Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Breakout 2k10: Free Energy @ Mid East in May

Hotline hearts Free Energy: At the start of the year I was on FNX Radio’s morning show and listed a few relatively unknown bands I thought were going to break through in 2010. While Beach House and Yeasayer have made me proud so far, I’m still waiting for Lissy Trulllie to shine through (we’ll revisit her in the summer after producer Bernard Butler wraps up her debut album).

But another pick, Philadelphia rock n’ roll bandits Free Energy, are stating to make some riff-waves and the DFA Records product hits the Middle East in Cambridge on May 26. Attendance is mandatory.

The band’s James Murphy-produced debut album “Stuck On Nothing” was released digitally last month, but gets the brick-and-mortar treatment through DFA and Astralwerks on May 4. Predictably, Free Energy’s cowbell-loving party-anthem vibe went over well at SXSW a few weeks back, and the tour dates below are sure to spread the band’s summer love juice across the States. Crack a cold one and peep the full tour itinerary after video of Free Energy's St. Patrick’s Day performance on David Letterman:

Free Energy US Spring Tour Dates

04/21: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
04/22: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Café
04/23: Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
04/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
04/26: Madison, WI @ Annex
04/27: West Liberty, IA @ Secrest 1883 Octogonal Barn*
04/28: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom*
04/29: Lake Geneva, WI @ Knotty Pines Farm*
04/30: Monticiello, IL @ Kalyx Center*
05/01: Maquoketa, IL @ Codfish Hollow Barn*
05/14: Lewiston, ME @ Bates College
05/26: Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs +
05/27: Hamden, CT @ Space +
05/28: Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church +
05/29: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
06/01: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 +
06/02: Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor +
06/04: Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits +
06/05: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar #
06/06: St. Paul, MN @ The Grand Old Day Festival
06/06: Orlando FL @ Backbooth #
06/08: Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree +
06/09: Nashville, TN @ The Exit In +
06/10: Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird +

* = Daytrotter Presents: Barnstormer III
+ = w/ Jukebox The Ghost
# = Jukebox The Ghost solo dates

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