2010 AF & BoM tour in the news

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    Press is starting to show up about the tour. I’ll update this thread ongoing.

    http://www.theaquarian.com/2010/01/03/adam-franklin-spent-bullets-and-melodies/

    Adam Franklin: Spent Bullets And Melodies

    -by Andrew Magnotta, January 3, 2010

    Adam Franklin
    Spent Bullets And Melodies
    By Andrew Magnotta
    After the successful reunion of his band, influential ’90s alt-rockers Swervedriver in 2007, singer/guitarist Adam Franklin has been keeping busy with a number of projects including the second full-length under his self-titled project last March called Spent Bullets. In January Franklin and his band called the Bolts Of Melody will embark on a U.S. tour starting in NYC in a 21-plus show at Mercury Lounge Jan. 5. $10 adv, 12 dos. myspace.com/toshackhighway.

    After the successful reunion of his band, influential ’90s alt-rockers Swervedriver in 2007, singer/guitarist Adam Franklin has been keeping busy with a number of projects including the second full-length under his self-titled project last March called Spent Bullets. In January Franklin and his band called the Bolts Of Melody will embark on a U.S. tour starting in NYC in a 21-plus show at Mercury Lounge Jan. 5. $10 adv, 12 dos. myspace.com/toshackhighway.

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    Pine Magazine interview
    http://www.pinemagazine.com/site/article/2092

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    http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2009/12/15/swervedrivers-adam-franklin-the-comet-jan-23

    WITH SONG AND VIDEO

    Upcoming / Love Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin @ the Comet Jan. 23
    Posted by Dave Segal on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Among shoegaze’s first wave of key figures, Swervedriver and Toshack Highway’s Adam Franklin has weathered the years better than most. His 2009 album Spent Bullets is a strong collection of mellowing/aging-with-dignity songs that more people need to hear. Franklin’s knack for melodic grandeur and aching beauty remains intact nearly two decades after Swervedriver’s halcyon days. For example, “It Hurts to See You Go” (off Spent Bullets) is a peak of poignancy for late-’00s rock.

    It’s weird that he’s playing the Comet this late in his career, but it’ll be cool to witness this master of muscular, emotive rock in an intimate space. Here’s hoping he throws in some Swervedriver tunes to sweeten the deal, including that group’s peak moment (see bottom video)

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    http://www.nycgo.com/index.cfm?event=view.eventdetails&id=216656

    January 5, 2010
    8:00pm
    Mercury Lounge
    217 E Houston St between Essex and Ludlow Sts
    Manhattan, NY 10002

    * advance $10, day of show $12

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    Time Out NY Adam Franklin leads the recently reunited ’90s English band Swervedriver, whose sound flits among shoegaze, grunge and Smashing Pumpkins-like malaise. Expect more of the same with his solo act tonight. Robert Pollard collaborator Doug Gillard is a very able indie-popsmith, whose bittersweet, nimbly wordy work draws meaningfully on the likes of Elvis Costello. Opener Regia goes for a pleasantly wispy Elliott Smith vibe.

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    http://www.avclub.com/dc/events/adam-franklin-and-bolts-of-melody-the-jet-age-and,144653/

    event Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody

    Also Playing: The Jet Age and Office Of Future Plans

    * Adam Franklin

    DC9
    DC9
    1940 Ninth St. NW
    Washington D.C. DC 20001
    202-483-5000

    * Wed Jan 6 9 pm
    Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody, The Jet Age, and Office Of Future Plans at DC9

    With a frontman involved with so many other projects, it’s surprising to find that Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody has the focus of a single-minded band. Franklin, the band’s guitarist, singer, and chief songwriter, got his start with Oxford’s mid-’80s outfit Shake Appeal before founding seminal shoegaze band Swervedriver, and later forming the more space-oriented Toshack Highway. These days, Franklin balances obligations to the revitalized Swervedriver with Magnetic Morning, his co

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