Posts Tagged Prawn

IN THE REALM: shows this week

Paloma Faith
Monday, September 29
Middle East Downstairs

Monday, September 29
The Paradise

Topshelf tour
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Field Mouse
Tuesday, September 30
Great Scott

Bee vs. Moth
Wednesday, October 1
TT the Bear’s Place

Lykke Li
Friday, October 3
House of Blues

WMBR Anniversary Show #8
Blood Orange
Robin Lane and The Chartbusters
Lazy Susan
Weeping in Fits and Starts
Friday, October 3
Middle East Down

WMBR Anniversary Show #9
The Clamdiggers (proto-Upper Crust)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
Quintaine Americana
Crazy Alice
Saturday, October 4
Middle East Down

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music review: Prawn


Don’t know how many ways I can say how beautiful this album is. There are only so many words for it. With a name like Prawn I honestly expected more of a hard-edged punk outfit than a prog-rock/emo-band. Kingfisher is wonderful. A delight in the way that you get to the end of the album and immediately start it again from the beginning. You’ve been in such a lovely music-induced haze.

The Ridgewood, New Jersey band create dazzling songs with splendid guitar chords. Singer/guitarist Tony Clark has this endearing, raspy voice. “Scud Running” is a slow, thoughtful opening track. “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” churns and blisters with cool guitar riffs. “Old Souls” turns reflective –“we’re old souls in new skins”–and gorgeous with its tapestry composition. Prawn gets upbeat on “Glass, Irony” with wah-wah guitar and thrashing drums. Tremendously sad “Absurd Walls” and horn-driven punk-infused “Thalissa” highlight Prawn’s talent and distinctive sound. The overall album maintains romantic elements through its lyrics and dreamy arrangements.


Topshelf Records

released: August 12

purchase at Amazon: Kingfisher

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TOPSHELF RECORDS FALL TOUR: Field Mouse, Prawn, A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Diamond Youth

Field Mouse

Field Mouse



Diamond Youth

Diamond Youth

A Great Big Pile of Leaves

A Great Big Pile of Leaves


September 16- Philadelphia — The Barbary

September 17- Baltimore– The Metro Gallery

September 19- Orlando, Fla. — The Backbooth

September 20- Tampa, Fla. — Epic Problem

September 21- Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade

September 23- Nashville, Tenn. — The End

September 24- St. Louis — The Firebird

September 26- Chicago — Beat Kitchen

September 27- Pontiac, Mich. — Pike Room

September 28- Pittsburgh — The Smiling Moose

September 30- Allston, Mass– Great Scott

October 1- Pawtucket, RI- The Met

October 1– New York, NY– The Studio at Webster Hall

October 3– Asbury Park, NJ– Asbury Lanes

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Prawn stream new track, perform tonight at Middle East

beautiful song “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” from upcoming album Kingfisher [Topshelf] out August 12. Prawn will be at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge tonight with The Hotelier and Foxing.

The band heads out on tour this fall with label-mates A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse.


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ON TOUR: Foxing and The Hotelier


St. Louis, Missouri quintet Foxing announced a summer co-headlining tour today with The Hotelier which kicks off on July 25th in Chicago. Foxing recently released a new version of their debut full-length The Albatross via Triple Crown Records.

video for “Rory”

Tour Dates:

7/25 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen #
7/26 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest #
7/27 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy House Grill #*
7/28 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s #*
7/29 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW*
7/30 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
7/31 – New Britain, CT @ Pulaski Club*
8/01 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*
8/02 – New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall*
8/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire*^
8/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
8/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch^
8/07 – Jacksonville, FL @ UNDERBELLY^
8/08 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth^
8/09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA^
8/10 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem^
8/11 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge^
8/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco^

# without The Hotelier
* with Prawn
^ with Little Big League

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