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Straight out of China

With SXSW only days behind us The Black Atlantic already moved on to the next continent. The Chinese tour has only just begun, but this morning we received this super neat update! It involves four Dutch boys, a lady called Ella and a super big wall. Well, I guess the video speaks for itself. If you happen to be in China. The tour dates can be found by scrolling a little further.

23.03.2011 – CHN – Beijing @ JUE festival
25.03.2011 – CHN – Wuhan @ Vox
26.03.2011 – CHN – Nanjing @ 61 House
27.03.2011 – CHN – Shanghai @ Jue Festival at Yuyintang
28.03.2011 – CHN – Hangzhou @ JZ Club
29.03.2011 – CHN – Guangzhou @ Iron Age
30.03.2011 – CHN – Shenzhen @ Brown Sugar Bar
01.04.2011 – CHN – Chongqing @ Nuts Club
02.04.2011 – CHN – Chengdu @ New Little Bar

My bubba & Mi are still looking for that extra lady!

My bubba & Mi are still looking for a lady with free time and solid skills on a string instrument. We are talking bass, banjo, mandolin, guitar here. Further info can be found in the add below. You know you want to tour Europe!

SXSW 2011

Before crossing another ocean to play China, our very own The Black Atlantic will we playing a string of shows during the pretty well known South by South West in Austin, Texas. In preparation for this tour the guys have spent some quality time in the ever sunny city of Los Angeles. Besides some serious barbecuing they also made some time to serve you with a more than interesting interview for LA Beet. Make sure to check out their SXSW dates below the video. Ta! ta!

16.03 Austin, TX @ SXSW | Esther’s Follies
18.03 Austin, TX @ SXSW | Dutch Impact Party
18.03 Austin, TX @ SXSW | Crash Avenue & Ghost Town Party
18.03 Austin, TX @ SXSW | Sonicbids 10 Year Anniversary Party

Day 3

Currently we are finishing up a solo e.p. by Alden Penner named ‘Odes to the house’. It will contain 4 brand new tracks and will be accompanied by 4 videos of Aldens performance. The e.p. will enter the world on very short notice. More on that soon. Meanwhile Alden will be touring Europe with his other project named ‘The Hidden Words’.

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12/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Metz Les Trinitaires
13/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Lyon Le Transbordeur
14/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Grenoble TBA
16/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Rennes L’Ubu
17/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Saint-Nazaire Le VIP
18/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Laval Le 6 par 4
21/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Toulouse Festival Progres-Son
23/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Nantes L’Olympic
24/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Paris Le Café de la Danse w/ Dark Dark Dark, Matt Elliott
25/03 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS à Cherbourg L’Epicentre
17/04 :: THE HIDDEN WORDS in Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex dr. 3pm

Day 2

After rounding up day two we are now able to give you a second peek in to the garden of the Universal House of justice. Meanwhile we have been moving from ‘Location A’ into the studio. There will be four songs.

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Day 1

In the upcoming four days we will reveal pieces of the process that will lead to our next release by Alden Penner. We are currently in the middle of the project and would like to share it with you by showing the first layer of the artwork to come.

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Alden Penner recording and concert

Before kicking off the upcoming tour with his new formation ‘The Hidden Words’, former Clues and Unicorns singer Alden Penner will be visiting our humble town Utrecht to record a solo e.p. titled ‘Odes to the house‘. This might tickle your curiosity, and just like you we too can’t wait to see how this one pans out.

For now though we’d like to stick to the fact that on Thursday March 10th Alden will be performing a solo set in Utrecht’s brand new, soon to be legendary barista bar ‘The Village, Coffee and Music‘. Be warned; limited tickets are available. So if you want to attend this special concert and be the first to hear Aldens solo songs & see The Village we advise you to sent us an email at info (at) beepbeep.nl as soon as you can.

More information will be sent to you in reply to your reservation mail.

The recordings of ‘Odes to the house’ will be available at shows of his upcoming dates in France and the release gig in Utrecht on Thursday March 10th.

Alden Penner is a Canadian musician, founder and member of indie pop bands like Clues and the Unicorns (known for their major album ‘Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?’). Penner is also a producer and additionally known in the indie music community as the founder and sometimes, owner of indie record labels. Dutch people might remember Clues from it’s appearances on the LEGUESSWHO? festival in 2008 and 2009.

All Alden Penner dates under the name of ‘The Hidden Words’ .

04/03 :: Vendôme – La Chapelle des Rockomotives
10/03 :: Utrecht – The Village
12/03 :: Metz Les – Trinitaires
13/03 :: Lyon Le – Transbordeur
14/03 :: Grenoble – TBA
16/03 :: Rennes – L’Ubu
17/03 :: Saint-Nazaire – Le VIP
18/03 :: Laval – Le 6 par 4
21/03 :: Toulouse – Festival Progres-Son
23/03 :: Nantes – L’Olympic
24/03 :: Paris – Le Café de la Danse w/ Dark Dark Dark, Matt Elliott
25/03 :: Cherbourg – L’Epicentre