Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More alt-country: American Aquarium

Don't mean for this to turn into an alt-country rant, I'll try and dig up some mellow electro-shoegaze very soon. Despite the obvious name reference, American Aquarium has more of a classic country/honky-tonk feel that makes it hard to believe they played a few dates with Against Me! Fronted by a piano this is a mellow Uncle Tupelo, but some gruffer vocals puts the "alt" and Lucero references in play. No matter, the Raleigh band is playing a ton of shows in Georgia, Florida and even hitting the no man's land of touring groups: Mississippi and Alabama. Video of "Louisiana Beauty Queen" and tour dates after the jump:

May 5 2009 8:00P Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida
May 6 2009 10:00P New World Brewery presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon Tampa, Florida
May 7 2009 10:00P The Engine Room Tallahassee, Florida
May 8 2009 10:00P The Real Gypsy Greenville, South Carolina
May 9 2009 10:00P The Irish Cue Cornelius, North Carolina
May 10 2009 9:00P The Blind Tiger Greensboro, North Carolina
May 11 2009 10:00P Rafter’s Live St. Simons Island, Georgia
May 12 2009 10:00P New Brookland Tavern Columbia, South Carolina
May 13 2009 10:00P The Hummingbird Macon, Georgia
May 14 2009 10:00P Sky City Augusta, Georgia
May 15 2009 10:00P Snug Harbor Charlotte, North Carolina
May 16 2009 10:00P The Garage Winston Salem, North Carolina
May 17 2009 2:00P WSOE 89.3 In Studio Interview/Performance Elon, North Carolina
May 18 2009 10:00P Barley’s Taproom Knoxville, Tennessee
May 19 2009 10:00P The Beacon Swannanoa, North Carolina
May 20 2009 10:00P The Basement Nashville, Tennessee
May 21 2009 10:00P The Speakeasy Birmingham, Alabama

And a ton more dates...check their MySpace for details.

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