The Blow announce West Coast “Unplugged” dates, subvert expectations with great deal of plugging

The Blow announce West Coast "Unplugged" dates, subvert expectations with great deal of plugging

Like the deodorant in LL Cool J’s pit hair, synth-pop duo The Blow are spreading across the West Coast on their latest series of “Unplugged” dates. For those of you just checking in on the recent works of Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne, the two’s recent tours have been ostensibly “unplugged,” forgoing the laptops, projectors, puppets, smoke machines, and such that may or may not have been part of typical Blow shows. Instead, they’re playing sets using only the rig they use to produce and record their albums. Granted, the equipment contained in that rig involves an awful lot of unplugging (so unplugged!) and plugging (not unplugged) of cords.

Opening each date will be Olympia songwriter Anna Oxygen, who has previously worked with The Microphones, Mirah, and, hey, The Blow! That’s the band I’m writing about right now. What a coincidence!

In addition to these dates, The Blow have also announced a website venture by the name of WOMANPRODUCER. The mission of the site is to catalog all woman music producers, not just of the past, but also of the present and… the future!? It remains to be seen whether cataloging producers of the future is simply cataloging the woman producers of what was once a future but is now a present. Or if the site will act as a seer for which women will one day become music producers. Somewhere, a nine year-old girl reads her name on the site. “Well, I guess that’s settled,” she says.

The Blow dates (all w/ Anna Oxygen):

01.28.15 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
01.29.15 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater
02.03.15 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
02.04.15 - Napa, CA - The City Winery
02.12.15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite

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