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Shearwater – ‘The Island Arc’ at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church, Jan. 15

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

“On January 15th, 2011, Shearwater will present The Island Arc, the trilogy of albums that includes 2006′s Palo Santo, 2008′s Rook, and 2010′s The Golden Archipelago, in a single, complete performance at the beautiful Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.

This will be a one-time-only event – we’ve never performed these thematically-linked albums in order, and probably never will again.  We’ve also never played some of the songs live at all.   We’ll be joined by old and new friends for this show, and we promise a really special evening for everyone.

The Island Arc isn’t a farewell show, not by a long shot, but it does feel like a bookend.  It’s a way for us to look back and to clear the way for what’s next – which, whatever it is, is going to be quite different from these records.

We begin recording a new album in early 2011. “ -  Jonathan Meiburg

Tickets are now on sale.

1. Red Sea, Black Sea b/w Sing , Little Birdie single (from Palo Santo):

A. Red Sea, Black Sea (192k mp3)
B. Sing, Little Birdie (192k mp3)

2. The Snow Leopard b/w South Col (from Rook):

A. The Snow Leopard (192k mp3)
B. South Col (192k mp3)

3. Castaways b/w God Made Me (from The Golden Archipelago):

A. Castaways (192k mp3)
B. God Made Me (192k mp3)

Shearwater live on Chicago’s WLUW today at 4:00PM CST

By Hector on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

(photo by Amy V. Cooper)

As you probably already know, Shearwater is on tour. If you’re in Chicago, not only should you check out their show tonight at Lincoln Hall, you should get a taste of what to expect by tuning in to WLUW at 4:00PM CST for a live session with Jonathan Meiburg and company. Listen in at 88.7FM.

In addition to tonight’s show in Chicago, there are a few more dates remaining on Shearwater’s November jaunt across these United States, so catch them if you can.

Tue Nov 16, 2010 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
Wed Nov 17, 2010 – South Bend IN -  Subkirke
Thu Nov 18, 2010 – St. Louis MO – Duck Room
Fri Nov 19, 2010 – Lawrence KS – Jackpot Saloon
Sat Nov 20, 2010 – Norman OK – The Opolis

Damian Jurado supports on all dates.

Thor Harris’ 21-Point Plan For A Long & Successful Musical Career

By Gerard on Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Apologies if you’ve already seen the below screed at CNN.com, Hit Parader or Cat Fancy, but on the off chance you’ve not read “How To Tour In a Band or Whatever”, by Shearwater’s grandmaster percussionist Thor Harris, here’s another opportunity to do so.

How to Tour in a Band or Whatever
by Thor Harris

1-Don’t Complain. Bitching, moaning, whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut the fuck up you fucking dick. goddamn.
2-If you fart, claim it.
3-Don’t Lose shit. Everybody loses shit. Don’t fucking do it. Asshole.
4-Don’t fuck anyone in the band. There are tons of people to fuck who are not in this band. Dumbass.
5-If you feel like shit all the time, drink less beer at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.
6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.
7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.
8-Masturbate. Duh… Where & when? Be creative. You’re an artist right?
9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too goddamn big.
10-Respect public space in the van. Don’t clutter, you Fuck.
11-If you borrow something, return it. Not Fucked Up.
12-Do not let the promoter dick you or talk you out of the guarantee. If there were not enuf people there, it’s their fault.
13- Driver picks the music.
14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut the fuck up.
15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut the fuck up while everyone else is checking.
16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.
17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a goddamn toddler?
18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.
19-Fast food is Poison.
20-The guestlist is for friends, family & people you might want to fuck. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.
21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having shitty days at work? Shut up & do your goddamn job.

Shearwater November Tour Begins

By Claire T on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Photo Credit: Jake Giles Netter

Shearwater kick off their November US tour TONIGHT at The Bottletree in Birmingham, AL.

And to get you in a Shearwater state of mind be sure to watch this recent live piece on the band that aired on WHYY Philadelphia’s On Canvas.

