San Francisco’s Sic Alps are playing RADIO (Somerville) on October 25th as part of an extensive tour of North America. Fans of contemporaries such as Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall – once a member of Sic Alps – should find themselves liking “Glyphs” which is the first song off new album Sic Alps, out September 11th on Drag City.
Sounds like a ‘Best Of KLYAM’ kind of news update. Thee Oh Sees have Putrifiers II coming out on In The Red on September 11. They will be touring with Ty Segall as well. No Boston dates (sad face), but here’s for hoping that this line-up swings by these parts at some point.
Tour Dates 09-13 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
09-14 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @UCO
09-15 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
09-18 – Atlanta, GA – Goat Farm
09-19 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree Cafe
09-20 – Nashville, TN – Zombie Shop
09-21 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09-22 – Brooklyn, NY – The Well
09-23 – Asbury Park, NJ – ATP
09-25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09-26 – Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton
09-29 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09-30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Track-Listing: 1. Wax Face
2. Hang a Picture
3. So Nice
4. Cloud #1
5. Floods New Light
6. Putrifiers II
7. Will We Be Scared?
8. Lupine Dominus
9. Goodnight Baby
10. Wicked Park
— And watch an interview with Brigid Dawson, keyboardist/tambourine/vocalist:
Featuring two Arabia Mountain leftovers, “Sick Of You” and “Dance With You”. You can download the latter (HERE). Not quite a top Lips number in my book… maybe it will take some growing. Who knows?
Last year around this time the Lips were trekking across the US. It doesn’t appear they will be doing that anytime soon. June or July, maybe if we get lucky. Otherwise, not for a while! Here is a link to their tour schedule for the next few months: http://www.vicerecords.com/vicerecords/tours.php
Making their way to the top of the venue chain are the Black Keys. They last played Boston in 2010 at a sold-out Bank of America Pavilion. The Arctic Monkeys themselves have climbed through the ranks and will play their first Boston arena show as the opening act. Is this a must see event for a pretty big Arctics fan? I’ve never seen a concert at the Garden and, in fact, have just one arena show to my credit — Bob Dylan & Elvis Costello at the Ryan Center in Rhode Island. It could very well be a first.