The National at Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The National

The National and Yo La Tengo are both on tour this summer, mostly separately, but will play a few dates together with Wye Oak in September including two at Academy of Music in Philly. None of those bands have any NYC shows scheduled at the moment, but Yo La Tengo will come even closer than The City Of Brotherly Love. They play Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ on September 24. Ticket information TBA.

You can also catch 2/3 of YLT at the Danny Amis benefit happening at Maxwell's on June 29. Tickets for the benefit are still on sale.

The National's Bryce Dessner will also be in NYC this Sunday (6/19), in spirit anyway, when his O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind composition is performed by the Bang on a Can All Stars as part of the Bang On a Can Marathon.

Bryce recently spoke to Unfold about his and Aaron's multimedia project The Long Count which premiered at BAM and is currently being performed overseas. The project is based on Mayan mythology and features visuals by Matthew Ritchie and a 12-piece orchestra that features Colin Stetson and vocals by Kim and Kelley Deal, Shara Worden and Matt Berninger. The project has only been presented live thus far, but Bryce says:

"We don't want to release a performance DVD or anything like that. I think you really need to see this show in person to understand the visual elements. But I think the songs will stand up on record, so we're looking to release an album in early 2012. Once The National tour dates calm down, we can concentrate on recording it more fully."

In other National-related news, Aaron Dessner is on board to produce Sharon Van Etten's next album. According to a January interview with Done Waiting, the collaboration is going/went well:

"I [Sharon] always express ideas, but honestly my arrangement abilities are pretty limited because I have never really had access to anything other than a guitar and vocal. I always have harmonies in mind, and working with musicians that have a vision with my music too is really helpful to learn how to do it better. I am working on new stuff now with Aaron (Dessner, of the National) and I say, "maybe strings on this," and he says, "we'll do a bunch of arrangements and you tell us what you like." People who are really motivated to help me see my visions. Being able to go to a studio that has more at my fingertips is opening me up to new ideas too. I am still learning every day. I am constantly exploring, mostly work with my bass player and my drummer and learning how to have a band and write together and then moving on from there. Still exploring these new songs; and they are opening up every day."

Sharon Van Etten opens for Beirut in the hopefully dry McCarren Park tonight (6/17).

Before heading out with The National and Yo La Tengo, Wye Oak will play Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT with Marissa Nadler on July 15. Tickets are on sale now. After the National/Yo La Tengo dates, Wye Oak will support Explosions in the Sky on part of their previously announced tour. That tour hits Wellmont Theatre on October 3, but Wye Oak do not open that date. The Antlers do. Tickets for the Wellmont show are still available.

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler, whose self titled LP was released this week and is streaming on NPR, also has shows coming up on her tour with Faces on Film. That tour hits Mercury Lounge on July 27 (tickets) and Littlefield on July 30 (tickets). Marissa plays CT again on July 31 at Rudy's in New Haven (New Haven show cancelled).

All tour dates for everyone below...

Yo La Tengo -- 2011 Tour Dates
06-17 Santa Fe, NM - Thirsty Ear Festival
06-18 Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase
06-20 Columbia, MO - Blue Note *^
06-21 Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater *^
06-23 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar *
06-24 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar *
06-25 Chicago, IL - Green Music Festival
06-26 Chicago, IL - Subterranean *
07-23 Calgary, Alberta - Calgary Folk Festival
09-06 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion $
09-07 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music $
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music $
09-09 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion $
09-24 Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
* Spinning Wheel show
^ with Jonny
$ with the National, Wye Oak

The National -- 2011 Tour Dates
06-30 Gdynia, Poland - Heineken Open'er Festival
07-01 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter 2011
07-02 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
07-03 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen
07-05 Ferrara, Italy - Ferrara Sotto Le Selle 2011 #
07-08 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Krizanke Theatre
07-08 Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
07-10 Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07-12 Bloemendaal, Netherlands - Caprera
07-13 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
07-15 Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
07-17 Berne, Switzerland - Gurtenfestival
07-19 Nyon, Switzerland - Paleo Festival
08-10 Sibenik, Croatia - Terraneo Festival
08-12 Skanderborg, Denmark - Skanderborg Festival
08-14 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08-17 Prague, Czech Republic - Archa Theatre
08-18 Salzburg, Austria - Frequency Festival
08-20 Leipzig, Germany - Highfield Festival
08-21 Dortmund, Germany - Area 4 Festival
08-23 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
08-27 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08-28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
09-06 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion $
09-07 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music $
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music $
09-09 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion $
09-11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
# with Beirut
$ with Yo La Tengo, Wye Oak

Wye Oak 2011 Tour Dates
15 JULY 2011 Hartford, CT USA Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art w/ Marissa Nadler
16 JULY 2011 Northampton, MA USA Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
03 AUG 2011 Cleveland, OH USA Beachland Tavern
05-07 AUGUST 2011 Chicago, IL USA Lollapalooza
05-07 AUGUST 2011 Happy Valley, OR USA Pickathon
09 AUGUST 2011 Seattle, WA USA The Crocodile w/ Grand Hallways
12 AUGUST 2011 Los Angeles, CA USA The Greek Theatre supporting The Decemberists
12-14 AUGUST 2011 San Francisco, CA USA Outside Lands
06 SEPT 2011 Columbia, MD USA Merriweather Post Pavillion
07 SEPT 2011 Philadelphia, PA USA Academy of Music#
08 SEPT 2011 Philadelphia, PA USA Academy of Music#
09 SEPT 2011 Boston, MA USA Bank of America Pavilion#
28 SEPT 2011 New Orleans, LA USA Tipitina's*
29 SEPT 2011 Atlanta, GA USA The Tabernacle*
30 SEPT 2011 Asheville, NC USA The Orange Peel*
06 OCT 2011 Montreal, QC Canada Metropolis Theatre*
07 OCT 2011 Toronto, ON Canada The Sound Academy*
08 OCT 2011 Detroit, MI USA Royal Oak Music Hall*
10 OCT 2011 Minneapolis, MN USA First Avenue*
11 OCT 2011 Des Moines, IA USA Val Air Ballroom*
12 OCT 2011 Kansas City, MO USA Uptown Theatre*
13 OCT 2011 Oklahoma City, OK USA Diamond Ballroom*
# - supporting The National and Yo La Tengo
* - supporting Explosions in the Sky

Marissa Nadler 2011 Tour Dates
Fri. July 15 - Hartford, CT- Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art w/ Wye Oak
Mon. July 18, - Montreal, QC - Il Motore^
Tues. July 19 - Toronto - ON - Supermarket^
Thurs. July 21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas^
Fri. July 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club^
Sat. July 23 - Madison, WA - Frequency^
Mon. July 25 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room^
Wed. July 27 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge^
Thurs. July 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Chapel^
Fri. July 29 - Washington, DC - The Red Palace^
Sat. July 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield^
Fri, Sept 23 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
With Faces On Film ^

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