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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

THE MILK CARTON KIDS Announce Special Performances

The Milk Carton Kids are back with a series of intriguing events this fall. The renowned Los Angeles duo will perform September 29th in "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis.”’ The concert, a benefit organized by The Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett, will take place at New York City's Town Hall and feature music inspired by the Coen Brothers' new film "Inside Llewyn Davis", set in the 1960's Greenwich Village folk music scene. Also performing are The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Jack White and more. The show is already sold out.

Then, the duo will be making its third appearance as musical guest on Garrison Keillor's widely popular radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" on October 26th in Memphis, TN.

The Milk Carton Kids have also just announced a series of North American headline dates for this fall, playing in further support of their album The Ash & Clay.

Finally, to close out the year the duo will return to Los Angeles in November to perform two different types of shows at Largo. The Milk Carton Kids Revue on November 12th will be a collaborative performance with special guests, highlighting the diverse range of artists the band has worked and toured with over its short 3 year span. This is the duo's second Revue at Largo, with past guests including Ed Helms, Joe Henry, Over the Rhine, Jill Sobule, Joe Purdy, John C. Reilly and others. Then on November 16th, TMCK will take the same stage as headliners playing two sets with an intermission to celebrate the band's year of touring in support of their record The Ash & Clay, released March 26th.

Acclaim For The Milk Carton Kids:
"The Milk Carton Kids transport with heartbreaking understatement. Extraordinary musical facility, both vocal and on vintage guitars, meets humor, smarts and style on an otherwise ordinary stage." - Huffington Post

"A sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation." - The New York Times "Both heartbroken and healed." - Filter

"the duo makes four sounds - two voices, two acoustic guitars - sounds as big as a prairie. It's modern roots music sun in close harmony with exquisite guitar work, but unselfconscious about any old-timey signifiers." - Los Angeles Times

"It's in the intellectual sophistication of their songs that their home environment can be observed, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre. " - Paste

"Bittersweet and beautiful" - San Francisco Chronicle

THE MILK CARTON KIDS Tour Dates:
2013-09-20 Chicago IL - Park West - supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-21 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College - Supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall - Supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-24 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre - Supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-25 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House - Supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-27 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center - Supporting Over the Rhine
2013-09-29 New York, NY - Town Hall - Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
2013-10-08 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
2013-10-09 Northampton, MA, Iron Horse Music Hall
2013-10-10 Portland, ME - Empire Dine & Dance
2013-10-12 Katonah, NY - Roots Music
2013-10-24 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
2013-10-26 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre - A Praire Home Companion
2013-10-27 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
2013-10-28 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
2013-10-29 Columbus, OH - Lincoln Theatre
2013-10-30 Knoxville, TN - The Bowery
2013-11-01 Asheville, NC - The Altamont Theatre
2013-11-02 Middletown, OH - DFA at Miami U.
2013-11-03 Birmingham, AL - Workplay
2013-11-04 New Orleans, LA - The Parish
2013-11-05 Houston,TX - McGonigel's Mucky Duck
2013-11-09 Elgin, IL - Arts Center at Elgin CC
2013-11-12 Los Angeles, CA - Largo - The Milk Carton Kids Revue
2013-11-14 Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2013-11-15 Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2013-11-16 Los Angeles, CA - Largo