I was listening to the All Songs Considered 2008 Year In Review Podcast the other day and amongst all of the tracks I heard on that show, one by the Portland, OR duo Blind Pilot really stood out for me. Though their debut record, 3 Rounds and a Sound, was released in July 2008 and received quite a few positive notices at the time, as it happens, they ended up being a year end musical discovery for me. As penance for having come so late to the party, from this day forward, I’m going to make it my mission to unite the blogosphere behind this band, and if this post is any indication, I think things are starting to come together quite nicely. Actually, I just cruised over their MySpace page and listened to the 5 tracks they’ve got streaming there and was really impressed by the lot of them (what can I say, I’m a sucker for catchy folk rock riffs and smart lyrics). From their MySpace page, I was also pretty excited to learn that they are just about to kick off a massive tour which will bring them to the Mercury Lounge on March 31, 2009 right after they come back from the big push at SXSW. Tickets for the Mercury show go on sale Wednesday, January 21 at noon, it’s definitely a show I don’t want to miss.
All Blind Pilot tour dates and a cool video for their song “We Are the Tide” after the jump.
Blind Pilot Tour Dates
Jan 17 2009 Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon
Jan 26 2009 Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Mar 05 2009 Mississippi Studios! Portland, Oregon
Mar 06 2009 the Empyrean Spokane, Washington
Mar 07 2009 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Mar 09 2009 Urban Lounge Salt Lake, Utah
Mar 11 2009 Hi Dive Denver
Mar 12 2009 The Waiting Room Omaha
Mar 13 2009 Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Mar 14 2009 Stage Door @ Orpheum Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 16 2009 Schubas chicago, Illinois
Mar 17 2009 Off Broadway St. Louis
Mar 19 2009 SXSW Austin
Mar 20 2009 SXSW Austin
Mar 21 2009 SXSW Austin
Mar 24 2009 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 28 2009 Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 30 2009 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 31 2009 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Apr 02 2009 Beachland Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 04 2009 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Blind Pilot performs “We Are the Tide” at the Providence Bridge Pedal in Portland, OR
Thanks for posting our video of Blind Pilot at the Portland Bridge Pedal! For more updates and to view a brand new trailer for the documentary film of Blind Pilot’s west coast bike tour – visit http://www.blindpilotmovie.com.
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