June 13, 2008

New York, New York, New York, New York...

Hello readers, but most importantly


Why the BIG hello? Because that's how all you NEW YAWRKERS talk. HAHAHA! Seriously though, the real reason we want to say hello is because next month we're going to spend quite a bit of our time in your little city. But we won't be visiting the Empire State Building or taking in a Broadway show...No, we'll be PLAYING SHOWS!!

Shows plural? Correct. Four shows. Four shows in four weeks. Something we're pretty sure no other band has done before. And it's all going down at the Union Hall in Brooklyn. On Thursdays...which I heard are the new Fridays. Buy your tickets now!

But will they actually run out of tickets? Probably, because we alone are not playing these shows. We are delicately lacing each show with a lethal amount of talent. All the details aren't firm, but here's a sampling of just some of the great music we're going to surround ourselves with:

July 17th - Emilyn Brodsky
I hesitate to use the words "ukulele" and "songstress" to describe her, but you're like me, the combination of those two words alone is enticing enough. Plus, she's got a wit that won't quit! Here's an example:

July 24th - The Sin City Band
Simply put, if it were not for the Sin City Band, there would be no Spinto Band. They were our primary enablers during our early years of musical addiction. To this day they continue to inspire and honky the tonk out of us. Here's a clip of them stealing the show from a gig of ours a while back.

July 31st - Pepi Ginsberg
Seeing a Pepi Ginsberg concert is a real treat. You forget that you're in a little club with your arms crossed...and you're transported into a cozy living room next to a fireplace sitting cross-legged, possibly petting a golden retriever. Check out the video Albert Birney did for her:

August 7th - Public Record
Not sure how to describe Public Record, and neither are they. Some of the songs have vocals. Some of them do not. All of them, however, are groove-tastic. I couldn't find any performances on Youtube, so in keeping with the New York theme, I'll leave you with a video that I think about every time I set foot in Brooklyn.

This is only half of the cool music that will be joining us. Stay tuned for more up-to-the-dates!


Anonymous said...

I wish I could be in New York...

Chris said...

I must say I'm disappointed Spinto Band. I was looking forward to catching a show (particularly when I realized I had a built in ride to the City on the 24th.) until I realized that all shows are 21+. :( . I'm sure it's not your fault (from the looks at the U Hall website all shows are 21+). It's just frustrating knowing that even though I'll be 21 in January, I can't go see my favorite indie band from Delaware in what I'm sure will not only be an epic show but also one that is most convenient for me to get to.

Thomas said...

We're sorry, Chris. All-ages shows are always the first request that we hope the promoter can accommodate, but the fact of the matter is we booked these shows kind of late so there weren't any of those options available to us.

If it's any consolation, we're currently booking our autumn tour (way ahead of time!) and making sure people of all ages will be able to attend.

Chris said...

Thomas, thanks for your response. I'm sure you guys would prefer all ages shows, seeing as I would think you can usually get more people in the door to check out your awesome tunes that way.

I'm stoked to hear about an autumn tour, and will be sure to try to attend one of those shows. (I'll shamelessly recommend throwing a gig in the northern reaches of New England if you get the chance. Although Burlington, Vermont is a fine place to go to school (it is also very beautiful in the fall) it gets pretty annoying watching tour schedules of good bands get no further north than Boston. Although for you guys, I'd seriously consider making the trip southward.)