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The Ponys – New US Dates

By Gerard on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

(photo taken from Static Silence‘s Flickr feed)

If you’re amongst those who missed the very-much-BACK-IN-ACTION PONYS on their recent run of dates with Disappears and Woven Bones, there’s a few more opportunities hear material old and new, just confirmed below.

Fri 8/20 – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI (Fucking Awesome Fest)
Thu 9.30 – Exit Inn, Nashville, TN (Next Big Nashville)
Fri 10/1 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Fri 11/5 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL (with The Hollows)

“Check The Door” (160k mp3)

“Deathbed + 4″ 12″ and digital EP available from The Matador Store

Coming (Really) Soon : The Ponys’ “Deathbed + 4″ EP

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Maybe you just thought The Ponys were returning to the club circuit to rehash old glories and use some old drink tickets. If so, you were WRONG WRONG WRONG. Coming on April 20 (digital) and May 25 (12″ vinyl) is the first new Ponys’ release since 2007′s ‘Turn The Lights Out’, the menacingly awesome ‘Deathbed + 4′ EP. Here’s a sneak preview in the form of “Check The Door” .

“Check The Door” (160k mp3)

upcoming dates :

April
Saturday 27 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern w/Disappears
Wednesday 28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/Disappears, Meth Teeth
Friday 30San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill w/Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles

May
Saturday 01 Silver Lake, CA Spaceland w/Disappears, Static Static
Sunday 02 San Diego, CA Casbah w/Disappears, Christmas Island
Friday 28 Austin, TX Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas fest, with A-Frames, Jeff The Brotherhood, Woven Bones)

June
Friday 18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Disappears, Woven Bones
Saturday 19 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ Disappears, Woven Bones

The Ponys hit NYC

By Robby on Thursday, March 4th, 2010

New Yorkers, your chance to to catch The Ponys comes in June. In addition to the previously announced dates, the band will perform at the Mercury Lounge on Friday June 18  and Union Pool on Saturday June 19 with Disappears and Woven Bones. All dates below:

April
Saturday 27        Seattle, WA       The Tractor Tavern w/Disappears
Wednesday 28    Portland, OR   Doug Fir Lounge w/Disappears, Meth Teeth
Friday 30San     Francisco, CA    Bottom of the Hill w/Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles

May
Saturday 01    Silver Lake, CA       Spaceland w/Disappears, Static Static
Sunday 02    San Diego, CA          Casbah w/Disappears, Christmas Island
Friday 28    Austin, TX                  Mohawk w/Chaos In Tejas

June

Friday 18  New York, NY        Mercury Lounge w/ Disappears, Woven Bones
Saturday 19 Brooklyn, NY      Union Pool w/ Disappears, Woven Bones

photo montage lifted from canderson‘s flickr

The Ponys – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Thursday, January 28th, 2010

(yes…it’s a old photo.  new ones, soon!)

After a handful of don’t-call-it-a-comeback shows around the midwest last Autumn, The Ponys will be hitting the road for the first time in well, far too long, starting next week. We’ll have some news about a forthcoming commercial-available-recorded-product of some sort or another very soon (unless you read about it elsewhere. We’re not the only credible source in the world!)

Fri Feb 05, 2010 Grinnell, IA Gardner Lounge – Grinnell College with Rank Strangers
Sat Feb 06, 2010 St. Paul, MN Turf Club with France Has the Bomb, Bonbay Sweets, Chambermaids
Tue Apr 27, 2010 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern with Disappears
Wed Apr 28, 2010 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge with Disappears, Meth Teeth
Fri Apr 30, 2010 San Francisco, CA Bottom of The Hill with Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles
Sat May 01, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland with Disappears, Static Static
Sun May 02, 2010 San Diego, CA Casbah with Disappears, Christmas Island
Fri May 28, 2010 Austin, TX Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas)

The Return Of The Ponys

By Gerard on Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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Hey, look who’s back! New shows, new songs, etc.   If you’re going to the Chicago show, I’ve already got dibs on the Rod Blagovecvich wig.

10/29 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI, with Sticks & Stones and Terrible Twos
10/31 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL with France Has The Bomb and A/V Murder
11/13 – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, with The Paybacks, Juiceboxxx, Kommie Kilpatrick

The Ponys – Live On ‘All Songs Considered’

By Gerard on Monday, October 29th, 2007




(Brian and Nathan, photo by Joel Didriksen for kingpinphoto)
As heard at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club last Tuesday, The Ponys-in-concert-specialness, courtesy of NPR’s All Songs Considered

Cunning Stunt Dept. : The Ponys, Invading Their Own Privacy For Your Entertainment

By Gerard on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

With the Ponys starting a nationwide tour in support of Spoon, we’ve spared no expense equipping front dude Jered Gummere with a live camera that will be webcasting his comings and goings….24/7? Whenever he’s clothed?

