The Posies US Fall Pop-Up Tour On Sale Now

The Posies Solid States US Fall Tour Poster by Brian Matthew Hart

The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across North America this fall, similar to their spring US tour, with drummer Frankie Siragusa. Most of these shows will not be in clubs or bars; instead, each will be in a unique alternative venue in the city listed. The actual address of the shows will be released only to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of the show. All shows are on sale now, and tickets are very limited!

The Posies “Solid States” 2016 US Tour Dates
22 Sept @ Secret Show, St. Paul MN [tickets]
23 Sept @ Secret Show, Chicago IL [tickets]
24 Sept @ Secret Show, Kalamazoo MI [tickets]
25 Sept @ The Raven House, Lexington KY [tickets]
26 Sept @ The Basement, Nashville TN [tickets]
27 Sept @ Secret Show, Cleveland OH [tickets]
28 Sept @ Euclid Records, St. Louis MO [tickets]
29 Sept @ Capitol View Studio, Little Rock AR [tickets]
30 Sept @ Secret Show, New Orleans LA [tickets]
1 Oct @ Secret Show, Houston TX [tickets]
2 Oct @ Secret Show, Dallas TX [tickets]
4 Oct @ Secret Show, Atlanta (Decatur) GA [tickets]
5 Oct @ Secret Show, Orlando FL [tickets]
6 Oct @ Secret Show, Tampa FL [tickets]
7 Oct @ Secret Show, Charlotte NC [tickets]
8 Oct @ Secret Show, Richmnond VA [tickets]
9 Oct @ Secret Show, Baltimore MD [tickets]
11 Nov @ Secret Show, Pasadena CA [tickets]
12 Nov @ Secret Show, San Diego CA [tickets]
13 Nov @ Secret Show, Berkeley CA [tickets]
15 Nov @ Secret Show, Vancouver BC [tickets]
16 Nov @ The Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA [tickets]
17 Nov @ Secret Show, Portland OR [tickets]
18 Nov @ Secret Show, Boise ID [tickets]
19 Nov @ Secret Show, Salt Lake City UT [tickets]
20 Nov @ The Oriental Theater, Denver CO [tickets]

The Posies Announce 2016 US Tour Dates

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For their first US tour since 2010, The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across the country. None of these shows will be in clubs or bars, instead each will be in a unique alternative venue in the city listed. The actual address of the shows will be released only to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of the show. Additionally, none of these venues hold more than 75 people (except Seattle), and some only 10, so be prepared for a very intimate experience with the band and note that ticket quantities are extremely limited for these shows!

This is a full band show with new drummer Frankie Siragusa. The new album will ONLY be available at the shows, with a bonus download. This is the only place to hear it! No streaming or downloads will be available until after the tour.

The 27 date tour launches on April 28th at a Secret Location in Van Nuys, CA for just ten lucky guests, and winds through the US for the rest of May, stopping in Austin, Memphis, NY, Nashville, Chicago, and Seattle among others, wrapping up in Oakland on May 29th.

THE POSIES “SOLID STATES” SECRET SHOWS
Venues revealed only to ticketholders.
April 28 — Rehearsal in Van Nuys CA [tickets]
April 29 — Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
April 30 — Los Angeles CA [tickets]
May 1 — Phoenix AZ [tickets]
May 4 — Austin TX [tickets]
May 5 — Denton TX [tickets]
May 6 — Memphis TN [tickets]
May 7 — Lawrenceville GA — [tickets must be reserved via Facebook]
May 8 — Chapel Hill NC [tickets]
May 10 — Washington DC [tickets]
May 11 — Philadelphia PA / South Jersey [tickets]
May 12 — New York NY [tickets]
May 13 — Boston / Somerville MA [tickets]
May 14 — New Canaan CT [tickets]
May 15 — Pittsburgh PA [tickets]
May 17– Charleston WV [tickets]
May 18 — Nashville TN [tickets]
May 19 — Chicago IL [tickets]
May 20 — Indianapolis IN [tickets]
May 21 — Minneapolis MN [tickets]
May 22 — Rapid City SD [tickets]
May 24 — Boise ID [tickets]
May 25 — Walla Walla WA [tickets]
May 26 — Seattle WA [tickets]
May 27 — Bellingham WA [tickets]
May 28 – Portland OR [tickets]
May 29 — Oakland CA [tickets]

Ken Stringfellow On Tour In North America, Germany

Upcoming dates on Ken’s Danzig In The Moonlight tour:

North America
Feb 14 Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD
Feb 15 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY
Feb 16 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Feb 17 Johnny D´s, Somerville MA
Feb 18 Casa del Popolo, Montreal CANADA
Feb 19 Drake Hotel, Toronto CANADA
Feb 20 Starlight Club, Waterloo CANADA
Feb 21 Call the Office, London CANADA
Feb 22 This Ain´t Hollywood, Hamilton CANADA
Feb 23 Valentines, Albany NY
Feb 24 North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA
Feb 25 Gallery 5, Richmond VA
Feb 26 Local 506, Chapel Hill NC
Feb 27 Grey Eagle Tavern, Asheville NC
Feb 28 Bottle Tree, Birmingham AL
March 1 Star Community Bar, Atlanta GA
March 2 The End, Nashville TN
March 3 Stickyz Rock & Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR
March 5 Siberia, New Orleans LA
March 6 Fitzgerald´s Downstairs, Houston TX
March 7 Mohawk Inside Room, Austin TX
March 8 Club Dada, Dallas TX
March 9 The World Famous, Athens GA

