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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Headphones album, David Bazan will be doing a Living Room Tour that’ll focus heavily on songs from that album, along with songs from the Bazan and Pedro The Lion catalog. David will be joined by Yuuki Mathews on these shows.

Tickets for the last tour sold out very quickly so we decided to book a couple of nights in a few towns so more people have chance to get tickets. We also have a new ticketing system that’s more streamlined that should help make the buying process and ticket downloads a little easier. And to avoid a massive rush for tickets… we’re putting tickets on sale in two phases.

TICKETS FOR PART 1 ON SALE: April 15 @ 2pm (central time).

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Wed May 13 : Boise ID – HOST NEEDED
Thu May 14 : Salt Lake City UT
Fri May 15 : Fort Collins CO
Sat May 16 : Omaha NE
Sun May 17 : Minneapolis MN
Mon May 18 : Madison WI
Tue May 19 : Chicago IL
Wed May 20 : Chicago IL
Thu May 21 : Morton IL
Sat May 23 : Indianapolis IN
Sun May 24 : Kalamazoo MI
Mon May 25 : Ann Arbor MI
Tue May 26 : Sarnia ONT
Wed May 27 : Toronto ONT
Fri May 29 : Southbridge MA
Sat May 30 : Beverley MA
Sun May 31 : New York NY
Mon June 1 : Brooklyn NY
Tue June 2: Philadelphia PA

TICKETS FOR PART TWO ON SALE: May 1 @ 2pm (central time).

Fri June 19 : Philadelphia PA
Sat June 20 : Baltimore MD
Sun June 21 : Raleigh NC
Tue June 23 : Atlanta GA
Wed June 24 : Nashville TN
Thu June 25 : Memphis TN
Fri June 26 : Tulsa OK
Sat June 27 : Dallas TX
Sun June 28 : Houston TX
Mon June 29 : San Antonio TX
Tue June 30 : Austin TX
Thu July 2 : El Paso TX
Fri July 3 : Tucson TX
Sat July 4 : Los Angeles CA
Sun July 5 : Los Angeles CA
Mon July 6 : San Francisco CA
Tue July 7 : Oakland CA
Thu July 9 : Portland OR

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R.I.P. Anne Tkach

April 9, 2015

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We’re very sad to hear the news of Anne Tkach’s death. She was a kind and talented person who will be missed by all that knew her. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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UPDATE APRIL 14: The submission deadline has passed and we’re starting to sort through the emails and put together the tour schedule. We’ll start getting back to people by the end of next week. Stayed tuned for updates. 

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We’re looking for people to host Mike Doughty Living Room Shows in JUNE & JULY 2015. If you live in continental United States we’d like to hear from you! Please read everything below and get in touch if would like to host. Contact info at the bottom of this post.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, APRIL 10.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends, some signed Mike Doughty merch and our eternal gratitude.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft space, gallery or studio space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or any easy-access interior space would would work. Be realistic on how many people your space can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Nearby parking or public transportation is always helpful. And your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside, unless specifically cleared with the band ahead of time.

2. Ticket price will be $30. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a detailed list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows usually start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post the address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is an open heart, a chair for Mike to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we can let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. A private “dressing room” type area must be available for Mike.

11. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please send an e-mail to:

IMPORTANT!
1. You read everything above and it’s all cool?

2. Send an email to doughty@living-room-shows.com with this info:
- a. Your address.
- b. A few photos of the space where the show will happen.
- c. Please put “Mike Doughty Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!

We’re looking for someone to host a Califone Living Room Show in Austin TX on April 10.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the host. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

Please read all of this and get in touch right away if you can host a show… contact info at the end.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft, small gallery, studio or other private space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. We just need to borrow 3 armless chair for the guys to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please follow these steps:

IMPORTANT!

1. READ THIS

2. email califone@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Califone Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to you after the submissions deadline if we can confirm a show at your place.

Thanks for your help!

SXSW 2015

March 16, 2015

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None of our artists will be at SXSW this year.

