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Phantogram & Light Pollution – 2010 Tour Dates

by Andrew Frisicano

Phantogram @ Brooklyn Bowl in December (more by Ryan Muir)
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“When you go out at night in a place like Saratoga Springs, people just want to hear ‘Freebird’ covers, Journey covers, at the bar all night,” [Phantogram’s Saratoga-born Josh] Carter said in a recent phone call during Phantogram’s tour with the Antlers. “We had to set up the community ourselves by doing DIY shows.”

Carter, a guitarist, and keyboardist Barthel have been friends since junior high. When Barthel finished college in Vermont and Carter quit the band he played with in New York City to work on his solo material, both wandered back to Saratoga Springs and rekindled their friendship over trips around town scanning the dollar bins for records. They shared a mutual love for Motown classics, drony indie-rock, and ’60s French pop, like Serge Gainsbourg. [Seattle Weekly]

Phantogram are on tour now with the Antlers on the West Coast. They go down the coast of California again this June with the xx (after both play Sasquatch).

Then there’s more touring on top of those, including shows with Light Pollution (who recently played Mercury Lounge). Both bands play Maxwell’s on Tuesday, May 18th (tickets still on sale) and Bowery Ballroom on May 19th (tickets still on sale), the second of which has the lush, female-fronted Railbird, also from Saratoga Springs, on it too.

Light Pollution will be also back on June 8th and 9th as part of a tour with This Will Destroy You. Ticket info for those and all tour dates are below…

Phantogram – 2010 Tour Dates
May 05 NEUMO’S Seattle, Washington, US $
May 08 WILLAMETTE VALLEY MUSIC FEST Eugene, Oregon , US
May 10 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah, US
May 12 THE BELLY UP Aspen, Co, Colorado , US @
May 13 LARIMER LOUNGE DENVER, Colorado, US @
May 14 Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri, US @
May 15 Rachel’s Cafe Bloomington, Indiana , US @
May 17 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio, US @
May 18 Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey, US @
May 19 THE BOWERY BALLROOM New York, New York , US @
May 20 WRBC BATES COLLEGE Lewiston, Maine , US
May 21 Jerky’s Providence, Rhode Isla, US @
May 22 Northern Lights Clifton Park, New York, US @
May 31 Sasquatch! Music Festival George, Washington, US
Jun 01 GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL San Francisco, California, US #
Jun 02 GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL San Francisco, California, US #
Jun 03 HENRY MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Big Sur, California, US #
Jun 05 HENRY FONDA THEATER Los Angeles, California, US #
Jun 06 WILTERN Los Angeles, California, US #
Jun 08 HOUSE OF BLUES San Diego, California, US #
$ w/ The Antlers
@ w/ Light Pollution
# w/ the xx

Light Pollution – 2010 Tour Dates
May 5 ZANZABAR (Free Show!) LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, US
May 12 BELLY UP ASPEN ASPEN, CO ^
May 13 LARIMER LOUNGE DENVER, CO ^
May 14 THE RIOT ROOM KANSAS CITY, MO ^
May 15 RACHAEL’S CAFE BLOOMINGTON, IN ^
May 17 THE GROG SHOP CLEVELAND, OH ^
May 18 MAXWELL’S HOBOKEN, New Jersey, US ^
May 19 BOWERY BALLROOM NEW YORK, New York, US ^
May 21 JERKY’S PROVIDENCE, Rhode Isla, US ^
May 22 NORTHERN LIGHTS CLIFTON PARK, New York, US ^
Jun 4 LINCOLN HALL w/ The Life and Times + This Will Destroy You CHICAGO, Illinois
Jun 5 RIVOLI CABARET TORONTO, ON, CANADA %
Jun 6 PETIT CAMPUS MONTREAL, Quebec, CA %
Jun 7 GREAT SCOTT ALLSTON, MA %
Jun 8 KNITTING FACTORY BROOKLYN, NY % (tickets)
Jun 9 MERCURY LOUNGE NEW YORK, NY % (tickets)
Jun 10 DC9 WASHINGTON DC, DC %
Jun 11 KUNG FU NECK TIE PHILADELPHIA, PA %
Jun 13 THE JACKPOT SALOON LAWRENCE, KS *
Jun 15 LARIMER LOUNGE DENVER, CO !
Jun 18 THE CELLAR DOOR VISALIA, California, US @
Jun 19 AUDIE’S OLYMPIC FRESNO, California, US @
Jun 20 RICKSHAW SHOP SAN FRANCISCO, California, US @
Jun 21 DOUG FIR LOUNGE PORTLAND, Oregon , US @
Jun 22 917 MAIN VANCOUVER – BC, CA @
Jun 23 THE VERA PROJECT SEATTLE, Washington, US @
Jun 25 BLANK CLUB SAN JOSE, California, US @
Jun 26 SPACELAND LOS ANGELES, California, US @
^ w/ Phantogram
% w/ This Will Destroy You
* w/ Holy Fuck
! w/ The Sadies
@ w/ A Place To Bury Strangers

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