Now let’s keep the party rolling and hit 8,000 fans while partying on Week 9 of Die Digital Winter Tour THIS WEEK:
TOMORROW > Boston, MA > Church of Boston w.Otis Grove
WEDNESDAY > Portsmouth, NH > Thirsty Moose Tap House
THURSDAY > Providence, RI > The Spot Underground
FRIDAY > Kearny, NJ > The Donegal Saloon w.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
SATURDAY > Philadelphia, PA > The Blockley w. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong & Close To Good
See you soon?!?!
Home, Sweet Home
Back home safe and sound enjoying a couple of days off, but we are STOKED to be returning to our childhood home of Oneonta on SATURDAY to rock out the Oneonta Theatre with our good friends The Manhattan Project!!
8 PM Doors / 9 PM Show / All Ages. Make sure to get your tix in advance!
We busted out a cover of M83’s “Midnight City” at the Fox Theater in Boulder during our five-night Colorado run. It’s pretty damn awesome.
Got another KILLER week of shows on Die Digital Winter Tour!
- THURSDAY 1.31 | Buffalo, NY | Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar w. Space Junk
- FRIDAY 2.1 | Erie, PA | the crooked i w. OCUPANTHER
- SATURDAY 2.2 | Pittsburgh, PA | Thunderbird Cafe
Meanwhile, down in the underground, where the most exciting and dynamic music is almost always being made, DJs who still spin and manipulate vinyl records, as opposed to the “digital spinning” favored by the top-dollar DJs, are hooking up with real-time musicians to “jam.” And bands are employing laptops to keep the four-on-the-floor going while they construct compositions, improvise and take off on collective jams around that techno pulse. This is happening in Buffalo clubs that feature live music on a consistent basis, most nights of the week.
Jimkata expects to return to Blue Heron, but before that it heads back to the Crooked I on Friday. The quartet is coming off a strong 2012 that included the release of breakthrough album “Die Digital” and touring across the country.
“I think it was a formidable year for us,” Friedell said. “‘Die Digital’ is probably the first record we put out that we all feel really confident in saying, ‘This is our sound, this is where we’re going.’ And it was our first year of real serious, organized touring. We learned a lot. We gained a lot of traction in new places and made new fans all over in places I never thought we’d be.”
The band played Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago and other major cities, as well as festivals with Umphrey’s McGee, the Roots and Steve Winwood. They turned a lot of heads with their groove-centric sound, which features powerful beats and a big guitar sound. Though they employ electronics, don’t expect Skrillex.
“The EDM name tag is like a buzzword of late, but, for us, we’re influenced by electronic and hip-hop music,” Friedell said. “That’s kind of where we get our driving beat. But we’re very much a songwriting rock ‘n’ roll band. We have those influences, but we’re not like DJs or live instrumental dance music.”
TOUR! This will be our life for the next 3 months. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here we go! Thanks for a great 2012 and here’s to a massive 2013. See you guys out on the road.
1.17 – New Haven, CT | Stella Blues
1.18 – Albany, NY I Red Square | w/ Digital Dharma | fb event + info
1.19 & 1.20 – Stowe, VT I The Matterhorn
1.23 – Burlington, VT | Nectar’s
1.24 – Providence, RI | The Spot
1.25 – Northampton, MA | Pearl Street Clubroom
1.26 – Nyack, NY |Olive’s
1.31 – Buffalo, NY | Duke’s
2.1 – Erie, PA | The Crooked I
2.2 – Pittsburgh, PA | Thunderbird Cafe
2.7 – Columbus, OH | Woodlands Tavern w. Arpetrio
2.8 – Indianapolis, IN | The Mousetrap
2.9 – St. Louis, MO | The Demo *Official* Umphrey’s McGee After-Party
2.12 – Boulder, CO | The Fox Theatre
2.13 – Breckenridge, CO | Three20South
2.14 – Fort Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre w. Kinetix
2.15 – Keystone, CO | The Goat
2.16 – Denver, CO | Cervantes’ Other Side w. Kinetix
2.20 – Lincoln, NE | Rye Room @ Lincoln Theatre
2.21 – Ames, IA | DG’s Tap House
2.22 – Iowa City, IA | Iowa City Yacht Club
2.23 – Chicago, IL | The Abbey Pub
2.24 – Evansville, IL | Lamasco Bar
2.27 – Grand Rapids, MI |Pyramid Scheme w. Arpetrio
2.28 – Kalamazoo, MI | Shakespeare’s w. Arpetrio
3.1 – Lancing, MI –|The Loft w. Arpetrio
3.12 – Boston, MA | Church*
3.13 – Portsmouth, NH | Thirsty Moose
3.16 – Philadelphia, PA | The Blockley
3.22 – Killington, VT | Snoe.down
3.23 – Syracuse, NY | The Westcott Theater
3.28 – New Hope, PA | Triumph Brewery
3.29 – Manchester, CT | The Main Pub
3.30 – Canton, NY | Java Barn @ St. Lawrence University
4.6 – Ithaca, NY | The Haunt