Akron/Family – another reason to go to the Calgary Folk Fest

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So Akron Family are on tour.  They are on tour and stopping at the Calgary Folk Fest for a couple of shows.  I know I am thinking of hitting up the Twilight stage on Saturday to see about the show (it lists them last, so I assume a 8:00pm start??).  Regardless, I have been listening to Akron/Family ever since their self titled album came out in 2005 on Young God Records – kicked my ass – soo good.  They have had a few albums since, some better than others (not a huge fan of Meek Warrior) but the newest is getting back on track and they are coming into form.  They also don’t tour too much to Calgary, so people, get out there – hit Prince’s Island park and show some love for A/F.  Tickets for Calgary Folk Fest HERE.

Additional dates for those of you who don’t happen to be in Calgary next week:

7/22/09 Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
7/23/09 Detroit Lakes, MN – 10,000 Lakes Festival 2009
7/24/09 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
7/25/09 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Festival
7/26/09 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Festival

7/29/09 Steamboat Springs, CO – Ghost Ranch Saloon
7/30/09 Vail, CO – The Sandbar
7/31/09 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
8/02/09 Jersey City, NJ – All Points West Music & Arts Festival
8/09/09 New York, NY – Other Music – Free In-store – 7 PM
8/11/09 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
8/12/09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
8/13/09 Atlanta, GA – E.A.R.L.
8/14/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
8/15/09 Asheville, NC – Transfigurations at Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
8/24/09 Santa Monica, CA – Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9FM KCRW)
8/28/09 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music Festival w/ John Vanderslice
8/29/09 Los Angeles, CA – El Ray Theatre
9/07/09 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/08/09 Portland, OR – Bagdad Theatre
9/10/09 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head Club
9/11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/12/09 Monticello, NY – ATP NY – Kutshers Country Club w/ Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Atlas Sound
9/14/09 Hudson, NY – Jason’s Upstairs  w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/15/09 Williamsport, PA – Site: B  w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland, Doc Mach and the Field Surgeons
9/16/09 Ithaca, NY – Castaways  w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/17/09 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place  w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland
9/18/09 London, ON, Canada – LOLA Festival
9/19/09 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick  w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland

9/20/09 Louisville, KY – 21C Museum Atrium Gallery w/ Jeffrey Lewis, Slaraffenland

Check a video from earlier this year as a preview;

Fiume Night 09 _ Akron Family _ williamsburgh, march 2009

Also find the lead off track “River” from “Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free” below.

River (MP3) – Akron/Family – from 2009’s “Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free”

Visit Akron/Family over on Dead Oceans HERE.

~Smansmith