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The Minus 5 (R.E.M, Young Fresh Fellows) touring with Alejandro Escovedo

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Alejandro Escovedo‘s January tour gets underway this week, hitting NYC for three four shows at City Winery on January 17, 19,  20 & 21.. (tickets) For this tour he’ll be joined by The Minus 5, Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows)’s band that also features Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Kurt Bloch (YFF, Fastbacks) and John Moen (Decemberists). The Minus 5 will also be Alejandro’s backing band, as they also played on his new album Burn Something Beautiful (that Buck and McCaughey produced). You can stream that album, which also features Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, below.

Says Scott, “Many M5 nuggets will be aired to kick off the evening, and certainly a few Of Monkees And Men tracks will poke their hairy heads into the fray. I imagine some guests will show up along the way as well – maybe even Kelly Hogan! – only time will tell.” All dates are listed below.

Alejandro Escovedo / The Minus 5 – 2017 Tour Dates
Jan-5 Thu Washington, DC Hamilton
Jan-6 Fri Hudson NY Club Helsinki
Jan-7 Sat Fairfield, CT StageOne
Jan-8 Sun Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Jan-10 Tue Athens, GA 40 Watt
Jan-12 Thu Atlanta, GA City Winery
Jan-13 Fri Atlanta, GA City Winery
Jan-14 Sat Nashville, TN City Winery
Jan-15 Sun Birmingham, AL Saturn
Jan-17 Tue Virginia Beach, VA Shaka’s
Jan-19 Thu New York, NY City Winery
Jan-20 Fri New York, NY City Winery
Jan-21 Sat New York, NY City Winery
Jan-22 Sun Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
Jan-24 Tue Harrisburg, PA Midtown Arts Center
Jan-26 Thu Chicago, IL City Winery
Jan-27 Fri Chicago, IL City Winery
Jan-28 Sat Chicago, IL City Winery

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