I’ve gotta say, it sure-as-shit was easier to blog lazy in the days when bands didn’t play here. Now mining a rapidly updating inbox of blog-worthy press releases and clickable Google alerts feels like fighting off an invading army of Red Coats with nothing at my disposal but a toothpick, a rotten apple core, a blindfold and a prayer.
So, I ask, are you ready for yet another sunny, Monday Nashville concert announcement? (I totally promise it's of happier note than that grim, civic-pride-shattering, culturally bankrupt, most recent potential-sob-story of a news item we JUST posted.) I mean, can you really, really handle marking this many dates on that calendar in your cubicle without overdosing on Sharpie-born, mildly noxious contact highs in such rapid succession? If you’re unsure, then proceed with caution, as this announcement is for a veritable Monsters of Indie-Rock double-bill, set to crush The Mother Church with an iron-fisted, one-two punch of polysyllabically-monikered, right-coast-y relevance.
In other words, TV on the Radio and Broken Social Scene are teaming up for what looks like a co-headlining tour that makes its way to The Ryman September 14. Now, I bet you’d really like to know when tickets to this grand ole, broken, Technicolor, radio social go on sale, not to mention how much they cost, wouldn’t you?
Well so would I, but, at press time, such pertinent deets and dates are still shrouded in a cloak of question marks and mystery — available on neither Pitchfork’s post announcing the tour, Ticketmaster’s page for the trek, or TVOTR’s or BSS’s official sites.
Sure, you can click over those-a-ways if you want, but it won’t do you any good, yet. Although it may bolster your browser’s self-esteem — I mean mine is totally freezing up on me ... it’s starting to think it’s too cool to heed my key-commands. I'm clockin' out.