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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists playing in Brooklyn SUNDAY!

photo from Hartzine The Indie Music's flickr

How's this for a Friday afternoon treat: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have been announced as the secret guest headliner of the "JellyNYC Block Party" summer event Sunday (August 1).. making this the second free TL/RX show in NY in a span of under a month (and probably his 23,356th over the past 5 years)

The show takes place at the Brooklyn Bowl (Wythe Ave & N. 11th St) with Darlings and Arpline, but Ted and crew will be kicking around the Williamsburg vicinity the entire day, participating in a DJ set and whatever else it is people do at block parties.

Details here.

The Ponys - New US Dates

(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

Announcing Glasser "Ring" out Sept 28

Great news today, after over a year of hard work, envisioning, recording, and arranging her debut album, we are honored to announce Glasser's Ring will be released September 28, 2010 on True Panther Sounds. Sonically, lyrically and conceptually Ring is a tremendous leap for Glasser and honestly, a brave new world for us as a label. Just EPIC.

Pre-order the album and get an instant mp3 download of album-track "Home" available exclusively here. Hear a little snippet of the track below.

Glasser is the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow. Her debut album, Ring, is a singular work. It moves like the wake of a small boat in a still lake: each song its own, but leading to, and becoming, the next. In doing so it builds on the tradition of classic albums like Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and R. Kelly’s Trapped In the Closet song-cycle: albums that as a whole create stories that are bigger than the sum of their individual songs.

Glasser entered our world in 2009 with her debut EP, Apply. Her intimate, luxurious music struck us as MASSIVE, despite being made by Cameron, alone and in airplanes and shoe stores, on Garage Band. It also drew the attention of Ariel Rechshaid (Cass Mccombs, Foreign Born, We Are Scientists) and Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead) who worked together with Cameron to re-imagine her musical arrangements, incorporating organic instrumentation like strings, woodwinds, bass, and a wide array of percussion into her once-sparse recordings. Her simple, minimal melodies and rapturous vocals are perfectly complimented by the album’s maximalist arrangements. The voice becomes a focal instrument, delivers abstract stories and sounds that drench the music in emotion without resorting to narrative clichés. It is a wonderful and fully realized accomplishment, an introduction and immersion in Glasser's world that we're sure people will want to be a part of for a long time to come.

Pre-order the CD version and receive it in a limited edition fold-out gift box designed by Tauba Auerbach. (ltd to 500)
Pre-order the LP version and get one of the 500 numbered clear-vinyl copies. (ltd to 500)

Robert Pollard Art Show in NYC Aug 27-28

On August 27 & 28, New York will be graced with “The Public Hi-Fi Balloon,” an exhibit of more than 60 Robert Pollard collages at NYC’s The 45 Space (45 Bond Street, between Lafayette & Bowery), hosted by Vanity Fair’s Michael Hogan and visual artist Todd DiCiurcio.

You know Bob’s work from his album covers (or the 2008 Fantagraphics book of his art), but these are phenomenal pieces that need to be seen in person to fully appreciate.

Opening night is Friday, August 27, from 6-11 PM, and the exhibit will also be open to visitors on the 28th from 2-11 PM.  Check Pollard’s website for more info.

You should also know that Bob Pollard shares a Halloween birthday with Vermeer, Johnny Marr, Ad-Rock, Larry Mullen Jr., and Vanilla Ice.

'Interpol' iTunes preorder details, TV, tour dates!

photo from nicodelaia's flickr stream

Interpol's fourth, self-titled album is available for preorder RIGHT NOW on iTunes! Click here to pre-order, and you will receive an instant download of a brand new track: "Barricade". You'll also get a free download of "Crimewaves", an exclusive track, that will only be available to those who purchase the album before the album's street date (9/7) via iTunes.

You'll be able to catch Interpol playing "Barricade" live on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday July 29.

ALSO: Interpol will be back on the road this fall!

