photo by Ryan Muir

Motel Motel

Gothamist: How did the band come together, and where did the name come from?

Motel Motel member: Well, I was depressed and without any friends, like a lot of people are when they first move to New York. I met Eric Engel and Timo Sullivan at The New School in September of '06. All three of us were students there. That was the beginning of the band.

Currently on a tour of the Carolinas, Motel Motel played a Northside Festival show at Public Assembly on Saturday, June 13th. Their next NYC show will be opening for the Harlem Shakes at Bowery Ballroom on July 1st. All MM dates and more pictures from Brooklyn, below...

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 18 - The Green Bean w/ House of Fools and Lonnie Walker Greensboro, North Carolina
Jun 19 - Local 506 w/ House of Fools, Lonnie Walker Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jun 20 - The Spazz w/ House of Fools, Lonnie Walker Greenville, North Carolina
Jun 21 - The Soapbox w/ House of Fools, Lonnie Walker Wilmington, North Carolina
Jun 22 - The Pour House w/House of Fools Charleston, South Carolina
Jun 23 - Will's Pub w/ House of Fools Orlando, Florida
Jun 24 - 1982 Bar w/ House of Fools Gainesville, Florida
Jun 27 - House Party Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 28 - The Wedge St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 29 - The Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jul 1 - Bowery Ballroom W/ Harlem Shakes New York, New York
Jul 3 - Garfield Art Works Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 11 - End of the Road Festival England
Sep 12 - End of the Road Festival England
Sep 13 - End of the Road Fesitval England