by Bill Pearis

The Oblivians @ Beekman Beer Garden, 6/7/2013 (via @BrooklynVegan instagram)

Last Friday (6/7) was the kickoff show of the 2013 Seaport Music Festival with a Memphis double shot featuring vets The Oblivians (who just put out their first new LP in 15 years) and newcomers Ex Cult. As you may remember if you went outside or looked out the window, Friday's weather was cold and torrential and not generally condusive to outdoor shows. Luckily, the Seaport Folks were proactive and moved it to the nearby Beekman Beer Garden under its large tented area. Despite the cruddy weather, Beekman was packed for the show and both bands put on a good show.

The Oblivians will be back in the NYC area on August 16 at The Bell House and tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, Oblivians frontman Greg Cartwright will be back at the Seaport with his other band, Reigning Sound, for the free 4Knots Festival on June 29. The next day (6/30), Reigning Sound will play Maxwell's. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now. You're running out of chances to visit Maxwell's, as the legendary Hoboken, NJ venue will close at the end of July.

The only other Reigning Sound show is at Chicago's Beat Kitchen on July 27. All Reigning Sound and Oblivians dates are listed below.


Reigning Sound - 2013 Tour Dates
SAT 6/29/2013 4 Knots Festival New York, New York
SUN 6/30/2013 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
SAT 7/27/2013 Beat Kitchen Chicago, Illinois

Oblivians - 2013 Tour Dates
FRI 7/5/2013 The Echo Los Angeles, California Murica Festival w/ Fuzz, Milk Music, Destruction Unit
SAT 7/6/2013 Casbah (San Diego) San Diego, California
SUN 7/7/2013 Burger Boogaloo Oakland, California,
WED 7/10/2013 Dante's Portland, Oregon
THU 7/11/2013 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
FRI 7/12/2013 Neumos Seattle, Washington
SAT 7/13/2013 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois Hunters, Roomrunner
THU 8/15/2013 Otto Bar Baltimore, Maryland
FRI 8/16/2013 The Bell House Brooklyn, New York
THU 9/5/2013 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh, North Carolina