A Fine Frenzy and Brandi Carlile are touring together for the Vh1 "You Oughta Know" tour. You really oughta know about these girls, both are brilliant, if you're in any of these cities check them out.
Last spring, VH1 expanded its successful "You Oughta Know" new music promotion franchise to concert halls across the country with its first-ever "You Oughta Know" tour featuring Mat Kearney and special guests The Feeling and Rocco DeLuca & The Burden. The tour was a hit and VH1 is proud to give the ladies a turn this time with the second YOK tour featuring Brandi Carlile with special guest A Fine Frenzy.
A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22 year-old Alison Sudol. Born in Seattle to dramatic-arts teacher parents, she developed a strong love for the fantastic literary worlds of CS Lewis, Charles Dickens and others, while becoming a passionate author in her own right. She immersed herself in classical music, Motown, Aretha Franklin, swing bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Technicolor movies and classic 1950's television. After teaching herself to play piano, she found solace in the new global British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay and Keane, etc... She was also moved by the diatonic minimalism of Philip Glass and the transportive allure of Icelandic music (Bjork, Sigur Ros.) Inspired, Alison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy - hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs with the power to reach around the world.
VH1 "YOU OUGHTA KNOW TOUR" FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE WITH SPECIAL GUEST A FINE FRENZY 09/06 - Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Music Hall 09/08 - San Francisco, CA - Filmore 09/11 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues 09/12 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues 09/13 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 09/14 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee 09/15 - Tucson, AZ - Riatto Theatre 09/19 - Austin, TX - Texas Union Ballroom 09/20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 09/21 - Houston, TX - Meridian 09/22 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues 09/24 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay SoundStage 09/25 - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre 09/26 - Nashville, TN - City Hall 09/28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 09/29 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! 10/01 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 10/03 - New York, NY - Filmore (Irving Plaza) 10/04 - New York, NY - Filmore (Irving Plaza) 10/05 - Boston, MA - Orpheum 10/07 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground 10/10 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 10/11 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 10/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theatre 10/14 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews 10/16 - St. Louis, MO - The pageant 10/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave 10/18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 10/20 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre 10/23 - Boise, ID - Big Easy 10/24 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy 10/25 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 10/27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 10/30 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre 11/02 - Seattle, WA - Paramount
about the music is back and online once again. Yup, I'm married now, getting used to the ring on my finger, getting used to being back in colder weather and wishing I was still in Rome. Well the summer is almost over but autumn/fall is on the way, and if you want something to look forward to, how about a josh ritter tour?
Paste Magazine Presents JOSH RITTER (full band tour):
03-Oct-07 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Ballroom 04-Oct-07 Boston, MA Somerville Theater 05-Oct-07 Boston, MA Somerville Theater 06-Oct-07 Westport CT - TBC 09-Oct-07 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club 11-Oct-07 Charlottesville, VA - TBC 13-Oct-07 Lewisburg, WV - Carnegie Hall Performing Arts Center 14-Oct-07 Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage radio show 15-Oct-07 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig 16-Oct-07 Chicago, IL - Park West 17-Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center 18-Oct-07 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater 20-Oct-07 Boise, ID - Egyptian Theater 21-Oct-07 Seattle - Showbox 22-Oct-07 Portland - Aladdin Theater 23-Oct-07 Portland - Aladdin Theater 24-Oct-07 San Francisco - Bimbo's 365 Club 25-Oct-07 Los Angeles - El Rey 27-Oct-07 Tucson, AZ -Plush 29-Oct-07 Austin, TX - the Parish 31-Oct-07 Birmingham AL - Workplay 01-Nov-07 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 02-Nov-07 Nashville, TN - Exit-Inn 03-Nov-07 Louisville, KY - Headliners 04-Nov-07 Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House 0?-Nov-07 Carrborro, NC - Cat's Cradle - TBC 07-Nov-07 Philadelphia - World Cafe Live 09-Nov-07 New York - Webster Hall
New album, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, due out August 21 via Sony/Victor.
About The Music may be a little quiet for a while. You see, I'm getting married. When I get back from honeymoon and get an internet connection we'll be back, but until then kick back and relax with some time off.
Here's some news to keep you going:
Here is "Big Old House" performed by Bright Eyes from The Hottest State soundtrack: