the everymen play?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:43 PM

Ed Askew is also playing a show at Littlefield on 3.21 with Steve Gunn and Daytona... should be rad - http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/99033/

also I booked the LPR show and I will tell you that you have not guess the special guest yet.

i also booked the littlefield gig... (starting making jokes about me now)

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:44 PM

I'll go w/ Gary Higgins as the special guest. He makes the most sense.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 2:52 PM

wrong

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 3:12 PM

BLACK BANYANNAS

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 3:20 PM

Bill callahan? Newsome?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 3:25 PM

wrong... but aparently being on tour with her feels like being in a cage with a lion or some stupid shit like that

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 3:25 PM

Good to see Ed Askew still active after Lou Grant.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 3:58 PM

nope neither of them

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 4:08 PM

David Grubbs?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 4:17 PM

Grubbs, Rangda & Bachelorette are in town. Most likely one of the three.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2012 4:28 PM

Their DC show got postponed until the end of March, and their Toronto show was also postponed or cancelled. That's what a date on SNL will do to a band.

Posted by Grax | February 17, 2012 1:19 PM

thanks for the mention. i am currently playing with Jay Pluck and Tyler Evans (the Black Swans)as Ed Askew Band. this includes all recent shows and the upcoming show, with Steve Gunn, at Littlefield. March 21st.

best, Ed-

Posted by Ed Askew | February 18, 2012 1:36 PM

Who is this sappy bitch, and what does this clown shit have to do with Linsanity?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2012 2:16 PM

Grubbs, Rangda & Bachelorette are in town. Most likely one of the three.

Posted by Souq | February 25, 2012 2:11 AM

super wicked

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 1:26 PM

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