The Tar Spangled Banner Tour

Sauls Williams as Niggy Tardust in The Tar Spangled Banner Tour

12 SXSW, Austin, TX [music]
13 SXSW, Austin, TX [music]
17 Plaza Club, Vancouver BC [music]
18 Aladdin, Portland, OR [music]
19 Neumo’s, Seattle WA [music]
21 Slims, San Francisco, CA [music]
22 Club Mercy, Santa Barbara, CA [music]
24 Casbah, San Diego, CA [music]
25 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA [music]
26 Clubhouse, Tempe AZ [music]
27 Chandler Gilbert Community College, Phoenix AZ [spoken word]
28 Estrella Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ [spoken word]
29 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM [music]
31 The Loft, Dallas TX [music]

01 Warehouse Live Studio, Houston TX [music]
03 The Parish, New Orleans LA [music]
04 The Loft, Atlanta GA [music]
06 Ramshead, Annapolis MD [music]
07 930 Club, Washington DC [music]
08 Paradise, Boston MA [music]
09 Irving Plaza, NY NY [music]
11 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA [music]
12 Iron Horse, Northampton, MA [music]
13 La Tulipe, Montreal QC [music]
14 Mod Club, Toronto ONT [music]
16 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor MI [music]
17 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH [music]
18 Martyrs, Chicago IL [music]
19 Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis MN [music]
21 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO [music]
22 Belly Up, Aspen CO [music]
23 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT [music]

Just got these tour dates in my inbox. Though I’m attending SXSW, it looks like I’ll be leaving before his shows on the 12th and 13th. Hey Saul, any chance of adding Fresno, CA to the list?

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust!

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust

“Side effects may include simply being who you are.”

Ask me what my favorite album is and I will tell you The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust! by Saul Williams.

Albums like this are a true rarity in my life, where both the music and lyrics work together as one, getting into my head, forever changing how I hear the world around me. I look forward to the weekends when find myself in my darkened listening space, pacing to the rhythms, yelling the words into my fist.

Instead of descending into a preachy speech as to why you need to own this, I’m giving you this link. You have the option of downloading it for free, or paying $5. The choice is yours.