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May 17th, 2012

By Philip Turner in: Canada; Music, Bands & Radio; Urban Life & New York City

Imaginary Cities, Embarking on a US Tour


Readers of this blog may recall how partial I am to Imaginary Cities, a great band from Winnipeg, Canada. They are a five-piece outfit with Marti Sabit providing soaring lead vocals, Rusty Matyas on tasty lead guitar and trumpet, David Landreth on a great thumping bass, Ryan Voth connecting on drums, and Alex Campbell sweetening things up on keyboard. In April I had gone to the release party for their album “Temporary Resident” and had a great talk that night with Marti and Rusty. They were back in town this week, at Mercury Lounge, and I went out to hear them. Again, they played a great show and seemed to really connect with the good-sized Tuesday night crowd. For a full review of their performance style and striving songs, you may read the post I put up after the release party, at this link. For today, here are details on their current US tour, which tonight, May 17, will have them in Washington, D.C. at a club called Black Cat, continuing to such venues as Maxwell’s in  Hoboken, near NYC on June 15, capping off at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August.  Info on the tour is at this link, and below is a chart showing the cities where they’re playing on this tour and photos from this week’s show.  // click through to full post for full tour schedule and photos

05/17/12 WASHINGTON BLACK CAT UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/18/12 CHARLOTTE AMOS’ SOUTHEND UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/19/12 COLUMBIA NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/20/12 CHARLESTON MUSIC FARM CANADA
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: 15. ADDRESS: 32 ANN STREET, SC 29403. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/21/12 BIRMINGHAM WORKPLAY THEATRE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 18.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/22/12 NASHVILLE ROCKETOWN UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/24/12 OKLAHOMA CITY ACM@UCO UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $16.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/25/12 SAN ANTONIO WHITE RABBIT UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $16.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/26/12 DALLAS THE DOOR UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 18.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/28/12 LITTLE ROCK DOWNTOWN MUSIC HALL UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $16.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/29/12 SPRINGFIELD OUTLAND BALLROOM UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
05/30/12 OMAHA THE WAITING ROOM UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/01/12 COLUMBIA THE BLUE NOTE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/02/12 IOWA CITY BLUE MOOSE TAP HOUSE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/04/12 MINNEAPOLIS TRIPLE ROCK UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/05/12 MILWAUKEE TURNER HALL BALLROOM UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/06/12 INDIANAPOLIS DELUXE AT OLD NATIONAL CENTRE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/07/12 CINCINATTI 20TH CENTURY THEATRE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/08/12 LANSING THE LOFT AT HAREM URBAN LOUNGE UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/09/12 TORONTO THE MOD CLUB CANADA
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 18.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/11/12 ROCHESTER WATER STREET MUSIC HALL UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 15.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/12/12 SO. BURLINGTON HIGHER GROUND UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/13/12 NORTHAMPTON PEARL STREET UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $16.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/14/12 THE MET PAWTUCKET UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/15/12 HOBOKEN MAXWELL’S UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 17.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/16/12 ASBURY PARK THE STONE PONY UNITED STATES
TIME: 8:00PM. ADMISSION: $ 18.00. W/ MEWITHOUTYOU, BURIED BEDS
06/21/12 WINNIPEG PYRAMID CABARET CANADA
TIME: 8:00PM. ADDRESS: 176 FORT STREET. ADVANCE TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 19. BUY TICKETS
07/27/12 -07/29/12 GUELPH HILLSIDE FESTIVAL CANADA
TIME: 12:00PM. THE PERFORMANCE DAY AND TIME IS STILL TBC.
08/03/12 -08/05/12 CHICAGO LOLLAPALOOZA UNITED STATES

Alex Campbell (l.), Rusty Matyas, Marti Sabit

Rusty Matyas (l.), Marti Sabit

Alex Campbell (l.), Rusty Matyas, Marti Sabit, Ryan Voth

Marti Sabit

David Landreth, bassman

Rusty and Marti showing great chemistry and stage presence.

Rusty Matyas, playing some tasty licks.

Rusty Matyas and Marti Sabit, in harmony.

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