The Silversun Pickups are awesome. There's no denying that everyone at the Tripwire has giant rock & roll crushes on them. We're like 13 year old girls in 1965, but instead of The Beatles, we each have a favorite Silversun Pickup. I heart Nikki (obviously). Chip has deep-seeded platonic man love for Brian, and Erin... well, that sluton loves them all equally. She never was very good at decision-making. In fact, I think from now on, we're going to refer to them as "Tripwire favorites, The Silversun Pickups." So there.
Anyway, Tripwire favorites The Silversun Pickups are nearing completion on their long-awaited debut long player. However, with SXSW creeping up and with a few performances planned down in Austin, they figured it would be a good idea to take a break from the studio and hit the road for a few West Coast dates to warm up. They're smart like that... and pretty, and funny, and polite, and they enunciate their words well, and they smell good, and dress awesome, and and and... just kidding, I'm not THAT creepy.
Here's the dates. The first few are with Amusement Parks On Fire and Nine Black Alps. So go see SSPU or you're dumb.
03.04.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Knitting Factory, w/Amusement Parks on Fire)
03.09.06 - Seattle, WA (Neumo’s, w/Amusement Parks on Fire & Nine Black Alps)
03.10.06 - Portland, OR (Lola’s, w/Amusement Parks on Fire & Nine Black Alps)
03.11.06 - San Francisco, CA (Café du Nord, w/Amusement Parks on Fire & Nine Black Alps)
03.17.06 - Austin, TX (Cedar St. Pub/ SXSW Filter Magazine Party)
03.17.06 - Austin, TX (Spiro’s/ SXSW)
03.31.06 - San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s/ Noisepop)