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Tour Alert: Matthew Sweet Takes 'Girlfriend' On the Road

Also: Tour dates for Those Darlins, Jim Jones Revue, Real Estate and Anna Calvi

September 8, 2011 3:10 PM ET
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Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet
Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic album Girlfriend this fall by playing the album in its entirety at a series of dates through North America. Sweet will also play numbers from his 13th studio album, Modern Art. "It's quite a task learning the whole Girlfriend thing," he told Rolling Stone. "I think in the beginning here, we'll only play a couple songs from Modern Art, the easier ones."

 

10/9 Atlanta, GA - Park Tavern 
10/10 Athens, GA - The 40 Watt
10/11 Louisville, KY - Headliners
10/13 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
10/14 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
10/15 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill 
10/18 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio 
10/19 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10/20 Kent, OH - The Kent Stage 
10/21 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s
10/22 Harrisburg, PA - The Abbey
10/25 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
10/26 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10/27 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern
10/28 Wilmington, DE - World Café Live
10/29 Easton, MD - Avalon Theater
10/31 New York, NY - City Winery
11/1 New York, NY - City Winery
11/2 New York, NY - City Winery
11/ 3 Sellersville, PA - The Sellersville Theater

Jim Jones Revue
Electric rhythm-and-blues band the Jim Jones Review is returning to North America this month for a nine-date tour in support of their new album, Burning Your House Down.

9/8 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
9/10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/11 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
9/12 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
9/13 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
9/14 Chicago, IL - Schuba’s Tavern
9/16 Philadelphia, PA - The Blockley Pourhouse
9/17 Washington, DC - Black Cat
9/18 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s

Those Darlins
This Southern-bred sister act (plus one) is kicking off their fall tour where they feel most comfortable: the good old South. Opening for Those Darlins are Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, the Beets, Peelander-Z, Young Buffalo and Wagons.

9/9 Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
9/15 Hangar 9 - Carbondale, IL
9/16 Off Broadway Nightclub - St. Louis, MO
9/17 Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
9/21 The Union - Athens, OH
9/22 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
9/23 Lexington, KY - Boom Slang Fest
9/24 Nashville, TN - Next Big Nashville/Soundland Fest
10/2 San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/5 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle %+
10/6 Chicago, IL - Schubas %+
10/7 Minneapolis, MN - University of Minnesota: Weisman Art Museum
10/8 Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop %
10/9 Urbana, IL - High Dive %
10/11 Columbus, OH - The Basement %
10/12 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop %
10/13 Ithaca, NY - Castaways %
10/14 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House !
10/15 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
10/16 New Haven, CT - Cafe 9
10/18 Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe
10/19 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
10/21 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall $
10/22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall $
10/23 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre $
10/25 Minnepolis, MN - First Avenue $
10/26 Omaha, NE - Slowdown: Main Room $
10/27 Columbia, MO - Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts $
11/17 Huntsville, AL - Crossroads *
11/18 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
11/19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl (Stomp & Stammer 20th Anniversary Party)
2/1 Augusta, GA - Sky City
2/2 Tallahassee, FL - FSU Club Downunder
2/3 Columbia, SC - Columbia Museum of Art

$ w/ Drive-By Truckers
* w/ Lucero
! w/ the Beets
% w/ Peelander-Z
+ w/ Young Buffalo & w/ Wagons

Real Estate
New Jersey’s Real Estate is heading out on tour with Big Troubles this fall to promote their sophomore album, Days, which hits stores October 18.

10/20 Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
10/22 Gent, Belgium - Charlatan Club        
10/23 Brighton, UK - Hanbury Ballroom
10/24 Manchester, UK - Islington Mill (Now Wave)
10/25 London, UK - The Garage #
10/26 Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
10/27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Bitterzoet
10/28 Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
10/31 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
11/1 Minneapolis, MN - TBD * 
11/3 Denver, CO - Moe's *
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
11/5 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
11/6 Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
11/7 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
11/8 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore *
11/11 San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
11/12 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
11/13 San Diego, CA - Sunset Temple *
11/14 Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn *
11/16 Austin, TX - The Parish *
11/17 Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
11/18 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone *
11/19 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies *
11/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Art Works *
11/21 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
11/23 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
 
* w/ Big Troubles
# w/ Twin Sister, Trailer Trash Tracys 

Anna Calvi
The 28-year-old Londoner – and recent Rolling Stone Artist to Watch – is playing four North American shows this December, including a headlining spot at Brooklyn’s Vegan Holiday Party.

12/6 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
12/8 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
12/10 Montreal, QB - Cabaret Mile End
12/13 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Party)

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