WRFL is going pysch this year. First up, Faust is coming to Lexington’s WRFL Fest on 10/11. The wildly influential krautrockers performance comes on the heels of C’est Com…Com…Complique, release date as of yet TBA, although projected for 2009. You can’t help but wonder whether the band, as influential as they’ve become, took a few notes from the storyline from which they’ve taken their name (one of my favorite stories of all time), and sold their souls to the devil in exchange for musical brilliance. If you don’t know them…Faust influenced the bands that influenced the bands you listen to. Although only half the size of the original band, they’ve stayed true to their fans.
If that wasn’t good enough, Os Mutantes are coming in for the festival as well on that Sunday. After a nearly 30 year hiatus, the band began touring again in 2006 and three years later we get them in Lexington. Although not seemingly as widely influential, artists such as Kurt Cobain, Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), David Byrne, Beck, Super Furry Animals, Devendra Banhardt and others have claimed influence, and further have each actively tried to promote the band by sending a plea requesting a reunion tour (Cobain) and publishing (Byrne). Although Kurt’s wish didn’t come in time for him, we are fortunate enough for that wish to come true for us. The tour comes just in time to hear the new album, Haih, the band’s first release in 35 years, to be released on September 8, by ANTI- Records.
With these two bands already announced, we’re excited to see what other kind of treats WRFL Fest is going to bring us!
Faust – It’s a Bit of Pain
Os Mutantes – Teclar
For Full Tour dates for each artist,
Faust tour dates
09.25.09 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
09.27.09 – Washington, DC – Sonic Circuits Festival
09.28.09 – Philadelphia, PA – International House #
09.29.09 – Philadelphia, PA – International House #
10.01.09 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (WFMU Festival)
10.03.09 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
10.05.09 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art #
10.06.09 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art
10.07.09 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10.08.09 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts
10.09.09 – Lexington, KY – WRFL Fest
10.10.09 – Athens, GA – TBA
10.11.09 – Athens, GA – TBA
# – special music workshop hosted by Faust
Os Mutantes tour dates
08-28-09, Los Angeles California, The Echoplex
08-29-09, San Francisco California, Outside Lands Festival,
09-01-09, Redway California, Mateel Community Center
09-02-09, Portland Oregon, Aladdin Theater
09-03-09 Vancouver, BC, The Commodore Ballroom
09-04-09 Bellingham Washington, The Nightlight
09-05-09 Seattle Washington, Bumbershoot Festival
09-19-09 Yosemite California, Symbiosis Fest
09-24-09 Denver Colorado, Cervantes
09-25-09 Omaha Nebraska, Waiting Room
09-26-09 Minneapolis Minnesota, Cedar Cultural Ctr
09-30-09 Cleveland Ohio, Beachland Ballroom
10-04-09 Boston Massachusetts, Sommerville Th.
10-08-09 New York New York, Webster Th.
10-09-09 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Mr. Smalls
10-10-09 Columbus Ohio, Capitol Th.
10-11-09 Lexington Kentucky, WRFL Fest
10-13-09 Tampa Florida, Skipper’s
10-14-09 Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Culture Room
10-16-09 Atlanta Georgia, Variety Playhouse
10-17-09 New Orleans Louisiana, Tipitina’s
10-18-09 Austin Texas, La Zona Rosa