April 8, 2010

Damien Jurado To Tour With Kay Kay and His Weathered As His Backing Band


Damien Jurado ::: photo by Abbey Simmons

When I heard that Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground were set to open for Damien Jurado’s tour early this summer, I wrote an entire piece on the dynamic dichotomy of a band as big and boisterous as Kay Kay opening for the often solo,  stoic Damien Jurado. Like a good reporter, I emailed Sarah Jurado, Damien’s manager, wife and wonderful photographer, to confirm that this would be the set-up for their tour before posting. Little did I know that cursory confirmation email would result in a sweet scoop.

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground won’t just be opening for Damien Jurado this tour, they’ll also be his backing band. As if there weren’t enough reasons to see this tour already…

Damien Jurado is at his creative peak.  Back in February, Damien stared posting a new song every week on his Myspace and promised to continue until the May 25th release of the stunning Saint Bartlett, his best album to date.  Its an album that leaves no room for doubt:  Damien Jurado is one of the Northwest’s signature songwriters and story-tellers.  The addition of the orchestral psychedelia of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, which is made up of some of Seattle’s finest musicians,  is exactly why the phrase “icing on the cake” exists.

We cannot recommend this tour enough. Even if it means rearranging your Sasquatch plans for the Seattle date:

05.29.10 Seattle, WA. @ The Triple Door 06.02.10 Boise, ID. @ Neurolux 06.03.10 Salt Lake City, UT. @ Urban Lounge 06.04.10 Denver, CO. @ Hi Dive 06.05.10 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 06.06.10 Des Moines, IA. @ Vaudeville Mews 06.07.10 St. Paul, MN. @ Turf Club 06.08.10 Milwaukee, WI. @ Mad Planet 06.09.10 Chicago, IL. @ Schubas 06.10.10 Louisville, KY. @ 930 Listening Room 06.11.10 Cincinnati, OH. @ Northgate Tavern 06.13.10 Bloomington, IN. @ The Bishop 06.14.10 Columbus, OH. @ The Treehouse 06.15.10 Cleveland, OH. @ Beachland Tavern 06.16.10 Cambridge, MA. @ TT The Bears 06.17.10 New York City, NY. @ Mercury Lounge 06.18.10 Brooklyn, NY. @ Littlefields 06.19.10 Philadelphia, PA. @ Johnny Brenda’s 06.20.10 Arlington, VA. @ IOTA 06.21.10 Charlottesville, VA. @ Random Row Books 06.22.10 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle 06.23.10 Nashville, TN. @ The End 06.24.10 Birmingham, AL. @ The Bottletree 06.26.10 Austin, TX. @ Club DeVille 06.28.10 Phoenix, AZ. @ Rhythm Room 06.29.10 San Diego, CA. @ The Casbah 06.30.10 Los Angeles, CA. @ Spaceland 07.01.10 Visalia, CA. @ The Cellar Door 07.02.10 San Francisco, CA. @ Bottom of the Hill 07.03.10 Portland, OR. @ Mississippi Studios


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  1. Andrew #

    No Canadian shows?

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