Sufjan Stevens didn't get too far in his attempt to write an album for each state in the US.
Of the 50, he completed two--and then he kind of disappeared for a few years after the release of his Christmas album in 2006.
Maybe if he hadn't put more than 20 songs on each of his last two records, he would've gotten a bit closer to completing the collection.
Recently, though, he said he was giving up on his project--in tandem with contemplating quitting music altogether. That didn't exactly paint a bright future for the songwriter's career. But now he's back, and he'll be passing through town on Wednesday, October 20, for a performance at McFarlin Auditorium. Pre-sale tickets are available at Asthmatic Kitty for $35.
In local show announcement news, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios will be holding a Cats and Dogs Benefit for the Denton Humane Society on Saturday, September 11, featuring Shiny Around The Edges, Dust Congress, Brent Best, Chris Flemmons and many more. Tickets will be $6, and the doors open at 2 p.m.
More show announcements after the jump...
Billy Bob's Texas
Thursday, September 16 - Neal McCoy
Thursday, August 12 - Prima Donna, The Booze
Thursday, August 19 - Blixaboy, Yells At Eels, New Fumes
Thursday, August 26 - Marriage Material, Vulgar Fashion, Corporate Park, Embolism
Saturday, September 4 - Kiki, Opencloud, DragonLazer
Wednesday, August 11 - Sundress, Naomi Punk, Masters And Johnson
Saturday, August 14 - Shoot Low Sheriff
Wednesday, August 11 - Season To Risk, New Frontier Panthers, Geezer
Friday, August 13 - Daniel Folmer, Masonic, J. Charles
Tuesday, August 17 - True Widow DJ Set
Tuesday, August 31 - Ishi DJ Set
Sunday, September 5 - Parking Lot Pool Party with Rhymin' & Stealin'
Thursday, August 12 - JBM
Monday, August 16 - Music Movie Mondays - Flaming Lips - Blastula
Monday, August 23 - Music Movie Mondays - Mogwai - Special Moves
Monday, August 30 - Music Movie Mondays - Scott Walker - 30th Century Man
Friday, November 12 - Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Trishas, Matt King
Sunday, November 14 - Peter Rowan, Tony Rice
Tuesday, November 16 - Wolf Parade, Ogre You Asshole
Monday, November 29 - John McLaughlin
Friday, August 27 - Digo, Yeah Def, Fab Deuce, Guillamuenster
Friday, September 17 - Grupo Fantasma
House Of Blues
Sunday, September 12 - Lyfe Jennings
Thursday, November 4 - Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky
Saturday, November 6 - Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red & more
Tuesday, November 23 - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Saturday, January 29 - Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime, Scotty Don't
Friday, September 3 - Cafe Antarsia, Philippe Bertaud, Michael Tillman & others
Saturday, August 14 - Brunch with Bryan Wakeland
Sunday, August 15 - Charming Gardeners
Saturday, August 21 - Brunch with Jason Bonner
Sunday, August 22 - Brunch with Grant Jones
Sunday, August 29 - Brunch with Four Left Turns
Saturday, September 18 - Fever In The Funkhouse
Sunday, September 19 - Brunch with Grant Jones
Wednesday, October 20 - Sufjan Stevens
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Wednesday, October 27 - Interpol, White Rabbits
Poor David's Pub
Tuesday, August 31 - Baskery
September 1 - Bobby Long, Glitter Rose
September 4 - Claxton Welch Band, The Loners
September 25 - Faded Grace, Love vs. Hate, Benzley & more
Wednesday, August 11 - Will Johnson
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Sunday, August 22 - Video, Gestapo Kazi, We Are Brothers
Saturday, September 11 - Cats & Dogs Benefit for Denton Humane Society: Shiny Around The Edges, Dust Congress, Brent Best, Chris Flemmons & many more
Monday, October 25 - Envy, La Dispute, Touche Amore, And So I Watch You From Afar