Saturday, December 11, 2010, Asterisks Concerts presents
Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York Street
New Haven, CT
9:00pm - All Ages - $12 Advance (BUY TICKETS NOW) $15 at the door
bio from band's website
Since their brief residency at the Farm Colony, Freelance Whales have taken to city streets, subway platforms, and stages with their swirling nostalgia. Many people who found them playing in those public spaces, managed to forget what train they were supposed to take; some of them forgot what language they originally spoke. And so, after playing in New York City, almost exclusively, for about a year, they embarked on their first tour of the United States, and Canada. They saw buffalos posted on hilltops, armies of windmills, and lots of lovely people who let the music run their blood in reverse.
Miniature Tigers’ sound was forged in the bedroom of frontman Charlie Brand, only to quickly outgrow the space, with the band soon finding itself on stage, in the studio and signed to Phoenix’s Modern Art Records in short order. Brand’s lyrics – a mix of deeply personal insights and playful references to the disparate cultural artifacts that have informed his existence – and effortlessly constructed indie-pop arrangements have made fans in his native Phoenix and beyond.
Freelance Whales dates:
December 7th El Mocambo Club / Toronto, ONT
December 8th La Sala Rossa / Montreal, QC
December 9th Middle East / Boston, MA
December 10th Iron Horse / Northampton, MA
December 11th Lily's Pad / New Haven, CT
December 14th Johnny Brenda’s / Philadelphia, PA
December 15th Webster Hall / New York, NY