Surf City @ Pianos/BV-CMJ Party 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Surf City

Surf City was just one of the 'surf' bands that made a splash at this year's CMJ. Both groups (the other being Surfer Blood) are set to repeat the feat at SXSW.

Surfer Blood's tour takes a New York turn in late February, while New Zealand's Surf City hits NYC post-SXSW. They play a March 25th show at Maxwell's with Headlights (who play Bowery on their tour with David Bazan two nights earlier). Tickets to Maxwell's are on sale.

The next night, Friday, March 26th, Surf City play a late show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon.

Before both of those, Surf City will be on a bill with fellow New Zealander Bachelorette at Union Hall on March 22nd (ticket info TBA).

While in NYC, Bachelorette will also be playing at Cake Shop on March 20th before heading out on tour with Beach House from March 26th to April 19th (Beach House continue with Washed Out after that). Beach House celebrate their new record (and their 9.0 Best New Music) at Bell House tonight (1/26).

Surf City do make some pre-SXSW stops on their way to Austin too. One is in L.A. on March 13th with The Fresh & Onlys, who will also be in Austin March 17th-20th. In addition, Fresh & Onlys play Noise Pop 2010 in their hometown of San Fran, and tour with King Khan & The Shrines (with no NYC date unfortunately) in April. The track above is off The Fresh & Onlys' 2009 Woodsist album Grey-Eyed Girls - they have a new just-completed third record due this spring on In The Red.

All tour dates and a video are below...


Surf City - Dickshakers Union

Surf City - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 1 Laneway Festival auckland, Auckland
Feb 26 Whammy Auckland &
Feb 27 Happy Wellington &
Mar 12 Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington %
Mar 13 Spaceland Los Angeles, California !
Mar 14 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California
Mar 17 sxsw/ TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 18 sxsw/ TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 19 sxsw/ Urban Outfitters Party Austin, Texas
Mar 20 sxsw/ Pop Frenzy Party Austin, Texas
Mar 22 Union Hall w/ Bachelorette Brooklyn, New York
Mar 23 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Mar 24 Metro gallery Baltimore, Maryland #
Mar 25 Maxwells w/ Bachelorette Hoboken, New Jersey
Mar 26 Mercury Lounge NYC, New York
Mar 27 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
& w/ Songs
% w/ The Clientele
! w/ The Fresh & Onlys
# w/ Bachelorette


The Fresh & Onlys - 2010 Tour Dates
02/24 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop (Noise Pop) *
03/12 Goleta, CA The Hard To Find Showspace #
03/13 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland #$
03/17 - 03/20 Austin, TX SXSW
03/23 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room %
03/24 Orlando, FL Backbooth %
03/26 Tampa, FL Crowbar %
03/27 Atlanta, GA The Earl &
03/29 Carborro, NC Cat's Cradle &
03/30 Asheville, NC Orange Peel &
03/31 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia &
04/01 Nashville, TN Exit In &
04/02 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe &
04/03 Birmingham, AL Bottletree &
04/05 Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounge Outside &
04/06 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall &
04/08 Denver, CO Bluebird &
04/09 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge &
04/10 Boise, ID Neurolux &
04/11 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom &
04/12 Vancouver, BC Venue &
04/13 Seattle, WA Neumos &
04/15 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club &
* = w/ Foreign Born, Free Energy
# = w/ Wounded Lion
$ = w/ Surf City
% = w/ Woven Bones
& = w/ King Khan & The Shrines


Bachelorette - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 31 Paramount Theatre Wellington, Wellington !
Feb 02 Dorothy Winstone Centre Auckland, Auckland !
Feb 19 Perth Festival @ Beck's Music Box Perth, Western Australia
Feb 20 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, Victoria %
Feb 21 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, New South Wales *
Mar 20 Cake Shop New York, New York
Mar 22 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York @
Mar 23 Kungfu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @
Mar 24 Metro Gallery Baltimore, Maryland @
Mar 26 The Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC $
Mar 28 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts $
Mar 29 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec $
Mar 30 Opera House Toronto, Ontario $
Apr 01 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan $
Apr 02 Metro Chicago, Illinois $
Apr 03 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, Wisconsin $
Apr 04 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota $
Apr 05 Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska $
Apr 06 The Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, Kansas $
Apr 07 Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado $
Apr 09 Neurolux Boise, Idaho $
Apr 10 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon $
Apr 11 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia $
Apr 12 Neumos Seattle, Washington $
Apr 14 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, California $
Apr 15 Downtown Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, California $
Apr 17 Echoplex Los Angeles, California ^
Apr 19 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona $
! w/ Joanna Newsom
% w/ Ned Collette and Wirewalker and Patinka Cha Cha
* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
@ w/ Surf City
$ w/ Beach House
^ w/ Delorean, jj


King Khan & The Shrines - 2010 Tour Dates
Sat 3/27 The Earl Atlanta GA
Mon 3/29 Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC
Tue 3/30 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Wed 3/31 JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
Thu 4/1 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Fri 4/2 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis TN
Sat 4/3 Bottletree Birmingham AL
Mon 4/5 Emos Austin, TX
Tue 4/6 Sons of Hermann Dallas, TX
Thu 4/8 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Fri 4/9 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 4/10 Neurolux Boise ID
Sun 4/11 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Mon 4/12 Venue Vancouver, BC
Tue 4/13 Neumos Seattle, WA
Thu 4/15 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Sun 4/18 Coachella Indio, CA

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