Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Andrew Bird To Play End-Of-The-Year Show(s) In MPLS

Download: Andrew Bird - "A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left"

In addition to opening Wilco for for a few dates (including one in Minneapolis), it looks like Andrew Bird will be playing one, or even multiple, show(s) in Minneapolis at the end of the year. According to the Andrew Bird newsletter, most of his next few solo shows will be exactly that - which is to say, that Bird will be playing with no band. However, for his Minneapolis show(s) scheduled for mid-December, Bird will have his full band. That's good news because he'll have the skills of one Martin Dosh (as well as, Jeremy Ylvisaker, who is no slouch) to help back him up.

Furthermore, having seen Bird both by his lonesome and with a full band, I have to say that the full band experience is much, much better. To be fair, I saw Bird by himself at Lollapalooza last year, where the sound crew somehow mistook his sound for that of Lil' Jon's. As a result, the bass was mixed way, way too loud. So the moral of this story is: definitely go to these shows.

Concrete information (that is, time/date/venue) will be announced in a couple of weeks, in the middle of October.

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(Jonathan Graef)

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