Local Show Spotlight: The New Pornographers

While they may have moved onto the big time, The New Pornographers still have local roots. Most of their members have either grown up or now live in Vancouver, Canada. They will be gracing the KEXP studio with their presence today at 1:30 continuing the trend of great in-studio performers today. Animal Collective played an amazing show this morning at 9, and The Quavers will be in at 3:30 Challengers is the name of their fourth and newest album, and they are currently on tour supporting it.

The band is a supergroup of Canadian musicians featuring Neko Case, Carl Newman ( A.C. Newman), and members of Swan Lake, Destroyer, Immaculate Machine, and Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire.

Here is a video of them performing their lead single, “My Rights Verses Yours” off of Challengers on the David Letterman show:

They are playing two shows this weekend (tonight and tomorrow night), both are at the Showbox, the show tonight is 21+, but on Saturday night they will be doing one for the kids. They will be accompanied by openers: Lavender Diamond and Fancey.

Be sure to tune into KEXP at 1:30 to hear The New Pornographers on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, and go to the Showbox either tonight and/or tomorrow night for what is sure to be an amazing show.

Friday September 14th is 21 +. Saturday September 15th is all ages. Tickets at Ticketswest and are $20.00 ADV / $22.00 DOS.

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