Friday, January 22, 2010

Vetiver, Happy Birthday and Titles

Great grazing buffalo, Batman! Look at this lineup:

Vetiver released their debut album in 2004 on the small indie folk label DiCristina. Since the album's release Vetiver has toured extensively, opening for and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyan. Banhart is a revolving member of the band and joins them onstage often. They just released their new album "More of This" on Sub Pop and are on a pretty extensive tour:

1/14 Rochester, NY @ Lovin' Cup
1/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
1/16 Nelsonville, OH @ Ohio Winter Folk Festival at Stuart's Opera House
1/17 Morgantown, WV @ Mountain Stage
1/18 Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe
1/19 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Club Stage
1/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Meg Baird & Avi Buffalo
1/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House w/ Avi Buffalo
1/22 Hamden, CT @ The Space w/ Happy Birthday & Titles
1/23 Hudson, NY @ Jason's Upstairs w/ Kevin Barker

Happy Birthday is Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff), Chris Weisman, and Ruth Garbus. They formed in November 2008 to play one show at the punk-space "Tinderbox" in their hometown Brattleboro, Vermont. They were signed to Sub Pop after playing just the one show. Kyle needed a band to play his new pop songs because he was too scared to play by himself. They enjoyed playing with each other so much that they decided to keep doing it. They're self-titled debut album will be out on Sub Pop on March 16th. This is their only show in New England this year before embarking on a tour out west with Vivian Girls.

Titles are hometown heros from New Haven. If you haven't heard of these guys, you're really missing out. Their album Up With The Sun is one of my favorite local releases. This will be their first show in 6 months! They've been working on their highly anticipated Dirt Bell album, which should be out very soon.

I know you'll be there. I'd be happy just seeing Titles. This lineup just makes me wanna cry big tears of joy.

The Space - Jan 22nd
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

$12 ($10 adv) - 7:00PM

1 comment:

Dan said...

Vetiver was completely amazing...