Mon 10/18        Oakland CA                      Fox Theater
Thu 10/21         San Diego CA                      Soma
Fri 10/22            Las Vegas NV                      The Joint
Sat 10/23        Los Angeles CA                  The Greek
Mon 10/25        Denver CO                      Ogden Theater
Wed 10/27        Dallas TX                          Palladium
Thu 10/28        Austin TX                          Stubb's
Fri 10/29            Houston TX                      Verizon
Sun 10/31        New Orleans LA                  Voodoo Festival
Mon 11/01        Atlanta GA                      Tabernacle
Wes 11/03        Washington DC                  Constitution Hall
Thu 11/04        Philadelphia PA                  Tower Theatre
Fri 11/05            New York NY                      United Palace

Magic Kids European Tour Dates and Download Album NOW

(photo by Greg Giannukos)

EUROPEANS! Magic Kids are on tour right now with Ariel Pink, just announced a whole slew of new US Dates but guess what....your time has come!

Starting October 2nd in London, Magic Kids are setting off across your fine continent! Make sure to show them a good time.

Order MEMPHIS now on CD/LP and get an instant high-quality mp3 download of the album. Order HERE

Fri 10/1 London, UK @ Barfly
Sat 10/2 London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
Sun 10/3 Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
Tue 10/5 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
Wed 10/6 Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
Thu 10/7 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
Fri 10/8 Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
Sat 10/9 Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
Sun 10/10 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
Mon 10/11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
Tue 10/12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
Wed 10/13 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Thu 10/14 Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
Fri 10/15 München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
Sat 10/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
Sun 10/17 Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
Mon 10/18 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
Tue 10/19 Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
Thu 10/21 Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
Fri 10/22 Bristol, UK @ The Social
Sat 10/23 Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
Sun 10/24 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
Mon 10/25 Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
Tue 10/26 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Wed 10/27 London, UK @ TBC
Thu 10/28 London, UK @ Lexington

Casual Victim Pile / Where Are They Now, Pt II ; Love Collector

Yesterday's admittedly incomplete round up of recent activity from Casual Victim Pile alumni glaringly omitted the Austin quartet Love Collector. Not because I wish them DEAD or anything, but rather, since Dave and Robin fucked off to San Francisco for the summer, things have gone a bit quiet on the Love Collector front. As it turns out, however, I was woefully uninformed. Not only are Love Collector returning to the stage August 28 at Beerland (with The Golden Boys and John Schooley's One Man Band), but director Amedo DiNardo has completed a video for 'Casual Victim Pile''s "First 48". Bottle Service's tambourine-playing dynamo Joe Ryan makes a cameo appearance, while Shawn and Rob reveal themselves to be track & field's greatest revelations since Rosie Ruiz.

Fucked Up 'Year Of The Ox'

Fucked Up are releasing the next 12" in their Chinese Zodiac series on September 27th. Being released on Merge in North America and Matador everywhere else,  'Year of the Ox' continues in the trend of these releases and clocks in at 13 minutes long. It also features guest appearances from Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus) and Torontian string quartet New Strings Old Puppets. You can hear the track in it's entirety right now over on Pitchfork.

The band are in Europe now and play London tomorrow where they headline the 1234 Festival before moving on to play the Truck Festival in Oxford. There might also be a secret show inbetween. After playing Russia at the end of July, they'll return to the UK on August 6th for three festival shows (Standon Calling, Hevy Festival and Rebellion), finishing up with a headline show at The Hoxton Bar & Grill on August 9th (support comes from Trash Talk).

Finally, the band have also been confirmed for supporting Against Me! this October in the UK.

