Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Ruby Suns, The Union Line, Ghostwaves

Tuesday, October 26 2010, Manic Productions presents

Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven, CT

9:00pm - 21+ - $8

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

Fight Softly is the third album by New Zealand’s pop masters The Ruby Suns. Ryan McPhun (their prime mover) has the kind of voracious musical mind that cites as equal influences ’80s/’90s New Jack Swing and modern Angolan kuduro, Fleetwood Mac and Britney Spears, Brazilian tropicalia and Argentinean cumbia. He’s the kind of diligent, meticulous soul that spends days hunched over a laptop in a tiny rented studio in Auckland, NZ just to perfect a sequenced drum track (mission accomplished). And Fight Softly is the kind of head-spinning combination of big-picture vision and sumptuous detail that only comes from an artist with an urgent need to express all the stuff he’s seen. And you can dance to it! Sub Pop

The Union Line formed in early 2008 in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Drummer Tony Tancredi had been tour-managing bands since 2004 and was booking shows for acts Matt Costa and The Delta Spirit. Together with vocalist Richard Theisen, Johnny Wilson on keys, and brothers Jordan and Adam Sabolick on guitar and bass, The Union Line played their first show in February 2008 at The Gypsy Lounge. Quickly becoming a staple in the Orange County music scene, the band recorded their first album, which was released the following summer. They embarked on a west coast tour with friends The Local Natives, playing sold out shows at The Mint and House Of Blues of Anaheim, and caught the attention of One Little Indian Records, who began to license The Union Line’s anthem driven record.

Ghostwaves: Hartford, CT (via Ibiza, Spain) dream pop/chillwave.

The Ruby Suns/The Union Line tour dates:
Oct 20 - La Tulipe w/ Local Natives Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Oct 23 - Paradise Rock Club w/ Local Natives SOLD OUT!! Boston, MA
Oct 25 - Club Metronome w/ The Ruby Suns Burlington, VT
Oct 26 - Cafe Nine w/ The Ruby Suns New Haven, CT
Oct 27 - Trocodero w/ Local Natives Philadelphia, PA
Oct 28 - 9:30 Club w/ Local Natives SOLD OUT Washington DC
Oct 29 - Webster Hall w/ Local Natives SOLD OUT New York, NY
Oct 30 - Webster Hall w/ Local Natives New York, NY
just The Union Line:
Nov 3 - The Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Nov 5 - Daytrotter Rock Island, IL

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