Fiery Furnaces @ Barack the Vote (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
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Dear Sir or Madam,

Regarding your recent story about the Fiery Furnaces in the bowling alley: thank you for writing about us; and thanks to the bowling alley for having us there. However, and as it happens, we feel obliged to report that the tone of our remarks was often misrepresented. For instance: the quote which begins the piece was said, in actual fact, with quite a bit of sarcasm. To be sure, it was not a very witty remark. But it certainly was sarcastic. In the future, the band will strive to be more obviously insincere and disdainful.

In writing this we of course imply no disrespect to the bowling alley, which is no doubt providing, as employer or client, a much needed boost to the economy of North Williamsburg; to say nothing of the remarkable atmosphere it certainly succeeds in promulgating. Conversely, we would not like to be thought in anyway dissatisfied with the efforts of the writer of the piece, whom we continue to regard as extremely pleasant and very intelligent.

Needless to say, we hold it an honor to be mentioned in any capacity by as legendary a publication as the Village Voice. As always, we are proud to patronize your advertisers and be personally affected by your editorial positions.

Sincerely, and with affection,

The Fiery Furnaces

NYC's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe hosts a release party for the new issue of the Lowbrow Reader tonight (July 22nd). The lineup for the variety show features "short acoustic sets from The Fiery Furnaces, Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob, and Larkin Grimm, comedy by John Mulaney and a reading by Gilbert Rogin." "A mere $10 --or $5 for those unemployed or on worker's strike-- donation at the door."

For a more extended look at the Fiery Furnaces, whose I'm Going Away just came out on Thrill Jockey, they'll be playing the August 9th Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party with Simian Mobile Disco, Dark Meat and Finger on the Pulse DJs.

On October 1st, Housing Works will host a benefit titled "Liner Notes, an Evening of Music and Literature." For that event...

Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie and progressive rock band Dredg will co-headline Liner explore the cross-pollination of music and literature and raise funds for Housing Works, a New York-based AIDS service organization. The event will be presented by SPIN and its Book Club, and will celebrate the recent release of Dredg's fourth album, The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion, which was inspired by Rushdie's essay "Imagine There's No Heaven: A Letter to the Sixth Billionth Citizen."

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 24th.

Dredg is currently on tour with RX Bandits. They play Irving Plaza and Bowery Ballroom at the end of July. Fiery Furnaces are going on tour with White Rabbits in August. All dates below...

The Fiery Furnaces - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed Jul 22 New York, NY - Housing Works Bookstore
Thu Aug 06 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
Fri Aug 07 Cincinnati, OH - Fountain Square
Sat Aug 08 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Sun Aug 09 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
Sun Aug 16 Richmond, VA - The National *
Mon Aug 17 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
Tue Aug 18 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theater *
Wed Aug 19 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
Thu Aug 20 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *
Fri Aug 21 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
Sat Aug 22 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
Sun Aug 23 Orlando, FL - The Social *
Tue Aug 25 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle *
Wed Aug 26 Charlottesville, VA - Fry's Spring Beach Club *
* w/ White Rabbits

Dredg & RX Bandits - 2009 Tour Dates
7/22/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
7/23/2009 Jacksonville, FL Fire Bird
7/24/2009 St. Petersburg. FL Jannus Landing
7/25/2009 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
7/26/2009 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
7/28/2009 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
7/29/2009 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
7/30/2009 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
7/31/2009 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
8/1/2009 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
8/2/2009 Montreal, Quebec Foufoune Electriques
8/3/2009 Toronto, Ontario Opera House
8/11/2009 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
8/15/2009 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
8/17/2009 Sacramento, CA Empire Event Center
8/26/2009 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
8/29/2009 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
8/30/2009 Los Angeles, CA El Rey


More Larkin Grimm dates HERE.