London indie-folk band The Melodic returns to MOTR Pub on Thursday, April 3

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The Melodic
The Melodic

The Melodic
4/3/14
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 10pm, 21+

Brixton’s THE MELODIC have been garnering heaps of praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their effervescent blend of melodic English folk with African and Caribbean rhythmsThe band have just embarked on a seven week tour of the USA, which see’s them take to the road supporting label peers Saintseneca for a collection of dates leading into SXSW Festival in Austin (March 10-15). After SXSW, the band will take to the road for a 20 date tour with West African blues legends Tinariwen as well as playing a string of their own headline shows. Their debut album, EFFRA PARADE is out now.

Paste recently wrote of the young group,”with their bright melodies and bouncy, bare-boned instrumentation, The Melodic couldn’t be more aptly named. Percussion shuffles along as the group’s harmonies intertwine, coalescing into a soft yet poignant timbre that evokes shimmering memories of careless days.”

On a previous US tour with Johnny Flynn, The Melodic captivated packed venues with their unique and moving sound. Mother Jones wrote of a show in San Francisco, “The sold-out crowd showed up for Flynn, but gave The Melodic its full attention and was rewarded with a set of richly layered, harmony-laden, often upbeat, evocative music.”

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Tour Dates:
3/11-3/16 – SXSW Festival – Austin, TX
3/18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt w/Tinariwen
3/19 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre w/Tinariwen
3/20 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/Tinariwen
3/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Prince Music Theatre w/Tinariwen
3/22 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I w/Tinariwen
3/23 & 3/24 – Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Bowl w/Tinariwen
3/25 – Boston, MA- Paradise w/Tinariwen
3/26 – Ridgefield, CT- Ridgefield Playhouse w/Tinariwen
3/27 – Northampton, MA-  Iron Horse w/Tinariwen
3/28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall w/Tinariwen
3/29 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground w/Tinariwen
3/30 – Fall River, MA – Narrow Centre for The Arts (Headline show)
4/2 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage w/Tinariwen
4/3 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (Headline show)
4/4 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s w/Tinariwen
4/6 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar’s w/Tinariwen
4/8 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre w/Tinariwen
4/9 – St Louis, MO – Old Rock House w/Tinariwen
4/10 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar (Headline show)
4/11 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre w/Tinariwen
4/12 – Salt Lake City, UT- State Room w/Tinariwen
4/14 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern (Headline show)
4/15 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater w/Tinariwen
4/18 – St Grass Valley, CA – Centre for The Arts w/Tinariwen
4/19 – Berkeley, CA – Starry Plough (Headline show)
4/20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite (Headline show)
4/22 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (Headline show)