ra ra riot does soundfix
    • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008

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    photos by Chris Gayomali. See more photos HERE.

    There, quite possibly, may not be a more loveable bunch bopping about the scene these days than the peppy, precious popsters who comprise Syracuse NY's rag tag outfit, Ra Ra Riot. The band's recently released debut record, The Rhumb Line, has been a Fall standard 'round these parts...so we gathered half the office and made our way to Sound Fix in Brooklyn last evening to get a taste of the live evolution of the band. You might recall we filmed Ra Ra Riot in their infancy, almost two years ago, at the Canal Room. They were good then...they're even better now. Singer Wesley Miles is a comfortable kind of front man, twisting and turning his patented, pitchy melodies wherever he so pleases...all while Cellist Alexandra Lawn, violinist Rebecca Zeller, and bass player Mathieu Santos spin the light and loveable pieces of pop into a tizzy with swirling textures, and backbone to boot. Our only qualm? The band only managed to muster up a half hour set...though I suppose the fact that it was FREE made up for that one. Check out more pictures, and a full-slate of tour dates below. david pitz

    ra ra riot on tour
    10.15.08: Philadelphia, PA // Johnny Brenda's
    10.16.08: New York, NY // Bowery Ballroom // SOLD OUT
    10.17.08: Brooklyn, NY // Music Hall of Williamsburg // SOLD OUT
    10.18.08: Cambridge, MA // The Middle East Downstairs
    10.25.08: London // Push @ Astoria 2
    10.26.08: London // London Forum // SOLD OUT
    10.28.08: Newcastle // Newcastle Academy // SOLD OUT
    10.29.08: Glasgow// Glasgow Barrowlands // SOLD OUT
    10.30.08: Liverpool // Liverpool Academy // SOLD OUT
    10.31.08: Bristol // Bristol Academy // SOLD OUT
    11.01.08: Leeds//Cockpit
    11.03.08: London // Hoxton Bar
    12.03.08: Burlington, VT // Higher Ground
    12.04.08: Albany, NY // Valentines
    12.06.08: Swarthmore, PA // Swarthmore College
    12.05.08: Northampton, MA // Iron Horse Music Hall
    12.09.08: Newport, KY // Southgate House
    12.11.08: Louisville, KY // 930 Listening Room
    12.12.08: Nashville, TN // Exit/In
    12.13.08: Athens, GA // 40 Watt Club
    12.14.08: Asheville, NC // Grey Eagle
    12.16.08: Baltimore, MD // Ottobar

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    VIDEO: Ra Ra Riot @ The Canal Room - New York, NY
    Ra Ra Riot on Myspace

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