Kelley Stoltz Playing Union Hall

Trying to figure out where Kelley Stoltz is going to be playing on April 9 has been a bit of a puzzle, even if it was one only I was trying to solve… or wanted to. He’s on tour with the Dirtbombs (they play Bowery on April 9) but had an off night and was going to use it to play a smaller venue. For a month or so, Stoltz had the date on his MySpace as being at Mercury Lounge. Which would put him with Jason Collette — a nice double bill. But Mercury’s website never had him listed. Or anyone for the early show. I actually asked Kelley at SXSW what the deal was and he insisted he was playing there.

But then the Mercury website finally listed an opener for Collette, and it was Robert Gomez (signed to Bella Union which makes me interested now). Then Kelley Stoltz’ Myspace listed an April 9 date at Union Pool, which would be a great place to see him, a very cool room for his awesome brand of retro-ish pop. (Bonus… really near my apartment.) But Union Pool never listed it on their site. I emailed them about it yesterday, no response… but a visit to Stoltz’ Myspace today saw that the venue was now Union Hall. And a visit to UH’s site confirmed it.

Aren’t you glad I wasted two paragraphs leading up to something I gave away in this post’s title. Just a peak into my thought process.

Union Hall makes as much sense as Union Pool, maybe more so. Tickets are ONLY $5 ONLY $10 and it’s a late show: doors are at 10:30. (Melissa Ferrick plays earlier.) And it’s billed as "An Evening with Kelley Stoltz" so maybe we’ll get a longer than usual show, with some nuggets off Antique Glow perhaps? He probably won’t do it, but I’ve always been partial to "Mean Marianne":

MP3: Kelley Stoltz – Mean Marianne

His new album is called Circular Sounds and it’s really great. Finally, a couple YouTube items. First, the video to "Your Reverie":

And video from SXSW I shot of Circular Sounds‘ gem "To Speak to the Girl":

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