Elisa Ambrogio & Peacers touring together +++ Meg Baird’s ‘Don’t Weigh Down the Light’ is out now (listen)
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Elisa Ambrogio at Baby's in April (more by Greg Cristman)
Elisa Ambrogio of noise trio Magik Markers released her not-noisy (and very good) solo album The Immoralist last year on Drag City, and she's been touring a lot in support of it. Her schedule continues into late fall on a tour with her labelmates Peacers, the new band of Sic Alps' Mike Donovan, whose debut album came out in July.
That tour hits NYC on November 6 at Union Pool. No word yet on ticket info or other openers. All dates are listed, with music from both acts, below.
Speaking of Drag City, they put out another great album over the summer that we haven't gotten a chance to talk about, Meg Baird's Don't Weigh Down the Light. It's Meg's first solo record since 2011's Seasons on Earth, and it was worth the wait. Similar to the great Jessica Pratt album Drag City put out this year, Don't Weigh Down the Light takes most of its influence from the cult folk singers of the late '60s / early '70s, though Meg's album is more outwardly psychedelic (and has a bit more Joni Mitchell influence). Meg's been mastering this style for over a decade -- with her solo material and as a member of Espers and The Baird Sisters -- and Don't Weigh Down the Light is up there with the best of her previous work. Stream album opener "Counterfeiters" below.
Peacers / Elisa Ambrogio -- 2015 Tour Dates
Fri 10/23/15 in Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go!
Sun 10/25/15 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
Mon 10/26/15 in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Tue 10/27/15 in Phoenix @ Trunk Space
Thu 10/29/15 in Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
Fri 10/30/15 in New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
Sat 10/31/15 in Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun 11/1/15 in Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Mon 11/2/15 in Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator
Tue 11/3/15 in Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Thu 11/5/15 in Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-Fu Necktie
Fri 11/6/15 in Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Sat 11/7/15 in Providence, RI @ Aurora
Sun 11/8/15 in Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
Tue 11/10/15 in Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Wed 11/11/15 in Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
Thu 11/12/15 in Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Fri 11/13/15 in Athens, OH @ Club Underground at Red Brick Tavern
Sat 11/14/15 in Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sun 11/15/15 in Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Tue 11/17/15 in Denver, CO @ GLOB
Wed 11/18/15 in SLC, UT @ Diabolical Records
Thu 11/19/15 in Reno, NV @ Holland Project