Click venues for more info:
3.4- Frederick, MD- Chocobo Sky Garden (House Show)
3.5- Asheville, NC- Warren Wilson College
3.6- Nashville, TN- Owl Farm
3.10- New Orleans, LA -The Mudlark Theatre w/ Marshall Lacount (of Dark Dark Dark) as XXXPRESSIONXXX
3.13- Austin, TX- OY VEY! sxsw day party- 15 minute set @ 12:30PM
3.13- Austin, TX- Girls Rock Austin sxsw day party @ Cherrywood Coffee- set time 6:45PM
3.14- Austin, TX- Bent Compass sxsw Party @ Club Rain- Set time 7:30PM
3.18- Huntington, WV- Funkytowne Collective
***stay in the loop in real time @ twitter.com/malblum
AND demo version of the song up for free download for 24 hours right here
northeast dates w/ broe broekbinder. click the poster. click it. click the venues for more info on specific shows.
11/27- New Haven, CT Cafe Nine (w/ An Historic & Jacket Thor!)
11/28- Providence, RI The Apartment**
11/29- Northampton, MA- Smith College
11/30- Holyoke, MA- Gateway City Arts**
12/1- Boston, MA - Lily Pad**
12/2- Cambridge, MA- Harvard University
12/3- Portland, ME- Flask Lounge
12/4- Allston, MA (House Show)- The Burrow
12/6- Lyndonville, VT- Lyndon State College
12/11- New York, NY- Mercury Lounge!!!
** w/ Erica Russo!
First... Baby's first CMJ show @ Deli Magazine's Official CMJ Antifolk Showcase @ Sidewalk Cafe
(click above for all dates/click venue names for info/rsvp)
10/19: New York, NY - Sidewalk Cafe (official CMJ showcase)
10/20: Lancaster, PA - NACA Mid Atlantic (showcasing artist- only open to NACA attendees)
10/21: Washington, DC- Busboys & Poets (5th & K) (w/ Stewart Lewis!)
10/22: Richmond, VA- Virginia Commonwealth University
10/24: Huntington, WV- Funkytowne
10/25: Columbus, OH- 83 Gallery
10/26: Pittsburgh, PA- Garfield Artworks
"Mal Blum's whimsical, melodic songs have been garnering her a devoted group of followers over the past several years. Like many songwriters of her caliber, Blum's strength lies in her words. She's willing to name-drop Harry Potter, toss a nod to vegans, or place her character in the throes of seafood poisoning - always with engaging lyrical imagery. While the songs themselves rarely address gender empowerment issues in an overt way, the discerning listener can pick out the themes. Blum's shows often serve as bonding experiences for fans with similar social concerns. And of course, everyone is there to hear a ton of great songs" - Ben Krieger (read Deli Mag issue #30 here)
In addition to acoustic guitar, Mal is now also playing a Godin 5th Ave Kingpin II at most shows and is proudly endorsing, Canadian company, Godin's ethically made and great sounding archtop series!
*Photo Credit: Jamie Philp Photography
Last minute solo shows enroute to showcasing at NACA Northern Plains Conference and a few northeast April shows!
(click the venues for more info/to rsvp on fb)
3/22- New York, NY- Sidewalk Cafe
3/24- Cincinnati, OH- Occupy Cincy Warehouse
3/25- Covington, KY- Pike Street Lounge
3/26- Chicago, IL- The Idea Factory
3/27- Milwaukee, WI- Brewing Grounds For Change
3/28- Eau Claire, WI- Infinitea
3/29- 31st Carleton College & NACA Northern Plains Conference (closed shows)
4/1- Rock Island, IL- Roxx-Tozz Quad Cities
4/2- Springfield, IL- Black Sheep Cafe
4/3- Bloomington, IN House Show
4/4- Pittsburgh, PA - House Show
4/12- Wheaton College*
4/14- Cambridge, MA- The Lily Pad w/ Zoe Boekbinder !!!!!!!!
