Monday, November 23, 2009

Sic Alps announce tour with Magik Markers and Sonic Youth

Sic Alps are artisans of the highest order - for their music is the bright, surging sound of ye olde rock and roll radio (and the garages that tuned in), but heard through air darkened with specks of nameless obstruction. Formed in the early 2000s as a collaboration between SF'ers Matt Hartman and Mike Donovan; Sic Alps are one of the most important bands out there today.

Unearthed from the mines of Connecticut in 2001, Magik Markers have been brutalizing audiences with their shattering live appearances and recordings since the first part of this century. They are now living and creating on opposite sides of the country. Elisa Ambrogio recently moved to Seattle from San Francisco and Pete Nolan resides in Brooklyn but will be reunited for the tour.The band has cut a swath across noise, improv, free rock, no wave, punk and/or hardcore, usually all at once, bellowing forth a sound that leaves all reference points bloodied in the dust, scratching their collective heads and wondering, “What the fuck just happened?”- Michael Crumsho


12.09.09 San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
12.10.09 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
12.11.09 Los Angeles, CA @ the Smell
12.12.09 Oakland, CA @ The Continental Club
12.13.09 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
12.15.09 Sacramento, CA @ The Hub
12.16.09 Portland, OR @ Eagles Lounge
12.17.09 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
12.18.09 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
12.19.09 Olympia, WA @ Northern
12.20.09 Arcata, CA @ The Arcata Theater

01.04.10 Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre w/ SONIC YOUTH
01.05.10 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre w/ SONIC YOUTH
01.07.10 San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues w/ SONIC YOUTH
01.08.10 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theatre w/ SONIC YOUTH
01.09.10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern w/ SONIC YOUTH
01.10.10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ SONIC YOUTH

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