July Shows
24th July - 1234 Festival, London, UK
24th July - The M**b*th, London, UK
25th July - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
26th July - Klubi, Tampere, Finland
27th July - Klubi, Turku, Finland
28th July - Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
29th July - Tanci Venue, St Petersburg, Russia
30th July - Aktzal, Moscow, Russia

August Shows
6th August - Standon Calling, Hertfordshire, UK
7th August - Hevy Festival, Kent, UK
8th August - Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, UK
9th August - Hoxton Bar & Grill, London, UK
11th August - Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

With Against Me !
22nd October - Southampton, Mo' Live, UK
23rd October - Manchester, Academy, UK
24th October - Cardiff, Solus, UK
25th October - Bristol, O2 Academy, UK
26th October - Coventry, Kasbah, UK
27th October - Glasgow, QMU, UK
28th October - Nottingham, Rock City, UK
29th October - Leeds, Met Uni, UK
30th October - Reading, Sub 89, UK
31st October - Plymouth, University, UK
1st November - Cambridge, Junction, UK
2nd November - Oxford, O2 Academy, UK
3rd November - London, Electric Ballroom, UK

Casual Victim Pile - Where Are They Now?

Not a day goes by during my travels around these great United States that someone fails to accost me and say, "hey mr. record company asshole, what the fuck happened with those las vegas tickets what's going on with those amazing Austin/Denton bands featured on 'Casual Victim Pile'?" Since I'm far too busy and successful to actually hang around and converse with these persons in public, I thought I'd write a lengthy blog post on the matter.

The Young - after a pair of singles and one song on CVP, The Young have finally released a debut album on Mexican Summer, Voyagers Of Legend. The entire thing is pretty sick, but "Bird In The Bush" is what us folks in the record business like to call "an undeniable hit".  At least until it turns out not to be a hit, in which case we start looking for someone else to blame.  If you're in Austin this Friday and looking FOR ACTION after The New Pornographers show, The Young's rec release party is happening at 2906 Cole St., with additional sets from Dikes Of Holland (two 2010 7"'s thus far that you oughta track down), Oakland's Genesis Climber and the amazing trio Cruddy.

- By now, hopefully you've fallen in love, or at least very intense like with the songs and performances of Coomers, Curtis and Jose, currently making their way across the country in support of The Dead Weather and flogging their 2nd album, 'Hippies' with considerable style and poise.. Potentially Matador's first candidates to be awarded a Grammy and a Pulitzer For Tweeting in the same calendar year, Harlem will follow last weekend's appearance at Coney Island's Siren Fest with an even larger challenge, playing Lollapalooza in Chicago August 7. Rumors they're supposed to play at 7am and/or are prevented from playing anywhere in the Midwest for the next 3 years are mostly exaggerated.

Wild America - on the heels of a terrific 7" released by Brooklyn's Freedom School, Wild America are currently in the midst of a U.S tour.  I'm not gonna say "grueling" because for all we know, they're having a great time.

7/22 - Bassettt St. House, Madison, WI
7/23 - Lucky Gator Loft, Chicago, IL
7/24 - Loco Lemonade, Bloomington, IN
7/25 - Carabar, Columbus, OH
7/27 - Anarctica, Chattanooga, TN
7/28 - The Hanger, Athens, GA
7/29 - Couch Couch, Atlanta, GA
7/30 - Saturn Bar, New Orleans, LA
8/1 - Superhappyfunland, Houston, TX
8/6 - US Art Authority, Austin, TX (with Happy Birthday, Woven Bones)

