Neko Case Featured in the New York Times and Paste

The New York Times’ Daniel Menaker posts an extensive interview with Neko Case (Wild Thing) near her Tucson, AZ home for the papers’ magazine edition. The discussion covers Case’s troubled childhood, her love of animals and support for women’s reproductive rights, her early music career playing drums in several Tacoma, WA. and Vancouver, BC. bands, her start as a solo torch-twang performer backed by her band Her Boyfriends and her upcoming release “Middle Cyclone” (Anti-, March 3.)

If reading the NYT piece leaves you panting for more Neko Case (and judging by her fans at the show I attended a few years back, that is always the case) then check out Paste Magazin’e feature (and cover art) on the flame haired chenteuse.

Anti- records has confirmed the first leg of Case’s North American tour in support of Middle Cyclone . The 21 headlining dates will kick off in Austin, TX on March 31, and will see Case performing in some of the largest venues of her career. Case will be backed by her core band of Paul Rigby (guitar), Tom V. Ray (bass), Kelly Hogan (vocals), Jon Rauhouse (guitar) and Barry Mirochnick (drums). Crooked Fingers will open most dates.

Neko Case 2009 Tour:
3-31 Stubb’s BBQ Austin, TX
4-02 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA *
4-03 Trustees Theater Savannah, GA *
4-04 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL *
4-06 Toad’s Place Richmond, VA *
4-07 Mymandi Concert Hall Carrboro, NC *
4-08 9:30 Club Washington D.C. *
4-09 9:30 Club Washington D.C. *
4-10 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
4-11 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA *
4-13 Nokia Theatre New York, NY *
4-14 Nokia Theatre New York, NY
4-16 Le National Montreal, QC *
4-17 Trinity St. Paul’s United Church Toronto, ON
4-18 Trinity St. Paul’s United Church Toronto, ON
4-20 State Theater of Ithaca Ithaca, NY *
4-22 Charleston Civic Center Charleston, WV *
4-23 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH *
4-24 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL *
4-25 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI *
4-26 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN *
* W/ Crooked Fingers