Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms

Sign up for our mailing list


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013


Acclaimed duo The Milk Carton Kids will celebrate the March 26th release of their Anti- debut album The Ash & Clay with a series of very special live performances in and around their hometown of Los Angeles.

The festivities commence with two shows on March 23rd and 24th in Ventura at the much beloved intimate venue Zoey’s (the site where the band recorded their first album Retrospect)

The events continue on the March 26th release date of the new record with an in-store performance at renowned Amoeba Records in Hollywood.

And finally, the band will host a very special event entitled The Milk Carton Kids Revue, an evening of collaboration-in-song on March 27th at Largo in Los Angeles. The night will offer musical and vocal accompaniment to performances from Ed Helms, Tom Brosseau, Joe Henry, Over The Rhine, Joe Purdy and Jill Sobule and additional guests yet to be announced.

The Milk Carton Kids consists of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. While the most obvious musical reference is the classic folk revival sound of twin acoustic guitars and matching harmonies, the band both expands and contradicts that rich legacy with highly inventive guitar lines and their intricately interwoven vocals. After forming in 2011, the duo quickly built a devoted following with the simple purity of their music and their celebrated deadpan stage humor.

Three songs from The Ash & Clay were recently featured in the acclaimed new Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon film Promised Land, meanwhile, the album is currently the number one most added record on the AMA radio chart (Americana Music Association) this week.

Performance Dates:

3/23 - Ventura, CA - Zoey's 3/24 - Ventura, CA - Zoey's 3/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records 3/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Milk Carton Kids Revue at Largo 4/17 – Nashville, TN - High Watt 4/18 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic 4/19 - Raleigh, NC - Casbah 4/22 – Philly, PA - World Cafe Downstairs 4/23 - Alexandria VA - Birchmere 4/25 - Boston - Brighton Music Hall 4/29 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark 4/30 – Chicago. IL - Lincoln Hall 5/2 – Denver. CO - Bluebird 5/6 - Salt Lake City, UT - State Room 5/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo 5/9 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo 5/10 – Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 5/12 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up 5/13 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall 5/15 – Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre 5/16 – Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern 5/19 - NYC - Bowery Ballroom

Browse by Artist

1664All Artists 97Tom Waits 69Mavis Staples 57Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 44The Milk Carton Kids
41Jolie Holland 40Bettye LaVette 37Man Man 35Tinariwen 33Tim Fite 33DeVotchKa 31Islands 31Grinderman 30Son Little 27Galactic 27Wilco 27Saintseneca 24Michael Franti and Spe... 23Glen Hansard 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 22Doe Paoro 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 21The Frames 20Joe Henry 19Booker T. Jones 19Sage Francis 18Christopher Paul Stell... 17John K. Samson 17Yann Tiersen 17Deafheaven 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16Jason Lytle 14Xenia Rubinos 14Prism Tats 14Delicate Steve 13Daniel Lanois 13Billy Bragg 13Andy Shauf 13The Drums 12Xavier Rudd 12Peter Silberman 11The Weakerthans 11Lyrics Born 11Rain Machine 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11The Antlers 11Calexico 10The Swell Season 10The Melodic 10So Much Light 10Cass McCombs 10Jade Jackson 10The Dream Syndicate 9Marianne Faithfull 9N.A.S.A. 9Cameron Avery 9Ryan Pollie 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Greg Graffin 8Cadence Weapon 8The Coup 7Elliott Smith 7Eddie Izzard 7Dead Man's Bones 7Alec Ounsworth 7Beth Orton 7Kelly Hogan 7Title Fight 7Ben Harper and Charlie... 7Richard Reed Parry 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Busdriver 6Os Mutantes 6Kate Bush 6Broken Twin 6Girlpool 6Yves Jarvis 5One Day As A Lion 5The Field 5Keaton Henson 5Beat Connection 5Japandroids 5Foxwarren 5Jeremy Ivey 4Ersi Arvizu 4Marketa Irglova 4Pops Staples 4Curtis Harding 4Rafiq Bhatia 4Combo Chimbita 4Boy Scouts 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Petra Haden 3Walter Wolfman Washing... 3Mothers 3Marc Ribot 3Wynonna 3Darrin Bradbury 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Jeff Tweedy 2Glitterer 2The Good Ones 1Tricky 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1Youth Group 1Blackalicious 1Antibalas 1Porter Wagoner 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1The Locust 1Rogue's Gallery 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1Simian Mobile Disco 1case/lang/veirs 1Merle Haggard 1Lido Pimienta 1Ben Harper 1Purr
See Full List+