Thursday, November 19, 2009
If you planned to just roll up to the door tomorrow and catch Minus the Bear at Mr. Small's Theatre, be forewarned: According to the venue's Web site, the show is sold out. Also performing are As Tall As Lions and Twin Tigers; the show is presented by WPTS 92.1 FM.
Apart from a new tour-only 7-inch, "Into the Mirror," the band's ostensibly still touring on Planet of Ice, an album that's now over two years old. It's a pretty kickass record though -- I wrote about it and interviewed the band when it first came out:
"On Planet of Ice, Minus the Bear proves itself a rare species indeed: a five-piece rock band that gets into your head and your pants simultaneously. Capable of dizzying complexity and -- especially in the two tapping hands of guitar hero David Knudson -- virtuosic flights of instrumental fancy, the songs retain sing-along musicality and almost physically blissful grooves, instead of veering into dork kingdoms of prog, art rock and nerd-metal." (read more).
According to MtB's Web site, they do have a new album ready to roll out early next year, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, White Stripes), and you'll get to preview some of the material at the live shows.