Nicole Atkins' newest album, Slow Phaser, came out this past February. This week, like she's been doing at her other recent shows, she'll play some of it in Austin at SXSW (full schedule below) where one of her shows is the Thursday BrooklynVegan free day party. Meanwhile, we cornered Nicole and asked her 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
NA: Bowery Ballroom in NYC bc it's our home venue and it has the best sound. Also we love the staff! Kenny and Kevin I'm lookin at you!
2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.
In 08 I had bronchial pneumonia and had a gig at the independent in San Fran. I didn't want to cancel so I got loaded up on meds from the doc. Got to the show and their monitors blew and everyone was smoking and they had a super oppressive haze machine. I could barely get through nine songs before dying in a coughing fit. It was fucking awful.
3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?
Dennis Wilson "Pacific Ocean Blue"
Wolf People "Fan"
Nick Cave "Push the Sky Away"
Jonathan Wilson "Fanfare"
And tons of R. Kelly.
4) What would your metal band name be?
5) What are you up to for the rest of the year post-SXSW?
Going to the UK for a short tour. Jim Sclavunos from the Bad Seeds is joining us on drums! Then more US shows and a 7 day run opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Can't fuckin wait!
Nicole Atkis - "Girl You Look Amazing" (new video from Slow Phaser)
Nicole Atkins -- 2014 Tour Dates
3/12 AntiQuiet Party @ Rusty's, 1:30pm
3/12 Blurt!/Schoolkids/ToolShed Party @ Gingerman, 5:30 pm
3/13 KGSR, Live From The W Hotel, 6:00 am
3/13 Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Red 7, 1:45pm
3/13 Sony Electronics / 'stache Media / Party @ The Market, 4:00pm
3/14 Thirty Tigers Showcase @ Shotgun on 6th, 11:00pm
3/16 Balcony TV @ Joe's Crabshack, 3:00pm
3/17 - Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
3/21 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone*
3/22 - Nashville, TN - High Watt*
3/23 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
3/25 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse*
3/26 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head*
3/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
7/19 - Austin, TX - ACL Live @ Moody Theatre^
7/21 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre^
7/23 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall^
7/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center^
7/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park w/ Devendra Banhart^
7/29 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theater^
7/31 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre^
* - w/ Arc Iris
^ - supporting Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds