The Trouble with Sweeney have two lately announced shows this weekend:
July 25 | The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL | w/ OKGO and Bang!Bang!
July 26 | Old Saint George, Cincinatti, OH
Here are some nice press snippets to help encourage you to fall in love with them:
“5 out of 5″ – Alternative Press
“Sweeney’s 3 1/2-minute story-songs truly shine here, with lyrics as wryly literary as just about any found in modern indie-pop, and infectious tunes with inventive arrangements that suit the tales perfectly.” – Tucson Weekly
“Excellent and elegant” – The Portland Mercury
“One of the 2003′s must-see acts.” – Pittsburgh Pulp
“Joey Sweeney is one of the great pop troubadours of this fresh new century.” – Hybrid Magazine
Unwed Sailor are going out with Early Day Miners in August and a couple dates on their own at the beginning and end of the tour:
August 2 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dinkytowner
August 5 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 6 – Bloomington, IN @ Bears Place w/ Early Day Miners
August 7 – Louisville, KY @ Rudyard Kiplings w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 8 – Madison, WI @ The Terrace w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 9 – Peoria, IL @ Dunn Center w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 10 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 11 – NY, NY @ The Knitting Factory(The Tap Room) w/ Early Day Miners
August 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 13 – Washington D.C. @ The Black Cat w/ Early Day Miners
August 14 – Carrboro, NC @ GO! Studios w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 15 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 16 – Murfreesboro, Tn @ The Red Rose w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 17 – Memphis, TN @ Young Ave. Deli w/ Questions In Dialect
August 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas w/Snailhuntr
August 19 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s w/Snailhuntr
Also, Early Day Miners : Deep Harbor one-sided LP on btv will be in stores on 16 August and available on the tour.
Denison Witmer continues to tour with Jeff Hanson (Kill Rock Stars) and Saxon Shore are igniting the country with their touring. Saxxon Shore’s ::: Four months of Darkness is still on the CMJ top 200 charts at #149.
The newest btv artists, Bosque Brown, will be recording in September with Eric Fisher and Damien Jurado in Seattle. More details on that as soon as it’s happening. Damien’s vinyl only release, This Fabulous Century, is still impending for the btv.
I am in France at the moment, hoping to get home soon. I’ll be seeing the finale of Le Tour de France on Sunday and will be rooting for Lance Armstrong from the Champs-Elysees.