4/19- New York, NY- Sidewalk Cafe Pt. 2 - early show with SECRET SURPRISE
4/21-Queer Music Fest @ Purchase College*
4/24- U of Maine Augusta*
4/26- BIDDEFORD, ME- The Oak & The Ax
*college shows may not be open to the public depending on the school, check the shows section for more info as it comes
Click venue name for more info (all Nov dates with Zoe Boekbinder, except for NACA Northeast Regional Conference):
Nov 2: Asheville, NC- Firestorm Cafe & Books
Nov 3: Asheville, NC- Warren Wilson College
Nov 4: Baltimore, MD- 2640 Space
Nov 5: New York, NY- Joe's Pub
**CLICK TO BUY TICKETS**
Nov 7: New Haven, CT- Neverending Books
Nov 8: Purchase, NY- Purchase College Student Center w/ Jeffrey Lewis
Nov 9: Clinton, NY- Hamilton College
Nov 10: Northampton, MA- Smith College
Nov 11: Cambridge, MA- The Lily Pad
Nov 12: Philly, PA- Burlap and Bean
Nov 17/18: Hartford, CT- NACA Northeast Regional Conference
Once upon a time, in a magical place known as Texas, Zoe Boekbinder and Mal Blum hatched a plan to join forces and go on an east coast/west coast tour together. THIS MONTH THEY TAKE THE WEST COAST. Click on the links to go to the FB event pages and pass the word on ! East coast dates will be booked for November, please email booking [at] malblum [dot] com if you are interested in securing a date or have any questions/concerns/etc.
WEST COAST 2k11
9.17- Santa Cruz, CA: http://on.fb.me/zoemal1
9.18- Sonora, CA: http://on.fb.me/zoemal2
9.19- LA w/ Gina Young!: http://on.fb.me/zoemalgina
9.23 - Nevada City, CA: http://on.fb.me/zoemal4
9.24 - Trinidad, CA: http://on.fb.me/zoemal5
9.25 - Portland, OR: http://on.fb.me/zoemal6
9.26 - Eugene, OR: Cozmic Pizza
9.27 - Seattle, WA - Beery House: http://on.fb.me/zoemal8
9.28 - Seattle, WA - Can Can: http://on.fb.me/zoemal9
9.29 - Cottage Grove, OR: http://on.fb.me/zoemal10
9.30 - Chico, CA : http://on.fb.me/zoemal11
10.1 - Davis, CA : http://on.fb.me/zoemal12
10.5 - San Francisco, CA: http://on.fb.me/zoemal13
Follow Mal & Zoe on the road:
Help us raise funds to record the new (m)album ! Watch the video below and visit http://bit.ly/2011malbum to donate for unique rewards (merch shwag, digital downloads, handwritten lyrics/tabs, guitar lessons, even a private concert/waffle party and more!) It's all or nothing funding, so we have 30 days to raise pledges to $5,000. What are you waiting for? Go check out the project page today!
Click on the links for more info and to RSVP to the shows! Or check the "shows" section for more info!
3/05 Brooklyn, NY The Launch Pad: http://bit.ly/yayfornyc
3/07 Baltimore, MD Cyclops Books: http://bit.ly/yayforbaltimore
3/08 Asheville, NC Warren Wilson College
3/09 Asheville, NC Firestorm Cafe: http://bit.ly/yayforasheville
3/10 Atlanta, GA The Music Room: http://bit.ly/yayforatlanta
3/12 Dallas, TX Bill's Records: http://bit.ly/yayfordallas
3/14 Dallas, TX Opening Bell Coffee (w/ Rachael Sage & Seth
3/17 Austin, TX PANCAKE BREAK-FEST @ Cherrywood Coffee
3/19 Austin, TX bMUSEd Showcase @ Oil Can Harry's
3/21 Austin, TX GayBiGayGay
3/25 Fayetteville, AR Smoke & Barrel: http://bit.ly/yayforfayetteville
3/29 Minneapolis, MN The Fine Line: http:bit.ly/yayforminneapolis
4/2 Northfield, MN Carleton College
4/3 Chicago, IL Pancho's: http://bit.ly/yayforchicago
4/8 Toledo, OH The Revolution Collective: http://on.fb.me/h4iRSc
4/13 Newark, NJ Rutgers
4/14 New York, NY Lit Lounge: http://on.fb.me/hbMM9N
4/21 Marlboro, VT Marlboro College: http://on.fb.me/hUNa5w
4/22 New York, NY The Delancey
4/23 South Hadley, MA Mount Holyoke College
4/27 Portland, ME- Local Sprouts with Sara Osgood!!
