The East Coast trio known as The Slip have announced a three night run in San Francisco for the middle of June. The shows will be intimate affairs with the largest room holding around 200 people. The mini-tour starts on Thursday, June 15th at the Cafe du Nord with the band shuffling across town to the Hotel Utah on Friday, June 16th. The third and final show of the run is Saturday, June 17th, across the bay at The Ivy Room in Berkeley, CA.
The contemporary avant-rock trio formed when bassist Marc Friedman and brothers Andrew and Brad Barr (Drums and Guitar/Vox, respectively) moved to Boston together after graduating from high school, where they had met and first began playing music as a group.
In the five years following their last studio release, the band has also spent more and more of their time off the road in their home studios, gradually honing a new and innovative approach to recording and distilling an overall songwriting vision. So pervasive a transformation has occurred that The Slip have even recently been accused - perhaps appropriately - of ‘changing everything short of their name’.
Acknowledging their heaviest state of growth and development in years, the band entered Q-Division Studios in March 2005 and began six months of utterly focused work with co-producer Mathew Ellard. The result is their soon-to-be-released, as-yet-untitled 4th studio album, which stands as the most cohesive and evocative work the band has put together thus far.
Slip Tour Dates:
6.03.06 Sustainable Living Festival | Coventry, RI
6.04.06 Hunter Mountain | Hunter, NY w/ Gov't Mule
6.15.06 Cafe Du Nord | San Francisco, CA w/ Black Fiction
6.16.06 Hotel Utah | San Francisco, CA
6.17.06 Ivy Room | Berkeley, CA w/ Disappear Incompletely
6.21.06 Symphony Hall | Boston, MA w/ My Morning Jacket
6.22.06 Symphony Hall | Boston, MA w/ My Morning Jacket
6.30.06 High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
7.20.06 Webster Theatre | Hartford, CT w/ Aberdeen City
7.21.06 Maxwell's | Hoboken, NJ w/ Aberdeen City