Centro-matic Tour


Following up a successful East Coast tour, Centro-matic are taking to the road again, this time with South San Gabriel (as a well as friends Sleepcar (which includes Jim Ward of Sparta), The Broken West, Bobby Bare Jr. and Langhorne Slim).

Centro-matic released the split double album, Dual Hawks, with South San Gabriel back in June. Will Johnson is the primary behind both bands. The album has been met with praise in The Boston Globe, PopMatters, Pitchfork, Spin and Aquarium Drunkard, to name a few. Look forward to an upcoming feature on these hyper-talented bands here on JamBase before too long. The Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood says Centro-matic's music "comes on like a sound from a distant dream, something new, yet unmistakably familiar…They're the best live band in America and know how to make great records…One of life's pleasures that I look forward to passing on to my kids." Take that to the bank!

Centro-matic Tour Dates
Sep 2 @ Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Sleepercar and South San Gabriel)
Sep 3 @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, California (w/ Sleepercar and South San Gabriel)
Sep 5 @ High Dive Seattle, Washington (w/ Sleepercar and South San Gabriel)
Sep 6 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregon (w/ Bobby Bare Jr.)
Sep 8 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah (w/ South San Gabriel)
Sep 9 @ Hi-Dive, Denver, Colorado (w/ The Broken West and South San Gabriel)
Sep 10 @ Slowdown Jr, Omaha, Nebraska (w/ The Broken West and South San Gabriel)
Sep 11 @ The Picador, Iowa City, Iowa (w/ Langhorne Slim and The Broken West)
Sep 12 @ Orpheum Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin (w/ Langhorne Slim and The Broken West)
Sep 13 @ Billikin Club - FREE SHOW - St. Louis, Missouri (w/ South San Gabriel)


[Published on: 8/3/08]

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WARPAR Sun 8/3/2008 08:03AM
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Such a great band. Too bad they're not playing the east coast.

FreeHawk Sun 8/3/2008 12:09PM
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Dual Hawks is a gem of an album and should be in many folks top albums of '08 when the year ends. Will Johnson for president.

KCReb Mon 8/4/2008 06:26AM
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I've been waiting for JamBase to do something about these guys. Don't miss this show if they come around!

snappy Mon 8/4/2008 07:16AM
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With any luck, KC, I'll be talking with Will Johnson this month for a JamBase feature. In the meantime, here's a piece I did elsewhere around the last Centro-matic album:


aquariumdrunk Mon 8/4/2008 07:33AM
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Some great support w/The Broken West, Bobby Bare Jr, and Langhorne Slim!

KCReb Mon 8/4/2008 09:23AM
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Nice article snappy. I was in Denton going to college a few years back and Will has become one of my favorites. Lookin forward to the upcoming interview.