4/29 Boston, MA Cafe 939
4/30 Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase College
5/2 Providence, RI As220
Still in the process of confirming more shows/a few details. Please contact booking[at]malblum[dot]com if you'd like to help with setting something up, promoting, or lodging (or if you have any questions).
The music video for "Baltimore" off of "Every Time You Go Somewhere" premiered tonight on LOGO's NewNowNext Music! Watch the official video on Youtube below!
In honor of the video launch, please check out the NEW WEB STORE complete with adorable video-themed merch: tee-shirts, stickers, wind-up chompers and PHYSICAL CDS
Visit: HTTP://BIT.LY/MALSTOREBonus: anybody who buys something small or large off the new web-store this month gets a free digital download of "Baltimore" the track! For booking contact booking [at] malblum.com, for press contact: mgmt [at] malblum.com (replace [at] with @)
Stream to check it out before you buy:
Physical copies on the web/digital store coming in October!
To book Mal to come play at your college, university, venue, show, event, etc. this fall/winter please email Booking[at]malblum.com (replace [at] with @) !
Usher's "U Remind Me" Mal Blum style:
Mal Blum & Man&Dog July 2010 Tour Dates!:
Jul 21 2010 6:00P Baker Park Frederick, MD
Jul 22 2010 8:00P Cyclops Bookstore Baltimore, MD
Jul 23 2010 4:00P Eldert St. Garden Brooklyn, NY
Jul 24 2010 7:30P Burlap and Bean Newtown Square, PA Find Tickets
Jul 25 2010 9:00P The Dark Lady Providence, RI
Jul 26 2010 5:00P Radio Bean Burlington, VT Find Tickets
Jul 27 2010 8:30P PA'S Lounge Boston, MA Find Tickets
Jul 28 2010 8:30P Cousin Larry's Danbury, CT J
ul 29 2010 6:00P 1619 House Williamstown, NJ Find Tickets
For details/more info: http://malblum.com/shows/upcoming
Email questions to: booking[at]malblum.com (replace [at] with @)New album ("Every Time You Go Somewhere") now available on Itunes and Bandcamp (!)
Read a new blog post about the new album here!: A Comprehensive Guide to My New Album From Me to You
Photos and videos from tour are now up on the blog, along with album news, etc.: check them out by clicking here!
Speaking of album news, the new album is coming so soon!
ps: plans for a digital store are in the works, hang tight!
The music video for "Ode to Kulele" was nominated to be a Top Ten Video of 2009 on LOGO's The Click List! Please go vote, re-post, re-tweet, and tell all your friends: Click the banner to vote and watch the video, voting ends Dec. 1st:
New blog post and photos from October Southern tour and last week's college shows are up on the blog.
See the rest and read the blog by clicking here
Check out this brand new interview in The Queerist!
Lots of good news here at malblum.com !
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Some last minute house shows this week in Albany & Baltimore:
- May 19th: 98 Grand/98 Grand St./Albany, NY 7PM--House Show, $5
w/ Ryan Clover & Elliott Harvey
- May 21st Baker Park/121 N. Bentz St. /Frederick, MD 7PM--Park Show, $5
- May 23rd "4610 1/2"/4610 1/2 College Ave./Baltimore, MD 3PM--Backyard Show, donations!
Flyers for Maryland shows!!!
