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Whitney (ex-Smith Westerns) touring with NE-HI, Wild Nothing, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra after SXSW


Whitney, the new band from former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, still haven’t announced details of their debut album, apart from it’s due out later this year on Secretly Canadian. Their single “No Woman,” still sounds pretty fresh with its countrified, Velvet Underound vibe, and warm horns. If you haven’t heard that yet, do listen below.

Folks attending SXSW this week will likely get to hear more off the record, as they’re playing seven shows this week, all of which are free. Those include the free BrooklynVegan party on Friday at Cheer Up Charlies with Cocorosie, Kevin Morby, Yuck, Alex G, KING, Pinegrove, Tacocat, and more (RSVP).

After SXSW, Whitney will be on tour with NE-HI, then Wild Nothing, and then Unknown Mortal Orchestra (with whom Erlich also played drums), which will keep them busy through most of the spring. No NYC dates at the moment, though, but stay tuned.

Erlich and Kakacek’s old Smith Westerns bandmate Cullen Omori will be at SXSW (and touring) too. All Whitney tour dates are listed below.

Whitney – 2016 Tour Dates
03/16/2016 – Austin, TX / SXSW – Clive Bar- FREE SHOW
03/16/2016 – Austin, TX / Hype Hotel – SXSW- FREE SHOW
03/16/2016 – Austin, TX / Ground Control Touring SXSW Showcase – Sidewinder- FREE SHOW
03/16/2016 – Austin, TX / Cheer Up Charlie’s- FREE SHOW
03/17/2016 – Austin, TX / Urban Outfitters Live – Space 24Twenty- FREE SHOW
03/17/2016 – Austin, TX / The Sidewinder- FREE SHOW
03/18/2016 – Austin, TX / BrooklynVegan party @ Cheer Up Charlie’s- FREE SHOW
03/20/2016 – Columbia, MO / Rose Music Hall w/ NE-HI
03/20/2016 – Dallas, TX / Spillover Music Fest – Three Links
03/21/2016 – St. Louis, MO / The Demo w/ NE-HI
03/22/2016 – Champaign, IL / The Accord w/ NE-HI
04/09/2016 – Bloomington, IN / Dunn Meadow – Indiana University- FREE SHOW
04/20/2016 – San Diego, CA / The Casbah w/ Wild Nothing
04/22/2016 – San Francisco, CA / The Independent w/ Wild Nothing
04/25/2016 – Seattle, WA / The Crocodile w/ Wild Nothing
04/26/2016 – Vancouver, BC / Biltmore Cabaret w/ Wild Nothing
04/27/2016 – Portland, OR / Doug Fir Lounge w/ Wild Nothing
04/28/2016 – Boise, ID / Neurolux w/ Wild Nothing
04/29/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT / Loading Dock w/ Wild Nothing
05/02/2016 – Minneapolis, MN / Triple Rock Social Club w/ Wild Nothing
05/03/2016 – Chicago, IL / Thalia Hall w/ Wild Nothing, Charlie Hilton
05/07/2016 – Fort Collins, CO / Aggie Theatre w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/08/2016 – Lincoln, NE / Vega w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/09/2016 – Des Moines, IA / Wooly’s w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/10/2016 – Chicago, IL / Thalia Hall w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/12/2016 – Lawrence, KS / The Bottleneck w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/13/2016 – Memphis, TN / Minglewood Hall – 1884 Lounge w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/17/2016 – Columbus, OH / Skully’s Music Diner w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/18/2016 – Grand Rapids, MI / The Pyramid Scheme w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/19/2016 – Madison, WI / Majestic Theatre w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/20/2016 – Fargo, ND / The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs) w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/21/2016 – Winnipeg, MB / West End Cultural Centre w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/23/2016 – Saskatoon, SK / Amigos Cantina w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/24/2016 – Edmonton, AB / The Starlite Room w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
05/25/2016 – Calgary, AB / Commonwealth Bar w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
07/15/2016 – Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival

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