A couple weeks back, Brooklyn psych-folk outfit Minerva Lions played a Plotkin Presents showcase at The Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Local photographer Brian Stollery was on hand to grab the excellent photos you see below.
On Thursday night, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker performed at The Glasslands with a new band of Freaks. The group jammed heavily and debuted several new songs, including the one called “Our Song” featured in the video below. The song sounds more Real Estate-y than most of Bleeker’s solo material, but still has his trademark Crazy Horse/jamband feel to it. Bleeker and the Freaks recently signed to Domino records and will be hitting the road next month on their first national tour. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Head over to Jambands.com to read my interview with the Phish-loving bassist.
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks’ August Tour
August 8 Brooklyn, NY—Monster Island Basement
August 9 Philadelphia, PA—Danger Danger Gallery
August 10 Washington, DC—Subterranean A
August 11 Charlottesville, VA—Venue TBA
August 12 Durham, NC—The Layabout
August 13 Atlanta, GA—529
August 14 Athens, GA—Farm 255
August 15 Oxford, MS—Cats Purring Dude Ranch
August 16 Nashville, TN—Grimey’s Records Instore
August 18 Baltimore, MD—Venue TBA
August 20 North Hampton, NH—Runnymede Farm