Friday, April 2, 2010

While We Were Out- The Week In Review

Due to a hectic schedule as of late, I haven't had the chance to write half as much as I'd like. So I've decided to take full advantage of this opportunity and to get caught up on the slew of activity in indiedom as well as the normal ranting for the first installment of While Were Out.

On April 20th Chicago's garage punks, The Pony's will release their their first batch of new songs since releasing 2007's Turn Out The Lights. Matador will issue Deathbed + 4 (EP)digitally and on 12" vinyl. The band has made the track Check The Door available over at the Matablog. The track is a departure from the previous output with Jared Gummere leading the band through a slow down, Ian Curtisesque tune, that The Pony's have been headed for since adding guitarist Brian Case.

[MP3] The Pony's - Check The Door

Live Dates:
Apr 27 The Tractor Tavern w/ Disappears Seattle, Washington
Apr 28 Doug Fir Lounge w/ Disappears & Meth Teeth Portland, Oregon
Apr 30 Bottom of the HIll w/ Disappears & Spencey Dude & the Doodles San Francisco
May 1 Spaceland w/ Disappears & Static Static Los Angeles, California
May 2 2010 Casbah w/ Disappears & Christmas Island San Diego, California
May 24 Pritzker Pavilion, in MIllennium Park w/ Besnard Lakes Chicago, Illinois
May 28 Chaos in Tejas Austin, Texas
Jun 18 Mercury Lounge W/ Disappears, Woven Bones New York, New York
Jun 19 Union Pool w/ Disappears, Woven Bones Brooklyn, New York

The Pony's/Myspace

The announcement came down this week that The Libertines would reunite and play this years Reading Festival as well as handful of other UK shows with original members Pete Doherty, Carl Barat,Gary Powell, and John Hassel in tow. The band took over Boogaloo Pub in North London yesterday to hold a press conference and play a short acoustic set. The evidence of the event can be seen via the 2 youtube video below. Let the spectacle begin!

Set List:
Georgia On My Mind
The Good Old Days
Music When the Lights Go Out
Death on the Stairs
Sally Brown
Can’t Stand Me Now
Time For Heroes

I'm especially excited about the Boston area debut of England's Lets Wrestle. With the release of their debut album, In The Court of The Wrestling Lets on Merge they're a front runner for our favorite new act. Ever since the first track was posted to the Merge site a few months ago I've been hooked. The London trio will be in town later this month to support Quasi at The Middle East on April 20th.

Live Dates:
Apr 15 Turf Club w/ Quasi St. Paul, Minnesota
Apr 16 Annex w/ Quasi Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 17 Magic Stick w/ Quasi Detroit, Michigan
Apr 18 Horseshoe Tavern w/ Quasi Toronto, Ontario
Apr 19 Il Motore w/ Quasi Montreal, Quebec
Apr 20 Middle East Downstairs w/ Quasi
Apr 22 Bowery Ballroom w/ Quasi New York
Apr 23 JohnnyBrenda’s w/ Quasi Philadelphia
Apr 24 Back Cat w/ Quasi Washington DC
Apr 26 Cat’s Cradle w/ Quasi Carrboro, North Carolina
Apr 27 529 w/ Quasi Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 28 The Bottletree w/ Quasi Birmingham, Alabama
Apr 29 Mercy Lounge w/ Quasi Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 30 The Southgate House w/ Quasi Newport, Kentucky
May 1 Lincoln Hall w/ Quasi Chicago, Illinois

[MP3] Let's Wrestle - We Are The Men You'll Grow To Love Soon

Lets Wrestle/Myspace

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