There's obviously more to talk about ;  The Golden Boys are featured participants at this September's Goner Fest 7, while the band's John Wesley Coleman is in the middle of a week long residency at Beerland and recently returned from recording his upcoming Goner album w/ assistance from Orville Neely (Bad Sports), Jeremy Steen (The Flesh Lights, Gospel Truth) and longtime associate Greg Ashley.  Bad Sports have hit both coasts this summer and recently completed recording of their second album with knobby help from Mark Ryan of The Marked Men.   Woven Bones are drowning amidst a pile of accolades for their 'In Out & Back Again' HoZac LP, recently inked their lives away (JOKE) to Hardly Art and will be supporting Pavement at the oh-so-big-timey Stubbs on September 28.   The Distant Seconds are prepping their 2nd album with engineering supplied by Tre Orsi's Matthew Barnhart, while Tre Orsi's recent LP, 'Devices & Emblems' has been reissued by Jon Solomon's fantastic Comedy Minus One label, the same imprint that brings Bottomless Pit's excellent recordings into your homes.   Follow That Bird! completed their first trip to the East Coast recently, and The Stuffies are hitting the road this weekend for shows in Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN (Hi Tone, Sunday, 7/25).  Elvis are taking part in a bodywashing event (hey, I just report this stuff) at the US Art Authority on July 24     Finally, The Flesh Lights, fast becoming one of the planet's best live bands, have a new 7" coming soon from Twistworthy Records (helmed by Mark Twistworthy of CVP alumni The No No No Hopes), and they'll be at Beerland on Thursday, July 29 with the OBN III's and Dikes Of Holland.   There's more CVP related stuff to hassle you about, but trust me, I'm saving it for another post.

Delorean- Real Love (mp3 + tour dates)

Photo by Francis Chung

It's been a hell of a month for Delorean, since their album Subiza came out June 8th. They just capped off an amazing trip around the US/Canada with an incredible performance at the Pitchfork festival. Guess what though? Things are just getting started. We present you Real Love, the new single from Subiza PLUS a whole new round of tour dates in November with label-mates Lemonade!

Real Love, shows off Delorean's emotional and recorded textures: layers of synths and drums peppered with Ekhi's emotional and immediate vocals. It's at once exhilarating and heart-breaking. The single (available in limited hand-number 12" and DS) assembles some tremendous remixes as well.

Delorean- Real Love (mp3)

Order Real Love 12" HERE
Order Subiza and get the digital single free HERE
Get Real Love mp3s from Itunes HERE .

Single features remixes from The Field, Tiedye, Deadboy, Pional, Narcisse, ARP and an exclusive radio edit of Real Love.

Stream it all HERE

Sun Aug 29 - Jelly NYC
Thu Sept 2 - Casbah - San Diego, CA -- with Cold Cave & Abe Vigoda
Sat, Sept 4 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA
Sun, Sept 5 - Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
Fri Nov 5 - Hailey's - Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ *
Wed Nov 10 - GAMH - San Francisco, CA *
Sat Nov 13 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC *
Tue Nov 16 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN *
Wed Nov 17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL *
Thu Nov 18 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON *
Fri Nov 19 - Le Belmont - Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 - Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA *
Mon Nov 22 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC *
* w/Lemonade

More dates for Magic Kids

image from Steve Louie's flickr

We’re getting closer and closer to Magic Kids’ Memphis August 23rd release. Magic Kids are currently on tour with Ariel Pink, and coming to NYC for a special couple of shows (including a Magic Kids CRUISE! Does that mean rest? Nope…it means more tour dates….a whole lot of them. New dates in bold. Most of the run is with Colorado’s excellent Candy Claws. Should be a good run!

Magic Kids- Summer (mp3)
Pre-order Memphis HERE (and get a free poster and 10% off)

07-19 Minneapolis, MN – Entry #
07-20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
07-21 Detroit, MI – Pike Room #
07-22 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club #
07-23 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rosa #
07-24 New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza #
07-25 Boston, MA – Middle East #
7-26 New York, NY Rocks Off BOAT RIDE buy tickets HERE
07-27 Philadelphia, PA – JB’s #
07-28 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel #
07-29 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #
07-30 Atlanta, GA – Earl #
07-31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree #
08-02 Denton, TX – Hailey’s #
08-03 Austin, TX – Mohawk #
09-01 Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03 Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10 Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16  Lawrence, KS  – Replay Lounge *
09-17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe *

# with Ariel Pink and Puro Instinct
* with Candy Claws

The New Pornographers live on Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11:15AM PDT / 2:15PM EDT

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In just under half an hour, The New Pornographers will be going live on the KCRW airwaves as today's guests on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Tune in at 89.9FM, or online at to hear songs from their new album, Together.

