Published Sep 29, 2011This week (September 27), Montreal-based folk outfit the Barr Brothers earned our Mark of Excellence their self-titled debut (out now via Secret City Records), which we called "a richly layered tapestry and easily one of the most compelling Canadian debuts of this year." Now, they're getting ready to promote the record with a North American tour.
The fall outing begins with a number of Quebec shows and will also take the band to Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Along with the Canuck dates, the Barr Brothers will head south for a number of U.S. gigs.
The outing includes a leg with Timber Timbre, plus one-off gigs with Miracle Fortress, the Low Anthem, Little Scream and Deer Tick. According to a press release, the shows will offer "nuanced folk, African-laced rhythms and blistering blues." See the schedule below.
Below the dates, you'll also find the Barr Brothers' new video for the album track "Beggar in the Morning." The clip "features figurines made out of bones, shells and other found objects by British Columbian artist Stephan Bircher, brought to life with rusty machine parts in his studio."
10/5 Joliette QC - Salle Rolland-Brunelle #
10/6 Quebec QC - Theatre Petit-Champlain #
10/7 Terrebonne QC - Moulin Neuf #
10/8 Sherbrooke QC - Theatre Granada #
10/9 Victoriaville QC - Cinema Laurier #
10/10 Laval QC - Maison des Arts #
10/12 Toronto ON - The Drake
10/18 Montreal QC - La Tulipe &
10/21 New York NY - Arlene's Grocery (CMJ) *
10/22 New York NY - Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ)
10/29 Phoenix AZ - Crescent Ballroom $
11/1 San Diego CA - Anthology
11/2 Los Angeles CA - Hotel Cafe
11/3 San Francisco CA - The Independent ^
11/4 Santa Cruz CA - Moe's Alley ^
11/5 Chico CA - Culture Cafe ^
11/7 Seattle WA - Tractor Tavern ~
11/8 Vancouver BC - Electric Owl !
11/10 Calgary AB - The Palomino
11/11 Edmonton AB - The Haven
11/13 Saskatoon SK - The Bassment
11/15 Minneapolis MN - Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre
11/16 Chicago IL - Schubas
11/30 Burlington VT - Higher Ground
12/1 Boston MA - Cafe 939
12/6 Vienna VA - Jammin Java
12/7 New York NY - Joe's Pub
12/8 Brooklyn NY - Union Pool
12/9 Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live
# with Timber Timbre
& with The Low Anthem
* with Miracle Fortress
$ with Dry River Yacht Club
^ with Sean Hayes
! with Little Scream
~ with Deer Tick