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Event Archive - The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, High Ends

Sat. October 4th 2014 9pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 9pm
$28.50+
Tickets at: Live Nation, All Ticketmaster Locations, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation
The New Pornographers formed in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic "Letter From An Occupant," and it was on. Their four full-lengths (as well as numerous solo ventures from A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Todd Fancey, Kathryn Calder, and not to mention the numerous films directed by Blaine Thurier) received wild critical and public acclaim, and they continue to enjoy bigger (and taller and smarter) audiences.

Their latest album — Together — was recorded throughout Canada and the US, with the help of a small army (including Will Sheff from Okkervil River, Annie Clark of St. Vincent fame, The Dap Kings, and Zach Condon from Beirut, amongst many others), 'Together' brings a wide array from The New Pornographers arsenal of talents.

The New Pornographers Are:

A.C. Newman - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Banjo
Blaine Thurier - Keyboards
John Collins - Bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards, Kaossilator, Hagstrom 12 string and whatnot
Todd Fancey - Guitar
Kurt Dahle - Drums, percussion, vox
Kathryn Calder - Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Neko Case - Vocals
Dan Bejar - vox, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, vibraphone, percussion

With Additional Help From:

Tara Szczygielski - Violin
Ben Kalb - Cello
Annie Clark - Guitar
Zach Condon - Trumpet
Will Sheff - Vocals
The Dap Kings - Horns
Neal Sugarman - Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Dave Guy - Trumpet
Cochemea Gastelum - Baritone Sax

The New Pornographers

Spin magazine called them "a reason to greet the day," and sure enough, 'Electric Version' is the most important meal of the day. Shaking our jaded asses from their slacker haze, the New Pornographers have had the same effect on the Matador offices as when Dolly Parton hijacked the company in "9 to 5." With impossibly huge hooks and an innate under... more info

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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Since forming in early 2007, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have become one of the most talked-about Pop bands in years. They've taken the indie world by storm with their infectious brand of noisy indie-pop, releasing a string of eagerly awaited singles that culminated in February 2009 with the release of their smashing self-titled debut album. T... more info
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