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Field Music returning (dates), Rock Yard continuing (Saturday)

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADField Music – Measure (MP3)

Field Music @ The Bell House in February (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Field Music

Sunderland, UK’s Field Music are bringing their pastoral prog back to the States for a short Fall tour, including a September 23 stop at Littlefield. They were last here in February, just before the release of their third album, Field Music (Measure), which is a shoo-in for my personal Best of 2010 list. A hodgepodge of recognizable (if mostly British) influences — from Fleetwood Mac to ’80s-era Yes to Fairport Convention — all filtered through the the Brewis brothers’ distinct style, the double-LP is a real tour de force.

The Brewises bring it live, too, as anyone who has seen Field Music play live can attest. Extremely skilled musicians, the brothers take turns on drums whenever the other is singing. (David is especially fearsome behind the kit.) The other two members of the band are no slouches either. This is likely to be Field Music’s last U.S. tour till the Brewises make another record.

Opening at the Littlefield show are Motel Motel who most recently played the Jelly Rock Yard with Zaza. Speaking of the Rock Yard, you have two more chances to experience it this summer including this Saturday, 9/4, with Bun B, Big Krit, Curren$y and more

All Field Music tour dates, plus a couple music videos, are below.

Field Music – Let’s Write a Book

Field Music – Them That Do Nothing

Field Music – 2010 Tour Dates
05 Sep 2010, Electric Picnic Festival, Laois
08 Sep 2010, Cypress Avenue, Cork
09 Sep 2010, Crawdaddy, Dublin
10 Sep 2010, Open House Festival Belfast, Northern Ireland
11 Sep 2010, Headstock, Newstead, Nottingham
22 Sep 2010 , Great Scott, Boston
23 Sep 2010, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
24 Sep 2010, Johnny Brenda’s for Philadelphia FM, Philadelphia
25 Sep 2010, Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
26 Sep 2010, Snug Harbor, Charlotte
27 Sep 2010, Earl,Atlanta
29 Sep 2010, Emo’s, Austin
01 Oct 2010, Record Bar, Kansas City
02 Oct 2010, Billiken Club,St. Louis
03 Oct 2010 Beat Kitchen,Chicago
16 Oct 2010, The Warehouse Project, Manchester

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