Micah P. Hinson Ate My Hamster, Releases New LP, Tours

Face the facts: Texan Micah P. Hinson is doing everything you said you were going to do, but haven't. In fact, I bet your dreams don't compare to Micah P. Hinson's reality. Sure, he may have had a few problems — bankruptcy, drugs, jail — in the past, but the future is bright, real bright. Hinson is putting out a new album, Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit, on Jade Tree this week. It has many a backing musician on it, including Eric Bachman and members of The Earlies. You had difficulty convincing your neighbor to come over and jam with you, and that's despite the fact he is truly awful at guitar. Hinson's album is getting all kinds of rave reviews, at home and abroad. Your other neighbor yelled through the wall, "Y'all suck. Y'all better quit it, the 'Dawgs are playin' Ole Miss, and I can't hear Keith Jackson." Micah just recorded another live session for the BBC, his second. You just recorded your second voicemail message (at your horrible retail job) informing a customer that their rain check order has been filled.

So, it goes without saying that you could learn a thing or two from Mr. Hinson. Well, you are about to get that chance. He is going on a fall tour to support his latest record. MPH will be playing shows with Oakley Hall, Matt Pond PA, and Figurines, respectively, during this 3-week jaunt, beginning in Tempe, AZ. You will be going to see him play, so I guess you're not a complete failure:

10.24.06 - Tempe, AZ - Modified
10.25.06 - Riverside, CA - UC Riverside
10.26.06 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland ^
10.27.06 - Pomona, CA - Pitzer College
10.28.06 - San Francisco, CA - Du Nord
10.30.06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir #
10.31.06 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
11.03.06 - New York, NY - North Six (Jade Tree CMJ Showcase)
11.04.06 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
11.07.06 - Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace %
11.08.06 - Montreal, QBC - Green Room %
11.09.06 - Boston, MA - TT the Bear's %
11.10.06 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge %
11.15.06 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
11.16.06 - Arlington, VA - IOTA Club and Café
11.17.06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11.18.06 - Atlanta, GA - Lenny's

^ w/ Matt Pond PA
# w/ Figurines
% w/ Oakley Hall