The Ponys – In Party-Motion-Tonight, On Tour With Spoon Shortly Afterwards

By Gerard on Saturday, October 6th, 2007

(photograph by Colin Smith)

Though staff and management of Matador Records and Filmworks all agree that stealing music is wrong, we have no moral quandry about lifting the following information from The Ponys’ myspace bulletin. Much like Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Fitchburg, MA, it had to be done.

Chicago people- Going away party/show at the Hideout TONIGHT. Ponys, Rabid Rabbit, dj’s…dancing..fun. Saturday the 6th 10PM, be there!
Or if you’re feeling fancy and you love SPOON, there are still tickets available for the Riviera Theatre 10/12.
There are still some tickets available for most of these shows, but buy them now because they are going fast!

WIth SPOON*
Oct 8 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin*
Oct 10 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota*
Oct 11 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota*
Oct 12 Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois*
Oct 13 Majestic Theatre Detroit, Michigan*
Oct 14 Soundlab Buffalo, New York*
Oct 15 Kool Haus Toronto, Ontario*
Oct 16 Le National Montreal, Quebec*
Oct 17 The Roxy Boston, Massachusetts*
Oct 18 The Livingroom Providence, Rhode Island
Oct 19 Electric Factory Philidephia, Pennsylvania*
Oct 20 Roseland Ballroom New York, New York*
Oct 22 SUNY Private Event Purchase, New York
Oct 23 9:30 Club Washington DC*
Oct 24 Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina*
Oct 25 Atlanta-TBA
Oct 26 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee*

Pony on the loose!!

By Dave on Monday, August 13th, 2007

 

The Ponys have been rocking it worldwide since the release of their excellent "Turn Out The Lights" last March and they are taking some well deserved time off before they hit the road again this fall with Spoon, well at least some of them are.  Jered is hitting the West coast as a member of White Savage.  Don't miss it.

From The Ponys myspace bulletin:

Hey my other band White Savage will be on the west coast next week. Come visit me. Jered

Aug 14 2007    Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Static Static    Las Vegas

Aug 15 2007    Spaceland W/Static Static Los Angeles

Aug 16 2007    Tribal Cafe W/ Static Static    Los Angeles

Aug 17 2007    Bottom of the Hill W/ The Go, Bellavista, Thee Makeout Party    San Francisco

Aug 18 2007    The Hemlock Tavern W/ The Terrible Twos    San Francisco

Aug 20 2007    Slabtown w/ Bouquet, The Limbs    Portland

Aug 21 2007    Comet Tavern W/ Intelligence, Pyramids    Seattle

 

Check out White Savage this past Spring at SXSW

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White Savage on myspace:  www.myspace.com/destroyyrstyle 

Matador Vs. The Ponys bowl-off round 1

By Dave on Monday, July 23rd, 2007

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As killer as last Saturday night's Bowery Ballroom Ponys / Jay Reatard show was, it is pretty hard to compete with a bowling alley where the bands play right in the middle of the lanes. With that in mind I had no problem getting in the van for the trip to senic Asbury Park New Jersey.  I picked up Paul Sommerstein, ESQ and we raced, Corzine style, down the Garden State Parkway to the up and coming neighborhood of Asbury Park.  Once there we didn't waste too much time getting down to business on the lanes.

 

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The first game was just me and Jered and we both we're having trouble getting into the zone.  Jered has a great style: launching the ball into the air at first with lots of spin on it producing a killer hook, but he just couldn't get it down and many a ball ended up in the gutter in the first game.  If he had it down I'd of been done for, but my basic style prevailed.  The second game brought Paul and Meslissa into the action and upped the stakes when Paul produced two awesome (and huge) home made buttons.  Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, winner gets to choose their pin. Jered clearly had me beat until the 10th frame when I channelled my love of Aerosmith into two consecutive strikes. Woo-hoo!

In our defense the Asbury Lanes, although totally cool, isn't really conducive to competitive bowling, but it sure was a good time.  And speaking of a good time, althogh these remaining Ponys / Jay Reatard shows are not happening in bowling alleys you should by all means try to attend.

 

23 Jul 2007  Washington DC,  Black Cat
24 Jul 2007 Columbus, OH  Skully's
25 Jul 2007 Newport, Kentucky, Southgate House