21 October 2007

The Scandinavians are out en masse.

While I was researching another band (not from Scandinavia) about whom I want to post, I noticed that our shores are soon going to be invaded by some very lovely Scandinavian (mostly Swedish) artists in the coming months.

First up are the Shout Out Louds, who have actually been here since early October. I'm clearly totally unobservant. In any case, I got their song "Shut Your Eyes" on a free iTunes sampler ages ago and I just love it. Their second record, Our Ill Wills, dropped on 11 September in North America. Here are the remaining US/CA tour dates:

19 October Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL
20 October The Basement Columbus, OH
22 October The Mod Club Toronto, ON
23 October Cabaret Montreal, QC
24 October Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
25 October Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
26 October Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
27 October Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
28 October 9:30 Club Washington, DC
29 October First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
30 October Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
31 October The Loft Atlanta, GA
2 November The Parish Austin, TX
3 November Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
5 November Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Support for all shows is Johnossi and Nico Vega.

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Next is indie pop darling Jens Lekman, who also just dropped a new record, Night Falls Over Kortedala, which you probably all know about already and which I keep meaning to pick up but never do. His tour dates:

23 October Jake's Bloomington, IN
25 October Black Cat Washington, DC
26 October First Unitarian Chrch Philadelphia, PA
27 October Webster Hall New York, NY
28 October Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
29 October Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
1 November Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH**
2 November Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL**
3 November Triple Risk Social Club Minneapolis, MN**
6 November Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA
7 November Someday Lounge Portland, OR
9 November Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
10 November The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
13 November Granada Theatre Dallas, TX*
14 November The Parish Austin, TX*
15 November Club Down Under Tallahasee, FL*
16 November Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA*
All shows are supporting Viktor Sjöberg EXCEPT
*solo show
**with Dave Fischoff

And lastly, the lovely Sondre Lerche will be making his way over here. Oh, goodness, am I excited. I had intended to see him play the Nouveau Casino in Paris in May, but as my ear had decided to start ringing bloody murder, I decided that maybe a concert wasn't such a good idea. So yes, I am glad that Mr. Lerche will be gracing us with his presence this fall (and so close to my birthday, too!). Dates:

7 November
The Red Room
Vancouver, BC
8 November
Nectar Lounge
10 NovemberDoug Fir LoungePortland, OR
11 NovemberSwedish American Hall - Cafe du Nord
San Francisco

12 NovemberThe Troubadour
Los Angeles

13 NovemberThe Troubadour
Los Angeles

15 NovemberClub Dada
Dallas, TX
16 NovemberThe Parish
Austin, TX
18 NovemberThe Waiting RoomOmaha, NE
19 NovemberThe Varsity TheatreMinneapolis

20 NovemberPark West

21 NovemberCambridge RoomCleveland, OH

22 NovemberLee's PalaceToronto, ON

24 NovemberLe GymnaseMontreal, QC

25 NovemberParadise Rock Club

26 NovemberMusic Hall of WilliamsburgBrooklyn, NY

27 NovemberBowery BallroomNew York City

28 NovemberWorld Cafe Live
29 NovemberMaxwell's
Hoboken, NJ

All shows are solo shows.
(Or, rats, that list looks so much nicer than my first two. :P)

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Just look at the pretty.

I seriously need to pay more attention to who's touring in my area. Although, admittedly, I've been out of the concert loop for a while now, owing to my ear and the surgery. Now that I'm feeling better, hopefully I'll be able to start heading to some shows again...

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