photos by David Andrako

Say Hi
Say Hi

Eric Elbogen, a.k.a. Say Hi, is more articulate than the title of his new album, "Um, Uh Oh," suggests. The 12 songs aren't wordy but do offer well-observed vignettes of modern life. What's pruned severely on the Seattle one-man band's seventh album is the music.

...Elbogen has a gruff voice, which he doesn't sweeten with vocal harmonies. Yet this album includes melodious elements that create an interesting tension with the singer's rasp. The pretty riff underlying "Take Ya' Dancin' " promises a sweeping chorus that never quite arrives, and "Trees Are a Swayin'" uses a stately piano motif to certify Elbogen's grand promise to "love you till the end of the world." Both songs are testaments to Say Hi's impressive powers of suggestion." -[Washington Post]

The Say Hi/Yellow Ostrich/Blair tour made its NYC stop Monday (3/7) at Bowery Ballroom Both openers' setlists and more pictures from the show (and more tour dates too), below...

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Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Blair

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi

Say Hi

Yellow Ostrich @ Bowery Ballroom 03/07/11
Elephant King
Libraries
Campaign
Madelyn
Whale
Marathon Runner
Everybody Wants to Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
Daughter
Mary

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Blair @ Bowery Ballroom 03/07/11
Rampage
Hearts
Cry
Kamikaze
Candy In the Kitchen
Hello Hello
Murder
Wolfboy
Paris France
Sleeping Bag Dreams
My Turn

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SAY HI, YELLOW OSTRICH - 2011 Tour Dates
03-08-11 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
03-09-11 -- Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
03-11-11 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03-12-11 -- Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
03-13-11 -- Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
03-14-11 -- Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
03-16-11 -- Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
03-17-11 -- Austin, TX @ SXSW
03-18-11 -- Austin, TX @ SXSW
03-19-11 -- Dallas, TX @ The Loft
03-22-11 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
03-23-11 -- Tucson, AZ @ Plush
03-24-11 -- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
03-25-11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03-26-11 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
03-28-11 -- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03-29-11 -- Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
03-30-11 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

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