Tue Nov 02, 2010 – Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Wed Nov 03, 2010 – Tallahassee FL  – The Engine Room
Thu Nov 04, 2010 – Orlando FL – The Social
Fri Nov 05, 2010 – Atlanta GA – The Earl
Sat Nov 06, 2010 – Chapel Hill NC – Local 506
Sun Nov 07, 2010 – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
Tue Nov 09, 2010 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Wed Nov 10, 2010 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Thu Nov 11, 2010 – Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs
Fri Nov 12, 2010 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat Nov 13, 2010 – Pittsburgh PA – Thunderbird Cafe
Sun Nov 14, 2010 – Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Mon Nov 15, 2010 – Columbus, OH – Outland on Liberty
Tue Nov 16, 2010 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
Wed Nov 17, 2010 – South Bend IN -  Subkirke
Thu Nov 18, 2010 – St. Louis MO – Duck Room
Fri Nov 19, 2010 – Lawrence KS – Jackpot Saloon
Sat Nov 20, 2010 – Norman OK – The Opolis

Damian Jurado supports on all dates.
Middle East on 11/11 – Shearwater supports Horse Feathers (also on the bill are Damian Jurado + Anais Mitchell).

REVISED SCHEDULE : Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend In Las Vegas, The Palms

By Gerard on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

First off, if these changes have left anyone disappointed or inconvenienced, we’re truly sorry.  I’ve been watching videos of the guys in the BP commercials all week trying to strike the right tone for this post, and wouldn’t you know it, MY VIDEO CAMERA IS BROKEN.   Bullet dodged.

On the bright side, hey, DEAD MEADOW are playing.    The opening VIP gala is still happening at 4pm Friday in the Hardwood Suite with dj sets by Ted Leo and myself.  Same room becomes a VIP lounge Friday and Saturday nights, plus late night dj action on Friday (James McNew, Dean Bein) and Saturday (Dave Martin, Robby Morris).  Here’s the live entertainment schedule of events.  Much like real life, everything is subject to change.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st

THE PEARL
Pavement: 12:00am – 1:00am
Sonic Youth: 10:40pm – 11:30am
Fucked Up: 9:35pm – 10:15pm
Chavez: 8:30pm – 9:10pm
Guitar Wolf: 7:30pm – 8:10pm
Doors: 7:00pm

MC : Jeff Jensen

LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM  (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Fucked Up Vs. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 1:30am – 2:30am
(One stage. Two bands.  At once. They’re supposed to take turns, song by song…but who knows?)
Doors: 1:00am

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

THE PEARL
Belle & Sebastian: 11:45pm – 1:00am
Spoon: 10:25pm – 11:15pm
Superchunk: 9:20pm – 10:00pm
Cat Power: 8:15pm – 8:55pm
Perfume Genius: 7:55pm – 8:15pm
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: 6:50pm – 7:30pm
Come: 5:45pm – 6:25pm
Girls: 4:40pm – 5:20pm
Doors 4:00pm

MC : Bob Nastanovich

MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Dead Meadow: 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Harlem: 1:30pm – 2:05pm
Doors: 1:00pm

LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY)
Cold Cave: 2:25am – 3:15am
Esben and The Witch: 1:30am – 2:00am
Doors: 1:00am

KARAOKE UNDERGROUND AT LITTLE BUDDHA:
STARTS AT 1:30am

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

THE PEARL
Guided By Voices: 11:30pm – 1:00am
Yo La Tengo: 10:10pm – 11:05pm
Liz Phair: 9:50pm – 10:10pm
The New Pornographers: 8:40pm – 9:25pm
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 7:35pm – 8:15pm
Shearwater: 6:30pm – 7:10pm
Doors: 6:00pm

MC’s : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster

MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM
The Clean: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Times New Viking: 3:30pm – 4:05pm
Kurt Vile: 2:30pm – 3:05pm
Doors: 2:00pm

General questions :  21@matadorrecords.com

This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont, Incase, Sailor Jerry and Yowie.

