Sunday, August 26

The Last Town Chorus

On September 8-9, Atlanta and Athens will be graced with a total of four appearances by Brooklyn's The Last Town Chorus -- two Borders in-stores and two sets opening for Mark Olson from The Jayhawks. I've had their Wire Waltz in regular rotation since it came into my possession. Led by auburn-haired lap steel heroine Megan Hickey, they have the following on the agenda:

8/26 Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario (w/ Camera Obscura)
8/30 Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY (w/ Mark Olson)
8/31 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT (w/ Mark Olson)
9/01 Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA (w/ Mark Olson)
9/02 Paradise Lounge, Boston, MA (w/ Mark Olson)
9/04 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Mark Olson)
9/06 Borders (18th & L), Washington, DC (2:30 in-store)
9/06 IOTA, Arlington, VA/Washington, DC (w/ Mark Olson)
9/07 Borders, Chapel Hill, NC (6pm in-store)
9/07 Hideaway BBQ, Raleigh, NC (w/ Mark Olson)
9/08 Borders, Athens, GA (2pm in-store)
9/08 Melting Point, Athens, GA (w/ Mark Olson)
9/09 Borders, Atlanta (Buckhead), GA (3pm in-store)
9/09 Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA (w/ Mark Olson)
9/25 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN (w/ The Weakerthans)
9/26 Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS (w/ The Weakerthans)
9/27 The Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO (w/ The Weakerthans)
9/28 Launchpad, Albuquerque, New Mexico (w/ The Weakerthans)
9/29 The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ (w/ The Weakerthans)
9/30 Borders-Gaslamp district, San Diego, CA (3pm in-store)
9/30 Casbah, San Diego, CA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/1 Borders-Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (7:30pm in-store)
10/2 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/3 Slim's, San Francisco, CA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/4 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/5 Neumo's, Seattle, WA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/6 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/7 Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, BC (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/9 MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/10 Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/12 The Distrikt, Regina, Saskatchewan (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/24 Borders-downtown, Ann Arbor, MI (12:30pm in-store)
10/24 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/25 Metro, Chicago, IL (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/26 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/27 Borders-east side, Pittsburgh, PA (2pm in-store)
10/27 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/28 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/29 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (w/ The Weakerthans)
10/30 Webster Hall, NY, NY (w/ The Weakerthans)
11/1 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA (w/ The Weakerthans)

Holy crap. I hope they have an AAA membership and healthy supplies of deodorant and toothpaste.

Whether they're coming to your city or not, it's worth checking out some material from Wire Waltz. Much of it is moody and haunting, with the Village Voice describing them as "audio narcotics." I can see why.

The Last Town Chorus - Wintering in Brooklyn
The Last Town Chorus - Modern Love [David Bowie cover]

For more information, see their official site.


Blogger indietodd said...

Just saw them perform with Camera Obscura in NY's Southstreet Seaport for free last Friday...they were really good, thanks for the heads up on their Atlanta shows!!!

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