"Market hotel busted by twenty cops!" - The Smith Westerns


Saturday night's Smith Westerns show at Market Hotel got cut short thanks to a group of cops that showed and told everyone to leave (possibly due to a noise complaint, possibly due to "business inspection", maybe because The Smith Westerns were peeing all over the place, or possibly just because the cops felt like shutting it down). What this means for the large DIY venue remains to be seen. Upcoming shows there include High Places (April 8), Trans Am (April 18), Harlem (April 23), Sleigh Bells (May 11), and Pissed Jeans (June 19). The next scheduled show is Tuesday, April 6th with Darwin Deez. Hopefully it's still happening.

As of this writing I'm not sure if The Smith Westerns ever got to play anywhere Saturday night. There was talk of the show moving to Party Expo, but that didn't seem to happen. Regardless, you can catch the band at their next NYC show which takes place tonight, Easter Sunday, at Mercury Lounge with Male Bonding (who played MHOW with The Soft Pack last night) and So Cow.

For So Cow it's one of two NYC shows on his current tour (all dates below). The next one takes place a few days later, April 7th at Death By Audio with Sunday Times, The Surpriser (ex Cause-comotion) and The Babies (pictured above).

For The Babies the Death By Audio show is one of many chances to see the Vivian Girls/Woods side project this month. The very next chance happens to be tonight (4/4, Easter) at Don Pedro with WetDog who Bill said were good the other night (they played Glasslands and Death By Audio). If you don't remember that Wetdog were playing this third NYC show tonight, that's because it's actually not in their tour dates (but it is listed by the venue and the Babies).

The Babies are also playing with Best Coast and The Bitters at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (4/6) (tickets still on sale). Maybe you caught Best Coast when they opened for Japandroids at Bowery Ballroom. You can also catch them Monday night (4/5) at the Meatlocker in Montclair and Wednesday (4/7) at Mercury Lounge with The Bitters again (tickets) (no other Bitters dates anywhere).

The Babies will soon also kick off a very short tour with Titus Andronicus in CT on April 11th. That tour hits Rodrigues Coffee House at Fordham University in the Bronx on April 13th and SUNY Purchase the next day. Titus also plays a Babies-less early Men Can Stop Rape Benefit show at Red Hook High School on Sunday, April 11th (before the CT show).

Red Hook flyer and lots of dates below.

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The Babies - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Don Pedros w/Wet Dog Brooklyn
Apr 6 - Knitting Factory/ The bitters/Best Coast NYC
Apr 7 - Death by Audio w/ So Cow, the Surprisers and more BROOKLYN
Apr 11 - Lily Pad/Toads Place W/ Titus Andronicus NEW HAVEN, CON
Apr 13 - Rodigues Coffee House @ Fordham University W/ Titus THE BRONX
Apr 14 - SUNY Purchase Student Center W/ Titus PURCHASE
May 20 - ??? BAY AREA
May 21 - ???? BAY AREA
May 22 - ??? LA/SAN PEDRO??
May 23 - ???? LA/SAN PEDRO??

So Cow - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Mercury Lounge w/ Smith Westerns New York, New York
Apr 7 - Death By Audio w/ BABIES Brooklyn, undefined
Apr 18 - Sonic City Festival curated by DEERHOOF Kortrijk, Belgium, Brussels-capital
Apr 24 - Sex Is Disgusting (w/ MAZES) Brighton, South
Apr 25 - Home Under Ground (w/ MAZES) London, London and South East
Apr 26 - TBC (w/ MAZES) TBC
Apr 27 - Stag's Head (w/ MAZES) London, London and South East
Apr 28 - Now Wave (w/ MAZES) Manchester, Northwest
Apr 29 - Weirdo Guise (w/ MAZES) Leeds
Apr 30 - Three Cheers (w/ MAZES) Nottingham

The Smith Westerns - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 6 - Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Apr 7 - Casa De Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Apr 8 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Apr 9 - Majestic Cafe Detroit, Michigan
Apr 10 - Schubas Chicago, Illinois
May 29 - Primavera Sound Barcelona, Barcelona
Jun 1 - La Fleche d'or Paris
Jun 2 - Nation of Shop Keepers Leeds
Jun 3 - Captains Rest Glasgow
Jun 4 - Spanky Van Dykes Nottingham
Jun 5 - Now Wave @Deaf Institute Manchester
Jun 6 - Freebutt Brighton
Jun 7 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Jun 9 - Debaser Stockholm
Jun 10 - Debaser Malmo
Jun 11 - Lades Copenhagen
Jun 12 - Grunger Jager Hamburg
Jun 13 - Pleasure Principles night @Waalsekrook 4 Brussells
Jun 14 - Upset the Rhythm Hoxton @ Camp Basement London
Jun 14 - Upset the Rhythm Hoxton @ Camp Basement London
Jun 15 - Whiteheat @Madame Jojo's London
Jul 17 - Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois

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