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Birthday Suits on Tour – Stupid Tour Diary

Birthday Suits of Minneapolis/St. Paul are touring this great land. They are writing a pretty great tour diary which will be available here as they go along.. Days 1-3 are below their itinerary.. If you haven’t heard them they are a drums and guitar duo who play real fast and real loud. (Mp3 available below)


Day 1

We were driving on I-39 and just passed Normal/Bloomington, IL where FHtB grow up. We were on the way to St. Louis for our first show of this tour. We decided to stop and get gas just outside of Normal/Bloomington. WGF was driving and somehow he picked this small and old gas station called Fast Stop. I myself like America big truck gas stations such as TA, Flying J, Pilot, and Love. I didn’t know what WGF was thinking. I’m pretty sure he didn’t know what he was thinking either. I told myself, it’s a okay. I should be Go Green, Support Local, Support Independent Stores, and Eat Pigs type a guy.
Their gas pump didn’t have a pay outside credit card thing. Somehow, premium unleaded was cheaper than regular unleaded. I got premium gas and went to inside. They didn’t have much drink selection. I got a cup of coffee who knows how long it has been sitting there. Again, I didn’t have much choice. When I was about to pay, this old lady front of me was buying a lottery ticket. I just remembered that it’s always someone from small towns win. I got one too and started to think about what kind of car I would get if I win.
I’m very responsible guy and went a restroom before we left. It always sucks on the tour when you have 6 hours drive day and someone in a band have to go to pee an hour later stopping a gas station. Their restroom was a really tiny and narrow. They had a sink, pee toilet in middle, then poop toilet on the end. I peed and turned around. I hit my shoulder on a paper towel box. The room was that small. I washed my hand and got paper towel from the box attacked me earlier. They had a trash box right front of poop toilet. It was very classic bathroom and the poop toilet didn’t have a door. I made sure there was no one using it and something caught my eye. It was a big brown poop floating in the toilet water.
Before this incident if someone mentions Normal/Bloomington, I would say that’s where FHtB is from. Now I’d say “Oh the big brown poop.” I thank WGF for picking this gas station.

Day 2

“Hey…. Ummm… Do you mind if we stop at next exit? I really have to pee.” I told WGF it was fine but I wasn’t really fine. We just stopped a gas station about 45 minutes ago. I was thinking how can I kill this guy? Then I saw a sign saying “Stop Killing, My Children, Stop Abortion.” It had Jesus picture in middle. It was WGF’s lucky day. He was saved by Jesus, no killing today. But “My Children”? I wonder how many children he has. He must love making babies.

When we got at the venue in Memphis, we found out Reatards, Cheap Time, and two other bands were playing across the street. When we finished load in, two of the Reatards came in, Ryan and Jay. We’ve known Ryan for while and went to say hi. We introduced and said hi to Jay too. He said “we’ve met before, I think it was in Dallas.” I was a little surprised. He was actually nice to us. I was even more surprised he remembered about Dallas.
About 7 or so years ago, Sweet J.A.P. played w/ Riverboat Gamblers, and Jay’s old band Lost Sounds. I clearly remember this cause Lost Sounds was my top 5 they’re dicks and I don’t wanna play w/ them never again list since then. They were big babies and had really bad rock star attitude. We all played next day in Austin and they were acting like they’ve never met us before. After that I’ve never bought Lost Sounds records.
A few years later, B.S. played with Alicja’s new band River City Tanlines who was also in Lost Sounds. I changed my mind a little. She was really nice and we’ve liked her since. Still I wasn’t for Jay. When Jay Reatards record came out, everyone told me how great it was but I didn’t care. I avoided for a while but I finally got a copy. I didn’t wanna admit but I liked it a lot. Now I’ve met him again and he was really cool guy. I might have to change my opinion about him.

We played w/ Alicja’s other band, Mouth Rocket. They were really good. She told me they don’t play that often. If you have a chance to see them, I highly recommend or get their LP.

