Several new and interesting album and tour announcements . . .
Rocky Votolato has announced he'll be headed out on his first full band tour in nearly five years this fall (co-headlining with matt pond PA). No DC date (yet?), but will be at Ottobar in Baltimore on Wednesday 9/21.
ROCKY VOTOLATO (W/ BAND) / MATT POND PA
9/9 Fri – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
9/10 Sat – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
9/12 Mon – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
9/13 Tues – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
9/14 Wed – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
9/15 Thurs – Harrisburg, PA – Abbey Bar
9/16 Fri – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/17 Sat – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
9/18 Sun – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
9/19 Mon – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/21 Wed – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
9/22 Thurs – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
9/23 Fri – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
9/24 Sat – St. Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
9/26 Mon – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
9/27 Tues – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
Also, Suburban Home Records has announced that Micah Schnabel (of Two Cow Garage) will be entering Hi/Lo Studios with Matthew Smith (who recorded Two Cow Garage’s “Sweet Saint Me”) on July 1st to record his new album entitled, “I’m Dead, Serious,” the follow up to his outstanding “When the Stage Lights Go Dim”. No release date has been set, but it is tentatively set to be out this Fall.
If you haven't heard it you can listen to Micah’s first album, (and many other Suburban Home releases) here. Just drag the album's cover to the left to start the player. It is WELL worth your time. Also, save a link to the listening station for great access to albums by Drag the River (and individual members), Austin Lucas, Tim Barry, Two Cow, Cory Branan etc. etc.
. . . and (for me) probably best for last, Hot Water Music has signed to Rise Records and will heading into the studio this fall to record a full length album(their first since 2004)with an anticipated release date in Spring 2012.
oh yeah, Wilco has announced its new album "The Whole Love" will be released domestically on September 27 (unfortunately these days this news fails to excite me). Fall tour dates are on their site. For local folks who are interested they'll be at Merriweather on September 25.
all for now.