Posted in interviews | music | tour dates on March 13, 2014

Parquet Courts @ Acheron in January (more by Dylan Johnson)

While the members hail from Texas, it was living stoned and starving in Brooklyn (and Ridgewood, Queens) that made Parquet Courts the band that turned heads with the short sharp Light Up Gold. Taking a break from its follow-up, Parquet Courts will be heading back to Texas for SXSW this week (full schedule below), where they'll play the Friday BrooklynVegan free day party with Off!, Trust and more. In the midst of all this, singer Andrew Savage made time for our 5 QUESTIONS:


1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?

Carnegie Hall -- it always has the best pit!

more below...


2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.

It involved veggie dogs cooked over a bonfire (of burning plastic) in some kids "back yard." Actually that show was amazing.

3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?

Three is the magic number... first three Blue Oyster Cult records, first three Roxy Music records and first three Devo records.

4) What would your metal band name be? (This list of overused terms may help)

Me and my friend Harpal Assi (Wiccans, Video) talked forever about starting a metal band called Viking Funeral. I even drew up a logo, turns out its taken.

5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?

My brother changes pants every day, from what I can tell. That seems excessive to me. Never play a show in your long johns, that's all I'm gonna say.

Parquet Courts - The Acheron 2014


Parquet Courts - 2014 Dates
MAR 13th @ Bar 96 (Filter / Dr. Martens Showcase) - Austin, TX w/ Real Estate
MAR 14 @ @ Red 7 - Austin, TX / Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Showcase with Beth Isreal, OFF!
MAY 22nd @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage - Calgary, AB
MAY 23rd @ Doug Fir - Portland, OR w/ Naomi Punk
May 24th @ Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC w/ Naomi Punk
MAY 25th @ Sasquatch Music Festival - George, WA
MAY 27th @ The Independent - San Francisco, CA
MAY 28th @ The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
MAY 29th @ Red 7 - Austin,TX w/ Radioactivity
JUN 2nd @ Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Radioactivity
JUN 3rd @ Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Swearin', Radioactivity
JUN 4th @ The Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Protomartyr, True Sons of Thunder
JUN 6th @ Double Happiness - Columbus, OH w/ Protomartyr
JUN 7th @ PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 8th @ Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 9th @ Il Motore - Montreal, QC w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 10th @ TT the Bears - Boston, MA w/ Protomartyr
JUN 11th @ Sugar Hill Supper Club - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY w/ Xerox, Future Punx, Protomartyr
JUN 21st @ SWG3 - Glasgow, UK
JUN 22nd @ Kazimier - Liverpool, UK
JUN 23rd @ Birmingham Institute - Birmingham, UK
JUN 25th @ ULU - London, UK
JUN 26th @ Oxford Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
JUL 6th @ Rock Werchter - Rotselaar, BE
JUL 18th @ Longitude Festival - Dublin, IE
JUL 20th @ Latitude Festival - Suffolk, UK
JULY 25th @ Naeba Ski Resort / Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata, Japan



Comments (20)

weak band

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:01 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:03 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:07 AM

seriously, if you're gonna ask questions, could they at least be interesting questions that reveal something compelling about the artists? these are probably the laziest interview questions you could ask.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:09 AM

Wow. Very interesting comment. Thanks man. Real compelling.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:17 AM

To everything, SPINZ SPINZ SPINZ

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:34 AM

holy shit this site has gotten bad

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:39 AM

^ another amazing comment. Keep em coming, geniuses.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:46 AM

9:46 is Andrew Sacher lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:57 AM

^ took him 11 minutes to come up with that.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:59 AM

Butter or parkay?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:00 AM

I'm hoping it's spinmedia forcing you all to do this - please tell them it's embarrassing everyone involved. Sorta sad to watch happen. This isn't gonna make this blog more popular you're just watering down the little credibility it has left that spinmedia's terrible ideas haven't already blown away.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:11 AM

9:59 thinks everyone sits around refreshing BV like he does. Sorry, Sach. In better news, only a few months till prom!

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:14 AM

SPINNERZZZ you should consider taking the obvious rampant feedback from all bv visitors that these '5 questions' posts are god awful and killing this site. do you want to preserve the value of your investment?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:28 AM

5 Questions with SHUT THE FUCK UP

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:46 AM

I actually think the changing pants answer was funny. And I hate to admit that I don't change my pants everyday, and I don't even tout.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:15 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:23 AM

Oh shit. I thought this was only going to be with bands on that first flyer. How many hundreds of posts are there going to be?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:35 AM

it's like inside the actors studio. but it sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 12:08 PM

Could you have at least asked this band how in the fuck their name is supposed to be pronounced?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 2:23 AM

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