April 15 is Tax Day in the U.S., so what better way to celebrate than throwing your hard-earned return at a bunch of Canadians?
The New Pornographers are coming back to the Valley for the first time since … well, I can’t remember. I’ve had to go to Tucson â€“ Neko Case’s former hometown â€“ the past two times to see them.
But thanks to Coachella â€“ The New Porns are playing there on April 16 â€“ the Phoenix/Tempe market serves as a hub of show activity for bands going to/returning from the festival. Because of this, I’ve heard that Neko and Dan Bejar of Destroyer will both be on hand for the Marquee Theatre concert, a treat that may not be afforded to the rest of the band’s tour stops. (If you’ve never witnessed Bejar perform with New Porns, you’ll definitely want to see this.)
And as if it couldn’t get better, Menomena, also playing Coachella, is scheduled to open.
Tickets are $23 advance and $25 day of show.
In the meantime, The New Porns released a new video for Moves, the leadoff track from 2010’s Together. It’s a fictional look at “the rise and rise of The New Pornographers.” Funny stuff and lots of familiar faces, if you consider Ted Leo dressed as Kathryn Calder familiar.