Above is a trailer for “Waiting for Something,” a soon-to-be-released documentary about Memphis punk Jay Reatard. We predict his battles with alcohol may be a part of the story, but the teaser we’ve got here isn’t giving much away. Directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz will debut the film on Myspace August 4.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Reatard has a slew of free, all-ages, instore performances along the west coast in support of his new album, Watch Me Fall, coming out August 18 (August 4th on vinyl) on Matador Records.
Tour dates are as follows (with times!):
08.18.09 Los Angeles @ Amoeba Music Hollywood, 6pm
08.19.09 Long Beach @ Fingerprints, 7pm
08.20.09 San Diego @ M-Theory, 7pm
08.21.09 Santa Cruz @ Streetlight Records, 7pm
08.22.09 San Francisco @ Amoeba Music, 6pm
08.23.09 Berkeley @ Amoeba Music, 6pm
08.25.09 Portland @ Jackpot Records, 6pm
08.26.09 Seattle @ Easy Street Records, 7pm
08.27.09 Seattle @ Sonic Boom Records, 7pm
08.28.09 Vancouver @ Zulu Records, 8pm