Day 3

Today was the first show playing with Peelander-Z. We were planning our own tour then we found out Peelander-Z was touring in the same route at the same time. We decided to meet them in New Orleans and tour together. We’ve played with them many times and we are like a family.

We’ve played in New Orleans once before. The venue was a bit out of the main part of the City. We came here with another Japanese band, Gito Gito Hustler. We stayed at their Japanese friends place and had Japanese meal they made for us.
This time, the venue One Eyed Jacks was in French Quarter. All their employs were super nice and super smiley. It was a bit odd but for sure it was one of the nicest venue stuff we’ve met. They had the happiest sound guy ever too.
For dinner, we had Jambalaya. After loaded in, I walked around a little with Peelander Yellow. I finally got to see the New Orleans you would see on the TV and/or pictures.

Birthday Suits – It’s About Time (mp3 courtesy of weekly mixtape)

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Sufjan Stevens + Cryptacize East-of-Lake Minnetonka Fall 2009 Tour Dates


09-21: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
09-22: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
09-23: Ithaca, NY – Castaways
09-24: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09-25: Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
09-26: Champaign, IL – The High Dive
09-27: Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
09-28: Madison, WI – The Majestic
09-29: Bloomington, IN – Buskirk Chumley
10-01: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
10-02: Montreal, QC – Cabaret
10-03: Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10-04: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10-05: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10-06: Brooklyn, NY – Hall at Williamsburg
10-07: Brooklyn, NY – Hall at Williamsburg

We wanted to make this as equitable for all of the fans so there are a few things to read carefully here. Due to the sizes of the venues, tickets will be limited. With that in mind, we wanted to avoid ticket scalpers and ensure that as many fans as possible could attend these shows. Tickets must be picked up at will-call the night of the show (not mailed), tickets are non-transferable and purchaser must present a government-issued photo ID. Also, there is a two ticket limit per purchaser. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Fleet Foxes @ First Avenue + New Fall Dates


From Fleet Foxes MySpace:

Aug 4 2009  MASSEY HALL Toronto, Ontario
Aug 8 2009 VENUE TBA (Lolla after-show) CHICAGO, IL

And unless Robin is totally fucking with us, Dungen will be opening for those shows.

Tickets for the Minneapolis show are $21 and go on-sale May 9th, but there’s a pre-sale on the 6th at 10am

Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ 400 Bar


Tour Dates:
May 2 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN ^
May 3 Redstone Room Davenport, IA ^
May 5 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS ^
May 6 Homer’s Old Market – In Store Omaha, NE (4pm)
May 6 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE ^
May 8 Hi-Dive Denver, CO ^
May 9 B Side Lounge Boulder, CO ^
May 11 The Parish Austin, TX ^
May 12 Good Records – In Store Dallas, TX (7:30pm)
May 12 Pontiac Garage at HOB Dallas, TX ^
May 13 Walters on Washington Houston, TX ^
May 15 Bottletree Birmingham, AL %
May 16 Club Catalyst Knoxville, TN %
May 18 Outback Lodge Charlottesville, VA %
May 19 Iota Club+Cafe Arlington, VA %
May 20 Bell House Brooklyn, NY %
June 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA **
June 8 Plaza Orlando, FL **
June 9 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL **
June 10 The State Theatre St. Petersburg **
June 11 Cafe Eleven St. Augustine, FL
June 13 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
June 16 The Basement Columbus, OH
June 17 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
June 18 OttoBar Baltimore, MD
June 19 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
June 21 Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
August 2 Newport Folk Festival – Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI

* = w/ The Low Anthem
^ = w/ Other Lives
% = w/ The Woes
** = w/ Bon Iver

John Vanderslice + The Tallest Man On Earth Summer US Tour

The Tallest Man on Earth returns to the Turf Club after a killer Twin Cities debut there in March:

