TOMMY ROGERS AND STEPHEN BRODSKY ON ONE TOUR? YES, PLEASE.
I kind of assumed that Tommy Rogers (a.k.a. “Thomas Giles”) wouldn’t be doing any touring behind his awesome new solo album, Pulse; for one thing, he plays all the instruments on the record himself, so he’d need to go recruit a band, and for another thing I thought he’d be too busy with his other project, some group called Between the Buried and Me.
But, hey, guess what? I was wrong! And happy to be. Rogers has announced a mini-tour (only five dates, sadly). Which would already be good news, but he’s also gonna have Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky doing support. So these shows should be fun.
Additional support comes from a band called Braveyoung, with whom I am not familiar (Vince tells me they used to be called Giants). But Rogers is obviously a big fan — he named their album We Are The Lonely Animals one of his favorites of 2010. So I’m gonna assume they’re good.
Here are dates:
March 30 — Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
March 31 — Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother
April 1 — Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
April 2 — New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
April 3 — Providence, RI @ The Met