- May 21st:
- May 23rd:
Also, two video clips from the Kimya Dawson show, courtesy of Laura Diliberto:
Follow Mal Blum on Twitter!! www.twitter.com/malblum Happy Spring! -Malblum.com
Last weekend was the premiere and it is re-airing tonight at midnight. Keep an eye out for it re-running throughout the next couple of weeks!
February was an awesome month and Mal Blum had the opportunity to open for Hamell On Trial and Kimya Dawson.
We're currently planning a Mal Blum summer tour, keep checking back for dates as they are confirmed!
Two tracks off of Goodnight Sugarpop were recently featured on the Network of Revolutionary Musicians Summer '08 compilation, Mal spent the summer touring and traveling and is now back at school for Junior year at SUNY Purchase's music conservatory. The coming months have some exciting shows going on, including Oct. 3rd @ Fall Fest @ Purchase College (purchase, NY) , Oct. 4th @ Indie Music Night (hosted by Sarah Donner), Nov 7th @ The Sidewalk Cafe ( New York, NY) and Nov 13th @ Smith College ( Northampton, MA). Keep up to date by joining the mailing list, checking www.myspace.com/malblum, or the shows section of this very website! Also, now you can become a fan on facebook here:
Happy Autumn! -malblum.com
The picture for this month's news is a sample of the new Mal Blum patches you can buy in person at any upcoming Mal Blum shows (and perhaps eventually on the web).
In fact, a great time to pick one up is at 11pm tomorrow at Columbia University's legendary Postcrypt Coffeehouse. The venue is completely acoustic (not a mic in the house), seats 35 people and has housed some greats over the years (Dar Williams, Jeff Buckley, Ani Difranco, etc.) so expect a cozy and intimate show!
In other news, we're starting tracking this week for a brand new album to be released (hopefully) in April. Not sure yet if it's going to be an ep or a full length, keep checking back.
In other other news, plans for another summer tour are underway! Dates are not yet definite but we have a few super secret locations in mind. More details TBA at a later date.
There's also been some changes to the website. You'll notice a player up at the top with some songs that have already been recorded for the new album as well as some old favorites. You can also buy the original album on Itunes at: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=260933740&s=143441
7.03.07: 7:00PM: The Space: Hamden, Connecticut
7.09.07: 7:00PM: Abbey Lounge Pub: Somerville,
7.11.07: 9:15PM: Tazza Caffe: Providence, Rhode Island
7.14.07: 8:00 PM: Muddy Cup Coffee: Albany, New York
7.15.07: 8:00PM: The Weathervane Music Hall:
7.24.07: 7:00PM: BRAINWASH: San Francisco, California
7.29.07: 7:30PM: The Sidewalk Cafe: New York, New York
Additionally, you can now buy tracks directly off myspace at www.myspace.com/malblum
Hope summer is swell!
May has been a good month for mal blum with a lot of queer shows. Most enjoyable were: Trans-Action's (a trans activism group) benefit concert at Bluestockings Bookstore and SUNY Purchase's Pink Party (to celebrate the gender studies program @ suny purchase) w/ Boyskout.
There is a new video in the video section, it's a brand new song so go check it out!
June has tons of things coming up. Keep checking myspace (www.myspace.com/malblum) as well as the shows section on the website, or sign up for the mailing list to stay updated.
A few days ago, Deborah Singer of Hear/Say Magazine wrote the following about Mal Blum:
Who: Mal Blum
What: A talented artist that makes songs where you don’t want to miss a word. Her personality seems to really come out in her music.
On the Web: malblum.com
Sounds Like: Female version of Jack Johnson, plus a greater sense of humor.
Standout Single: “Time Bomb” (and the “Vegan Song” is great!)
On top of that, Mal Blum is scheduled to open for Melissa Ferrick and Animal at Wellesely College's annual "Rock for Choice" concert in April. Here is a flyer for the show:
Keep checking the "shows" section of the website or stop by the mal blum myspace at www.myspace.com/malblum to stay updated.