Posted in music | pictures on February 8, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Smith Westerns

Chicago band The Smith Westerns headlined the final date on their tour with Porcelain Raft and Bleached on Saturday 2/4 in Milwaukee, four days after the band hit Webster Hall on 1/31. Pictures from the NYC date are in this post.

Porcelain Raft blogged their way through the US tour and will head to Europe for a string of dates, presumably blogging on the way. Check out a recent video for "Unless You Speak From Your Heart" by the band below.

If you missed Bleached, make sure and check them out at Knitting Factory on Saturday (2/11) with their tour-mates Black Belles. Tickets are still available for the show which also features the recently-renamed Bleeding Rainbow and Habibi.

All tour dates, that video and more more pictures from Webster Hall are below...

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Porcelain Raft - Unless You Speak From Your Heart

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PORCELAIN RAFT - 2012 TOUR DATES
Feb 12 - HMV Next Big Thing at The Garage, London (with Elephant)
Feb 13 - Rough Trade East instore, London 7pm
Feb 16 - Shepherds Bush Empire, London * SOLD OUT
Feb 22 - U&G. Hamburg DE *
Feb 23 - Vega, Copenhagen DK *
Feb 24 - Rockefeller, Oslo NO *
Feb 25 - Berns, Stockholm SE *
Feb 27 - Tavastia, Helsinki FI *
Feb 29 - KB, Malmo SE *
Mar 02 - Introducing Festival, Berlin DE *
Mar 03 - Introducing Festival, Cologne DE *
Mar 04 - Lucerna, Prague CZ *
Mar 05 - Hansa 39, Munich DE *
Mar 06 - Magazini Generali, Milan IT *
Mar 08 - Rockstore, Montpelier FR *
Mar 09 - Razzamatazz, Barcelona ES *
Mar 10 - Riviera, Madrid ES *
Mar 11 - Hard Club, Porto PT *
Mar 12 - Lux, Lisbon PT *
Mar 14 - I.Boat, Bordeaux FR * SOLD OUT
Mar 15 - La Cigale, Paris FR * SOLD OUT
Mar 16 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing FR *
Mar 17 - La Laiterie, Strasbourg FR *
Mar 18 - Les Docks, Lausanne CH *
Apr 02 - Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN^
Apr 03 - Off Broadway, St Louis MO^
Apr 11 - Porter's Pub, San Diego CA^
Apr 12 - Troubadour, Los Angeles CA^
Apr 13 - The Independent, San Francisco CA^
*With M83
^With Youth Lagoon

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Bleached -- 2012 Tour Dates
02-06 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's $
02-08 Atlanta, GA - Earl $
02-09 Durham, NC - The Pinhook $
02-10 Harrisonburg, VA - James Madison University $
02-11 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory $
02-13 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom $
02-15 Chicago, IL- Empty bottle $
02-17 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry +
02-20 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club +
02-21 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern +
02-22 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge +
02-24 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop +
02-25 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre +
02-27 San Diego, CA - Casbah +
03-08 Denton, TX - Denton 35
$ with Black Belles
+ with Veronica Falls

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Comments (12)

that was such an awful show

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:29 PM

Bleached is rad. Can't wait to see them at the Knit. They recently got moved to headliner (instead of Black Belles). I wonder how that went down.

Smith Westerns is a snooze-fest. Chicago's been cranking out some lousy bands lately.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:32 PM

Bleached rules.

Smith Westerns can fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:37 PM

how filled was it?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:46 PM

friendliest band in the biz

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:55 PM

Almost fell asleep on my feet watching Smith Westerns open for Arctic Monkeys at the Music Hall last year. Guys are dorks...

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 3:55 PM

it was a great show. all of the hate is very amusing in that if you truly hated them you wouldn't even take the time comment.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 4:10 PM

I do truly hate them (SW); I just wanted to voice my support for Bleached who are awesome and rock, and are in no way boring and terrible, like Smith Westerns.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 4:15 PM

all our prays that this band dissapears

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 9:10 PM

smith westerns can eat a fat dick. what a bunch of shitty little cocksuckers. p raft, on the other hand, is a beast.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2012 10:46 AM

lol 3:55!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2012 9:48 PM

this straight up rules.

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 3:19 PM

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