Pillars and Tongues performing twice this weekend in Chicago

“The band defies easy categorization, unless you’re looking in that bin marked “essential.” – Chicago Tribune

Pillars and Tongues are performing two highly recommended shows this weekend in Chicago.

9:30 PM on Saturday, January 12th @ The Empty Bottle 1035 W. North Ave.
The Soft Moon
Majical Cloudz
Pillars and Tongues (1st of 3)

Read a preview for the Pillars and Tongues’ highly recommend set at the Chicago Tribune.

6 PM on Sunday, January 13th @ Saki!, 3716 w. fullerton ave.
Pillars and Tongues

Recommended by Windy Rock City.

California Tour dates for The Cairo Gang & Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society

Dylan Shearer New York and San Francisco Shows

Dylan Shearer is getting on a plane! And going to New York! And playing some shows! Our man, Dylan Shearer is gonna be in the Big Apple this weekend playing the We Listen For You CMJ showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall. The show’s this Saturday and starts at 12 – a seriously perfect chance to catch an afternoon drink. And it’s FREE. RSVP HERE.

The very next day, Shearer will make the trip out to Long Island City to play at the Resobox gallery. You can escape the CMJ madness and check out that event HERE.

Saturday, October 20: We Listen For You CMJ Showcase – Houndmouth, Port St. Willow, ARMS (acoustic set), Dylan Shearer, Conveyor (acoustic set) @ Rockwood Music Hall, Manhattan

Sunday, October 21: Dylan Shearer, Paradise Club, Wage Workers @ Resobox, Long Island City

Thus ends Dylan Shearer’s 2012 New York adventure, but his journey continues next Tuesday right here in sunny (for now) San Francisco. He will be playing the final night of Tim Cohen’s residency at Amnesia. Dylan ought to be pretty wiped by then, so come through, bring him some coffee, then stay for the DOPE show.

Tuesday, October 23: Tim Cohen, Dylan Shearer, Jessica Pratt @ Amnesia, SF

The Cairo Gang Live Shows + More

The Cairo Gang is playing some rad live shows this month in support of the The Corner Man (out 10/23). THEY WILL EXPLODE YOUR DOME!

Live Cairo Gang Dates:
9/26 – The Dirty Three + The Cairo Gang, Lincoln Hall, Chicago

9/27 – The Dirty Three + The Cairo Gang, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis

10/9 – The Cairo Gang, FREE In-store at Reckless Records (Broadway), Chicago (EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE!)

10/24 – Crime and the City Solution + The Cairo Gang, Slims, San Francisco

…also catch Pillars and Tongues tomorrow, Tuesday, night at Subterranean in Chicago!

9/25 – Here We Go Magic, Pillars and Tongues, Golden Birthday, Subterranean, Chicago

Announcing The Cairo Gang’s The Corner Man + Track Premiere on YVYNYL

He’s a man who loves music with every fiber of his being, and that comes through on tracks like this. – Mark Schoneveld, YVYNYL

Empty Cellar Records is proud to present our latest release The Corner Man, by Chicago’s notorious The Cairo Gang (In stores 10/23). PREORDER the album HERE

The Corner Man is the much-anticipated new LP by The Cairo Gang and the first full-length of new material since the impossible to find ’06 record Twyxt Wyrd. In the time between, Emmett Kelly and The Gang has worked on various projects including 2010’s Holy Clover, EP (Empty Cellar), and collaborations with Bonnie “Prince” Billy for the critically acclaimed LP and 10″, The Wondershow of the World and Island Brothers, both on Drag City. This is their first full length for Empty Cellar, and we couldn’t be more psyched to see how it’s come together. The Corner Man is a marked departure from Wondershow in presenting a diverse program of songs that explores Kelly’s own singular voice and production styles. It contains lush, full arrangements that span from tentative and intimate ballads, to searing guitar and deep pocket drumming – always with the lead voice way out front and a wild bed of gorgeous harmony just behind it.

On this effort Emmett is joined by Chicago musicians Leroy Bach (Wilco, The Boogie Band), Ben Babbitt (Pillars and Tongues, This Is Cinema), Sam Wagster (The Father Costume), avant-garde pianist Ben Boye. Mixed with worldly recording wizard David Vandervelde and mastered by Paul Oldham, The Corner Man is presented on glorious vinyl in an elegant old-style paste-on sleeve and letter-pressed obi.

Track Listing:
Side A: Everybody Knows / Now You are One of Us / Gland in Gland / Put on a Smile
Side B: Gone is the Light / Freak / Ill Force / There is Something Here

Pre-order: HERE
Learn more about The Cairo Gang: Emmett Kelly on Wikipedia