Versus playing shows, Cymbals Eat Guitars playing a benefit, Noise Pop initial lineup announced (Ben Gibbard & many more)
The once extinguished but now active Versus is scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on February 19th, their lone East Coast date as part of a handful of US dates late next month. Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale at noon. The band released their first LP in ten years, On the Ones and Threes, via Merge Records in 2010.
You can also catch Versus's Richard Baluyut when he appears during Jennifer O'Connor's residency at Rock Shop on February 8th. Tickets are still available, and he'll be joined by Charles Bissell of The Wrens and Kendall Meade of Mascott.
Speaking of Charles Bissell, he is also on the bill of a Project Matters Benefit at Maxwell's in Hoboken on January 23rd with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Escape Directors. Tickets are on sale.
Versus is also on board for Noise Pop 2011 in San Francisco, CA. To be exact, they play Cafe Du Nord with their touring labelmates Telekinesis & The Love Language on February 23rd. The whole festival will take place at multiple venues from February 22-27 and will also feature appearances from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service), Ted Leo (solo), The Concretes (who are touring), Waaves & Best Coast (who are touring together), How to Dress Well (who plays Brooklyn soon), No Age, Yo La Tengo, and many other favorites. The full slate of initially-announced bands is below, and you can get your badges now.
Full list of Noise Pop bands, some video and all Versus dates are below.
VERSUS live @ the Mercury Lounge, 6/18/09
Noise Pop 2011
DAN DEACON (SOLO)
HOW TO DRESS WELL
MAX BEMIS (SAY ANYTHING)
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
TED LEO (SOLO)
THE LOVE LANGUAGE
THE STONE FOXES
YO LA TENGO
ZACH ROGUE (ROGUE WAVE)
Versus - 2011 Tour Dates
Sat 02.19.11 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Tue 02.22.11 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Wed 02.23.11 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop 2011 - Café du Nord w/ Telekinesis & the Love Language
Fri 02.25.11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/ The Corin Tucker Band
Sat 02.26.11 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern