Lou Barlow Kicks off Tour 6/10 at the Casbah

Indie rock institution Lou Barlow will kick off his tour with the Missingmen on June 10 at the Casbah. Mr. Barlow is touring to support his latest effort, 2009’s Goodnight Unknown, as well as a new 8-song EP called =Sentridoh III. This tour marks the first time he’s headlined shows with the Missingmen in almost a year, so Thursday is not to be missed (get it??!!11).

The low-fi-loving Lou calls Goodnight Unknown “a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with Sebadoh…to my ears, anyway.” To your ears, it should sound like classic Barlow — fuzzy, fun indie-pop that cuts through the preconceptions. It’s a damn fine record, if I do say so myself. The tour EP =Sentridoh III also promises to please, as evidenced by the video for “On The Face” (above) and the track “Losercore” (MP3).

Merge has set up a ““LooTube” channel for fans to watch Barlow-related videos, as well as a documentary about the making of Goodnight Unknown. Check that out until Thursday night, when you (and I) go see him play at the Casbah.

Lou Barlow tour dates
Jun 10 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Jun 11 – Tucson, AZ – Plush
Jun 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Jun 14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Jun 15 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
Jun 16 – Norman, OK – The Opolis
Jun 17 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jun 18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Jun 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jun 21 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Jun 22 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
Jun 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jun 25 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
Jun 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Aug 18 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
Aug 19 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Aug 20 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Aug 21 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Aug 23 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
Aug 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Aug 27 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Aug 28 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Aug 29 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Aug 31 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
Sep 01 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Sep 02 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
Sep 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

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