Even though my SXSW status is still tentative, I’m buying a ticket for Communion’s ‘Austin to Bostin’ tour. They’re getting Ben Howard, the Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bear’s Den to hop in VW campers and cross the eastern half of the United States–and they’re filming the whole thing. I’m glad Marcus Haney is documenting the tour, but I’d rather catch it live; this stellar lineup makes my SXSW envy hit a new high.
This festival is the place to see up-and-coming bands, and I have no doubt that these four acts are just that. So check out the dates below, and secure your spot at what’s sure to be a fantastic gig. And hopefully I’ll see you in Austin!
March 15-18 Austin, TX SXSW Communion Shows
March 19 Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Door
March 21 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
March 22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
March 23 Evanston, IL SPACE
March 24 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
March 27 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
March 28 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
March 29 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
March 30 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater
March 31 Boston, MA The Red Room @ Café 939
Bear’s Den, “Pompeii”. (Not gonna lie, I’ve had a thing for Andrew Davie for years.)