The Grates @ Mercury Lounge (more by Chris La Putt)
The Grates

Australia's The Grates have been in NYC since last year working on a new album that's set to come out later this year on Dew Process. There's good odds they'll be testing some of that new music at their shows coming up. They have one, as previously mentioned, tonight (4/21) at Knitting Factory with Miniature Tigers and the Stationary Set. They also play Friday, April 23rd at Maxwell's with Vivian Girls and Reading Rainbow (MusicSnobbery's party).

Plus they open three shows on Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now's upcoming tour in early May, and perform a May 16th NYC show for Kidrockers at the Living Room (Real Estate do a special Kidrockers Bowery Ballroom show on April 25th).

Judging by a note they wrote, the Grates very excited for all of these shows. Check it out, with their full schedule, below...

The Knitting Factory, Not A Place For Nanna

The Knitting Factory is not a place for nanna next Wednesday night when we're there, playing, rocking out, kicking the sweet soulful tunes to the left side... then the right side... Get ready *BROOKLYN*JERSEY*BOSTON*PHILLY*WASHINGTON DC* MANHATTAN* we have a small run of dates coming up - somebody hide the pancake batter & the beer!

It begins next Wednesday April 21st at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. All the Nannas will be sent home early so we can rock your midweek blues into midweek brews with Miniature Tigers!

Awmahgosh, I am so excited about writing this I will spell something wrong for sure... April 23rd... Maxwell's in Hoboken... with.. the effing Vivian Girls. I need a glass of vodka flavoured water. Also playing are super punx Reading Rainbow from... wait for it... America!

You can also catch us with 'Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now' in three new cities! If you've got friends and family there, let them know we're coming (especially inform them about hiding the pancake batter & beers etc, that's super important!). You might already know *but* Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now is a girl/boy team of Art Brut's Eddie Argos and The Blood Arm's Dyan Valdes. They sound like this and can been seen with us...

May 11th in Boston at Great Scott
May 14th in Philadelphia at North Star
May 15th in Washington DC at DC9

and if that's not enough, grab a little kid and come down to Kidrockers Sunday May 16th. Show's at 1pm at The Living Room on Manhattan's Lower East Side. This is a kids show. Awwww, so cute. All Adults MUST be accompanied by a kid (and not the other way round).

You got it?

April 21st in Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory w/ Miniature Tigers (tix)
April 23rd in Hoboken at Maxwells w/ Vivian Girls (tix)
May 11th in Boston at Great Scott
May 14th in Philadelphia at North Star
May 15th in Washington DC at DC9
May 16th in Manhattan at The Living Room performing for the youngest hearts... kids. details:

High five.

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