Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Grupo Fantasma to tour the world!
Free MP3 from their new album El Existential!

OMG It's really goin' down this summer for one of Austin's hardest working bands. And one of our best.

Grupo Fantasma.

I been jamming these dudes for some years now. I'd always hear about them, then around the time just before their first album I believe, Bavu Blakes introduced me to Adrian Quesada and I have been jamming them ever since. From the livest dancefloor at the hottest club, to the freakin' lawn at Central Market, these dudes can tear up any stage. Definitely catch them if they come to a city near you in celebration of their new LP - El Existential.

You can download a track from the new album called "El Consejo" by clicking here!

I was looking at the dates below just wishing I could catch them somewhere outside of Austin, like I don't know, Vancouver, France or the Netherlands Antilles. But alas and alak, I dunno. I'm one of the lucky ones though, I get to see Grupo Fantasma on their home turf all the time. Definitely try and catch them live and check out the mini doc at the bottom of the post. It's on the making of this album, in a house in the middle of Austin. Pretty dope.

US & Canada Dates
6/9 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
6/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
6/12 Madison, WI @ Marquette Waterfront Festival
6/14 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
6/16 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
6/17 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
6/18 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
6/19 Snoqualmie (Seattle, WA) @ KEXP World Music Festival
6/22 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
6/23 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
6/24 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/25 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/26 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
6/30 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Room
7/1 Huntsville, AL @ Flying Monkey
7/2 Chattanooga, TN @ Miller Plaza / Nightfall Concert Series
7/3 & 7/4 Dayton, OH @ City Folk Festival
7/5 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
7/7 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival
7/8 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
7/13 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
7/14 Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/16 Corvallis, OR @ DaVinci Days
7/18 Great Neck, NY @ Steppingstone Park Waterside Theatre
7/20 New York, NY @ TBA

Abroad Dates
7/23 Sainte Croix Volvestre, France @ Festival Terre De Couleur
7/24 Vic Fezensac, France @ Tempo Latino Festival
7/29 Sines, Portugal @ Festival Musicas do Mondo
7/31 Luzern, Switzerland @ Blue Balls Festival
8/4 Paris, France @ New Morning
8/5 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Zeltival
8/6 Brugge, Belgium @ Klinkers
8/7 Vence, France @ Nuits Du Sud
8/12 Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
8/13 - 8/15 Salmon Arm, BC @ Roots & Blues Festival
9/4 Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles @ North Sea Jazz Festival Curaçao

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