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THE BAND OF HEATHENS NOMINATED FOR "BEST DUO OR GROUP"

The Band of Heathens, whose current album One Foot in the Ether reached #1 on the Americana airplay charts and has won critical kudos from the indie-rock, alt-country and jam press alike, were nominated this week in the Americana Honors & Awards category of ”Best Duo or Group.” It is the band’s second nomination for the Honors & Awards; the first was last year’s nomination for “Best Emerging Duo or Group.”

In what will prove a pivotal year for the Band of Heathens, the quintet will also perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park in August, and at the Wakarusa festival in Arkansas. Also this past year, the band performed on the nationally televised PBS program Austin City Limits on a bill with Elvis Costello.

The guys in the Band of Heathens are fond of saying they became a unit by accident. But one might argue that a kind of destiny was involved in the merger of singer/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks with bassist Seth Whitney and drummer John Chipman, all of whom came from various solo careers and groups. Their new album, One Foot in the Ether, offers irrefutable evidence that they were meant to be together — and have evolved into a solid entity worthy of the comparisons they receive to the Black Crowes, the Band and Little Feat.

Maverick magazine called One Foot in the Ether album “a quality album from a quality group,” adding, “If you haven’t caught up with this group, why not?” The Wall Street Journal reviewer pronounced their live show at SXSW 2009 the “best set I came across during my five nights in town.” Blurt noted: “An album that echoes their down-home resolve, One Foot in the Ether finds them putting their best foot forward.”

The Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will be held Thursday, September 9 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Other nominees in the “Best Duo or Group” category include the Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Dave Rawlings Machine.

According to band member Gordy Quist, “We're really pleased to be nominated for this award by the Americana Music Association and to be named along with such amazing artists.  The AMA has supported us from the very start and it's a real honor to be embraced by the Americana community."

SUMMER U.S. TOUR DATES

Fri., May 14  WICHITA FALLS, TX Iron Horse Pub
Sat., May 15  AMARILLO, TX Homer’s Backyard Ball
Sun., May 16  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX Gruene Hall
Thurs., May 20  BELTON, TX Schoepf’s Backyard
Fri., May 21  AUSTIN, TX Antone’s
Sat., May 22   GREENVILLE, TX Municipal Auditorium
Fri., May 28  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX Whitewater Amphitheatre
Sat., May 29  HOUSTON, TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Thurs., June 3  OZARK, AR Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival
Fri., June 4  ARLINGTON, TX Levitt Pavillion
Thurs., June 10  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX Whitewater Amphitheatre
Fri., June 11  KERRVILLE, TX Kerrville Folk Festival
Fri., June 18  LAKE CONROE, TX TBA Free Music Series
Wed., June 23  FORT WORTH, TX Ranch Radio Free TX Music Series
Thurs., June 24  LITTLE ROCK, AR Sticky Fingerz
Fri., June 25  FORT SMITH, AR
Riverfront Blues Festival, Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park
Sat., June 26  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Wormy Dog Saloon
Sun., June 27  PLANO, TX Love and War in Texas
Thurs., July 1  AUSTIN, TX Unplugged at the Grove
Fri., July 2  SEGUIN, TX Freedom Fiesta
Sat., July 3  FULTON, TX Charlie Robinson Bay Bash
Sun., July 4  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX Whitewater Amphitheatre
Fri., July 9  FREDERICKSBURG, TX Crossroads Saloon
Sat., July 10  EL CAMPO, TX Greek Brothers Oyster Bar and Grill
Wed., July 21  DURANGO, CO Abbey Theatre
Thurs., July 22  FRISCO, CO Band in the Gazebo
Fri., July 23  TELLURIDE, CO Telluride Americana Music Weekend
Sat., July 24  CARBONDALE, CO Carbondale Mountain Fair
Sun., July 25  DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre
Wed., July 28  SALT LAKE CITY The State Room
Thurs., July 29  DRIGGS, ID Main Street Park
Fri., July 30  KETCHUM, ID Whiskey Jacques

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The Band of Heathens Nominated for Americana Honor/Award

The guys in the Band of Heathens are fond of saying they became a unit by accident. But one might argue that a kind of destiny was involved in the merger of singer/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks with bassist Seth Whitney and drummer John Chipman, all of whom came from various solo careers and groups. Their new album, One Foot in the Ether, offers irrefutable evidence that they were meant to be together — and have evolved into a solid entity worthy of the comparisons they receive to the Black Crowes, the Band and Little Feat.

