Ken & Holly Announce US Tour for The Record

Holly & Ken Stringfellow The Record US Road Show Tour

Ken Stringfellow & Holly have announced tour dates for The Record, the country concept album recorded earlier this year in France. All shows are on sale now!

October 4th – Boulder, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 5th – Denver, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 6th – Jackson, Wyoming — living room show [Tickets]
October 7th – Badlands, South Dakota — living room show [Tickets]
October 8th – Bismarck, North Dakota — Laughing Sun Brewing Co. [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — living room show, early supper club show [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — later pop-up concert at the Yoga Garden [Tickets]
October 10th – Chicago, Illinois — living room show hosted by Pig & Weasel House Concerts [Tickets]
October 11th – Nashville, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 13th – Charleston, West Virginia — Fireside Bar & Lounge [Tickets]
October 14th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Liveburgh Studio [Tickets]
October 15th – New York City, New York — Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory [Tickets]
October 16th – Greenwich, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 17th – New Canaan, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 18th – Washington, District of Columbia — living room show [Tickets]
October 19th – Durham, North Carolina — living room show [Tickets]
October 21st – Lexington, Kentucky — living room show [Tickets]
October 22nd – Memphis, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 23rd – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 24th – Houston, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 26th – El Paso, Texas — Hope & Anchor [Tickets]
October 28th – Los Angeles, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 29th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 30th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 31st – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
November 4th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 5th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 6th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]
November 7th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]

Darius Minwalla Memorial This Sunday In Seattle

On June 14th, Neumos in Seattle will be hosting a memorial for Darius Minwalla. Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer, Matt Harris, and Joe Skyward will be present, though we don’t yet know who will be performing and when. All proceeds will benefit the Minwalla family.

Also, Hugh Cornwell was interviewed by Sean Nelson last week about Darius, who played drums in Hugh’s band for the past few years. You can read that interview here on The Stranger.

A cause of death has still not been determined.

The Posies show in WA on Halloween, + acoustic shows in the Netherlands

On October 31st, the Posies will be headlining the Pray for Snow party, held at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee WA. Tickets are available now for $10.

Later this year, Jon & Ken will be performing a number of acoustic duo shows in the Netherlands.

Nov 13 — Posies duo, P60, Amstelveen NETHERLANDS
Nov 14 — Posies duo, De Lakei, Helmond NETHERLANDS
Dec 10 — Posies duo, Ekko, Utrecht NETHERLANDS
Dec 19 — Posies duo, Nieuwe Nor, Heelen NETHERLANDS

View all upcoming shows, including two Big Star 3rd performances, at the tour page.

The Posies, KS + Big Star’s 3rd in WA

Upcoming shows in Washington:

Aug 23 — The Posies (acoustic), The Triple Door, Seattle WA (Two shows – an early one at 8pm, and a later one at 11pm. Tickets here. VIP tickets are available for a meet & greet/wine tasting with Waters Winery.)

Aug 29 — The Posies (acoustic), house show, Bellingham WA (Contact for info)

Aug 31 — Big Star’s 3rd, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA

Sept. 5 — FM Collective (KS will do some solo material), Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA

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


Jon has a short run playing as part of Spiral Stairs’ band in support of his upcoming Matador release “The Real Feel”, which Jon also mixed and helped produce. Live he will recreate many of the sonic bits on the record.

Find what Pitchfork had to say about Spiral Stairs and Jon here.

and Brooklyn Vegan here.

The dates in question are with one of The Posies’ all-time faves, Bob Mould. As part of the tour, Jon will also be playing the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco along with Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, and The Flaming Lips.

Here are the dates:

10/15 Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
10/16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/18 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
10/20 San Diego (Solana Beach), CA @ The Belly Up

Update: 20th Anniversary Shows, Disciplines Album and Posies Tribute Album

The Posies will be touring Europe acoustically for their 20th anniversary – dates are below:

April 8 John Dee, Oslo NORWAY
April 9 Blaest, Trondheim NORWAY
April 10 UKA Festival @ Driv, Trømsø NORWAY
April 11 Garage, Bergen NORWAY
April 12 Grottene, Stavanger NORWAY
April 13 Caféteatern, Stockholm SWEDEN
April 14 Pusterviksbaren, Gothenburg SWEDEN
April 15 KB, Malmö, SWEDEN
April 17 Route 66, Novi Sad SERBIA
April 18 tba, Zagreb CROATIA
April 19 Flex, Vienna AUSTRIA
April 20 Ekko, Utrecht NETHERLANDS
April 22 Bellevue Club, Brussels BELGIUM
April 23 Manuscript, Ostend BELGIUM
April 24 Trix, Antwerp BELGIUM
April 25 Bibelot, Dordrecht NETHERLANDS
April 26 Milkweg, Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
April 27 Effenaar, Endhoven NETHERLANDS
April 28 D:qliq, Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG

They will also be doing four shows in the Northwestern U.S. for their 20th anniversary; these will be full-band shows.

May 14 The Posies 20th Anniversary Shows @ Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma WA
May 15 The Posies 20th Anniversary Shows @ Winterland, Bremerton WA
May 16 The Posies 20th Anniversary Shows @ Dante’s, Portland OR
May 17 The Posies 20th Anniversary Shows @ Neumo’s, Seattle WA

There are also two new Disciplines shows in Norway that will take place before the full-band Posies shows in May, and a Big Star show in London in August.

The Disciplines’ first full-length album, ‘SMOKiNG KiLLS’, will be released May 5th in Norway & Denmark on Voices Music and Entertainment. One of the songs from the album, “Yours for the Taking,” appears on a bonus CD that comes with the April issue of Q magazine (with all tracks selected by R.E.M.).

Lastly, the Posies tribute EP ‘Beautiful Escape: The Songs Of The Posies Revisited’ is out now on Burning Sky Records and can be ordered on the Myspace page. The EP features 7 songs (including one EP-only song) from the 3-CD release that will be out in May.

Jon At Triple Door This Weekend

Saturday July 14
8PM (All Ages)
$10 adv/ $12 day of

Don’t miss this just added co-headlined show with two of Seattle’s finest
indie rock talents! David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and Jon Auer of the Posies
will each perform solo acoustics sets in an intimate setting.

$10 adv./ $12 dos.