Jason Collett's new record, Rat A Tat Tat, came out Tuesday (3/9) on Arts & Crafts. His tour with his backing band, Zeus (who just put out an album of their own), and other opener Bahamas starts this week in Canada before getting to SXSW next week. One of Collett's shows there will be the BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal day party at Galaxy Room on Saturday March 20th. His full schedule for the fest is below.

The three-band tour comes to NYC for a pair of shows in April. They'll play Mercury Lounge on April 23rd (tickets) and Union Hall on April 24th (tickets). Zeus will be at both of those shows (previously Mercury Lounge was listed as "Jason Collett only").

Jason Collett's other band, Broken Social Scene, will also be at SXSW, where they're scheduled for two shows. The first is Thursday, March 18th @ Stubb's with Drive By Truckers and Band of Horses. The second is the official Arts & Crafts showcase @ The Parish on Friday, March 19th:

8pm - Still Life Still
09pm - Timber Timbre
10pm - Zeus
11pm - Jason Collett
12am - Broken Social Scene

Arts & Crafts extended family band Metric play a SXSW show at Stubb's on Friday, March 19th (probably with Muse). Timber Timbre play at least one more SXSW show while in Austin and kick off a tour with The Low Anthem later in March.

The collective is currently plotting its support shows for new record Forgiveness Rock Record, which comes out May 4th on A&C. The first song off that is posted above, right above the picture of the boxset version of the album

As far as NYC shows, BSS will play Webster Hall on May 7th, and they're playing Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 17th (the weekend before Pavement take over the space). They have summer festival appearances lined up too (Sasquatch, Pitchfork, their own Toronto fest), which are listed below.

Sally Seltmann will also be at SXSW, though she isn't on the lineup of that Parish show. You might remember her from her old moniker, "New Buffalo". Sally's new album "Heart That's Pounding" is out April 6, 2010 on Arts & Crafts. Cover art and all dates below.

Speaking of Arts & Crafts, A&C alums Stars will be putting out a new album, The Five Ghosts, on their own Soft Revolution Records on June 22nd.

We have never written an album with this much cohesion and unity' says vocalist Amy Millan , 'It is the first time we've had the luxury of being together in a huge room writing songs off the floor. The
Five Ghosts is quintessential STARS.'

They're planning a North American tour for this May and June, where they'll be playing The Five Ghosts in its entirety followed by a set of fan-picked songs. The album tracklist, a video of the band in the studio, and tour dates for all of the above are below...


The Five Ghosts - Making Of, Part One

Stars - 'The Five Ghosts' track list
Dead Hearts
Wasted Daylight
I Died So I Could Haunt You
We Don't Want Your Body
He Dreams He's Awake
Never ...Been Good With Change
The Passenger
Last Song Ever Written
Winter Bones

Stars - 2010 Tour Dates
["unconfirmed" dates removed at the request of the band]

Broken Social Scene - 2010 Tour Dates
Sun Mar 14th, 2010 Elkton , FL Harvest Of Hope Festival
Thu Mar 18th, 2010 Austin , TX Stubbs BBQ
Fri Mar 19th, 2010 Austin , TX The Parish
Sat May 1st, 2010 San Francisco , CA The Fillmore
Mon May 3rd, 2010 Los Angeles , CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Fri May 7th, 2010 New York , NY Webster Hall
Thu May 13th, 2010 London , UK Brixton Academy
Fri May 14th, 2010 Minehead @ Butlins , UK All Tomorrow's Parties
Sat May 15th, 2010 Brighton , UK The Great Escape
Mon May 17th, 2010 London , UK Heaven
Tue May 18th, 2010 Amsterdam , Netherlands Melkweg
Wed May 19th, 2010 Cologne , Germany Burgerhaus Stollwerck
Fri May 21st, 2010 Paris , France La Maroquinerie
Sun May 23rd, 2010 Linz , AUT LinzFest
Mon May 24th, 2010 Berlin , Germany Kesselhaus
Thu May 27th, 2010 Barcelona , Spain Primavera Sound Festival
Sat May 29th, 2010 George , WA Sasquatch Festival
Sat Jun 19th, 2010 Toronto , ON Olympic Island
Wed Jun 23rd, 2010 Zagreb , Croatia T-Mobile INMusic Festival
Sat Jul 10th, 2010 Kinross , Scotland T In The Park
Sun Jul 11th, 2010 Punchestown , Ireland Oxegen Festival
Fri Jul 16th, 2010 Chicago , IL Pitchfork Festival
Sun Jul 25th, 2010 Taipei , Taiwan TBA
Tue Jul 27th, 2010 Singapore , Singapore Esplanade - Theatre On The Bay
Sat Sep 18th, 2010 New York , NY Rumsey Playfield at Central Park

Sally Saltman

Sally Seltmann - 2010 Tour Dates
3/11 @ The Great Hall (Arts & Crafts Showcase) - 9PM (CMW)
3/18 @ Central Presbyterian Church, 9:30pm
3/19 @ The Mohawk Inside, 2pm
3/20 @ Maggie Mae's, 4pm

Jason Collett
Broken Social Scene


Jason Collett/Zeus/Bahamas - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 10 Lee's Palace Toronto, Ontario
Mar 11 E-Bar Guelph, Ontario
Mar 12 Call The Office London, Ontario
Mar 13 Casbah Hamilton, Ontario
Mar 15 Polyforum Siqueros Mexico City, México
Mar 17 Peckerheads Austin, Texas
Mar 17 Austin Convention Centre (4th Floor Ballroom D) Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Red Eye Fly Austin, Texas
Mar 19 The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Mar 19 The Parish Austin, Texas
Mar 20 BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal day party @ The Galaxy Room Austin, Texas
Mar 20 San Jose Hotel Austin, Texas
Mar 23 Café Du Nord San Francisco, California
Mar 25 Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
Mar 26 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 27 Sugar Victoria, British Columbia
Mar 28 Habitat Kelowna, British Columbia
Mar 29 Communitea Cafe Canmore, Alberta
Mar 31 Pawn Shop Edmonton, Alberta
Apr 01 The Legion Calgary, Alberta
Apr 02 The Exchange Regina, Saskatchewan
Apr 03 West End Cultural Center Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 04 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 06 Majestic Theatre Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 07 Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois
Apr 13 Starlight Waterloo, Ontario
Apr 14 Zaphods Ottawa, Ontario
Apr 15 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec
Apr 16 Red Dog Tavern Peterborough, Ontario
Apr 17 Grad Club Kingston, Ontario
Apr 20 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 21 Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 23 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 24 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York

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