Now Playing On MTV Canada : “Shearwater’s Guide To Austin”

By Gerard on Monday, September 6th, 2010

This week is amounting to what passes for the Thor Harris Media Blitz, what with Shearwater’s multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire being photographed in Sunday’s New York Times (as part of the newly configured Swans lineup), as well as assisting bandmate Jonathan Meiburg in giving MTV Canada’s Sharlene Chiu a guided tour of Austin, TX. OK,   The latter segment begins airing today, however you can watch a web version, just be advised the Shearwater segment doesn’t start until about 3 minutes and 56 seconds in, but if you wanna watch the members of Yeasayer eating lunch, well, there’s that, too!

Matador At 21 – The Lost Weekend : Final Bill, Schedule Info

By Gerard on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

First of all, we know you’ve been waiting patiently for the information below, and we sincerely apologize for the length of time it took to get it together. But if wanting to put together an even sicker bill than previously announced is a crime, PLEASE LOCK US UP.

1) 50 additional pairs of tickets priced at $250.00 per person  (not including taxes and fees) will be available via a public lottery sometime next week.  We’ll announce the details here and on the 21 site beforehand.

2) Details regarding a limited number of room upgrades will be available at that time.

3) We regret to announce that at present, our supply of VIP tickets has been exhausted.  If that situation changes, we’ll let you know.

4) As rumored in a bunch of places (including this very blog), we’re very happy to confirm the following additions to The Lost Weekend Bill ;  Liz Phair, Times New Viking, Esben and the Witch, Perfume Genius, The Clean, MC’s Jeff Jensen, Bob Nastanovich, Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster, and a late Friday evening presentation by Austin’s Karaoke Underground. The rough schedule can be found below, and is very much subject to change :

Friday:

4 PM: Gala opening party, Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders, limited capacity)

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

doors open 6 PM, first band (Guitar Wolf) on at 7 PM

Pavement
Sonic Youth
Fucked Up
Chavez
Cold Cave
Guitar Wolf

MC : Jeff Jensen

2am onwards :  Superchunk/Fucked Up/bands TBC,  Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders only, capacity limited)
2am onwards :  Karaoke Underground at Little Buddha (open to all ticketholders, space permitting)

Saturday:

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

Belle and Sebastian
Spoon
Superchunk
Cat Power
Perfume Genius
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Come
Girls

MC : Bob Nastanovich

2am : Esben and the Witch, Harlem,  Key West Ballroom (open to all ticketholders, space permitting)

Sunday (MATINEE, in Key West Ballroom, open to all ticketholders, capacity limited):

The Clean
Times New Viking
Kurt Vile

Sunday evening :

MAIN STAGE (The Pearl):

Guided By Voices
Yo La Tengo
Liz Phair
The New Pornographers
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
Shearwater

MC’s : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster

Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend takes place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from October 1-3, 2010. This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont and Incase.

Shearwater November Tour

By Claire T on Monday, August 23rd, 2010

(photo taken from the portable victoria’s Flickr)

If you’re not able to catch Shearwater at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival, fear not! The band will be back on the road this November playing a cross-country tour with Damien Jurado. Tickets are now on-sale.

Tuesday 11/2 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *

Wednesday 11/3 – Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room *

Thursday, 11/4 – Orlando, FL – The Social *

Friday 11/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

Saturday 11/6 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *

Sunday 11/7 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *

Tuesday 11/9 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel *

Wednesday 11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *

Thursday – 11/11 – Boston, MA – The Middle East Downstairs #

Friday 11/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *

Saturday 11/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe *

Sunday 11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick *

Tuesday 11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

Thursday 11/18 – St. Louis, MO – Duck Room *

Friday 11/19 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot *

Saturday 11/20 – Norman, OK – The Opolis *

* Damien Jurado Supports

#with Horse Feathers, Damien Jurado & Anais Mitchell

Shearwater on KUT Austin tonight at 9:00PM EDT/8:00PM CDT

By Hector on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

(photo taken from coldengrey‘s Flickr)

Last month, an audience of lucky Austinites was witness to a live performance of favorites both new and old by Shearwater in the Austin City Limits studio, part of the “KUT Live” series sponsored by, you guessed it, Austin’s own KUT. Those both in and out of Austin who missed out at the time can hear the performance when KUT broadcasts it tonight at 9:00PM EDT/8:00PM CDT. KUT is located at 90.5 on your Austin radio dial, and if this whole Internet thing has caught your fancy then you can also listen online in a variety of ways. Sadly, you will have to just imagine the snazzy Texas Capitol Building backdrop, as seen above.

