Summer 2010: Nashville Rock Goes Global [JEFF the Brotherhood, Turbo Fruits, Those Darlins, The Features & more]

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Despite temperatures dropping to 66 goddamn degrees in my house last night, the summer is rapidly advancing upon us. For less shiftless local rockers, that means it's time to flee Tennessee's oppressive humidity by getting in the van, out of Dodge and on the road. With Nashville rock — ostensibly — on the rise, quite a few notable local ambassadors have big plans to spread the gospel of Music City far and wide in the heavy days ahead. And I'm not just talking about Kings of Leon's summer shed tour, or Paramore's Honda-sponsored arena tour, although those are happening as well.

With many more artists, dates and locations to be announced in the weeks to come, if the examples after the jump are any indication, it's looking like Nashville non-country is going global this summer, one fan at a time.

* According to Pollstar, Infinity Cat Records' flagship fraternal favorites, JEFF the Brotherhood, are slated to begin a month-long national headlining tour in Birmingham, Ala., on May 20. Natural Child and Heavy Cream will ride shotgun for a number of dates.

* Fellow Be Your Own Pet alum Jonas Stein's power-punk trio Turbo Fruits — having just wrapped up a two-month trek with Surfer Blood — will hop across the pond for three weeks of dates in Europe and the U.K., before returning stateside for another West Coast run. They're even playing a gig with Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill — hometown boys: made good.

* As they gear up for the long-awaited release of their Bob Rock-helmed major-label debut LP, Southern rawk revivalists American Bang will embark on a jaunt of club and festival gigs that will eventually see them appearing at Lollapalooza in August.

* Hard-luck but hard-working local quartet AutoVaughn will spend the better part of next month supporting local-by-proxy alt-rock success story Cage the Elephant, in halls nationwide.

* As far as sheer distance is concerned, Murfreesboro-by-way-of-Nashville charmers, Those Darlins, have got everyone beat, as their current itinerary sees them bringing their debauched pop-abilly to a land down under — with a string of dates in Australia.

* Recent Road to Bonnaroo victor Caitlin Rose is heading to the U.K. next week to find answers to forgotten questions in bottles of Newcastle and Carling, while appearing at some pretty sweet festivals.

* Also Britain-bound is the Duke of Music City, Chris Scruggs, who has a handful of festival dates lined up there in July.

* Oh, and The Features are opening for Kings of Leon at London's Hyde Park.

Are you about to hit the road too? Post your dates in the comments.

JEFF the Brotherhood Dates:

Thu 05/20/10 Birmingham, AL BottleTree
Sat 05/22/10 Atlanta, GA 529
Sun 05/23/10 Athens, GA Farm 255
Mon 05/24/10 New Orleans, LA Saturn Bar
Tue 05/25/10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Wed 05/26/10 Beaumont, TX Star Bar
Thu 05/27/10 Austin, TX Various Venues *
Fri 05/28/10 Austin, TX The Mohawk *
Sat 05/29/10 Denton, TX Dan's Silver Leaf *
Sun 05/30/10 Hot Springs, AR Exchange
Tue 06/01/10 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe **
Sun 06/06/10 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light **
Mon 06/07/10 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Tue 06/08/10 Washington, DC DC9
Wed 06/09/10 Baltimore, MD Golden West Cafe
Thu 06/10/10 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
Fri 06/11/10 Brooklyn, NY D.B.A.
Sat 06/12/10 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Sun 06/13/10 New York, NY Santos Party House
Mon 06/14/10 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
Tue 06/15/10 Buffalo, NY Big Orbit Soundlab Space
Wed 06/16/10 Allston, MA Great Scott
Thu 06/17/10 Burlington, VT Monkey House
Fri 06/18/10 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Sat 06/19/10 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Sun 06/20/10 Detroit, MI Magic Stick ***
Mon 06/21/10 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle ***
Tue 06/22/10 Chicago, IL Ottoman Empire House ***
Wed 06/23/10 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom ***
Thu 06/24/10 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry ***
Fri 06/25/10 Madison, WI First Unitarian University ***
Sat 07/10/10 Springfield, IL Downtown Springfield ****

* Chaos in Tejas Fest.
** w/Natural Child & Heavy Cream
*** W/Natural Child
**** Taste of Downtown Fest.


Turbo Fruits Dates:

05-18 London, UK — Flowerpot
05-19 Newcastle, UK — Offshore 44
05-20 Liverpool, UK — Liverpool Sound City
05-21 Stockton-On-Tees, UK — Ku Bar
05-22 Glasgow, UK — Stag & Dagger Festival
05-24 Brussels, Belgium — TBA*
05-25 Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso
05-26 Bern, Switzerland — ISC Club
05-27 Milan, Italy — La Casa 139
05-28 Torino, Italy — Spazio 211
05-29 Rome, Italy — Dimmi
06-01 Munich, Germany — Atomic Cafe
06-02 Berlin, Germany — Comet
06-03 Cologne, Germany — Gebaude 9
06-04 Paris, France — Point Ephemere
06-05 Hamburg, Germany — Molotow
06-06 Munster, Germany — Gleis 22
06-07 Heidelberg, Germany — Karlstorbahnhof
06-26 Chicago, IL — Schuba’s Tavern
06-27 Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock
06-28 Fargo, ND — The Aquarium
06-30 Calgary, AB — Sled Island Festival
07-01 Calgary, AB — Sled Island Festival
07-02 Calgary, AB — Sled Island Festival
07-03 Calgary, AB — Sled Island Festival
07-05 Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret**
07-06 Seattle, WA — The Crocodile***
07-07 Portland, OR — East End***
07-08 Boise, ID — Visual Arts Collective
07-09 Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court****
07-10 Denver, CO — Hi Dive****
07-11 Lawrence, KS — Replay Lounge
07-12 Columbia, MO — Mojo’s

