Memory Tapes @ The Social, London 1/19/10

There’s only so many bellwether bedroom jams you can release from a Philadelphia fortress of solitude before public appearances will be demanded, and the prolific Dayve Hawk (aka lots of names, although it’s Memory Tapes for purposes of this posting) is finally making himself available to those who’ve been waiting patiently to seek Magic in the flesh. Saturday night at The Corner in Manchester was this project’s first live show ever; last night at the Social came next. Davye was joined by a drummer, playing guitar and cueing his Macbook, at a show opened by Mat Riviere and featuring a DJ set from the Concretes’ Lisa Milberg. Paul Bridgewater delivers these photos to us (a few more appear at Ill-Fit). MT have a third UK gig at North London’s Luminaire tonight with Pantha Du Prince. If that’s too from where you live, check the upcoming dates (listed for both sides of the Atlantic) and if your’e just getting started, try this remix or these tracks.

02/03 – New York, NY @ Bell House
?02/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
?02/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
?02/20 – New York, NY @ Tribeca Grand
?02/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland?
02/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
?03/04 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere?
03/05 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique?
03/06 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso (w/ Hot Chip)
?03/07 – Berlin, Germany @ TBA
?03/09 – Brighton, England @ Freebutt?
03/10 – Sheffield, England [email protected] Harley
?03/11 – Manchester, England @ The Deaf Institute
?03/12 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Captain’s Rest
?03/13 – London, England @ Cargo
?03/18-20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW