Bent Shapes (photo by Avi Paul Weinstein)
Bent Shapes

We recently mentioned that The Hotelier are going on a big tour that includes a FREE NYC show on Sunday afternoon (8/16) at Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent) with Little Big League singer Michelle Zauner's solo project Japanese Breakfast and special guests. Turns out the guests are Boston indie pop band Bent Shapes. RSVP is still open.

If it surprises you that an indie pop band is opening for an emo/pop punk band, you should read Impose's lengthy, interesting Bent Shapes profile which points out singer Ben Potrykus used to be in Punk Goes Pop contributors Fake ID (with members who formed Boys Like Girls) and was the original lead vocalist in The Receiving End of Sirens. The more you know.

Bent Shapes have other dates coming up too, including a return to NYC on October 11 at Cake Shop. No advance tickets at the moment. All dates are listed below.

The Hotelier's tour also includes a run with Tiny Engines labelmates Runaway Brother, which hits NYC on November 7 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Oso Oso and Spirit of the Beehive. Tickets for that one are still available.

Tour dates and some music from the bands, below...


Bent Shapes -- 2015 Tour Dates
Sun 16 Aug 2015 50 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY, US w/ The Hotelier, Japanese Breakfast
Sat 22 Aug 2015 Bourbon & Branch Philadelphia, PA, US
Thu 03 Sep 2015 Great Scott Allston, MA, US
Fri 04 Sep 2015 The Flywheel Easthampton, MA, US
Wed 16 Sep 2015 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA, US
Sun 11 Oct 2015 Cake Shop New York, NY, US
Wed 28 Oct 2015 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA, US


The Hotelier -- 2015 Tour Dates
Aug 16: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Flea Market w/ Bent Shapes, Japanese Breakfast
Aug 22: Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse w/Uh-Huh, Kiss Concert

Dates w/ Beach Slang, Rozwell Kid
Aug 23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Aug 24: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Aug 25: Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
Aug 26: Kansas City, MO @ Davey's Uptown
Aug 28: Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

Dates w/ The Get Up Kids, Josh Berwanger
Aug 29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug 31: Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
Sep 1: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sep 2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sep 5: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sep 6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep 8: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Sep 9: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 10: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sep 11: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Sep 12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Sep 14: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Sep 15: Houston, TX @ Walter's
Sep 16: Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Dates w/ Runaway Brother, Oso Oso, The Spirit Of The Beehive
Oct 21: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
Oct 22: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Oct 23: Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Oct 24: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Oct 25: Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Oct 26: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 27: Memphis, TN @ The Hightone Cafe
Oct 28: Nashville, TN @ The End
Oct 30-Nov 1: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
Nov 2: Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade
Nov 3: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 4: Washington DC @ DC9
Nov 5: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov 6: New York City, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 7: Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 8: Somerville, MA @ Cusine En Local

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