Matthew Sweet On Tour

Cracking open the wrapper on Matthew Sweet's tenth (tenth!) studio album gave me some pause about just how steadily and methodically Sweet has crafted an impressive guitar-pop canon. The guy just never falters. Sunshine Lies is yet another solid showcase of the vaguely Byrd-esque jangle and sing-along that has become his trademark. And trying my best to stay away from "Bitter-Sweet" wordplay, the angst and heartache that are often disguised in beautiful melodies on other albums are closer to the surface here in the uneasy lyrics, not unlike the rougher moments of Altered Beast, except on the lovely title track, featuring recent collaborator (and still a minx!) Susannah Hoffs. Sweet hits the road soon for most of the autumn; a lock for a great night of music if he's in your area.

Tour Dates

10/20 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
10/22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom
10/23 Chicago, IL - Park West
10/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Funhouse
10/25 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
10/27 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/28 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/29 Falls Church, VA – State Theatre
10/30 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11/01 Covington, KY - The Madison
11/02 Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage syndicated radio show
11/05 Baltimore, MD - 8X10
11/06 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
11/07 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11/08 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
11/09 Nashville, TN -3rd & Lindsley
11/19 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/26 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey


Dr. Sickness said...

The Charleston, WV date is actually Nov. 2nd, Sunday.

Flash said...

Thanks, brah.