BTR Artists On Tour!

Hurry up! Even though there are great shows all throughout the wintertime, touring does slow down during the holidays. Bands have families too, and it’s the time of year to spend with them instead of running around entertaining us all over the country. Here are three bands you should catch on their tours beforehand.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is the brainchild of Alex Ebert, originally of Ima Robot. He got dropped from his major label, moved to the woods, eschewed cell phones, and wrote music as fictional character Edward Sharpe. His songs are sprawling, cinematic, folk-pop tunes, enhanced by his girlfriend’s incredible voice. Their song “Home” has been licensed quite a lot. You might recognize it from Gossip Girl or Community, just to name a few. I haven’t seen this act live, but if their recent performance on David Letterman is any indication, their hippie earnestness makes for a particularly entertaining show. They’ll be all over the West Coast before taking a break for winter.

11/24 – El Mocambo Club – Toronto, ON, Canada
11/25 – El Macambo Club – Toronto, ON, Canada
11/27 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/28 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
11/29 – The Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
12/1 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
12/2 – Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
12/4 – The Bell Tower – Pullman, WA
12/5 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
12/8 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC, Canada
12/9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/10 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
12/12 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/14 – The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA

This time last year Real Estate was still in their parents basements in New Jersey, occasionally venturing to Brooklyn to play uncrowded shows. Now the little Jersey band that could is playing big venues and was one of the best acts at CMJ. Dreamy, summery rock is exactly the kind of pick-me-up you need for your emerging winter blues. It seems fitting, since this was one of the first bands I discovered in 2009, to end the year catching them on tour. Their live show has improved leaps and bounds since last winter. They sound like a band that’s been touring around for much longer than a year. Catch them in these size venues while you still can!

11/24 – Echo Curio – Los Angeles, CA
11/25 – Modified Arts – Phoenix, AZ
11/26 – Black Market – El Paso, TX
11/27 – Mohwak – Austin, TX
11/28 – City Tavern – Dallas, TX
11/29 – Sticky Fingerz – Little Rock, AR
11/30 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
12/1 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
12/2 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
12/3 – TBD – Baltimore, MD
12/4 – Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY

Capgun Coup is Conor Oberst’s Team Love’s latest signee. Like the record label, they are from Omaha, Nebraska, and will tour much of the South through Christmastime. They play rickety punk tunes that sound a lot like other similar 60s-inspired bands these days – Ty Segall, for instance. Capgun Coup is one of the few bands touring all the way through the holiday season, though they’re a band I’d recommend any time of the year.

11/24 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
11/25 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/27 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX
11/28 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/29 – Cin El Ray – McAllen, TX
11/30 – Walter’s on Washington – Houston, TX
12/1 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
12/2 – One Eye Jacks –  New Orleans, LA
12/3 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
12/4 – Sluggos – Pensacola, FL
12/5 – The Social – Orlando, FL
12/6 – Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
12/7 – Lenny’s – Atlanta, GA
12/8 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
12/9 – The Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/10 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayettville, AR
12/11 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
12/12 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/13 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/27 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

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