Backyard Tire Fire rockin'

Lately I’ve been seeing more and more buzz surrounding Backyard Tire Fire, a new addition to the live music scene in the past few years but quickly becoming recognizable nationwide. They’ve played festivals. They’ve toured like crazy. They stay close to home to keep their base strong.

They also keep their recording relatively tight. After last year’s late release of Skin and Bones [ep], they start 2007 with the announcement of their full-length release, Vagabonds and Hooligans. Their road manager sent me a copy and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this release ever since.

Here’s a sample…

They’re definitely hitting the road in support of this new record and they’re hosting an exciting looking CD release show right here in Chicago at the Double Door. Jay Bennett from ex- fame and Death Ships open the show. , you read that correctly — Jay Bennett is opening for . And enough, I Am Trying to Break Your was on the Sundance channel last night and I only caught the tail-end (sans Bennett). Oh well.

Full tour dates after the jump.


* 02-02 Eau Claire, WI Stones Throw
* 02-03 Neenah, WI Cranky Pat’s
* 02-08 Carbondale, PA Hangar 9
* 02-09 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
w/ Will Hoge, The Drams, Matt Mays & El Torpedo
* 02-10 Iowa City, IA The Picador
w/ Death Ships
* 02-16 , IL NV Lounge
Death Ships
* 02-17 Chicago, IL Double Door
Jay Bennett and Death Ships

Co-bill tour with William Elliot Whitmore:
* 02-19 Columbus, OH The
* 02-20 , PA Garfield Artworks
* 02-21 Syracuse, NY Funk n’ Waffles
* 02-22 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
* 02-23 Mount Vernon, NY Bayou
* 02-24 Harrisburg, PA Appalachian Brewing Company
* 02-25 Baltimore, MD Sonar
* 02-26 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
* 02-27 Raleigh, NC Hideaway BBQ
* 02-28 Wilmington, NC Soapbox
* 03-01 Richmond, VA Empire

* 03-15 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
* 03-31 Moorhead, MN Broken Axe
* 04-13 Live Oak, FL
w/ , Gov’t Mule, The Band, Nickel Creek, Phonograph
* 04-18 Newport, KY Southgate House
* 04-19 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
* 06-08 Festival
w/ Alejandro Escovedo, Bobby Bare , , ,

Previously: Backyard Tire Fire Photos from Summer Camp 2006, From the Road: Ed Anderson