Maverick magazine called One Foot in the Ether album “a quality album from a quality group,” adding, “If you haven’t caught up with this group, why not?” The Wall Street Journal reviewer pronounced their live show at SXSW 2009 the “best set I came across during my five nights in town.” Blurt noted: “An album that echoes their down-home resolve, One Foot in the Ether finds them putting their best foot forward.”

The Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will be held Thursday, September 9 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Other nominees in the “Best Duo or Group” category include the Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Dave Rawlings Machine.

According to band member Gordy Quist, “We're really pleased to be nominated for this award by the Americana Music Association and to be named along with such amazing artists.  The AMA has supported us from the very start and it's a real honor to be embraced by the Americana community."

SUMMER U.S. TOUR DATES

Fri., May 14  WICHITA FALLS, TX  Iron Horse Pub

Sat., May 15  AMARILLO, TX  Homer’s Backyard Ball

Sun., May 16  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX  Gruene Hall

Thurs., May 20  BELTON, TX  Schoepf’s Backyard

Fri., May 21  AUSTIN, TX  Antone’s

Sat., May 22   GREENVILLE, TX  Municipal Auditorium

Fri., May 28  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX  Whitewater Amphitheatre

Sat., May 29  HOUSTON, TX  McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Thurs., June 3  OZARK, AR  Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival

Fri., June 4  ARLINGTON, TX  Levitt Pavillion

Thurs., June 10  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX  Whitewater Amphitheatre

Fri., June 11  KERRVILLE, TX  Kerrville Folk Festival

Fri., June 18  LAKE CONROE, TX  TBA Free Music Series

Wed., June 23  FORT WORTH, TX  Ranch Radio Free TX Music Series

Thurs., June 24  LITTLE ROCK, AR  Sticky Fingerz

Fri., June 25  FORT SMITH, AR  Riverfront Blues Festival, Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park

Sat., June 26  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  Wormy Dog Saloon

Sun., June 27  PLANO, TX  Love and War in Texas

Thurs., July 1  AUSTIN, TX  Unplugged at the Grove

Fri., July 2  SEGUIN, TX  Freedom Fiesta

Sat., July 3  FULTON, TX  Charlie Robinson Bay Bash

Sun., July 4  NEW BRAUNFELS, TX  Whitewater Amphitheatre

Fri., July 9  FREDERICKSBURG, TX  Crossroads Saloon

Sat., July 10  EL CAMPO, TX  Greek Brothers Oyster Bar and Grill

Fri., July 23  TELLURIDE, CO  Telluride Americana Music Weekend

Thurs., July 29  DRIGGS, ID  Main Street Park

Fri., July 30  KETCHUM, ID  Whiskey Jacques

Upcoming shows @ the Fox Theatre - week of April 12

Here's what the Fox Theater show are upcoming.   This list is updated as of today, April 12th, 2010.  To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit the Fox Theater's website.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted.

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Tues 4/13                 
9pm  --  Rogue Wave
w/Man/Miracle & JBM

Wed 4/14                  
9pm    -- Girls
w/ Dum Dum Girls & the Swayback

Thurs 4/15               
9pm   --  Citizen Cope
w/ Gin Wigmore
SOLD OUT

Sat 4/17     

5:30pm   -- The Boulder Cannabis & Music Festival

w/ Ukulele Loki, Onda, The Widow’s Bane, DJ Earth, Sunken state & Bricabrick              

Mon 4/19                           
9pm    -- US Air Guitar
w/ special guest

Tues 4/20                   

7:30pm  --  High on Fire
w/Black Cobra          

Wed 4/21                  
9pm -- White Rabbits
w/Here We Go Magic

Thurs 4/22               
9pm  -- MadLib (DJ set) & Alex B
w/  DJ Low Key

Fri 4/23                   
9pm   --  RE: CREATION
Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set), Hallucinogen (Live) &
Prometheus (Benji Vaughn Live)

