The Suitcase Junket new video and tour dates



    New York, NY (February 26, 2019) – The Suitcase Junket will release Mean Dog, Trampoline on April 5 via Signature Sounds. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke), Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket’s previous efforts and emerges as his most powerfully direct album yet. NPR Music calls him, “A living, breathing, throat-singing, road-tested, avant-garde, one-man-band who is in a state of perpetual motion… gutsy, fuzzed-out, groove-laden psych rock.”

    Today, The Suitcase Junket shares the video for “Everything I Like”, a reflection of the ups and downs of the touring life in order to share a couple hours of music and happiness with a room full of people.

    “Everything I like happens at night is as true a statement about life on the road as I could think up,” says Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket).” The days can be a long tedious slog, filled with the bizarre static intensity of driving the food desert that is our interstate highway system, but the nights can be so transcendent that all of the crap that filled your day melts away in the alchemy of a lit up stage and a crowd engaged. Then somebody steals your van. That’s the way it goes.”

    Director Joshua Kilcoyne adds, “The warmth and energy of a great audience can be tremendously rewarding, but the hours between gigs are often lonely, monotonous, and bleak. Even more so for musicians on a tight budget who are hauling their own gear and driving their own vehicles. The aim here was to give the viewer a sense of that experience on both a practical and emotional level.”
    In creating Mean Dog, Trampoline, Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, oddly textured psych-rock.

    The Suitcase Junket recently completed a UK tour and adds dates to the national run supporting the album. A full list of tour dates can be found below with more to be added.

    The Suitcase Junket Tour Dates
    Mar 02 – Jacksonville, FL @ Northeast Florida Veg Fest
    Apr 04 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
    Apr 05 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    Apr 06 – Turners Falls, MA @ Shea Theater
    Apr 07 – Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn
    Apr 10 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
    Apr 11 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
    Apr 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena
    Apr 13 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
    Apr 20 – Peterborough, NH @ Bass Hall
    Apr 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest
    Apr 26 – Knoxville, TN @ The Open Chord
    Apr 27 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
    Apr 28 – Memphis, TN @ The Green Room
    Apr 30 – Austin, TX @ The Townsend
    May 02 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Dragon Listening Room
    May 08 – Norfolk, VA @ Toast (LAVA Presents)
    May 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson
    May 10 – Arden, DE @ Arden Concert Guild
    May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
    May 12 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
    May 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    May 18 – Brevard, NC @ Songsmith Gathering
    May 26 – Pittsfield, MA @ Hancock Shaker Village
    May 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    May 29 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    May 30 – Berkeley, CA @ Freight & Salvage
    Jun 01 – Santa Monica, CA @ McCabe’s
    Jun 05 – Thomas, WV @ Purple Fiddle
    Jun 06 – Worthington, OH @ Natalie’s
    Jun 07 – Madison, IN @ River Roots Music and Folk Arts
    Jun 08 – Russell Township, OH @ LaurelLive
    Jun 09 – Millheim, PA @ Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
    Jun 11 – Marrietta, OH @ The Stage Door
    Jun 14 – Marion, IA @ The Famous Mockingbird
    Jul 14 – Earlville, NY @ Earlville Opera House
    Jul 19 – Concord, NH @ Concord Center for the Arts
    Jul 20 – Jay, VT @ Jeezum Crow Festival

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