Don't forget that Carl and the gang have more tour dates coming up. Catch them if you can:

Monday 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Tuesday 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Wednesday 21 - Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Friday 23 - Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Saturday 24 – Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium
Sunday 25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Monday 26 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Wednesday 28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Thursday 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
Friday 30 - Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre

Wednesday 04 - Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre

Finally, if you have yet to pick up your very own copy of Together, there's no time like the present.

Elvis @ 21?

Well, as far as rumours for the Lost Weekend go that might be a little far fetched, but Savage Pencil took the opportunity to imagine how Thurston Moore might enjoy the Matador birthday celebrations in Vegas a little too much later this year.

You can see the comic strip for yourself in the latest edition of The Wire magazine and you can find more of Edwin Pouncey's excellent Savage Pencil work here.

Magic Kids NYC: Let's Go Sailin

Magic Kids
are taking a one-day break from their nationwide tour with Ariel Pink to take us all out on a boat ride around the East River.

On Monday July 26th, we invite you to come sail around the East River with us and the band. We'll be sailing on the SS Half Moon, which can fit a fraction of the number of people that Irving Plaza can (where they'll play the weekend before). It'll be intimate, joyous, sun-drenched fun. We'll be kicking off at 8pm, but boat starts boarding at 7. There's beer and BBQ, and we honestly can't think of anything better than hearing Magic Kids' "Sailin'" played full blast while circling around the Statue of Liberty. USA!

Buy Tickets HERE
Pre-Order Magic Kids Memphis

If you're not in NY, you can still catch Magic Kids on tour with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Puro Instinct at the below dates....
07-16 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
07-17 Denver, CO – Bluebird #
07-19 Minneapolis, MN – Entry #
07-20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
07-21 Detroit, MI – Pike Room #
07-22 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club #
07-23 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rosa #
07-24 New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza #
07-25 Boston, MA – Middle East #
7-26 New York, NY Rocks Off BOAT RIDE buy tickets HERE
07-27 Philadelphia, PA – JB’s #
07-28 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel #
07-29 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #
07-30 Atlanta, GA – Earl #
07-31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree #
08-02 Denton, TX – Hailey’s #
08-03 Austin, TX – Mohawk # # with Ariel Pink and Puro Instinct

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Autumn US Dates

(Sled Island Festival, 2010, photo by David Kenney)

Whether we're stalling on purpose or just building anticipation (and make no mistake, stalling on purpose = building anticipation) for the video for "Bottled In Cork", we're in the midst of a fairly frenetic period for Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. After Saturday's headlining performance at Coney Island's Siren Festival (also appearing : HARLEM), the quartet will be hitting the road for the following stretch of shows starting in September. There's a smatter of festivals tossed into the mix (LA's Fuck Yeah Fest, Austin's ACL, etc.) but no shortage of club dates as well. It's ok to admit you're suddenly very curious about the "Bottled In Cork" video, by the way.

Thu, 9/2 - La Jolla CA - Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Fri, 9/3 - San Diego CA - Casbah
Sat, 9/4 - Los Angeles CA - FYF Fest (with Cold Cave, Delorean Magic Kids, lots more)
Mon, 9/6 - Vancouver BC - Rickshaw Theater
Tue, 9/7 - Victoria BC - Element Nightclub
Wed, 9/8 - Seattle WA - The Vera Project
Thu, 9/9 - Portland OR - Crystal Ballroom
Thu, 9/23 - Pittsburgh PA - Diesel
Fri, 9/24 - Newport KY - Midpoint Music Festival
Sat, 9/25 - Urbana IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
Sun, 9/26 - Columbia MO - Blue Note
Tue, 9/28 - Lawrence KS - Jackpot Saloon
Wed, 9/29 - Denver CO - Marquis Theater
Fri, 10/1,2 or 3 - Las Vegas NV - Matador 21; The Lost Weekend @ The Palms
Mon, 10/4 - Phoenix AZ - Rhythm Room
Tue, 10/5 - Santa Fe NM - Corazon
Wed, 10/6 - Norman OK - The Opolis
Thu, 10/7 - Little Rock AR - Vinos
Sun, 10/10 - Austin TX - Austin City Limits, Zilker Park
Tue, 10/12 - Gainesville FL - Common Grounds
Wed, 10/13 - Orlando FL - The Social
Thu, 10/14 - St Augustine FL - Cafe Eleven
Fri, 10/15 - Greenville SC - The Handlebar
Sat, 10/16 - Charlottesville VA - The Southern

