Magnetic Morning US Tour Dates Commencing October '08---dates added
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:17 AM
Any other Austinites, hit me up, cause I'm not sure my hubby or any of my friends would be interested in going.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:12 PM
Magnetic Morning, Swervedriver Schedule Shows
Magnetic Morning to hit studio this fall to craft debut LP
Photo by Christy Bush
Lest you thought something had put the kibosh on Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino and Swervedriver frontguy Adam Franklin's Magnetic Morning, the band has a whole mess of tour dates around North America to attend to this fall. Around that time, the two gents will take Magnetic Morning into the studio to start working up their debut full-length.
Franklin's no stranger to the studio these days, in fact. According to the band's website, members of the recently reformed Swervedriver took a little time out of a recent tour to do some recording in Portland. Just don't go sounding the "new album" alarm quite yet: Franklin, Jimmy Hartridge, and Steve George spent a day at the Dandy Warhols' Odditorium complex, where they took part in some sort of project the Dandys have cooking that features bands piggybacking on each other's backing tracks. Uh, don't get too excited either: the backing track the Swervedriver guys played over came courtesy of the Bravery. Yikes.
Something you can get excited about: a pair of Swervedriver dates this week in the UK.
10-15 Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
10-16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10-17 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
10-18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10-20 Boston, MA - Great Scott
10-21 Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
10-23 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
10-24 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
10-25 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
10-26 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10-27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
10-30 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
11-01 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11-02 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11-03 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
11-04 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11-07 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11-08 Austin, TX - Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
11-10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09-16 London, England - Scala
09-18 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:24 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:54 PM
what do you think?
Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:07 PM
what do you think?
Interpol finished their OLTA tour a couple of months ago and they are on a break. not dates are scheduled for a long while. most likely they won't play for at least another year. we don't know anything official yet.
The date ilike refers to is Sam Fogarino side project Magnetic Morning
Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:50 AM
The openers were both worth hearing. The chalkboard behind the bar said that the first band was Julie Ocean, but it wasn't. Apparently they broke up a couple of days ago--or a couple of days before the start of the tour. At any rate, the opener was The Brother Kite. A friend of mine hooked me up with their record a little while ago, and it's really pretty good. I don't know if they just opened for the Boston show or what. Next up was Springhouse. I thought some of their songs were much better than others. Jack Rabid seems like a funny guy. He dedicated one song to a woman who he said had traveled all the way from Tokyo to see them.
Magnetic Morning are playing as a five piece. It's Franklin on guitar and vocals, Sam on drums, Blasco (yay Blasco!) on guitar, Jimmy Lavalle (the Album Leaf) on keys/synths, and Josh Stoddard on bass. I totally should have grabbed a setlist, but I didn't. They must have played almost all of their songs, though. The last two were Cold War Kids and Athens 5--both excellent. The whole set just sounded really good... these guys are experienced, talented musicians, and it was fun to watch and hear them go at it. Blasco has some funky dance moves, too. :)
Afterwards I bought the new full-length cd at the merch table and hung around for a minute. I've been wanting to properly meet Sam--not just wave or smile or say hi at a signing or whatever--for a long time. He was talking in a circle with three women whom I've seen at 'pol shows. He signed their cds and I waited. As he walked away from them I called his name and introduced myself. As many people have said, he is a very nice guy, and not at all intimidating once you start talking with him. He's very natural--very much as you would expect from interviews. I told him how much I enjoyed the show and how good they sounded, and that my friends who couldn't catch the show would be sorry they'd missed it. He said that he knew not to expect too much--that he knows this isn't Interpol or Swervedriver, and then I said, "but it's great!" and he thanked me. I mentioned that it was cool to see Blasco again, and he said that they'd been friends for about 10 years, that he played with Blasco in Blasco Ballroom and that whenever he does a project it's always natural to call on him. Oh... and he was fascinated for a second by the rubber label on my camera bag. ^_^
Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:00 AM
I didn't know Blasco did play guitar too.
how many songs did they play, more or less? did you get to take any pics?
oh and Sam is an absolute sweetheart...
Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:43 AM
Jack Rabid and Sam Fogarino--I think Jack was telling Sam how the drumstick ended up in the light.