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Marnie Stern streaming new album; Talk Normal and Speedy Ortiz opening her NYC show (and playing other dates)

by Andrew Sacher

Talk Normal at Maxwell’s last week (more by PSquared Photography)
Talk Normal

As mentioned, Marnie Stern is going on a tour this year which hits NYC on April 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Though many shows on that tour are with Roomrunner, they won’t be in NYC until two days later to open for Pissed Jeans, but the openers for Marnie’s MHOW show have just been announced, and they’re pretty great too. The show will be supported by Talk Normal (who are currently on tour with Chelsea Light Moving) and Speedy Ortiz. Tickets for the show are still available. Marnie’s tour also hits Austin for SXSW, where she plays a BrooklynVegan day party on Wednesday (3/13).

The tour is in support of Marnie’s upcoming album, The Chronicles of Marnia. That album’s not due out until March 19 via Kill Rock Stars but you can now hear the whole thing ahead of its release on NPR. Like the early singles have hinted, it’s less spastic than her previous work, but the songs are strong on their own, noodling or not.

Meanwhile, you can catch Speedy Ortiz in NYC even sooner when they play Big Snow Buffalo Lodge on March 29 with Schwervon!, The Due Diligence, and Thomas Patrick Macguire; and another show a day later (3/30) as part of Aputumpu Festival at Loft 594 (594 Bushwick Ave) with Eula, Life Size Maps, and more. They also have another NYC show happening on April 27 at Shea Stadium.

All dates for all three bands are listed below…

Marnie Stern — 2013 Tour Dates
03-10 Denton, TX – 35 Denton
03-11 McAllen, TX – Galax-Z Fair
03-13 Austin, TX – BrooklynVegan Day Party (603 Red River St)
03-12-17 Austin, TX – SXSW
04-09 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
04-11 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Talk Normal, Speedy Ortiz
04-12 Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College
04-14 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
04-15 Montreal, Quebec – Casa Del Popolo *
04-16 Toronto, Ontario – Parts and Labour *
04-17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
04-18 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
04-19 Milwaukee, WI – Lawrence College *
04-20 Omaha, NE – Barley Street Tavern *
04-21 Denver, CO – Moe’s *
04-23 Boise, ID – Neurolux
04-24 Seattle, WA – Barboza
04-25 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Media Room
04-26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04-28 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
04-29 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
05-01 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
05-03 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
05-05 Atlanta, GA – 529
05-06 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
05-08 Dayton, OH – Canal Street Tavern #
05-09 Washington DC – Black Cat ^
05-10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas ^
* with Roomrunner
# with Motel Beds
^ with Barren Girls


Talk Normal — 2013 Tour Dates
03/05 ASHEVILLE, NC, The Grey Eagle ^
03/06 RALEIGH, NC, King’s Barcade ^
03/07 SAVANNAH, GA, Savannah Stopover Festival
03/08 ATLANTA, GA, The Earl ^
03/10 DENTON, TX, 35 Denton Festival @ J & J’s
03/12 SAN ANTONIO, TX, The Korova ^*
03/13 AUSTIN, TX, Las Cruxes & Farewell Books Day Party
03/14 AUSTIN, TX, TBA
03/14 AUSTIN, TX. TBA
03/15 HOT SPRINGS, AR, Valley of the Vapors Festival @ Low Key Arts
03/16 ST. LOUIS, MO, The Demo
03/17 CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle ^*
03/18 CLEVELAND, OH, Now That’s Class ^*$#
03/26 TOURS (FR), Les Femmes S’en Melent @ Le Temps Machine
03/27 PARIS (FR), Les Femmes S’en Melent @ Le Divan Du Mond
03/28 METZ (FR), Les Femmes S’en Melent @ Les Trinitaires
03/29 KORTRIJK (BE), De Kreun %
03/30 RENNES (FR), Les Femmes S’en Melent @ Ubu
04/02 LONDON (UK), Upset The Rhythm @ Sebright Arms %@
04/03 BRUSSELS (BE), Les Atelier Claus
04/11, BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Marnie Stern, Speedy Ortiz

^ with Chelsea Light Moving
* w/ Parenthetical Girls & Merchandise
*$ w/ E+ & Onyx System
*$# w/ Cereal Banter, Blaka Watra & Scarcity of Tanks
% w/ Jacco Gardner
%@ w/ Veity Susman (Electrelane)


Speedy Ortiz — 2013 Tour Dates
3/8: radio (somerville, ma) w/ new highway hymnal, kestrels, soccer mom
3/13: bar (new haven, ct) w/ fins, pools are nice
3/21: amherst, ma w/ spelling bee, krill, squarehead
3/22: machines with magnets (pawtucket, ri) w/ radical dads, plates of cake
3/23: allston, ma w/ arvid noe, radical dads, spelling bee, plates of cake
3/29: big snow buffalo lodge (brooklyn, ny) w/schwervon
3/30: aputumpu festival @ loft 594 (brooklyn, ny) w/ eula, life size maps, more
4/6: macrock festival (harrisonburg, va) w/ roomrunner, dope body, lvl up, spook houses, many others
4/11: music hall of williamsburg (brooklyn, ny) w/ marnie stern, talk normal
4/18: purchase, ny
4/19: montreal, qc
4/20: ottawa, on
4/21: toronto, on
4/22: london, on
4/23: ann arbor, mi
4/24: chicago, il
4/25: cincinnati, oh
4/26: pittsburgh, pa
4/27: wbarbq @ barnard college (new york, ny)
4/27: shea stadium (brooklyn, ny)

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