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Friendly Foes

The new band from Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds are Now!, Friendly Foes - not to be confused with Friendly Fires, is currently on tour and visits NYC this Saturday night (4/11) for a show at Pianos.

"I have multiple personalities in songwriting," said Friendly Foes singer/guitarist Ryan Allen, referencing the more-fun-n-simple-style-sun bursts of the songs that served as the genesis for the trio - while comparing it to the splintery-jostle-punk pop of his other band, Thunderbirds Are Now! "I just wanted to do something that played into what I actually listened to," including mid-90's rough hewn indie rock and straight-up-fun-sugar-pop bands.
[Real Detroit Weekly]

They were last here in December. Grab an MP3 above. All tour dates below.

Also playing that show Saturday at Pianos is Real Estate, who, are also playing a show on Friday (4/10, tonight) (and have plenty of other local shows scheduled over the next month). If you haven't caught them by now, well, you have lots of chances. All dates below.

The Friday Real Estate show (tonight) is a Showpaper benefit at Monster Island Basement that TK Webb & the Visions, Vaz, Necking, Sisters and Skeletons are also playing. It looks like a great lineup that was put together very last minute; one of two big Todd P shows happening this weekend - the other is Black Dice at Market Hotel.

Skeletons also just played shows at both Mercury Lounge and Zebulon. Andrew Frisicano writes:

Skeletons, who spent most of March in Europe, opened the Thee Oh Sees-headlining show at Mercury Lounge on Sunday, April 10th. The trio was sparse and on point, playing mostly the tuneful tracks of 2008's Money. An extended groove stretched out the middle of the band's set (the longest of the night) showcasing its counterpoint guitars and textured drums under the poetic, wiry vocals of frontman Matt Mehlan.

Tour dates below...

Real Estate - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 10 - Monster Island Basement w/ TK Webb and the Visions, Skeletons, Vaz, Necking Brooklyn, New York
Apr 11 - Pianos w/ Friendly Foes and Prussia New York, New York
Apr 17 - Cake Shop w/ Boo and Boo Too, Liam The Younger New york, New York
Apr 18 - The Shank w/ Bear Hands, The Tony Castles, Das Racist Brooklyn, New York
May 7 - Public Assembly (Crashin' In) Brooklyn, New York
May 9 - Santos w/ So So Glos, Cybals Eat Guitars, Cale Parks, Host/ DJ Andrew WK New York, New York
May 27 - The Annex w/ Your Nature New York, New York

Friendly Foes - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 10 - The Red and the Black w/ OCDC, the Main Drag & Prussia Washington DC, Washington DC
Apr 11 - Piano's w/ Wolf, Glass Ghost, Prussia & Real Estate New York, New York
Apr 12 - The Matinee w/ Prussia Akron, Ohio
Apr 15 - Frankie's w/ Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains & Flash Lightnin' Toledo, Ohio
Apr 24 - The Berkley Front w/ Copper Thieves, Royal Bangs & Allan James Berkley, Michigan
Apr 25 - The Matinee w/ Royal Bangs & Qix Akron, Ohio
Apr 29 - The Pike Room w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & ZaZa Pontiac, Michigan
May 2 - May Daze @ The Boho House w/ tons of bands Detroit, Michigan
May 4 - The Magic Bag w/ Fastball Ferndale, Michigan
May 16 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Music For Mutts w/ The Nice Device & more Royal Oak, Michigan
Jul 22 - Midwest Fest w/ Sybris, Javelins, Cheap Girls & Those Transatlantics Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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