Saturday, December 19, 2009

Akron/Family - One Eyed Jacks - February 21, 2010

Akron/Family will bring their transcendent, engaging live show to the Southern United States this February. Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, the band's 2009 LP triumph, continues to be Akron/Family's bold new chapter in their always-evolving and ethralling sound.

Akron/Family's live spirit is best described by Time Out New York:

This "everyone’s invited" attitude is the crux of Akron/Family's performance philosophy, and it seems to work; word-of-mouth enthusiasm about its live show builds like a grassroots movement. Auxiliary brass, audience-participation percussion, the occasional impromptu parade into the street, all while managing to play the songs that fans want to hear – small wonder these shows are some of the only occasions when you can literally witness 200 New Yorkers smiling in unison.

All dates are with Warpaint:

2/17/2010 Greensboro, NC – Artiska Cafe
2/18/2010 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
2/19/2010 Orlando, FL – Back Booth
2/20/2010 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
2/21/2010 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (TicketWeb)
2/23/2010 Houston, TX – Walter's on Washington
2/24/2010 Austin, TX – The Parish
2/25/2010 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
2/26/2010 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
2/27/2010 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
2/28/2010 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light

[Akron/Family] delivers a style-hopping live show rich with improvisation and an exhuberant, communal spirit. – LA Times

The songs have grooves and set pieces like inlaid jewels…the band's musicianship has caught up with its ideas. – The New York Times

Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free truly lives up to its title by being both gloriously unhinged and joyously unrestrainted…music made with imagination really let off the leash. Long may they roam untamed. – BBC

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