Firewater - Magic Stick - Thursday May 29th
"In 2005, Firewater's Tod A embarked on what would become a 3-year sabbatical through the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia. Recording with a single microphone and a laptop in his pack, he captured performances with a vast array of musicians across India and Pakistan -- and eventually Turkey and Israel. Writing songs about the world he left behind in the US ("This Is My Life") and politics ("Borneo," "Hey Clown"), his acerbic wit shines on The Golden Hour, elucidating both the beauty and the absurdity of his world."
Firewater's touring band contains members of Skeleton Key, Lounge Lizards, Balkan Beat Box, PJ Harvey, and John Parish's band; and hail from the four corners of the globe: NYC, Tel Aviv, London and Denpasar!
Firewater also set the musical standard for other gypsy punk and world-inflected indie rock noteables such as Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box and Beirut.
check out some tracks here "Borneo" and "Feels Like The End of The World."
Watch a mini-documentary on the making of The Golden Hour.
Buy the new album NOW from Bloodshot Records,
May 23 - Boston, MA - Paradise
May 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
May 25 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star
May 26 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 28 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 29 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
May 30 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
May 31 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Club
Jun 03 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Jun 04 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Jun 06 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Jun 07 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy
Jun 08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Jun 09 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
Jun 11 - Ft. Worth, TX - Lola's
Jun 12 - Austin, TX - Emo's Lounge
Jun 13 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues - The Parish
Jun 14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun 15 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Jun 16 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Jun 17 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar