Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Love Language, Pomegranates, The Woulda Coulda Shouldas, Even Artichokes Have Hearts

Friday, October 15 2010, Manic Productions presents

Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York Street
New Haven, CT

7:00pm - All Ages - $10 ($8 advance)

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records or DETRITUS

The Love Language
After three decades of sonic observation, you start to realize what really good music sounds like. You know what you like. You like the Beatles. You like Thin Lizzy. You like Stevie Wonder. The declaration, “You’ll love this band!” no longer arouses much excitement. You’ve heard thousands of bands, millions of songs, and find little incentive to embark on any audible adventure when “The Boys are Back In Town” has already been written. In terms of music, we download it, we burn it, but we rarely really listen to it. Perhaps I’m being selfish, but I listen to the Love Language because they write music I wish I’d written. I often picture myself playing these songs for some awkwardly shy, yet strikingly beautiful French girl on a jetty in Quebec, romantically duping her with my plagiarized sentiments. Dishonest, yet undeniably feasible. I could figure out those chords on guitar, and placidly convince some girl that these thoughts and feelings were my own. It’s not like trying to pass off “Blackbird” as an original composition. As you strum, you begin wishing that these poetically mundane moments were parts of your own past, until you realize that they are. That’s what the Love Language is to me: The modest declaration of the universal obvious. Songs written about apartments you’ve lived in and rotary phones that you’ve hung up. Although McLamb’s arrangements are typically overcast, each song reminds you of the towering trees that relish each falling drop. That there are winners and losers, but sometime tragedy makes the most beautiful story. After all, no one would remember the Titanic had it not sunk. That is the Love Language- the celebration of the sinking ship. Bon Voyage.
– Jon Kirby, Wax Poetics
Merge Records

More Love Language dates:

Oct 13 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 14 Maxwell's w/ Roadside Graves Hoboken, NJ
Oct 15 Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place) w/ Pomegranates New Haven, CT
Oct 16 Blocktoberfest Philadelphia, PA
Oct 21 King's Royal Barcade w/ VeeLee and Laughing Man Raleigh, NC
Oct 23 Motorco Music Hall with 12,000 Armies and Cahes Rivers Durham, NC
Oct 25 Ram's Head Live with Jenny and Johnny Baltimore, MD
Oct 26 Jefferson Theater with Jenny and Johnny

Pomegranates hail from Cincinnati, OH, where drummer Jacob Merritt, guitarist Isaac Karns, and vocalist/guitarist Joey Cook launched the pop-based indie rock band in 2006. Taking influence from early Modest Mouse and Wolf Parade, the musicians honed their craft and issued the Two Eyes EP in June 2007. Bassist Josh Kufeldt joined the following year, and Pomegranates released their full-length debut, Everything Is Alive, that May. After sharing stages with the likes of Javelins, Islands, and Headlights, the band decamped to northern Kentucky to record their sophomore album, which was subsequently mixed and mastered by Aloha's TJ Lipple in Arlington, VA. The resulting Everybody, Come Outside!, a conceptual record whose sound paid homage to both Talking Heads and French Kicks, was released in April 2009
Afternoon Records

The Woulda Could Shouldas are a indie rock band from Norwalk. For fans of Maps & Atlases & Kings of Leon. Winners of The Space Battle of the Bands.

Even Artichokes Have Hearts:
Folk pop duo from New Haven with influences such as Ingrid Michaelson, Cat Power, and Bon Iver.

<a href="">Artichoked [the remix] by Even Artichokes Have Hearts</a>

Pomegranates tour:

Oct 14 The M Room Philadelphia, PA
Oct 15 Lily's Pad w/ The Love Language New Haven, CT
Oct 16 Empire Portland, ME
Oct 17 Cousin Larry's Danbury, CT
Oct 18 Great Scott Allston, MA
Oct 20 Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21 CMJ New York, NY
Oct 22 The Rock Shop New York, NY
Oct 23 Lemon Grove Youngstown, OH
Oct 24 Ottawa Tavern Toledo, OH
Nov 1 The Empty Bottle w/ Oh No Oh My Chicago, IL
Nov 2 The Frequency w/ Oh No Oh My Madison, WI
Nov 4 University of Minnesota w/ Oh No Oh My Minneapolis, MN
Nov 5 Zoo Bar w/ Oh No Oh My Lincoln, NE
Nov 6 Replay Lounge w/ Oh No Oh My Lawrence, KS
Nov 7 Hi-Dive w/ Oh No Oh My Denver, CO
Nov 8 Kilby Court w/ Oh No Oh My Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 9 Badlander w/ Oh No Oh My Missoula, MT
Nov 10 Empyrean Coffee w/ Oh No Oh My Spokane, WA
Nov 11 Sunset Tavern w/ Oh No Oh My Seattle, WA
Nov 12 Mississipi Studios w/ Oh No Oh My Portland, OR
Nov 14 The Crepe Place w/ Oh No Oh My Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 15 Rickshaw Stop w/ Oh No Oh My San Francisco, CA
Nov 16 Bootleg Theater w/ Oh No Oh My Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17 The Casbah w/ Oh No Oh My San Diego, CA
Nov 18 Rhythm Room w/ Oh No Oh My Phoenix, AZ
Nov 19 Black Market w/ Oh No Oh My El Paso, TX
Nov 20 Mohawk w/ Oh No Oh My Austin, TX
Nov 21 Hailey’s w/ Oh No Oh My Denton, Texas
Nov 22 Hi-Tone w/ Oh No Oh My Memphis, TN
Nov 23 The Dame w/ Oh No Oh My Lexington, KY

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