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Film School Bounce Back, Hit the Road Kati Llewellyn reports:
A thief breaks into a locked parking lot to bust into a van to saw through a Club lock to access a steering wheel to drive through a fence-- sounds like a scene from an action flick, right?
As previously reported, this is what happened to the San Francisco-based dream pop band Film School at a stop in Philadelphia during their last tour (which, btw, they valiantly finished). Since then, the band's van has been recovered by the Philadelphia police department, but it was found empty and in not-so-good shape.
Fortunately, Film School have some solid friends who happen to be in bands, and two benefit shows have been organized. Both will take place at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill this week. In fact, the first gig, featuring Nuke Infusion, Cheetah Speed, and Henry Miller Sixtet, happens tonight at 8:30. The second, scheduled for April 28 (Friday), will see the Lovemakers, Oranger, and Boyskout jamming out of generosity. Charity rocks.
With the terrible trek in the past and benefit shows in the present, the ghost of Film School future depicts the band remounting the touring horse for a two-month North American jaunt, including a stop in the cursed city of Philadelphia. Look for a van wrapped in barbed wire and surrounded by an electric dog fence at all times.
05-09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
05-10 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café #
05-12 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court ^
05-13 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05-15 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar @
05-16 Chicago, IL - Schubas @
05-17 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop $
05-18 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick +
05-19 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
05-20 Montreal, Quebec - El Salon &
05-21 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's !
05-22 Boston, MA - Great Scott !
05-23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
05-24 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber !
05-25 Baltimore, MD - Fletcher's !
05-26 Cincinnati, OH - Alchemize !
05-27 Columbus, OH - Little Brother's !
05-29 Nashville, TN - The Basement !
05-30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl !
05-21 Baton Rouge, LA - Red Star !
06-01 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room !
06-02 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington !
06-03 Austin, TX - Emo's !
06-06 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress !
06-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
06-10 San Francisco, CA - Slim's # * with the Colour
# with Swords
^ with Knife Show, Brilliant Stereo Mob
@ with Cowboy Curtis
$ with Islands
+ with Paik, Mason Proper
& with Frog Eyes, Sunset Rubdown
! with Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
* Pitchfork Review: Film School: Film School
* Pitchfork News: Film School Robbed in Ridiculous Manner
* Film School: http://www.filmschoolmusic.com/
* Beggars: www.beggars.com