Mon Jun 01, 2009     St. Paul, MN     Turf Club
Wed Jun 03, 2009     Iowa City, IA     The Mill
Thu Jun 04, 2009     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall
Fri Jun 05, 2009     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon
Sat Jun 06, 2009     Chicago, IL     Empty Bottle
Sat Jun 06, 2009     Chicago, IL     Metronome Celebration     (John Vanderslice only)
Mon Jun 08, 2009     Newport, KY     The Southgate House
Tue Jun 09, 2009     Pittsburgh, PA     Andy Warhol Museum
Thu Jun 11, 2009     Philadelphia, PA     Johnny Brenda’s
Fri Jun 12, 2009     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat Jun 13, 2009     New York, NY     Bowery Ballroom
Sun Jun 14, 2009     Cambridge, MA     Middle East Downstairs
Tue Jun 16, 2009     Washington, DC     Black Cat
Wed Jun 17, 2009     Chapel Hill, NC     Local 506
Thu Jun 18, 2009     Atlanta, GA     The Earl
Fri Jun 19, 2009     St. Augustine, FL     Cafe Eleven
Sun Jun 21, 2009     Orlando, FL     The Social
Tue Jun 23, 2009     Nashville, TN     Exit/In
Thu Jun 25, 2009     Dallas, TX     House of Blues – Pontiac Garage
Fri Jun 26, 2009     Austin, TX     The Parish
Sun Jun 28, 2009     Phoenix, AZ     Modified
Mon Jun 29, 2009     Los Angeles, CA     Troubadour
Tue Jun 30, 2009     San Diego, CA     Casbah

More Cowbell presents…The Hive Dwellers, Chain & The Gang, Vampire Hands, Lucy Michelle, Mystery Palace @ Eclipse Records


Calvin Johnson, former Beat Happening front man and K Records head honcho, is going on tour with his brand new band, The Hive Dwellers. The tour will kick off on April 14 with K newbies Chain and the Gang, featuring Ian Svenious (Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Weird War, etc.) Interestingly, aside from the front men, the two groups will consist of the same members — Bret Lyman (Bad Thoughts), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System), Sarah Pedal, and Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center). – Jon Lorenz

Read more about the Tour @ Tiny Mix Tapes

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ First Avenue + 2009 US Tour Dates


5/23 Quincy, WA –    Sasquatch Festival
5/26     Chicago, IL    –     Riviera Theatre    On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/27     Detroit, MI –     Clutch Cargos     On Sale 4/29,10am
5/28     Columbus, OH    –    Newport Music Hall    On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/30     Minneapolis, MN    –    First Ave     On Sale 5/2, 10am
5/31     Milwaukee, WI    –     Eagles Club     On Sale 5/2, 10am
6/2     St. Louis, MO    –     The Pageant On Sale 5/1, 5pm
6/3     Kansas City, MO    –    The Beaumont    On Sale 5/9, 10am
6/6     Mountain View, CA    –    Live 105 BFD
6/12     Manchester, TN    –    Bonnaroo
7/31     Jersey City, NJ    –    All Points West

Sonic Youth @ First Avenue + 2009 US Tour Dates


June 28th – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
June 29th – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 2nd – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
July 3rd – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
July 6th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
July 8th – Richmond, VA – The National
July 10th – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
July 11th – Nashville, TN – War Memorial
July 12th – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
July 13th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
July 15th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 16th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
July 18th – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 20th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
July 21st – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
July 23rd – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
July 25th – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 28th – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
July 30th – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Music Fest
July 31st – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
August 2nd – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

General tickets are on sale Sat May 2. Presale tickets on sale Friday May 1.  Buy Early Get Now exclusive presale tickets available April 30.

