Generationals keep the memory of CNN’s holographic will.i.am alive during fall tour

Generationals keep the memory of CNN's holographic will.i.am alive during fall tour

Surprisingly politically-inclined New Orleans indie pop dudes Generationals are hitting the campaign trail road to stump promote their last release, Actor-Caster, which came out this past spring on Park the Van Records. (No joke: the band picked their name after watching tons and tons — oodles, even — of presidential election coverage back in 2008 and hearing assorted newscasters and possibly a hologram of will.i.am declaring pretty much every issue to be “generational.” Remember that hologram of will.i.am? Future generations will doubt his existence — like qualuudes or Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp or a non-sanctimonious, actually-decent-music-creating Bono — but it happened, oh IT ALL HAPPENED. Just ask Generationals. I’m sure they remember.)

Generationals remember a lot, and you can hear all that past in their bright, Phil Spector-influenced tracks. Now, they might not have been around to witness the Wall of Sound back in the good old 1960s, but their cocktail jams and doo wop gems certainly have a way of spicing up these cloudy, desolate economic days. And so, the happy duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer will crisscross the land this fall, kicking out the jams like a rock ‘n’ roll Johnny Appleseed, planting joy and peace and ensuring that the infectious strains of “When They Fight, They Fight” ring out from Los Angeles to Winooski.

Dates:

09.09.11 - Raleigh, NC - Tir Na Nog
09.10.11 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
09.12.11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
09.13.11 - Providence, RI - The Met
09.14.11 - Harrisonburg, VA - Commons at James Mason
09.16.11 - Winooski, VT - The Monkey House
09.17.11 - Pittsburg, PA - Club Cafe
09.19.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.26.11 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theater
10.27.11 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
10.30.11 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution
10.31.11 - St Louis, MO - Firebird
11.01.11 - Tusla, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
11.02.11 - Dallas, TX - Grenada Theater
11.04.11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
11.07.11 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
11.08.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
11.12.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
11.13.11 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
11.15.11 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
11.16.11 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
11.17.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Blue Moose TapHouse
11.18.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
11.19.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
11.21.11 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

• Generationals: http://generationals.com
• Park the Van: http://www.parkthevan.com

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