Germany
March 30 King Georg, Cologne GERMANY
March 31 Haldern Pop Bar, Rees-Haldern GERMANY
April 1 Prinz Willy, Kiel GERMANY
April 2 Walhalla Studios, Wiesbaden GERMANY
April 3 Schocken, Stuttagart GERMANY
April 4 Nachtasyl, Hamburg GERMANY
April 5 Pools, Gottingen GERMANY
April 6 Eule, Munster GERMANY
April 7 Bi Nuu, Berlin GERMANY

Upcoming Ken Stringfellow Shows – Finland, Norway, and NYC

More dates on Ken Stringfellow’s ‘Danzig In The Moonlight’ tour have been announced for October:

Oct 9 – Ken Stringfellow @ Telakka, Tampere FINLAND
Oct 10 – Ken Stringfellow @ Kerubi, Joensuu FINLAND
Oct 11 – Ken Stringfellow @ Bar Loose, Helsinki FINLAND
Oct 12 – Ken Stringfellow @ Dynamo, Turku FINLAND
Oct 14 – Ken Stringfellow @ Revolver, Oslo NORWAY
Oct 27 – Ken Stringfellow @ Jazz Foundation Loft Party, New York City USA (only US date this year)

The Rocksucker blog is publishing an extensive interview with Ken on the making of ‘Danzig In The Moonlight’ – you can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.

The Posies Play “Frosting On The Beater” In Seattle, Portland

Nov 17 — The Posies play Frosting on the Beater at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR (w/Curtains For You) GET TICKETS
Nov 19 — The Posies at the Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA (w/Curtains For You) GET TICKETS

Also, Ken will be touring in the US the week prior, playing with Tav Falco’s Panther Burns and solo. Those dates are below:

Nov 9 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns (KS on bass) & KS solo at Thee Parkside Lounge, San Francisco CA
Nov 10 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Nov 11 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at Emo’s, Austin TX
Nov 12 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at the Hi Tone, Memphis TN
Nov 13 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Siberia, New Orleans LA
Nov 14 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns & KS solo at Cafe Nine, New Haven CT
Nov 15 — Tav Falco’s Panther Burns at Rodeo Bar, New York City NY

Win a Meet & Greet with the Posies & Brendan Benson

On Twitter? Help promote the Posies’ upcoming US tour with Brendan Benson & Aqueduct, and you could win a pair of meet & greet passes to the show in your city.

More info, from the team at Brendan Benson’s website:

How do you enter? It’s simple. Tweet about the tour. Don’t spam your friends and make it natural, not some robotic advertisement. Add your own personality to it. You MUST include the link to Brendan’s tour page (http://bit.ly/bbposaq) and the hashtag #bbposaq. Tweets that don’t have BOTH of them will be disqualified. If you can fit them in, Brendan’s Twitter is @_BrendanBenson and The Posies are @ThePosies.

Two days before every show, we will contact the winner and give them all of the details (ex: for Milwaukee on 11/5, we will contact the winner on 11/3).

We will also have random merch giveaways along the way to keep you going! There will be some goodies from The Posies tossed in there for good measure.

The Posies Touring the US with Brendan Benson, Aqueduct

The Posies will be touring the US in support of ‘Blood/Candy’ with Brendan Benson and Aqueduct. Check the tour dates page for links to ticket information.

Nov. 5 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Nov. 6 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
Nov. 7 – Southgate House, Newport KY
Nov. 9 – The Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Nov. 10 – Outland Live, Columbus OH
Nov. 11 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale PA
Nov. 12 – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester NY
Nov. 13 – The HighLine Ballroom, NYC
Nov. 14 – The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia PA
Nov. 16 – Royale, Boston MA
Nov. 17 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Nov. 18 – Cat’s Cradle, Carborro NC
Nov. 19 – Exit/In, Nashville TN
Nov. 20 – The Loft, Atlanta GA
Nov. 21 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Nov. 24 – Granada Theatre, Dallas TX — no Brendan Benson on this date!
Nov. 26 – La Zona Rosa, Austin TX
Nov. 27 – The Argentum, Houston TX
Dec. 1 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Dec. 3 – Club Nokia @ LA Live, Los Angeles CA
Dec. 5 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Dec. 8 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland OR
Dec. 11 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle WA

Posie US Festival Dates + Big Star Brief

The Posies will be playing “Frosting On The Beater” at the Taste of Randolph Street Festival June 20th in Chicago (5:30pm – 6:45pm), and they’ll also be at Charlotte Pop Fest in Charlotte, NC on September 24th.

Advance tickets for Charlotte Pop Fest are available here. (Please note they are only allowing 100 advance tickets for the Posies’ show… so get them soon.)

Big Star news:
+ Rhino confirms a box set is in the works.
Scarlett Johansson is covering “I Am The Cosmos” on her next record.

On the topic of Big Star, Bud Scoppa posted a never-published article from 2000 last week on his blog. It comes highly recommended – you’ll see that in the comments, Jody Stephens calls it “one of the best pieces [he’s] ever seen about the band.”

Here’s a snippet on the Posies:

Says Jody Stephens, who handpicked the Posies to fill in the holes for the reunited Big Star: “Frosting on the Beater does to me what all my favorite albums do: They surprise me with a sense of wonder much like the kids in ET must have felt when all their bikes took to the air.”

JA PLAYS AS PART OF JOHN WESLEY HARDING’S "CABINET OF WONDERS"

Jon will be playing a show on 4/1/09 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA with John Wesley Harding and comedian Eugene Mirman (from “Flight of the Conchords”) as well as John Roderick (of the Long Winters), Thee Sgt.Major III, and writer/novelist Sherman Alexie.

For more info go here to Jon’s Myspace posting.