“The Lost Weekend” – Matador 21 In Las Vegas, Tickets On Sale This Friday, July 9

By Gerard on Monday, July 5th, 2010

Tickets for “The Lost Weekend” aka Matador’s 21st birthday celebrations at The Palms will go on sale this Friday morning at 9am, PST. Here’s the details you’ve been hassling all of us about over the last week (and don’t think we don’t appreciate it)

a) Tickets/Pricing : An initial quantity will be on sale Friday for $SOLD. .After the $SOLD tickets sell out, the price increases to $SOLD.  A Ticketfly.com link will be posted on this site on Thursday, July 8th.  Starting Friday, you’ll have the opportunity to reserve standard rooms at the Palms for the discounted rate of $SOLD per night (the full 3 nights of the festival, only). The rooms feature two double bed and occupancy of up to 4 persons is allowed. The above rate is only available when purchasing tickets thru us. If you are interested in upgrading to a larger room or a suite you will be able to do so after purchasing the standard room. TICKETS FOR THE 3 NIGHTS  + ROOMS are being sold jointly — we’re not selling tickets to the shows separately at this time, nor are we selling tickets for individual nights.

(ADDENDUM -i) A limited number of 3-day tickets priced at  $SOLD—with no Palms reservation required — will be available Friday morning at 9am PST  via Ticketfly.com

ii)  if, for example, you’re buying 4 tickets to the shows, the $SOLD per night hotel fee can cover up to 4 people.  $SOLD over 3 nights divided by 4 is hopefully not an crazy amount to charge for rooms in a world class resort).

B) VIP tickets. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at $SOLD — details about what you’ll get for the $SOLD are forthcoming. You’ll have the ability to upgrade from the regular tickets, assuming the VIP tickets aren’t sold out.

C) Venue. The room in question is the 2100 seat Pearl at the Palms.

D) MORE BANDS. OK, we’re working on it. But in addition to the 19 artists confirmed on the above poster, we can confirm the original lineup of COME — Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’Brien and Arthur Johnson — will be participating. Actually, we already know who some of the other bands are, we’re just trying to drag this out.    MORE MATABLOG CONTENT between now and October!

E) Set times -  we’ll post these the week before the event.

F) These shows are open to all ages.  However, access to the casino floor is limited to those 21 and over.

F) WHAT ABOUT LAS VEGAS HUMANS?  Las Vegas’ Zia Records is selling 50 tickets to “The Lost Weekend” starting Friday, July 9.  You’ll need a Nevada I.D.  Reservations at the Palms are not required to purchase these tickets.

(ADDENDUM II :

INFORMATION FOR TICKETS AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS

Zia Records

4225 South Eastern Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89119-5485

702-735-4942

Zia Records

4503 W. SAHARA

LAS VEGAS, NV 89102

702-233-4942

Tickets will go onsale at both stores at 10:00am on Friday, July 9th via lottery. By overwhelming demand by Nevada Residents we will be increasing the amount of tickets available (50 X 2 = 100) . There is a two ticket limit. Nevada state ID required for purchase. Any questions please email 21@matadorecords.com

Matador 21 In Las Vegas, Oct. 1-3 : Let The Crazy Speculation Begin

By Gerard on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

As mentioned previously in this space, Matador will be celebrating the label’s 21st anniversary this October and this much we can finally confirm : there will be 3 nights of shows starting Friday October 1, and concluding Sunday October 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort In Las Vegas, NV. We’ll be dropping further hints about the amazing lineup in the days ahead, but a final announcement and information about how to purchase tickets will be made here at the trusty Matablog on July 5. Are you as psyched as we are?  (hopefully yes, because we’re getting in for free).