 

Come out and say hello! No stage, no sound system. It’s just Will and a guitar, playing songs and telling stories. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets.

Tickets on sale now!

Feb. 11 : San Antonio TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 12 : Houston TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 13 : Mobile AL – IMC @ Satori Coffee House
Feb. 14 : Waverly AL – Living Room Show @ Standard Deluxe – TICKETS
Feb. 15 : Birmingham AL – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 16 : Atlanta GA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 18 : St. Petersburg FL – Craftsman House Gallery

* Tickets for shows in Mobile and St Petersburg available directly from the venues.

Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2014

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Will Johnson is headed out to play Living Room Shows in November. No stage, no sound system. It’s just Will and a guitar, playing songs and telling stories. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets.

Tickets on sale now.
BUY HERE

Wed Nov 12 : Tulsa OK
Thu Nov 13 : Springfield MO
Sat Nov 15 : Sioux Falls SD – SOLD OUT
Sun Nov 16 : Minneapolis MN
Mon Nov 17 : Charles City IA
Tue Nov 18 : Madison WI
Wed Nov 19 : MiIwaukee WI
Thu Nov 20 : Champaign IL
Fri Nov 21 : Bloomington IN
Sat Nov 22 : Lexington KY
Sun Nov 23 : Memphis TN

Please help us spread the word about these shows. Click here to join the Facebook Event for the show you’re attending and invite your friends.

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These shows will be Tim Rutili of Califone and Michael Krassner of Boxhead Ensemble playing solo sets and collaborating on songs and improvised music. & we will have some very special guests joining us for a few of these shows.

I’ve had some of the best musical and creative experiences of my life working with Michael. He’s done some incredible production work for Califone on Heron King Blues, Roots & Crowns and Stitches and we’ve worked together on many film projects (Rank, Here, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes & more).  We performed together at MOMA in 2010 and Sundance in 2011 for Braden King’s Here; The Story Sleeps. This is the first extended Boxhead tour since 2001. Hope to see you at one of the shows. Cheers! TR

BUY TICKETS HERE

July 21 – Los Angeles CA
July 22 – Oakland CA
July 24 – Portland OR
July 25 – Portland OR
July 26 – Seattle WA
July 27 – Seattle WA
July 28 – Eugene OR
July 30 – Woodside CA
July 31 – Long Beach CA
August 1 – Palm Springs CA
August 2 – Phoenix AZ

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We’re happy to announce the release of Clap Your Hands new album “ONLY RUN” on June 3. The album will be independently released by the band in North America with distribution and marketing help from The Orchard. Big Nothing will release the album in Japan and XtraMile Recordings will be releasing everywhere else.

If you’re in North America, you can order the CD or Vinyl directly from Undertow and get a link to a full album instant download after your purchase is complete.

BUY IT
CD or Vinyl direct from CYHSY’s web store
Digital Album at iTunes
Digital Album at Amazon

SUMMER TOUR
06/02 : Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06/03 : Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06/04 : Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
06/05 : Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
06/06 : Orlando, FL – The Social
06/07 : Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
06/08 : Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06/10 : Iowa City, IA – The Mill
06/11 : Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
06/12 : Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
06/13 : Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph
06/14 : Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/16 : Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
06/17 : Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
06/18 : Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/26 : Kingston NY – BSP Kingston
06/27 : Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/28 : Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/24 : Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
07/25 : Cincinnati, OH – Fountain Square
07/26 : St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
07/27 : Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/28 : Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/29 : Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/30 : Boise, ID – Neurolux
08/01 : Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
08/02 : Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08/03 : Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
08/05 : San Francisco, CA – The Independent
08/07 : Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
08/08 : San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/09 : Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
08/11 : Austin, TX – The Mohawk
08/12 : Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
08/13 : New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
08/14 : Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
08/15 : Chattanooga, TN – Miller Plaza
08/16 : Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
08/17 : Richmond, VA – The Camel
09/06 : Tokyo, Japan – Club Quatro
09/08 : Osaka, Japan – Club Quatro

* Stagnant Pools will be opening all shows except Chicago, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga and Japan.