THE SLIP ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF 2006 SPRING TOUR
LOOK FOR THEM IN THE MIDWEST AND AT SXSW
The Slip embarks on a spring tour in March. The tour begins with The Slip headlining an 11-show, three-band bill with Apollo Sunshine (spinArt) and Sam Champion (Razor & Tie). The bands will tour through Montreal, Vermont, Upstate New York, Ohio, Chicago and Missouri. The band will then play
shows at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. In late March they will
return to Colorado for a short run of shows and then will complete the tour with a few more Midwest dates. The Colorado and Midwest dates will be announced shortly.
The Boston/Montreal trio nurtures a lucid blend of the abstract with the familiar. Coffee can guitars, tenor basses, steel pans, or 70's drum machines are as much a part of The Slip sound as the traditional bass, drums, guitar power trio. The trio's music is a new brand of mutant-pop, of instrumental finesse and imaginative songwriting that is evocative, dirty and danceable. The Slip has completed a new studio album co-produced by Matthew Ellard (Elliott Smith, Morphine), label and release date TBD. The Slip's side avante folk-rock project, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, recently released a studio EP called Only in Montreal.
Spring 2006 tour dates are as follows:
03.01 | Castaway's | Ithaca, NY *
03.02 | Main Hall | Montreal, Canada *
03.03 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT *
03.04 | Red Square | Albany, NY *
03.05 | Mezzanote | Syracuse, NY *
03.06 | The Icon | Buffalo, NY *
03.07 | Mr. Small's Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA *
03.08 | Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH *
03.09 | Little Brothers | Columbus, OH *
03.10 | Martyr's | Chicago, IL *
03.11 | Mojo's | Columbia, MO *
03.15 | Emo's Annex (SXSW) | Austin, TX (IODA Party) (2:00 PM Start)
03.16 | Friends (SXSW) | Austin, TX
03.22 | TBA | Colorado Tour
03.23 | TBA | Colorado Tour
03.24 | Sheridan Opera House | Telluride, CO+
03.25 | TBA | Colorado Tour
* with Apollo Sunshine and Sam Champion
+ with ENON
Visit www.theslip.com for show details and other information.
www.myspace.com/theslipmusic for even more information.
Who: Andrew Barr (drums), Marc Friedman (bass) and Brad Barr (guit, vox)
Instruments: drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, voices, synth, cuica, dulcimer, 6-string bass, tape recorders, shaker, tube xylophone, steel drum, Wurlitzer, Ford break drum, Boomerang, foam brush, ball bearings, cymbals, etc.
Style: Rock and Glow