photos by Tim Griffin

Widowspeak @ Hotel Vegan
BV SXSW Free Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/16/2012

Widowspeak are back from a trip that brought them to Mexico for Festival NRML and to Austin for SXSW where they played they played Hotel Vegan. Bill Pearis wrote:

Widowspeak were the first of three bands who played our party Friday that are on Captured Tracks. (DIVE and Craft Spells would be the others.) Molly Hamilton gets compared to Hope Sandoval a lot, and they both do have that sultry breathy vocal quality but Mazzy Starr never got up enough speed for song like Widowspeak's "Fir Coat."

Another set of pictures from their set at our show is in this post.

Bleeding Rainbow didn't play any of our SXSW parties, but Bill did catch them in Austin the same day he saw Widowspeak, and wrote:

Bleeding Rainbow were on their last couple songs when I got to the Iron Bear. A year ago, the Philadelphia band were a duo (still with the name Reading Rainbow) but added a member last fall and then changed their name. Now... they're a four-piece and sounded fierce!

Catch Widowspeak AND Bleeding Rainbow, and Eternal Summers, and Shark? for a date in Brooklyn at Death By Audio Saturday (3/23). $7 gets you in the door.

Bleeding Rainbow have on other show on their upcoming calendar, on March 30th at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia supporting Cloud Nothings. Cloud Nothings play two NYC shows next week with A Classic Education, at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands (both are sold out).

NYCTaper was on hand for Widowspeak's last NYC show earlier this month, and has the audio from the show to prove it.

Check out some Widowspeak video/interviews from during SXSW/Festival NRML, more pictures from Hotle Vegan, and updated Cloud Nothings dates below....


Widowspeak @ Hotel Vegan...

BV SXSW Free Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/16/2012

BV SXSW Free Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/16/2012

BV SXSW Free Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/16/2012

BV SXSW Free Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/16/2012

More pictures from the whole day HERE.

Widowspeak Live at Monterrey Nrmal Festival 2012

Widowspeak have no other dates announced, but Cloud Nothings do...

Mar 23 Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada
Mar 24 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Canada
Mar 25 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Mar 26 Fete Lounge Providence, RI
Mar 27 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Mar 28 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Mar 30 Johnny Brenda'sPhiladelphia, PA
Mar 31 Red Palace Washington, DC
Apr 01 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Apr 02 Ninth Ward @ Babeville Buffalo, NY
Apr 03 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 04 Magic Stick Lounge Detroit, MI
Apr 05 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Apr 06 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
Apr 07 Outland Live Columbus, OH
May 05 Luxor Cologne, Germany
May 06 59:1 Munich, Germany
May 07 Magnet Club Berlin, Germany
May 09 Cargo London, United Kingdom
May 11 Les 3 elephants Laval, France
May 12 La Rodia Besancon, France
May 13 exit07 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
May 14 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
May 16 Revolver Oslo, Norway
May 17 Pusterviksbaren Goteborg, Sweden
May 18 Pop Revo Festival Arhus, Denmark
May 19 Fotografiska Stockholm, Sweden
May 21 Tavastia Helsinki, Finland
May 22 Chocolaterie Brussels, Belgium
May 23 Charlatan Ghent, Belgium
May 25 Vera Groningen, Netherlands
May 26 Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht, Netherlands
May 27 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 28 Pfingst Open Air Festival Werden, Germany
May 29 Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland
May 30 Locomotiv Bologna, Italy
Jun 01 Le Point Ephémère Paris, France
Jul 14 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL

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