Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Dandy Warhols: New Charity, Warfield On Saturday

In the wake of their latest record, Earth To The Dandy Warhols, the Portland-based rockers have apparently been quite busy. According to pitchfork, the band has launched a new charity that involves bands collaborating on tracks in the Dandies' studio "The Odditorium". All the proceeds from this program, called "Breath Easy" go to the Three Rivers Land Conservancy. Some of the big names on board include Spoon, J Mascis, and Saul Williams. You can click through to the pitchfork link, or watch the trailer above for a little taste of what's in store. For us, this really seems like one of those "wait and see" moments. The idea sounds great (and fun!) in practice, but the proof is in the pudding, no?

Obviously, the band is also touring in support of the new record. Lucky for you - they'll be at The Warfield on Saturday night! Seeing the Dandies live is quite a different experience from their records: far more droney and jammy than one might expect. It's a quite a bit of fun, and we highly recommend it. However, make sure you come prepared with your concert endurance: we've seen their gigs stretch out to the three hour mark...

As of the moment, tickets are still available.