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tours announced: Bush Tetras, Slum Village, Thou/Emma Ruth Rundle, more

Emma Ruth Rundle at Warsaw
Emma Ruth Rundle at Warsaw in 2017 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more.


French singer-songwriter Keren Ann (who used to live in NYC but probably doesn’t anymore?) released her 8th solo album this month (it’s called Bleue), and she’s playing a NYC show at City Winery on April 9th, her only U.S. date at the moment, and her only show not currently scheduled in either Israel or France. Who remembers when Andrew Bird opened for her at Bowery Ballroom (the same vernue she played on a tour with Dean & Britta)?


Manhattan venue Bowery Electric is hosting a free two-day music fest on Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 with 19 acts across two stages. The lineup includes Hollis Brown (ft. Cyndi Lauper), Wild Pink, Petal, Maria Taylor, Wilder Maker, and more. More info and full lineup here.


NYC post-punk icons and creep-fighters Bush Tetras, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, have a few shows lined up in April: Easthampton, MA’s Flywheel Arts Collective on 4/13, New Haven, CT’s Cafe Nine on 4/14, and NYC’s Bowery Electric on 4/20. Details on those shows, and ticket links, are here.


Bikini Kill’s highly anticipated reunion shows happen soon and the band have announced openers for its LA shows at the Palladium: Alice Bag (4/25), The Linda Lindas (4/26), Fuck U Pay Us (5/1) and Le Butcherettes (5/2). No word yet on who will open Bikini Kill’s sold-out NYC shows at Brooklyn Steel, Terminal 5, and Kings Theatre. Stay tuned. All dates are here.


Detroit hip hop group Slum Village (who once counted the late J Dilla as a member) released a new compilation last year, and they’ll be touring again this year including stops in Baltimore, Brooklyn (Knitting Factory on 5/20), Somerville, and more. All dates here.


Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle are currently on tour together, and at some of the stops they’ve been playing collaborative sets. As previously mentioned, they’ll do separate sets at Brooklyn Bazaar on April 7, and Thou are doing a “quiet set” at that show, but they’ve now also added a collaborative loud set happening at Saint Vitus earlier that same day. It’s a 1 PM matinee with Winkie opening. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/29) at 10 AM. All Thou dates here. Watch Thou and Emma collaborate in St. Paul, MN last night:

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Alt-country duo Lost Dog Street Band are streaming their new album and also beginning their tour tonight.


Comedian, voice actor (Bojack Horseman) and podcaster/ podcast guest Paul F Tompkins has live dates coming up this, including a bunch in his homebase of Los Angeles. He’ll also head to NYC this summer for a weekend of shows at The Bell House involving a variety of his concerns: SUPEREGO: Profiles in Self-obsession.and SUPEREGO: Forgotten Classics on July 20 and two SPONTOURCO (aka the touring version of Spontaneanation) shows on July 21. Head here for all upcoming appearances.


Brooklyn tropical futurists Combo Chimbita’s new album is out May 3 and they’ll be on tour starting then as well, with a hometown release show at Elsewhere Hall on 5/4. They’ve just added summer dates that kick off July 3 in Easthampton, MA and include stops in Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo and wrapping up at Kingston, NY’s BSP on July 19. All dates are here.


Toronto rapper/singer NAV has announced the ‘Bad Habits Tour’ supporting his new album of the same name, and he’ll be joined on all dates by fellow Toronto artist Killy. The tour hits NYC on June 13 at The Rooftop at Pier 17. All dates here.


Bedouine has announced her new album, released the second single, and added some dates to her upcoming tour. More info here.


In celebration of new documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records and Record Store Day, they’re touring the film with special free events featuring live performances by Ministry (doing an all ’80s/early-’90s set) and Cold Cave, plus some other stuff. The shows happen in  Chicago, Brooklyn, Toronto, Austin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and they’ve just announced venue and free ticket details.


Miss Eaves is releasing the Sad EP next week and also going on tour, beginning with a release party in her hometown of NYC.


Black-metal-turned-trip-hop-and-more band Ulver just played the first-ever US shows of their 25-year career, and now they’ve added more North American dates happening on the West Coast this June.


Olden Yolk, the duo of Shane Butler of Quilt and Caity Shaffer, are back with their second album, Living Theatre, that’s out May 17 via Trouble in Mind. Their tour starts in Brooklyn the night before the album’s out.

Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed.

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