I know it happens just as often the other way, but I still get a little stab of disappointment when I discover a new band, and said band is touring soon, only to play Phoenix in favor of Tucson.
Evangelicals sound a little psychedelic, a little pop, and seem just as fun as fellow Oklahomans The Flaming Lips. They tread some of the same ground as 80s and 90s alternative giants like James, but there's also a fresh and unrestrained side to Evangelicals. And they're just weird enough to make a perfect lead-in to the Halloween season (Halloween gets its own season, right?). It's just too bad they play Modified instead of a Tucson club.
I missed the band's 2008 album The Evening Descends (an 8.3 at Pitchfork), but now comes word from Dead Oceans that the band has been in recording sessions for a 2010 record.
Evangelicals - Halloween Song
Evangelicals - Skeleton Man
10/31/09 Norman, OK - Opolis
11/02/09 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts w/ Holiday Shores
11/03/09 Los Angeles, CA - Echo w/ Port O'Brien
11/04/09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ Holiday Shores
11/05/09 Portland, OR - Holocene w/ Holiday Shores
11/06/09 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project w/ Holiday Shores
11/07/09 Missoula, MT - The Palace w/ Holiday Shores
11/08/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court w/ Holiday Shores
11/09/09 Denver, CO - Hi Dive w/ Holiday Shores
11/11/09 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar w/ Holiday Shores, Eli August
11/12/09 St. Louis, MO - Firebird w/ Holiday Shores
11/16/09 Washington, DC - The Red and the Black w/ Holiday Shores
11/17/09 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Holiday Shores
11/18/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall w/ Holiday Shores
11/19/09 Allston, MA - Great Scott w/ Holiday Shores
11/20/09 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/ Holiday Shores
11/21/09 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern w/ Holiday Shores
11/22/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Holiday Shores
11/23/09 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop w/ Holiday Shores