Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Cairo Gang Florida Freebies

By | April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments

This news from Chicago-based indie record label Drag City is awesome:

Just before June shuts down the month of May, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang will instigate the people of Florida to be free. But not from the silly stage of some paid-entry club, with their foolish drinks and age requirements. No, Bonny & Cairo are people who like to do things for people. That’s why, from the Pensacola panhandle to the beaches of Miami, America’s most famous peninsula has in-stores in store for them!

Yes. Seven Floridian record stores will host free performances open to all. There is no concert after the in-store, there is no secret show to ferret out — just one show per city as free as free can be.

So clean your swamp shoes, feed your alligators early and pack the bowl on the way, ‘cause this is a one time deal. May 25th – 31st will be forever known as that week you borrowed your friend’s E-Z pass to hit the road and drive, like a whole half hour away, to see Bonny and the gang from Cairo play in a sweaty outpost where you bought that 60’s comp back in high school. Sure, get high — but maintain your recall please, so that you can tell us all about it, ‘cause there ain’t no way we’re going down to Florida unless it starts and ends with Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

The freebie tour includes a May 30 in-store at Radio-Active Records in Ft. Lauderdale and a May 31 show at Sweat Records. See the full Florida schedule and my favorite BPB song after the jump.

May 25 Revolver Records, Pensacola

May 26 Hear Again Music & Movies, Gainesville

May 27 Budget Records, St. Augustine

May 28 Park Ave CDs, Orlando

May 29 Mojo Books & Music, Tampa

May 30 Radio-Active Records, Ft. Lauderdale

May 31 Sweat Records, Miami


2 Comments on “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Cairo Gang Florida Freebies”

  1. 1 arielle said at 10:42 pm on April 5th, 2011:

    ahhhhhh. this is so awesome. i can’t believe i want to go to miami to see a good show. i saw bonnie + cairo gang in a “someone’s basement” kind of set up in brooklyn not too long ago and it was awesome. he played like 5 encores. he was kind of the last one to leave.

  2. 2 William said at 11:14 am on April 6th, 2011:

    Sweet. Seriously thinking about flying home for this one


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