Bob Dylan / Willie Nelson / John Mellencamp Summer Tour Dates


Dear Friends,

Bob Dylan has just announced an ambitious line-up for this year’s summer concert tour. Along with fellow troubadour Willie Nelson, this summer The Bob Dylan Show will also feature John Mellencamp, marking just the second time in the past 24 years that these three performers have shared the concert stage. is happy to offer pre-sale tickets for all ballpark shows to its visitors, going on sale starting on Monday, April 27. At each venue, the gates will open 30 minutes early for holders of tickets purchased during the pre-sale. For details, see the Tour page.

Since first embarking on a tour of minor league baseball parks in 2004, over a half-million fans have come together to spend a night under the stars. With free admittance for children*, these tours draw a multi-generational fan base rarely seen on the concert circuit, causing one reporter to describe it as, “more like a backyard party than a rock concert.” The Boston Globe ranked the tour amongst “the most relaxed, enjoyable shows of the year. “You Can’t Beat Fun At The Old Ballpark,” came a headline from the Chicago Sun Times.

All concert tickets are priced at $67.50 and most shows are general admission, allowing fans to grab a seat in the stands or find a place to watch from the field. Tickets will go on sale throughout the month of May and will be available at the local ballpark ticket office and affiliated ticket outlets. There is no baseball game on the day of the show. *Children 14 and under get in free with each adult ticket holder.

Showtime is 5:30pm and gates open at 5:00. Gates will open at 4:30 for holders of pre-sale tickets.

For more information about Bob Dylan’s summer tour dates and pre-sale opportunities, visit

Date  City  On-Sale  Pre-Sale

7/1 Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Amphitheater – Summerfest (Bob & Willie only)
7/2 Sauget, IL at GCS Ballpark 5/2 4/27
7/4 South Bend, IN at Coveleski Stadium 5/2 4/27
7/8 Louisville, KY at Louisville Slugger Field 5/9 5/4
7/10 Dayton, OH at Fifth Third Field 5/2 4/27
7/11 Eastlake, OH at Classic Park 5/2 4/27
7/13 Washington, PA at Consol Energy Park 5/2 4/27
7/14 Allentown, PA at Coca-Cola Park 5/2 4/27
7/15 New Britain, CT at New Britain Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/19 Syracuse, NY at Alliance Bank Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/21 Pawtucket, RI at McCoy Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/23 Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park 5/2 4/27
7/24 Aberdeen, MD at Ripken Stadium 5/9 5/4
7/25 Norfolk, VA at Harbor Park 5/9 5/4
7/28 Durham, NC at Durham Bulls Athletic Park 5/9 5/4
7/29 Sevierville, TN at Smokies Park 5/16 5/11
8/4 Round Rock, TX at The Dell Diamond 5/16 5/11
8/5 Corpus Christi, TX at Whataburger Field 5/16 5/11
8/7 Grand Prairie, TX at QuikTrip Park 5/30 5/25
8/11 Glendale, AZ at Camelback Ranch 5/16 5/11
8/12 Las Vegas, NV at Cashman Field 5/30 5/25
8/14 Fresno, CA at Chukchansi Park 5/30 5/25
8/15 Stockton, CA at Banner Island Ballpark 5/30 5/25

Ice Palace CD Release Tomorrow + Giveaway

More Cowbell would love to send two of our lucky readers and a friend to see the Ice Palace CD Release show tomorrow (Thur, April 23) at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. In addition to the tickets, we’d like to give away a copy of Ice Palace’s new album and one Earthology Records 2-Pack with the new Ice Palace CD and Cloud Cult Documentary DVD. To enter please email: with the subject ‘Ice Palace CD Giveaway’ by tomorrow at Noon.

89.3 The Current Presents
Ice Palace (CD Release)
Dark Dark Dark + To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie + Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps


4/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
5/4 – Rapid City, SD – The Dahl Arts Center #
5/5 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station
5/6 – Missoula, MT – The Other Side #
5/8 – Seattle, WA – Neumos #*
5/9 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Ballroom #*
5/10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #*
5/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent #*
5/14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #*
5/16 – Tucson, AZ – Plush #*
5/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room #*
5/19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre #*
5/20 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room #*

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