Back in 2009 Bill wrote:

"Veteran Boston dream pop band Swirlies will be playing their first shows in almost five years in February '09, including one at Mercury Lounge. Formed in 1990, Swirlies' "Chris R" was the opening track on the seminal 1992 indiepop compilation One Last Kiss that also featured Lilys, Magnetic Fields, Velocity Girl, Small Factory, Black Tambourine and more. Since then, they've released a string of swell 7" singles and albums, including 1993's Blonder Tongue Audio Baton and 1996's They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons. (Most of their records are available as free downloads from their website, by the way.) Few American bands have done the shoegazey thing as well as them."

Now it's 2011 and "Swirlies are together once again performing a smattering of rare live shows on the east coast, with original band members Damon Tutunjian and Andy Bernick, joined by Rob '(The) Doctor Laasoko' Laakso (Amazing Baby) and drummer Adam Pierce." It's four shows total and they're listed below...


Thursday 21 July 2011 (9:00PM) w/Thrushes
Baltimore, MD
Talking Head
407 E. Saratoga St.
Tickets $10 adv / $12 day

Friday 22 July 2011 (9:00PM) w/ Psychedelic Horseshit & Wild Fruit
Washington, D.C.
Rock and Roll Hotel
1353 H Street NE
Tickets $12

Saturday 23 July 2011 (AFTERNOON SHOW - 2:00PM) all by ourselves
Philadelphia, PA
Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave.
Tickets $10

Sunday 24 July 2011 (AFTERNOON SHOW - 3:00PM) w/ Psychedelic Horseshit
New York, NY
Beekman Beer Garden
North Side Pier 17
South Fulton and South Streets