Preparing for New Years Eve. Olympic Auditorium Complex, December 2, 2010. Get sassy.
Stellar show with Manchester Orchestra at the Bluebird on Sunday. Great band, and even greater dudes. We wish them the best as they travel to New York to open for Kings of Leon at Madison Square Garden next week. Solid.
Here are some pictures from the show, courtesy of Tim Weilert and Something Like Sound:
This Friday, November 12th, we are headed up to Fort Collins for a show at Road 34. Joining us will be our dear friends from Long Beach The Fling, who are on their way out to Kansas to start a 3-week tour supporting Delta Spirit. We’ve sung our praises for this band for quite some time now, and are ecstatic to see them get this great opportunity with DS; we highly recommend both bands. Also on the bill up in the Fort is the fantastic band and “Fest” regulars 10-4 Eleanor.
(poster photography by Jacob Poehls)
The Fling will also be playing on Saturday the 13th in Denver at the Larimer Lounge, opening for one of our favorites Brothers O’Hair. Although we won’t be able to join them on the bill, you can expect at least a couple members of TK to be in the front row for both sets.
Our annual mini tour with The Fling was once again a success. The weekend began with a show at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Friday night to celebrate the release of our 7-inch with fellow locals The Outfit. We were pumped to help expose The Fling to our fans and others here in Denver, and their set went over really well (except for when their pinpoint harmonies were drowned out by all four members of The Knew trying to sing along from the crowd). Honestly, I went to see The Fling and forgot that we even got to play that night. Thanks to our friends who even after seeing us play in this town 20 or 30 times still come to party, crowd surf, and smash pinatas.
Saturday we made the trip up to Steamboat Springs to play the Ghost Ranch Saloon. It was great to get some new and independent sounds up to the folks in the mountains, and the bar full of off-season locals grew warmer and more inviting as the night progressed. We stayed up far too late (not late enough?) enjoying the town’s hospitality, cold beers, sharpies, and the cozy aura of J. Ivey’s (drums, The Fling) LA Dodger’s snuggy.
We stopped for a quick dip in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs on the way home and wished the fellows a safe trip back to Long Beach. We encourage all of you to pick up a copy of their album When The Madhouses Appear here. Personal favorite: track 3, “Strangers.”
On exhibit through August 5th in Ventura, CA, portraiture by the man responsible for the Pulperia artwork and this photo of the band, Todd Roeth: