TNK 2011 Five Day Pass Available at this Link
Purchase a ticket to this show or a 5-day pass and you'll be invited to the exclusive opening night cocktail reception on January 12th from 7-8 PM at Lincoln Hall hosted by Sound Opinions and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Meet nationally renowned music critics Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot, hear them spin some of their favorite records and enjoy a complimentary Tito’s cocktail!
Spurred on by a mutual appreciation for doo-wop and doomed love songs (aka doom-wop), Nick Diamonds (Islands/Unicorns) and Honus Honus (Man Man) set out to record a one-off instrumental 7" but soon found themselves, within a span of a few late-night sessions, writing an entire album. When Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse) joined in, Mister Heavenly was officially born.
Mister Heavenly will be hitting the road on a 10-date tour, beginning in Seattle on Nov 30th and ending in Salt Lake City on Dec 10th, opening a majority of dates for Passion Pit. These shows will provide a sonic sampling of doom-wop prior to the release of the Mister Heavenly debut full-length, which will be out on Sub Pop in 2011.
Brandon Summers was disenchanted at a time when he thought he’d be anything but. Following two epic, self-produced albums on Portland’s Cavity Search, The Helio Sequence had just released Love and Distance, the duo’s shimmering 2004 debut on Sub Pop. Brandon and best friend Benjamin Weikel were traversing the country with their impressive collection of synthesizers, pedals, guitars and massive amps all jam-packed into a brand new tour van (a two-seater obtained during Benjamin’s stint as the drummer for Modest Mouse). And heck, the pair had even left their day jobs at their hometown music shop in Beaverton, OR. After eight years of playing together (they met when Brandon was in middle school), The Helio Sequence had finally arrived. But after six months of tours in the U.S. and Europe with Blonde Redhead, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, and Secret Machines, Brandon’s vocal chords were severely shredded. When he lost his voice in the midst of the first batch of these dates, he was bummed but made the best of it [enter the whiskey]. Halfway through, though, he could hardly speak—let alone sing—and literally had to stop talking during daylight hours. To kill the boredom of forced silence during the day and the frustration of dissatisfying performances at night, he polished off 60 books in about as many days, beginning with Bob Dylan’s Chronicles. Upon returning to Portland, Brandon’s doctor forbade him from singing for almost two months. “I really hit the wall,” he recalls, “Going into 2005 I actually had to think, ‘If I lose my voice, what will I do?’”
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