Sat 4/24
                    
9pm  --  RE:CREATION
Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set) & Younger Brother (DJ set)
w/ special guest

Mon 4/26      

9pm  -- The Antlers

w/Phantogram & special guest

Wed 4/28                 
7:45pm  -- Iration
w/Through the Roots, Slaughterhouse Roots & Pacific Dub

Thurs 4/29               
7pm  --  Andre Nikatina

9pm  --  Andre Nikatina

SOLD OUT

Fri 4/30           
9pm  --  Collie Budzz 

Sat 5/1                     
1pm  -- Boulder Brew & Music Fest
The M.T.H.D.S, Umconscious, Speakeasy Tiger, Vices I Admire,
My Own Device & Josh McWilliams

Fri 5/7                     
9pm  -- Zion I & the Grouch
w/Macklemore

Sat 5/8  -- Mountain Standard Time: Summer Luau
9pm                            w/special guest

Sun 5/9                    
8pm   --   Toots & the Maytals
w/special guest

Mon 5/10              
9pm  --  Devin the Dude
Suite 420 Tour
w/the Coughee Brothaz

Tues 5/11               
9pm  --   Kaki King
w/ An Horse

Wed 5/12                 
9pm  --   Matt Pond PA
w/Bobby Long

Thurs 5/13               
9pm  ---  One Be Lo
w/special guest

Fri 5/14  ---   Octopus Nebula & Dubskin
9pm                           w/Mikey Thunder

Sat 5/15    -- Revolutions Per Minute Tour
ft: Talib Kweli & Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal) 
w/special guest

Tues 5/18               
9pm ---  Tallest Man on Earth
w/Nathaniel Rateliff

Wed 5/19                            
9pm  -- 30DB
w/special guest

Fri 5/21   -- Dead Floyd
9pm   w/special guest

Sat 5/22                   
9pm   --    Elephant Revival – CD Release
w/Taarka

Sun 5/23 &                
Mon 5/24   -- The Expendables
9pm     -- w/Dirty Penny, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds & Big B


Thurs 5/27
  --  Conspirator – LATE NIGHT SHOW

1AM

Thurs 5/27               
7:30pm --   Ego vs ID
w/Foma

Fri 5/28 --     The Acidophiles
8:30pm   --   w/Sensory Orchestra & Omega

Sat 5/29   --MC Chris
9pm  --   w/special guest

Sun 5/30                  
9pm  --    Jon “Barber” Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits)
w/special guest

Sat 6/19                  
TBA  --    Dawes
w/special guest

Thurs 8/19 --    Surprise Me Mr. Davis (The Slip & Nathan Moore)
9pm                   ft: Marco Benevento
w/special guest

Upcoming Shows @ Boulder Theater -- week of March 29

Here's what shows are upcoming at the Boulder Theater as of March 29. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. New shows and additions are noted in blue.
Wed Mar 31 Boulder Weekly Films
8pm "The Hurt Locker"
$8.00 / All ages / 8pm
Thurs Apr 1 Costa
7:00pm Fly Fishing Film Tour
GA / All Ages / $18.50
Fri Apr 2 Westword
8:00pm Savoy
w/Fresh2Death, JFlash & Hathbanger
with guests
GA / All Ages / $18.00 / $20.00 Day of show
SOLD OUT
Sat Apr 3 Axis Labs
9:00am Northern Colorado Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships
5:00pm Guest Poser: Branch Warren
All Ages / Gold: $61.50 / Silver: $41.50 / Bronze: $30.00 / Rsvd Balcony: $30.00 / Pre-Judge: $19.00

