Wednesday, April 11

The Selmanaires hitting the road

I know there's been a heap of national buzz surrounding Deerhunter, Black Lips, and Snowden for the past while, but as far as I'm concerned the best rock band in Atlanta is The Selmanaires. I imagine long-time readers have seen me praise them multiple times, but I wanted to point out that they're leaving Atlanta this week for another tour. They're hitting about a dozen cities including some of the bigger markets east of the Mississippi. I've been taken with their garage/funk/rock stew (they cite The Kinks, Can, and Talking Heads as influences) for quite a while and the new material I've heard in the live setting has continued to impress.

The Selmanaires on tour:

4/13 JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
4/15 Murphy's, Memphis, TN
4/17 The Note, Chicago, IL
4/18 The Lager House, Detroit, MI
4/19 Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
4/21 The Comet Bar, Cincinnati, OH
4/25 Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA (with Deerhunter)
4/26 Piano's, NYC, NY (with La Pieta)
4/28 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA (with Deerhunter)
5/1 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
5/4 Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA (500 Songs for Kids event)
5/11 Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA
5/17 The EARL, Atlanta, GA (with Tussle)

The Selmanaires - Selmanaire RockThe Selmanaires - In the Direction of Yes
The Selmanaires - All I Really Want to KnowThe Selmanaires - Selmanaire Rock [live 3-21-2006]
The Selmanaires - Last Great Dive [live 3-21-2006]
The Selmanaires - Psychotic Reaction [Count Five cover; live 3-21-2006]

And as their secret alter-egos, The Pee-Pees (shhh... don't tell):

The Pee-Pees - Danger [Pylon cover, live 7-8-2006]

They're hitting Chicago the day after I fly back to Atlanta. Dammit!


Blogger Fat Asian Baby said...

word from the folks at lake fever (the people who brought you such gems as fat girls talking bout cardio) is that the selmanaires have been recording some diddies with them. should be neat.

4:08 PM

Blogger CassieFace said...


11:47 AM

Blogger Bawston Sean said...

selmainaires at lake fever?!? that's gonna sound AWESOME!

On a completely unrelated note, we've got some tracks from the new album by The Clutters up on the Grand Palace web site. I think you'll dig 'em, Rich. Also, congrats on the Idolator nod...

4:39 PM

Blogger Joe Baine Colvert said...

It it true. Rich, I'll play 'em for you tomorrow when you come to town.

11:04 AM


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