Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Maccabees Come to the States!

It's not often that I read Pitchfork, and it's even less often that I cite them for any music news, so that's when I was surprised to see who was opening for Bloc Party on the next leg of their spring tour: The Maccabees. While I expected the band to delve into the craziness that is SXSW, maybe it's good that they didn't. The band will be front and center, opening for one of the biggest British bands of their generation. While there have been no album or US label announcements, the band has a slew of great songs floating around the internet, from their latest "About Your Dress" to the remixed "X-ray" to their finest moment "Lego," it should be easy to get familiar with this band quickly if you haven't already. The band draws heavily on the same influences that make Bloc Party great, but they've tapped into a scene that has been referenced more and more as of late: late '90s DC post hardcore. This is a band that values Q And Not U as much as Gang Of Four.

05-27 Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
05-28 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome
05-29 Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
05-31 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
06-01 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
06-03 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
06-05 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
06-06 Boston, MA - WFNX Radio Show
06-07 Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall
06-09 San Francisco, CA - Live 105 Radio Show
06-11 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
06-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
06-13 Las Vegas, NV - Palms Casino Hotel
06-16 San Diego, CA - Concerts in the Park

[Myspace] The Maccabees
[mp3] "About Your Dress"
[mp3] "The Real Thing"
[Video] "About Your Dress" [Acoustic on C4]


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