Mon, April 5 An Evening with
7:30pm Straight No Chaser
Reserved=$29.50, GA=$24.50 / All Ages
SOLD OUT
Tues, April 6 An Evening with
7:30pm Straight No Chaser
Reserved=$29.50, GA=$24.50 / All Ages
SOLD OUT
Wed Apr 7 La Sportiva & Blurr
8:00pm Movie: "Core", a climbing flick by Chuck Fryberger
GA/ All Ages / $15.00
Thur, April 8 KGNU presents
8:00pm Habib Koite & Bamada
w/ Pachedu
GA / 21+ / $24.00
April 9 & 10   KGNU and Boulder Weekly present
9:00pm Dark Star Orchestra
GA / 21+ / $30.00
Tues Apr 13 Radio 1190 & Westword
8:30pm The Whigs & Band of Skulls
w/ the 22-20's
GA/ All Ages / $18.50
Wed Apr 14 97.3 KBCO
8:00pm Indigo Girls
w/guests
GA / All Ages / $43.50
Thurs Apr 15 Perpetual Groove
9pm GA / All Ages / Advance: $20.00 / Day of Show: $22.00
Fri Apr 16 Live Nation presents
9:00pm Lotus
w/ Beats Antique
Advance = $27.50 / Day of show = $30.00 / Two day pass = $46.00/ All Ages
Sat Apr 17 Live Nation presents
9:00pm Lotus
w/Wood Hands
Advance = $27.50 / Day of show = $30.00 / Two day pass = $46.00/ All Ages

Apr 20 & 21  97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
8:00pm The Avett Brothers
w/ Truth and Salvage Co.
GA / $34.00 / 21+
SOLD OUT
Thurs Apr 22 AEG Live & KYGO
8pm Dierks Bentley & the Travelin' McCourys
"Up on the Ridge" Tour
w/ Hayes Carll
GA / $44.00 / $55.00 WITH CD PRE-ORDER / 21+
Fri Apr 23 18th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment
9:00pm Onda Latin Grass Band & Mountain Standard Time
GA / 21+ / Advance =$22.00/ Day of event = $24.00
Sat Apr 24 Radio 1990's Basementalism
9:00pm Chali 2na & House of Vibe
w/Whiskey Blanket (video release show with Matty C)
GA/ All Ages / Advance = $20.00 / Day of show = $23.50

Sun Apr 25 97.3 KBCO
7:00pm e-Town
Natalie Merchant & Horse Flies
GA/ $24.00 / All Ages
Thu Apr 29 An Evening with Larry Carlton Trio
8:00pm w/ Robben Ford
Limited Seating / $43.00 / All Ages
Fri, April 30 KGNU and KUVO present
8:00pm       King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
GA / 18+ / $26.00

Wed May 5 Sonos
8:00pm w/guests
Reserved: $28.50 / GA: $21.50 / All Ages
Thurs May 13 Drive-by Truckers
8:30pm GA / All Ages / $30.00
On sale 3/13
Tues May 18 Live Nation
8:00pm Henry Rollins
GA / All Ages / $31.00
On sale 3/12
Wed June 30 Jesse Cook
w/ guests
GA: $28.00 / Reserved : $37.00 / All Ages

Thurs Sept 9 STS9
9:00pm GA / $42.00 / All Ages

All tickets are part of Red Rocks package and available through STS9 store

Martin Sexton tour to hit Bonnaroo

Martin Sexton’s spring and summer tour dates have just been announced and include several highlights: appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo, plus a run of dates supporting Dave Matthews Band.

Starting close to home with a New Haven date on April 15, he will headline such key markets as DC 930 Club, New York Nokia Theatre, Chicago Park West, Los Angeles House of Blues, San Francisco The Fillmore, Vancouver Commodore, Boston House of Blues and more.

The New York Times noted that Sexton “jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man’s supple instrument . . . his unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer’s goal: to amplify the sound of an ordinary heart.” And Rolling Stone adds, “His outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.”

Sexton exclaims, "It's an exciting year: I've got a brand-new record and a new band. I feel strongly about the songs I'm singing and we look forward to hopping on the bus and spreading it around the world."

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Thurs., April 15  NEW HAVEN, CT Toad’s Place

Fri., April 16  WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club

Sat., April 17 BOSTON, MA House of Blues

Sun., April 18 SYRACUSE, NY Wescott Theatre

Tues., April 20 TRAVERSE CITY, MI City Opera House

Wed., April 21 ANN ARBOR, MI The Ark (2 shows)

