Oberhofer Announces US Tour With Neon Indian & Sleigh Bells Including Dates With Cults, Eternal Summers & The Beets


This is what you need to know about the band Oberhofer: they sound fantastic. The 7″ they just released (“Away Frm U” / Dead Girls Dance”) is phenomenal. The guitars wail as though they are looking for release from this world, the drums are amazing, the entire sound is like nirvana for the ears. The lyrics do leave something small to be desired. Maybe it stems from Brad Oberhofer’s age (he is 19 after all), but the text-language spelled track names rub me the wrong way. The only redeeming quality to these lyrics is the way Oberhofer sings them. There is such an air of sincerity in his voice that you almost forget about the words themselves. Almost. Then again, I was that kid who sat and poured over lyrics so perhaps I am a bit jaded. Either way, this band sounds incredible live. There is so much energy and passion in these shows that you can’t help but fall in love with them. So, here lies the Oberhofer recipe to success. Record some badass songs in your parents basement in Tacoma, WA. When that house burns down, shake the loss off and move to New York, find a new band with an incredible sound and start shaping your art. See this band live. Do it now. Below are the tour dates for this summer.

5/14 – Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY !!
5/16 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA ^
5/17 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN ^
5/18 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI ^
5/19 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
5/20 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB ^
5/22 – Republik – Calgary, AB ^ #
5/23 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB ^ #
5/25 – The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC ^ #
5/26 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ^ #
5/30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA ^ #
5/31 – Satellite Club – Los Angeles, CA %
6/1 – Casbah – San Diego, CA & @
6/8 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
6/10 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
6/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH ^
6/12 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD ^

* w/ Cults
^ w/ Neon Indian
# w/ Sleigh Bells
% w/ Hands
& w/ The Beets
@ w/ Eternal Summers

!! w/ Widowspeak & Vacations

The Beets Announce Tour With Eternal Summers, Release New Song


More and more bands from Queens have been popping up, hoping to unseat Brooklyn as the New York borough with the most happening scene. Jackson Heights natives, The Beets, are the brainchild of Uruguay born frontman Juan Wauters and best friend Jose Garcia, creating lo-fi pop songs more remniscient of a time lost than the current New York scene. With their second album, Stay Home, in stores already, the band have set up a tour with friends Eternal Summers. Look for them on the road the next two months and check out the new song “Time Brought Age.”

 
04/23 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory $
05/18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern *
05/19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge *
05/20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle ~ *
05/21 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry *
05/22 Fargo, ND Aquarium *
05/24 Missoula, MT The Badlander *
05/25 Spokane, WA Craft House *
05/26 Vancouver, BC Media Club *
05/27 Seattle, WA Healthy Times Fun Club *
05/28 Portland, OR East End *
05/29 San Francisco, CA Hemlock/Popfest *
05/31 Los Angeles, CA Echo *
06/01 San Diego, CA Casbah *
06/04 Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas (Beerland) *
06/05 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival *
06/06 New Orleans, LA The Saint *
06/07 Birmingham, AL The Nick *
06/08 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
06/09 Charlotte, NC The Milestone # *

* = w/ Eternal Summers
^ = w/ Jeffrey Lewis
$ = w/ Davila 666, X-Ray Eyeballs
~ = w/ Crystal Stilts
# = w/ w/ Brilliant Colors

NYC Weekly Show Rundown!

Noah and the Whale, Luke Rathborne @ Bowery Ballroom

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

British Sea Power, A Classic Education @ Maxwell’s

The Sounds @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Royksopp @ Webster Hall

Noah and the Whale, Apex Manor @ Bowery Ballroom

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

British Sea Power, A Classic Education @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cheval Sombre, Jump Into The Gospel, Polock, The Lines, Ravens & Chimes @ Piano’s

Atlantic /Pacific @ The Rock Shop

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour @ (le) poisson rouge

Devotchka, Mariachi El Bronx @ Highline Ballroom

Fujiya & Miyagi, Project Jenny/Project Jan, Body Language @ Santo’s Party House

Polock @ The Rock Shop

The Beets, Beachniks, Las Robertas @ Union Hall

The Damnwells, Harper Blynn (formerly Pete and J), Howard Jennings @ Bowery Ballroom

Devotchka, Mariachi El Bronx @ Highline Ballroom

J Mascis, Kurt Vile, Call Of The Wild @ Mercury Lounge

Alexi Murdoch, Sam Amidon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cold War Kids, No Age, Baths @ Radio City Music Hall

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom

J. Mascis, Kurt Vile, The Violaters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Queens of the Stone Age, Dough Rollers @ Terminal 5

White Out with Thurston Moore @ White Stone

The Drums, Big Trouble, Patrick Cleandenim (DJ Set) @ Tribeca Grand Hotel

 

The Beets Go On Tour

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The Beets strive to capture the feel of the garage rock from the ’60’s, back when lo-fi was the norm. Hearkening back to the Ramones, their songs are quick and to the point, bare without being boring.

The formula is not altered too much on the band’s second album, Stay Home, which is out now on Captured Tracks. The band has also released a single from the new album, called “Time Brought Age” which you can check out right here!

Aside from the new album and track, the band has also announced their North American tour. You can see the Beets at several locations, including:

02/18 Vassar @ The Mug
02/19 Allentown @ Warehouse space
02/20 Washington DC @ Velvet Lounge
02/21 Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
02/23 Athens GA @ Farm 255
02/24 Nashville, TN @ Glenn Danzig’s House
02/27 Chicago @ Permanent Records In-store
02/27 Chicago @ The Hideout
03/1 Toronto @ Parts and Labour

NYC’s Weekend Show Roundup!


Cloud Cult, Fort Wilson Riot @ (le) poisson rouge

VHS or Beta (DJ Set), Das Pop @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Chain Gang of 1974, Sigmund Droid, Yanqui @ Glasslands

Devo, The Drums, The Neon Trees @ Hammerstein Ballroom

DOM, The Smith Westerns, Yellow Fever, Total Slacker, Sweet Bulbs @ Station 171

Frightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals, The Phantom Band @ Terminal 5

Allo Darlin @ The Rock Shop

Local Natives, The Ruby Suns, The Union Line @ Webster Hall

Delicate Steve, Golden Ages, Crinkles, Lawrence Welks and Our Bear To Cross @ Cake Shop

The Dresden Dolls @ Irving Plaza

Robbers on High Street (as ELO), Black Dragon, Blue Album Group, Gross Relations @ Mercury Lounge

The Felice Brothers, Adam H. Stephens of Two Gallants @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Das Racist, The Beets and more! @ Ridgewood Temple

Pavement Drop By Fallon, Play Last NYC Show Tonight


If you are lucky enough to spend the last night in NYC with Pavement today, make it a good one. The show starts only in a matter of hours. To hold you over until then, check out the performances the band did on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night! They played “Unfair,” and “Stereo,” the latter on the internet only, with contest winner Steve Goss. Lucky bastard. You can watch those below.

Pavement goes on at 8pm tonight at Central Park. Tickets are sold out. See you there!

Watch “Stereo” HERE

“Unfair”