Nashville indie-rock band Roman Candle just finished up a run of shows at SXSW and they are back on the road this month, playing shows in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. The tour stops at Union Hall in Brooklyn on April 20th and tickets are $10.
The tour kicks off at The Garage in Winston-Salem, NC, on April 13th and wraps up at the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA, on April 23rd. Recently Roman Candle has toured with Ravenna Colt - with whom they will play again on the Charlotte and Boone, NC, shows - and Alejandro Escovedo. The band's Louisville, KY, set with Escovedo earned a glowing review from My Old Kentucky Blog, while Atlanta, GA's Creative Loafing wrote of the band in advance of their March show, "Sharp pop hooks blend with indie melodies, distinctive vocals, clever lyrics and an attention to songcraft rare in contemporary music."
Check out Roman Candle's most recent disc, Oh Tall Tree In The Ear (streaming above), which was released last May on Carnival Recording Company.
Roman Candle tour dates:
APR. 13 WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- THE GARAGE (w/The Parson Red Heads)
APR. 14 CHAPEL HILL, NC -- CAT'S CRADLE (w/The Parson Red Heads)
APR. 15 CHARLOTTE, NC -- THE EVENING MUSE (w/Ravenna Colt)
APR. 17 BOONE, NC -- BOONE SALOON (w/Ravenna Colt & Possum Jenkins)
APR. 18 VIENNA, VA -- JAMMIN' JAVA (w/Paper Bird & Tao Seeger Band)
APR. 20 BROOKLYN, NY -- UNION HALL (w/Henry Wolfe)
APR. 22 PHILADELPHIA, PA -- NORTH STAR BAR (w/Roadside Graves)
APR. 23 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- JEFFERSON THEATRE (supporting Sons of Bill)
Singer Skip Matheny, meanwhile, has also been keeping busy with his new interview series for American Songwriter magazine, 'Drinks With...'. The series, which launched in late October with an interview with Wild Beasts, currently features conversations with Alex Turner and Matt Helders (of Arctic Monkeys), Elvis Perkins, Fran Healy (of Travis), Alejandro Escovedo, Brendan Benson and Ashley Monroe, Jason Isbell, and Tom T. Hall.
Roman Candle's MySpace Profile