HOLIDAZE MERCH SALE!
Use the promocode MASS2LIGHT and get 15% off anything in our online store (including the final M:L vinyl stragglers). Sale ends December 8th. http://store.thedears.org
LAST CHANCE TO SEE!
Murray will be presenting an abridged version of MASS:LIGHT at M FOR MONTREAL as part of the Official Selection. Wednesday November 20th at 11:30PM. Tickets: http://goo.gl/GQjgzH
MURRAY & NATALIA & STROMBO
Can’t come to the show? That’s OK. Canadians should stay at home Wednesday November 20th and watch George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight at 7PM. Murray, Natalia and comedian Ali Hassan are on The Panel talking about working couples. http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/schedule
SPEAKING OF WHICH
Natalia is among the “touring moms” interviewed in Come Worry with Us!, a documentary that follows Thee Silver Mt Zion on tour with their son. The trailer almost gave me (Natalia) PTSD when I watched it. http://comeworrywithus.ca/
thedears.org (you are here)
Feb 28th: Toronto ON @ Sneaky Dees
March 1st: Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager house
March 2nd: Chicago, IL @ Township
March 3rd: Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits and Soundbar
March 4th: Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp
March 5th: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
March 6th: Denver, CO @ Merchant’s Hight Saloon
March 8th: Berkley, CA @ Starry Plough
March 9th: Los Angeles, @ The Hotel Cafe
March 10th: TBA
March 11th: San Diego, CA @ Eleven
March 12th: TBA
March 13th: Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Leaf
March 14th: Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 15th: Austin, TX @ SXSW @ TenOak Greenroom music source showcase
March 16th: Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
March 17th: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
March 18th: Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Room
March 19th: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 20th: Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
March 21th: Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
March 22nd: Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
March 23rd: Allston, MA @ Obrien’s pub
Happening now - Krief across Canada.
Sept 8th- Edmonton AB @ Artery
Sept 10th- Lethbridge AB @ The Slice
Sept 12th- Calgary AB @ Gateway- SAIT
Sept 13th- Kelowna BC @ Streaming Cafe
Sept 14th- Vancouver BC @ Waldorf Hotel
Sept 15th- Victoria BC @ Alix Gooldin Theater
Sept 18th- Regina SK- Artful Dodger
Sept 22nd- Windsor ON- Phog Lounge
Oct 6th – Toronto ON- The Drake Hotel
Express & Co
Nick Ferrio & His Feelings
Dj Jonny Trash & Friends
Saturday Aug. 11th
Yeah, we’ll be there. We hit the stage at 1AM at the ElMocambo, but come earlier to enjoy some of Quebec’s finest.
See you there! ♥ Natalia
Hey palz. Benvie here. Outside of, or alongside, my life in the rock universe, I am also a writer of things. These things occasionally include books. My skull-crushing new novel Maintenance will be arriving on bookshelves in a few weeks, courtesy of my good pals at Coach House Books, and there are a few events slated to get things GOING. So: heads up.
October 2nd: Coach House Fall Launch
The Sparrow, 5322 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
— This will be fun. C-House and Snare Books team up for a big night w/many authors and many drinks. Come early, ‘twill be a packed house.
October 3rd: Rob Benvie @ Mother Tongue Books
Mother Tongue Books, 1067 Bank Street
— I have no idea what to expect. I’ll be appearing with punk polemicist Krystin Dunion (The Dirt Chronicles) and urban fabulist Jim Nason (The Girl on the Escalator). Ottawa gets a bad rap, but every time I go there I have fun with wonderful humans. Do it!
October 5th: Coach House Toronto Fall 2011 Launch
The Dance Cave, 529 Bloor Street West
— A book launch at The Dance Cave is either the best or worst thing ever. But this promises to be a mighty thing. Impressive humans including Sina Queyras, David McGimpsey and other towering literary figures will be launching books. We will party. Come!
October 14th: Rob Benvie Launches ‘Maintenance’ Full Throttle Platinum Edition
Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave.
— This will be a blazing inferno of heartache and joy. With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST(S) WHO SHALL NOT YET BE NAMED. Details to come.
It has been told to me many times that, “indie rockers don’t read books.” Fuck that shit, prove ‘em wrong. Come on out.
There are more goofy events to come, and bonus “content” such as the MAINTENANCE AUDIO COMPANION, available soon via iTunes, etc.
Stay tuned via Twitter, the Coach House Books site, or write email@example.com for questions/queries/concerns.
Thanks bruvs. And, while you’re at it, keep cranking Degeneration Street. A large portion of this book was edited whilst on tour with The Dears, so with every crackle of a turned page, you can imagine Murray’s dulcet tones (if you so wish).
Benvie of The Dears
Setlist, from June 30th, 2011.
Thu April 14, 2011 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club Tickets
Fri April 15, 2011 - Paris, France @ Le Fleche D’or Tickets
Sat April 16, 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Tickets
Mon April 18, 2011 - London, UK @ Borderline (SOLD OUT)
Tue April 19, 2011 - London, UK @ Borderline (SOLD OUT)
Wed April 20, 2011 - Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge Tickets
Thu April 21, 2011 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts Tickets