Pillars & Tongues on Tour with Joan of Arc

Pillars and Tongues is on tour… again! This will be their fourth tour since the release of Lay of Pilgrim Park last year (fifth if you count Mark’s recent solo jaunt in France). They are joining Joan of Arc – with whom they frequently collaborate – as they traverse much of the eastern united states, and will be performing as four piece for several of the dates, accompanied by Ben from This is Cinema. It will be lush!

Pillars & Tongues Tour Dates

9pm, Friday, Jan 21 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
$5 w/ dREKKa, Learner Dancer, Sticky and the Bees

8pm Saurday, Jan 22 – Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling
$5 w/ Zak Riles, Nathan Salsburg

Sunday, Jan 23 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
w / Joan of Arc

Monday, Jan 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave

Tuesday, Jan 25 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
w / Joan of Arc

Wednesday, Jan 26 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
w/ Joan of Arc

Thursday, Jan 27 – Ybor City, FL @ New World Brewery
w / Joan of Arc

Friday, Jan 28 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
w / Joan of Arc

Saturday, Jan 29 – Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
w / Joan of Arc

Sunday, Jan 30 – Asheville, NC @ Blend Gallery and Hookah Bar

Monday, Jan 31 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
w / Joan of Arc

Tuesday, Feb 1 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
w / Joan of Arc

Wednesday, Feb 2 – New York, NY @ Zebulon
w / Hiro Kone, Highlife

Thursday, Feb 3 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase

Friday, Feb 4 – Baltimore, MD @ 2640
w / Highlife, more TBA

Saturday, Feb 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA

Sunday, Feb 6 – Columbus, OH @ Skylab
w/ Saint Seneca, others TBA

Shaun O’dell of Sword & Sandals’ Busy Week (Sonny Smith guest appearance)

Last night in Berkeley, Shaun O’Dell of Sword & Sandals and WR/DS (words) debuted a series of new prints on paper at Paulson Bott Press. The opening was accompanied by a live musical performance by WR/DS (Shaun O’Dell, Randy Lee Southerland & Jeff Anderson) pictured below at an opening for Daniel Higgs and Kyle Ranson. You can read more about the opening and the prints HERE. If you are in the Berkeley area then make your way over and take them in.

Then on THURSDAY January 20, 6-9pm, Gallery 16 will “attempt the improbable”. In their left hand they will present a new exhibition of prints by artists Amy Ellingson, Stefan Kirkeby, Shaun O’Dell and Inez Storer. While those balls are in the air, their right hand will attempt the ambitious book signing for the release of the long awaited book, These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, also featuring Shaun’s work. Empty Cellar artist Sonny Smith will provide the sonic backdrop for the evening.

Read more about that opening and book righta here.

Julian Cope Reviews Pillars and Tongues’ Lay of Pilgrim Park

Arch-Drude Julian Cope (Lord Yatesbury) has commenced his monthly reviews section for 2011CE with a glowing review of “the highly evocative, near religious sounds of LAY OF PILGRIM PARK, a magnificent work by Chicago trio Pillars & Tongues”.

Read the full review of what he calls a “delightful vinyl LP”. In this year’s first update of the Address Druidion, and pick up a copy for yourself at the Endless Nest Store.

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Lay of Pilgrim Park featured in Alarm Magazine

Thank you to Alarm Magazine for featuring PIllars and Tongues’ Lay of Pilgrim Park in their Unheralded Albums of the Year feature!

“With just three members, Pillars and Tongues manages to craft powerful folk abstractions and interwoven, trance-inducing vocal dynamics. Both composed and improvisational, these shifting forms evoke spiritual vibes in their soulful essence, heavenly harmonies, and repeated patterns.”
– Scott Morrow, Alarm Magazine

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