Canada’s favorite horse-loving folk band Rock Plaza Central is busy preparing for an exciting fall tour with folk-punk pioneers The Weakerthans! Rock Plaza Central has already spent the larger part of this year on the road in North America, performing with a wide array of artists including Suckers and Laura Gibson, as well as hitting festivals such as the Wicker Park and 10,000 Lakes Festival. As their set of fall dates approaches, Rock Plaza front man and literary award winner Chris Eaton is once again looking forward to adding more to his on-the-road Twitter project. Eaton has been writing one story per day of no more than 140 characters on tour, so that he may publish them for public participation on his band’s Twitter account from the road. The tweeted micro-fiction project will be published in Steel Bananas’ upcoming anthology, GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose.
Rock Plaza Central’s new release …At the Moment of Our Most Needing, or If Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren’t Alone, out now on Paper Bag Records, has been garnering positive reviews across the US and Canada. It received an 8/10 by Pitchfork and was described as “a bracing album of hope” by Popmatters. Eaton says the album was inspired by William Faulkner’s Light in August , as well as groups like Palace/Oldham, Tom Waits, and Van Morrison.
Something that will inspire fans to attend this round of fall tour dates is a special Paper Bag Records limited edition pressing of the band’s celebrated release, Are We Not Horses?, on 180-Gram vinyl (only available on the road at their shows!). Being huge fans of vinyl music themsellves, PBR takes great pride in creating the sort of offerings that fellow vinyl fans will appreciate as a proper addition to their collections. All PBR vinyl releases are numbered pieces produced in limited quantities and feature unique silk-screened covers and additional artwork.” Fans will have to take solace in the Are We Not Horses? issue as the vinyl release of …At the Moment of Our Most Needing is almost sold out!
[Also available on limited edition vinyl: Woodhands – Heart Attack, Winter Gloves – About A Girl, Slim Twig – Contempt!, Josh Reichmann Oracle Band – Crazy Power]
Rock Plaza Central Tour Dates w/ The Weakerthans:
9/16/09 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
9/17/09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9/19/09 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/20/09 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live Downstairs
9/23/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/24/09 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
9/25/09 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
9/26/09 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
9/27/09 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon