Tim Cohen of Fresh & Onlys/Magic Trick in Big Sur in 2011 (more by Natasha Ryan)
The Fresh & Onlys are in town this week, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday with Quilt and tickets are still available. If you haven't listened to their new album (and first for Mexican Summer), Song Slow Dance, you can stream it below via Spotify. With this album, the band have pretty much escaped the "garage rock" pidgeonhole they never really belonged in in the first place, making lovely gloom pop that owes as much to the Go-Betweens and Echo & the Bunnymen as the 13th Floor Elevators.
While in town, F&O frontman Tim Cohen will perform solo tonight (under the Magic Trick moniker) at Glasslands (11/7), opening for fellow San Franciscans Young Prisms. Tickets are available for tonight's show too. Magic Trick (the full band version) will be back in the new year when they tour with Father John Misty, including Webster Hall on January 14. Tickets are still available to that show.
Young Prisms, meanwhile, are here on tour with gothy shoegazer Tamaryn and the two play together at Mercury Lounge on Friday (11/9) and tickets are still available. Tamaryn also plays Knitting Factory on Saturday, but without Young Prisms. Instead, Starred and Alexis will open that show and tickets are still available as well.
Magic Trick and Fresh & Onlys dates are listed below, along with the F&O album stream.
The Fresh & Onlys - 2012 Tour Dates
11/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg %
11/09 Washington DC Red Palace %
11/10 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's %
11/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall %
11/12 Montreal, QB Casa de Popolo %
11/13 Buffalo, NY Soundlab %
11/14 Toronto, ON Parts & Labour %
11/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick %
11/16 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog %
11/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall %
11/18 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
% = w/ Quilt
Magic Trick - 2012/2013 Tour Dates
11.07.12 - Brooklyn, NY Glasslands w/ Young Prisms (solo)
01.04.13 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen *
01.05.13 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep *
01.07.13 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *
01.08.13 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird *
01.09.13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners *
01.10.13 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub *
01.11.13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
01.12.13 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom *
01.14.13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
* - w/ Father John Misty