Whispertown 2000 Embark on Tour on Maria Taylor

 

 

By Nancy Dunham

 

 If this continues, we may have to crown Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis the new Kevin Bacon (as in “six degrees of separation from…”)

 

Morgan Nagler, lead vocalist/guitarist/co-founder of The Whispertown 2000 is another in a series of musicians that consider Lewis and her Rilo band mate Blake Sennett musical muses. The duo not only provided long-term encouragement, but performed on Whispertown’s 2006 debut “Livin’ in a Dream,” which Sennett co-produced. Plus, Whispertown was given opening slots when the artists toured.

 

But don’t think the folk-tinged hypnotic music of Whispertown 2000 is a musical stepchild. The four-piece band has rightly won critical kudos and a devoted fan base that includes Lewis who has publicly said, “Morgan Nagler is my favorite songwriter. Period.”

 

Supporting its sophomore release “Swim,” The Whispertown 2000 will jump right from the Austin stages of SXSW to a headlining tour and then supporting gigs for singer/songwriter Maria Taylor.

 

SXSW appearances:

3.18      Little Radio SXSW Party  @ Red Eyed Fly     1:20 pm

3.18     Cannibal Cheerleader SXSW Party @ Peacock Lounge   4:45 pm

3.19     End of the Road Festival SXSW Party   @  Lambert’s       2:30 pm

3.21    SXSW Hotel Café Showcase @ Ale House  11:00 pm

 

Headline tour dates:

3.22        Ft. Worth, TX            Lola’s

3.26         St. Louis, MO                 The Firebird

3.27         Nashville, TN                 The Basement

3.28         Louisville, KY                 Nachbar

3.29         Charlotte, NC       Snug Harbor

 

Dates in support of Maria Taylor:

4.04        Gainesville, FL                  Common Grounds

4.05        Orlando, FL                        The Social

4.06        Jacksonville, FL                Jack Rabbits

4.07        Birmingham, AL                Bottle Tree

4.08        Atlanta, GA                        The Earl

4.09        Carrboro, NC                      Local 506

4.10        Washington, DC                 Rock N Roll Hotel

4.11        Philadelphia, PA                 Barbary

4.12        Brooklyn, NY                     Bell House

4.13        Hoboken, NJ                       Maxwell’s

4.14        Boston, MA                        Great Scott

4.16        Buffalo, NY                        Mohawk Place

4.17        Toronto, ON                       El Mocambo

4.18        Cleveland, OH                    Grog Shop

4.19        Ann Arbor, MI                    Blind Pig

4.20        Chicago, IL                         Schuba’s

4.21        Madison, WI                       High Noon

4.22        Minneapolis, MN                400 Bar

4.24        Omaha, NE                         Waiting Room

4.25        Denver, CO                         Hi Dive

4.26        Salt Lake City, UT              Kilby Court

4.28        Seattle, WA                         Vera Project

4.29        Portland, OR                        Doug Fir

5.01        San Francisco, CA               Café Du Nord

5.02        Visalia, CA                          Cellar Door

5.03        Los Angeles, CA                 Troubadour

 

 

 

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