(ADDENDUM – there’s been a bit of confusion so just to clear things up, tickets DO NOT GO ON SALE JULY 5.  We’ll merely be announcing the on sale date/time on July 5.  thanks – GC)

Shearwater take a trip to Europe

By Stuart on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Not wanting to feel left out of the summer fun, Shearwater will be heading over for a visit to Europe in July and August with visits to some rather intimate UK venues and to play as part of a special show at London’s (amazing) Barbican Theatre featuring 13 of Andy Warhol’s screen shots being accompanied by live music.

They’ll also be spreading some peace and love/playing songs from their most recent and most excellent album The Golden Archipelago at a bunch of festivals around mainland Europe.

To be even more helpful, here’s a full list of all the shows that I’ve just been hinting at…

July:
23rd – De Affaire, Nijmegen
24th – Boomtown Festival, Gent
25th – Pop aan Zee, Domburg
26th – Paradiso, Amsterdam
27th – Audio, Brighton
28th – Stereo, Glasgow
29th – St. Bonaventures, Bristol
30th – The Barbican Theatre, London
31st – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
August:
1st – The Railway, Winchester
4th – Hana B, Marina di Ravenna
5th – Ampere, Munich
6th – Das Bett, Frankfurt
7th – Beatpol, Dresden
8th – Off Festival, Katowice
9th – Comet, Berlin
10th – Uebel & Gefaehrlich (Turmzimmer), Hamburg
12th – Loppen, Copenhagen
13th – Oya @ John Dee, Oslo
14th – Way Out West, Gothenburg

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg at The Whitney

By Claire T on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Photo by: Shawn Robbins / Kata Rokkar

On Friday, June 25 Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg will perform at The Whitney Museum as part of the program Backyard Birds: An evening of prose and music celebrating Charles Burchfield.

The evening will include a reading of excerpts from artist Charles Burchfield’s journals by Jonathan Rosen, author of The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature, along with a performance by Jonathan Meiburg who will be joined by Andy Stack of Wye Oak.

The event starts at 7PM and is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-9 pm. No special tickets or reservations are required.

For further details on the event visit the Whitney’s site, here.

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And to those of you in the Philadelphia area, tune in to WHYY this evening for Shearwater’s performance on On Canvas filmed at Johnny Brenda’s in March. The program will also be available to view online as of this Thursday.

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg live on KRCL today at 9:00AM MDT

By Hector on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

(video from Shearwater’s session for Radio K at SXSW)

Listeners to Salt Lake City’s KRCL can wake up this morning to the sounds of Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg at 9:00AM MDT. Jonathan will be playing a solo set  and spinning some songs he was listening to during the recording of Shearwater’s new album, The Golden Archipelago (which, by the way, can be had for a rainbow of reasonable prices at our online store). Salt Lake City can tune in at 90.9FM, other places can listen online at krcl.org.

Listen to Shearwater perform live for KEXP tonight

By Jeremy P. Goldstein on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Photo courtesy of Holden Richards

Actually, if you’re one of the lucky winners, you’ll be hearing this Shearwater intimate performance live from The Triple Door in Seattle this afternoon, ahead of their gig at the very same venue this evening (still need tickets? Get ‘em here). Fortunately for the rest of us schlubs, the session will be aired back in its entirety at 5PM PDT (for those of you who have trouble with the mathematics, that’s 8PM EDT). KEXP, as you are most likely full aware, airs terrestrially at 90.3 on your FM dial in the greater 206 and online at KEXP.org.

Shearwater On Tour

By Claire T on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Shearwater’s grand tour across the states picks back up tonight in Phoenix, AZ at the Rhythm Room.

And what better way to celebrate than to share some live show footage of Shearwater performing “Hidden Lakes” at Mad Planet in Milwaukee in early April.

