the Baseball Project is here (Craig Finn will join them), Hoboken Arts Fest this weekend (they play that too)
The Baseball Project
Like he recently did with the Mountain Goats, Twins fan Craig Finn will reportedly make a guest appearance with The Baseball Project at the Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (4/29). As Wikipiedia puts it, "The Baseball Project is a supergroup composed of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon formed in 2007." Also playing tonight's show is Baseball Project member Steve Wynn's band Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three.
Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan probably won't make it to collaborate or see the Brooklyn show because he'll be busy playing with Marshall Crenshaw over at City Winery. Ira did recently play with a bunch of R.E.M. members though, at a show whose focus was Big Star.
if you miss the Brooklyn show, you have a couple more chances to catch the Baseball Project this weekend, especially if you know Drew (they play at his house in Ringwood, NK on April 30th), and if you don't mind heading to Hoboken for the annual and FREE Hoboken Arts & Music Festival on Sunday (5/1) with Ian Hunter and more on three stages (I bet Ira is at that one). Full fest schedule, a video of Craig Finn playing a new song, and all tour dates bleow...
Craig Finn - One Single Saviour (Live at Wits 4/15/11)
HOBOKEN ARTS FEST
Sunday, May 1, 2011
11am to 6pm
Observer Hwy (bet. Newark & Observer Hwy)
Noon - Davey & the Trainwreck
1:00 pm - Bern & the Brights
2:00 pm - The Pretty Babies
3:00 pm -The Baseball Project
4:30 pm - Ian Hunter & the Rant Band
Sixth Street Stage
12:30 pm - Bandwidth
1:15 pm - NYC School of Rock - www.schoolofrock.com
1:45 pm - Garden Street Music
2:25 pm - Goodbye Friday
3:15 pm - Gene d' Plumber
4:00 pm - Mad Dog Mary
5:00 pm - Frankie Morales and the Mambo of the Times Orchestra
Children's Stage located in the Capital One Bank parking lot on 3rd Street
11:45 am - Hudson Dance & Movement's "Alice in Wonderland" Preview.
12:15 pm - Mimi Kids Yoga - www.mimikidsyoga.com
12:45pm Christina Roberts
1:15pm Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa)
2:00 pm - The Fuzzy Lemons
3:00 pm - Dawnee from Peanut Butter & Jammin'
4:00 pm - The Fuzzy Lemons
5:00 pm - Dawnee from Peanut Butter & Jammin'
The Baseball Project --- 2011 Tour Dates
04/29 - Brooklyn, NY / The Bell House with Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3
04/30 - Ringwood, NJ / Live at Drew's (house show)
05/01 - Hoboken, NJ / Hoboken Arts & Music Festival with Ian Hunter & the Rant Band, etc. FREE SHOW
05/26 - Minneapolis, MN / Varsity Theater
05/28 - Milwaukee, WI / Turner Hall Ballroom
05/30 - Chicago, IL / Cubby Bear
06/01 - Toronto, ON / Lee's Palace
06/04 - Boston, MA / The Foundation Room at House of Blues
06/06 - Philadelphia, PA / North Star Bar
06/07 - Pittsburgh, PA / Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE SHOW)
06/08 - Ferndale, MI / Magic Bag
06/09 - Rock Island, IL / Rock Island Brewing Company with Kerry Tucker
06/10 - Madison, WI / Mallards Stadium - The Duck Pond
06/11 - St. Louis, MO / Twangfest