Entries tagged with: Retribution Gospel Choir

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photo: Sufjan at Big Ears Fest 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)

Part of the lineup already leaked for Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, and now the whole thing has been announced. It includes their bands Bon Iver and The National, as well as Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Polica, The Tallest Man on Earth, Low, Liturgy, Hiss Golden Messenger, S. Carey, Phil Cook, Doomtree, Marijuana Deathsquads, Charles Bradley, Boys Noize, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Amidon, Field Report, Indigo Girls (performing 1994's Swamp Ophelia) and more.

The fest takes place July 17 & 18 at the Foster Farm in Eau Claire, WI. The pre-sale sold out, but tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday (2/12) at noon CST.

Full lineup, announcement video, and flyer, below...

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photos by Jono Bernstein

Retribution Gospel Choir w/ Nels Cline
Retribution Gospel Choir

It was a great night for side projects when Low side project Retribution Gospel Choir brought their tour to NYC for a show at Knitting Factory on February 11 with Tim Berne, Jim Black, and Nels Cline's appropriately titled BB&C and The War on Drugs side project Nightlands (led by TWOD bassist Dave Hartley). They just released their two-track full length album, 3, and one of those, "Seven," which features Nels Cline on the record, and he also came out to play it with them that night (audio recording of that song via NYC Taper is below). And in addition to the new album songs, they made time for older tracks as well.

Low are also releasing a new album and going on a tour which hits NYC on March 20 at the Concert Hall (tickets).

More pictures of all three bands and that audio recording from the Knitting Factory show below...

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Low have released the first single from their forthcoming Jeff-Tweedy-produced effort The Invisible Way (album art is above). Stream "Just Make It Stop" below.

Low have also revealed tour dates which include a NYC show at The Concert Hall on March 20. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/11) at 10 AM with an internet presale beginning Thursday (1/10) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Frontman Alan Sparhawk currently has very few US dates planned with his Low cohorts (right now there's one), but look for him on the road as part of Retribution Gospel Choir.

Low tour dates are listed below, along with the song stream...

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Retribution Gospel Choir (more by Grant MacAllister)
Retribution Gospel Choir

As discussed on BV Chicago, Low side project Retribution Gospel Choir will release their third album, 3, on January 22 via Chaperone Records. The album will be a two-song full length which features a guest appearance from guitarist Nels Cline on the second track. RGC will support the new album with a tour that hits NYC on February 11 at Knitting Factory with BB&C (Tim Berne, Jim Black, and Nels Cline) and Nightlands (aka Dave Hartley of the War on Drugs, who also has a new album coming out on 1/22). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

In related news, as discussed, Low will release their new Jeff Tweedy-produced album, The Invisible Way, on March 19. The album marks their 20th anniversary as a band.

A list of all Retribution Gospel Choir dates and a video are below...

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Retribution Gospel Choir featuring Alan Sparhawk of Low, have released a new EP cakked The Revolution. The effort is currently available for download for the price of your email address below. RGC will trot around the US and UK showing off the new material, logging dates in late April and early May including April 27th at Union Pool with Midtown Dickens. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Low will join Death Cab for Cutie on a string of dates that lead up to the RGC shows on the East Coast. Low, however, will NOT join DCFC at any of their Beacon Theater shows.

All tour dates for RGC & Low, and the widget to download The Revolution EP, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Retribution Gospel Choir - Hide It Away (MP3)

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Retribution Gospel Choir are Low's Alan Sparhawk, Low bassist Steve Garrington, and Eric Pollard on drums & co-vox. Last night (12/15), they played Mercury Lounge in NYC. Did anyone catch the show?

In 2010 (January 26th to be exact), the band will put out their second album, titled 2, on Sub Pop. Check a track from that album, "Hide It Away", above. Their self-titled debut was released in 2008 on Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records.

In support of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, the band has a whole mess of North American tour dates lined up for late-January/February. The band returns to Mercury Lounge for a show on February 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. They then play a second NYC show the next night (2/2) at Union Hall. Ticket info TBA. They go to Europe after that.

The band posted a 2009 year-that-was update on their website - that and all tour dates are below...

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Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Neon Indian show happening at Mercury Lounge in December.

Neon Indian last played NYC during CMJ. This weekend they play in Austin at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Flyer below.

Also playing FFFFest are Fucked Up who play a very big show in NYC on Thursday. Tickets are still available.

Also playing FFFest is Danzig whose only other scheduled show is in NJ in December. Tickets are still on sale.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for the show Devendra Banhart just added at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are still available for the show Wolfmother added at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Levon Helm / Okkervil River show coming up at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on sale for a December 15th Retribution Gospel Choir (Feat. Alan Sparhawk of Low) show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for a January 8th Dutchess and The Duke show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for a January 15th Joe Pernice show at Mercury Lounge. This is a new date. He was supposed to play the venue this Friday, but that show was canceled.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for the January 22nd Serena Maneesh show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon) for a January 5th Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver) & The Bolts of Melody show at Mercury Lounge.

Noah and the Whale play their third of three shows in a row at Mercury Lounge tonight (11/4).

Tonight (11/4) is also the Very Best & Sleigh Bells show at Santos Party House.

Amy Millan of Stars/Broken Social Scene gets to town Thursday (11/5) for a show at Mercury Lounge followed by one at the Bell House. Amy's new video for "Bury This" below...

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Alan Sparhawk and child

I've mentioned these shows here and there, but never posted the tour dates. Alan Sparhawk of Low's other band Retribution Gospel Choir is on tour and now in NYC. Tonight's (June 17) show at Union Hall is with Ida. Tomorrow is at Mercury Lounge with Thalia Zadek. All dates and ticket info below....

Continue reading "Retribution Gospel Choir (Low) - 2008 Tour Dates (tonight)"