Friday, September 5, 2008

Returning To The Fold
I took some time off last week to hang out with the family and to get the little speaker boys ready to return to school. I for one am ready for this summer to come to a close and a crisp new fall to begin. With every fall there seems to be an abundance of quality shows that hit our town. With the likes of Silver Jews, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, and Death Cab For Cutie all playing shows over the next several weeks this autumn is shaping up to be a fantastic one on the music front. Here's a couple more shows to fill your calendars with.

The Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour

October 12th @ churchofboston
Music Tapes/Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Kostner has described the upcoming "Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour" as something like "a big orchestra, variety show, silly happy thing." The October tour will celebrate the music of Olivia Tremor Control,Circulatory System, Music Tapes, and Elf Power.

E6 members confirmed to be in attendance, but not limited to:
Will Cullen Hart - Olivia Tremor Control and Circulatory System
Scott Spillane - The Gerbils
Laura Carter- Elf Power
Eric Harris- Olivia Tremor Control/ Circulatory System


There has been no mention nor denial of the involvement of reclusive Jeff Mangum at the time of this report. Although he does appear in the soon to be released Major Organ and The Adding Machine short film as a lobster. So let's just say it's not impossible.

The Decemberists
November 6th @ TheOrpheum
After wrapping up his solo tour in support of Colin Meloy Sings last spring Colin Meloy rejoined his band mates and hatched a can't miss plan for a fall tour. In conjunction with the just announced Bridesmaid Revisited Tour, The Decemberist have announced Always The Bridesmaid Single Series vinyl releases. The Always the Bridesmaid 12" Single Series can be pre-ordered Via decemberistsshop. One can either order the three installments in one shot and receive in a tidy package in December, or order them one by one and receive them as they are released (Vol. I on Oct. 14th, Vol. II on Nov. 4th and Vol. III on Dec. 2nd).

The Decemberist will play the Orpheum on November 6th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10AM. I have made it a point to catch this band when the opportunity arises and this my friends is another opportunity I don't plan on passing up.

The Bridesmaid Revisited Tour

11-05 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-06 Boston, MA - The Orpheum
11-07 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11-08 Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live
11-09 Ithaca, NY - Cornell University, Barton Hall
11-11 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
11-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11-25 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
11-29 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-30 Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre

All dates our supported by Portland's Loch Lamond

The Decemberists - Red Right Ankle
2/27/2007 Paradisio Amsterdam

2 comments:

March to the Sea said...

now we just need to get you out to some of these show man!

Evil Speakers said...

you're preaching to the choir man.
I'm 100% in for the Boston Spaceships show on 9/30.