2009 has shaped up to be quite a year for HT faves Blind Pilot. The Portland-based act have logged a lot of miles on the road over the course of the last six-plus months with headlining tours, festival appearances and holding down the opening slot for a number of big name bands which include the likes of The Decemberists, Gomez and the Counting Crows. Showing no signs of slowing down, Blind Pilot will head out yet again for another round of dates with a two-month run that kicks off on October 9 – with The Low Anthem and Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames splitting opening duties.
If you’re not into a night with Blind Pilot’s brand of folk-rock, than maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Indie-pop act Bishop Allen will head cross-country
- Wye Oak bring their lo-fi sounds to a town near you
- Dinosaur Jr. will knock out 38 shows in a two month span
- Great American Taxi mix headlining and festival appearances
- Former CCR front man John Fogerty lines up a brief October run
- EmmyLou Harris puts together a short fall jaunt
Finally, San Francisco is no stranger to the sounds of psychedelic music, with the city playing home to many of the scene’s integral bands during its 1960s heyday. Now, some 40+ years later, San Fran’s psych-rock scene is again thriving as it will play host to The Second Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance Party – which is set to take place at the The Parkside on October 10. The single day event, which will run from 2 PM to 2 AM, will feature the likes of Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Heavy Hills, Powell St. John and the Aliens, Liquorball with Steve MacKay, Wooden Shjips, and more. Proceeds will benefit Creativity Explored, a non-profit group which provides studio and gallery opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities.