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Shannon Wright, Pinetop Seven, Mick Turner, Smog, Tara Jane O'Neil Hook Up for Swingin' Supertour

Catherine Lewis reports:
Shannon Wright and Pinetop Seven are touring the East Coast this month, and for the first leg, they'll be joined by Dirty Three's Mick Turner, who recently released the album Moth on Drag City. This half of the tour culminates with a four-band bill featuring Smog (who's on tour with the Dirty Three's drummer, Jim White). Budget yourself twenty minutes for the encore jam if the car has to be home by midnight. Turner will switch up and join Tara Jane O'Neil's tour after the gig. Shannon Wright recently wrapped up a tour with Sleater-Kinney, backed by Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News) on drums. Following this so far? Good. Let's move on.

These dates celebrate the release of a new seven-inch on Grey Flat Records called "A Junior Hymn", recorded in Atlanta by Brian Paulson (Superchunk, Slint, Wilco); the b-side is a straight cover of The Smiths' "Asleep". Expect a new album early next year. As for Chicago's Pinetop Seven, they're out to promote their tour/web-only release Lest We Forget, which includes over sixty minutes of previously unreleased material and a half-hour set of excerpts from their improvised score to a black-and-white silent film called The Wind.

Tara Jane O'Neil will steal Mick Turner halfway through her own tour for her freshly issued TJO TKO, though her first handful of dates will be with The Black Heart Procession, whose Amore del Tropico won mad Pitchfork praise upon its release last month via Touch & Go.

Are we done yet? Yes! Sweet Jesus, you indie rockers never do this to us again.

Shannon Wright + Pinetop Seven tour dates:
11-08 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge * w/ Lucero
11-09 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber Pass *
11-10 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
11-11 Carrboro, NC - Room 4 *
11-13 Atlanta, GA - Echo Lounge * w/ Smog
11-14 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
11-15 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern w/ Brian Straw
11-16 Chicago, IL - Schuba's w/ Sin Ropas

* w/ Mick Turner

Tara Jane O'Neil tour dates:
11-06 Columbus, OH - Little Brothers #
11-07 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Tavern #
11-08 Kalamazoo, MI - Club Soda #
11-09 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub #
11-10 North Manchester, IN - Firehouse
11-11 Bowling Green, OH - Howards
11-13 Detroit, MI - Cpop Gallery
11-14 Toronto, ON - Tequila Lounge
11-15 Montreal - Casa Del Popolo
11-16 Annandale On Hudson, NY - Bard College
11-17 Boston, MA - Kendal Cafe
11-19 Providence, RI - TBA w/ Dan Littleton *
11-20 Portland, ME - Skinny *
11-21 New York, NY - Tonic *
12-04 Sacremento, CA - Capital Garage *
12-05 San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord *
12-06 San Luis Obispo, CA - Z Pie *
12-07 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland *
12-08 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe *

# w/ The Black Heart Procession
* w/ Mick Turner

.: Pitchfork Review: Shannon Wright: Dyed in the Wool
.: Pitchfork Review: Pinetop Seven: Lest We Forget
.: Pitchfork Review: Tara Jane O'Neil: Music for a Meteor Shower
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.: Dirty Three:
.: Pinetop Seven:
.: Tara Jane O'Neil:
.: Grey Flat Records:
.: Drag City:
.: Originally published: 8 November 2002
.: Items mentioned above on Dyed in the Wool (Shannon Wright, 2001); Moth (Mick Turner, 2002); Amore Del Tropico (The Black Heart Procession, 2002); Music for a Meteor Shower (Tara Jane O'Neil and Daniel Littleton, 2002).