photos by Sachyn Mital
Matthew E White @ Bowery Ballroom, 5/13/2013
Last night at the Bowery Ballroom, he was given a lot more space, but he brought a much smaller band along for the ride. Opening with the soft, aching "Will You Love Me," it was quickly apparent that this wasn't going to be a night of horn-and-string-filled chamber pop. Instead, White and his band ripped into the louder sections of the song with a gnarled guitar part and a country-tinged swagger. The group has been touring this material for a while now and like any adventurous, talented group of musicians, it's obvious they take a certain amount of glee in finding new wrinkles in them, stretching solos out into new shapes and trying out new arrangements just for the hell of it. That playful tendency grew even more apparent as the group jumped into "Steady Pace," a brisk whirling dervish of a track from the record. At one point White and bassist Cameron Ralston even did some coordinated dance moves, shuffling back in forth with shit-eating grins on their faces. - [CMJ]Matthew E. White's tour rolled into NYC on Monday (5/13) for his biggest show here yet, playing Bowery Ballroom. The Virginia Beach native was supported by Helado Negro. Did you catch his show? Photos from Bowery, including one of the setlist, are in this post.
Matthew's North American tour is over now and he'll head to Barcelona next weekend for Primavera Sound. He's got a few other festivals (like Bonnaroo) on the summer docket, plus an upcoming European tour. All dates are listed, along with more Bowery pics, below.
Matthew E. White - 2013 Tour Dates
May 24 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain
Jun 02 Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
Jun 03 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, Australia
Jun 14 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 15 The LC Pavilion w/ The National, Lo...
Jun 23 Hollywood Bowl w/ She And Him, Emm...
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 01 Leaf Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jul 02 The Glee Club Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 04 Roskilde Festivalpladsen Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 05 Eurockeennes Festival Belfort, France
Jul 15 Nuits De Fourviere w/ George Clinton &...
Jul 18 Iveagh Gardens w/ Grizzly Bear
Jul 19 The Sage Gateshead w/ The Mavericks, P...
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Jul 20 Latitude Festival 2013 Beccles, United Kingdom RSVP
Jul 24 Sarah P. Duke Gardens Durham, NC RSVP
Aug 28 Helsinki Festival Helsinki, Finland
Aug 30 End of The Road Festival Salisbury, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Sep 04 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Sep 05 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht, Netherlands
Sep 06 Into The Great Wide Open Oost Vlieland, Netherlands RSVP
Sep 07 Bestival 2013 Arreton, United Kingdom
Sep 09 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 10 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Sep 11 Parkteatret Scene Grünerløkka, Norway
Sep 12 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden