Unfortunately they have not announced any west coast dates yet... The super group which features John McCauley III of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit, and was apparently created specifically for my enjoyment. (If you know me, you know my love for Deer Tick, and Dawes, as well as my extreme like of Delta Spirit).
I have seen Middle Brother perform twice, once in the middle of a Deer Tick set at the El Rey and a few weeks ago at their first official show at the Invisible Children Benefit at the Troubadour, where they played all of the songs from their upcoming disc plus a great cover of The Replacements "Portland". Mr. Blake Mills sat in on guitar for the set, and they were beyond incredible. The way these three frontmen complement each other while harmonizing as well as trading off lead vocal duties is not to be missed.....
The tour dates (so far) are as follows:
|03.02.11||9:30 Club||Washington, DC, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.03.11||Paradise Rock Club||Boston, MA, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.04.11||Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel||Providence, RI, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.05.11||Music Hall of Williamsburg||Brooklyn, NY, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.06.11||Bowery Ballroom||New York, NY, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.09.11||Theatre of the Living Arts||Philadelphia, PA, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.10.11||Water Street Music Hall||Rochester, NY, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.11.11||Opera House||Toronto, ON, CA||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.12.11||The Metro||Chicago, IL, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.13.11||Majestic Theatre||Madison, WI, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.14.11||First Avenue||Minneapolis, MN, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.17.11||Club Dada||Dallas, TX, US||Deer Tick, Dawes, Jonny Corndawg|
|03.19.11||Auditorium Shores - SXSW||Austin, TX, US||Ground Control Touring Showcase w/ Bright Eyes, the Felice Brothers, Man Man|
Their debut disc will be released March 1st and a very reliable source over at Partisan records tells me he has never been more excited about any record coming out... And from him, that's saying a lot, believe you me! (I have never really understood what that phrase means). Anyway you can preview and pre-order Middle Brothers debut right here: http://www.partisanrecords.com/artists/middle-brother/catalog/middle-brother
Plus here they are performing at the aforementioned Invisible Children Benefit at the Troubadour
Beginning with the Taylor Goldsmith on lead vocals for "Wilderness"
John McCauley takes the lead on "Daydreaming"
And Matt Vasquez for"Blue Eyes"