Posted in music | tour dates on January 31, 2013

Quilt at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn venue Glasslands will a feel a little more like late '60s San Francisco on February 17, when they host Real Estate side project Alex Bleeker & The Freaks (who are way more psych/blues than Alex's other gig), the Summer of Love vibes of Boston's Quilt, and the drone folk of Weyes Blood. Tickets for what should be an all around great show are on sale now.

In related news, Alex Bleeker just interviewed Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham for Relix. One of the things they spoke about was Fleetwood Mac's influence on Alex and the surrounding indie culture:

AB: I have my own opinion on this, but have you noticed a younger audience showing up at your shows or showing an appreciation for not only Fleetwood Mac records but your solo work? Have you noticed any increase in that [demographic] in the past couple of years?

LB: Well, you know, I guess you can qualify anything I say by saying, "The longer you're around, [the] younger people start to look." But yes, I'd say that it's probably true. Even if you were to take the solo work out of the equation and just talk about the body of work that Fleetwood Mac has. Sometimes it takes sowing those seeds and letting things take root and seeing what is going to make sense to people down the line. What's going [on] in an album like Rumours makes sense to any number of generations on a mainstream level, but then you've got something like Tusk which is going to make sense to people that have a more indie sensibility. That's been very gratifying because that's what that album is all about.


AB: Well I don't know if [ Relix ] told you anything about me, but I'm not a journalist or writer. I'm 26, I play in a rock band and I can confidently tell you that Fleetwood Mac and of course your solo work has had a tremendous influence and is particularly popular with musicians right now in a more countercultural community.

LB: You know, that's one of the lessons you start to learn. And again, why being in Fleetwood Mac is so helpful and so meaningful is because I can go out there and undermine the brand, if you will.

Read more at Relix and catch Fleetwood Mac on tour soon.

Some song streams and lists of other upcoming dates for all three artists, below...


Alex Bleeker and the Freaks - "Spring Jam"

Quilt - Quilt

Weyes Blood - "Romneydale"

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks -- 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 17 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Quilt, Weyes Blood
Mar 7-9 Savannah Stopover Savannah, GA
3/17 SPILLOVER 2013 Sandbar Cantina Dallas, TX

Quilt -- 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 16 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
Feb 17 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Alex Bleeker, Weyes Blood
Mar 03 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA w/ Jacco Gardner



Comments (15)

"way more psych/blues than real estate"

watched him clear a room covering phish (death by audio last week)

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 1:35 PM

gotta love the bleek

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 1:44 PM

lol, wonder if that girl knows she is the subject of online abjection

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 1:48 PM

"At an obligatory meeting of old High School friends and future band mates in my Mom’s basement, we passed the bong and listened to Fleetwood Mac."

:: facepalm ::

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 2:54 PM

that interview kind of reminds me of Chris Farley Show skit on SNL where he interviews McCartney.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 2:55 PM

Quilt are so good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 6:41 PM

Quilt is a band that has a pretty girl in it, Anna Rochinski. For the last 5 years bands have been getting by by having a pretty girl but sucking. They are good and she is great looking.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 6:49 PM

jesus christ another band with blood in their name. blow your fucking brains out please

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 10:11 PM

"Countercultural community"?! Does this girl actually think that she and the rest of her white Brooklynite peers form some some sort of counterculture, let alone any type of community? You adore Fleetwood Mac just like your parents and soft rock radio listeners (ones who listen to it for real and not ironically) and the Clintons. Your other band's name is Real Estate for christ sake and it's fucking harmless, Target-shopping pop.


Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 10:43 PM

Alex Bleeker is a man. A very hairy man at that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 11:19 PM

wouldn't mind seeing Alex's hairy bleeker under a quilt

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 8:49 AM

hopefully you'd both suffocate

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 11:14 AM

She's beautiful.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 8:44 PM

haha i cant fucking get over how amazing this is! Nicely done!

Posted by Cromwell | September 15, 2014 2:06 PM

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