Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 1:35 PM
Mike Patton Announces Loveage
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Somewhere sandwiched in between Mike Pattonís new bands Tomahawk and Fantomas is Lovage, the hip hop-lounge side project outfit. The Serge Gainsbourg-inspired quartet also includes Gorillaz member Dan The Automator, Dj Kid Koala and vocalist Jennifer Charles Of Elysian Fields. A debut album was released earlier this year entitled Nathaniel Merriweather presents Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Ladyand featured guest appearances by Prince Paul, De La Soul's Maseo and Damon Albarn. The album is a sort of spin-off of Dan The Automatorís Handsome Boy Modeling School concept album, which was inspired by Chris Elliotís cult series Get A Life. Merriweather is a character from Handsome Boy Modeling School.
Lovage take their name from the herb that is said to be of benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas.
Loveage tour dates are as follows:
1/7/02 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
1/8/02 San Francisco, CA, Slim's
1/8/02 Seattle, WA I-Spy
1/10/02 Vancouver, Canada Richard's on Richards Cabaret
1/12/02 Minneapolis, MN First Ave.
1/13/02 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1/15/02 Toronto, Canada Phoenix Concert Theater
1/16/02 Cambridge, MA Middle East
1/17/02 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom