It’s admittedly been a while since the words “hot new teenage brother duo from Long Island” have caught our attention, and yet that’s exactly what the Lemon Twigs have been able to do over the past few weeks. The pop group, led by Hicksville’s Brian and Michael D’Addario, roll into Providence’s Columbus Theatre on Wednesday (October 5) and Allston’s Brighton Music Hall on Thursday (October 6), but not before some heady praise and a killer late-night television appearance.
Last week, the Lemon Twigs made their network TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, bringing their multi-pronged, decade-spanning soft rock smarts to a national audience via summer single “These Words”. According to BrooklynVegan, bandleader Questlove gave the group on hell of a top-of-show plug, declaring: “If you take the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Sgt Peppers by the Beatles and maybe Odessey and Oracle by the Zombies and filter it through a bunch of 15-year kids… That’s what this is.”
As Morrissey once said, heavy words are so lightly thrown.
“These Words” will be included on the Lemon Twigs’ upcoming 4AD debut album Do Hollywood, and that’s out October 14. This week’s New England tour dates are part of an extended run with the also-fantastic Sunflower Bean, and Thursday’s Allston show includes hometown support from Burglary Years.
That’s quite the Thursday night.
The Lemon Twigs: Tour 2016
October 05 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
October 06 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
October 07 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
October 09 The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
October 19 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
October 20 Mahall’s Lakewood, OH
October 21 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
October 22 The Frequency Madison, WI
October 23 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
October 24 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
October 27 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
October 28 The Fox Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
October 29 Analog Theater Portland, OR
October 31 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
November 02 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
November 04 Billboard-Live! Salt Lake City, UT
November 05 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
November 08 Proud Larrys Oxford, MS
November 09 Exit/In Nashville, TN
November 10 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
November 11 The Pinhook Durham, NC
November 12 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC