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Night Birds will wave goodbye to guitarist with a FREE show this week (tour dates)

by BBG

Mike of Night Birds gets a bug’s eye view at ABC No Rio (more by Keith Marlowe)
Night Birds

Let’s get down to it… Mike’s last live show with Night Birds will be January 12th in Brooklyn, NY. The band has become a fairly time-consuming commitment, and with the other three of us really pushing and wanting to do even more, Mike just wasn’t able to divert enough time from his new record store and his more recent writing projects. With the best intentions of both the band and himself in mind, he has made the decision to part ways with Night Birds. After three years, we are obviously bummed to see him go, but we are all still on perfectly good terms and there is no bad blood. In fact, Mike will remain in the band, along side our new guitar player, to write our second full length LP this Winter, with hopes of recording in early Spring.

Mike was a huge part of Night Birds. If we didn’t have the perfect replacement and it just didn’t feel right, we would call it a day. We’re very critical of ourselves, always have been, and would not do this band half-assed. We are very excited to welcome PJ Russo to the Night Birds lineup on guitar. He plays in a great band called PHIBES, and the second we started playing together, it really just clicked. He’s a brilliant guitar player, and honestly fits the band perfectly. He will begin playing with us in February and you can come see for yourself.

That January 12th show at Lulu’s is FREE and open to the public (21+, that is) and also features appearances from Livids (ex New Bomb Turks), Foster Care, Pampers, and Nuclear Santa Claust.

If you can’t make it to Lulu’s to see off Mike, then make sure and head to see Night Birds with PJ on guitar supporting World Inferno Friendship Society on February 18th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates (including a 2/29 Chris Gethard show?), as well as some streams and video are below.

Night Birds | NYC @ Public Assembly | 15 Aug 2011

1/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Lulu’s
2/17: Amittyville, NY @ Ollie’s Place
2/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/29: NY, NY @ Chris Gethard Show
3/15″ Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
7/20: Pomona, CA @ VLHS

26 jan oakland, ca the metro
27 jan anaheim, ca house of blues
28 jan los angeles, ca house of blues
29 jan san diego, ca house of blues
30 jan phoenix, az marquee theater
01 feb dallas, tx house of blues
02 feb san antonio, tx white rabbit
03 feb houston, tx house of blues
04 feb austin, tx red 7
06 feb new orleans, la siberia
08 feb key west, fl green parrot
09 feb key west, fl green parrot
10 feb tampa, fl the orpheum
11 feb orlando, fl the social
12 feb jacksonville, fl jackrabbits
13 feb chapel hill, nc local 506
15 feb richmond, va the camel
16 feb westchester, pa the note
17 feb amnittyville, ny ollies place
18 feb new york, ny music hall of williamsburg

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