SO PROUD OF NEW YORK TONIGHT!
Think we might see some more of these guys in September!
Spring into action. Fall out of darkness and into sunshine singing songs with us here:
Saturday, April 10th Lewis and Clarke College Sunburn Music Festival
Sunday, April 11th FREE ALL AGES SHOW at Vera Project Seattle WA (Tickets avail at Sonic Boom Records and Wall of Sound Records this Friday, March 26)
Fri, Sat, Sun May 14, 15, 16 at Quixotes in Denver with Bad Weather California
See ya’ll out there. Love, Ak Ak
check out www.akronfamily.com/woodyproject if you haven’t already : )
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" But so many things have happened." yes we know. Well,
We went to Europe in November before Thanksgiving. There we met the Man from Prague who would greet us and we’d know him by the blue van. He carried the important paperwork. However dangerous, we would go on to befriend Vaclav. On the eastern side of Europe we would eat delicious Venison that his wife made and read about Leadbelly while watching his son play drums on the floor.
We got to work right away performing in Germany/Czech/France/England/Belguim/NL, for this was our cover and not to be broken. We nearly slipped when running into Wilco by the sea in Germany. Billy Bragg was onto us we could tell but we talked of Woody Guthrie and intellectual rights and narrowly avoided letting our purpose slip. Too many dangers in letting it see the light of day before its time. Refractions of this purpose were workshopped dutifully in the van. True New Beginnings for a New Album in ‘10. We are excited. Carefully, it was leaked into the performance expression vectors, allowing a subtle introduction to the ever present context machine.
On the final night all was brought to fruition. Returning from where we started, a star shaped egyptian felafel joint in Den Hague, whilst Low Anthem played dylan songs in the lobby and Malkmus, jet lagged checked his email, we snuck upstairs to discover and document the floating 6. It was true and we had come and done that which we came to do.
Perfect. Now we can go home in peace.
Akron/Family February ‘10 Tour Dates
all shows with Warpaint
Wed 2/17 Greensboro, NC- Artiska Club on UNC Campus
Thu 2/18 Athens, GA at 40 Watt Club
Fri 2/19 St. Orlando at Backbooth
Sat 2/20 Tallahassee at FSU Club Downunder
Sun 2/21 New Orleans, LA at One Eyed Jacks
Tue 2/23 Houston at Walters
Wed 2/24 Austin at Parish Theater
Thu 2/25 Dallas at Granada Theater
Fri 2/26 Memphis at Hi Tone
Sat 2/27 Nashville at Exit/In
Sun 2/28 Knoxville at Pilot Light
Wed 3/3 Brooklyn, NY at MHW
Say hello. Sing along. See you there.
the Woody Project
We have been asking friends to record versions of our song Woody Guthrie’s America. Inspiring, Surprising, and Beautiful versions are rolling in and we are trying to keep up with them by building a web home where they will stay dry and entertain you. But I could not wait. Here is the first one we got. It is from Charlyne Yi. Please enjoy. And, if you feel so inspired, send a version of your own to:
Once the site is up, we plan to open it up to everybody, and have a truly world-wide sing along. For now, plug in your boombox or ear plugs into your internet device and Enjoy!