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End of Love reform w/ new members Nels Cline & Jody Stephens, announce a show; Lee Ranaldo on LP, Nels touring

End of Love

Americana powerpop band End of Love existed in the early ’00s in NYC. Original members Jay Deegan, Jennifer Groves, and Irwin Menken reformed the band with a couple additions you may recognize: Wilco’s Nels Cline on guitar and Big Star’s Jody Stephens on drums. The band’s forthcoming new album, Ghosts on the Radio, was recorded in Memphis’ Ardent Studios and also features appearances from Wilco’s John Striatt from Lee Ranaldo (Menken spent time in Lee’s band who has opened for Wilco whose members have also played with Jody in Golden Smog). You can stream “100 Years” from it below.

The new lineup of End of Love will be making their live debut in NYC on July 17 at The Bowery Electric with The Tall Pines, Margo Valiante and Chris Lind on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.

That Bowery Electric show is one of a few coming for NYC duo The Tall Pines whose new EP, Black Ribbon, is out next week (6/24). They play a show as part of the Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival on August 19 with Sweetback Sisters, and other places listed below..

Meanwhile, Nels Cline, who just the other day performed with the Les Paul Trio at Iridium and at the Ornette Coleman tribute in Prospect Park, kicks off a North American tour with Julian Lage this week. The tour begins Friday (6/20) at Single Cut Beersmiths in Queens.

Dates are listed, along with a stream of Black Ribbons‘ title track, below…

Nels Cline & Julian Lage– 2014 Tour Dates
June 20: Astoria, NY – Single Cut Beersmiths – $10
June 23: Rochester, NY – The Little – Tickets
June 24: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern – Tickets
June 25: Ottawa, ON – NAC 4th Stage – Tickets
June 26: Vancouver, BC – Ironworks – Tickets
June 27: Victoria, BC – Habour Towers Hotel – Tickets
June 28: Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment – Tickets
June 30: Chicago, IL – City Winery – Tickets
July 1: Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant – Tickets
July 2: Cleveland, OH – Nighttown Restaurant & Jazz Club – Tickets

The Tall Pines — 2014 Tour Dates
Thursday, June 19 – NYC (Black Ribbon record release party) @The Laura Von Holt Champagne Lounge (43. E 7th St.)
Thursday, July 17 – NYC @ Bowery Electric w/ End of Love (members of Wilco & Big Star)
Thursday, July 29th – NYC @ The Laura Von Holt Champagne Lounge, 8pm
Tuesday, Aug 19th – NYC @ City Winery Hudson Sq. Music and Wine Fest w/ Sweetback Sisters

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