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Newtown Radio relaunches website; Dirty Beaches & Widowspeak playing launch party & other dates

by Bill Pearis

Widowspeak at BV-SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Widowspeak

Dirty Beaches and Widowspeak have added another show to their already busy schedules. Both bands will play Shea Stadium this Saturday (4/21), co-headlining a party for the newly-relaunched NewtownRadio.com. Also playing are Black Marble and Family Portrait. Advance tickets ($12) are being sold for this one. Also there’s open bar by Brooklyn Brewery (8PM – 9:30PM) & Sailor Jerry (11PM – 2AM) .

Dirty Beaches will begin their tour with Xiu Xiu in a couple weeks which hits Bowery Ballroom on May 5. (All Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches dates are below.) The two will also share a Record Store Day 7″, with Xiu Xiu covering Erasure’s “Always” on one side and Dirty Beaches taking on Francois Hardy’s “Tu Ne Dis Rien” on the flip. You can stream both sides of that RSD release at the bottom of this post.

Widowspeak, meanwhile, will play also play the WBAR-B-Que at Barnard College on April 28 with Bush Tetras, Dam Funk and more. After that the band plays Knitting Factory on June 9, the start of their tour with 2:54 that also hits Mercury Lounge. Widowspeak also did a recent Newtown Radio Session, performing “Half Awake” that you can watch below.

These live sessions are a big part of the relaunched Newtown Radio site and you can watch performances from Light Asylum, DIVE, Chelsea Wolfe, The Immaculates and more.

Click through for tour dates, streams and videos…

Xiu Xiu – 2012 Tour Dates
05/01 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
05/02 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
05/03 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
05/04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
05/05 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs *
05/07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse *
05/08 Portland, ME SPACE Gallery *
05/10 Montreal, Quebec La Sala Rossa *
05/11 Ottawa, Ontario Mavericks *
05/12 Toronto, Ontario Lee’s Place *
05/14 Pontiac, Michigan Crofoot Ballroom Pike Room *
05/15 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme *
05/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
05/18 Madison, WI Memorial Union Terrace *
05/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *
05/21 Omaha, NE Waiting Room *
05/22 Lawrence, KS The Jackpot Saloon
05/23 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater *
05/24 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
05/27 Seattle, WA Neumos ^
05/28 Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret ^
05/29 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge ^
05/31 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill ^
06/01 Los Angeles, CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ^
06/02 San Diego, CA Soda Bar ^
06/05 Marfa, TX Padre’s ^
06/06 Austin, TX The Mohawk ^
06/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks ^
06/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree ^
06/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl ^
* – w/ Dirty Beaches, Father Murphy
^ – w/ Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Father Murphy

Widowspeak – “Half Awake” Newtown Radio Session

Widowspeak – 2012 Tour Dates (w/ 2:54)
Sat-Jun-09 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Sun-Jun-10 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Mon-Jun-11 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Wed-Jun-13 Boston, MA TT The Bears
Sat-Jun-16 Columbus, OH The Basement
Sun-Jun-17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Mon-Jun-18 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Thu-Jun-21 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Fri-Jun-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Sat-Jun-23 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
Mon-Jun-25 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Tue-Jun-26 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
Wed-Jun-27 San Diego, CA Casbah

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