photos by Chris La Putt

Speedy Ortiz @ 4Knots 2014
2014 4Knots Festival

Modern Life Is War recently announced two club dates to happen this summer at Philly's First Unitarian Church on 8/29 and NYC's Bowery Ballroom on 8/30. Since we last spoke, openers have been announced for both shows. Direct support on the Philly date will come from MLIW's Deathwish labelmates Self Defense Family, and on the NYC show it's heavy shoegazers Nothing (who were in NYC a few days ago for a free show with Ceremony and Iron Lung). Opening both dates will be DC punks Give and Iowa psychedelic band Land of Blood & Sunshine. Tickets for Philly and NYC are on sale now.

Speaking of bands who just played free NYC shows being added as openers to hardcore shows, Speedy Ortiz, who just played 4Knots, were added to the Fucked Up show happening at Irving Plaza on September 6. Tickets for that show are still available. Speedy will return to NYC not long after that for two shows on their tour with Ex Hex.

We already posted one set of pictures of 4Knots, and another batch of Speedy's set is in this post. They continue, with lists of Speedy and Nothing dates, below...

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2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

2014 4Knots Festival

Speedy Ortiz -- 2014 Tour Dates
08/02 - Philadelphia, PA at Golden Tea House
08/07 - Skipton, UK at Funkirk Estate
08/10 - Skipton, UK at Beacons Festival
08/12 - Edinburgh, UK at Electric Circus w/ Happyness
08/13 - Newcastle, UK at The Cluny w/ Happyness
08/14 - Brighton, UK at Prince Albert w/ Happyness
08/16 - London, UK at Jabberwocky Festival
08/17 - Glanusk, Wales at Green Man Festival
08/23 - Monterey, CA at First City Festival
09/06 - New York, NY at Irving Plaza *
09/26-28 - Champaign, IL at Pygmalion Festival
09/27-28 - Cincinnati, OH at MidPoint Music Festival
10/5 Washington, DC - Black Cat #
10/7 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar #
10/9 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive #
10/10 Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
10/11 Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room #
10/12 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
10/14 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
10/16 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
10/17 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
10/18 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
10/23 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium #
10/24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry #
10/26 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House #
10/28 Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
10/29 Burlington, VT - Monkey House #
10/30 Boston, MA - Great Scott #
10/31 Hamden, CT - The Space
11/1 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands #
11/2 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
11/5 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
11/6 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #

* - w/ Fucked Up
# - w/ Ex Hex

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Nothing -- 2014 Tour Dates
ul 23 Mammal Gallery (w/ Ceremony, Iron Lung) Atlanta, GA
Jul 24 The Social (w/ Ceremony, Iron Lung) Orlando, FL
Jul 25 The Atlantic (w/ Ceremony, Iron Lung) Gainesville, FL
Jul 26 Mudlark (w/ Ceremony, Back to Back) New Orleans, LA
Jul 27 Fitzgerald's (w/ Ceremony) Houston, TX
Jul 28 Trees (w/ Ceremony, Boris) Dallas, TX
Jul 29 The Mohawk (w/ Ceremony, Boris Austin, TX
Jul 30 Tricky Falls (w/ Ceremony) El Paso, TX
Jul 31 191 Toole (w/ Ceremony) Tucson, AZ
Aug 01 The Roxy Theatre (w/ Ceremony) West Hollywood, CA
Aug 02 Rickshaw Stop (w/ Ceremony) San Francisco, CA
Aug 03 Munoz Boxing Gym (w/ Ceremony) Bakersfield, CA
Aug 07 The Shred Shed Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 08 The Moon Room Denver, CO
Aug 10 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Aug 30 Bowery Ballroom (w/ Modern Life Is War) New York, NY
Nov 21 Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 22 The Oobleck Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 25 Birthdays London, United Kingdom