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Tour Updates: Free Yr Radio, John Vanderslice

Sonic Youth, El-P, Grizzly Bear, and Dntel hit Urban Outfitters. Vanderslice maps Emerald City outing.

As previously reported, Urban Outfitters and Toyota have tapped an impressive list of acts, including Klaxons, The Ponys, Voxtrot, and Dinosaur Jr., to benefit independent and college radio stations. And now, a few more equally striking bands have been added to the list; Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, Dntel, and El-P will all now descend upon Urban Outfitters clothing store across the country and get their musical groove on amidst shoppers, fans, and heaps of hip clothing. On July 12, Grizzly Bear will hit Cleveland’s Urban Outfitters for a 30-minute set, while on July 14 El-P will descend the staircase at the store’s Avenue of the Americas location in Manhattan. Finally, on July 21, Dntel will offer a DJ set to prep crowds for Sonic Youth’s performance in Santa Monica.

7/12, Cleveland, OH (Grizzly Bear/benefiting WBWC 88.3 FM)
7/14, New York, NY (El-P/benefiting WNHU 88.7 FM)
7/21, Santa Monica, CA (Sonic Youth and Dntel/benefiting KXLU 88.9 FM)

Analog lovin’ singer/songwriter John Vanderslice has announced a U.S. tour in support of Emerald City, his sixth album to date, due July 24 via Barsuk. The 29-date outing, prefaced by a show in, well, the Emerald City (Seattle) July 28, will kick off proper-like Sept. 6 in Los Angeles and lead Vanderslice through all corners of the nation, including cities such as Tucson, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and Portland.

John Vanderslice tour dates:

7/28, Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill Block Party)
9/6, Los Angeles, CA (The Troubadour)
9/7, San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
9/8, Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
9/9, Tucson, AZ (Plush)
9/11, Austin, TX (The Parish)
9/12, Norman, OK (The Opolis)
9/14, Dallas, TX (The Loft)
9/15, Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
9/17, Orlando, FL (The Social)
9/18, St. Augustine, FL (Cafe Eleven)
9/19, Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
9/20, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
9/21, Chapel Hill, NC (Duke Coffeehouse)
9/24, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
9/26, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
9/27, Cambridge, MA (The Middle East)
9/28, Cambridge, MA (The Middle East)
10/1, Toronto, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)
10/2, Ann Arbor, MI (The Blind Pig)
10/3, Cleveland Heights, OH (The Grog Shop)
10/4, Athens, OH (Baker Theatre/Ohio University)
10/5, Bloomington, IN (The John Waldron Arts Center)
10/6, Chicago, IL (The Empty Bottle)
10/11, Denver, CO (The Hi-Dive)
10/13, Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
10/15, Vancouver, BC (The Red Room)
10/18, Portland, OR (The Doug Fir)
10/20, San Francisco, CA (The Independent)

On the Web:
johnvanderslice.com
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