Shot by our friends at High Frequency

04/22/10 – Phoenix, AZ at the Rhythm Room
04/23/10 – Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
04/24/10 – Los Angeles, CA at Spaceland
04/25/10 – San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill
04/27/10 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir
04/28/10 – Vancouver, BC at The Biltmore
04/29/10 – Seattle, WA at Triple Door
04/30/10 – Pullman, WA at The Belltower
05/01/10 – Boise, ID at Neurolux
05/02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room
05/04/10 – Denver, CO at The Walnut Room
05/05/10 – Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad
05/07/10 – Austin, TX at The Parish

All dates with Hospital Ships and Wye Oak

Shearwater SXSW session on Radio K today at 12 noon CDT

By Hector on Friday, March 19th, 2010

(photo by Amy V. Cooper)

Chances are you’re either tired of hearing about SXSW, or you’re too drunk to be reading this. What I have here, though, is worth pushing through your SXSW fatigue and putting down that margarita (it’s 9 in the morning, for chrissake). The fine folks at Radio K made the trip to SXSW again this year, and as in years past they have an illustrious list of bands recording sessions for them. One of those bands is our own Shearwater, whose session will be airing today at noon Central time. Minneapolitans can tune in to Radio K at 104.5 FM (Minneapolis-St. Paul), 100.7 FM (St. Paul), 106.5 FM (Minneapolis) & 770 AM (Metro area), while the rest of us can listen online.

Shearwater’s amazing new album, The Golden Archipelago, can be purchased in all the usual formats by going right here.

We’ll see you, seeing us, in Austin

By Robby on Monday, March 15th, 2010

Heading to the annual Musical Trade Fair That Also Features Unaffiliated Gigs thing in Austin TX this week?

Well, do yourself the favor and check out The Cave Singers, Harlem, Fucked Up and Shearwater playing multiple times through the weekend. Here’s a useful breakdown by time and place for your calendars.

Tues, March 16th

-11:30 PM, Harlem

House of Guys Party

@1907 Rio Grande Street

Weds, March 17th

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ Emo’s
603 Red River
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party

- 8:00 PM, Harlem
@ Charlie’s
1301 Lavaca Street
Victims of Sonic Attack Day Party

Thurs, March 18th

-1:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ The Mohawk
Billions/Ticketfly Party

-1:00 PM, Shearwater

@ Galaxy Room
507 E. 6th Street
Paste Party

-7:30 PM, Fucked Up
@ FADER Fort
1101 E. 5th Street
between San Marcos and Waller

-9:00 PM, Harlem

@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

SXSW Showcase

-11:30 PM, Cave Singers
@ Club Deville
900 Red River Street
Billions SXSW Showcase

Friday, March 19th

-1:15 PM, Shearwater
@ Waterloo
600 North Lamar Boulevard
In-Store Performance

- 2:15 PM, Harlem
@ the FADER Fort
1101 E 5th St
Fader Day Party

- 2:20 PM, Fucked Up
@ Stubb’s
801 Red River
Spin Party

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb’s

801 Red River
SPIN Party

- 3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb’s

801 Red River

SPIN Party

-3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-6:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Home Slice Pizza
1415 S Congress Ave
Dickies Sounds Showcase

-12:00 AM, Shearwater
@ Antones
213 W 5th ST
Billions Showcase

Sat, March 20

-5:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Beauty Bar
617 E 7th St
SX-Seattle Day Party

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ The Space
E 6th & San Antonio
Mess With Texas

-10:30 PM, Harlem

@  1104 E 6th St

Todd P Party

-1:00 AM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

Fucked Up Showcase

Shearwater – “Black Eyes”, Live At Melkweg

By Gerard on Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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congrats to the unidentified videographer who shot Shearwater last Thursday night in Amsterdam on getting one of the most important parts of such shoots right ; MAKING CERTAIN NO TALL PEOPLE ARE BLOCKING YOUR VIEW

(order ‘ The Golden Archipelago’ on LP/CD or digital album from the Matador Store, today’s the last day for the 15% discount)

Shearwater covers Brian Eno

By Patrick on Sunday, February 21st, 2010

(photo by Frank Yang)

Seems like it should have happened ages ago. Check out Shearwater covering “Baby’s On Fire” by Brian Eno. Taking Tiger Mountain was my introduction to non-mainstream music, years ago. Listen on Chromewaves Radio.

The Golden Archipelago is in stores on Tuesday (or last week if you live in Europe).

[edit: I guess this one's actually from Here Come The Warm Jets. Memory is not what it used to be. I was clearly thinking of "The Fat Lady Of Limbourg."[/edit]