by Andrew Sacher
Hop Along @ Bowery Ballroom - 7/11/14 (via Marc Viloria)
Philly indie rockers Hop Along just wrapped up a run as openers on the Owls reunion tour. That tour hit NYC this past Friday (7/11) at Bowery Ballroom where, despite being openers, Hop Along had the place packed and plenty of people singing along. New stuff sounded good too. They've now been added to yet another nostalgia tour, mewithoutYou's Catch for Us the Foxes 10th anniversary tour with post rock vets The Appleseed Cast. As discussed, that tour hits NYC on October 16 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for what is now a great triple bill are still available. Updated Hop Along dates are listed below.
That Owls tour was a rare chance to see Mike Kinsella back on the drums. He'll return to NYC, but on guitar/vocals this time, when the American Football reunion tour hits Webster Hall for three sold-out shows in October, as well as for his Owen show happening the day before.
In related news, Joyce Manor, whose new album for Epitaph Never Hungover Again features Hop Along's Frances Quinlan on the cover, are streaming that album on NPR. It's 19 minutes of scrappy punk goodness, so give it a listen if you've got a few. They're celebrating that LP with an in-store on release day (7/22) at Rough Trade NYC (we're giving away tickets) and they'll be back here on their full tour in September.
All Hop Along dates are listed, with a live video, below...
Hop Along - "Tibetan Pop Stars" live at The Fest 12
Hop Along -- 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 26 Wicker Park Fest Chicago, IL
Sep 13 Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA^
Oct 03 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA*
Oct 04 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ*
Oct 06 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC*
Oct 07 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA*
Oct 08 The Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN*
Oct 09 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY*
Oct 10 The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY*
Oct 11 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL*
Oct 12 The Shelter Detroit, MI*
Oct 13 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH*
Oct 14 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA*
Oct 16 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
Oct 17 Ottobar Baltimore, MD*
Oct 18 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA*
^ - w/ Dr. Dog, Mac DeMarco, The Front Bottoms
* - w/ mewithoutYou, The Appleseed Cast