Thursday, April 14, 2011

The band is hitting the road! Tell us where to eat!

My band is going on tour next week! We're putting the Library on wheels. The Bookmobile, and the expert shushing that comes with it, might be coming to a town near you! It's just for a week, but it's my first tour, and I'm beyond excited. Yeah, I know it's going to be smelly and exhausting and we'll all probably want to murder each other by the end, but it will also be awesome.

So, here's where you, dear readers (if there are any of you left - I know I've been dull lately), come in. I'm looking for awesome hole-in-the-wall hidden-gem types of food recommendations (and other stores/attractions/etc.) for each stop on the tour. In all likelihood, there will be no time to take advantage of any of your recommendations, but I'd love to have a list just in case we do find ourselves with extra time. Here are the places we will be, along with ticket links just in case you know people in these cities who might want to see us ;)

Date City Venue Tickets
4/20 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall via Ticketmaster (sorry)
4/21 Brooklyn, NY Cameo Gallery via Cameo
4/22 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop via TicketWeb
4/23 Chicago, IL Schubas via Schubas
4/24 Iowa City, IA Gabe's No advance tickets. Show details here.
4/25Rock Island, IL Taping a Daytrotter session!N/A
Indianapolis, INTaping a Laundromatinee session! N/A
4/26 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks No advance tickets. Show details here (scroll down to 4/26).
4/27 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live via World Cafe Live

Our name is misspelled or missing entirely on some of these listings, but we will be there! We're touring with Neutral Uke Hotel and Golden Bloom, so if you see those names, you're in the right place. (Yep, you read that right. Uke. It's a fun sing-a-long ukulele-based homage to Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane over the Sea.)

Ignoring the fact that we will be on a tight schedule and there will be twelve people with a variety of dietary restrictions, tell me what's good in these places. I'd also love to hear about ridiculous, bizarre tourist attractions, awesome stores, etc. that we should check out if we find ourselves with any time to kill.

One week. 12 (probably smelly) band members in one van. 2600 miles. YES.
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