* with Dinosaur Jr. & Built To Spill
** with Golden Triangle
*** with Golden Triangle and Chain and the Gang
****with Southeast Engine

American Bang Dates:

May 1 Earthday Birthday at Tinker Field — Orlando, Florida
May 5 Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall — Asheville, North Carolina
May 6 Visulite Theater — Charlotte, North Carolina
May 7 Norva — Norfolk, Virginia
May 8 Local 506 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 21 The Basement — Columbus, Ohio
May 25 House of Blues — Cambridge Room Cleveland, Ohio
May 26 Musica — Akron, Ohio
Jun 4 Buzz Under the Stars at City Market — Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 7 Lollapalooza at Grant Park - Chicago, Illinois

AutoVaughn Dates:

May 4 2010 LA ZONA ROSA - Austin, Texas *
May 5 2010 BREWSTER STREET - Corpus Christi, Texas *
May 7 2010 MIDNIGHT RODEO 3 - Abilene, Texas *
May 8 2010 CAINS BALLROOM - Tulsa, Oklahoma *
May 10 2010 REVOLUTION MUSIC HALL - Little Rock, Arkansas *
May 11 2010 FIRE - Jackson, Mississippi *
May 12 2010 HOUSE OF BLUES - New Orleans, Louisiana *
May 14 2010 STATE THEATRE - St. Petersburg, Florida *
May 15 2010 CULTURE ROOM - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida *
May 16 2010 FIRESTONE - Orlando, Florida *
May 18 2010 PFREEBIRD LIVE - Jacksonville, Florida *
May 20 2010 CAPONE’S - Johnson City, Tennessee *
May 21 2010 THE NORVA - Norfolk, Virginia *

* w/Cage the Elephant & Morning Teleportation

Those Darlins Dates:

April 28, 2010 Tulsa, OK - Eclipse Cultural House
April 29, 2010 Dallas, TX - The City Tavern
April 30, 2010 Austin, TX - The Continental Club *
May 01, 2010 Austin, TX - The Continental Club **
May 02, 2010 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
May 13, 2010 Wapakoneta, OH - Route 33 Rhythm & Brews
May 14, 2010 Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival ***
May 15, 2010 Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival ***
May 20, 2010 Memphis, TN - The Hi-Tone
May 22, 2010 Nashville, TN. - Mercy Lounge
May 26, 2010 Sydney, AU - Beach Road Hotel
May 28, 2010 Sydney, AU - Annandale Hotel
May 29, 2010 Katoomba, AU - Clarendon Hotel
May 30, 2010 Cronulla, AU - Brass Monkey
June 02, 2010 Belgrave, AU - Ruby's
June 03, 2010 Castlemaine, AU - The Theatre Royal
June 04, 2010 Geelong, AU - The National Hotel
June 05, 2010 Melbourne, AU - The Corner Hotel
June 06, 2010 Melbourne, AU - The Corner Hotel
June 18, 2010 Cincinnati, OH- The Northside Tavern
June 19, 2010 Ft. Wayne, IN -The Brass Rail *****
June 26, 2010 Tuscumbia, AL - Helen Keller Festival

* w/Woven Bones & Shapes Have Fangs
** w/Royal Butchers
*** w/Loretta Lynn, Detroit Cobras & more
**** w/Wagons
***** w/Jinx and the Back Alley Cats & Electric Panda

Caitlin Rose Dates:

May 1 2010 Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ryan’s - Kilkenny, Ireland *
May 1 2010 Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival at Clubhouse Hotel - Kilkenny, Ireland *
May 2 2010 Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival at Pumphouse - Kilkenny, Ireland *
May 4 2010 Black Heart - Camden, England
May 5 2010 Old Queen’s Head - Islington, England
May 8 2010 Screen on the Green - London, England
Aug 20 2010 Green Man Festival at Glanusk Park - Breacon Beacons, Wales **
Sep 10 2010 End of the Road Festival 2010 - Salisbury, England ***

* w/Jason and the Scorchers, Jason Isbell, The Band of Heathens, Dex Romweber Duo & more
** w/The Flaming Lips, Joanna Newsom, Billy Bragg, Fuck Buttons, Beirut & more
*** w/Blitzen Trapper, Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Yo La Tengo, Wilco & more

Chris Scruggs Dates:

April 29, 2010 Nashville, TN - Opry Country Classics at The Ryman Auditorium
July 3, 2010 Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park *
July 8, 2010 Breeze, Maidstone, England - Maverick Live
July 11, 2010 Newark, England - Americana Festival

* w/Chris Difford, Phil Lee, Suzi Ragsdale & more

The Features Dates:
June 19, 2010 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
June 28, 2010 Glasgow, SL - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
June 29, 2010 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
June 30, 2010 London, UK - Hyde Park **
* w/The Modern Skirts
** w/Kings of Leon, The Whigs, Black Keys & The Drums

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