Mark Eitzel is a quizmaster, plotting East Coast tour, seeking fashion advice (dates, streams, video)
Stylish Mark Eitzel at Knitting Factory, Dec 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Move over Alex Trebek, Mark Eitzel wants your job. (With his upbeat demeanor and penchant for suits, this probably seems obvious.) The American Music Club frontman is preparing for the October 2 release of Don't Be A Stranger via Merge by releasing a series of trivia questions via the AMC website.
Each Wednesday from now through September 26th, there will be an Eitzel-related trivia question posted... with the answer revealed the following Tuesday. The answers will be tallied and the top 3 contestants (top 3 from the US and top 3 from Europe/Australia/New Zealand) with the most correct answers will win a smattering of Eitzel-related prizes, including concert tickets, autographed albums and more.
Are you ready?
What, no Turtle Wax or Rice-a-Roni? The first three questions are up and ready to go. How many can you answer?
Meanwhile, all of you cheaters in NYC won't be able to snag the answers from Eitzel himself in time to make the contest; the man won't swing through the five boroughs until Dec 3 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale. The dates are part of a larger East Coast tour for Eitzel, all of which are listed below.
In anticipation of the new LP, head below for a stream of "I Love You But You're Dead." Mark Eitzel is currently trying to update his image, consulting Billy B (Lady Gaga's makeup artist) and Nadya Ginsburg (writer for "Joan Rivers Fashion Police") to make sure he knows what the kids are up to. Grab your notepads and head below to check out video on their advice to Mark.
Nadja & Mark
Billy and Mark
MARK EITZEL - 2012 TOUR DATES
November 1 Berkeley CA Starry Plough
November 2 San Francsico CA Bottom of the Hill
November 3 Santa Monica CA McCabe's Guitar Shop
November 4 Los Angeles CA The Echo
November 5 Santa Cruz CA The Crepe
November 7 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
November 8 Vancouver BC CAN Electric Owl
November 9 Portland OR The Star Theater
November 23 Chicago IL Beat Kitchen
November 24 Columbus OH Ace of Cups
November 25 Cincinnati OH MOTR Pub
November 26 Cleveland OH Beachland Tavern
November 28 Toronto ON Rivoli Club
November 29 Buffalo NY Ninth Ward Arts
November 30 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall
December 1 Somerville MA Johnny D's
December 3 New York NY Highline Ballroom
December 4 Washington DC Black Cat Backstage
December 5 Baltimore MD Golden West Cafe
December 6 Philadelphia PA North Star Bar
December 8 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade
January 22 Zürich CH El Lokal
January 24 Frankfurt DE Brotfabrik
January 25 Hamburg DE Knust
January 29 Berlin DE Comet
January 30 Köln DE King Georg
January 31 München DE Feierwerk
February 1 Ebensee AT Kino