Posted in music | tour dates on June 17, 2013

Phosphorescent at McCarren Park - 6/15/13 (via doNYC)

Matthew Houck's indie folk collective Phosphorescent have been touring behind their excellent new album Muchacho, and just played a free show in Matthew's current hometown of Brooklyn. The show was the first of two free Northside shows in McCarren Park and also included The Walkmen, Friend Roulette, and Abadabad. Did you go to that show? If so, how was it?

Phosphorescent's tour includes another NYC-area date happening at Montauk's Surf Lodge on June 30, as part of that venue's free Summer Concert Series, and now Pitchfork points out that they've just expanded that tour to include many more dates. A couple of the dates are supporting Robert Plant (who used to be in some band called Led Zeppelin), including his previously discussed Celebrate Brooklyn! show on July 27 at Prospect Park. Tickets for that show are still available.

The day after that show (7/28), Phosphorescent also play Camden, NJ's XPoNential Music Festival, which runs that whole weekend (July 26-28) in Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center. Other artists playing include Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Dr. John, Lord Huron, and more. Tickets for that festival are available.

Updated dates are listed, along with a stream of Muchacho's standout single, "Song for Zula," below...


Phosphorescent - "Song for Zula"

Phosphorescent -- 2013 Tour Dates
06-30 Montauk, NY - The Surf Lodge
07-13 Ottawa, ON, Canada - Ottawa Bluesfest
07-14 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen *
07-16 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar *
07-17 Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum *
07-18 Louisville, KY - Headliners *
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-25 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavillion ^
07-26 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
07-27 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell ^
07-28 Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival
08-09 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08-10 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
08-11 Cophenhagen, Denmark - Lille VEGA &
08-15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop 2013
08-16 Brecon Beacons, England - Green Man Festival
09-14 Betroit, MI - St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
09-15 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
09-16 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
09-17 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09-18 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
09-21 Columbia, MO - Roots and Blues BBQ Festival
09-22 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
09-24 Boise, ID - Neurolux
09-25 Seattle, WA - Neptune
09-26 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
09-28 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09-30 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
10-01 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10-04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10-05-13 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
11-04 Gateshead, England - Sage Gateshead
11-05 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
11-07 Belfast, Ireland - Empire
11-08 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
11-09 Liverpool, England - Kazimier
11-10 Bristol, England - Thekla
11-12 Cambridge, England - Junction
11-14 Echede, Netherlands - Crossing Border
11-15 The Hague, Netherlands - Crossing Border
11-19 The Hauge, Netherlands - Crossing Border
11-20 Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
11-21 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
11-23 Weissenhauser Strand, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
11-24 Munster, Germany - Gleis 22
11-26 London, England - 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

* with Strand of Oaks
^ with Robert Plant
& Sink Ships



Comments (6)

Wait. Robert Plant was in a band before?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 12:50 PM

The Phosphorescent show was great. Band was tight, sounded really good with both piano and organ players banging away. They played the majority of songs from Muchacho, plus a few older ones (I'm not good with song names). They didn't play It's Hard to be Humble... which was only a small let down.

The show was super loud up front. During a particularly awesome, reverb-laden guitar solo I had to crouch down a little and seek shelter for my ears from the crowd (I'm tall). I figure because it was such a big outdoor space they wanted to make sure the sound carried. In a smaller venue that volume would have been painful.

The "free" aspect of this show was kind of stupidly handled. You were supposed to RSVP beforehand, which I did. But the place was maybe at 50% capacity. Don't understand why they wouldn't let anyone in who wanted to be there. I showed up with three friends who didn't have RSVPs and after waiting in line with me and my gf for our tickets to be checked, they just walked right in next to us. No one stopped them. I guess it's just a hoop to jump through so people will be deterred. Some sort of half-assed crowd management.

Posted by Dewey | June 18, 2013 2:02 PM

Late review! Agreed with Dewey (though I was happy with how loud it was). They should probably allow for more RSVP no shows because the space was rather empty.

They closed with Los Angeles which was excellent.

Didn't stay for The Walkmen.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2013 9:16 AM

I work at a movie theater and this song plays at the end of The Spectacular Now c:

Posted by Jazmin | September 22, 2013 5:37 AM

I can't believe this isn't being considered for best album of the year, or being discussed at all for that matter. Tremendously talented musician. 

Posted by Temperance | June 3, 2014 7:31 AM

This is a great example of how the soundtrack for Amazing Spiderman 2 was perfect. In this scene, the scene where Peter and Gwen see eachother again after about 6 months of separation, you couldn't help but feel Peter's joy for seeing her because of his acting, and this song fit it perfectly. It was like he was on Cloud 9 and no one could stop him. Loved it. Amazing soundtrack to a great movie

Posted by Ukkonen | October 5, 2014 9:17 AM

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