Looks like Neko Case's cyclone is picking up some speed.
The Canadian (brain fart, sorry folks!) alt.country chanteuse, whose gorgeous, lush album Middle Cyclone hit #3 on Billboard in the spring, has been gaining momentum all year. The one-time Paste cover star just announced a fall tour that'll take her all over the country.
Last week, Case stopped by New York City to chat with Elvis Costello and tape a segment for his Sundance Channel show, as well as a duet with Meatwad from Cartoon Network's consistently ridiculous and fantastic Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And it wasn't Case's first run in with the talking ball of meat; she guest starred on an ATHF episode just last year. We've long known Case's affinity for animals; apparently it extends to animal products as well.
On Oct. 10, Case will visit Garrison Keillor's A Prarie Home Companion, and just a week later she'll appear at The New Yorker Festival for a chat with Sasha Frere-Jones.
But you don't have to be famous to see Lady Case. Here are those tour dates:
4 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
4 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
5 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
6 - Urbana, Ill. @ Canopy Club
7 - Bowling Green, Ohio @ The Clazel Theater
8 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Harro East Ballroom
10 - Boston, Mass. @ Wilbur Theater
11 - Tarrytown, N.Y. @ The Tarrytown Music Hall
12 - Portsmouth, N.H. @ The Music Hall
13 - Northampton, Mass. @ Calvin Theatre
14 - Providence, R.I. @ Lupo's
15 - Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
16 - New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
18 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Knight Theater
19 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Theatre
20 - Tallahassee, Fla. @ The Moon
21 - New Orleans, La. @ The Republic
22 - Houston, Tex. @ Warehouse Live
23 - Dallas, Tex. @ Granada Theater
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