Cornershop sure don’t like to be rushed when it comes to recording albums, taking nearly eight years in between releases and putting out only three records in the last 13 years. The UK-based band, whose latest – Judy Sucks A Lemon for Breakfast – made my Top 6 Of The First 6, also like to take their time when it comes to touring the US, having last played shows in the states all the back in 2002. Cornershop will look to remedy their lack of live appearances here with a short nine-date run this November that includes a stop at the recently renamed Irving Plaza in NYC on the 19th.
If you’re not into a night with the Brit-pop act, than maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Halloween Hootenanny Tour features Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie
- John Mellencamp hits the road in support of his new album
- Railroad Earth bring their brand of roots-rock to a town near you
- The Morning Benders stay busy through the end of the year
- Avi Buffalo head out on a month long cross-country run
- Country-infused, folk-rockers Deer Tick line up a 24-date fall tour
Finally, last Halloween I had the pleasure of being able to attend one of Levon Helm’s now legendary Midnight Rambles at his barn which serves as a home recording studio in Woodstock, NY. Helm, who hosts Rambles on most Saturday nights throughout the year, has recently revealed the opening acts for a number of Rambles this fall. Joining the former drummer from The Band throughout September and October will be Jackie Greene (9/4 & 18), Sam Bush (9/11 & 25) and Steve Earle (10/9 & 23), as well as the Stanton Moore Trio with Anders Osborne (9/25). Tickets are still available for most of these shows and are well worth the price of admission.