photos by David Andrako

Small Black & Washed Out @ The Bell House
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[Beach House's] opener, Washed Out, one-man band Ernest Greene, also showed command in his performance, which is a challenge for a solo artist/performer. The music was literally ringing, as he vibrated the venue with synthesizers and looped vocals. Though Washed Out managed to have a strong presence playing alone (a combination of sick beats + him prancing around with microphone in hand), his set really came alive when the band members of Small Black joined him on stage for the latter half of his set. They played a show together the night before at the Bell House and it was evident that there was amazing chemistry there. [Morning After Pills]

Washed Out opened for Beach House at Webster Hall on May 6th as part of their tour together. The night before that, as pointed out above, Washed Out played a show at the Bell House in Brooklyn with his other recent tour-mates, Small Black, who also double as his band. The pictures in this post are from that show. SB & WO travel to Europe together at the end of May.

Small Black next plays a hometown show on a Wednesday, July 14th at Mercury Lounge with "Special Guests." Tickets are on sale. It's the final date of a currently-very-short U.S. tour.

More Bell House pictures and all tour dates are below...

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Small Black - 2010 Tour Dates
05/25/10 London, England - Bardens Boudoir w/ Tanlines
05/27/10 Leeds, England - Nation of Shopkeepers
05/28/10 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo w/ Washed Out, Dam Mantle
05/29/10 Bristol, England - Dot to Dot Festival
05/30/10 Nottingham, England - Dot to Dot Festival
05/31/10 Manchester, England - Dot to Dot Festival
06/01/10 London, England - Cargo
06/02/10 Brighton, England - Freebutt
06/03/10 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Trouw w/ Washed Out, I Got You on Tape
06/04/10 Hamburg, Germany - Indra
06/05/10 Gent, Belgium - Charlatan
06/07/10 Paris, France - Point Ephemere w/ Scout Niblett
07/08/10 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH *
07/09/10 The Bishop Bloomington IN *
07/10/10 Empty Bottle Chicago IL *
07/11/10 West Fest Chicago IL
07/13/10 Bug Jar Rochester NY *
07/14/10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
* w/Beach Fossils

Washed Out - 2010 Tour Dates
Sun 07/18/10 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago IL
Fri 09/10/10 Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh NC

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