port o'brien to release threadbare + tour
    • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 05, 2009

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    Alaskan/Californian band Port O'Brien sing with a gusto and bold honesty that glimmers in times populated by neofolk/freak folk pretention enthusiasts. It is an unfeigned appeal, a raw punch of energy and emotion in acoustic powered anthems with measured splash or unreserved energy, stories told in minutes, in highlighted bursts, songs that are bound to be shots to the head. It seems fitting that the recordings for their new album, threadbare (to be released October 6th), happened in two settings that reflect their songs: the intimate living room recording studio of a member of Papercuts, and then for the fuller, more involved songs, at an open studio in LA. The effect of the west coast is hardly noticeable here, though. This is authentic and gritty and beautiful in the way that only certain folk-pop songs could be. Catch the band on their tour, across Europe in August and across the US in the fall with Sea Wolf. Dates are listed below. - Laura Yan

    Port O'Brien on Tour


    8/14 - Haldern Pop Festival - Haldern, Germany
    8/16 - Summer Sundae Weekender - Leicester, England
    8/17 - Night and Day Cafe - Manchester
    8/18 - Borderline - London
    8/20 - Pukkelpop Festival - Kiewet, Blegium
    8/21 - Highfield Festival - Erfurt, Germany
    8/22 - Frequency Festival - St Polten, Austria
    8/24 - Noorderzon Festival - Groningen, Holland
    8/25 - Tivoli - Utrecht, Holland
    9/18 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, Oregon
    9/22 - The Media Club - Vancouver, British Columbia
    9/23 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, Washington
    9/25 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, Utah
    9/26 - Hi Dive - Denver, Colorado
    9/28 - The Slowdown - Omaha, Nebraska
    9/29 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    9/30 - Mad Planet - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    10/1 - Schubas - Chicago, Illinois
    10/2 - The Billeken Club - St. Louis, Missouri
    10/3 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, Indiana
    10/4 - Southgate House - Cincinnati, Ohio
    10/7 - Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, Ohio
    10/9 - Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, Ontario
    10/13 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, Massachusetts
    10/14 - Mercury Lounge - New York, New York
    10/16 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, New York
    10/17 - North Star Bar - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    10/18 - The Talking Head Club - Baltimore, Maryland
    10/19 - DC9 - Obama, Washington DC
    10/21 - Nightlight Bar and Clubv - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    10/23 - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
    10/24 - Exit In - Nashville, Tennessee
    10/27 - The Cavern - Dallas, Texas
    10/28 - Emo's Jr - Austin, Texas
    10/30 - Modified Arts - Phoenix, Arizona

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