Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jeff The Brotherhood Extend Spring Tour

I haven't said anything about the Mission Creek Festival that's taking place in Iowa City this week.

I feel kind of bad about that, so let me just say "You should really check out the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City this week, particularly if you're in the area and young and full of energy."

I'll be doing my taxes.

The following announcement about Jeff The Brotherhood kind of ties in to the Mission Creek Festival, mainly because they're playing there. 

So amend this post to read: "You should really check out Jeff The Brotherhood at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City" and we'll see if that socialist Obama can pass Totale a few bones so that he can check out some shows.

A press release that somewhat ties in to all of this:

April 2, 2013 - (Burbank, CA) - JEFF The Brotherhood have recently announced details of their Spring tour which has just been extended throughout the summer and will include a homecoming show on June 15, at this year's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. All tour dates are listed below. The band, comprised of brothers Jake (guitars, vocals) and Jamin Orrall (drums) will perform half of their set as they traditionally do, a duo, and half the set as a quartet, adding a guitarist, Karl (from St. Paul, MN - a Pisces) as well as keyboardist, Christina (from Nashville, TN - a Taurus). They're already a very powerful musical motor as a duo, so, when expanding the Brotherhood to a quartet, what can one expect? Massive voluminous wallop and mind-melting sonic radnasity, that's what.

Jake Orrall explains: "We are doing the show half classic and half beefed up jam style.  We've been playing just the two of us for 10+ years and frankly it's starting to get boring, so fuck it, let's mix it up. Who's gonna stop us?"  

In addition to its club tour, the band will perform at this year's Coachella Festival, as well as the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City and the Middle of the Map Festival in Kansas City, MO, in April.

Following non-stop touring that took them around the globe plus a couple highly-entertaining TV appearances, JEFF The Brotherhood return to the U.S. in support of their critically acclaimed album Hypnotic Nights, (co-produced with Dan Auerbach). As expected, just as each of their previous albums, "Nights" has earned the Orrall brothers, glowing accolades for their high-energy, minimalist-maximalist approach to songwriting, recording and live performances from. such outlets as Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, USA Today, Pitchfork and countless others:

Apr 3                Chicago, IL                   Subterranean
Apr 4                Iowa City, IA                  Mission Creek Festival
Apr 5                Kansas City, MO           Middle Of The Map Festival
Apr 14              Indio, CA                      Coachella
Apr 21              Indio, CA                      Coachella 
May 4               Chattanooga, TN           Track 29 (w/ The Flaming Lips)
May 14             Knoxville, TN                 Pilot Light
May 15             Charlotte, NC                The Chop Shop
May 16             Philadelphia, PA            Kung Fu Necktie
May 17             Philadelphia, PA            Kung Fu Necktie
May 18             New York, NY               Mercury Lounge
May 19             New York, NY               Mercury Lounge
May 21             Boston, MA                  Great Scott Allston
May 22             Boston, MA                  Great Scott Allston
May 23             New Haven, CT              CafĂ© Nine
May 24             Pittsburgh, PA              Brillobox
May 25             Washington, DC            Rock N Roll Hotel
June 15             Manchester, TN             Bonnaroo Festival

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