Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Show Is The Rainbow To Open For Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, "Chocolate Rain" Guy, In Minneapolis



(The Show Is The Rainbow, July 25th, 2007, The Empty Bottle, Chicago. Photo By Autumn Notter)

Download: The Show Is The Rainbow - "Gothic Cajun"
Download: Tay Zonday - "Chocolate Rain"
Download: Dan Deacon - "The Crystal Cat"
Download: Grizzly Bear - "Knife (Girl Talk Remix)"

SAF Records has announced fall tour dates for one of its artist, alterna-rapper The Show Is The Rainbow. The artist with the given name of Darren Keen is still touring behind his April release, Gymnasia. If you haven't seen The Show Is The Rainbow perform, then you haven't seen live music. Keen's show is an awesomely raucous multimedia presentation that often leaves him a shirtless, sweaty mess of a electronic concert. Or, to be much more brief, it's fucking kickass.

If you're seeing Girl Talk and Dan Deacon in Minneapolis on Oct. 5th, then you should get there early for The Show Is The Rainbow. He'll be opening the show, along with Minneapolis-based Tay "Chocolate Rain" Zonday.

Here are TSITR Tour Dates:

Sept. 8th, 2007
8:00P
Waiting Room w/ Eagle*Seagull & Columbia vs. Challenger
Omaha, Nebraska

Sept. 10th 2007
8:00P
High Dive
Denver, Colorado

Sept. 12th, 2007
8:00P
Modified Arts / BARK! BARK! BARK! (!!!!!!!!!) Phoenix, Arizona

Sept. 13th, 2007
8:00P
Scolari’s Office w/ Bad Dudes & Experimental Dental School
San Diego, California

Sept. 14th 2007
8:00P
The Smell w/Suishou No Fune
Los Angeles, California

Sept. 16th 2007
8:00P
The Uptown
Oakland, California

Sept. 18th 2007
8:00P
Fool’s Foundation
Sacramento, California

Sep 19 2007
8:00P
Hemlock Tavern
San Fransisco, California

Sept. 20th 2007
8:00P
Accident Gallery
Eureka, California

Sept. 21th 2007
8:00P
Ground Kontrol
Portland, Oregon

Sept. 22nd, 2007
8:00P
Comet Tavern
Seattle, Washington

Sept. 25th 2007
8:00P
Manium w/ TWIN (!!!!!!!!)
Olympia, Washington

Oct. 5th, 2007
8:00P
First Avenue w/ GIRL TALK
Minneapolis, Minnesota



Read MFR's take on Gymnasia here.

Read my interview with The Show Is The Rainbow here.

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(Jonathan Graef)

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