So Cow | Bruar Falls | 5.7.2009

"It's more humid in here than I was expecting," admitted a sweaty Brian Kelly three songs into So Cow's set at tiny Bruar Falls. Four days of rain and warmer than expected temperatures did have things moist for the Irish trio's first show of their American tour. Kelly and his rhythm section (head-down drummer, lumberjack bassist) burned through 12 or so super-catchy songs in about 30 minutes, a speedy jangle not unlike early Wedding Present or Orange Juice (or Wedding Present covering Orange Juice). A small room, yes, but it was full and the crowd (which included members of Crystal Stilts, Blank Dogs, the Beets, and openers German Measels) was definitely into it and sweating along too.

MP3So Cow – Casablanca

MP3So Cow – Shackleton

And you should definitely try and catch So Cow on tour, which includes three more NYC shows. (Maybe four… rumor has it So Cow will play before caUSE co-MOTION at Bruar Falls tonight again.) And buy some merch while you're at it, like his excellent self-titled American debut. Here's where he'll be:

May 8 Silent Barn Brooklyn, New York
May 9 Death by Audio Brooklyn, New York
May 10 BAR New Haven, Connecticut
May 11 O'Brien's Bar Boston, Massachusetts
May 12 TBC Providence, Rhode Island
May 13 TBC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 14 Velvet Lounge Washington DC, Washington DC
May 15 TBC Baltimore, Maryland
May 16 Brillobox Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 18 Rancho Relaxo w/ Tyvek Toronto, Ontario
May 20 Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio
May 21 Cafe Bourbon Street Columbus, Ohio
May 22 TBC Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 23 The Black Sparrow Lafayette, Indiana
May 24 Ronny's Chicago, Illinois
May 25 The Dipping Station Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 26 TBC Madison, Wisconsin
May 30 Little Mountain Studios Vancouver, British Columbia
May 31 Funhouse Seattle, Washington
Jun 1 Help needed here Olympia, Washington
Jun 2 The Know Portland, Oregon
Jun 4 Live at KDVS Davis, California
Jun 5 Luigi's Fun Garden Sacramento, Colorado
Jun 6 The Hemlock San Francisco, California
Jun 8 Help needed here Santa Cruz, California
Jun 9 Boo Boo Records San Luis Obispo, California
Jun 11 5..4..3..2..Fun! @ KCSB Santa Barbara, California
Jun 12 LKEG Gallery w/ Le Face, Shark Toys, Saturn Los Angeles, California
Jun 13 Soda Bar San Diego, California

One Comment

  1. New date added for Philly for So Cow:
    North Star Bar with Why Kay Kays, Weds 13th. So Cow on around 9pm..

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