The Short Histories of Powerful Nations: Invading a music club near you

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the-short-histories-of-powerful-nations-the-underground-42509-by-thefourfourcom-springfields-music-blogBolstered by the release of its long-awaited album A Brief Treatise On Land Ownership Vol 1, The Short Histories of Powerful Nations (pause for breath) is booking shows like we’ve never seen the progressive-intellectual-rock band do before. Lest you think we’re kidding, take a look at this schedule:

Aug 2 2009 8:00P
the Cesspool w/Canyons and Regret, The Informer Joplin, Missouri
Aug 5 2009 8:00P
@ Lindberg’s w/Jabberjosh Springfield, Missouri
Aug 7 2009 8:00P
@ the High Life w/Knife*Death Springfield, Missouri
Aug 13 2009 8:00P
@ Lindberg’s w/Native Springfield, Missouri
Aug 16 2009 8:00P
w/Power of 2, Knife*Death Springfield, Missouri
Aug 17 2009 8:00P
@ the Jackpot w/Names and Shapes, Big Knife Lawrence, Kansas
Aug 18 2009 8:00P
@ Sydney w/Fromanhole Omaha, Nebraska
Aug 19 2009 8:00P
@ the Ames Progressive Office w/All Blood Ames, Iowa
Aug 20 2009 8:00P
@ The Uptown Bar w/the Power of 2, Buildings, Guystorm, Young Pretenders Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 21 2009 8:00P
Looking for a Chicago/Milwaukee area show! Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 22 2009 8:00P
@ Seventh Street Art Space w/Loose Lips Sink Ships DeKalb, Illinois
Aug 23 2009 8:00P
St. Louis/Chicago St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 29 2009 8:00P
w/Fromanhole, Techlepathy Springfield, Missouri
Sep 15 2009 8:00P
@ Nathan P Murphy’s w/the Machete Archive, Archimedian Point Springfield, Missouri
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
the Four Four Fest II Springfield, Missouri

Omitting the Nathan P. Murphy’s show September 15 and FourFourFest for the moment, the band is playing 13 shows in the month of August alone. It begins this weekend in Joplin, then stays in Springfield for four more dates (including an epic pairing with Knife*Death at The High Life Live Martini Lounge) before going on a seven-date jaunt throughout the Midwest before returning to their hometown August 29 to play with Fromanhole and Techlepathy. It’s quite the itinerary for a band used to playing more occasionally, but, then, there’s a record to promote now and it appears they’re going for it. Now the only thing left is a tour name… The Land Acquisition Tour? The Van of Whoopass Tour? Luckily, nobody asks us to name band tours…

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2 Responses to “The Short Histories of Powerful Nations: Invading a music club near you”

  1. Shawn Says:

    I’ve long been a proponent of the HIStory Tour, especially now, considering the circumstances, but the Land Acquisition Tour is pretty good, too!

    This is also Logan’s last month as a full-time member of the group, because he is going to radiology school and will be incredibly busy. We’re getting our money’s worth out of him!

    He is going to stay around and play when he can in a more limited role, but will remain an integral part of the recording and writing process. We’re extremely selectively looking for another guitarist, but might just go with one guitar player sometimes until we find the right person.

    But thanks for the publicity!

  2. erik Says:

    Im a fan of the van of whoopass tour.

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