Thurs., April 22 INDIANAPOLIS, IN The Vogue

Fri., April 23 CHICAGO, IL Park West

Sat., April 24  MADISON, WI Majestic Theatre

Sun., April 25  ST PAUL, MN Fitzgerald Theatre

Wed., April 28  NEW ORLEANS, LA House of Blues

Thurs., April 29 NEW ORLEANS, LA Jazz & Heritage Festival

Fri., April 30  ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse

Sat., May 1  NASHVILLE, TN Mercy Lounge

Wed., May 5  PHOENIX, AZ Compound Grill

Thurs., May 6  SAN DIEGO, CA Belly Up

Fri., May 7  SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Fillmore

Sat., May 8   W. HOLLYWOOD, CA House of Blues

Sun., May 9 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow’s

Tue, May 11 ARCATA, CA Humboldt Brewery

Wed., May 12  EUGENE, OR W.O.W. Hall

Thurs., May 13  VANCOUVER, BC Commodore Ballroom

Fri., May 14 PORTLAND, OR Crystal Ballroom

Sat., May 15 SEATTLE, WA The Showbox

Sun., May 16  SPOKANE, WA Knitting Factory

Tue, May 18 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory

Wed., May 19 SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Depot

Thurs., May 20 DENVER, CO Ogden Theatre

Fri., May 21 KANSAS CITY, MO Crosstown Station

Sat., May 22  ST. LOUIS, MO The Pageant

Sun., May 23  CINCINNATI, OH 20th Century Theatre

Sat., June 5  NEW YORK NY Nokia Theatre

Fri., June 11  MANCHESTER, TN Bonnaroo

Wed., June 23 CLARKSTON, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre;

w/ Dave Matthews Band

Fri., June 25 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH Blossom Music Center;

w/Dave Matthews Band

Wed. June 30 CAMDEN, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center;

w/Dave Matthews Band

Thurs., July 1 CAMDEN, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center;

w/Dave Matthews Band

Harlem Shakes LP Release Party This Thurs. At Williamsburg Hall Of Music

Harlem Shakes as we know it were born in 2006, after an earlier incarnation of the band went to college and went nuts. Lexy still sings lead, and Brent still plays the drums (and drum machine), but now Kendrick plays keyboards, Jose plays bass, and Todd plays guitar. Everyone sings.  Harlem Shakes have toured with Deerhoof, Vampire Weekend, and Beirut, and opened for Wire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Arctic Monkeys, and various other famous bands with animal names. Burning Birthdays, the band's self-released debut EP, came out in 2007 to wide acclaim, earning generous praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, AllMusic, Stylus, The Village Voice, and the blogs. Pitchfork complimented their "frenetic clip of hooks," and sometime Magnetic Field-er LD Beghtol of The Voice called them "lethally charming" and one of "the Best of New York." The band is sure that all this good luck must come at some kind of lurking, damning cost.

After extensive touring and a bit of schooling, the band got back together with Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen, Passion Pit, White Rabbits) to record their first full-length album, Technicolor Health. The result is one of the most quietly ambitious pop albums in ages. Much like Blur fused English pop traditions and contemporary sonics to forge Brit Pop, Harlem Shakes meld the Great American Songbook with unmistakably contemporary textures, creating what one might call "Am Pop." Influences as disparate as the Band, Randy Newman, Carlos Santana and Spank Rock inform the soundscapes, but the vibe is too coherent to be called eclectic. Technicolor Health invokes the synthesized Latin percussion that plays outside the band's apartments every night as they're trying to fall asleep, and the classic rock radio they listen to with hilarious regularity. These are social songs: instruments meander, trade off lines, and counter each other's rhythms and melodies, but ultimately they come together again on the chorus, or in an ecstatic outro or bridge, for a singalong family dinner. Harlem Shakes also have an unapologetically literary lilt; writers like Leonard Michaels, Wislawa Szymborska, and David Berman echo in Lexy's lyrics.

Technicolor Health was made after and during some tough times (involving serious sickness) for the band. The record captures the weary, hopeful, and sometimes triumphal vibe of that period in their lives. Above all, the album is about surviving abject shittiness. But it's also about what new-wave bands and new-wave revival bands call, "modern life," as lived by five thoughtful men in their early and mid-twenties during a weird, sometimes miserable, mostly thrilling historical moment. Harlem Shakes have been obsessed by pop music their whole lives, and after all the reiterations, they still have great faith in its power to make you and them feel a little better about things, and to say something vital, and God willing, maybe even enduring.