40 Nights of Rock & Roll

Welcome, friends, to the web log for upcoming documentary “40 Nights of Rock & Roll," a film by director Scott Sloan & former Paste magazine editor Steve LaBate.

Scott and I spent all weekend losing our minds, trying to iron out a workable route. This still may change, but here’s our first stab at an itinerary. As the bands are confirmed, we’ll fill them in.  - Steve

5/1 - The Whigs @Valentine’s - Albany, NY

5/2 - Third Eye Blind @Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY; Mutemath - East Rutherford, NJ (tour bus); comedian Eugene Mirman - Brooklyn, NY @Union Hall

5/3 - Shout Out Louds @WXPN World Cafe & First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA

5/4 - Murder By Death @Bowery Ballroom; Spree Wilson (cruising in our jeep) - New York, NY

5/5 - Sigur Rós’ Jónsi @House of Blues - Boston, MA

5/6 - RATT @Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD

5/7 - Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun @The Triple - Richmond, VA

5/8 - The Moaners @The Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC

5/9 - Future Islands @Secret Squirrel - Athens, GA

5/10 - Tendaberry @Some house in Little Five Points - Atlanta, GA

5/11 - Cowboy Jack Clement & Charlie Louvin @The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa;  Shotgun Lover @Eric McConnell’s studio - Nashville, TN

5/12 - Big Star's Jody Stephens  @Ardent Studios; tour of the legendary Sun Studio - Memphis, TN.

5/13 - A Line Between, The Pink Lipsticks @Summerfest Battle of the Bands Finals, Club Garibaldi’s - Milwaukee, WI

5/14 - Torche @Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL

5/15 - Those Darlins @Nelsonville Music Festival - Nelsonville, OH

5/16 - Rev. Horton Heat @Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

5/17 - Conspiracy of Owls @the band’s basement studio - Detroit, MI

5/18 - Baroness @The Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI

5/19 - Paul Westerberg, private performance @Target Field Minneapolis, MN

5/20 - Capgun Coup @Brothers Lounge - Omaha, NE

5/21 - Stardeath and White Dwarfs @Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK

5/22 - Smoke Up Johnny @Thick Syrup Records Birthday Show, White Water Tavern - Little Rock, AR

5/23 - Four Wheel Drive @The Cedar Shake - Texarkana, AR

5/24 - Of Montreal @Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX

5/25 - Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson (Will’s house) - Bastrop, TX

5/26 - Record Hop, Doug Burr, Shiny Around the Edges, Manned Missiles @The Schoolhouse - Denton, TX

5/27 - EkoTren @The Blue Goat - Salina, KS

5/28 - Ümlaüt @Road 34 Bike Bar- Fort Collins, CO

5/29 - The Forecast @The Railyard - Billings, MT

5/30 - Belt of Vapor, Ze Krau @The Black Whole - Spokane, WA

5/31 - Drive-By Truckers @Sasquatch! festival - The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA

6/1 - Pilgrimage day: Sub Pop Records tour, Jimi Hendrix’s grave, The Edgewater Inn (location of the infamous "mudshark incident") - Seattle, WA

6/2 - Rock, guns & whiskey with Triple Nixon @Mats Vilander's house, and the band's practice space - Ketchum, ID

6/3 - Damien Jurado @Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT

6/4 - Young Dubliners @The Sands Casino/Eurofest - Reno, NV

6/5 - Captured! By Robots @Bottom of the Hill - San Fransisco, CA

6/6 - Subhumans @Echo - Los Angeles, CA

6/7 - An audience with The King: Elvis Presley - Las Vegas, NV

6/8 - Wayne “The Train” Hancock @Low Spirits - Albuquerque, NM

6/9 - Josiah Wolf @Hi-Dive - Denver, CO