'The Brutalist Bricks', available from the Matador Store on LP, CD and digital formats.

Hear Ted Leo rock the NYC airwaves today on WNYC's Soundcheck

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Ted Leo and his band of merry New Jerseyites (taking liberties, yes...) will take over radioland today at 2:30PM EDT when they bring their own brand of punk genius to WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer. If you like to rock it old school, tune in on 93.9FM (or REALLY old school on 820AM) in the New York City area. If you fancy yourself more of a Web 2.0 type of person, then feel free to click on over to WNYC's website in order to hear what is sure to be an amazing session.

New Belle & Sebastian West Coast US Dates

In addition to previously confirmed dates on the East Coast, Mexico and of course, Matador's sold-out 21st anniversary celebrations in Las Vegas, Belle & Sebastian have announced the following Western dates :

Sun Oct 17, San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival
2-day and VIP tickets on sale 7/13 at 10:00am PDT.
Single day tickets on sale 7/16 at 10:00am PDT.

Tue Oct 19, Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
On Sale 07/17 at 10am PDT

Wed Oct 20, Seattle, WA, City Arts Music Festival – Benaroya Hall
On Sale 8/07

here's the rest of the trip ;

Thu Sept 30 Brooklyn, NY, Williamsburg Waterfront w/ Teenage Fanclub
Friday Oct 01 or Saturday Oct 2 (date TBD), Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at The Palms (Matador at 21 : The Lost Weekend)
Sun Oct 03 Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium w/ Jenny and Johnny
Fri Oct 08 Mexico City, Mexico - Vive Cuervo Salon (w/ The Vaselines)
Sat Oct 09 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret (w/ The Vaselines)
Mon Oct 11 Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
Tue Oct 12 Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
Thu Oct 14 Washington, DC, DAR Constitution Hall
Fri Oct 15 Boston, MA, Wang Theatre

Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend - VERY Limited # Of Remaining Tickets On Sale Saturday, July 10 at 9am Pacific

(some very weird stuff comes up on Google image seach when you enter "Matador 21")

Earlier today, we sold out of our initial quantities of tickets and hotel packages for Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend, taking place October 1, 2, 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.  Said sales took somewhere between 2 and 15 minutes to complete, and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was stymied in their attempts to purchase tickets.

We are putting additional tickets on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 10) at 9am pacific time (noon eastern) via Ticketfly.  There are limited quantities of tickets paired with hotel rooms ($SOLD per ticket plus a $SOLD per night room charge, 4 ticket limited per person) a few remaining VIP tickets ($SOLD each plus a $SOLD room charge per night, two ticket limit) and weekend passes only ($SOLD, no hotel reservation required, two ticket limit).

We're pretty certain these tickets will sell out very quickly.  At present, we cannot guarantee any additional tickets beyond this batch will be offered for public sale, but if that change, we'll certainly let you know.


email - [email protected]

Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend - Link For Ticketfly Sales (Starting Friday at 9am Pacific)

Tickets on sale Friday, July 9 at 9am pacific time, 12 noon eastern time.

(ADDENDUM For those that were able to get tickets but not reserve a room at the Palms please look into the Gold Coast which is located across the street from the Palms Resort. The rooms are very affordable and you will be close to the action.  THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. THANKS TO EVERYONE.

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